(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
THE CRITERIA OF A QUALIFIED BUDDHIST CULTIVATOR
Caller: Master Lu, may I know the criteria of a qualified Buddhist cultivator?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Perform good deeds and do no evil. Uphold the Five Precepts and practise the Ten Good Deeds, and you are a qualified Buddhist cultivator. Take refuge in the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha wholeheartedly. When you see the Bodhisattva, you are ‘taking refuge in the Buddha’. When you come across the Dharma or my teachings, you are ‘taking refuge in the Dharma’. And what does ‘taking refuge in the Sangha’ means? It means that although you have yet become a monk or nun, you have devoted to genuine cultivation, and abiding by the precepts as the monks and nuns are doing.< About Spiritual Cultivation