(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
RICE IS ONLY A STOPGAP WHEN THERE ISN’T ENOUGH INCENSE ASHES IN INCENSE BURNER
Caller: I currently fill the incense burner with rice and it has now been infested with weevils due to the hot weather. Before refilling the incense burner with fresh rice, I would like to know whether it is alright to fry the rice with a pan or dry them with a heater to prevent a weevil infestation.
Master Jun Hong Lu: Rice is a stopgap while accumulating incense ashes. When there is sufficient ashes, you may use a sieve to remove the rice and eventually fill up your incense burner with incense ashes instead. Avoid filling it with rice. Do you understand?
Caller: I understand.
Master Jun Hong Lu: There is no reason for you to feed your incense burner with rice!
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