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wenda20150306 14:24
(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)

*WHAT IS CONSIDERED ‘TRUE CULTIVATION’*

Caller: 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 Jun Hong 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.


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Wenda20160610 60:00
(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)

*WAYS TO ELIMINATE SMALLER KARMIC DEBTS*

Caller: Apart from recitations to eliminate negative karmic debts as well as facing the natural negative karmic emergence, will our Dharma protectors make arrangements to help clear some of our smaller negative karmic debts in advance?

Master Jun Hong Lu: Yes, your Dharma protectors will do that. Let me cite an example; you were rude to your parents but they did not take it to heart. Since this is a very small negative karma, this issue is considered over and cleared.

Caller: Has this small negative karma been eliminated?

Master Jun Hong Lu: Yes, it has been eliminated. Do you know why? If your parents were angry with you and took it to heart; this will retain in their eighth sub-consciousness and will create a negative karmic affinity with you. Then your Dharma protector will arrange for this negative karmic debt to emerge. How will this negative karmic debt surface? A little while later, you may be scolded or beaten by your mother just like during our younger days.

Caller: Regarding the destined negative karma, if a person suddenly cut himself and bleed, do we consider such an event has naturally eliminated the negative karma?

Master Jun Hong Lu: Of course. Bloodshed, be it little or profuse, is considered as serious karmic eruption. What would be the general reaction? If you speak harshly towards your mother and she takes the opportunity to reprimand you sternly, like scolding you brainless, your negative karma would be considered as eliminated.

Caller: Understand now, Master Lu.


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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse
(Question 119)

NON-VEGETARIAN WEDDING BANQUET

Question: I became Master Lu’s disciple in year 2014. It was my plan to hold a vegetarian wedding banquet. However, I have failed to get the consent from my family members to do so. I have changed all the dishes in the hotel's menu that is cooked with live creatures to frozen ingredients. However, I am still worried, as this is not a vegetarian wedding banquet, will it affect the status of my Lotus flower?

Answer: It will not directly cause your Lotus flower to "fall". However, it will deplete a great amount of your karmic rewards. The situation looks better now as no live creatures are consumed, hence no killing took place. Bear in mind, should there be any live creatures consumed, you shall expect big trouble.


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Wenda20150424 50:53
[Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program]

*DURING RAINY DAYS, IT'S BETTER TO RECITE _LITTLE HOUSES_ WITH MERIT RECEIVER STATED TO PREVENT SUTRAS AND MANTRAS BEING TAKEN AWAY*

Caller: Master Lu, what kind of feeling would we have if the sutras or mantras in _Little Houses_ are being taken away during recitation? For instance, a Dharma friend suddenly felt dizzy when chanting during a rainy day, is this a sign of _Little Houses_ being robbed?

Master Jun Hong Lu: Could be.

Caller: Under what other circumstances that _Little Houses_ will be taken away?

Master Jun Hong Lu: Usually this won't happen if you have written name on it.

Caller: Do you mean the name on the right hand side of the _Little House_ - the merit receiver?

Master Jun Hong Lu: Yes, if you fill in your name and name of merit receiver, no one would dare to rob it from you.

Caller: Oh, I see. Then the Self-reserved _Little House_ is more dangerous in this sense?

Master Jun Hong Lu: Indeed. During rainy days, avoid reciting Self-reserved _Little House_; recite those with merit receiver stated instead.

Caller: Alright, duly noted.


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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse on Question 119
July 24, 2016

*WHAT IS THE TRUE ESSENCE OF GUAN YIN CITTA DHARMA DOOR?*

Question: When introducing Dharma to people, if we are asked what the true essence of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door is, how should we answer it?

Answer: The true essence of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door is the true essence of Buddhist teachings, because Guan Yin Citta has been propagating and introducing Buddhist teachings to all sentient beings. The teachings of Guan Yin Citta is in line with that of Dharma, which emphasise that everything is characterised by suffering, emptiness and impermanence. The aim of Guan Yin Citta is to help people achieve enlightenment, remove vexations, overcome _avidyā_ (ignorance or misconceptions) and gain wisdom, be liberated from one’s own constraints and attain the desired state of mind.


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Q&A Session with Hong Kong Dharma Friends
July 4, 2016

*REQUESTING A CHILD TO FINANCE IN MERITORIOUS ACTS, BOTH THE MOTHER AND CHILDREN WILL HAVE MERITS *

Question: Some elderly mothers are not financially sound but wish to volunteer in many Dharma conventions; therefore they approach their children to assist financially. Will this create a new karma for the mother to repay the child again? Under such a situation, will the child have any merits?

Master Jun Hong Lu: Both the child and the mother will have merits. So long as it is a righteous act, it is perfectly alright for the mother to ask for financial assistance from the child. The mother is not using it to gamble away. After all, she has raised the child to adulthood and providing mother with some money to accumulate merits, the child will also benefit from it. However, the child must give the money willingly and the mother must not force the child to give.


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Tomorrow, 15th August 2016 (Monday), is the 13th day of the Seventh Lunar Month, it is also the day to commemorate *Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva*'s birthday (大勢至菩薩 [DàShì Zhì PúSà])!

Please perform more virtuous deeds and recitations, be a vegetarian, refrain from killing, free captive lives, do no evil and perform good deeds

You may recite up to *27* times _*Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance*_ (Lifo), inclusive of the daily homework*. Pray to the *Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva* to eliminate the negative karma on specific misdeeds that we have done in our "current life".

Deepest gratitude to the *Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva*, in giving us the opportunity to recite more Lifo to eliminate our negative karma.

Wishing all advancement in Buddhism practice, accumulation of meritorious blessings, wisdom and Dharma bliss.

* Note: 1) Except for pregnant ladies, all Dharma Friends (with or without altar at home) can recite the additional Lifo. Take this opportunity to eliminate negative karma.

2) If you have altar at home, you may offer *First Incense* at midnight tonight. Remember to prepare flowers and fruits for the day.

#Additional Notes:
A) Recitation of this additional Lifo is not compulsory. It would be good if you could do so. It is suggested that we match some Little Houses with it.

B) If you are unable to complete your intended number of additional Lifo, you may pray to Bodhisattva to allow you to complete the balance Lifo the next day (only 1 day postponement is allowed).




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