DISCOURSE ON BUDDHAS’ OR BODHISATTVAS’ BIRTHDAYS

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An Excerpt from 2OR Secretariat 27 August 2021 Master Jun Hong Lu’s Latest Discourse: 6 September 2021 – Ksitigarbha (Earth Store) Bodhisattva’s Birthday Recitation of the Eighty-Eight Buddhas Great Repentance (LIFO): Maximum 79 times. Offering of Little Houses: The total number to be offered should not exceed 78. This includes the various types of Little […]

ARE THERE KARMIC RAMIFICATIONS IF WE REGIFT ALCOHOL OR CIGARETTES?

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Shuohua20141128 23:33 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) ARE THERE KARMIC RAMIFICATIONS IF WE REGIFT ALCOHOL OR CIGARETTES? Caller: Hi Master, it’s widely practised to exchange gifts during the festive periods as the norm of social reciprocity. Many people would typically give alcohol and cigarettes as a gift. Will there be karmic obstacles for […]

HOW SHOULD WE RESOLVE A CLASH WITH TAI SUI BODHISATTVA; ABOUT THE BODHISATTVAS WORSHIPPED BY GUAN YIN CITTA PRACTITIONERS

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Wenda20160115 01:03:50 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) HOW SHOULD WE RESOLVE A CLASH WITH TAI SUI BODHISATTVA; ABOUT THE BODHISATTVAS WORSHIPPED BY GUAN YIN CITTA PRACTITIONERS Master Jun Hong Lu: Why do we pray to Tai Sui Bodhisattva? We should always pray to Tai Sui Bodhisattva, not only when we have a clash […]

AS THERE’S NO 30TH DAY ON THE SEVENTH LUNAR MONTH IN YEAR 2020, WHICH DAY SHALL WE REGARD AS THE BIRTHDAY OF KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA?

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Wenda20200814 01:16:42 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) AS THERE’S NO 30TH DAY ON THE SEVENTH LUNAR MONTH IN YEAR 2020, WHICH DAY SHALL WE REGARD AS THE BIRTHDAY OF KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA? Caller: Some Buddhist friends enquire about the Birthday of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva which falls on the 30th day of the Seventh Lunar Month, […]

SPECIAL NOTE ON THE BIRTHDAY OF KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (An Excerpt) (Question 409) 26 August 2020 SPECIAL NOTE ON THE BIRTHDAY OF KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA Question: In 2017, Master Lu mentioned that, on the birthday of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, we are allowed to offer 49 or 78 pieces of Little Houses to the deceased in the underworld and our karmic creditors […]

AS THERE’S NO 30TH DAY ON THE SEVENTH LUNAR MONTH IN YEAR 2020, WHICH DAY SHALL WE REGARD AS THE BIRTHDAY OF KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA?

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Wenda20200814 01:16:42 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) AS THERE’S NO 30TH DAY ON THE SEVENTH LUNAR MONTH IN YEAR 2020, WHICH DAY SHALL WE REGARD AS THE BIRTHDAY OF KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA? Caller: Some Buddhist friends enquire about the Birthday of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva which falls on the 30th day of the Seventh Lunar Month, […]

THE ULLAMBANA FESTIVAL: RECITATION OF EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE AND OFFERING OF LITTLE HOUSES

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 407) 19 August 2020 THE ULLAMBANA FESTIVAL: RECITATION OF EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE AND OFFERING OF LITTLE HOUSES Question: For the Ullambana Festival (Zhong Yuan Festival) in 2019, Master Lu mentioned that we may recite up to 21 times of the Eighty-Eight Buddhas Great Repentance, and offer no more […]

SPECIAL NOTE ON THE ENLIGHTENMENT DAY OF GUAN YIN BODHISATTVA AND THE BIRTHDAY OF MAHASTHAMAPRAPTA BODHISATTVA

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 402) 1 August 2020 SPECIAL NOTE ON THE ENLIGHTENMENT DAY OF GUAN YIN BODHISATTVA AND THE BIRTHDAY OF MAHASTHAMAPRAPTA BODHISATTVA Question: On the Enlightenment Day of Guan Yin Bodhisattva (8 August 2020) and the birthday of Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva (Great Strength Bodhisattva, Da Shi Zhi Pusa) (31 August 2020), how […]

Q&A 173. Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival)

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Q: Master Lu, I would like to ask about the significance of the Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival) and what we should be aware of on this special day? A: The Dragon Boat Festival is one of those festivals that we can pay respect to the deceased. It is the day to remember and recollect memories […]

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: RECITATION OF EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE AND OFFERING OF LITTLE HOUSES

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 388) 7 June 2020 DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: RECITATION OF EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE AND OFFERING OF LITTLE HOUSES Question: On the day of the Dragon Boat Festival (25 June 2020), what is the maximum number of Little Houses we can offer?  How many repetitions of the Eighty-Eight Buddhas Great […]

TOMB-SWEEPING DAY: RECITATION OF EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE AND OFFERING OF LITTLE HOUSE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Latest Discourse 2OR Secretariat 1 April 2020 TOMB-SWEEPING DAY: RECITATION OF EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE AND OFFERING OF LITTLE HOUSE On Tomb-Sweeping Day, you may recite up to 21 times of Eighty-Eight Buddhas Great Repentance. As for Little Houses, you may offer a maximum of 49 to your karmic creditors and […]

AMITABHA BUDDHA BIRTHDAY (12 DECEMBER 2019)

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An Excerpt From 2OR Secretariat 9 December 2019 MASTER JUN HONG LU’S LATEST DISCOURSE AMITABHA BUDDHA BIRTHDAY (12 DECEMBER 2019) Little Houses to be offered on this day (to own karmic creditor, aborted children, deceased person, House Karmic Creditor) should not exceed 49 in total, and up to 69 (under special circumstances). Little House for […]

SPECIAL NOTE ON THE BIRTHDAY OF MAHASTHAMAPRAPTA BODHISATTVA AND KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 327) 6 August 2019   SPECIAL NOTE ON THE BIRTHDAY OF MAHASTHAMAPRAPTA BODHISATTVA AND KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA   Question: On the birthday of Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva (Great Power Bodhisattva, Da Shi Zhi Pusa) and Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (Earth Store Bodhisattva, Di Zhang Wang Pusa) this year (which falls on 13th and 29th […]

ON THE 1ST DAY OF LUNAR NEW YEAR: REGARDING RECITATION OF GONG DE BAO SHAN SHEN ZHOU AND HOW TO MAKE THE RELEVANT PRAYER REQUEST

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Wenda20130208 48:35   (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) ON THE 1ST DAY OF LUNAR NEW YEAR:  REGARDING RECITATION OF GONG DE BAO SHAN SHEN ZHOU AND HOW TO MAKE THE RELEVANT PRAYER REQUEST Caller: Master, should we recite Gong De Bao Shan Shen Zhou on the 1st day of Lunar New Year? Master Jun Hong Lu: Yes. […]

THINGS TO NOTE WHEN PERFORMING LIFE LIBERATION ON THE ULLAMBANA FESTIVAL (ZHONG YUAN FESTIVAL)

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse  (Question 248) 19 August 2018 THINGS TO NOTE WHEN PERFORMING LIFE LIBERATION ON THE ULLAMBANA FESTIVAL (ZHONG YUAN FESTIVAL) Question: What should we take note of when we perform life liberation on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month (i.e. the Ullambana Festival or Zhong Yuan Festival)? Answer: Perform […]

LATEST DISCOURSE BY GUAN YIN BODHISATTVA: ON THE ENLIGHTENMENT DAY OF GUAN YIN BODHISATTVA, YOU MAY RECITE UP TO 3 BATCHES (COMPRISE OF 25 IN EACH BATCH) OF EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE (TOTAL OF 75) – EACH BATCH IS TO GO WITH 7 LITTLE HOUSES

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Wenda20180727 49:09 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) LATEST DISCOURSE BY GUAN YIN BODHISATTVA: ON THE ENLIGHTENMENT DAY OF GUAN YIN BODHISATTVA, YOU MAY RECITE UP TO 3 BATCHES (COMPRISE OF 25 IN EACH BATCH) OF EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE (TOTAL OF 75) – EACH BATCH IS TO GO WITH 7 LITTLE HOUSES Deepest […]

RECITE ADDITIONAL HEART SUTRA AND THE GREAT COMPASSION MANTRA DURING THE LANTERN (YUANXIAO) FESTIVAL

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Wenda20170205A 42:01 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) RECITE ADDITIONAL HEART SUTRA AND THE GREAT COMPASSION MANTRA DURING THE LANTERN (YUANXIAO) FESTIVAL Caller: Master Lu, next Saturday will be the Lantern Festival (Yuanxiao Festival). From the Buddhist point of view, which sutras or mantras should we recite more on this day?   Master Jun Hong Lu: […]

DILIGENCE IS KEY TO ELIMINATING MANY KARMIC OBSTACLES; KARMIC PASS IS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO AGE ENDING WITH “3, 6, 9”

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Wenda20161028 01:10:53  (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) DILIGENCE IS KEY TO ELIMINATING KARMIC OBSTACLES; KARMIC PASS IS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO AGE ENDING WITH “3, 6, 9” Master Jun Hong Lu: Keep in mind that a person who is diligent in his practice is able to eliminate many karmic passes and repay karmic debts.  […]

PERFORMING RECITATION AND OFFERING INCENSE ON THE EVE OF SEPTEMBER 19th ON LUNAR CALENDAR (THE RENUNCIATION DAY OF GUAN YIN BODHISATTVA)

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Shuohua20161014 24:46  (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) PERFORMING RECITATION AND OFFERING INCENSE ON THE EVE OF SEPTEMBER 19th ON LUNAR CALENDAR (THE RENUNCIATION DAY OF GUAN YIN BODHISATTVA) Caller: Master Lu, the 19th day of the 9th Lunar Month is approaching. All of us will be offering the First Incense on that day, […]

PRAY FOR PEACE AND REUNIFICATION DURING ‘MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL’, INSIST ON NOT PERFORMING ANY ACT OF KILLING

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Wenda20111211 28:48 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) PRAY FOR PEACE AND REUNIFICATION DURING ‘MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL’, INSIST ON NOT PERFORMING ANY ACT OF KILLING Caller: Master Lu, could you give us a discourse on ‘Mid-Autumn Festival’ from metaphysics point of view? Master Jun Hong Lu: 15th day of the 8th lunar month is also […]