(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
CONNECTION TO THE HEAVENLY ENERGY IS BETTER ON THE 1ST AND 15TH DAYS OF LUNAR MONTHS, AND OTHER SIGNIFICANT BUDDHISM FESTIVALS
Caller: A fellow practitioner has discovered that he is in good form when reciting scriptures on the 1st and 15th days of Lunar Calendar months and on other significant Buddhism festivals. Is it true that it is easier to be connected to the Heavenly energy on these days?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Yes, of course. There are additional heavenly blessings on those days. For example, when we hold Dharma Conventions – many Bodhisattvas are present. The 1st and 15th day of the lunar months, are days where Bodhisattvas get-together in Heaven, it is a day they descend to the human world to save sentient beings, and to visit all of us the disciples of the Buddha. Bodhisattvas know that we are gathered in the Guan Yin Citta Local Chapters on these days and as such they will visit us.
Caller: Is it right to say that it is scheduled by Heaven for Bodhisattvas to visit the human realm and bless the people on the 1st and 15th days of the Lunar Calendar as well as Commemorative days of the Buddha and Bodhisattvas?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Not necessarily on those days, but basically this is the case. This is because the 1st and 15th days of the Lunar Calendar months are days of festivities in Heaven.< About Festival and Special Days