(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
HOW TO INSTANTLY REVERSE ONE’S STATE OF MIND TO AVOID BEING AFFECTED BY NEGATIVE EMOTIONS?
Caller: Master Lu, when we are confronted with unhappy events or obstacles in life, how do we reverse our state of mind instantly and let go of the past? Can you please advise us?
Master Jun Hong Lu: That requires Wisdom.
Caller: Can you elaborate?
Master Jun Hong Lu: I myself am able to do so. When I’m very upset, I can laugh within seconds and get over it immediately. Why is it so? Because I know that even if I am a little bit unhappy now, I am doing it for the sake of all sentient beings and not for myself. Once I have given them a piece of my mind for their sake, I would feel that the matter has been resolved. I would not then continue to allow myself to be angry, sad or suffer because of others’ wrongdoings.
Caller: I see. Master Lu, I know that you are able to change your emotional state very quickly, but how do we achieve the same?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Through practice. Always remember these words of advice: When you get scolded by someone and feel angry, for instance, immediately remind yourself, “I’m a Dharma practitioner, why should I be angry?” This is the first pointer. Second, “Hey, they are committing a sin, I shall not follow suit”. Third, “I’m not angry, so you can’t do anything to me!” Keep these three pointers in mind. You will cool down immediately by recalling these pointers whenever your anger is triggered.< About Spiritual Cultivation