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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The 16 Great Dreams of Queen Trishla, Mother of Mahavira, Part 3 of 3, June 22, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The 16 Great Dreams of Queen Trishla, Mother of Mahavira, Part 3 of 3, June 22, 2019

“The sixth dream Queen Trishla had was of a Full Moon. This dream indicated that the child would help lessen the suffering of all living beings. He would bring peace to the world. He would help the spiritual progress of humanity at large.” “The eighth dream Queen Trishla had was of a Large Flag flying on a golden stick. This dream indicated that her son would carry the banner of religion. He would reinstate the religious order throughout the universe.” “The thirteenth dream Queen Trishla had was of a Big Heap of Jewels. It was a mixture of all types of gems and precious stones. This dream indicated that her son would have infinite virtues and wisdom and He would attain the supreme enlightenment.” “The sixteenth dream was of a Lofty Throne, which indicated that her son would have a very high spiritual status.” “The dreams the fortunate Devi Trishla has seen are the 16 great dreams that indicate extremely auspicious and divine gains in the near future. According to these dreams, Devi Trishla will give birth to a son who will become a Chakravarti (universal spiritual leader).”
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2020-02-25   66 Views
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2020-02-25

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The 16 Great Dreams of Queen Trishla, Mother of Mahavira, Part 2 of 3, June 22, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The 16 Great Dreams of Queen Trishla, Mother of Mahavira, Part 2 of 3, June 22, 2019

So now, we come to the mother of Lord Mahavira, Queen Trishla. “One night, Queen Trishla had 14 great dreams. The first dream Queen Trishla had was of an Elephant. It was a big, tall and impetuous, with four tusks. This dream of the elephant indicated that she would give birth to a child with exceptionally high character. The four tusks signified that He would guide the spiritual chariot with its four components: monks, nuns, laymen, and laywomen.” “The second dream Queen Trishla had was of a Bull. This dream indicated that her son would be highly religious and a great spiritual teacher. He would help cultivate the religion. The third dream Queen Trishla had was of a Magnificent Lion. This dream indicated that her son would be as powerful and strong as the lion. He would be fearless, almighty, and capable of ruling the world. The fourth dream Queen Trishla had was of the Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity and power. This dream indicated that her son would enjoy great wealth and splendor. He would be a Tirthankar, the supreme benefactor of all.”
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2020-02-24   200 Views
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2020-02-24

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The 16 Great Dreams of Queen Trishla, Mother of Mahavira, Part 1 of 3, June 22, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The 16 Great Dreams of Queen Trishla, Mother of Mahavira, Part 1 of 3, June 22, 2019

I'm going to give you a very, very extraordinary story. One of the greatest Saints on our planet, Lord Mahavira. Here, we begin from the birth of Lord Mahavira. He's the most compassionate, one of the most compassionate, Saints and Masters of our era, I mean, our kalpa, our period of time. At that time, so many Masters were coming and going. Buddha was also around this time. It must have been a very spiritually enriched era of our time. “About 2594 years ago...” “During the period of Lord Parshvanath, the feudal system of rule prevailed in India. However, the beginnings of the democratic system had started appearing on the political scene.” “After His Nirvana, Maharaji Chetak, a strong follower of the Parshva Tradition, was the president of the Vaishali Republic and the federation.” “In the Jain literature, Maharaji Chetak has been mentioned as Videgraj; his sister, Trishla, as Videhdinna.” So, that means they had a long lineage. They came from a long lineage of royalty and famous families of that time. They introduced that, so that we would see, maybe, with such good energy, good atmosphere, that breed the ground that bloomed the blessing of a great Saint to come.
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2020-02-23   338 Views
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2020-02-23

A Vegan Feast with Supreme Master Ching Hai and Village Chiefs of Miaoli, Taiwan (Formosa), Part 2 of 2, August 11 & 18, 2019

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A Vegan Feast with Supreme Master Ching Hai and Village Chiefs of Miaoli, Taiwan (Formosa), Part 2 of 2, August 11 & 18, 2019

The new Village Chief is here. Please welcome him. I've invited the Village Chief for dinner. No meat, totally vegan. No eggs, milk, or meat; none of those. So please get used to it, OK? (OK.) On Sundays, we usually dine here together. Cheers! Good health! “We are all good friends. Let us hold hands...” “On behalf of all the residents of Shizhen Village, I thank You, Master. I have truly never seen such a noble religious group. You have brought Light and warmth to Shizhen Village since you came. Especially when you are practicing spiritually, you don't make any noise. So many people, and not a sound. You have built good relationships with neighbors here and made our roads and Jinshan Park very beautiful. Thank You.” We all feel honored to see our neighbors come and visit, and our real good friends are so kind. (Yes, thank You.) Please visit us often. (OK, I will.)
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2020-02-22   339 Views
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2020-02-22

A Vegan Feast with Supreme Master Ching Hai and Village Chiefs of Miaoli, Taiwan (Formosa), Part 1 of 2, August 11 & 18, 2019

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A Vegan Feast with Supreme Master Ching Hai and Village Chiefs of Miaoli, Taiwan (Formosa), Part 1 of 2, August 11 & 18, 2019

“Hallo, Master! Hallo, this is Mr. Guo, Chief of Shanjiao Village.” Hallo. Would you like to eat something? My treat. Eat with us in the kitchen later, OK? (OK.) Usually, I have guests on Sundays. “Thank You. I saw You on TV before. Today, I finally get a chance to see You in person. It's really an honor.” It's an honor for me, too. Here comes the Village Chief! Say hallo to him. Our Village Chief. You happened to be lucky. We love beauty very much. Just look at me and you would know; a big example. We love cleanliness and beauty, because it's more comfortable and good Feng Shui. I also have some knowledge about Feng Shui; it's better to be clean. “Brothers and sisters, we are very happy to have you meditating and practicing spiritually here in Shanjiao Village. We will be good neighbors and friends from now on, right? (Yes!) Master is truly close to the people. Master is really wonderful. And your food is so good today. Really, this is the best food I've ever had.” While everyone was enjoying a Taiwanese (Formosan) specialty dessert called Ai-Yu Jelly, Supreme Master Ching Hai told the story behind it.
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2020-02-21   441 Views
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2020-02-21

The Fatal Obstacle, Part 3 of 3, Mar. 2, 2005

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The Fatal Obstacle, Part 3 of 3, Mar. 2, 2005

“Now we have 23 Buddhas left, for the time being. How rare it is! In the whole world, and only in our group. And I told you, appearance really deceives. You wouldn’t guess that the lay persons I pointed out are Buddhas, no? They couldn’t even guess it themselves, which is good,because the ego and the bad habits are our enemies. And if he even knows about it, oh, it would be “inflated.” It’d be much, much trouble.” “Oh, it seems just like a number, like one level, two levels, three levels, but, oh dear God, if you don’t have a Master, and if you’re really sincere and work all your might and energy, day and night for many hundreds of lifetimes, maybe you advance one level. One low level! The higher levels, it’s more difficult. It’s more vast and more difficult. It’s not a number. It’s a vastness, it’s a big universe!” “So many prophecies were supposed to be true, but I changed it. The world was supposed to be kaput in 2000, I changed it. I promised you it’d still be here. Because I’m here to change. I am here to change.”
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2020-02-20   421 Views
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2020-02-20

The Fatal Obstacle, Part 2 of 3, Mar. 2, 2005

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The Fatal Obstacle, Part 2 of 3, Mar. 2, 2005

“There dogs, they're high level already. They are Fourth already. And you guys are still crawling under there, some of you. So much for the attachment of the worldly stuff! Even attachment to husband and wife is also attachment.” “If you have just little bit of arrogance, sometimes you are in a high position in society, and it’s very difficult to be humble. You don’t have to be if you are a Buddha. But to your superior, you should be. Otherwise, you are lost very quick!” “Anything, anything could affect you - your personality, your background, your education, your job, your associations, your friends, before you met me. Everything makes an impact on you, and you are in a square box. So, enlightenment lifts your soul up, but your personality, you have to retrain it to fit a saintly person.” “The whole universe is watching what you're doing. Anything you do bad to me, just even a little bit, a little feel proud, arrogant towards me. Even if I forgive you or I don’t scold you or I don’t care about that, it’s still bad for you.”
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2020-02-19   488 Views
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2020-02-19

The Fatal Obstacle, Part 1 of 3, Mar. 2, 2005

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The Fatal Obstacle, Part 1 of 3, Mar. 2, 2005

It’s just showing you this life is really funny. People value more a piece of paper than looking into others’ eyes and seeing what’s in there, or sincerity, everything. They are trained just to count money, and even ignore the other side of humans, which is more valuable. But that’s life. You have to prove that you have money, otherwise, you are nothing. It’s incredible how people value a few pieces of paper more than the human spirit, and looking down upon people, and then put people down and things like that. So, they choose the wrong personnel all the time. Sometimes you get to a high position because you know the owner or you know the other highly positioned persons, or a big shot or something. It’s not necessarily that you’re qualified. A couple of the banks that I have dealt with the managers used to be bakers or cooks or whatever, but they happen to speak Spanish or German or English. You know, at least two languages, and you’re fine. Because the bank said it is easier for them to train him in financial than to train him in languages. Can you imagine?
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2020-02-18   650 Views
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2020-02-18

The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 4 of 4, June 15, 2019

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The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 4 of 4, June 15, 2019

“It's said that Kong Ming also had a very ugly wife. I remember it was written in the book. However, he loved his wife very much. He was a very clever and handsome man, but he loved his wife. When he came home every day, he listened to his wife talking about simple things and stories and it made him very happy. Very few people can be like Zhuge Liang. So, we humans are not only bound by society and brainwashed by customs, but also distressed by situations. We bind ourselves to many things. We are very fastidious even in eating. We are also fastidious in picking a person. We forget about his inner virtues. Only virtues are permanent. Beautiful looks could vanish with traffic accidents or illnesses.” “We are all monks. It’s being ‘one with God.’ [pun of ‘monk’]Being a monk is to be one with God. Then you’ll understand everything. Otherwise, you don’t understand ever if you’ve shaved.”
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2020-02-17   643 Views
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2020-02-17

The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 3 of 4, June 15, 2019

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The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 3 of 4, June 15, 2019

There are two kinds of things that I talk to you about. One is for worldly things; I advise you to be filial, loyal and patriotic, etc. However, if I don't talk about worldly matters, there's really nothing to talk about. The Dharma needs virtually no spoken words. Or should I just sit here and tell you, "It's OK, suit yourself. It's OK to do anything. Never mind the ethical conduct, because there is nothing." You know what I mean? But I can't do that, because you have yet to reach this level. Sometimes, I observe that the world is in great misery, but people can't escape. They are bound very tightly by their minds. Do you understand what I am saying? (Understand.) Really? (Really.) Because these things are... (Abstract.) Abstract. OK, that's right. Therefore, preconceptions sometimes hurt us a lot, and make us lose a lot of good things. I am talking about worldly aspects; not spiritual aspects. Not yet; too many preconceptions. Our eyes, ears, smell and tongue, all deceive us; they are really deceptive.
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2020-02-16   632 Views
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2020-02-16

The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 2 of 4, June 15, 2019

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The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 2 of 4, June 15, 2019

There are two sides in this life. One side is the material world, the other side is the spiritual world. It's not enough if we only busy ourselves in the material world. We will come back later and it will be the same suffering and happiness. We keep coming and going, trapped inside the prison. There is nothing truly meaningful. Sometimes, we have to suffer a lot before we realize this, realize the most important point, realize that we are really bound by these rules, or by our mind. These things are really useless. People who haven't suffered are less likely to understand. Those who have suffered will understand, because they will cherish the human body, which is too precious and too fleeting. When I talk to you, I have to laugh. But if I'm trapped in a situation, it's also quite agonizing. While suffering, I also realize that it is actually nothing. The world is nothing but an illusion. So, when we are in deep samadhi, the whole world vanishes, even our own person vanishes. The numerous illusions of sentient beings life after life, have manifested into this or that. As the Diamond Sutra stated, "Be free of all attachments, so that your mind will be free."
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2020-02-15   824 Views
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2020-02-15

The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 1 of 4, June 15, 2019

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The World Is Nothing but an Illusion, Part 1 of 4, June 15, 2019

There are no emotions up above; no worries, no ego, no mind, no such important things that humans yearn for. For example, if you come down from the Fifth World, you have to pass by the Third World. You will be equipped with some tools and outfits over there. Then you will want to create things. You will want to use your talent and create things in the world, and help to beautify the world. And when you come down to the Second World, you will be given the mind. When we have the mind, we have ego. "Ah, I can do this." "I am like this." "I'm like that." It also brings problems. Some people cannot do much, so they develop an inferiority complex and blame themselves. It all comes from the mind. That's not what we are. And then, when we get to the Astral World, it will give us those emotions - happiness, anger, grief and joy. It doesn't help us to be liberated. So, we will be free only when we shed all those bodies. The three bodies bind us to the worlds of formation, existence, destruction and emptiness.
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2020-02-14   885 Views
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2020-02-14

The Golden Age Is the Elevation of Souls, Part 3 of 3, May 4, 2019

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The Golden Age Is the Elevation of Souls, Part 3 of 3, May 4, 2019

“If humankind has enough merit and the whole world enters into a Golden Era, what will this world look like? I want to have an expectation.” “You will know when the time comes.” “Because our inside is different than outside. For example, during retreat, some people saw that Master had elevated Thailand to a level higher than this planet. But if you ask the Thai people, will they understand? It’s a matter of the soul. Even useless things regarding the body, our mind cannot know too much. We can only learn some science or medicine, how to use computers, etc. But we cannot know much about the things inside. Sentient beings are ignorant. They are blocked because of the body. It’s so pitiful. That’s why all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas take pity on all beings. They know that the beings have been blocked and obstructed too much. Otherwise, why do Masters have to come and go? One Master would be enough to elevate the whole world. It’s not that easy.” “Our mind is in this world and deals with things here. Our soul is beyond and does his or her own things.”
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2020-02-13   604 Views
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2020-02-13

The Golden Age Is the Elevation of Souls, Part 2 of 3, May 4, 2019

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The Golden Age Is the Elevation of Souls, Part 2 of 3, May 4, 2019

“Master, That is, whether there are different levels in the New Land, just like the Western Paradise, where there are higher levels and lower levels.” “It’s different over there, OK? Everyone is equal, living together. There is no problem. No need to separate or differentiate. We are all one. We don’t feel separated or different in status such as up or down, higher or lower. No such feeling over there. It’s just free and easy. It’s different. There’s no need to meditate diligently anymore, or to make progress, or to ask for anything or ask any questions. Everybody lives freely and is free to do whatever they want. It’s different, OK? Very free.” “The Golden Age is not in the physical sense, OK? It’s inside. It’s the soul inside that will be elevated. Our mind cannot grasp it. It’s beyond our thinking.”
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2020-02-12   683 Views
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2020-02-12

The Golden Age Is the Elevation of Souls, Part 1 of 3, May 4, 2019

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The Golden Age Is the Elevation of Souls, Part 1 of 3, May 4, 2019

Some younger people told me before, “I’m still young. I’ll take my time. I want to enjoy the world for a while, and then come for initiation. I still can’t keep a vegan diet.” And then, those older people would say, “I’m old now. But I still don’t want to practice. I’m very busy with children and grandchildren. No time for spiritual practice.” All kinds of excuses. That’s what happens. It’s not my fault. Life is short in this world. Why don’t they want to practice spiritually? What a pity! The Quan Yin Method is the best and the simplest, yet they don’t practice. What could they want to practice? Making pilgrimages is complicated and very tiring. Their bones and muscles will complain. Worshipping all kinds of things. We can stay calm and peaceful at home, worshipping in our heart. Very simple, yes? And we can communicate with the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. It’s really difficult, very difficult to deliver sentient beings. They don’t listen to you.
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2020-02-11   742 Views
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2020-02-11

Buddhist Stories: The Story of Ananda, the Names of Hells, and the Praise of the Buddha, Part 11 of 11, Aug. 10, 2015

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Buddhist Stories: The Story of Ananda, the Names of Hells, and the Praise of the Buddha, Part 11 of 11, Aug. 10, 2015

She was very grateful to Master. She talked about the accidents that had happened to her. They were very serious accidents, but she was unharmed. A car crashed into the back of her car. It was a very bad crash, but she was not injured at all. “I promise to You I’ll practice diligently, to repay Your grace. I’d like to tell initiates that in this life if we didn’t have Master, our world would have been very dark. Have you ever seen passengers in an airplane and still survived after that kind of accident? Now if you, brothers and sisters, don’t believe me, you can search online, ‘March 22-23 Bacolod Philippines/Airline accident.’ It’ll show you a wrecked airplane from the accident and you’ll know. So the joy of being saved by Master, I have been keeping in my heart dearly all these years. You are very, very good children. I thank you for your love. Go back to bless your country. Go back home, bless your country for me. When (until) we have time to see each other again.
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2020-02-10   549 Views
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2020-02-10

Buddhist Stories: The Story of Ananda, the Names of Hells, and the Praise of the Buddha, Part 10 of 11 Aug. 10, 2015

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Buddhist Stories: The Story of Ananda, the Names of Hells, and the Praise of the Buddha, Part 10 of 11 Aug. 10, 2015

I like Hsihu. I like it very much. I built it. I built all the caves and I built a little stream. And planted all the trees together with the monks at that time. We put up an umbrella, sunbrella, a big one, everyone sits under there or they go to the coffee shop or browse around the jewelry shop, the book shop and things like that, it's OK. I hope that all the monks change into a vegetarian diet, vegan diet, to make an example of love and compassion, example. If you eat all the beings, then who is there for you to ferry across? Who's left for you to liberate? They're all beings also. Can you stand up? Have a look? Thank you for your love. Special monks, huh? Most monks, they think they know everything, they should be teacher. They would not be so humble, come and ask to learn from someone else, especially the high-heeled lady like me. That's why I respect them a lot.
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2020-02-09   402 Views
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2020-02-09

Buddhist Stories: The Story of Ananda, the Names of Hells, and the Praise of the Buddha, Part 9 of 11 Aug. 10, 2015

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Buddhist Stories: The Story of Ananda, the Names of Hells, and the Praise of the Buddha, Part 9 of 11 Aug. 10, 2015

When you know if it’s your ego raising its head up, then you ignore it; you say, “No, that’s not right.” Then you change to what you think is right. And swallow your pride; if you know you’re wrong, just apologize. If you know it’s not the correct way, then try to do the correct one again. Always try, be vigilant. That’s all we can do. Because the ego is born with us so that we make trouble, so that we go into the wrong way so that we mess up our life. That’s the purposeㅡdelusion, delusion ego. You just don’t have ego and mistakes. You have also good things with you. You have the Five Precepts, you eat vegetarian (vegan), you meditate. Maybe ego is just one little part. Try to subdue it or ignore it. It’s a difficult question, difficult to do this. Even the Fifth Level Saint, if you reach the Fifth Level of spiritual consciousness, you still have 1% ego. It’s just a driving motion, a driving force so that we continue to live in this life. After you reach it, you can do with ego or not ego, can keep it or not.
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2020-02-08   466 Views
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2020-02-08

Buddhist Stories: The Story of Ananda, the Names of Hells, and the Praise of the Buddha, Part 8 of 11 Aug. 10, 2015

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Buddhist Stories: The Story of Ananda, the Names of Hells, and the Praise of the Buddha, Part 8 of 11 Aug. 10, 2015

“Master, how do You create that burning resolve for liberation? that iron determination for enlightenment, how do You create that within Yourself?” “Oh, I don't know. It's just there, I didn't create it. I love God, I want to find God, I want to share God's secret with everybody. So, I just went. I had no second thoughts on why and how come. Just do it. Then I just wanted to find God and Buddha in order to have some power to help myself and others. Just like that. If you really think God or realization of God is all that you want, then that's what you will find.” “We have many beings on this planet, and below and invisible as well. They are to be respected and treated as thus. Like we have animals, we respect them, love them. We have black skin, white skin, red skin, yellow skin, we respect them all, just different species. It doesn't mean that he's not enlightened.”
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2020-02-07   478 Views
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2020-02-07

Buddhist Stories: The Story of Ananda, the Names of Hells, and the Praise of the Buddha, Part 7 of 11 Aug. 10, 2015

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Buddhist Stories: The Story of Ananda, the Names of Hells, and the Praise of the Buddha, Part 7 of 11 Aug. 10, 2015

The thing is, if people are kind to a Master or an elderly person, then they gain more merit. Nowadays, the humans are very contaminated by all kinds of views, all kinds of things, material influence as well as poisoned by the air around, the air we breathe, the water we drink also influences people. And where they were born, where they live also influence people a lot. What kind of business their family did behind. I just show you the way, you just have to walk. That’s why the more positive, the more meditation, the more your life changes! So you have to thank also yourself, because you have it in you. I just remind you that you have it, you have it! Don’t go that way, go this way then you’ll meet it, you will see it. So just do it. Positive, positive! Yeah, we cannot change anything that happens in life, but with a positive outlook, at least we’re happier. Sometimes we are trampled upon, and then God will lift us up so high that we never imagined. So just accept everything that happens to us. That would be the best solution in life. Of course, we do what we can to avoid or to better the situation, but if we cannot, then accept it with love and gratitude! You never know, God closes one door, open the others, many others!
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2020-02-06   582 Views
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2020-02-06
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