(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
DEVELOP COMPASSION AS ONE’S THOUGHTS ARE OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE WHEN PERFORMING LIFE LIBERATION
Caller: Master Lu, if we liberate softshell turtles with the wish to extend our lifespan, do we need to ensure the survival of the turtles?
Master Jun Hong Lu: If you release softshell turtles that have already died, do you think it is considered ‘liberating lives’?
Caller: I think what this Buddhist friend meant was, at the point of liberation, the turtles were still alive. However, they did not survive after which.
Master Jun Hong Lu: How would they know? Life and death spares no one. What is most important in performing life liberation is the thoughts you have at the point of performing the act.
Caller: I see. That means the idea of a successful life liberation lies in one’s intention and it has nothing to do with what happens after the liberation …
Master Jun Hong Lu: Glad you know that. How many years can you make the fish live? Rather, life liberation is about the cultivation and the development of compassion in us.
Caller: I understand. Thank you Master Lu.
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