Words of Wisdom | Control Our State of Mind

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Karma is created the moment we comment on someone. We must understand the workings of karma and be untiring in our efforts towards Buddhahood every day. While practising Buddhism, one is likely to slacken when one is not alert. It is important that we have control over our state of mind in order to examine […]

Words of Wisdom | Heaven is Watching

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Combat the thought of selfishness the very moment it crosses your mind. Be wholehearted in whatever you do. Heaven is watching, and the Bodhisattva knows what we are doing. Proactively own up to your mistakes and you will earn the respect of others. 狠斗私心一闪念,做什么事要全心全意, 人在做,天在看,菩萨知道。 要主动承认错误,才会得到别人的尊重。   – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom […]

Words of Wisdom | Fill Our Lives With Gratitude

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Be grateful to the Bodhisattva. When one’s heart is filled with gratitude, there is no room for hatred. When we live our lives with feelings of gratitude, we will be blessed with happiness and joy. 感恩菩萨,一切都感恩当中,心中就不会有恨;一切活在感恩中,会特别幸福。   – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 2  

Words of Wisdom | Prerequisites for Buddhahood

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The prerequisites for attaining Buddhahood are diligence, awakening and forbearance. Adopt a positive attitude no matter what you do. The frame of mind is different because the level of spiritual development differs. 成佛之道在于精进,在于开悟,在于忍辱。开开心心,同样做一件事情,境界不一样,心态就会不一样。   – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 2  

Words of Wisdom | Quietness of the Mind

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When you keep a clean mind and look at a statue of Guan Yin Bodhisattva mindfully, there will be no distracting thoughts in your mind. If your mind is full of distracting thoughts, there is no way for Guan Yin Bodhisattva to enter your heart. The moment you look at the statue of the Bodhisattva, […]

Words of Wisdom | Treat Subordinates Well

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This is the advice of Guo Ziyi (one of the most powerful generals in China’s Tang Dynasty): Treat your subordinates well. Respect virtuous and knowledgeable people even if they hold lower positions. As long as you are morally upright, the Bodhisattva will take care of you no matter what happens. 郭子仪的故事:对自己的下属好, 礼贤下士,只要心术正, 不管发生什么,菩萨都会来管。   – […]

Words of Wisdom | Key Points for Aspiring Bodhisattvas

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Those who aspire to be a Bodhisattva must bear the following key points in mind: 1. Bodhisattvas are oblivious to the flaws and faults of others. 2. Remain steadfast in cultivating without expecting anything in return. 3. Have no mind. That is, have no anger, no afflictions and no obstructions. It is not that Bodhisattvas […]

Words of Wisdom | Disallow Karmic Obstacles to Form

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There is no place for even the minutest amount of dirt in our hearts. Alexandre Dumas once said that it is difficult to understand others, but the most difficult thing is to understand yourself. Never allow yourself to fall into any trap. Never allow the least karmic obstacle to take form, nor harbour any unwholesome […]

Words of Wisdom | Elevate Your Spiritual Level

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Emulate the noble qualities of esteemed, knowledgeable and greatly virtuous Buddhist monastics or lay practitioners. Endeavour to elevate your level of spiritual development. When the Master is not around, draw up a timetable for yourself, maintain the right frame of mind and refrain from clinging to karmic conditions. If we fail to see what truly […]

Words of Wisdom | Time is Life

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Time is life. If we immerse ourselves in the Buddha’s light for every minute of our lives, then our lives will be prolonged. Time is like a sponge that can be squeezed. We must not harm ourselves, as unnecessary sacrifice is a mere waste of life. 时光就是生命,能让每一分钟沐浴在佛光中,那你的生命会延长。时间像海绵中的水,是挤出来的。无谓的牺牲只会浪费自己的生命,人不能常作自我伤害。   – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of […]

Words of Wisdom | Pause for Five Seconds

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If you pause and think for five seconds before you take an action, utter any word, or conceive any thought, you will have no regrets. 在你的一个行动要做出来之前,在你的一句话要出口之前,在你的一个思维要形成之前,多想五秒钟,你就不会后悔了。   – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 2  

Words of Wisdom | A Truly Enlightened Buddhist

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A truly enlightened Buddhist has attained an expanding state of spiritual development, a balanced state of mind and infinite wisdom. People who lack tolerance and immeasurable minds will be emotionally unstable. 真正成佛的人都是有宽广的境界,平衡的心态,宽容的智慧。没有无量心和包容心的人,情绪起伏就很大。   – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 2  

Words of Wisdom | Hypocrisy is Pride

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Refrain from hypocrisy – that is our pride. People of different levels of spiritual development will have a different understanding of the Master. 脱离人间虚伪的东西——那就是面子。因境界不同,对师父理解不一样。   – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 2  

Words of Wisdom | Zen and Transcendence

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Zen is a kind of transcendental knowledge. By creating a true understanding of the fundamental nature of the world by way of an empty and clear state of mind, we are able to achieve absolute transcendence and true insight. 禅:是一种超脱的学问,是以一种大空明的心境体会着世界的本真的心态,从而达到一种绝对的超脱和通透。   – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 2  

Words of Wisdom | Emptiness

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Emptiness of the mind encompasses pure emptiness, tranquil emptiness and the empty space. When the mind encompasses all of space, we can hold anything in our hearts. 心空包括净空、静空、虚空;心包太虚,心中有宇宙,什么都装得下。   – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 2  

Words of Wisdom | Balanced State of Mind

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In this Age of Dharma Decline, it is very important to restore our balanced state of mind when the affinities accumulated over our past lives reappear. We need to exercise restraint over ourselves and walk our own path. Ignore what others may say about you; do not let their words or how they look at […]

Words of Wisdom | Eradicate Attachment to Self

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Learning Buddhism is a way to eradicate your own negative energy and your attachment to self. If your ‘self’ looms large in your heart, there will be no place for others in your heart. 学佛就是去除自己的负能量,去掉我相。“我”在心里最大的,因为有“我”了,就没有别人了。 – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 2

Words of Wisdom | True Awakening

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In Buddhist terms, we need to have the potential for awakening within our hearts. If you attain awakening through the help of others, it is not a true awakening. True awakening has to be attained through our own effort. 佛法界讲,自己心中要有悟性,如果通过别人让你开悟,那是假悟;要自己悟出来,才是真悟。 – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 2

Words of Wisdom | Correct Our Mistakes

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To err is human, but we must refrain from doing wrong too often. We may inadvertently do wrong to other people, but we must not do it too often. What matters most is correcting our mistakes. 人可以犯错,但不可以经常犯错,人可以对不起别人,但不能经常对不起别人,做错事情最重要的是改正。 – Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 2