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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   1155 Views
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2020-02-20

Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra: Benefiting the Living and the Dead, Part 5 of 5, Aug. 11, 2015

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Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra: Benefiting the Living and the Dead, Part 5 of 5, Aug. 11, 2015

They believe that being a monk is the way to liberation. Because they think that the nature of life is ephemeral anyway. So, give them place and respect, give way when they walk. Do anything in your respectful way. And they meditate a lot more. They truly keep the precepts. They truly understand why they became monks and nuns, why they practice. I just respect them because of the ideal they hold, the renunciation they make, the self-denial that they try. They try hard to be a good person, to be a good monk.
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2019-06-05   4144 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2019-06-05

The Surangama Sutra: Twenty-Five Means to Enlightenment, Session Four, Part 5 of 5 April 7, 2019

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The Surangama Sutra: Twenty-Five Means to Enlightenment, Session Four, Part 5 of 5 April 7, 2019

One of my earlier monk acquaintances, maybe he was in the army or something. But he was in the whole group to be shot dead with another 12 or some more people, but he always repeated Quan Yin Bodhisattva all his life, even before he became a monk, just a normal monk, not a bhiksu, not a fully precepted monk. He did not die, he just fell down. Maybe later on, or maybe in other sutra, it says that whoever often respectfully recites the name of Quan Yin Bodhisattva with a pure heart and sincerity, fire won't burn him, water won't drown him, bullet cannot kill him. And so, he told me he believed it because it happened to him. Everybody else in the group died, but not him. The power of Quan Yin is very great. It depends also on your sincerity and karma.
Between Master and Disciples
2019-10-26   1369 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2019-10-26

Vegan Trends Around the World, Part 1 of 11 Aug. 05, 2015

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Vegan Trends Around the World, Part 1 of 11 Aug. 05, 2015

The vegetarian (vegan) trend is reported everywhere. "7-Eleven has quietly switched to vegan mayo." Wow! “Just Mayo, Hampton Creek Foods backed by VC (venture capital) firm Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, and Li Ka-shing, richest man in Asia, have secured total funding for Hampton Creek, now at $120,000,000; $113,000,000 of which came about this year, 2014.” “Beyond Meat backed by Twitter’s co-founder Evan Williams and Biz Stone, leading VC firm Kleiner Perkins, an early investor of Amazon, Google, and Facebook." All these millionaires, billionaires, support these vegan trends. Isn’t that wonderful? (Yes.)
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2019-11-11   965 Views
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2019-11-11

The Grace of the Ultimate Master, Part 4 of 4 Feb. 26, 2005

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The Grace of the Ultimate Master, Part 4 of 4 Feb. 26, 2005

Everybody wants to destroy the devil, and help the good, and clean the world and everything. Things are less simple. It’s connected all together. If you destroy one thing, it might connect with the other, and all are destroyed. That’s why we have to repair the universe; put things back where it belongs. That’s why the Master came down. Firstly, if I already take the trouble to bring you, to take you, then I’ll take you to the end. You’re already in my car. You’re not going anywhere. Must go Home. I’m a serious driver, no? I give you a real lift.
Between Master and Disciples
2019-09-24   1827 Views
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2019-09-24

The Surangama Sutra: Twenty-Five Means to Enlightenment, Session Three, Part 3 of 6 April 6, 2019

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The Surangama Sutra: Twenty-Five Means to Enlightenment, Session Three, Part 3 of 6 April 6, 2019

The Universal Worthy Bodhisattva arose from His seat and told that He practiced this conduct. So, He said, “‘The Buddha asks about perfect penetration. The basic cause I speak of in my case is listening with the mind to discover and distinguish at ease.This is the foremost method.’” Universal Worthy conduct is one of the methods from 84,000 methods. Some people practiced that, just to be really good, pure, morally fit, and meditating on the Universal Power. Only if you can. Only if you happen to tap into that corner of the universe where it houses Universal Power. Just like I went to different new Realms and where it happened to store Universal Power there.
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2019-10-16   1311 Views
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2019-10-16

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Great Renunciation, Part 1 of 4, June 23, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Great Renunciation, Part 1 of 4, June 23, 2019

I'm telling you, not every Master has to be an ascetic. So, don't always have this kind of fixed prejudice. Having something and being attached to it is something different. You can have many things, but it doesn't mean you are mundanely bound. So, important is that you have to remember the inside, not the outside appearance or actions, but your inside, your heart, your motivation, your goal. Simplify your life whenever you can, wherever you can. At home, OK? At home, of course, I can simplify my life better. But since I am destined to have some kind of decorated appearance, so I just go with that. And recently, I saw some of the ancient predictions of our planet, and I saw some prediction saying that some Master will come, wearing high heels and stuff, so maybe I'm in fashion. Our body, no matter how it looks, it's just an outside garment. It's not our Real Self. When we hear something, it is our hearing nature, our inborn hearing power that hears it. And then we get used to it. We think it's the ears that are hearing it. And when we see something, it is our seeing nature that sees it. And we keep being used to it, so we think it's our eyes that are seeing things. But we are so used to the outside appearance, as well as so used to thinking, using all these faculties that we think this is "we." That's why the Quan Yin Method teaches you to return to the True Hearers and the True Seers. That is what the Buddha said. "Turn your hearing inward, turn your seeing backward, then you will see the Buddha Nature."
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2020-03-06   1183 Views
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2020-03-06

The Surangama Sutra: Twenty-five Means to Enlightenment, Session One, Part 4 of 5 April 4, 2019

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The Surangama Sutra: Twenty-five Means to Enlightenment, Session One, Part 4 of 5 April 4, 2019

At that time when he smelled that incense, he already entered samadhi due to the Buddha’s blessing, because Buddha just instructed him to go meditate. The Buddha’s blessing went with him. Not just instruction by mouth, but the Buddha said something to you, blessed you. So, he went and he entered samadhi, but he still can smell the incense from his own nose. But yet he sees, he feels the incense is filled all over the ten directions. That’s why he feels it’s secret, private, for him only, but also everywhere. Because he’s already lifted up. He’s already lifted up. So, he told the Buddha that the adornment, the smell, the essence of the fragrance, fragrance in any way.
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2019-09-28   1427 Views
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2019-09-28

Buddhist Stories: Pathika the Naked Ascetic, Part 2 of 4, Sep. 19, 2015

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Buddhist Stories: Pathika the Naked Ascetic, Part 2 of 4, Sep. 19, 2015

So outside practice is not always ideal. You have to renounce inside, truly renounce. You have or not have, it is the same to you, then it is really renunciation. This woman, out of purity and love for goodness and pureness of monkhood, she gave offering and took care of him. And then he became like a husband, like outside, like a normal husband, became jealous, controlling. So luckily this woman, she’s very, very intelligent. She wants to invite the Buddha to her house. Well, let’s see if this monk reacts or anything. “She summoned her own son and sent him to the Teacher, meaning the Buddha. The boy started out, but went first to the place of residence of the naked ascetic. ‘By my mother’s direction, I’m going to invite the Buddha.’ ‘Do not go to him!’ ‘No, my mother will scold me.’ ‘Well then, go. But when you go and invite the Buddha, do not say to him, our house is situated in such and such a place. Instead, act as if you lived nearby, and when you leave, run off as if you intended to take a different road, and come back here.’ The boy listened.”
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2020-03-24   739 Views
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2020-03-24

State of the Five Worlds, Part 3 of 4 Feb. 28, 2005

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State of the Five Worlds, Part 3 of 4 Feb. 28, 2005

Let’s go to the Second Level. The further, the higher, the less to talk about. The Second Level beings can come down to Earth in the physical flesh which they manifest themselves by their own power. They can stay… that physical body can last for eight days. They don't need food in these eight days. They will just look like you. And they can talk in any language they want. And you’ll never know where they come from! Perfect accent, perfect intelligence, perfect knowledge of everything. They know everything from the Second Level, no? The library contains everything, every country, every small being. The Second Level has a library. You want to know anybody's history, you can go there and check it out. So, nobody can ever push them into a corner where they’ll never be able to answer, so they never get into trouble.
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2019-12-05   1303 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2019-12-05

Four Types of Beings in Our Life, Part 3 of 6 July 14, 2019

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Four Types of Beings in Our Life, Part 3 of 6 July 14, 2019

Now we go back to Lord Mahavira, our good and compassionate Lord. But this is too extreme for me. I don’t wish any Master to ever have to undergo this kind of ascetic life, which is so filled with suffering like this. It’s not necessary at all. I wasn’t born to be looking like an ascetic monk this lifetime. I’m born for you. I was born for this type of people who look through the clothes and the skin to see something more valuable than just the price of the material that I wear. So, it doesn’t matter what the Master looks like. As long as their souls perceive that She speaks, He talks the Truth, they will follow to the end sincerely and diligently. And for these souls, I might have appeal. For ordinary souls, they just look for personality, they look for appearance, they look for demonstration. They look for whatever. You know it, right? So, they will not be able to maintain their determination and faith as long as the so-called Master that they have seen or wanted to believe in doesn’t fit their small little frame.
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2020-01-09   1913 Views
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2020-01-09

The Surangama Sutra: The Origin of Demonic States, Part 4 of 7, Dec. 25, 2018

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The Surangama Sutra: The Origin of Demonic States, Part 4 of 7, Dec. 25, 2018

You have all that, what the Buddha has inside, just sleeping inside, covered. The (inner Heavenly) Light and Sound are not all. It’s not the ultimate. It’s just the reassurance. The precepts, the moral elevation, the virtues, the loving kindness that you develop, those are even more important. The happiness inside you, that’s even more important. All of that together, it’s not just that, but of course, the (inner Heavenly) Light and Sound help you, make you happy, cleanse you, assure you that you go on the right path.
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2019-06-18   6013 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2019-06-18

The Surangama Sutra: Twenty-Five Means to Enlightenment, Session Five, Part 10 of 11 April 7, 2019

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The Surangama Sutra: Twenty-Five Means to Enlightenment, Session Five, Part 10 of 11 April 7, 2019

“Because of hearing and consideration, I escape the six defiling objects, just as a sound leaps over a wall without hindrance. And so, I have the wonderful ability to manifest shape after shape and to recite mantra upon mantra.” “These shapes and these mantras dispel the fears of living beings. Therefore, throughout the ten directions, in as many lands as there are fine motes of dust, I am known as one who bestows fearlessness.” “…The Buddha asks about perfect penetration. From the gateway of the ear, I obtained a perfect and illumining samadhi. The conditioned mind was at ease, and therefore I entered the appearance of the flow, and obtaining samadhi, I accomplished Bodhi. This is the foremost method.” The Buddha says that all Buddhas are reliant on the Sound Stream to come down to the world to deliver sentient beings. And all Buddhas, also enlightened Beings, are reliant on the Sound Stream to go back to the original Source. The vibration currents that all beings have to rely on to achieve what they want to achieve or to go Home. It’s like a highway.
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2019-12-01   1457 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2019-12-01

The Story of Creation, Part 4 of 4 Feb. 26, 2005

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The Story of Creation, Part 4 of 4 Feb. 26, 2005

You will feel absolutely blissful, I promise! Even now, sometimes you sit in meditation, you have just a moment’s glimpse of the World that you have attained, even Third World, you feel, “Oh, so good!” You don’t want to get out of it already. Not to talk about the Fifth Level: Your soul is enjoying immensely, vastly, hugely, never even thinking of any other God beyond that. You’ll feel complete. You’ll feel like you are God! You will feel that way. And that is what it means by being “one with God.”
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2019-08-09   2681 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2019-08-09

The Surangama Sutra: Twenty-Five Means to Enlightenment, Session Three, Part 4 of 6 April 6, 2019

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The Surangama Sutra: Twenty-Five Means to Enlightenment, Session Three, Part 4 of 6 April 6, 2019

So, the Buddha taught him, Sundarananda, to contemplate on the tip of his nose. “‘From the first, I contemplated intently. After three weeks, I saw that the breath in my nostrils looked like smoke when I inhaled and exhaled. My body and mind became bright inside, and I perfectly understood the external world, to the point that everything became empty and pure, like crystal. The smoky appearance gradually disappeared, and the breath in my nostrils became white.’ ‘My mind opened and my outflows were extinguished. Every inhalation and exhalation of breath was transformed into light, which illumined the ten directions, and I attained Arhatship. The World Honored One predicted that in the future I would obtain Bodhi.’ ‘The Buddha asks about perfect penetration. I did it by means of the disappearance of the breath, until eventually the breath emitted light and the light completely extinguished my outflows. This is the foremost method. ’”
Between Master and Disciples
2019-10-17   1276 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2019-10-17

The Surangama Sutra: The Demonic States of the Thinking Skandhas, Part 5 of 8, Dec. 28, 2018

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The Surangama Sutra: The Demonic States of the Thinking Skandhas, Part 5 of 8, Dec. 28, 2018

Rotten ghost and has so much power. I feel ashamed as a human. He’s just a rotten ghost and he has so much power to sway people’s minds and cheating them into believing in him that much. And we’re so powerless. We’re supposed to be God and Buddha. How come we have no power? Imagine that? That’s the price to come into this physical body; that’s the price to pay. You have come here for some reason and you also had to make a contract before you came; you have made a contract. Maybe also intended to do good, but then, when we come down here, they make us forget everything; forget and just go with the flow.
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2019-08-28   2091 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2019-08-28

The Story of Creation, Part 2 of 4, Feb. 26, 2005

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The Story of Creation, Part 2 of 4, Feb. 26, 2005

Nothing that’s opposite or different can stay long together. Cannot bear the energy up there! Nobody will be able to pass through the border and stay alive, I mean, stay individual. You will burst into nothingness again. Your soul will be disintegrated, be gone, become dust, the moment you pass the border of the Sixth Level only. But you are lucky! You got the Gift from the Seventh Level! Who would have that? So in a way, even you could not get there, but you got the Gift - you are connected!
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2019-08-07   2958 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2019-08-07

Remember Your True Nature, Live Like a Saint, Part 2 of 5, Sep. 01, 2019

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Remember Your True Nature, Live Like a Saint, Part 2 of 5, Sep. 01, 2019

So, if sex is also one of the 84,000 methods to practice, why didn't the Buddha ever mention it? He even told people, try not to follow the lustful temptation. Because He knew it is very dangerous. I've also written here. "It's a dangerous way because you could be entangled in its powerful pleasure and can't reach your goal, or even forget it altogether. In this physical world, sex is the most common, yet the most powerful force to reach enlightenment." It even can create human beings! Imagine how more powerful can any other power be! Create maybe not just one human, but many humans; create the whole world as you see it. Keep yourself busy if you are bothered by that powerful force of nature that was imparted within your being as one of the enlightening methods. Just be busy. Help others instead of thinking of yourself too much. If any desirous thoughts creep up in your mind, you cut, cut, cut. Think of something else, recite the Five (Holy) Names. Try as best as you can. Because this physical pleasure not only entangles you in a lower type of energy, but also expends your energy too much. Therefore, I mentioned all the Saints, they practice abstinence.
Between Master and Disciples
2020-05-17   1169 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2020-05-17

The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Embodiment of Love, Part 2 of 5, July 20, 2019

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: The Embodiment of Love, Part 2 of 5, July 20, 2019

In many cases of the very important enlightened Beings, when They're meditating, even though They're still not yet on a higher level, all the heavenly beings, many, they will take turns to come and take care of Him, in case of some very serious problems. But they cannot interfere without the permission of that enlightened being, whether or not He has already become Buddha or not. Therefore, they are invisible. My hufa, my protectors are also like that. So, He started His meditation, our Lord Mahavira. "The black giant serpent came out of its hole hissing fiercely... The man was standing firm and fearless with closed eyes." "The serpent was very surprised." "It looked at Mahavira with its venomous eyes." Now, "Like flames from a ball of fire, its poisonous eyes emitted waves of venom. But all this had no effect whatsoever on Mahavira." So, the snake "slithered from the line of the expected fall of the body and then with all its force sank its fangs in Mahavira's toe and injected all its venom... All its three attacks were wasted." So, "Mahavira stood undisturbed" "His face was glowing and on His lips was a charming smile." "His eyes reflected the inner compassion. The serpent continued to stare with surprise. Confused by its failure, it was lost in its thoughts."
Between Master and Disciples
2020-03-28   1294 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2020-03-28

It Is Very Important to Live a Virtuous Life, Part 1 of 3, Aug. 04, 2015

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It Is Very Important to Live a Virtuous Life, Part 1 of 3, Aug. 04, 2015

But I’m telling you also truthfully, that all this teaching from the Buddha, even though He passed away to Nirvana two thousand, many hundreds of years ago but His teachings is still helpful to you. If you are not practicing the Quan Yin Method, or even if you are practicing the Quan Yin Method, it’s a good reminder to read it. That’s why I tell you some of the stories. I think it’s helpful to you, to know how precious this is to have a human life and to be able to practice the correct method. Even Buddha had to go through countless lifetimes in order to earn it.
Between Master and Disciples
2019-04-17   3685 Views
Between Master and Disciples
2019-04-17
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