(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
NOT RETURNING BORROWED MONEY IS CONSIDERED MAKING ILLICIT GAINS
Caller: Is it right to say that, at the Guan Yin Hall, if a Buddhist friend borrowed some money and did not make a repayment, he is considered to have made an illicit gain?
Master Jun Hong Lu: This is not a good trait. Borrowing money without repaying is considered making illicit gains. The fact that you have failed to return the money has altered the fundamental nature of the arrangement. The essence of borrowed money will remain unchanged if it is returned. Otherwise, it will have no ethical difference from robbery, cheating and theft.< About Spiritual Cultivation