(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
PRAY TO GUAN YIN BODHISATTVA BEFORE SHARING INSPIRATIONAL STORY
Caller: Hi Master Lu, one of our dharma friends recovered from illness after practising your Buddhist practice. When asked about his health condition, he’d answer honestly, “I am much better now than before.” When sharing his story to inspire people to learn Buddhism, he would say, “By following this Buddhist practice diligently, my health has greatly improved.” However, he experienced bad luck shortly after saying so. Is there any reason behind it?
Master Jun Hong Lu: It’s very simple. He needs to include a few more words in his prayer to Guan Yin Bodhisattva before sharing his story. Otherwise, he is just showing off, and revealing the divine secrets. This will only serve to invite spirits to hold him back. However, most people don’t understand this. That is why you hear people warn against bragging about having a successful career or improved health conditions. In fact, many people get sick soon after they brag about their health, because doing so attracts jealous spirits to put a spanner in the works.
Therefore, before sharing your personal story, you have to include a few words in your prayer to Guan Yin Bodhisattva: “May Guan Yin Bodhisattva bless me and protect me. Today I share my story to inspire people to learn Buddhism. I am doing this for the benefit of sentient beings; I want to learn compassion from Guan Yin Bodhisattva and to help sentient beings. May Guan Yin Bodhisattva bless me and help transform my good deeds into merits.” Once you say the prayer, everything will be fine. So, make sure you do so before sharing your inspirational story.
Caller: Now I understand! Thank you, Master Lu!
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