(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
AS WE REACH CERTAIN STATE IN OUR CULTIVATION, WE WILL TEND TO BE WATCHFUL OF SPEECH KARMA AND TALK LESS
Caller: Master Lu, a fellow Buddhist friend realised lately that she has become more reserved in speech. She dislikes communicating with others and has trouble expressing herself. Are these symptoms of mild depression or is it a positive state, as cultivators are supposed to guard against verbal karma by talking less and performing more recitation?
Master Jun Hong Lu: These are all possibilities.
Caller: I see.
Master Jun Hong Lu: When your cultivation reaches a certain state, your wisdom will take on a higher ground. You will start to feel that talking is an utter waste of time and energy in the human realm. You will gradually realise all words spoken leads to the creation of karma, hence you will refrain yourself from doing so. A person who takes restraint in karma creation, is a person of few words. Do you understand?
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