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Radio Program Extract 137 Things we need to be cautious about while attending a funeral


Wenda20131108  37:00   Things we need to be cautious about while attending a funeral

Female caller: If we have to attend a funeral, what are the things that we need to be cautious about?

Master Lu: Firstly, attending a funeral is not good. (But at times, we have to attend.) Then just attend!  In the past, we would have to “step across the ring of fire” and do not go straight home after attending a funeral. Nowadays, after the memorial service, it’s best not to head straight back home. Rather, you can stroll around the shopping centre. (Some elderly would suggest that we bring along some matchsticks or scissors with us when attending a funeral.) No, no, these items are used to fight with spirits, don’t do it. Wearing a Guan Yin Bodhisattva amulet will do, and you shall not fear. (Oh, you mean the amulet in the form of a card, or the one in the form of a pendant?) The pendant type of amulet will do. If you wear those pendant amulets blessed by Master Lu, you do not need to fear anymore wherever you go. (OK, can I put it in my pocket?) Yes, you can.

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Metaphysics Q&A 156 – The order of recitation for Little Houses


Q156: Hi Master Lu, there are four types of sutras and mantras included in the Little House. What is the best order to recite them?


The “Little House” consists of a combination of sutras and mantras. The order in which you recite the sutras and mantras for the Little House does not matter.According to the latest teachings of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, the best method to recite the Little House is to recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) in sessions. You can start with reciting the Great Compassion Mantra 7 or more times, then recite another sutra or mantra. Each time before you recite a different sutra or mantra, you can recite theGreat Compassion Mantra another 3 times. At the end, you can complete the remaining number for the Great Compassion Mantra.For example:Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 9 timesGreat Compassion Mantra 3 times, followed by Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 49 timesGreat Compassion Mantra 3 times, followed by Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra (Wang Sheng Chou) 84 timesGreat Compassion Mantra 3 times, followed by Sapta Atitabuddha Karasaniya Dharani (Chi Fo Mieh Tsui Chen Yan) 87 timesGreat Compassion Mantra 9 timesThis method of performing recitations ensures that the Little Houses are further enhanced with energy, as each Little House would effectively be bounded by the power of the Great Compassion Mantra. This way, the Little Houses would be more effective in terms of protection and blessings.While some people recite several Little Houses at the same time, others may take many sessions before they can complete the recitations for one Little House. You can adjust your method of recitations according to your own situation.In summary, it is best to begin and finish reciting each Little House with the Great Compassion Mantra. Before reciting a different sutra or mantra, it would also be best to start with reciting the Great Compassion Mantra. The Great Compassion Mantra recited can be counted as part of the Little House, or recited as extra recitations to enhance the effectiveness.It is alright if conditions do not allow you to perform recitations for the Little House in this way. It is most important that you perform recitations mindfully and sincerely. [emoji120][emoji120][emoji120]

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wenda20150306 14:24

Male Listener: Master Lu, on the radio programs you often mentioned that there are many people practicing Dharma nowadays, but many are not truly cultivating. What is considered true cultivation? Is persistently performing recitation daily considered true cultivation?

Master Lu: Not necessary. Daily recitation is only a formality. A true Dharma cultivator will always emulate Bodhisattva’s thoughts, actions and speeches and allow them to govern their actions and apply them in their daily lives. That is considered true cultivation.

Male Listener:  We are able to change our fate and fortune through practicing Buddhism. However, Master Lu, you mentioned before that some fates can not be changed at all. Can you tell me  to what extent practicing Buddhism can change a person’s destiny in terms of a percentage?

Master Lu: Up to 70% of a person’s life can be changed. I said  before that 70% of our lives is fate that is fixed, the other 30% is fortune. So why do I say that the 70%, which is fate, can be changed? That basically means  one’s fate can be changed completely!  Let me explain with an example. Once there was a renowned monk whose name I do not wish to state here. When he was young a fortune teller predicted that he would have a very difficult life with no one to depend on.  Upon learning this, his parents lost confidence in his upbringing. In those days the villagers held on strongly to such beliefs.  He was sent to a temple straightaway. Then his ill fate took a turn.  Had he not moved to the temple, he would have continued on his path of ill-fate. However, in the temple this was not the case. He led a happy life and made a lot of friends. As he aged and become a Grand Master, all of the young monks can be viewed as his children. His destiny and therefore  entire life had changed.  Have you ever read about “Liao-Fan’s Four Lessons”?

Male Listener: Yes.

Master Lu: It was predicted he would  only live to his 40s, yet  he lived to the ripe old age of 70 or 80.  It was  predicted he would be childless, yet he was blessed with countless offspring.  Is this not “change”?

Male Listener: That’s right.

Master Lu: For a person with no confidence, no change will ever take place. On the contrary, for a confident person, “change” is a norm; it is  common. For example, if someone says  that “you will be in  an car accident today”, you could  choose not to drive, couldn’t  you? If so, in that instant you have made a change, right?   If someone asked you,  ”why are you such a bad person?” and you choose to refrain from behaving  badly from then onwards, haven’t you made a change?

Male Listener: Yes, I understand. Thank you Master Lu for answering my question.

Question: Will crossing over less people but doing more life liberations increase our merits and enlarge our heavenly lotuses.

Answer: Possible. Whoever goes up to heaven will not become an all rounded Bodhisattva. It depends on which area of merits is more prominent. Professionals with specialised knowledge will be more proficient but at the same time, he must also exemplify in other aspects. For example, some people are especially good at crossing over people either through generous donations, Dharma sharing or ‘ wu wei shi’ (disambiguation). If one donates generously but at the same time commits sins towards the Dharma, he will not be able to ascend to heaven and become a Bodhisattva.

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Wenda20140615B 58:31


Male Listener: Why does the practice of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door require us to recite so many Buddhist scriptures? Is it to awaken our innate Buddha-nature?

Master Lu: Yes, what you just said is correct. Why do we need to recite so many Buddhist scriptures as part of the practice in Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door? It is to awaken our innate Buddha-nature. Without recitation, there is no communication with Bodhisattva. If you do not speak, how can you communicate with others? It is the same principle. Therefore, if you wish to communicate with Bodhisattva, performing recitations is essential. Buddhist scriptures are the spoken words of Bodhisattva, do you understand?

Male Listener: I understand and do not have any further questions. I wish Master a Happy Father’s Day.

Master Lu: Thank you. Goodbye.
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