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The Buddha once said,
*“Even if it’s for a thousand kalpas,*
*the deeds we commit would never fade.*
*Comes the day we meet with our fate,*
*suffering is certain as karma awaits”.*

On 9 October 2021, Guan Yin Citta, Singapore held yet another online English Buddhism in Plain Terms Group Study, to delve into *the immutable law of causality - KARMA.*

Karma is hardly a foreign concept to Buddhist practitioners, but, in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we oftentimes overlook it.

The session kickstarted with an inspirational video where Master used an intriguing story of an old lady who nearly poisoned her son by accident to remind us that *kind and evil deeds will unquestionably come back to us.*

*You reap what you sow,* this is the universal law. Coupled with the Principle of Heaven, Karma may be late but will be served without fail in the form of karmic obstacles or blessings according to the nature of the original deed or thought. The good and evil are dormant in us. We need to cultivate the good side in us by being extremely careful of whom we hang out with and by watching our behaviour and thoughts. 

The most important takeaway of the session is, *if no attempt is made to resolve karmic obstacles in this life, there is a high chance of them repeating their misdeeds, which could lead to the ‘activation’ of their karmic obstacles*. To avert this from happening, the participants were told to learn to take the shorter end of the stick, repent and perform more merits.

One of the participants voiced out her own experience with hatred and how she broke the vicious cycle by resolving her negative karma through the recitation of the _Mantra to Untie Karmic Knots_ during the discussion segment.

In the upcoming session, we will continue to delve deeper into the concept of KARMA.

🍵 *Let us now look at some comments from participants:*
_”Small action, Great consequence”. I think this is a very important message to take away with today. We should learn from Bodhisattva, fear cause instead of worrying about the effect when it happens. Do no evil, as it will lead us to the lower realms._

🌿*Join us in our next session*
Please contact Loh SX (96978356) / Woan Yi SX (82182248) for more information
 ⏰ *Date and time:*
Saturday 16 Oct 2021 (2.00pm - 4.00pm)
*Please click here to download the Summary Slides shared during the Group Study:*
Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk
Jakarta, Indonesia
23 Apr 2017


Master Jun Hong Lu: To practise Buddhism, we need to have a proper view of this world. We neither avoid the pressure in life nor do we complain about our sufferings.

Life is never meant to be smooth sailing. Facing losses, we must work harder; when luck is on our side, we must keep humble. Learn to go with flow and face gain and loss calmly. In this way, we will have Buddha-nature and compassion.
Dear Dharma Friends,

Below are the links to the videos that we shared during the Online English Group Study on 16 Oct 2021.

*Topic: Everything you need to know about KARMA (Part 2)*

*Heaven Sees Every Act of Man*

*Good Intentions Gone Wrong*

*Bodhisattva Doesn't Wish for Us to Suffer but for Us to Come to Repentance*

Do share these videos with your family and friends and share the dharma bliss.

*If you would like to revisit our past session notes, please click the link below:*

*For more information about the Online Group Study*
Please contact Loh sx (96978356) or Woan Yi sx (82182248).
The whole world will smile at you when your heart is peaceful and your mind is clean.
When you can smile at yourself, not a single trouble in the world will affect you.
When you are sincere to yourself, no one in the world can deceive you.

– Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 3
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(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
Master Jun Hong Lu: Life is truly pitiable — things can either be smooth-sailing or go awry.  Sometimes, one needs to be able to accept circumstances with good will.  If we are able to do this, everything will go smoothly; otherwise, we will never be able to feel as though everything is going well.

In fact, life is all about how we feel and I hope that everyone will understand this.  In life, we need to have accurate understandings, gain wisdom and comprehend the workings of this world.

Why are we still in this world today?  It is because we have made our way to this human realm.  I hope that everyone will put in their best effort as a true mind is a cultivated one.

Regardless of the endeavour, one will succeed if they are diligent, and the lack of this quality will bring about constant failure.  Therefore as Buddhists, we must know good intentions can transform everything.  In fact, we can never change others; we should first work diligently on our self-transformation instead.
The whole world will smile at you when your heart is peaceful and your mind is clean.
When you can smile at yourself, not a single trouble in the world will affect you.
When you are sincere to yourself, no one in the world can deceive you.

– Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 3
Master Jun Hong Lu’s
Buddhism In Plain Terms (Radio Program)
Volume 2, Chapter 22
(An Excerpt)


As humans, we are filled with greed for pleasures our entire life - wanting this today, and that tomorrow; desiring this today and that the next. Essentially, this is the damage that we inflict on our minds every single day. 

Therefore, no matter what it is, do not allow anything to control us. If the demon in your mind takes control of you, your mental state will be affected and everything around you will turn out to be negative.
Master Jun Hong Lu’s
Public Talk
Sydney, Australia
27 January 2019


Master Jun Hong Lu: Most of our negative karma is derived from our speech. There is a traditional Chinese saying, “misfortune finds its way out through the mouth; illness finds its way in through the mouth”. Hence, being mindful of our speech is as good as guarding our minds.

As Buddhist practitioners,
When we do not know, do not speak irresponsibly.
When we do know, do not speak too much.
When we are troubled, do not speak hastily.
When we have nothing to say, say nothing.

Guard our speech and diligently perform recitations – that is the way to achieve a healthy mind and body to follow the spiritual path of Amitabha Buddha.

Founder of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and a well-known leader of the Chinese community, Master Jun Hong Lu, peacefully departed on 10 November 2021 at 4am Sydney time, at the age of 62. Having propagated Buddhism and saved sentient beings, Master Lu had accomplished his missions in the human realm to perfection.

Master Lu’s Buddhism propagation quest can be traced as far back as 1997 before he founded Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door in 2006. Having endured 20 odd years of hardships and tribulations, he went all-out to spread the Dharma. His propagation drive is evidenced across the world, saving millions of lives that have gone astray in this Age of Dharma Decline. Because of Him, many lives were able to enter the gate of Dharma, and hence continuing the lifeline of the Buddha’s teachings. Through the propagation of Mahayana Buddhism across the three realms, Master Lu had perfected His meritorious blessings.

Throughout His 20 years of Buddhism propagation journey, He experienced extreme hardships and went all-out to bring forth the belief of the law of causation among sentient beings so that they were able to see through the reality of things and be spiritually awakened.

As Master Lu went on quiet solitude to recuperate, He remained tenacious and with an unwavered spirit, absolute optimism, He persevered to spread the dharma through teaching Buddhism in Plain Terms. The sickness and suffering of sentient beings were constantly on His mind and He went on to shower us with blessings through the recitation of the Medicine Buddha Dharani to help us fend off negative energy and collective karma.

Master Lu was recognised worldwide for his effort in promoting Buddhist teachings, the traditional Chinese Culture and World Interreligious Sustainable Peace. He was frequently invited by UNESCO to give keynote speeches, and widely recognised by the international community. Throughout the 30 years in Australia, Master Lu, an outstanding Chinese leader whose heart remained in His Motherland, contributed to driving the diplomatic ties between China and Australia.

Closely following the footsteps of the Buddha and promoting the compassionate spirit of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, Master Lu dedicated His life for the well-being of sentient beings. Master Lu stood in for the sufferings of sentient beings, selflessly perfecting His meritorious blessings and attaining Buddhahood. His mortal physical form may have perished, but His dharma body will live in eternity and the compassionate spirit of His will continue to shine brightly. His Buddhism propagation effort remains incomplete and hence, He would need the disciples and Buddhist friends to carry on with His wish, so that Guan Yin Citta can thrive for generations to come. Through this, we can help to bring His wish to a perfection.

As entrusted by our revered late Master Lu before his departure, fellow disciples and Buddhist friends of Guan Yin Citta may perform assisted recitation of the following Buddhist scriptures for Master Lu, to hold in memory the kindness of Master Lu:

10-15 November - Mainly the holy name of Guan Yin Bodhisattva on the first six consecutive days.

10-12 November - The Eighty-Eight Buddhas Great Repentance on the first three days*.

13 November - The Great Compassion Mantra*.

14 November - The Heart Sutra*.

*The recitation should be performed as per one’s own volition. There is no limit as to the number of recitations that one can recite these Buddhist scriptures for.

Practice Centres worldwide can make the arrangement to set up an offering table to display the portrait of Master Lu for the next one to two weeks to allow followers of Guan Yin Citta to pay respect and perform assisted recitations as a way to honour the memory of the late Master Lu besides expressing their deepest gratitude.

*For Commemoration Protocols for Practice Centres Worldwide, please refer to the link below:*

*Click to download the recording of the holy name of Guan Yin Bodhisattva and images of Master Jun Hong Lu (you may choose any of the images to download and print for worshipping purposes).*
Master Lu's last words of advice to Buddhist friends around the world

Greetings to Buddhist friends around the world.

It has been a long time since we last met.

Over the past year, I really miss all of you and you are always on my mind. All of you are seeds of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. No matter where I am, I will always be in the heart of each and every one of you. May the compassion of Guan Yin Bodhisattva forever brighten your hearts. I love all of you very much. It is my hope that you will persist in walking the path of the Buddha and never abandon your practice!

Over a decade’s hard work to spread the Buddha-dharma has exhausted me physically. I have also borne very heavy burden of karma accordingly. That said, I have never relented in giving blessings to each and every one of you.

I truly hope you can study Buddhism in Plain Terms and my discourses diligently every day. Adhering to the teachings and observing the precepts are the basis for attaining Buddhahood.

With all your heart, make more efforts for the benefit of sentient beings, eradicate attachment and the notion of self. Always be grateful for the grace and kindness bestowed upon you by the Buddha, your country, your teacher, your parents and sentient beings. Along the path to Buddhahood, one must be sincere and truthful, full of courage and vigour, diligent, always thinking for the benefit of living beings, and dedicated to practising Buddhism.

Sakyamuni Buddha and Guan Yin Bodhisattva will always bless those who uphold the Right Faith and Right Mindfulness. The teachings of the Buddha need to be passed on from generation to generation. I will endeavour to steer all of you to the shore of enlightenment. I truly hope that you will cherish this last Dharma vessel in this Age of Dharma Decline. I treat the suffering of sentient beings as my own suffering. It is my wish that you attain Buddhahood in this lifetime to repay the kindness of the Buddha.

5 November 2021