A good heart will bring you a good fortune(IV)

From:Voice of Longquan     Author:Voice of Longquan     Time:2017-03-02 09:36:05
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Heaven and hell are just one breath away. When we act with goodwill in mind, we are actually in heaven at that very moment.

Q: After getting rid of all attachments, should I just live in the present and wait to see where the fate will take me?

A: Get rid of attachments, and persist in pursuit of goodness and virtue. 


Q: Master, my younger sister has a kind but fragile heart. She is also not good at handling things. Do you think she’ll be able to overcome these shortcomings if she learns Buddha teachings and works as a volunteer in monasteries? 

A: Serve the Three Jewels and learn about Buddha teachings, then her wisdom will grow. 

Q:  Master, a Buddha quote goes like this, “A butcher becomes a Buddha the moment he drops his cleaver”. Could you explain why? 

A: Heaven and hell are just one breath away. When we act with goodwill in mind, we are actually in heaven at that very moment.


Q: Master, I strongly agree with what you said, “Practice begins when you recognize your affliction,” and I have been on the way of practice. I tell myself to learn and accept various teachings, instead of clinging to one opinion. Is this attitude rational or arrogant? Anyhow, my heart for goodness has never changed. Time flies. I can’t waste any time. I apologize for pouring out my vexation to you. Please give me some advice if you have a chance. Thank you!

A: Your truth-seeking spirit and kind heart deserve to be praised! Besides inclusiveness, one should also have deep conviction; otherwise he/she can easily get lost. You may learn, compare and reflect on different teachings. Buddhist dharma is both extensive and profound, and it stands up to any doubt or scrutiny.

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