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Be tolerant of others and take a step back, you will see a wider perspective.

Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 8
If you are troubled by these in life:

• Unrecognised hard work at workplace?

• Lacking benefactor luck?

• Depressed, anxious, or under tremendous mental stress?

• Suffering from chronic illnesses, poor health or seeing health warning signs?

• Coping with marriage problems?

• Handling children who are rebellious and are performing poorly at school?

✨Solutions to above problems will be unveiled in this event.

📣 Singapore Guan Yin Citta’s Vegetarian Sharing Session 📣

Caller: Samantabhadra Bodhisattva said, “Today, *I would like to persuade all of you to practise vegetarianism. Those who adopt a vegetarian diet will be free from impure energy (无浊气) and heaven will protect them*. On the other hand, those who eat meat will be surrounded by negative energy, and things will not go smoothly for them. If you wish to have a good family and career, you should adopt a vegetarian diet as this brings joy to both heaven and earth”.

“If you make the great vow to be a vegetarian, disaster can be dispelled (遇难可化解) – you will not perish in flood, fire, accidents, nor would you be harmed by bad people and/or plague.”

“If you vow to practise vegetarianism, I, Samantabhadra, will bless you with success in your studies, career and, last but not least, keep your family safe and healthy. *Sentient beings possess both spirits as well as consciousness (众生有灵也有识), hence you should never eat them*.”

“If you generate negative karma just to fulfil your desire for tasty food, then you only have yourself to blame when you are faced with many stumbling blocks in life.”

_Source: Wenda20200724 58:34, Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program_

Dear Buddhist Friends,

We're excited to share that we've compiled the daily discourses of *Filial Piety: Nurturing Your Field of Blessings* and they are now available on our website!

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想修成菩萨身, 要记住几个基本要点:
1.菩萨不见人过, 菩萨永远看不见人家的过失和过错。
3.无心。无心就是说你不瞋恨, 没有烦恼, 无障碍。
菩萨并不是真的无心, 而是以众生之心为己心, 众生的心就是 菩萨的心。

Those who aspire to be a Bodhisattva must bear the following key points in mind:
1.Bodhisattvas are oblivious to the flaws and faults of others.
2.Remain steadfast in cultivating without expecting anything in return.
3.Have no mind. That is, have no anger, no afflictions and no obstructions. It is not that Bodhisattvas have no minds, but that they take the minds of other sentient beings as their own. The minds of sentient beings are the minds of Bodhisattvas.

Words of Wisdom Vol.2

Master Jun Hong Lu: Interpersonal relationships are inevitable as long as we live in this world. Although self-discipline may help spare us from establishing negative karmic affinities with others, we cannot expect the same from the people around us. When others engender negative karmic affinities with us, that is when we are faced with unjust encounters and we find ourselves being misunderstood, or even reviled. In times like these, the practice of patience under humiliation is the means to upkeep the purity of our spiritual self.

Being patient when insulted is not a manifestation of cowardice but a golden practice that spares us from establishing negative karmic affinities. The moment we take offence when someone launches a string of negative affinity at us, we will be infected by its potential ramifications, which set the karma of negative affinity in motion.

It is only through practising patience under insult that we are able to prevent the anger from getting the better of us and the negative affinity from taking root. The virtue of patience is but an outward expression. Its essence lies in ensuring our mind is unswayed irrespective of circumstances and that we are able to see the voidness of humiliation. This is in line with the principle of mind cultivation, that is, “As external conditions change, let the mind remain unperturbed”.

_Source: Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism In Plain Terms, Volume 1 Chapter 2_
Kindness is the foundation for a heart of compassion.
Repentance is the only route towards self-reform.
Contrition is the only way for one to make headway.
Diligence is the only way to success.
Gratitude is the only way to contentment.

Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk
Brisbane, Australia
9 Jun 2019

Caller: Some fellow practitioners are using the internet to propagate the dharma. In their quest to disseminate the teachings, they compile the transcripts of Master’s radio discourses into related topics and get them published online every day. However, due to their carelessness, there are occasional errors in the content shared. Will this create significant karmic obstacles?

Master Jun Hong Lu: No, it won’t. At worst, the karmic obstacles will be minor and very little because the merit engendered is immense. Imagine the number of people they will help to be spiritually awakened by doing so! When they share a single or a few lines of the teachings on the internet, on their mobile phones, or on QQ (a Chinese social media platform), it is as precious as a bar of gold!

I have personally seen someone post a quote from my Words of Wisdom, and as it was being transmitted, something that resembles a shimmering gold bar flashed over. I saw it with my own eyes. Imagine the number of such ‘gold bars’ you have disseminated! It also demonstrates how much wealth you have accumulated and the many opportunities in store for you to perform virtuous deeds.

_Source: Wenda20150612 28:58, Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program_

Caller: It is often said in Buddhist scriptures that it is close to impossible to repay the kindness of parents (父母恩是难以回报). Could you kindly enlighten us, Master?

Master Jun Hong Lu: Is it difficult and painful for your father and mother to raise you?

Caller: Yes.

Master Jun Hong Lu: Should you repay the kindness of parents (父母恩)?

Caller: Yes.

Master Jun Hong Lu: Exactly! *To repay the kindness of parents is an act of filial piety.* This explains why in the past, there were many filial children who were able to ascend to heavens and become heavenly deities. We are indebted to our parents for their kindness of raising us (养育之恩), while towards the Bodhisattvas, we are indebted to Them for the kindness of educating and guiding us. Whatever the case may be, we should be grateful.

It’s challenging to repay the kindness of parents, but as Buddhist disciples, *the term 'parents' extends beyond those who gave birth to and raised us. In fact, anyone who guides us is considered a parent.* Why is it that we regard Guan Yin Bodhisattva as a mother? Because Guan Yin Bodhisattva nurtures us, right? Why do we regard the Buddha as our father? This is because He teaches us to abandon suffering and attain happiness, guiding us to be virtuous individuals? Do you understand now?

Therefore, *we must be eternally grateful for the kindness of our parents (对父母亲的恩德要感恩巨大).* For our sake, they make great sacrifices and even shoulder our karmic burdens. Given our hefty karmic obstacles, we should repent, make offerings to the Triple Gems, uphold the precepts, practise generosity, and engage in Buddhist cultivation; all these are ways to repay the kindness of your parents.

Consider this, when you become a good person, don’t you think your parents will accumulate more merits?

As a matter of fact, it's not just your biological parents who gave birth to and raised you; even I, your Master, am considered your parent, right? Therefore, the concept of 'having gratitude for the four kindness' (上报四重恩). Many Bodhisattvas exemplify great filial piety; the filial devotion of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is particularly well-known. Hence, we must fulfil our filial duties not only to our biological parents but also to our ‘parents’ from above that is, the Bodhisattvas in heaven. Do you understand?

Caller: Yes.

_Source: Wenda20180511 20:01, Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program_

Master Jun Hong Lu: In the past, many parents were very filial to their elders, which rubbed off on their children from a young age. Unsurprisingly, as they grew old, their offspring would follow in their footsteps and would be very filial towards them. This is a clear example of a virtuous reward (善果) that comes at a later stage of one’s life for a wholesome cause (善因) planted in their early years.

Conversely, there are many parents who are not only self-centred, they will not hesitate to scold their elders in front of their children. They are even rude enough to address their elders as “an old fart”, “a useless old fart”. Little do they know, in time to come when they are old and seriously ill, the mistreatment that they will receive from their children will be far worse. In fact, they could even be kicked out of their homes. Clearly, they are responsible for what they sow for not not properly educating their children from little.

Therefore, *to educate your children is in a way planting a wholesome cause for yourself.* If your child is unfilial towards you, who can you blame but yourself for having planted the evil cause (种下的恶因). Echoing this is the saying, *“An unfilial child is the fault of the father”* (子不孝,父之过). This means parents are responsible for the unfilial behaviour of their children. That explains why it is important for all Buddhists and spiritual cultivators like us to understand the working of the law of karma.

_Source: Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhism In Plain Terms (Radio Program), Volume 1 Chapter 25_