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LEARN TO TAKE HARDSHIPS IN LIFE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s

Public Talk

Singapore

22 April 2016

LEARN TO TAKE HARDSHIPS IN LIFE

Master Jun Hong Lu: Hardships in life are nothing.  I have always told you, we have to learn to endure two types of hardship.  Number one, learn to take losses; number two, learn to take the shorter end of the stick.  On our path of practising Buddhism, it is through experiencing hardships that we understand that nothing whatsoever should be grasped at or clung to.

When a person is in a state of exhilaration, he will not be able to find his way home, just like a happy drunkard not making sense of who he is.  As Buddhist practitioners, we have to learn to control our desires, only then are we able to elevate our state of mind to attain Bodhisattva’s “samyak-sambodhi”  (Supreme Enlightenment).

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