(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
WHAT WILL CAUSE THE BURNING OF ONE’S FOREST OF VIRTUES?
Caller: Master Lu, besides a bad mouth and a hot temper, what other factors would cause the burning of one’s Forest of Virtues? Please enlighten us.
Master Jun Hong Lu: The burning of the Forest of Virtues is caused by negative flames within our heart, thus, hating or cursing others behind their back would set flame to one’s Forest of Virtues. One’s merits will be depleted rapidly if he frequently curses or bears hatred behind others back. In short, it makes no difference, be it scolding others in person, behind their back or within our heart; they will all lead to depletion of one’s merits.
Caller: Thank you Master Lu for your kind explanation.