(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
CAN ONE REGULATE HIS “YIN YANG” ENERGY AND THE FIVE ELEMENTS THROUGH RECITING BUDDHIST SUTRAS AND MANTRAS?
Caller: Master, as a Buddhist practitioner, how do we regulate and balance our “Yin Yang” Energy and the “Five Elements”?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Practising Buddhism is indeed regulating one’s “Yin Yang” Energy and the “Five Elements”. For example, you used to be bad-tempered before practising Buddhism. Now that you have started to practise Buddhism and learnt to cultivate your mind, you know that you need to control your temperament. As such, you no longer argue or fight but speak politely to the others. Thus, you have become more tolerant and broad-minded. You have regulated these elements as a result. Practising Buddhism is the best way to regulate one’s “Yin Yang” Energy and the Five Elements. Having the best “Feng-shui” is still not as effective as reciting Buddhist sutras and mantras.
Caller: The Five Elements are metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Some people may have more of certain elements than the other (e.g., some have more elements of ‘earth’ whereas some have more elements of ‘water’). Is it right to say that, through practising Buddhism and reciting sutras and mantras, one is able to regulate these elements?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Correct. With the power of Bodhisattva, one is able to resolve the imbalance among these elements. Placing a piece of wood or putting a bucket of water at home etc. can only balance these elements temporarily but it cannot solve the problem once and for all. Reciting Buddhist sutras and mantras, on the other hand, is a way to truly solve the problem.
Caller: Master Lu, in the same context, some people lack the water element, while others lack the wood or the metal element. Are they able to enhance these elements by reciting Buddhist sutras and mantras?
Master Jun Hong Lu: That’s right. Let’s use someone who lacks the metal element as an example. If he doesn’t practise Buddhism, he might adorn himself with gold decorations as a solution. This could help but the effect is very limited. For a Buddhist practitioner, reciting sutras and mantras is like blessing yourself with the golden glitter of Bodhisattva. By doing so, do you think the person still lacks the metal element?
Caller: No, not anymore.< About Performing Recitation