PASSING ON THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM MERITORIOUS DEEDS TO OTHERS IS A SIGN OF SLACKING IN CULTIVATION

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PASSING ON THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM MERITORIOUS DEEDS TO OTHERS IS A SIGN OF SLACKING IN CULTIVATION Caller: Is it considered a type of Giving when one passes on the opportunity to perform meritorious deeds to others out of great mercy? Despite having lesser merits, will the person gain new merits for giving the opportunity […]

READING BUDDHISM IN PLAIN TERMS PRIOR TO PERFORMING RECITATION HELPS CONTROL WANDERING THOUGHTS

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READING BUDDHISM IN PLAIN TERMS PRIOR TO PERFORMING RECITATION HELPS CONTROL WANDERING THOUGHTS Caller: Hi Master, one fellow Buddhist friend has shared that given our mind tends to wander while performing recitation, he recommended reading a chapter of the Buddhism in Plain Terms aloud prior to performing our recitation. In his view, it’s an effective […]

THE OBSERVATION OF ONE’S THOUGHT HAPPENS AT WHICH LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS?

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THE OBSERVATION OF ONE’S THOUGHT HAPPENS AT WHICH LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS? Caller: Hi Master, after practising Buddhism, we have been reminding ourselves to guard against our arising thoughts, that is, we should always observe our thoughts. Such self-awareness can be likened to having someone constantly watching over our thoughts. When an unwholesome thought arises, we […]

A TRUE STORY OF THE INFALLIBLE WORKING OF THE LAW OF KARMA – THE COW SHE BRUTALLY KILLED IN HER PAST LIFE REINCARNATES AS HER HUSBAND, WHO RUTHLESSLY TORTURES HER IN THIS LIFE

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A TRUE STORY OF THE INFALLIBLE WORKING OF THE LAW OF KARMA – THE COW SHE BRUTALLY KILLED IN HER PAST LIFE REINCARNATES AS HER HUSBAND, WHO RUTHLESSLY TORTURES HER IN THIS LIFE Question: Can you verify the authenticity of this anecdote? Here’s how the story goes: I rang my youngest aunt today and from […]

HOW DOES ONE CULTIVATE THE MIND?

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism In Plain Terms Volume 4 Chapter 40 (An Excerpt) HOW DOES ONE CULTIVATE THE MIND? Master Jun Hong Lu: How does one cultivate the mind? First and foremost, one should learn to differentiate between the good and the evil in this world. To do so, one must use one’s intelligence […]

ATTITUDE TOWARDS FILIAL PIETY

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Wenda20170203 00:51 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) (An Excerpt) ATTITUDE TOWARDS FILIAL PIETY Caller: Hi Master, I would like to ask about certain aspects of filial piety towards our parents. Some parents do not practise Buddhism. Hence, as children, what we can do is to offer Little Houses and perform life liberation for […]

THE DEMON OF ADDICTION

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Wenda20170303 01:18:37 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) (An Excerpt) THE DEMON OF ADDICTION Caller: Mobile phones and computers have now become a necessity for many people. Some even develop mobile phone addiction and suffer from insomnia due to the excessive use of mobile phones at night. Master, can we say that there is […]

UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF “FILIAL PIETY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT VIRTUE”

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Wenda20171217A 09:36 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF “FILIAL PIETY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT VIRTUE” Caller: Master teaches us that “Filial piety is the most important virtue”; Buddhist practitioners should regard filial piety as a foundation in Buddhism practice. Oftentimes, all of us are diligently practising the spirit of filial […]

UNITY OF KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism In Plain Terms Episode 56 (An Excerpt) UNITY OF KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE Master Jun Hong Lu: There are many Buddhist practitioners who are good at reciting the scriptures and their understanding of the Buddha’s teachings is superb. However, their behaviour is not even close to that of a human; all […]

WHAT IS FILIAL PIETY?

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk New York, USA 14 October 2018 (An Excerpt) WHAT IS FILIAL PIETY? Master Jun Hong Lu: In this lifetime, if you have parents who are poor, you must practise filial piety by providing for them financially; if your parents are old, fragile and sickly, practise filial piety by taking […]

THE EIGHT SUFFERINGS

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s World Buddhist Fellowship Meeting Milan, Italy 25 September 2017 THE EIGHT SUFFERINGS Master Jun Hong Lu: The Buddha taught us about the Eight Sufferings in life. Birth, Ageing, Sickness and Death are the first four sufferings. 1. Birth Isn’t it painful when a child is born? The suffering already begins even […]

REGARDING “NOT TO PURSUE MATERIAL DESIRES WILL RESULT IN ASCENSION OF SPIRITUALITY”

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Wenda20171103 35:34 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) (An Excerpt) REGARDING “NOT TO PURSUE MATERIAL DESIRES WILL RESULT IN ASCENSION OF SPIRITUALITY” Caller: Master, you mentioned in Buddhism in Plain Terms that we have to cultivate, both spiritually and consciously, and we have to cultivate ourselves to the point of “allowing our heart to […]

THOSE WHO CAN’T THINK THINGS THROUGH LACK WISDOM | THOSE WHO HURT OTHERS ARE IN FACT HURTING THEMSELVES

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Zongshu20200211 04:13 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) THOSE WHO CAN’T THINK THINGS THROUGH LACK WISDOM THOSE WHO HURT OTHERS ARE IN FACT HURTING THEMSELVES Master Jun Hong Lu: In actual fact, it’s easy for one to have mental block, such person lacks wisdom. If one can often understand and think clearly, it means […]