WEAR PROPER ATTIRE WHEN OFFERING INCENSE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 197) 28 December 2017 WEAR PROPER ATTIRE WHEN OFFERING INCENSE Question: When offering incense and paying respect to Buddha, is it alright to leave our outer garment unbuttoned or unzipped? Answer: That is improper and disrespectful. How can you leave your clothes unbuttoned when you pay respect to the […]

DURING INCENSE OFFERING, CAN IMPROPERLY-POSITIONED INCENSE BE REMOVED AND RE-INSERTED?

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Wenda20190802 52:39 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) DURING INCENSE OFFERING, CAN IMPROPERLY-POSITIONED INCENSE BE REMOVED AND RE-INSERTED? Caller: A fellow practitioner would like to know whether it is alright to remove and re-insert incense that is either tilted or not firmly positioned in the incense burner. Master Jun Hong Lu: Yes, you may […]

INCENSE AND OIL LAMPS MAY BE LIT WHEN PARTICIPATING IN ONLINE GROUP STUDY ON BUDDHISM FROM HOME

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Wenda20200809 01:10:03 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) INCENSE AND OIL LAMPS MAY BE LIT WHEN PARTICIPATING IN ONLINE GROUP STUDY ON BUDDHISM FROM HOME Caller: Hello Master. When participating in online group study on Buddhism from home, can we offer incense and light the oil lamps on the Buddhist altar when there is […]

WIPING THE INCENSE BURNER TO PRAY FOR WEALTH IS CONSIDERED A WISH FOR WORLDLY AND HEAVENLY BLESSINGS, AND WILL EXPEND ONE’S MERITS

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Wenda20200209 35:15 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) WIPING THE INCENSE BURNER TO PRAY FOR WEALTH IS CONSIDERED A WISH FOR WORLDLY AND HEAVENLY BLESSINGS, AND WILL EXPEND ONE’S MERITS Caller: Hello Master. Master has said that we can wipe the incense burner to wish for better wealth luck. However, a Buddhist friend worries […]

WHEN TO EXTINGUISH THE OIL LAMP

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Wenda20201011 47:23 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) WHEN TO EXTINGUISH THE OIL LAMP Caller: I have a question regarding extinguishing the oil lamp. Master Lu has previously given multiple discourses on this topic, stating that when the person leaves, the oil lamp should be extinguished. However, some Buddhist friends interpret ‘leaving’ as exiting […]

SETTING UP BUDDHIST ALTARS FOR OTHERS WILL ACCUMULATE ENORMOUS MERITS

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 365) 24 February 2020 SETTING UP BUDDHIST ALTARS FOR OTHERS WILL ACCUMULATE ENORMOUS MERITS Question: Setting up Buddhist altars for others can accumulate significant meritorious blessings; does it encompass the Giving of Wealth, Dharma and Fearlessness? Answer: If you make monetary contribution towards the costs of the Buddhist altar, […]

BOTTLED WATER FOR OFFERING TO BODHISATTVA SHOULD BE DIFFERENTIATED FROM THOSE MEANT FOR PERSONAL CONSUMPTION

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Wenda20200719 12:03 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) BOTTLED WATER FOR OFFERING TO BODHISATTVA SHOULD BE DIFFERENTIATED FROM THOSE MEANT FOR PERSONAL CONSUMPTION Caller: A fellow Buddhist practitioner usually buys a carton of bottled mineral water, and offers a brand new bottle to Bodhisattva every day. Sometimes, his family members will also take the […]

CAN WE OFFER INCENSE WITH DIFFERENT LENGTH?

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Wenda20121104B 26:56 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) CAN WE OFFER INCENSE WITH DIFFERENT LENGTH? Caller: The incense that we bought are slightly different in length, can we use such incense? Master Jun Hong Lu: It depends on how much difference in length. If the length varies a lot, then do not use the […]

Words of Wisdom | Buddhist Altar

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The Buddhist altar consists of all Five Elements of gold, wood, water, fire and earth. Bodhisattvas represent the gold, flowers grow in the earth, the incense is the wood, water is contained in the offering of water, and the oil lamp represents fire. The Five Elements work together to bring good fortune to one’s home. […]

WHEN WE ARE PARTICULARLY DOWN ON OUR LUCK, CAN WE OFFER GRAND INCENSE TO BODHISATTVAS EVERY DAY TO PRAY FOR BLESSINGS?

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Wenda20190324 04:42 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) WHEN WE ARE PARTICULARLY DOWN ON OUR LUCK, CAN WE OFFER GRAND INCENSE TO BODHISATTVAS EVERY DAY TO PRAY FOR BLESSINGS? Caller: Master Lu, when we are particularly down on our luck, in addition to performing recitations and meritorious deeds, can we pray for the blessings […]

OFFERING GRAND INCENSE EVERY DAY

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Wenda20200207 20:45 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) OFFERING GRAND INCENSE EVERY DAY Caller: Offering of grand incense is an act to invite Bodhisattva.  Can Buddhist friends perform this act daily even though they do not have any important prayer requests to make? Master Jun Hong Lu: Yes. If you offer grand incense, Bodhisattva will […]