- Why despite my hard work, I kept hitting roadblocks in my career?
- Why students who attended the same school have different intellect levels?
- Why exceptionally smart people did not have any chance to exercise their talents, whereas an average people are able to be successful in their career?
- What are the reasons for all the injustices and inequalities that you faced in life?
This, in fact was the result of the nature of ‘life’. It accounts for 40% of a person’s life. The balance is made-up of fate and Feng Shui, which account for 40% and 20% respectively. Fate is something that was predestined from the time we were born. It is difficult to change our fate as it comes about because of the dynamic combination of all the virtuous and bad deeds of our past lives, and forms the fundamental, which determines the wealth and status of a person.
Before a person turns 45 years old, the blessings that he enjoys was brought about from his previous life. From 45 to 55 years old, he will start to experience the karmic effects of the virtuous deeds he had done in this life. To be able to transform our life through Buddhist cultivation, it would require a combination of the transformation in our destiny. Destiny is the path that leads to the totem of every individual. Through proper Buddhist cultivation, we would be able to mitigate the effect of the major retributions, quell the effect of the minor ones and extend the fortune and bliss of those in luck.
When we try to accomplish a task but find ourselves constantly encountering challenges or contemptible people in every step of our way, this in fact is due to the fruition of our negative karma. For every bad deed we commit, every unwholesome word spoken, or even a single unwholesome thought that arise in our mind, it would lead to generation of a mass of dark air, formed by our magnetic field. With the development of negative karma, our lives and career will be adversely affected, with more uncertainties and more vexations will follow. Therefore, if you wish to have a smooth sailing career, you will need to eliminate your karmic obstacles and amass more virtues and merits.
WHEN FACED WITH CAREER RELATED OBSTACLES, ONE SHOULD ABSTAIN FROM LUSTFULNESS
Caller: Master Lu, currently all my prayers seems to be quite efficacious. Comparatively, for prayers related to my career, there seems to be no respond at all. May I know why this is so?
Master Jun Hong Lu: That is simple. Career is intimately related to your heart. When your heart is clouded by fleeting thoughts, your will definitely face more obstacles in your career. For example, if you keep reading pornographic materials from magazines and newspapers, your heart will be faltered; and once that happened, your career will be affected right away. Even any sexual related news reported in newspapers should be avoided. Once you read such news, your career will be affected as well.
Issues related to their love affairs are usually the cause for career related obstacles faced by many people. Relationship issues can be viewed as a jinx as it can cause a person to be out of luck completely. There are many examples around us. There are people who were overcome with greed, yet nothing happened to them. However, once they are infatuated with a woman, everything will start to turn against him.
— Wenda20120630 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
TO REALIZE THE PRAYER FOR SMOOTH SAILING CAREER, ONE MUST RECITE MORE ZHUN TI SHEN ZHOU, HEART SUTRA, EAT LESS NON-VEGETARIAN FOOD, ABSTAIN FROM EATING LIVE SEAFOOD, AND DO NOT BE LUSTFUL
Caller: Master Lu, I am feeling troubled. I would like to ask about the fortune of my son. He is facing lots of issue with his career.
Master Jun Hong Lu: When one faces work related obstacles, he should recite more Zhun Ti Shen Zhou and Heart Sutra. He should also avoid eating live seafood. If the issue persists over a period, you will have to offer Little Houses for him.
Caller: We did. In fact, he is reciting Little Houses himself.
Master Jun Hong Lu: Tell him to persist. Things will turn for the better if he persists. In addition, if he still faces issues with his career, you could ask whether he entered into relationships with many girls. Because if he has many girlfriends, his ‘yin’ energy will be amplified and he will face with roadblocks in his career as well.
Caller: But he is not a lustful person.
Master Jun Hong Lu: That will make things easier. As long as he is not a lustful person, you will just have to ask him to recite the above-mentioned sutras, and everything will be fine in no time.
— Wenda20140411 20:31 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
WORK RELATED PROBLEMS ARE RELATED TO CASUALITY FROM PREVIOUS LIFE. LAW OF CASUALITY HAS DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR DESTINY
Caller: If we owe someone karmic debts in relationship in our past lives, and have to repay in this life, we would probably end up in poor relationship with the person. However, what could be the cause we sowed from previous lives to result in work related obstacles?
Master Jun Hong Lu: The Law of Causality for karmic retributions in career or relationships actually operates in a similar manner. That is, it is closely intertwined with your dealings with others, be it family or non-family members. Whom did you owe? Who had you rode on? Whom you had repaid? All these people will be encircled in this lifetime.
To cite a simple example, a chief executive officer (CEO) was the husband of one of his female employee in previous life. Therefore, in this life, although the employee is married to another man, she could not help but took an immediate liking to the CEO, and the CEO reciprocated. In the end, they got into extramarital affair.
If your career is not going well, it means that you are down on your luck. It also means that your aura is not commensurate with the job you are looking for. Therefore, if a person is passionate about his job, he will be able to advance in his career. On the contrary, he does not like what he is doing it will only get worst.
Caller: That is true. May I ask what wrong did a person committed in his previous lives to have karmic obstacle in his career?
Master Jun Hong Lu: It could the person have been scolding others in his previous lives, as a result, he is unable to find a desirable job in this life. If he finds a job, he will also have to face incessant scolding from others.
— Wenda20130421B 49:04 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
POSITIVE ENERGY WILL HELP TO IMPROVE THE PROSPECT OF OUR CAREER
Caller: Master Lu, could you help to decipher my dream. In my dream, it seemed like I was in a meeting with many people and Master Lu came over, called out my name and told me to move over. At that moment, I asked Master Lu whether my karmic debts have reduced, and you seemed to tell me that it had reduced. Does this mean my karmic debts have reduced?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Yes, it has reduced not by a little, but a significant amount! It has improved as I could feel it. Therefore, one has to cultivate diligently. We would be able to tell how well you have cultivated from the way you speak and your mannerism. When you feel that things are going well for you and all challenges that you faced can be resolved gradually, you would be able to tell that these are indicators of positive energy field. With positive energy field, your career will take off. A person who is able to subdue his anger will have a smooth career. On the contrary, a person who loses his temper frequently will face obstacles in his career.
— Wenda20111030 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
A MAN ASKED ABOUT HIS TIMBER BUSINESS. MASTER LU WAS ABLE TO POINT OUT THAT THE PERSON HAS SOME DISPUTES WITH HIS BUSINESS PARTNER AND PROVIDED SOLUTION ON HOW TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE
ANY BUSINESS THAT INVOLVED KILLING WILL RESULT IN RAPID SHORTENING OF ONE’S LIFE SPAN AND WORK RELATED OBSTACLES
Caller: I got in touch with Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door last year. However, I failed to appreciate its benefit and did not cultivate diligently. I stopped cultivating about three months along the way and found myself a job with a barbeque restaurant, which involved killing. I was foolish to have committed the grave sin of killing and I am deeply remorseful of my action.
Master Jun Hong Lu: You are foolish. Let me tell you, the killings you had committed had already caused you to lose four months of your life span.
Caller: I am regretful now. I will recite the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance Mantra sincerely.
Master Jun Hong Lu: There are so many career options available, why do you have to be a fishmonger?
Caller: I am determined to quit and will not find any job that involved killing again.
Master Jun Hong Lu: Once I visited a supplier of fish for the purpose of performing life liberation. The person saw me and said, “I seemed to have seen you before”. I replied, “You do not have to see me before, just wait and see the karmic retribution that your occupation will bring about and you will know.” In about less than one month later, he came to the radio station and told me, “Master Lu, after my brief conversation with you, I have quitted the occupation.”
Caller: Yes, I have quitted as well and promised not to do it again. I will cultivate diligently with Guan Yin Citta. I realized my mistake now and will not commit again. I am resolute about not committing any act of killing from now on. Right now, I am in a daze because I was not filial towards my parents, and have committed sexual misconduct and killing. All these had caused me to face many roadblocks in my career. I have recited Zhun Ti Shen Zhou and Great Compassion Mantra today. Master Lu, please have compassion on me and advise me on how I could turn my career around.
Master Jun Hong Lu: You have to eliminate the karmic debts. Without the elimination, your career will never be smooth sailing! You have to repent sincerely from now on before your career will turn for the better.
— Shuohua20121214 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
BUDDHIST PRACTICE HAS HELPED ME TO THRIVE IN MY RESEARCH WORK
Sharing by Dong, Scientist
I started Buddhist cultivation few years ago, and since then, Bodhisattva has helped and protected my entire family numerous times. It has helped me to avoid major losses in my work, and enabled an opportunity for me to chance upon and collaborate with a well-known professor from Cambridge University when I accidentally missed a flight. The collaboration eventually helped to secure a position as a tenured professor for me. Most importantly, I am no longer arrogant in times of success and despair in times of failure as I learned to face the challenges in life with a calm attitude.
BUDDHIST CULTIVATION HAS SALVAGED MY CAREER AND MAKE IT GOES WELL FOR ME
Before I started cultivation, I was a workaholic. I would work for more than 12 hours daily, but sadly, despite putting in tremendous effort, I was not able to achieve any breakthrough for the company. The fierce competition that I faced in the trade caused me to be extremely exhausted.
I managed to call through Master Lu’s radio station’s hotline twice and he was able to point out my personality, health, mental condition specifically without any error, and provided me with advices on how I should perform recitation. During our conversation, he also told me to be magnanimous and do not be calculative or I might risk losing my fortune. I will always bear his words in mind! I have also acted in accordance to his advices by reciting the scriptures earnestly, performing lives liberations, and making vows.
With persistence in spiritual cultivation, I started to enjoy lucky encounters one after another. I managed to clinched a few major business deals smoothly without customers negotiating for lower prices. In October 2011, while performing my recitations, suddenly I had an inspiration which enabled me to come up with an ingenious way to provide differentiated service to a major client and stayed ahead of competition.
In November 2011, while dealing in a chemical export business, I had inadvertently reported a lower price which could have resulted in loss of hundreds of thousands of RMB. The contract has been signed and multiple attempts to try to communicate were unsuccessful. Therefore, I turned to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for help to quell the situation and recited the Zhun Ti Sheng Zhou. Miraculously, the client agreed to pay for the extra costs. Deepest gratitude to greatly merciful and greatly compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva!
On 20th January 2012, my company was involved in an export business to United States. However due to negligence by my employees, we had failed to file a report to the US customs in advance. According to US customs regulations, there will be a fine of between US$5,000 to US$10000 will be imposed on offenders, who file post event report. Once again, I pray to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for protection immediately. On 24th January, the US customs approved our application without penalty.
Ever since I started cultivation, I have changed my management style by infusing the Buddhism in Plain Terms into it. In a short span of few months, we received higher rating from our employees in terms of employees’ satisfaction, loyalty to company and so on.
Before I started my spiritual cultivation, I was always feeling exhausted due to the daily entertainment involved. However, ever since I started cultivation with Master Lu, through making vows, reciting scriptures, performing lives liberation and reading the Buddhism in Plain Terms, I have cut down on the number of entertainment. As a result, I felt much better, health condition improved, relationships with all parties and my mind has become clearer.
As my cultivation deepened, gradually I realized that the objective of Buddhist cultivation is not only to seek peace and prosperity in our business dealings. Most importantly, it helps us understand the truth of the universe and improve our wisdom. It is after gaining wisdom that we are able to achieve greater things, do more meaningful things, help more people and thereby helping ourselves.
— by Jiang, 2016 Spain Madrid Public Talk