Success Comes To Those Who Persevere and Stay True to Their Spiritual Cultivation

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Deepest Gratitude to Namo Shakyamuni Buddha! Deepest Gratitude to the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva! Deepest Gratitude to all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Dharma Protectors! Deepest Gratitude to Master Jun Hong Lu! It’s been almost seven years since I started practising Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. My daughter played a critical role in […]

The One Thing in Life that Just Can’t Wait – SPIRITUAL CULTIVATION!

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Deepest Gratitude to Namo Shakyamuni Buddha! Deepest Gratitude to the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva! Deepest Gratitude to all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Dharma Protectors! Deepest Gratitude to Master Jun Hong Lu! Good afternoon to all Buddhist friends. It’s been more than four years since I embarked on my spiritual cultivation journey with […]

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 […]

WOULD DAUGHTERS RECEIVE DIRECT KARMIC RETRIBUTIONS OWING TO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT COMMITTED BY THEIR MOTHERS?

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WOULD DAUGHTERS RECEIVE DIRECT KARMIC RETRIBUTIONS OWING TO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT COMMITTED BY THEIR MOTHERS? Caller: How are you, Master? You once said that when mothers commit sexual misconduct, their sons will have to bear the karmic retribution. A Buddhist practitioner is interested to know, what about in the case where there are only girls in […]

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 […]

ONE WILL GAIN MORE MERITS FOR CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OTHERS TO PERFORM MERITORIOUS DEEDS

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ONE WILL GAIN MORE MERITS FOR CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OTHERS TO PERFORM MERITORIOUS DEEDS Caller: Is it true that one who creates opportunities for others to perform meritorious deeds will gain more merits? Master Jun Hong Lu: That’s for sure. By doing so, he will gain boundless meritorious blessings. For example, you would like to […]

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 […]

Age and Language Barrier are Never an Obstacle Too High for this Elderly Buddhist Friend!

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Deepest Gratitude to Namo Shakyamuni Buddha! Deepest Gratitude to the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva! Deepest Gratitude to all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Dharma Protectors! Deepest Gratitude to Master Jun Hong Lu! Good afternoon to all Buddhist friends.  I am Yani from Jambi, Indonesia. I am 72 years old this year. In retrospect, […]

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 […]

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 […]

PRAY TO REPENT PRESENT-LIFE’S KARMIC OBSTACLES WHEN RECITING THE EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE (LIFO)

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PRAY TO REPENT PRESENT-LIFE’S KARMIC OBSTACLES WHEN RECITING THE EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE (LIFO) Caller: A Buddhist practitioner sent me a template of prayer requests for online group study and the recitation of some Buddhist scriptures a few days ago. It is allegedly shared by Australia Oriental Radio and is being circulated online. I would […]

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 […]

TO ENSURE ADEQUATE ENERGY, SUFFICIENT LITTLE HOUSES MUST BE SET ASIDE FOR ONE’S KARMIC CREDITORS WHEN HELPING OTHERS RECITE

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TO ENSURE ADEQUATE ENERGY, SUFFICIENT LITTLE HOUSES MUST BE SET ASIDE FOR ONE’S KARMIC CREDITORS WHEN HELPING OTHERS RECITE Question: A Buddhist friend started practising Guan Yin Citta sometime end of June this year and she has since recited more than 600 Little Houses, of which only 10 of them were for her own karmic […]

THE MEANING OF THE LAST SENTENCE OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE (I.E. NA MO DA XING PU XIAN PU SA)

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THE MEANING OF THE LAST SENTENCE OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE (I.E. NA MO DA XING PU XIAN PU SA) Caller: Master Lu, the last sentence of the Eighty-Eight Buddhas Great Repentance (LIFO) is ‘Na Mo Da Xing Pu Xian Pusa’ (Samantabhadra Bodhisattva). Why does it end with the name of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva? What […]

THE RECITATION QUALITY OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE WILL AFFECT THE QUALITY OF LITTLE HOUSE

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THE RECITATION QUALITY OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE WILL AFFECT THE QUALITY OF LITTLE HOUSE Master Jun Hong Lu: The quality of the Little House is closely related to that of the Eighty-Eight Buddhas Great Repentance (LIFO). With an impure mind, one’s recitation of LIFO will be of questionable quality. Bear in mind that […]