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HOW DO WE OVERCOME EGOCENTRISM?

15/06/2020 | Words of Wisdom

Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse

Dharma Sharing Session

Singapore

22 October 2017

 

HOW DO WE OVERCOME EGOCENTRISM?

Master Jun Hong Lu: How do we overcome egocentrism?  It can be done through understanding the law of causation, and by cherishing our affinities.  Think about it, ‘Why do others dislike me?’, ‘Why do they fail to understand me?’  Do not find excuses for yourself.  We have to recognise where we have done wrong.  By doing so, we are bound to realise the faults within us.  Why are there so many people in this world who misunderstand and dislike us?  Surely not all of them are irrational?  The fact of the matter is, we are the one who is at fault.  So, stop finding excuses for yourself.  First, it has to do with our affinity to others.  Second, it is our personal character.  Therefore, be diplomatic when dealing with others.  Learn to retain the pure land within us where we can be at peace, study Buddhism, nurture our spiritual self and that of other sentient beings’.

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