(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
HOW DO MERITS AND VIRTUES ELIMINATE NEGATIVE KARMA
Caller: When we pray to Guan Yin Bodhisattva about using our merits and virtues to eliminate negative karma in the case where spirits are present, are those merits and virtues used directly to repay the spirit? Or they could be used as a substitute for Little Houses (a combination of Buddhist texts) to reduce the number of Little Houses required to repay the spirit?
Master Jun Hong Lu: It is difficult for merits and virtues to be used as a substitute for Little Houses. In fact, merits and virtues serve to enhance one’s energy. A person with stronger energy recites more powerful Little Houses. While other people’s Little Houses may have 50% power, the Little Houses recited by those with stronger energy can have 70%-80% power. The latter will be more effective, of course.
In addition, when you have energy, you can store that energy for later use, such as avoiding disasters or mishaps. While others may be left helpless when stricken by calamities and disaster, you, with enough energy, can get away with them as soon as you pray. For example, when someone causes you trouble, you can pray to Guan Yin Bodhisattva to bless you and eliminate that misfortune. A few days later, that person may stop bugging you. On the contrary, for a person with little merits and virtues, even if he prays, he won’t be able to avoid trouble.
Caller: Thank you, Master Lu.< About the Little House