ABIDING NOWHERE, THE AWAKENED MIND ARISES

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ABIDING NOWHERE, THE AWAKENED MIND ARISES Master Jun Hong Lu: “Abiding nowhere, the awakened mind arises”. This verse is cited in the Diamond Sutra and it refers to a state of mind that is equivalent to the Bodhi Mind. When you are not concerned about your self-interests in all of your undertakings; when you have […]

HAVE BUDDHA AND BODHISATTVA CLOSE TO YOUR HEART

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HAVE BUDDHA AND BODHISATTVA CLOSE TO YOUR HEART Master Jun Hong Lu: Be it performing recitation, mind cultivation or Buddhism practice, we should hold Bodhisattvas in reverence. You have to feel that you are physically in front of Buddhas with a constant sense of closeness to Them. If you often feel that you are right […]

DO NOT SEEK THRILLS

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DO NOT SEEK THRILLS Master Jun Hong Lu: Humans are not made to experience too much thrills. Each time the body is stimulated, parts of the soul leave the body. When the thrills become too intense for some people, their souls would leave their bodies indefinitely. Although the soul would be able to find its […]

THE THREE FIELDS OF BLESSINGS

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THE THREE FIELDS OF BLESSINGS In Buddhism, there are three types of blessings and collectively, they are termed as the Three Fields of Blessings. The Field of Blessings is capable of generating the conditions for good fortune. The first Field of Blessings comes when you make offerings to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha and this […]

DO NOT LET GREED CONTROL YOU

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DO NOT LET GREED CONTROL YOU Master Jun Hong Lu: As humans, we are filled with greed for pleasures our entire life – wanting this today, and that tomorrow; desiring this today and that the next. Essentially, this is the damage that we inflict on our minds every single day. Therefore, no matter what it […]

QUIT GRASPING; BE FREE FROM DESIRES

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QUIT GRASPING; BE FREE FROM DESIRES Master Jun Hong Lu: The human realm has always been a place that taints our inherent nature; a realm where all the contamination takes place that causes our innate nature to be clouded. It is not that our Buddha nature is lost. In fact, its presence can be likened […]

STAY ROOTED TO THE REALITIES OF THIS WORLD

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STAY ROOTED TO THE REALITIES OF THIS WORLD Master Jun Hong Lu: If you detach yourself from the realities of life in search of the dharma, you are in reality setting yourself farther apart from the dharma. This is because ‘The Path’ is in one’s heart. Many people like to say this: “I must find […]

TO CONTEMPLATE IS TO ILLUMINATE THE WISDOM WITHIN

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TO CONTEMPLATE IS TO ILLUMINATE THE WISDOM WITHIN Master Jun Hong Lu: To ‘contemplate’ is to reflect and illuminate the wisdom that we inherently possess. When you observe the consciousness of your spiritual being, wisdom arises in you. A person, who is capable of being accomplished in his spiritual cultivation, will unceasingly reflect on the […]

VIEW OUR WORRIES AND TROUBLES AS BODHI

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VIEW OUR WORRIES AND TROUBLES AS BODHI Master Jun Hong Lu: It is important for us to view our worries and troubles in a different light; we need to make use of them to generate Bodhi that aids in our spiritual cultivation. In this way, your whole being and life is immersed in Bodhi. A […]

AFFLICTION IS EQUIVALENT TO BODHI

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AFFLICTION IS EQUIVALENT TO BODHI Master Jun Hong Lu: Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are the experts in mental afflictions. They are engineers in the ‘mind’ field; the Doctors and Professors who can help us break free from our worries and see through the reality of things. Bodhisattvas are the ones who have gained wisdom from their […]

NEVER HOLD ON TO ONLY ONE PERSPECTIVE

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NEVER HOLD ON TO ONLY ONE PERSPECTIVE Master Jun Hong Lu: Buddhist practitioners should not insist on a single perspective regarding any issue. We should never hold onto our own views stubbornly; otherwise, it is considered as ‘attachment’ and this inflexibility will lead us to ignorance. When you say, “He is so detestable, I just […]

CEASE OUR WORLDLY LINE OF THOUGHT

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism In Plain Terms Volume 4 Chapter 40 (An Excerpt) CEASE OUR WORLDLY LINE OF THOUGHT Master Jun Hong Lu: We must cease our worldly mindset. As Buddhist practitioners, we have to eliminate this human’s line of thought in us. What is “worldly line of thought”? It refers to the tendency […]

EQUANIMITY

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse Sydney Guan Yin Hall 24 November 2010 (An Excerpt) EQUANIMITY Master Jun Hong Lu: If you can treat everything that occurs in this world as a natural phenomenon, then you will not be saddened, nor will you grieve. When you view this world with equanimity, your heart will be calm […]

VALIDATE THE DHARMA THROUGH YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism In Plain Terms Episode 60 (An Excerpt) VALIDATE THE DHARMA THROUGH YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE Master Jun Hong Lu: All our endeavours in this world must accord with the dharma (the “right way of living” and the “path of rightness”). The viability of the teachings can only be proven through one’s […]

A TURTLE AND THE DRIFTING YOKE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Daily Words of Wisdom 15 March 2021 (An Excerpt) A TURTLE AND THE DRIFTING YOKE Master Jun Hong Lu: “To be born as a human is as rare as the chances of a blind turtle popping its head through the hole in the drifting yoke as it rises to the ocean […]

ACCEPT MASTER’S CRITICISMS WITH GRATITUDE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism In Plain Terms Volume 7 Chapter 33 (An Excerpt) ACCEPT MASTER’S CRITICISMS WITH GRATITUDE Master Jun Hong Lu: As your master, I am sharing the Dharma teachings with you every day, just like a father, constantly pointing out your flaws. Therefore, you must be appreciative of my efforts and understand […]

REGARD THE MASTER AS A BUDDHA

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism In Plain Terms (Audio) Episode 7 (An Excerpt) REGARD THE MASTER AS A BUDDHA Master Jun Hong Lu: Only when you take the minds of sentient beings as your own, you are perfecting yourself for the benefit of others. In Buddhism, it is often said that one must learn to […]

“IMPERMANENCE” EXPLAINED

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Wenda20190310B 19:35 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) “IMPERMANENCE” EXPLAINED Caller: Master, how does impermanence (Non-permanent) come about? Master Jun Hong Lu: ‘Non’ (无) means ‘nothingness’; ‘Permanent’ (常) means long-lasting. Hence, putting them together, ‘impermanence’ means, it appeared that there is something and then there is nothing – now you have it, then you […]

WISDOM IS THE KEY TO LIBERATION FROM SUFFERING

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s 4th Discourse to Disciples Worldwide II (An Excerpt) WISDOM IS THE KEY TO LIBERATION FROM SUFFERING Master Jun Hong Lu: A person who is able to eradicate suffering, is one who does not put himself in the midst of the suffering. This is when Prajna or wisdom is gained. Should someone […]

WHAT IS THE CHARACTERISTIC OF HAPPINESS?

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism In Plain Terms Volume 11 Chapter 45 (An Excerpt) WHAT IS THE CHARACTERISTIC OF HAPPINESS? Master Jun Hong Lu: What is the characteristic of happiness? It lies in the standard of happiness. What makes a happy person? He is one who is free from greed, hatred and ignorance. A person […]

OVERCOMING SUSPICION WITH PURE FAITH

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse Guan Yin Hall Sydney, Australia 10 March 2020 (An Excerpt) OVERCOMING SUSPICION WITH PURE FAITH Master Jun Hong Lu: If you frequently maintain an enduring heart; because you believe that he is a good person, because you believe that he will not hurt you, your mind will naturally be steadfast. […]

THE KARMIC RETRIBUTION FOR KILLING

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism In Plain Terms Volume 5 Chapter 34 (An Excerpt) THE KARMIC RETRIBUTION FOR KILLING Master Jun Hong Lu: There are two types of karmic retribution for the act of killing. Firstly, those who often commit the act of killing will have relatively short lifespans; and secondly, they will be prone […]