(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
GREED CAN EASILY LEAD A PERSON TO ILLICITLY ACQUIRE GAINS
Caller: From which aspect are Buddhist cultivators most likely to succumb to the acquisition of illicit gains?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Greed! It is most vital that, as Buddhist cultivators, we overcome our sense of greed. Constantly examine ourselves, ‘Have I been greedy?’ When we are having a meal, ask ourselves ‘Am I greedy?’. Is it appropriate to eat more? When we are dressing up for a formal occasion, ask ourselves, ‘Do I really need fine clothing?’ Practise restraint. As soon as we detect that our sense of greed is surfacing, immediately be vigilant. We will then be able to overcome greed.< Words of Wisdom