(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA’S (DI ZHANG WANG PU SA) DISCOURSE IN A DREAM:
DAILY CULTIVATION AND RECITATIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT; LAGGING BEHIND IN DAILY HOMEWORK WILL NOT PRODUCE RESULTS IN THE FUTURE
Caller: Two days ago, a Buddhist practitioner dreamt of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva giving her guidance: Daily cultivation and recitations are very important and the accumulated energies are very large. If we are not diligent, a day’s shortfall in our homework will not produce any result for catching up that day’s work in the future. After that, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva gave her an idea about the law of conservation of energy, because the Buddhist practitioner had indeed procrastinated and accumulated her daily homework when she was tired and doing all the accumulated recitations incessantly in a day. Sometimes, her thoughts wandered and she felt very irritable. This time, she could feel Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva telling her that those improper thoughts were actually her previous life’s karma. Master Lu, please enlighten us.
Master Jun Hong Lu: Firstly, this Buddhist practitioner has a very deep affinity with Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. Secondly, I can vouch for the fact that Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva had indeed said all those words, because while you were delivering your speech just now, I saw Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. And thirdly, let me tell you, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva has a very loving kindness towards mankind and he felt sad that sentient human beings are heading towards the realm of hell in their lifetimes. This is due to the ignorance of the daily lifestyle to which each phase must pay attention.
Caller: Master Lu, is this to say that we must not lag behind in our daily homework?
Master Jun Hong Lu: It is not good to lag behind in homework. Shortfalls for one or two days are alright, but over prolonged periods they will become a retraction. Let me ask you, if you are absent from school for one or two days, you can apply medical leaves because of a health issue. However, if you did not attend school for a whole month, would you not retreat from schooling?
Caller: Yes, indeed. Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva has been concerned all along with the Buddhist practitioner’s cultivation in Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. There was a time where she procrastinated reciting the daily Eighty-Eight Buddhas Great Repentance for a week and then did all the recitations incessantly over the weekend.< About Spiritual Cultivation