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HOW TO ATTAIN A STATE OF ABSOLUTE DISCIPLINE?

Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse 

(Question 253)

6 September 2018

 

HOW TO ATTAIN A STATE OF ABSOLUTE DISCIPLINE?

 

Question:  What should we do to achieve a more profound, higher and stricter level of discipline; how can a state of absolute discipline be attained?

 

Answer:  In order to gain wisdom and the power of concentration, one must observe the precepts; and the level of wisdom that one gains is in proportion to their strictness on discipline.  Lacking in discipline makes the attainment of wisdom and concentration impossible.  On the same note, only through observing the discipline of Bodhisattva can one gain the wisdom of a Bodhisattva.  To reiterate, the level of wisdom and concentration one gains is directly proportional to the amount of effort one puts into disciplining oneself.  Hence, in the three studies of Buddhism: Precepts, Concentration and Wisdom; all three studies are mutually necessary.

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