(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
IS IT GOOD TO HAVE OUR NEGATIVE KARMAS ACTIVATED EARLIER?
Caller: For Buddhist practitioners, is it good to have our negative karmas activated earlier? As with that, it not only allows us to grow in wisdom but also to eliminate negative karmas in advance, hence the opportunity to repay our karmic debts while we are young. Is that right, Master Lu?
Master Jun Hong Lu: It is indeed good to repay karmic debts earlier for those who are enlightened or with a higher state of mind. However, for those who are not so determined in learning Buddhism, the sufferings that occur one after another since they started to perform recitation, may cause them to waver in their faith, and start wondering, “I don’t even need to undergo so much sufferings prior to my practising Buddhism”. Eventually, their desire to practise will be affected and they might even stop learning Buddhism for good. Don’t you think you are literally cutting off their wisdom-life? Moreover, a lot of those retributions that usually happen to aged people on their deathbed began to ripen earlier. Do you think they could endure that?
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