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 […]

THOUGHT THAT IS ELIMINATED WITHIN 5 SECONDS WILL NOT GENERATE KARMIC OBSTACLES

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 264) 10 November 2018 THOUGHT THAT IS ELIMINATED WITHIN 5 SECONDS WILL NOT GENERATE KARMIC OBSTACLES Question: Master Lu, you mentioned that our evil and unrighteous thought would not generate karmic obstacles within 5 seconds of its arising if the thought is controlled and suppressed quickly at that moment. […]

SUCCESS REQUIRES NOT ONLY ONE’S DILIGENCE BUT ALSO OPPORTUNE TIMING AND KARMIC AFFINITY; CHERISH THE TRUE DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DHARMA DECLINE AND STRIVE TO BREAK FROM THE CYCLE OF REBIRTH

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Wenda20180909A 51:07 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) SUCCESS REQUIRES NOT ONLY ONE’S DILIGENCE BUT ALSO OPPORTUNE TIMING AND KARMIC AFFINITY; CHERISH THE TRUE DHARMA IN THE AGE OF DHARMA DECLINE AND STRIVE TO BREAK FROM THE CYCLE OF REBIRTH Caller: It is stated in the Buddhist scriptures: In the True Dharma and the […]

CULTIVATE WITH OUR UTMOST SINCERITY

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism Propagation Manual Chapter 7 (An Excerpt) CULTIVATE WITH OUR UTMOST SINCERITY Master Jun Hong Lu: Spiritual cultivation is not an easy task. We need to cultivate with our utmost sincerity, both body and mind; aim to uproot all the deep-rooted bad habits and never to allow any residue of these […]

CONTEMPLATE DEATH

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism In Plain Terms Episode 83 6 June 2020 (An Excerpt) CONTEMPLATE DEATH Master Jun Hong Lu: To “Contemplate Death”. This may not sound too pleasant to many people. No one would even entertain negative thoughts like, “Gosh, I am going to die!” as they are deemed to bring bad luck. […]