(Master Jun Hong Lu’s Call-In Radio Program)
RESENTMENT FOR OTHERS IS CONSIDERED TO BE A FORM OF GREED
Caller: Master Lu often teaches us not to be greedy, expressing ideas such as, ‘Nobility is obtained through contentment’. May I ask, is resentment for others considered to be a form of greed as well?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Absolutely. Feelings of resentment for others arises out of failure to get what you want, hatred, jealousy, or because you feel that he or she is not as good as you are. Aren’t these elements of greed? Don’t you think these feelings are caused by desires?
Master Jun Hong Lu: What has the character of other people got to do with you?
Caller: I see.
Master Jun Hong Lu: These feelings are all due to your own greed. For example, think of how you feel when you see a person who is better looking than you. There’s nothing you can do about this fact. However, you have your own strengths as well.
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