Wenda20200417 33:10 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) AT WHAT TIME SHOULD WE OFFER INCENSE TO INVITE BODHISATTVA Caller: Master has mentioned that Bodhisattva will come at 6am and 8am daily, or even at 10am, 12 noon, 4pm, 6pm or 10pm. Is it true that as long as the incense is lit during […]
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 […]
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 372) 28 March 2020 CAN FRUIT OFFERINGS BE PLACED ON A CAR SEAT? Question: Master has mentioned in a radio program that fruit offerings or other items may be placed on a car seat. As we are aware that fruit offerings should not be placed on stools or chairs, […]
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 365) 24 February 2020 USE LEFT HAND WHEN PERFORMING ONE-HANDED GESTURE OF “PUTTING BOTH PALMS TOGETHER” Question: When performing recitation before the Buddhist altar, we sometimes hold the sutra booklet with one hand and hold the other hand in the prayer position. When doing so, is there a rule […]
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 […]
Wenda2020202 32:37 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) PROSTRATION IS THE INGENIOUS WAY TO ELIMINATE KARMIC OBSTACLES Master Jun Hong Lu: Putting our palms together signifies our practice of Buddhism while kneeling on our knees is a sign of repentance. When we kneel down with our palms together it means that we are repenting […]
Wenda20200117 27:27 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) ON WIPING THE INCENSE BURNER FOR BETTER WEALTH LUCK Caller: Master Lu, you mentioned that wiping the incense burner has the effect of attracting wealth. In doing so, do we have to take the incense burner down from the altar, place it on a table or […]
Wenda20190922 10:10 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) WHEN WE LOSE COUNT ON THE NUMBER OF PROSTRATIONS DONE, DO MORE, NOT LESS Caller: When offering incense and paying respects to Bodhisattvas, we will usually perform seven prostrations at the beginning and at the end of the process. However, at times, we may be too […]
Master Jun Hong Lu’s World Buddhist Fellowship Meeting Amsterdam, Netherlands 11 September 2019 DO NOT PUT ASHES THAT FELL OUTSIDE THE INCENSE BURNER BACK INTO THE BURNER Question: Master, when we are cleaning ashes that fell outside the incense burner at the Guan Yin Hall, should we put it back into the burner or dispose […]
Wenda20190419 34:36 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) CAN THE DOWNLIGHT THAT SHINES ON THE BUDDHIST ALTAR BE SWITCHED ON FOR 24 HOURS? Caller: Can the downlight that shines on the statue or portrait of Bodhisattva on the Buddhist altar at home be switched on for 24 hours? Master Jun Hong Lu: It is […]
Wenda20190113A 19:15 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) IS IT WRONG TO OFFER FRUITS TO BODHISATTVA BASED ON OUR PERSONAL LIKING? Caller: Master Lu, is it wrong for a Buddhist friend to choose the best fruits to be offered to Bodhisattva but at the same he gives consideration that the fruits are something they […]
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 324) 24 July 2019 DO NOT LEAVE EMPTY CUP ON THE BUDDHIST ALTAR Question: If we will be away from home for a period of time and there is no one available to change the water offerings, is it alright to leave the cup used for water […]
An Excerpt Reply from 2OR Secretariat to a written enquiry 3 July 2019 WHAT TO DO IF THE INCENSE WE OFFER IS TILTED? Question: If the incense we stick into the incense burner is tilted, can we remove then reinsert it? Thank you. Answer: Generally, you may make some adjustment to straighten it.
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 304) 16 April 2019 TIMINGS FOR DAILY OFFERING OF MORNING AND EVENING INCENSE Question: What are the timings for daily offering of morning and evening incense? Answer: Morning incense is not to be offered past noon. Only incense offered before 10am is considered as the morning incense. Between 10am […]
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 303) 13 April 2019 PLACING OF PENDANT WITH IMAGE OF BODHISATTVA ON BUDDHIST ALTAR Question: If we wish to place our pendant with image of Bodhisattva on the Buddhist altar before going to bed, which side of the altar should we place it on? Is there any sutra/mantra […]
Shuohua20170602 21:01 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) CAN WE MAKE PROSTRATIONS AT GUAN YIN TEMPLE AFTER THE OIL LAMP AND INCENSE HAVE BEEN EXTINGUISHED? Caller: This is a question on behalf of our Guan Yin Citta practice centre. If the oil lamp has been extinguished while the incense is still burning, are Buddhist […]
Wenda20161209 34:22 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) BODHISATTVA WILL APPEAR REGARDLESS OF WHAT TIME WE SET UP A BUDDHIST ALTAR DURING THE DAY. HOWEVER, DO NOT DO SO AFTER 10PM Caller: Master Lu mentioned before that Bodhisattva appears whenever one sets up a Buddhist altar. Does it mean Bodhisattva will appear any time during the day […]
Shuohua20180914 12:27 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) LEVELLING ASHES IN INCENSE BURNER IS ALSO A MERITORIOUS DEED Caller: Is it necessary to level the ashes in the incense burner? Master Jun Hong Lu: Yes, it’s essential, the act of levelling ashes in the incense burner reflects the calmness and inner peace in you. Caller: […]
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 265) 17 November 2018 USE THE SAME TYPE OF OIL LAMPS ON AN ALTAR Question: I have two different types of oil lamps, can I use them on the same altar at home? Answer: No, it must be of the same type.
Wenda20180928 02:58 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) WHICH SIDE OF THE BUDDHIST ALTAR SHOULD AN OIL LAMP BE PLACED ON? Caller: If there is only an oil lamp on the Buddhist altar at home, which is the better position to place it? Master Jun Hong Lu: On the right side. Caller: Our right […]
Wenda20180819A 30:45 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) COLLECTIVE RECITATION OF BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES DURING THE SETTING UP OF A BUDDHIST ALTAR ADDS SOLEMNITY TO THE OCCASION Caller: Master Lu, when performing the ritual of setting up a Buddhist altar, some Buddhist friends prefer to collectively recite the Buddhist scriptures out loud. Is this alright? […]
Shuohua20180720 14:45 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) RICE IS ONLY A STOPGAP WHEN THERE ISN’T ENOUGH INCENSE ASHES IN INCENSE BURNER Caller: I currently fill the incense burner with rice and it has now been infested with weevils due to the hot weather. Before refilling the incense burner with fresh rice, I would like […]
Wenda20180817 01:03:56 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) IT IS ADVISABLE NOT TO DIRECTLY FACE BODHISATTVA IN THE GUAN YIN HALL WHEN TAKING OFF OUR JACKET OR DRINKING WATER Caller: While we are inside the Guan Yin Hall, is it better for us not to directly face Bodhisattva when we take off our jacket or […]
Wenda20180302 56:48 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) MAY WE OFFER FRUITS THAT ARE ROUND IN SHAPE TO PRAY TO BE ACCOMMODATING AND UNHINDERED IN ALL ASPECTS? Caller: Master Lu, may we offer fruits such as melons which are especially round in shape to Bodhisattva, and pray for us to be more […]
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk Brisbane, Australia 16 June 2018 WHEN MAKING OBEISANCE TO BUDDHA, THE BODY MUST BE UPRIGHT DURING THE FIRST PROSTRATION Question: We noticed there are disciples, despite being physically fit, guiding new Buddhist friends to perform kneeling prostrations to Bodhisattvas in the following way: the buttocks are seated on the […]
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 235) 26 June 2018 HANDLING OF CLEANING CLOTH FOR BUDDHIST ALTAR Question: Is it proper for us to continue using the cloth used for cleaning fruits to be offered on the altar if it accidentally drops on the floor? Answer: If the floor is very dirty, do not use […]
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 227) 11 May 2018 DO NOT USE TRANSPARENT PLASTIC PLATES ON BUDDHIST ALTAR Question: Can we lay transparent or semi-transparent plastic fruit plates on the Buddhist altar? Answer: Do not use transparent fruit plates for the Buddhist altar.
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 211) 1 March 2018 AFTER WASHING UNDERGARMENTS OR SOCKS, WAIT 15 MINUTES BEFORE OFFERING INCENSE Question: After washing undergarments or socks, how long should we wait before we can offer incense? Answer: Generally, it’s best to wait for 15 minutes. Also, ensure your hands are clean.
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 212) 6 March 2018 USING A DRY CLOTH TO CLEAN A STATUE OF A BODHISATTVA Question: Can we use wet tissue to clean a statue or portrait of a Bodhisattva? Answer: If the statue is ceramic, you may use a wet tissue. However, as some types of wet tissues contain […]
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 212) 6 March 2018 DO NOT USE A TOOTHBRUSH TO CLEAN OFFERING CUP, USE CLOTH Question: Can we use a brand-new toothbrush to clean the cups used for offering water at Buddhist altar? Answer: Using a toothbrush is not ideal. You may use a new cloth instead.