(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
HOW TO FACE DIFFICULTIES OR CHALLENGES WITH MORE CONFIDENCE
Caller: Master Lu, we tend to feel depressed, fearful, or anxious about the outcomes of the many difficulties or challenges in life. How do we develop more confidence when facing such situations?
Master Jun Hong Lu: A person will only gain happiness if he or she is able to endure hardships. In learning Buddhism we must understand the truths of life. Why should we learn Buddhism? It is because we have suffered so much that we feel the need to do so. To remain steadfast in our practice, we must constantly remind ourselves, ‘As I have gone through so many hardships, I must now liberate myself from sufferings ’. There is a quote that says, ‘Recall past misery and cherish present happiness’. When you feel happy today, you will make progress and be diligent in your practice, especially when you recollect the miserable life you used to lead in the past. It’s as simple as that.< Words of Wisdom