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WHY SOME PRAYERS GET ANSWERED MORE SWIFTLY THAN OTHERS?

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(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)

 

WHY SOME PRAYERS GET ANSWERED MORE SWIFTLY THAN OTHERS?

 

Caller: There are some Buddhist friends who have been performing recitation for a few years, however their prayers remained unanswered.  On the other hand, there are others whom had their prayers answered even though they had only performed recitation for merely a few months.  What could be the reason for this since in both cases, their practices were the same, i.e. making great vows, performing recitation of Buddhist scriptures and performing life liberation.  Even though the determination of the former group of people is relatively strong, they just do not seem to be able to succeed.

 

Master Jun Hong Lu: Let me quote you a simple example.  Two people were down with colds.  Both went to the hospital to receive jabs, but only one managed to bring his fever down.  Can you tell me why?

 

Caller: Could it be that the condition of one was more serious than the other?

 

Master Jun Hong Lu:  That’s right.  One of them has weightier karmic obstacles.  Secondly, one is in better health than the other. 

 

Caller: I understand now.  If they have yet to achieve what they set out to, that shows that they have to put in even more effort. 

 

Master Lu: When the day comes that they succeed, others will think, “whoa!  This person got his prayer answered so swiftly!  Why is my prayer not answered till now?”  The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

 

Caller: I understand now.  Thank you, Master Lu.

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