(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
A PERSON WHO NEITHER PRACTICES CULTIVATION OF MIND AND CONDUCT NOR PERFORMS VIRTUOUS DEEDS, SHALL LEAD HIS LIFE DESTINED BY HIS FATE
Caller: Master, if a person neither practices cultivation of mind and conduct nor performs any virtuous deeds, does it mean that he will lead a predestined life?
Master Jun Hong Lu: That’s right. He will have to take what fate serves him. For example, if you are fated to die at the age of 33 and even though you are not aware of what cultivation is all about, you have been consistently performing virtuous deeds. When you encounter the karmic obstacle at the age of 33, you may be able to escape death, but end up being disabled. On the contrary, if you are fated to be doing fine at the age of 33 but you have been doing numerous bad deeds, when you encounter a karmic obstacle, you might not be able to survive the obstacle and you meet your fate. As such, it is highly dangerous to just leave life to fate, because you have absolutely no control over what is going to happen to you. As for us, being Buddhist practitioners, at least we are able to have control over our bad fate and destiny. That is why leaving life to fate is dangerous.
Caller: Yes. There is a fellow practitioner who repeatedly dreamed about a traffic accident on the day before and on the day after his birthday. He then started to prepare himself by performing daily recitation of additional Little Houses and scriptures. Three days later, his car skidded on’ black ice’ (a thin coating of glaze on the road surface) and crashed into the roadside. He escaped unscathed. The impending karmic calamity was averted just like that.
Master Jun Hong Lu: You see? If you do not practise Buddhism and just let fate dictate you, you will end up meeting your fate in a traffic accident, just like how it appeared in your dream.< About Spiritual Cultivation