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The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 11 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 11 of 11, April 27, 2000

Once you’re beautiful inside, people see you beautiful outside – that is normally the case, yes!…But continue with your practice. Your life is better and better, I need not tell you. I’m just saying that in case somebody doesn’t know yet, they can verify with you. Your life is an example of love and of spiritual blessing; there’s no need to even preach to anybody.I give all the time and I still have a lot; I mean, for me, it’s a lot. What do I need? When I come to see you, of course I wear this. It’s my own design, so it’s for fun. When I am not with you, I just throw this quickly because it’s heavy, I don’t really like it, and I eat maybe once or twice a day, whatever leftover or whatever new. If it’s new, I eat; if it’s leftover, I eat. What can I need? That’s why I still have a lot of money because I don’t spend much, not because I earn more. It’s just like you, you earn just like before, you might even have more kids now than before, but you still have more money, you still feel life is more rich for you than before, feel more satisfied, more than enough, right? Yes! That is the trick.A lot of people who are millionaires, nobody knows, and everybody thinks to be a millionaire is difficult – it’s not! And especially, people who are already millionaires, they keep themselves that way because they are very natural. They are frugal; they don’t even drive expensive new cars. They just buy secondhand cars, so they don’t have to pay luxury tax, for example, and they just drive normal cars. Most millionaires, they don’t drive expensive cars. They drive reasonable, safe cars, cheap even, or anything that’s safer. They don’t really live the way we think millionaires should, because otherwise their money would go fast even if they’re millionaires. So they save a lot; they’re looking for ways to save, like, they go with what kind of car that uses less petrol, or they stay in some neighborhood or some house that they can afford, so that they don’t drain out their savings. A lot of ways, they just save here and there, and their money is always stable, yes. And some people who don’t earn a lot but spend a lot, go with fast cars and all that, they really have a lot, a lot - but a lot of credit, a lot of mortgage and debt!And the millionaire people who drive normal cars, they know how to organize their lives so they won’t be in debt. A lot of millionaires live next door to you, you don’t know, because they don’t flash it around. Yes, they know what they’re doing.They know the value of money and they don’t just over spend it It’s just, they’re naturally that way, and that’s why they become rich. They’re naturally rich, they naturally know how to handle money.And sometimes they win lotto also, of course. But they invest money also. For example, if they earn like $40,000 per year, they put like 15 or 20% aside to invest in the bank. So like in 10 years’, 20 years’ time, they will have hundreds of thousands of dollars, out of just $5,000 or $10,000 they invested, every month they put in the bank.They know how to organize their money – they don’t spend all their earnings, so they can leave some for investment, and then just in no time you become rich. For example, you put $10,000 today, 10 years later, it becomes $50,000 invested in some banks; that is slow, for example. But otherwise, they go and risk, and do their own business and that’s how they become rich faster, but it’s more risky. But that’s life, either you take risks or you just live an ordinary life, very slow, and day to day just earn that much money; but still, if you can manage well, you’re OK.Life is more simple now. Yes, tofu is cheaper than beefsteak, no? Just a little bit different, it’s a piece of tofu instead of this piece of meat. We are healthy; you’re OK. Look at the lady, the MC, she’s so beautiful and she’s a vegetarian (vegan). I told her many times to stand by for photograph. But all of you look good, too, and I am proud of you.You are proud of yourselves. Come out and say, “I am a vegetarian (vegan). Look at me! Right?” That’s good! You’re very beautiful. Just because you don’t put on makeup now so you look less beautiful, but already too beautiful. If you put makeup on, wow, everybody dies! Yeah? Yeah! All your husbands are dying already! You’re getting too beautiful and they don’t want to leave you. Yeah! I know. That’s why some of them are so afraid, uh? When you get initiation, they get so afraid that you might become nuns or something. They love you too much. You look so beautiful, more and more every day. Some husband already left his wife, and after she got initiation, he came back to her, “Wow! How come you’re so beautiful?” He moved back in! Yeah! Yeah! Same with some wife, you know, left already, didn’t want him, and after initiation, come back “Oh, my God! Changed, new man!” Move back again! No problem, yeah! Left the young boyfriend or new boyfriend, already left, and came back to her husband, because he’s more spiritually beautiful now.Once you’re beautiful inside, people see you beautiful outside – that is normally the case, yes! Okay! So try to fight off all these Romeos, yeah? But continue with your practice. Your life is better and better, I need not tell you. I’m just saying that in case somebody doesn’t know yet, they can verify with you. Your life is an example of love and of spiritual blessing; there’s no need to even preach to anybody. They just look at your life, the way you walk your life, the way you present yourself to the world – that is better than thousands of books talking about spiritual issues. You are the book, you are the best example, best doctrine, best religious theory ever presented to anybody.There was a story: In Mexico, there was a Master, a long time ago… He’s very famous. (Topiltzin) Quetzalcoatl, right? He’s Mexican. He told a story to his disciples: there were two men in the same group and one was very, very diligent and looked very religious. He went to church every Sunday, and he was the first one in line in any holy activities and the last one to leave. He never missed any opportunity to go to the church, but he never did anything else.And one guy, he never went to the church, but he went to work every day and he did whatever was his duty, and then whatever he earned, he took care of his family, also gave away to the poor people, and he even gave to the church too, to repair the church. So Quetzalcoatl said that the man who never went to church, that guy is holy, that guy is already a church himself, but the guy who went to church every day, he just went there. Because everybody respected the guy who went to church very much, thinking he was very holy, and spoke lowly of the guy who never went to church, but, actually, he was going out to take care of all of the churches in his area, whatever he could do, and he sometimes worked extra, so that he could earn a little extra money, so then he could give to whoever again. That was what he did every day. So the Master said, “The first one goes to church all right, but the second one, he is the church himself.” Yes!So we can be churchgoers or a church ourselves, it’s up to us. I think all of you are churches, I don’t need to build any churches. People ask me, “Why don’t you have any churches or any temples?” I said, “I don’t need! I have millions of them running around!” I said, “Nowadays, it’s the modern times, fast technology, everything is mobile: mobile phone, mobile home, mobile car, mobile temple...”You are my “mobile temples.” We can communicate any time, go anywhere – very flexible. Brick (buildings) are only fixed at one place; we run around. We are the run-around temples! That is very cool! I was thinking of something else... I forgot. Well, just the same, I guess. What I forgot, it’s gone. Sometimes it comes so fast... the inspiration from the Master, from God, comes so fast, my mouth, can’t talk quick enough. I already talk faster and faster every day already. (If) you’d met me 10 years or 15 years ago, I didn’t talk like this. I talked like you, like, “Hallo, Master! How are you? So nice to see you.” See? Now I talk like, “Hallo! How are you?” “OK? OK!” “Fine! Fine!” I talk quick; I don’t have time. I talk on the phone like that, too, because so many things to do And when I talk with you, sometimes I talk so fast; that’s why we need tapes, so that you can review it and listen, “What did She say before?”Talking, everybody can, but living, living what you talk is harder, and you can do all that: you can talk as well and you can do as well, and that’s what’s great about you. I told you! I told you I came to make you great! Whether I am great or not is of no consequence, because I am only one! A great Master, a great teacher, is not the one who makes himself great but who makes everybody else great. Yes, right! If your students are good, that means you’re good; otherwise, it’s no good – no use! So, whether I am great or not doesn’t matter, as long as you’re great, that’s fine. And if by your grace, by your greatness, I become also great, then thank you very much!I’d like that too, but to tell you honestly, if all the world was enlightened and nobody even ever wanted me, I would be happy just to be a private citizen. It’s cheaper! Less work, less trouble at the airport, just pass through, hmm? And even if the officers, you know, are not nice to you, you can talk back. When you are a Master, you can’t. You have to be gracious, always calm and cool, and be good. Yeah! Fine! Even if it’s not fine, for example, yeah? And you pass through with no problem. Before, I pass through any airport, no problem. Now every time I pass every airport... they check if I have a spare heart, carrying it my pocket, in case. Talking about speaking the truth, do I tell them, “Here, I am the Supreme Master!” “Let me pass quickly! Give me two visas instead of one!” See what I mean? You can say everything; I have to be careful what I say, because I need to come here to see you. Anything I say wrong can jeopardize our meeting. You see what I mean? Can stop me or return somewhere else, for example like that. It’s not very easy. So I would rather not be a Master, not because I don’t love this job, not because I don’t love to see you better. It’s just if I don’t have to be, it would be better even, yeah. If the world is already heaven, everyone is good, then it’s better even, better... Is that all right? (Yes.)If you see me around, don’t run to me and say, “Master this and Master that.” OK? I’m travelling incognito. I forgot what I wanted to say. I guess I’m sleepy. I’ve got to go. OK, guys. Not because sleepy only, but it’s time. I’ve got to do things. What time is it? Three, four? (Twelve.) Twelve only? Really? (It’s still early.) (Too early, Master.) Yes, OK.In the daytime, I don’t sleep that good. But in the daytime, I can’t work very well. I work better at night; it’s so calm. Especially paperwork, all that stuff, it needs... I work better at night; in daytime it’s so difficult. I could, but then it feels different thing. Feels different. Nighttime is more concentration, for me. Some people are “nightier.” We have the tigers who work at night.Hey, Brother Ruan, long time no see. How are you? (Good.) See the way I talk? Talk so fast. I talk faster and faster and still not fast enough. That’s why I forget sometimes what I receive. But it’s OK. You know everything already. There’s nothing that you don’t know. You just want me to talk. You love to hear and see me, that’s all. No matter what I say.Uhm, okay? Babies... I’ll see you around, okay? I get well, and rest a little, I work a little for the next... Okay, you guys? But we’ll see each other. Every time, it’s very difficult to leave you. I want you to know that. I want you to know. Because you think only you… stay with you forever. Believe me, because you’re the best people. Where else should I go? You like to stay with good friends. Everybody does. Me too. But it’s fine, fine. We stay in here, together in here. Thank you. (Thank You, Master.) Love you. (Love You too.) And the flowers, the (vegan) cakes you share. Each one, one. (Yes.) Tong, let’s go.Love you guys. (Thank You, Master. We love You, Master.) Don’t push. Don’t push. Thank you, guys, for working these days. Thank you so much. Yeah. We’ll see each other anytime. Any time you’re ready. See you! Ça va. Yes. (Thank You, Master.) Thank you. (Hi, Master.) Hi. How are you? See you. (See You later, Master.) Thank you for lending me your kids. All right, which way? Hey guys, ciao. See you. Anybody who has not been touched? Come here. Anybody who has not (been) touched? Come quick, quick. Don’t hold too long. (Thank You, Master.) Anyone has not (been) touched? Come here. You are like kids. (Thank You.) You don’t care if it’s like that. Shame on you. OK. Kids. Kids. Big kids. All right, who hasn’t… Anybody else who’s not…? (My husband, he hasn’t. He worried about the work.) Where is he? (He is behind, Master.) Where is he? (He is over there. He is sitting at the back, Master. Brother Sơn! He has been standing there waiting. Come here, Master is here.) Where is he? Where? Where is Sơn? Come here. (Come here, Master is here. He loves You so much.) OK! (It’s been 10 years and I can see You now. Thank you. I was in the refugee camp, Master.) Oh really? Better now? Do you live abroad now? Everybody happy now? (Yes. Thank You.) Anybody I have not touched, come around in the front, so that your heart is happy. Not that you’re not happy. (Thank You, Master.) You are very illogical people. Touch my hand and my heart feels good. Can you believe that? Thank You. All right. (Thank You, Master.) OK, guys. Happy, happy people. Again? (Thank You, Master.) Yes? (We love You.) You touched my hand and my heart’s happy. I remember this all the time. (Master, I’ve got to go.) OK. See you. Thank you. You’re lovely, you’re lovely. Thank you very much. Thank You. Everybody got it, right? (Yes.) OK. (Goodbye, Master. Good night, Master.) I’ll hug you all in my dreams. You are in my heart. (Thank You, Master. Master, see You in Taiwan (Formosa).) See You in Taiwan (Formosa). (See you in Taiwan (Formosa). Have a nice trip. Thank You, Master. Thank You, Master. Bye-bye. Take care. Master, please take care. Bye.)
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2020-11-14   2189 Views
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2020-11-14

The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 10 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 10 of 11, April 27, 2000

I am only one, but all of you feel that I love you alone, love enough, or have enough love for everyone. It is because we practice the way of love and we just know how to have enough. It’s just like how to save money to become richer – not because you earn more money, not necessarily, but you save more.Some people keep telling me, “It’s difficult to know if you’re a true Master or not.” I said, “Hey, it’s good! It’s good that you don’t know, so I don’t have to work so hard!” No problem! I only do it just because you ask me to, or people ask me to. How can you tell? You look like me – your nose is in the middle and two eyes and two ears – you can’t tell. And, I don’t make miracles; I don’t make anything to attract you at all. I just sit in a coffee shop, sometimes drinking... and if you want, I come here sometimes, to talk to you.But I was thinking in the coffee shop, it was so difficult. I said, “Who? What? What am I going to talk about? And who will listen to all this?” I suddenly felt the frustration of going to talk to strangers that you have never met before in your life, and they are going to be convinced, and then go get initiation, and eat vegetarian (vegan), and all that stuff all that stuff for all their lives. Can you believe that? Yeah! Not only that, they’ll bring their friends, their wives and kids, and they want to give everything to you. How do you do that?... I mean, how do I do that? I mean, how am I going to do that?Today I sat in the coffee shop just like everyone else, and I felt really like everyone else. And I thought, how am I going to talk to these people that I have never met, and might never meet again? And they don’t even know anything about spirituality, no vegetarian (vegan) experience, nothing. Maybe now and again they eat... French fries and that’s what they call vegetarian (vegan), because they don’t want to eat anything else. Or like the Chinese people, eat morning vegetarian (vegan), and the whole day... for example like that. They’re morning Buddha, and the whole day take a rest, vacation... Yeah, but at least the Chinese or the Vietnamese, the Asian people, they kind of have more idea about vegetarian (vegan), yeah? They believe more in the invisible power. But how am I going to talk to the New Zealand people? You know, they are different, and I look different to them. I just come in and they accept me, for example, you know, like that. It’s just not easy eh? I was thinking hard how am I going to do that?(This is for the half initiation...) Ok, go! (We want the half initiation to come in there.) Congratulations! Whoever is half initiated or want to sit again, go in there. You’d rather sit here. (Yes. We love You.) You want initiation, guys? Oh, that’s nice. She likes to sit wherever. Very tired. So everyone went in already? (Yes.) That’s cool. I just go to say hallo, again. Let them... Oh, man. I don’t know. OK, let’s see what’s going on. Come back soon. (Thank You. Thank You, Master.) You’re welcome. Here, darling. Leave her alone. Leave me alone. Everybody is so tall like that. So late already and force her. Sorry honey, it’s all my fault. We’ll take the flowers for the sacrifice. All right. What else? It’s OK? I think it’s OK. Tong? Tong. Is Tong here? (She is downstairs.) Downstairs, where? (She is downstairs. I will go get her.) Tell her to hurry up.You are off and on…At least you sit together and encourage each other to nod off, better than you sit there and “nod” alone; it’s lonely, right? So then, you have maybe more kids, work harder than before, have more money, some of you, better jobs, or even if you have the same money, you know how to manage it better, and you have more than before. You travel more than you ever did before and with the same money, because you know how to... Sit here mother! You do look tired. Yeah! There, there it is. And you know... you just know how to do things better and therefore, you’re just happier. You have more than before, even though it may be the same.I have read an article in a magazine, “How to become a millionaire.” Do you want to hear? Is Tong here? (She’s over here.) Come here, Tong. (Everyone is going to beat me up later.) Hurry up and disguise yourself. OK.It is very logical. We give a lot of money away – not a lot – for us it’s a lot. Well, Actually, it is also a lot, millions of dollars is not little money in this world. Even though we can’t compare to Bill Gates, we are different “gates”. We are also “gates” – “Quan Yin Fa-men”! “Quan Yin Fa-men” means “the gate to Heaven,” “the gate to the Word of God.” So, anyhow, we’re also “gates”.We also donate a lot of money for our capacity. Other people also think it’s a lot, I mean not a lot compared to a lot of others, a lot of people or the World Bank, but a lot for what we earn, or for the ordinary actions of people. Most people don’t give like that. So I do give, and a lot of people think that I am very rich – and I am also, but I am not as rich as they think I am, which is good; but if they had come to us... Suppose, if they were me and had that kind of money, they wouldn’t look that rich and they be able to give that much; not because they don’t want to, it’s just they don’t know how to manage – you see? – don’t know how to manage so that it will stretch out like that.So when I read that article, I thought it was cool! I did it all already. “How to become a millionaire,” I knew it all already. But when I read that article, it looked like I wrote it myself! Yeah! Because it’s just natural. Some people have it naturally, but it is because we are also enlightened, we also practice the enlightened way and the way of love, and we have very few wants in this world.Are you... You understand all of this? (Yes.) Yeah? The Chinese and the Cantonese and all? And the New Zealanders especially, you understand? OK. So, anyway.You see, just like the way you are now. Before, you had a lot, but you thought you didn’t have enough, and now, however much you have, you can manage; you still can come to New Zealand or Thailand, or wherever the retreat, provided you have holidays. You can always manage, and that’s the wonder - and you feel always enough and you feel always loved. I am only one, but all of you feel that I love you alone, love enough, or have enough love for everyone. It is because we practice the way of love and we just know how to have enough. It’s just like how to save money to become richer – not because you earn more money, not necessarily, but you save more.You want less of the unnecessary things and then you save more money, so when you save one dollar, it’s just like you earn one more dollar, and it’s even better than earning one dollar more, because when you save one dollar, you don’t need to go to work for that. You just cut out some unnecessary things. Before, you’d go out and buy everything; now you have to think carefully. Before, you’d go out and buy everything, now you go just straight to the tofu – save money, save time, save making it. Before, we cooked all kinds of things, now just tofu, chap choy, and then tomorrow, chap choy, tofu. Simple. Simple life. And before, you’d go everywhere, maybe you’d need to book a hotel for yourself and your husband, and it’s also a lot of money. Now, you just pack a tent, camp out there – cool, fresh air, natural, oxygen, a lot, around you when you camp under the trees, camp on the grass; feel good, light and economic also. We live together, we’re happy; we don’t need to stay in a big hotel to be happy. In fact, we’re happier than when we stay in a big hotel because we have common ideas, interests. We love each other and we just feel so good, and the natural air and the food, healthy, make us feel so good, you see?The money, you didn’t earn more. You don’t have to earn more money – just know how to live your life because you only have one life, this life. Whether I say the truth or not, you have Heaven or not, or you have reincarnation or not, this life is all you know, and if you don’t manage well, you cannot live freely and you cannot feel happy about it. You have to do what you really want and what is good for you. Of course, you would tell me that you can do anything you want – it’s not true. What’s good for you is what you should do. Vegetarian (vegan) is healthy, right? Meditation calms your nerves, makes you more bright and clever and loving – that’s good for you. It’s not that you do anything you want. Of course, we can do anything we want, but what’s good for us, that’s what the clever people would do. Saving money is better than earning money. Anything you save is like you earn, except that you don’t have to go out and work for it and pay tax on it even. Anything you earn is yours, and then you can do everything you want: you can give yourself something you like or give to the needy people. That’s what we do. We do it all the time. I do, also. What I told you, I do. I don’t always do it, so that it is written in the magazines. Most of the things I do are not written in the magazines. It is written because some people happened to be there and knew it and wrote a report about it, or it is official, like a concert, and everybody has to know. That’s how it is. Otherwise, I do it every day, every time, every chance.Sometimes one of the attendants laughed at me. He said, “Master, how come McDonald’s meal is so expensive? It’s the most expensive restaurant I have ever seen.” You know why? Because when we went in there, we saw some homeless people – they were looking through garbage – and I gave like $500 and that’s what he said, “My God! Just eating some French fries and two colas, that’s it! – $500!” So he made jokes about it all the time. He said, “OK! Next time, when you say you want to take me out, I know which is the most expensive restaurant!” So I took him to McDonald’s and we always share whatever. Most of the time, we see homeless people, they hang around there or they look in the garbage – I cannot bear it, so I give them some, I give what I have.So he made jokes. He said, “What? We eat only two French fries and two medium colas, and then we even have to serve ourselves - and even stand in line - and so expensive!” You know, because in first class restaurant you sit there, you have napkins and everything, and the waiter comes, and serves you like a king. Then you pay just maybe two, three, five hundred dollars, depends. But for two persons only, two, three hundred dollars is already expensive. He said he couldn’t imagine McDonald’s is more expensive. He just makes jokes.So these things we do, because we love other people, because they are us anyway. So there’s nothing to talk about. But sometimes, of course, we write it in the magazine because also other disciples need to learn from the example. Also, most of the things that I do are open, so people can know. Just so we know the things that we do, just like you tell me what you do and so the news reports what I do to you, so that we get in touch, we know each other’s way of life and things like that. Like, knowing each other, not to boast, for everybody else to know. If to boast for everybody else to know, we should put it in Reuters or like big news company, not just write it in our small magazine. But this is a way of life that we do all the time. It should be the way of life and everyone should do that, and I am very proud of you, that you do that all the time. I know that. I know you do that individually, and still you have enough money to spare to come here or to go to retreat or come see me whenever possible. Your life becomes richer or not? (Yes!) Yes!
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2020-11-13   1453 Views
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2020-11-13

The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 9 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Gathering with Association Members after the Lecture, Part 9 of 11, April 27, 2000

You know the nature of the soul is not that “I am here and I have one soul in here” – it’s not like that! My soul is bigger than just in here. It might be all over here, it might be all me, but it looks different. I know, I know... It’s not like, OK, “God is one and everybody is one with God” – it’s not in that sense. It’s in the sense that one individual can have a great soul that encompasses many so-called bodies. So we can happen to identify, just like each other.(Can You please teach me how to love?)I can’t, but you can teach yourself by going in the Ocean of Love, which you are, by remembering it, by going back into it, swimming in it every day, saturating yourself with blessings from Heaven, beloved by God, feel loved by our Father, then you will be loving automatically. I can’t teach you, not even in a thousand years, because you are love incarnated – you are already love. No one can teach you. You just awaken, remember, walk the way you should be as a loving being, as a representative of God, then you will know love. (This is in three parts. What is a noble idea? What should we do continuously in order to fulfill the noble idea in our mind? And then in order to work in a big company and make lots of money, is this not a noble idea?)Oh, it is. It depends on what kind of company and depends on what you do with the money you earn. The noble idea is to know God. That’s the noblest idea. And everything else follows. It’s OK to earn money. You have to take care of this temple. Take care of God inside. And you have to take care of your friends, your family, your wife, your kids. It is a noble idea to earn money, take care of your loved ones, and “by the way” knowing God. If just earning money to take care of this physical body and their physical body, it’s not enough, that’s all. Have to know God and work at the same time. I am knowing God, I’m working, earning money too. I use the money in different ways, and I am very happy with it. Earning money is good, very noble. I’m proud of my money because a lot of people need it. I am always happy when I can give somebody something. It’s a very noble feeling.(If a person who, in a previous life, has done some bad things, what should he do to liberate in this life, and where can he liberate to, and for how long?)The only thing you should do is just know yourself. Doesn’t matter how bad you have been in the past, it doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter how long this hall has been dark, tonight they just lit the light and everything is brilliant again, even if it has been dark here for 300 years. It doesn’t matter at all. Get enlightened and everything else is clear. (Why is God so hidden, so hard to realize or hard to find?)Hes is not! My God! Hes is dying to come out to shake hands with you! It’s just you don’t look for Hirm. Quiet yourself, like 10 minutes, 20 minutes, half an hour, one hour, two hours, a day, and then Hes appears, immediately. Just look into where God is and don’t look into the world. Meditation means we retire from the world for a while. It doesn’t mean go into the Himalayas, but retire inside, forget the world, forget every trouble for a while and then remember God, then God will come.(How do we know that we are one? How do we know we are complete when we give so much and ask for nothing more but true acceptance? Is this a sign of not knowing oneself?)We only know we are one when we are enlightened. Anything else nobody can explain to us. Once we meditate, we’re inside the spiritual experience, we will see that, just like I see you, that we are one.Yes, honey? Finished? Cool! (All finished.) Yes! Good! Thank you so much for your love and your patience! (Thank You!) You are a wonderful audience! You can take some fruit if you like to. You’ve been sitting so long, maybe you feel tired and dry. They’re all yours! Thank you and God bless you! God already does!Did I forget something? Do you want to come up and get it? Do you want to come and get it? Here! Oh my God, so many! Come, come! Here. There you go. Fruit, this is different. Apples. Here. Do you want some?(If anyone is interested in learning any of the two meditation techniques taught free of charge by the Supreme Master Ching Hai, would you please make your way now to the foyer where the working staff are most happy to guide you through to the registration area.)Quick, quick, bring. Here, brother. Banana. Share. Share. Take the whole thing, brother. OK, just one. Wait, wait. Keep fighting with me, the banana even. Here, baby. Oops! Catch! Catch! Use your hands and wisdom, whatever. Here, baby! Back, yes! Two hands. Two hands is easier. Here, for you. Give this to the lady. Here you are. I can’t give to all, OK? Just symbolic, all right? Go up and get it yourself. Here. The kid. Here, darling. Catch! Here! Sorry. Catch, whoever can. Oops, sorry. Oh, that’s good! Lady, here. Here. Let her, let her.Here, brother. I think I just… (Thank You.) Here. Here. Good! Hey, brother! Wow! One more? (…fell over.) Oh, man. Mother here, here. Here. Mother here, come. Hold your hands up. For you. No, for her. Hold your hands. Here, here. OK. Let her, let her. OK. Wait, wait. Here.Cool. Good. This is fun when you get one, you know? (Yes.) It’s not about apple, it’s if you are lucky. Here! Oh, sorry. Here, darling. Here. Here is for you. Yes. I’m sorry I couldn’t reach everybody. Yeah, here, here, here. Yes! Oh, again! (I tried my best.) Oh, again! Yes!Give it to... Can you bring the whole box and give to people over there, please? Here you are! My God! Let the old lady and gentleman take. Here you are, father. Here. It’s for him. Yes. Anyone? Elder people first, please, senior citizens and unable people. Here. Don’t push to the front. Yes. Here! Here, baby. I’d like to give everybody, it’s just impossible. Pushing. Do you have it, brother? Here. Oh, man. Next one. Here, here, here. Here.Anyhow, whatever. Here. Where are the… You want to give me that? Here. Orange? Here, darling. OK, mother, the white lady. Here! Let the white lady behind you get. Yes. You missed it again. (Orange!) Orange. Here you are! Here. Here. Here, darling, whoever. There you go. Forever fruit. I’ve got to go, OK? Otherwise, we don’t… (One more!) Again? Oh man, every time. Please leave there for me. I’ve got to go. Working. I’ll come here. This way, go this way? It’s OK. Thank you. I will just drop it and... Keep it. Please, for you. Help yourself, please. It’s just due to time. OK? I would like to give. OK, guys. Can you please bring the fruit here? Hey! Yes? Bring over here. Please bring some more over here. Yeah? You wish? All right. OK. I’ll touch them all. Hoola hup! How are you? (I am good.) Some refreshment. (Now I know... I have one Master…) Yes. Right. Thank you. Thank you, darling. You have to see in order to believe? (That’s true. Seeing is believing.) Take care, darling. I touched that. You help yourself. Here. You OK? All yours. Yes, yes. Take. They’re all yours. Again? It’s in here, not in here. Brother. And you. Wow, my God, that’s professional! Ooh, he’s good. Here. You guys, all yours, OK? Here! One more chance. Good. See you after. I’ll come back here. What is that?Money’s all the groups of people? (Yes.) What people do for money, you don’t think like that because it’s a wrong conception. Actually, we should not need money, you’re right. But just in this society, it’s already established by money. So, we have to earn money to use it to exchange for something more loving, that’s all. Otherwise money is no need. In a higher society, they just exchange. Like you make potatoes and I make apples, and we exchange. That’s the best way. But I can’t change the world in two minutes. I work with it, so that it’s much more comfort. Oh, sure, honey. Take care. OK. I love you.(Thank You. Really, really lovely to meet You here again.) (We all love You.) (Ten years ago.) Ten years ago? You still look the same. (Yes.) (Two years ago, I read all Your books. I’m really lucky.) Oh, yeah? (Yes.) OK. (Thank You, Master. My mom sent me all Your books in Australia.) Oh, really. (I’m so pleased to see You again. I’m so happy! And I told my mother-in-law, that couldn’t make it tonight, I’ll take that home for her,) OK, yes. (85 years old.) Give my love. Give my love. OK? (And all the best for Your journey.) Thank you, thank you. I’ll come back. This way or that way? I’ll come back for the initiation. I’ll come back soon. I have to leave so that they can come here. (Yes.) OK, guys. (See You later.) See you. See you. (Waiting for You.) I’m really grateful for your love and your blessing. The people behind there don’t have. Bring it to them. See you. I’m going. Bye. (Can I have one?)You guys! You want to sit here with me? Come here. Yes. Sit anywhere. You look like a monk! Baby, come here! Here, you want some cake for your mother? OK, then sit there if you want. So cute! So nice of kids to do this, so nice!Later we share, yes? (Yes!) We share all these, yes? (Yes!) Make it dry and hang it there, yeah? Some people put them in tea. I don’t recommend it because some flowers I don’t know if it’s safe... Thank you darling! ...you can take that fan in here. Boy! Sit if you want, yeah! Take the flowers and give... put it over here, put it here! You can help yourselves to the candies here if you want. Thank you! Wow! Beautiful... oh my God! Thank you so much! Thank you! I am sorry, guys, if you didn’t come to the stage, but here is fine, too! Yes! Leave it there! Let me blow something cool, cool, cool... He likes it. Oh yeah! He takes the whooh....How come you are so good? You know, why you are so good? Because you are me! Yes! We get on fabulously well because we are one! Thanks! You know the nature of the soul is not that “I am here and I have one soul in here” – it’s not like that! My soul is bigger than just in here. It might be all over here, it might be all me, but it looks different. I know, I know... It’s not like, OK, “God is one and everybody is one with God” – it’s not in that sense. It’s in the sense that one individual can have a great soul that encompasses many so-called bodies. So we can happen to identify, just like each other. Just like sometimes we have two persons, but they think exactly the same thing at the same moment. That is because that is one soul, not because they are one with God or they are one with each other, but they are one soul, just like twins, you see. They’re like soul mates, something like that.But soul mates don’t necessarily mean only one; means a lot, a lot of them... Can be a lot, because some great souls, they encompass a lot, a lot of other beings for their own purposes. Therefore, we feel like brothers and sisters, we feel like one. Sometimes you feel very good with your sister or your brother, your mother, your father, because that’s you. You make it become family, but it’s only one, one soul as many individuals. Understand? No? No. That’s all right. But that’s why, sometimes we say, “I have affinity with that person,” or “she is my soul mate,” “he is my soul mate,” because it’s you, it is really you! I mean, that’s your individual soul group in one soul, see what I mean?Apart from that, we are one with God and one with everybody else. We have also individual souls which can house many... big group of people as just one soul, but it looks different. No? You don’t understand? Never mind! It’s OK! You do understand? Yes! So that’s why sometimes we feel so good with a group of people. The more we’re with them, the more we feel strengthened, because we’re at home with ourselves; we are together, we’re pieced together, you see? No wonder we work so well. Can you imagine, you are me? But how come I am the only beautiful one in here? Don’t tell anybody! I am very humble. I love you so much! (We love You too!) Ah, if I don’t come see you, it’s not because I don’t love you, Ok? Yeah! But also because I don’t feel the separation. Maybe you do. Sometimes, I do miss you a lot. Some people, especially some people, if I’ve known a long time, or even like one of the residents died or something, I know I can see her anytime, but it’s different. You see what I mean? It’s different, like I cannot keep calling her, “Come on down here and visit me!” It’s not fair. But when we’re physically together, we can. See what I mean?And sometimes... So nice, so nice people that I also want to stay there with them forever. Just like, for example now, I invite some representatives, some contact persons to my room and we share some food, eat together – they eat together, I share the food and they eat together – and it’s just so nice; feels like family and feels like they are so good. I also love to be around good people, it makes you feel good, too. It makes you feel life is worth living and everything you do is really worthwhile. It’s really, really nice. So I also did not want them to leave and I also did not want to leave New Zealand; I just get sentimental like that. And perhaps you do feel like that when we are not together, and in some moments like that, I understand how you feel, but otherwise, most of the time I don’t feel the separateness between us at all, and I do not feel that the world needs me even. I’ve told you that many times, but it’s difficult for you to understand.
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The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 8 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 8 of 11, April 27, 2000

Meditation doesn’t change the world, it changes you, and then, if everyone changes themselves, the world becomes peaceful. We only make war because we are not peaceful ourselves, because we could not know the person next to us is God, we could not realize that we are God and we could not realize that the one we kill, we shoot, we torture, is also God, and that’s why the world is not peaceful.(Does meditation work for those who steal and take (addictive) drugs?)Steal? If you are hungry... if you are hungry, it’s OK. And drugs, you don’t need to take (addictive) drugs in order to feel not hungry, so it’s not a necessity. Jesus said that the one who steals for bread is not guilty. I say the same. But (addictive) drug is not a necessity, and it damages your body, your brain, and it damages the happiness of your relationship with your family and other friends. It is better to be away from it. Today, it’s easy to cure yourself of drug addiction. Just enlist yourself to drugs - or alcoholics anonymous; they’ll help you. Clean yourself, so that you will be whole again.(Thank You for coming to New Zealand. When we feel intense fear, what is the reason for this? What is life trying to tell us?)It depends, it depends. If you are in a fearful situation, that is all right to feel fear, but just we have to not let the fear overcome us, so that we are paralyzed and do not know how to react a better way. Fear is a natural emotion. Fear, love are natural emotions, you don’t have to suppress it, you just have to understand it and handle it. For example, you think I don’t have fear? I do! I feared to come here and I didn’t know what to talk to you… I feared that I didn’t know how to make you understand what I understand. I really did fear. Today I arrived early and then I went to have tea in a shop because I didn’t have anything since yesterday. I just kind of... couldn’t eat on the airplane and I was very tired physically, because I had to rush up a lot of things in order to pack and then go. And so I didn’t sleep at all from..., you know, a long time. So when on the airplane, I couldn’t eat anything; just tried to sleep or quiet down. So this morning, I was worried that I might sleep again in the lecture hall, so I went to grab some tea. And then I saw a lot of people, they sat there and had tea and they talked about all kinds of things, and I was wondering, “How am I going to tell all these people about God? Do they really care about God? They are so happy with their physical lives, whom am I going to talk to, and what?” But then I still do it, you see? I have fear, but I go through it; not that I don’t have it.We have fear but we have to go through it. If it is a fearful situation, we have to think, “OK, what can we do to make it better?” If it’s a fearful person, we try to use love to overcome his own fear. The person who is sometimes bad to us, makes us fearful, because he himself is an insecure person. So it depends on the situation. Anyway, even if we have fear, we must calm down and think, “OK, I have fear, but now, what must I do in this kind of situation to get myself out of this fear?” You have to take control of yourself to get rid of the fear. Take control of yourself means, OK, deal with the situation, so that we become secure, better, and then the fear will disappear. We cannot suppress the fear, we have to deal with it, make it better.Oh, are we OK with time? Because people need initiation. Whoever likes to have a deeper spiritual instruction and deeper, more commitment and wants initiation, should leave and go out and register yourself so we can call you later. We’ll know your name and call you later. And after this finishes, we initiates here? (Yes, right.) Here, right? Here, then we have to clear up. Even though we can stay forever, but the people will sleep here if we stay too long. How many more questions? (There’s at least another 30 here.) Wow! (Thirty.) Thirty. That takes a long time. Just go through fast and the important ones first, OK?(OK. It is my belief that we choose our parents. Is this correct? If so, why do some of us choose to be born in various religions that take a long path to God?)That’s the way we choose to do. That makes up the varieties of this life. Otherwise, if everybody chooses the same thing at the same time, then there’s no need to choose anything. Even though roses are the best flowers that people think are the best, we have chrysanthemums, we have peach blossoms, etc., just for variety. It’s cool.(What is Your relationship with the ascended Masters?) They helped me. They’re my friends. I am continuing Their job. Colleagues.(If God is inside of me, then I am God. So when I want to do something dangerous, stupid things, does it mean God controls me or wants me to do these bad things? And should I do them?)Nope! There is God inside us, but because we work through the brain – sometimes the brain is bad, the computer is damaged – and that’s why we do bad things. So, if we think it is a bad thing, that means the God-voice inside us told us not to do it. If you already know it’s bad, that means it’s bad, it’s no good, don’t do it. Sometimes, you drive your car, you have the first class driver’s license, and you drive perfectly, but sometimes your car... Yes, thank you! Sometimes your car’s damaged, the engine’s dead or the tire blows out. You cannot blame yourself for all these. It’s not the driver, it’s the car. So, if it’s good driving, everything, then the driver is good, the car is good. If the car blows out and everything, then the engine is bad, the car is bad, the driver is still good! So you make the distinction between the driver and the car, between God and the brain, then there will be no problem. If it’s bad, don’t do it. If it’s good, do it right away. Very simple. Yes?(If there’s a Heaven and angels, is there such a thing as evil and demons?)Yes, human beings do some evil things. Yes, there are some bad energies hanging in the atmosphere and sometimes we can feel it. But originally, there is no devil, no evil. It’s just because we sometimes think in a wrong way, think in a bad way, and all this generates these evil energies. And so sometimes we call this evil and it affects us.(What do Divine love and human love have in common?) Human love is a part of Divine love. Yes, a small part, a small part, and if two persons, when they love each other unconditionally, that is the Divine love in action also.(Do we go through many lifetimes and collect karmic (retributive) debt along the way? Does reincarnation exist?)Yes, it does. It does. We don’t collect, really, karmic (retributive) deeds; we just experience different things. We have chosen to do this, to do that, just to experience, yes? And once we finish, and we don’t want it any more, we return to God, we remember ourselves – that’s when we become enlightened. (What is the meaning when I occasionally see flashing purple light?) Oh, that’s good. That’s spiritual experience, but that’s not very high level – Astral Level. We have many more levels beyond that. But it’s good already, that you’re already so concentrated alone by yourself, that you can get some experience. Go ahead.(Why is it that though we are all equal in God’s creation, some of us suffer so much misery while certain others, though they have a life of evil misdeeds, materially prosper?)Well, it’s because of different paths that we have chosen. When we gain material wealth or comfort, that doesn’t mean we are blessed or we are anything good, because soon we’ll die, we’ll leave everything behind. If we gain spiritual knowledge and wealth, that is the everlasting one. So, do not envy those who only acquire material possession but have nothing for their soul, because soon they will be empty. But you, even though you don’t have much of material acquisition, but are rich in your heart have great love, great compassion, great knowledge and wisdom. Like the Buddha, like Jesus, They were walking on bare feet; They didn’t have any money, They didn’t have cars, They had nothing and people fell at their feet to worship Them. People listened to everything They said and are still worshipping Them two, three thousand years later. Who is the richer? The millionaires out there? Or Jesus, or Buddha? You already know the answer. There’s no need to compare ourselves with others; we have to know what we are worth inside. That is important. (Why do we keep coming back, even if we have remembered that we have God within us each lifetime?) No, we haven’t remembered. That’s why we came back.(What is Your definition or understanding of “hell”?)I don’t want to understand. No, hell is when we suffer or when we cause suffering to someone else. I am sorry if I didn’t look at you this way. ‘Cause I keep looking at her. She’s so attractive... vegetarian (vegan)!’ Anyway. Hell is not just a place, though some people do go there to suffer because they want to clear themselves of some misconception while they were alive. You know we are our own selves, God, so we judge ourselves if we did some terrible things in life.Sometimes we choose to go to some purification places just like the hospital, cut off all the bad cells, and then you become healthy again. So, hell is a place of suffering, and it could be on this physical planet as well. When you go through intense pain, mentally or physically, or when you cause intense pain to someone else, even animals, that is hell for that person.(From my understanding, the way to practice the Quan Yin Method is by meditation. I am wondering how meditation can help to change the world to be peaceful and in harmony – an ideal world.)Yes, that’s the right question. Meditation doesn’t change the world, it changes you, and then, if everyone changes themselves, the world becomes peaceful. We only make war because we are not peaceful ourselves, because we could not know the person next to us is God, we could not realize that we are God and we could not realize that the one we kill, we shoot, we torture, is also God, and that’s why the world is not peaceful. Once we meditate – it doesn’t mean you have to meditate – you have to enter yourself, and I have to show you that.I have to reconnect you with your true Self, then that is true meditation, not just sitting there like a statue. You have to really reconnect with God first and then that is a true meditation. Once that has taken place, your being is changed forever. You become a peaceful example of a walking god on this planet, and even if you don’t do anything, people see you, they feel peace, and they want to learn ‘what did you do that makes you feel what you are.’ They want to be around you; they want to take advice from you; they want to learn your example, and that’s how the world will become peaceful. It’s very logical, nothing mysterious.(Is praying meditation?) Yes, yes! It is a kind of meditation, but praying is only a “one-way” meditation. Like, we talk, talk, talk to God, “Oh, God! God, please do this, do that...” but we don’t hear what Hes says; that’s why it’s “one-way.” Meditation is a “two-way” communication. We offer our pain, our sorrow, our happiness, our gratitude to God, and Hes in turn lets us know what we should do next; or we have communication, we have connection with God. And praying is just talk, talk, talk, one person - we don’t hear what God says at all - but in meditation we hear, we know. Hes guides us; Hes brightens our lives with a thousand suns inside; Hes makes us shining, loving, wise, humorous, beautiful, inside out. That’s the difference.(Do we move between different levels of consciousness from moment to moment, or are we at a certain level, until we grow spiritually, and then move up?) One by one, just like in school. One class after another. Some move quicker, some move slower.(Is our destiny fixed?)Yes and no. Yes and no. There are two kinds of destiny: one is still in store, waiting; the other one is already written for this lifetime. That’s why you are born in a certain family and have to walk the way you do and experience pain and pleasure the way you do. But even then, you can correct that. Once we go to a higher level, we can look down and see what’s wrong in our lives, and then we can fix the different departments and make our lives better. That’s why meditating people, they become happier and their lives smoother; they’re clearer and everything’s better for them automatically. “Seek you first the Kingdom of God and all the things shall be added unto you,” that’s what it means.
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The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 7 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 7 of 11, April 27, 2000

There is no person as God; everything is God. We are a part of the whole, and yet the part that makes the whole. So God is the Creator, you see? Hes can make Hirmself into many, many things.(How do the real spiritual experiences in meditation differ from my own fantasies, and visions created by my imagination?) It could be that you think that you’re imagining, but imagining is a daydream; it’s different. If you just daydream about something, or you dream a night dream about something, and that is different. But the spiritual experience is real, just like we are real right now. For example, during a spiritual experience, suppose I sit here, and then I can ascend to Heaven, I can see Jesus, I can see the past Saints, or some present Saints. I can converse with Them and go to a different high level of hierarchy of Heavens and universe in order to do things and learn things, just like I take an airplane and go to your country – as real as that - and then our being will be better every day. And we can use this spiritual knowledge to better our life and the lives of our loved ones, as well as assisting in blessing and elevating the consciousness of the whole planet, and that is spiritual experience because we become different. We know ourselves as Divine beings; we know the whole Self, or maybe at least partial of the higher Self, and we become powerful, we become happy.(After taking the initiation into the Quan Yin Method, if the person can’t continue with the 2.5 hours meditation daily, what will happen?) What will happen if you don’t work 8 hours, and you work only 2 hours? You have less money. You can find a part-time job or a full-time job. Part-time job, you get less money. If you can make it, it’s good for you. Try your best to do as much as you can. The more you do it, the better for you. we are just helping you, telling you which is good. Because the more you do it the more you feel better, and the more you feel better, the more you are encouraged to do more, and you stay stable on the spiritual path.(If a person decides to follow the Quan Yin Method and the family and others can’t accept the person anymore, how does the person overcome this problem?) It’s not possible like that! You just become better; your family accepts you better...more loving. Most of our people, after initiation, their families become better, because they themselves become also better. Maybe some of them, in the beginning...because the family members love them and worry that they might follow some bad people or do some bad things, but later, as you improve yourself, as you show yourself as such a loving, tolerant, and compassionate person, your family members will welcome you more. Make it fast because (Sure.) we need the initiation.(What is God?) Look at your neighbor. That’s God, part of God. God is the Divine Being, the Creator that makes everything possible. That makes us, makes the flowers, makes the fruit, and makes Heaven, makes Earth. That’s our Father. That’s ourselves. We are part of it, part and the whole of it. Just like the ocean, a little part, the drop of the ocean and the whole ocean. Even though a drop of the ocean is just a drop, but without that drop, the ocean is not the ocean. So, we are a drop, but the whole.(What is the essence of life?) Essence of life? Life. Well, there are so many abstract things. The essence of life is God; that is what I am here to show you.(Can you tell what was your before life and your afterlife if you’re an enlightened person?) Who me? How do you… (I think in general.) Oh, mean themselves? (Can you.) Oh, sure, sure, you can. You can. Sure. Many of our fellow practitioners they can, they can see their past and their future also during meditation. Oh, that’s just the small stuff. It’s no big deal. Big deal is to know God, to go to Heaven, to be a wiser person, to be more loving! (This question is with regard to memory. If the answers are in remembering, is God a memory lost? If so, why is that?) Why? Because we have forgotten to remember.(Pretty straight forward. If we are God, who is this person that is so-called God, that is coming down to Earth that everybody talks about?) There is no person as God; everything is God. We are a part of the whole, and yet the part that makes the whole. So God is the Creator, you see? Hes can make Hirmself into many, many things. You see, if the flower smells nice, you’ve got to smell it. See, you can’t keep asking me questions like what the rose smells like when you don’t smell it. I just showed you how to smell the rose before; you try it at home. All right? Then you’ll know God - or, if you want to know more and deeper, you can stay for initiation. God is for you, yourself, to experience, not for me to describe, because it is impossible. It is impossible to describe the love between two persons. You love your boyfriend, your husband, your wife – you can’t describe what it is, but it is there. So even love is so difficult - just the physical love between human beings - is so difficult to describe, how can we describe God?Because human language is not up to God’s standard, but you can experience Hirm, feel the love, feel yourself, feel the wisdom, feel the security, feel yourself at home anywhere you go if you know God. That’s all I can tell you.(When we focus on the center between the eyebrows, do the eyes also focus on the center?) No, no, no! Forget the whole body. Forget the whole body! Just your thinking is concentrated in here only. Don’t pay attention to the eyes or anything in the body.(The reason they ask You is that they said, that the eyes follow the center when they were concentrating.) No, no. They don’t follow. Did you ever see somebody who died? His eyes go up so you see only the white part of the eyes. That’s when he died.We can die like that during spiritual practice. That’s why the Saints say, “I die daily,” “Forsake the flesh so that you can begin to know the spirit,” “Learn to die so that you can begin to live.” When we are in samadhi, our eyes also turn upwards, but we don’t even know it, we’re gone - I mean, gone to a higher dimension, enjoying, but the physical body is just “dead,” and that’s why it reacted like a dead person. So when you come back, you pick up the “car” again and drive around. I mean this “car.”(Master, why is it important to meditate in the morning?) You can meditate anytime. It’s just in the morning most of the people have a night’s rest, and in the morning it is still quiet. – no traffic, no noise, no children, no telephone ringing, but it doesn’t mean you have to do it in the morning. I do it anytime, anytime – on the bus, in the car...Our people, they do it anywhere – except when driving, please!(Along the lines of driving. Traveling to Auckland for initiation, my car engine blew up (Oh!) without warning. Is this due to maya?) Well, the car blows up because the engine is bad. (That’s what I thought.) It’s due to the engine. By the way, congratulations that you’re still here to ask the question.(Many of us feel intense loneliness and feelings of the illusions of life. We are so tired of this; nothing makes any sense when we feel this way. There seems to be no point in anything, except the desire to go Home.) Yes, yes. That’s right, that’s right. We do feel that sometimes. Most of us feel that. It’s just that because life keeps us so busy, we just have to drive on, and this very important question about our true Home and about our great spiritual Self Being is sometimes swept under the carpet, but it’s always there. Every one of us wants to go home.(I sometimes sense the guidance and presence of the ascended Masters. Can They really help humanity from afar?) Oh, sure! We all are one, so if you are enlightened, they are affected. Can you imagine before, a long time ago, I mean after the Golden Age, our planet was all destroyed, and not too many people survived. Can you imagine the state of human beings at that time? Everyone was kind of groveling in darkness, and they all affected each other. We all affect each other, and that’s why we were the way we were.And now we’ve been practicing and practicing year after year, now our planet’s become better. You don’t feel it? You don’t feel we have progressed? You do or not? Yes? Yes! I mean... not saying that you come and practice the Quan Yin Method or have experienced Heaven; even if you have not, you can feel that our planet now has different energy, different. It’s more happy, it’s more open, and very relaxed, in French, “légère,” very relaxed. Yes, yes. And human beings are very different from before – before, kind of a few decades ago - and our technology, science everything is just blooming so fast. It’s very amazing what we have discovered lately. Can you imagine the email and all that internet and... wow! It’s incredible! So many other things that you don’t know, they have already developed.(Should we love our enemies?) What else to do with him? Practical question! If you kill him, his wife might kill you, or his daughter and son – they will continue forever. So we’d better love our enemy; it’s the best way to “kill” him. Yes! If you love your enemy, he becomes your friend, and the enemy’s gone for good! And, you have more friends from his family,- his wife, his kids and his relatives - his friends as well. Make one friend, you have many friends; make one enemy, you make many enemies. So we “lose business” if we hate the enemy.(What happens if I break the precepts after my initiation?) Just like asking me “what happens if I have an extramarital affair after I’ve married my wife?” How shall I answer you? Make up your mind. Nobody is there to force you; it’s only you, yourself, and you, and God. You make a covenant with God. You say, “OK, I make You my priority. I will do anything to know You. I don’t need all these stupid things in order to survive. I can live without them. I can live without killing my neighbors; I can live without telling lies; I can live without drugs and alcohol. I am strong, I don’t need these substitutes of intoxication; I can have divine intoxication. I can live without having to have sex with every man or girl that walks by.”Yes, make up your mind. Present yourself as a being you want to present. If you are the one who likes to present yourself to everyone else, “Oh yes! I am the one who tells lies,” “I am the one who’s always drunk and takes (addictive) drugs and all that,” “I am the one who covets the neighbor’s wife,” “I am the one who kills, who murders people.” If that is the way we want to present ourselves, then go ahead, it’s your choice. But if you want to present yourself as an enlightened being, as a wise person, as a happy being, as a helpful, compassionate, loving, truthful person, then there is that choice, you see? There are two choices; it’s all your choice. It is not my precept; it is the way of life. It’s a choice you make to present yourself to the world, to God, and to your own self when you look into the mirror, what kind of person you want to see. No precepts, don’t need precepts; you know what you want to be, right?(If everyone is Buddha, why does everyone feel miserable and not happy?) Because they are miserable Buddhas. They only know that miserable part, they don’t know the other happy part, that’s why. That’s why I ask you to be enlightened, and then you become happy Buddha.(Although I understand the reasons why some people want to be vegans or vegetarians, and the health benefits, etc., I believe that meditation and enlightenment is for all, regardless of diet customs, and can take whatever form necessary for each individual. What is your answer to this?) Cool! Cool! We all go eating pork and cow, and become like zoo-Buddha or something. We house all these animals in here and make a zoo out of us. You could make a zoo out of yourselves; Animal energy is not very suitable for a spiritual being if you want to go higher. The higher you go, the less luggage you must carry, and animal energy is very heavy because they love life and they also fear death. Of course, animals are also spiritual beings; they understand. If you are truly, really, in a very desperate place and you need food, and you talk to them; they will lay down their lives for you, every one of them! It’s just that most of us, we kill without mercy, we kill without reason, and we eat just for the sake of getting fat, I guess – not even getting healthy, excuse me! Yes, and then spend a lot of money going to clubs and diet, and jumping up and down; spend a lot of money and time to get all of this poison out of the system later; and then go to the hospital, get needles, get knives, get electric shock and all that, just because we eat too much of what we should not do.Besides, all lives are one, so if we kill someone, it’s like we cut our finger. It’s just that we’re blind right now. We don’t see, we don’t feel it, just like the finger is numb, we don’t feel the nerves. But we do hurt ourselves whenever we hurt anyone, even plants and all that. It is the minimum that we could do to survive, and that’s why we eat vegetables. But vegetables, they have less fear. They have 90% water, and if you cut one stem, they spring three, four, five more. So sometimes, you even need to cut the head in order for the plant to grow bigger. So this is more logical that we could rely on them to survive, so that we can develop ourselves spiritually, but not without permission from all these plants: if we cut the plant or tree, we talk to them first. That is what we do. Say that “I’m sorry, we need you. With your permission, and we are grateful.” That’s how we should eat even vegetables. We should be grateful for everything that we take physically from this life, because we’re not making any of them – we just take them. But we must meditate in order to bless it, to bless the planet, so that it will grow back in abundance again.
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The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 6 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls: Questions and Answers, Part 6 of 11, April 27, 2000

I am not here to prove to you that I am good or bad. I am here to tell you that you are great, you are good, and if you follow my instructions, you will feel, you will see, you will know that you are great, you are good…You’ll feel that you are great, that you know God.You would like to ask me some questions now, or do you want to have a glimpse of Heaven? (Glimpse of Heaven.) How many “Heaven?” How many…? OK. Fine. Fine. It’s very simple. I will show you, but the work is yours. I can only show you, but you must work. I cannot work for you. It’s a little bit not very quiet here. But I have shown you. You go home and do it. You will enjoy. Enjoy. You have any question? Bring the first ones. I’m sorry because of shortness of time, but you could do this at home. Have any one of you seen some (inner Heavenly) Light at least, so quick? Yeah? Have you? Raise your hand. Oh, yeah? Thanks, that’s good. Wow! That’s good, just for two seconds. You’re quick! You’re very pure, that’s why. Very pure in such a not quiet environment and just two seconds you still can see. I told you. We can get immediate enlightenment. Some of you see some Heaven scenery, or not? Yes? Raise your hand. Yeah? That’s cool. That’s cool. Ok! Questions please!(In the last days, many false Christs will appear, (Again?) showing great signs and wonders so as to lead, if possible, even the elite astray. How, without being initiated, can one tell whether You are true or false?)You can’t. You can’t tell whether I am true or false. So it’s up to you. (Thank You.) You are welcome. Of course... but there are some little things that you can tell. For example – not because of me – if you meet a Master, you immediately feel something, or you don’t. Either you feel something good about that person or you don’t. We do have this intuition. Even sometimes we see a stranger in the street, we feel like, “Yes, she gives me good vibes. She’s lovely, she must be a good person,” and some person we just see for the first time, we feel kind of... we don’t want to talk to that person; we’re a little scared. Yes, we have this intuition. Or else, we come home and pray to God, “Please, God let me know who is the good one!” Yes? And then you follow your heart. No one else can tell you. You can only tell from the outside, but inside you cannot. Unless you go into a higher spiritual level, then you can see me, like a mirror, but from human to human standard, you cannot see anything. I am not here to prove to you that I am good or bad. I am here to tell you that you are great, you are good, and if you follow my instructions, you will feel, you will see, you will know that you are great, you are good. Forget about me. I am good or bad has nothing to do with you. Just so that you feel good, that’s all!You’ll feel that you are great, that you know God; and suppose you don’t feel like that, you can always leave. I don’t charge any money, I don’t follow you to your house, I don’t call you at all. I’ll be gone tomorrow, and you’ll be lucky to ever catch me again, so don’t worry that I am bad or good. Follow your instinct; learn to know, to remember your greatness. That’s what I am here for; not here so that you think I’m great. That’s a different question. I am here to show you that you are great. And if you want to know your greatness, then just follow my instructions; not follow me, follow my instructions.(Should our children be vegetarians [vegans], too, Master? Thanks.)Yes. Because children also have souls and they are also God, so if they wish to be, that means they’re OK. We can talk logically and reasonably, and if they want to, they can be. They should be, because children who are vegetarians (vegans) are very healthy. Look at me... I am pretty! No, no, I am kidding... I am kidding! Look at her! She’s so beautiful. She looks like a movie star and she’s a vegetarian (vegan), no? Is she not beautiful? Our fellow initiates, when they are pregnant, the babies are vegetarians (vegans) from the mothers’ wombs already. And when they are born, they’re the most beautiful babies, if you compare to other babies nearby. They are born pinky, healthy, and other children, sometimes they are born blue, and purple. Yes! Really! No, you go and take a look at the newborn babies; sometimes they’re so blue, so dark. But our children are always born pinky, healthy and cry the loudest.(This next question is playing a game of “blankety-blank,” it’s asking You to fill in the rest of the sentence. “Can You please explain what should be the aim of human life? We should meditate to achieve…?” And that’s the question.) The aim of human life is to know your Self, to know that you are God, that you’re connected with God. And we meditate in order to calm this busy-busy thinking mind, so that we can recognize the True Self behind this mind. Just like to recognize the driver, not the car. Yes, sister.(I would love to know the Truth. However, it seems strange to stop drinking wine, etc…) Oh. Is it? (Then she goes on. “…whereas all the cakes and white sugar products are as harmful. I always experienced that it is more important to have a real ‘first.’ I just want to know what to put first in every moment.”) What to put… what? (What to put first in every moment. What should be the first thing…)What is the priority? (Yes.) God is the priority! Not the wine! OK. You bargain all the time. You’d like to know God, but you like to enjoy all these poisons. I don’t know why you like wine so much. All this alcohol has been proven that they’re damaging to the brain cells. They numb your nerves; they make you less intelligent and impotent! Shh! If you like to continue drinking this kind of poison and pay a lot of hard, sweating, earned money for it, welcome! If you want to know God, forget that. It’s just a little wine compared to great Heaven and the whole universe. They are better than wine; stuff better than wine. When you meditate and you are in ecstasy, it’s better than getting drunk and hungover. Really! Next one.(Would Master please enlighten us as to the spiritual path of animals? Do domestic animals, such as cats and dogs, choose a situation in life which will assist them spiritually? Can they achieve supreme enlightenment?) They will in their own time. Animals are great friends of man. Sometimes a dog, a cat can teach us wonderful, unconditional love lessons. So, they have chosen to be animal, just for us, for our sake. We should love them, assist them, and take care of them. And whatever, whenever they attain enlightenment, that’s their own choice. They will get there whenever they want to. They know.(I have always talked to Quan Yin by talking to the stars, but I always believed I was talking to a goddess, as I am a spiritual person, not religious. What is the difference?)What is the difference between a religious and a spiritual person? Is that right? (Yeah. She believes she is talking to a goddess, and asking, “I’m a spiritual person, not religious. What is the difference?”) I don’t … (Compared to the Quan Yin.) I don’t really know. I think we look in the dictionary and see what’s the difference. To me, a spiritual person is the one who aspires to know his origin. And not only aspiring, but knowing also. Experiencing his own divine quality, his own God inside. That is a true spiritual, or even, true religious person.(What can I do to keep up meditation daily, when there’s not enough waking hours in a day?)Cannot wake up? (Yes.) Yes, me too! Nobody likes to wake up when we’re snug in bed, but we have to try. Suppose if you have to get up to work, then you must. You must! For like, $2,000 per month, you wake up every morning... five o’clock, yes? For God, you don’t wake up! So what am I to do? So make your own priority choice.We can wake up a little earlier than usual, and then get used to it. For example, it’s too early to get up at 3 o’clock, don’t wake up at 3 o’clock. Normally, you wake up to work at 5 o’clock, OK, then wake up like 20 to 5 the first day, or 10 to 5 even, or even 5 to 5. And the next day or next week, 10 to 5, yes? Get yourself used to the idea and reward yourself abundantly. Tell yourself, “OK, if you wake up early today, I’m going to give you a double bagel,” for example, or “one more cup of cafe late.” Whatever your mind loves to have, reward it. Reward yourself. You must love yourself also, because, let’s face it, we have only one, this physical body, and we are so tired sometimes. We work so hard, 8 hours, 10 hours a day, just to keep this “machine” running, and then we have to attend to, sometimes, other work like family, wife, children, and parents, friends, neighbors, relatives, etc. We really are very hard demanding on this physical body. So, of course, if you cannot wake up in the morning for meditation, forgive yourself. Don’t be too hard on yourself, but train yourself slowly. Watch TV less, sleep a little earlier, so you can get up better, or whatever the activities you used to do too much before, in order to pass the time when you are bored, use that time for knowing God. It is a matter of organization. I am also pretty busy you don’t believe it. I sit here looking pretty, but I’m very busy, too. And it’s hard for me also to get up early sometimes. But you have to put an alarm clock, yes? Sometimes it’s like that.In the old Indian tradition, there was one saint, he wakes up all right, but he sleeps sitting instead of lying, so it’s just the same. Our people are the same. You know! When you go to our retreat or they come to my house, they sit there look very good but.... yeah! They sit any fashion, you know. So, never mind, you try your best. That’s what counts. So that person, the saint in India, you know what he did? He had long hair like me and he tied his hair onto the ceiling or something. Yes, yes, yes! Yes, I am not kidding! And then he became a Master because he tried so hard. He tied his hair to the ceiling, so whenever he nodded, “Oh! OK...” Yes! Yes! I am not saying that you should grow your hair long or do that, but you find your way, yes?Like, we wake up early and... In the beginning, I had to put, like, ice water next to me, a flask of ice, and then when the alarm rang, I reached for the ice and threw it on my face, and “Ohh! Blaaah!”– the ice comes through your clothes and everything and you just have to jump out of bed. But don’t do it... just don’t do it, I mean, you have your own ways. But when you want to do something, you can. Believe me, you can, because you are God. There’s nothing impossible with God. Just remember that you have God inside you and that no one else is there. Don’t listen to the mind and the brain. It’s just a computer. The mind tells us, “Oh...sleep...sleep... sleep is good for you.” But that’s not God’s voice! God is behind that.(Do You ever meet with Quan Yin?) Oh, yes. Yes. Why not? You can see all the Saints from the past if you want to, but you have to work hard, tie your hair to the ceiling! Now you know why many yogis in India have long hair.(As we are spiritual beings having a human experience, we are perfect in our expression of life; we are already divine. If God is everything without duality, then everything we are, everything we do is an expression of God. So do we need then to do nothing just to be without reward?)That’s fine. That’s fine. That’s fine, too. As I said earlier, you chose to be what you want to be. But there are many aspects of God; God is the total sum of our being. So, if we want to say that we are God, of course we are already God, that is for sure, but then go back to the finger, see? Suppose we say, “OK, I am God now. I don’t need to do anything.” It’s fine! But then we go out and steal, or we do things that are not proper or we harm other beings, because we say every expression is God anyway, so we don’t try to be better, we don’t try to represent ourselves in other aspects of divine quality and just concentrate on one point and do the physical things. And in that case, even though we are God, we have not the whole complete quality, we have not expressed ourselves in the whole, complete way. So that is the only difference.Once we know the whole thing, the total sum of God, we act differently. We don’t just look at the finger, we know the whole being, and that is different. If I just sit here and look at the finger, I look different, “My God! Nice finger!” But when I know my whole being, then I stand up, I walk, you see? I sing, I embrace people, I greet people with love, I write poetry, I play music, I go swimming – I do all kinds of things which a whole being would do. But if I keep looking at one finger only, I still have the whole being here, but it’s useless. See what I mean? That’s the difference. That’s the difference between knowing the whole being of God and just saying, “OK, whatever I do is God anyway.” But, of course, you are divine already, so you choose what you are doing. I am just answering your question.(Yes. Next question is in two parts. Where in the Himalayas did You learn Your spiritualism?) Oh, that is a secret. (What guided You to go there?) My inner Self. I was blind, blindly in love with God. I would not advise you to go there, because you might not come back. It is very dangerous, places where I went. I have talked about that sometime before, I remember. So maybe you just search out for those tapes or something, and listen. OK?(Dear Master Ching Hai, would You please explain ghosts to us?) Ghosts? (And then asks do You believe in them?) Oh, I’m scared. Do you see ghosts? Anyone of you see ghosts? Raise your hand. What do they look like? (Great.) Great? Then they are not ghosts; they’re angels. The person who asks means the ghost who are scary, right? OK. There are different levels of life as I have told you before. Even us, we are also part human, part ghost. But we only know that when we die. Actually, there are just different levels of living. For example, here we live as human beings; there are others that live as worms and ants. And in other levels of consciousness, they don’t live with this physical body; they live with an astral body. And some people who die live within that astral body which looks exactly like his body right now. So sometimes he thinks he’s still a human being, I mean a physical being, so he comes and talks to people. He tries to throw tantrums because nobody listens to him. Nobody even knows that he exists. He goes through people, goes through walls and he talks to everyone and he tries to get back his possessions and his loved ones. And he was very frustrated sometimes, and he scares people. He uses all his spiritual might to manifest in something, and that’s when we say we see ghosts. Otherwise, there’s nothing scary about ghosts. And these so-called ghosts, after some time, they will realize that they’re so-called “dead,” meaning they don’t have a physical body anymore, and nobody understands them anymore. Then they will begin to also turn inward or seek help from angels, or some beings will go and take care of them. It’s like police in our planet. And then they will be gone. Gone somewhere they belong. Like maybe go to Heaven, maybe go to lower heaven or higher Heaven, depends on their merit and their understanding at that time.(How many times do we need to come to this planet before we become enlightened? And where do we go when we are not in a physical body?) We come as many times as we choose to come. For example, some people who are supposed to die already, but then some relatives are crying and loving and needing them so much, they come back to physical life immediately. That’s “reborn,” that’s resurrection. And sometimes we go to Heaven already, but we like to have the human being’s experience again for our own pleasure or our own development, and sometimes we come back because some loved ones are still there, calling us and wanting us to be with them, and we choose to come back.And, if we have not realized God in the physical body, sometimes we choose to come back, so that we can realize God on a higher level. If we are not in a physical body, we can go in many different places; we are more free. Free, free, free, like birds; we can fly anywhere in an instant! For example, if I die and I want to go to Germany, we don’t need an airplane, just one thought, We'd be there right away. One second, one instant, and that is the freedom of not having a body.But nevertheless, if we have not trained ourselves during our lifetime to think highly, to remember our higher Self, then when we die, we leave the physical body and we just linger on a lower level of ourselves without realizing the higher aspects of the Divine Self. So we might linger there and then we get bored and then we come back to the physical body again, or we might be lucky, meeting some spiritual friend and then we inch our way up, or we go back to the physical body and get a teacher and learn properly and then go “bzzt!!” So, it depends on what we chose to do in this physical life; we will be at that level when we die.
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The Reunion of Souls, Part 5 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls, Part 5 of 11, April 27, 2000

I am here today with the honor of God’s permission and endowment to remind us, our fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and little brothers and little sisters, that we should remember our whole being, and I’ll show you how. It is very simple to remember, more simple than breathing, more simple than eating.Hallo. Thank you so much! God bless you! Thank you. I am very, very touched and honored. Thank God for giving me this chance to visit your beautiful land and getting to know your beautiful races of people, and thank you for coming. I guess everybody’s very touched, so I also thank the New Zealand brothers and sisters who have been working very hard to make this beautiful evening a special memory. Thank you, and God bless your land, your people, and bless all the wishes that you have in your dreams. If you already know what you want to ask, you can write it already, and hand it out so that we can answer right away later, yeah? You don’t have to wait until we finish. So somebody can walk up and down and collect the questions.Alright! Because you know already before I begin. I think you know why you are here. Everyone wants to know what God is and everyone wants to know where we come from, and that’s the reason why we came here actually. That’s the reason why we came to this planet, the so-called planet, physical planet, even though at the same time, we are connected with Heaven, and spiritual planets, if we call that. But because we have forgotten the connection, so, many of us, or most of us, have just recognized this physical presence and this physical life we call human life.In fact, we are not just human, we are also spiritual beings – we are highly developed beings. At the same time we are living here, we are also living in different levels of consciousness – we are also doing so many great things – but it is difficult for most of us to realize that. Our ancestors, for example, the ancestors of the Maori people that you have just seen, they have sung so beautiful songs so spiritually developed, so highly elevated, so ‘souly’ songs, because our ancestors have known a different level of spirituality than some of us do today. But we still can develop this quality again... Not really develop – we can still remember it again, because what we once had, we will not lose it; it’s just sometimes we forget. So, in order for us to remember, we should... I will give you some practical experience after I explain a little, if you would like to, because if we experience it ourselves, it’s better than thousands of theoretical words.But I feel I should introduce it a little bit, even though God is not to be explained in language. But just like the Maori ancestors, they have known God, they have known spiritual levels that exceed our language, that go beyond our ordinary understanding, therefore, they could express themselves in poetry, in music, in songs, which are so beautiful, so out of the ordinary, and so touching to the soul when you hear it. It is because they expressed their own inner level of enlightenment. For lack of this inner enlightenment, or because of forgetting this inner enlightenment and our true Selves, we often cannot express ourselves in beautiful ways, in the way that we would like ourselves to express, and we sometimes could not behave or react in such a way that we would like ourselves to do. It is because we have forgotten the inner connection. We have forgotten that our lives, our so-called being, is greater, greater, longer and higher and more, more, more, more, more multiple facets, multiple qualities, multiple expressions than just this physical being that we know ourselves to be; we have forgotten that. For example, for example, the whole being here is me, from head to toe, yes, the whole being. I am not just the toe, I am not just the finger, I am not just the forehead – the whole being is me, but if I just remember my toes or my fingers, then I am not complete. Then it’s not me, it’s not complete. Similarly, if we just remember that we are a physical human being, then we are not complete.I am here today with the honor of God’s permission and endowment to remind us, our fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and little brothers and little sisters, that we should remember our whole being, and I’ll show you how. It is very simple to remember, more simple than breathing, more simple than eating. Breathing, sometimes we have difficulty. If we have a blocked nose, we can’t breathe. Eating, if we have indigestion, we can’t eat, or if we don’t have enough money to buy food, we’re also in trouble. But spiritual wealth is always there. We always have it. It’s just we’re too busy looking at the outside, remembering our physical body, taking care of too many mundane duties. The world makes us very, very concentrated in the physical and material aspects, that we have hardly time to remember our 99% of our being, which is higher, greater, more powerful, more miraculous, more wondrous, more everything... more holy, more divine, more beautiful, more happy, more blessed, more blissful – everything that is Godly, that is us.All the teachers have come here, They told us like that: that we are the temple of God and God lives here, God lives there. So all we see here is God, or at least God’s manifestation, individually, differently. But we have forgotten that God quality, that God Nature of ourselves. We just remember this small part of our being which is the human side of ourselves, just like because I like this ring so much, I keep looking at the ring and I just remember this finger all the time and I forget everything else about myself. And this is not how we should do it. So that is why we don’t know God, because we have forgotten to look where we should look. That is all. That is why we often tell people “enlightenment is immediate” because you are already there. Suppose I am sitting here and I’m looking at the finger now. How long does it take me to know myself, if I don’t look here? How long does it take me? One second, right? Not even. As long as I don’t look here, I remember again, “Ah! Here I am! All of this is me!” Yes! It’s very simple; therefore, no one is your teacher.I’m not coming here to be your teacher, because you are already divine. I had also forgotten. At the age of three or four, we begin to forget. Sorry! My English is getting rotten! You see? Even English I’ve forgotten, because I speak so many languages everyday, Chinese, Vietnamese, sometimes German, sometimes French, you know, everything, and I forgot English also. Similarly, I even forgot Vietnamese! Yeah! I don’t speak as fluently as when I was in Vietnam, and I don’t speak Chinese as fluently as when I was still in Taiwan. Because we’re out of practice. Similarly, if we do not try to remember the great being that we truly are, then we will forget, and that’s why it is very easy to forget; and also, it is easy to remember. I am coming here to remind you of the good news that I have remembered, that I have remembered myself. So we can all remember anytime we want, and should we choose to stay in forgetfulness, this is also fine. It is also fine because you are divine, you are God. I’m sorry if I might shock you in any way, but that’s what you are.If you don’t believe me, look back in the Bible. And the Buddhist scriptures say “you are the Buddha,” “Buddha Nature is inside you.” The Bible says God lives within this temple, so who is in there? Who else, except God? If we are only the temple and God is the only one who lives in there, who are we then, except we are God? OK, we don’t remember, fine, but we still are God. So, whatever we choose to do, the God of all Gods that we are, respects that. The Father of all of these beings, which we are, respects our wish and our choice to live, to express our divine Selves in whichever way we want. That is why Jesus told us we do not judge people, because we do not know what is the path that being has chosen to walk. He does his things so that he may come to know God in a different way: he might choose to be a seemingly bad person; he might choose to be a seemingly very lowly person; he might choose to be, seemingly, a very so-called immoral person, but that is his way of knowing the divine. By choosing to be ungodly, he will one day know that this is not him; he has to go back and learn the whole being again.Because if we always stay in Heaven and we are God all the time, we will not recognize ourselves as God. So, we need to lower ourselves, for example, come down to this physical level, so that we can once again recognize the greatness of ourselves. That is our choice, and that’s why we came here. So the answer to our question, “why are we here?” is because we want to know God. So, when we feel that the time is up, it’s the time that we choose to remember ourselves again, that is the time when we come to seek out spiritual friends, spiritual groups or maybe spiritual teachers, as we call them, so that we can remember quickly. Because we have forgotten how to remember and where to look for, so some friends who had already remembered himself or herself may be able to help us, and then we recognize that we are nothing else but the Supreme Being, but God. We recognize the Supreme Being that lives, that is housed within this body. But actually, Hes is not housed within the body; Hes houses our body.But then again, because spiritual terminology is never a very exact science, so no matter how much a teacher tells us about God, how eloquently a spiritual friend might express about the Divine being within ourselves, we cannot just understand by listening. So, the spiritual friend or teacher or the guide or a friend has to show us practically, not just theoretically. For example, when Jesus came to our planet, He taught His disciples both ways – theoretical way and practical way – and that’s why later His immediate disciples could also do wonders, could also see Heaven, could also hear the voice of God – the Word of the Creator – could also see the Light of Heaven, could ascend to Heaven and even see the angels or see the Father. The Father spoke to them like the Father spoke to Moses; and the angels also spoke to them. Likewise, we could do that, because as great as Jesus’ disciples, we are also great. We and Jesus’ disciples are the same, equally, because Jesus said to us that we are all children of God. But because we have forgotten, so, sometimes one friend, two friends have to come to remind us; but only when we are ready, because if we are not ready, no one can do much for us.
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The Reunion of Souls, Part 4 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls, Part 4 of 11, April 27, 2000

Ladies and gentlemen, we now have for you a performance in honor of the Supreme Master Ching Hai, which is presented to you by the Hato Petera College Culture Group. Following this, there will be a fruit and flower offering ceremony. “Hato Petera is a co-ed (co-educational) Catholic school on the North Shore and we are proud and honored to represent Maoridom tonight for You, in front of You, the Master, and distinguished guests. Our first item is a Koaea called E te Atua which asks of our Lord, and we thank Hirm for the gifts Hes has given us. Kia ora.” “By God, look after Us, bless Us right now, right now. Give to Us color and life. In understanding of the coming of Jesus Christ. By God, look after Us, bless Us right now, right now. Give to Us the shining light. To above, to above, to above, Amen.” “As we stand and give you our performance tonight, as you saw in the foyer, it was the haka that was done for you, as in tune with the protocol of our ancestors that we welcome our distinguished guests in that manner. So, what we’ve given you tonight is just a taste of what Maoridom has to offer. Our next item, we’re going to give you a ‘poi,’ and then squeeze in one more item. Kia Ora. A poi is called Ka tika aue and it talks about a pod of young people growing up in this world and likening them to the dolphin and the white heron, the kōtuku. So, next dance which is the poi, Ka tika aue.” “Wow! Our next item is an action song called ‘Te Reo’ and it celebrates the Maori language as you’ve heard tonight. It was written for a specific purpose, the ASB Polynesian festival which was held at the beginning of this year in March, where we participated. So here comes the song, ‘Te Reo.’” “This is a call to the people who will listen to me…listen to me…The chiefly Maori language is native from the islands of Hawaiki-nui, Hawaiki-roa. From the highest heavens our ancestral treasures have been shaken. Let the people be silent and let them hear and let them stand up for what is right. Greetings to you. Welcome back now. Maori the chiefly language is the natural call, which is to come, my authority to establish independence.” “That is our repertoire for tonight to again to ‘I want to Kiss the Master.’” Thank you very much to the Hato Petera College Cultural Group. I’m sure that’s been an experience for most of you. Very polished performance.
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The Reunion of Souls, Part 3 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls, Part 3 of 11, April 27, 2000

A group of Maori people outside the venue performed a traditional Powhiri ceremony to welcome Master to New Zealand. A Powhiri is more than just a welcome; it is an acknowledgement of the dimensions of spiritual, physical and mental wellness. On this occasion, the "Kaumatua" was also a spiritual leader of the Maori. He then thanked Her for the tremendous work that She is doing for the higher good of all people. He said that as Tangatawhenua we have a responsibility and accountability to our people to Manaaki (embrace and host the Master with the reverence She deserves.) “I sneeze the breath of life. My heart is glad that You came to this land. My entire being is open to Your words. Let Us both ascend these mountains and bath in these tranquil bodies of water. Man will come and go, while the land remains.” “Thank you so much for your love. I’m so… I’m so overwhelmed by your kindness and your poetic spiritually elevated expression of love. This kind of highly elevated spiritual expression you cannot hear everywhere, and it is very rare. And it touches everyone’s soul who hears it. I wonder if all of you are poets, or perhaps you are saints.” “And I’m so honored, very, very extremely honored. And I am sure God blesses you, your people, and your land. If my humble prayer has any affect at all, I will pray again, now, and tonight and in the future for your people. And I shall always treasure this elevated feeling today.” “I am very shy with all these professional singers. Yes, their voices are so great; they’re so strong, (Yes.) yeah, and full of love. And, my goodness, what do you eat? You have voices so strong? How much time you practice a day, how many hours? No. Just natural? From the father’s speech and from their love, their vibration, I can feel that you have a great, great spiritual tradition. Your level of spiritual understanding is very high, was very high, and still is very high. (Thank You.) I am so happy to meet such a spiritually highly developed race of people. (Thank You.) Thank you so much. Thank you for the honor. Thank you.”
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The Reunion of Souls, Part 2 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls, Part 2 of 11, April 27, 2000

“I have started the Quan Yin Method almost a year ago, that is after I’ve been practicing other types of meditation for over 25 years. Having had a chance to practice other meditations, the Quan Yin Method brought for me a level of enlightenment which I have never had before. It has fulfilled my heart so deeply that I’m very, very grateful to Master for Her step She took in the Himalayas which was not easy, and each one of us most probably will make steps which are not easy.” “My life, my family life, has changed dramatically through the Quan Yin Method. I became a much more easy-going father, as my children say, having been before quite strict. And I can say that my relationship with my wife has improved very deeply.”03:23)“When you become a full initiate, you realize that Master has taken a lot of what we call karmic lifetimes away from you. I’m not going to explain it because I am still new, I’m only a baby.” “There’s so much beauty in your eyes, I see them welling up with tears, I see you lift up your gaze to the sky, With joy, with joy, pure joy. I feel the angels calling me, Ah... Winging out from your eyes, With the rising sun. There’s so much beauty in your smile, I feel you warm upon my cheek, I feel you bringing down your shields, With trust, with trust, pure trust.” “Is it really you? Is it dé jà vue? I know I’ve known you before the dawn of time, You embody love. In its truest form, You’re beaming with a light that shines the way. We are angels in expression, In the total universal connection, Through one another’s eyes, We can recognize the truth. Remember me, Come close and see, We are one together, we are free, Let me feel your pain, We will heal again, Where there is a will there is a way.” “I’m going to leap for joy, I’m going to open my heart, I’m going to twirl and whirl and spin in a spirit dance. I’m going to lend a hand, I’m going to cherish the land, I’m going to give and give and give, All I can provide.” “We’re going to save the trees, We’re going to honor the seas, We’re going to cry, dive and fly on the wings of love. We’re going to heal the world, We’re going to walk in peace, We’re going to share and share and share and bring release, For we are angels in expression.”
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The Reunion of Souls, Part 1 of 11, April 27, 2000

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The Reunion of Souls, Part 1 of 11, April 27, 2000

“For whatever reason you have come tonight, perhaps the underlying reason is that we are all searching for something. As I too had been searching, and believe I found my answers in this method of meditation. While practicing this meditation, you feel more loving, alive, happier, rejuvenated, and healthier than ever before. A natural, peaceful state is present throughout our daily lives, and this helps us to be more efficient in our daily work and being able to resolve situations that may have been previously daunting. By connecting with the Inner (Heavenly) Light and Sound, we can experience more peace and harmony and be more fulfilled in our everyday life. On a personal note, I have been fortunate to have been practicing the Quan Yin Method for almost six and a half years now. I feel I can do no justice with words to even begin to describe the beauty not just seen within but experienced daily through this meditation.” “I was overcome with joy and inspiration with everything I found in the Quan Yin booklet. Because I was already a full vegetarian, I was very fortunate to be initiated within a month. I felt that I just could not let this opportunity of a million years, or a lifetime, go. I just wanted to have it, because I knew the benefits of it, and it was so good. The day I picked up the Quan Yin booklet was the day my life changed forever and for the better. Quan Yin has brought me great happiness, joy, and inspiration into my life.” “My mom is 81, my dad is 82. They had both been very sick for a long time, and since they have been practicing, Master has been guiding them. She has appeared to them in dreams, has looked after them and even helped them heal themselves spiritually and physically. We laughed once, because mom said that they were so worried they went to the doctor to see if they were well!” “Master teaches us that we have to look inward to know who is the boss and what we need to do. Master’s teachings encouraged me to know that enlightenment is our true Nature, and that we always have it. And if we have a way to recognize it, that it will always be there. This is where I believe that the Quan Yin Method of meditation and Master’s teachings come in. I have searched for someone to elevate my consciousness or wisdom to such a point, that whatever problems or challenges I encounter in my life, I will be able to use wisdom to resolve them. And to be able to help others as well, which is a really huge focus of mine; to help others. But you can’t help others if you can’t help yourself first.”
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Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan) Meets the Former Vice President of Taiwan (Formosa), Her Excellency Lu Hsiu-Lien (vegetarian), and Distinguished Guests, Part 3 of 3, June 25, 2019

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Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan) Meets the Former Vice President of Taiwan (Formosa), Her Excellency Lu Hsiu-Lien (vegetarian), and Distinguished Guests, Part 3 of 3, June 25, 2019

(Master, I have a silly question.) (Buddhism originated from India. But not many Indian people believe in Buddhism. There are so many religions in India. Why can’t they be unified?) That’s why we are showing all religions on our TV for everyone to have an understanding of them. (There are so many religions in the world. The primary teaching of all religions is always love and peace.) And they are not in peace. (Why are there so many religions?) Yes. (And they have conflicts with each other.) India is truly a religiously developed country. (Yes.) Many Masters come and go. Even Shakyamuni Buddha was also there. Jesus Christ also studied for some time in India. (Yes.) Anyways, India is there to safeguard the ambience of religions. Therefore, many enlightened Masters came. For instance, after the Sikh Master left, there was Sikhism. There was no Sikhism in the first place. (Yes.) When Krishna was there, then people became Krishna’s followers and believers. It has always been like this. That’s why there are so many religions. Why are there so many? Because many Masters come and go. Probably after I leave, there’ll be a Chinghai-ism! (Master, may I ask You one thing? Why do I shed tears every time I hear the chanting of Quan Yin Bodhisattva’s name? What’s the reason for that?) Shedding tears means you’re touched. (Shedding tears means that I was touched?) Sometimes, if our hearts are simple and pure, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Saints, and enlightened Masters bless the world all the time. They bless everybody. They have no discrimination and will not say, “You’re bad. I don’t bless you. I’ll bless you if you’re good.” No. It’s just that if we’re good, our hearts will be simpler. Then it’s easier to receive Their blessing power. Similarly, if your heart is pure, you can accept the blessing power of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and that’s why your soul sheds tears. It’s not your mind. Your mind cannot understand. It’s your soul. (Oh!) Your soul was touched. Your soul was cleansed and became a little bit cleaner. That’s why you shed tears, because your soul was touched. And the most important thing is that we have to make decisions with our own wisdom. (Yes.) Not by worshipping some places, or to rely on some Masters telling us what to do. We have to develop ourselves. That is the safest and most secure way.
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Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan) Meets the Former Vice President of Taiwan (Formosa), Her Excellency Lu Hsiu-Lien (vegetarian), and Distinguished Guests, Part 2 of 3, June 25, 2019

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Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan) Meets the Former Vice President of Taiwan (Formosa), Her Excellency Lu Hsiu-Lien (vegetarian), and Distinguished Guests, Part 2 of 3, June 25, 2019

“I could only do it with the blessing of God. I could only do it because I had the chance. Many people also wanted to do it, but they didn’t have the chance. I'm doing some different job from inside. I’m taking care of Heaven’s job. I don't mind much about the world. If you take care of heavenly work well, then the world will also change. If I take good care of it inside, the world will also be affected. The priority is inside, working with Heaven. Then the world will also be OK. (But do You feel that the world will come to an end somehow?) No. (No? You don’t believe it.) Not yet. We'll be OK. Not yet. This world would end one day. Within the Three Worlds, nothing is eternal. From the highest one, which we call Brahma God, to the Second World, to the Asura World, and our world. These four worlds are not eternal. But while we are here, we can protect it. And we can persuade people in the world that if they do good deeds and get along with each other in a kind and peaceful way, the world would last longer and be more beautiful and peaceful. It all depends on what we do.” “While we are still here, we try to bring more happiness to the world and less suffering. Then they will have time to practice spiritually. If they practice, they will go to a better place when they leave the world. Whether the world ends or not, we just make sure that we do not come to an end. (First practice well.) Yes. Cultivate yourself, manage your family, govern the country, and pacify the world. Anyways… Politicians also need to practice spiritually, otherwise, we may not be able to make a clear decision. That’s why our world is so chaotic, because many politicians do not practice well. (Yes.) They did not cultivate themselves. They are not even vegetarians. Gobbling down meat and alcohol day and night. Our body and mind cannot bear it. And when the body is not healthy and the mind is not clear, we cannot do anything well. That’s how it is. That’s why ancient sages advised us to cultivate ourselves before we can govern the country. Just like the way our vice president is cultivating herself. In the Buddhist sutras, it is said that if someone comes from a noble family with fame and fortune and practices spiritually, they must be Bodhisattvas incarnate. They are not ordinary people.”
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Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan) Meets the Former Vice President of Taiwan (Formosa), Her Excellency Lu Hsiu-Lien (vegetarian), and Distinguished Guests, Part 1 of 3, June 25, 2019

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Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan) Meets the Former Vice President of Taiwan (Formosa), Her Excellency Lu Hsiu-Lien (vegetarian), and Distinguished Guests, Part 1 of 3, June 25, 2019

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the New Land Ashram in Taiwan, also known as Formosa, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai met with the former Vice President of Taiwan (Formosa), Her Excellency Lu Hsiu-Lien and guests. “War is the most painful thing to humankind, the most… (I think it’s the most stupid thing.) That’s right. The most foolish action. Whatever happens, we all can talk and communicate with each other. (That’s right.) Why use guns? Many people would die because of guns. And then the economy of that country would collapse. Many companies from abroad would be scared. They wouldn’t set up business there, or they would withdraw the business. Therefore, war is bad for everybody. It’s the worst for a country. It’s even worse for the citizens. Children, girls, and all innocent people would be killed. (Yes.) There’s nothing good about it.” “Yes. I grew up in a war. So I feel unpleasant when I talk about it. (You’d feel their pain.) It’s very painful. I feel other people’s pain. People suffer too much in war. They can’t work. They can’t till their lands, either. And children can’t go to school or grow up well. (Yes.) It’s harmful to everybody, especially children. Women are also very helpless. They are greatly harmed by war. And it causes a lot of casualties.” “Whatever we want to achieve, it also depends on our own merits. We depend not only on abilities or vision, but also on merits. It also depends on the merits of those around us, those who support us and the country. (Yes.) Yeah. That’s why we can only do our utmost. Whatever we do, we just do our best. (Yes.) (OK.) And then it’ll depend on the destiny of the country.” “I teach them more profound things. If they meditated, they would be able to accept it more. (The mind is pacified.) Yes, more meditation is beneficial to the country, and to the world. Just talking is not very useful. It’s only good for the mind. Meditation reaches our original true Master, who comes out to help the world. It’s our original Self, our Buddha Nature. Spoken words are only for the mind.” “Our TV program encompasses everything, including Catholicism, Taoism, including Catholicism, Taoism, and Buddhism, so that religions can understand each other and stop competing, praising their own religion and criticizing other religions. If we really spend time to research, the teachings of all religions are similar. (Master is very open-minded.) So, we provide information for people to understand and to reduce fighting.”
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Be a Torchbearer for God: Questions and Answers, Part 5 of 5, November 25, 1999

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Be a Torchbearer for God: Questions and Answers, Part 5 of 5, November 25, 1999

The Golden Age is the time, like once, or long ago, or many times ago, when we experienced oneness with God, and everything that we wished for was fulfilled instantly. We can experience the Golden Age right now, if we have this connection with God. Every day is a Golden Age to the Quan Yin practitioners. (Dear Master, thank You for Your wisdom. How would You choose a successor to continue Your physical work here after You leave us?) I haven't decided yet. That is up to God to decide. When the time comes, the Lord will let me know. And I'll let you know... maybe. Or you have to find out yourself. OK, if I have one, I will write it down – name, place, date of birth, then you can identify him. He probably has a nose in the middle, two ears… You can find him, or her, whatever. But I haven't decided yet. I haven't found one yet. Sorry, you hurry up, and maybe God will tell you that, "OK, you are the successor," and then you tell me.(Dear Master, tarot cards, auras, Reiki healing, is this bad, even if it's done for the benefit of others?) No, it's not bad. I told you, everything is different levels of understanding about God. The nurse is not bad, the doctor is not good; they are just working in different ways, different jobs. But if you want to be a doctor, then you have to stop being a nurse and study more. That's what it is, all right? Become the healers without healing, like Jesus.(How do I overcome all these problems I have and get my focus back and be forgiven for my wrongs? I would love to change my life and be a good man again.) Yes, then change it. First, whatever you don't like about yourself, change it. For example, you used to tell lies, now don't. Just tell the truth. You used to take things from people, you stop that and you give your things instead, or get initiation and get enlightened.(Is there such a thing as bad luck or curses upon you? And when does it ever set you free?) Nobody can curse you, no bad luck can harm you, if you choose to walk the other way, right? Just walk the other way. Walk the way of God, then all bad lucks will leave you. But sometimes, because of the bad karma (retribution) you have already created, so the consequence still lingers for a while. Just bear it. We don't live here long. Don't worry.(Why can we not be initiated and be unrestricted? Why can we not eat meat and drink alcohol?) So you want to be a flesh-eating God and drunken God? You already are! If you eat meat now and drink wine, you're already a drunken God and meat-eating God already, every day. I thought you wanted to change to something different. If you don't want to change, then just stay where you are. You already are God. But if you want to change to a higher level of yourself, then you have to leave a little of these lower kinds of substitutes to find a more noble, higher intoxication in the love of God and more refreshment in the “flesh” of Jesus, in the spiritual “flesh” of Jesus.(There are many religions, such as Christianity and traditional African religion. Which is the right religion for Africa? Also, by practicing other religions, does that anger our ancestors?) No, no. Every religion is good for Africa if you believe in it, all right? I am just showing you the way to truly contact the source of your religion. There is only one God, and people find different ways to go to Hirm. It's just sometimes they get lost in the maze, so I am here to show them where to go, the shortest way. I don't come here to change your religions. And your ancestors will never be angry with you because they will be liberated through your enlightenment, through your blessing.(Thank You for coming to South Africa and bringing Your love and peace to our people. I hope that Your endearment is passed on to our people in South Africa.) I hope so, too. Thanks so much for your love. I think so. The South African people are so, so enlightened, so intelligent. I think we understand each other perfectly, yes.(Everything is free. Please tell us who sponsors You.) I earn my money. I am a designer, don't you know? You see, we didn't bring all my creations here, but you could see some in the pictures. I design jewelry, design clothes. I don't wear my own Today; I wear yours in respect of your country. In the Bible, it says that you must earn your own living by the sweat of your brow. So that's what I do. Apart from sharing with you the blessing that God has permitted me to do, I have to also earn my upkeep for the physical needs. I need transportation, I need a car, I need airplane tickets, etc., so I earn the money just like you do, and I share whatever I have with other people. Apart from what I need, I have surplus. I share with the other brothers and sisters. Nobody supports me. I support people. God supports me, yes.(When You gather together on Sundays, do you eat Holy Communion in remembrance of our Lord Jesus Christ?) When I go to church on Sunday? (Yes.) Yes, I do eat the Communion bread, but the one you could not see. Yes, the real “flesh” of Jesus. I don't cut His “flesh” and eat, but I be one with Him. That's my Communion bread. I have that every day, not just Sunday.(In Africa, it is said that we have a high rate of HIV (AIDS). Does God curse or punish our continent with this incurable disease? How can we be saved from this disease?) In every country, there are information centers about AIDS or about any disease that you happen to worry about, yes? Find out from information and take care of yourself physically. Otherwise, if you practice spiritually also and you keep the precepts and you have a vegetarian (vegan) diet, you lead a spiritual life, you never have to worry about this question.(Is the Golden Age a sign of the second coming of Jesus? What is the Golden Age?) The Golden Age is the time, like once, or long ago, or many times ago, when we experienced oneness with God, and everything that we wished for was fulfilled instantly. We can experience the Golden Age right now, if we have this connection with God. Every day is a Golden Age to the Quan Yin practitioners. (Where do we black people come from, because we do not exist in the Bible. Is it true that we are cursed children?) No! Are you kidding? You see, you see? You see? This is the doctrine of fear, the doctrine of separation, the doctrine of condemnation and humiliation that people long ago tried to inflict upon the human race to divide us and to rule us. Because united we stand, divided we fall, and they know that. Oh, my God! Why do you ever ask this question? It should never even come up! This is just a different color! It's just like flowers here. Look how many colors are in here. Suppose we are all white or all yellow like me, wouldn't it be boring, our planet? Then I don't have South Africa to come to. I don't have a different color to look at. When I look at you, I think of chocolate. Yum, yum! My favorite color, yes! And you know, all colors are beautiful. There is no difference! Just different flowers. I don't know why this question even comes up. But I know why, as I explained already. This is the trap; this is the tricks of the bad ones who try to get power over people. Not only do they try to divide us from God, make God a fearsome person or being, as a revengeful and a punishing God, but they even divide us people as a whole, as a human race. Try to tell the white people that blacks are bad, and try to tell the dark people that the light-skinned people are evil. Every generation, we've been brainwashed into thinking like this, and that's how we've become, like, confused, and then we try to think again, “Is it true what he said? Maybe it's true what he said.” Tell me why the black people are cursed? Tell me why! One good reason why. Can you answer why? If you cannot answer, that means that doesn't exist, the curse. What's the difference between the dark color or the light color, the yellow or the red? What is the difference in here? You know why you are black or you are dark, because you are too near the sun! Hide yourself inside the house! No, I told you already, God is a colorful one. Hes is artistic: Hes makes different fruit colors, Hes makes different flower colors, so Hes makes different dog colors, Hes makes different elephant colors, Hes makes different bird colors, Hes makes different human colors. We should be happy! Hes is great. We are great. Anyhow I like chocolate, so I don't care. Should never, ever think like this. Never should this question arise in your mind. You are great! You have a very, very long and deep, deep, deep spiritual tradition. What do you mean black people are not mentioned in the Bible? How about the Egyptian, Cleopatra? She was black! Moses, yes? The Egyptian people, where Moses was raised, they are also colored, they are dark colored. Do you mean they are not mentioned in the Bible? Does it have to say dark or black in order for you to identify yourself? You are a human being. There's no black, no white, no yellow – nothing. We are God's children. That’s it. Yes, no problem at all. I don't see why there’s any problem. I don't see why! How can you see any problem with the colors of the flowers? I don't understand this. You know what? Have you been to Holland, any of you? OK, some of you, right. Do you know in Holland they cultivate black tulips, yes? And they are the most expensive and rare, because we don't have that many, see? When you don't have black, they have to create it, you see? Suppose we didn’t have dark people here, we have to create it, genetically matching, in order to get a black one, and then it will be, "Oh my God, he is black! Oh, my God!" You know what I mean? It's like the tulips, the dark tulips. It is a very dark tulip. It's not born like that. They match the genetics. They create it by scientific means. And I have seen a patch of them – beautiful! Very dark and beautiful! And very rare. The whole gardens are full of different colors. Just one little batch is black tulips, and they're called the King of the Night or Queen of the Night or something like that. Beautiful name. Suppose we didn’t have dark people here, or chocolate people here, then we would be missing something, you see? And then we will have to try hard in the laboratory in order to create a black baby. And then we would hold it up: "Oh, look at him! Isn't he beautiful?" See what I mean? So, God already knows that. Hes created for us, so we should be very grateful, happy and proud, yes? Proud to be colored! Yes, thank you. But this problem has been too long, so it doesn't matter how long I speak, it doesn't seem long enough to erase the long-standing misunderstanding of the colors of God's creation. You know how much money all the people in other countries have to spend on the beach, how much suffering they have to lie in the scorching sun, in order to get the color you have? Come on, you’re kidding! So, you are a millionaire. A walking, inborn millionaire. Only millionaires in America or elsewhere can have the kind of color you have, because they spend a lot of time and money in the sun. Do you know that? You know that! So next time, don't ask me this question. Tell yourself that you are a millionaire – inborn, born millionaire. No need to roast yourself on the beach for hours on end. It's a big suffering to get the color of the people of Africa.(Master, I want to know: When I saw Your picture, something struck me – I had the feeling of coming here to meet You, in fact, to see You physically, and when You entered the hall, I did feel like crying. Is it because I was feeling You, or I was getting the fulfillment of knowing God?) Could be that. Could be that you feel the God within me that's manifesting the love for you. Not that Hes cannot manifest within you also – Hes could! If you have chosen the way of God, Hes will manifest also. See, I have chosen to walk Hiers way, so you can feel it more obviously. Because I am with Hirm and then other people are more with the world, more worried about the world. I am more about God. Therefore, you can feel more God's presence in such a person; for example, maybe me. So that's why you feel happy or you feel emotional. Otherwise, we don't know each other, why should you cry when you see me? Why should you love me and want to shake my hand or hug me? Must be something. “As you sow, so shall you reap.” Be it the world or be with God. When we are with the world, we manifest a more worldly atmosphere and people recognize that more. And when we are with God, we are more radiating God's atmosphere, and people feel that because the God in you feels that.(Thank you, Master, for coming to South Africa. We welcome you with open hands.) Thank you.
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2020-06-26

Be a Torchbearer for God: Questions and Answers, Part 4 of 5, November 25, 1999

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Be a Torchbearer for God: Questions and Answers, Part 4 of 5, November 25, 1999

We should devote our life anytime we can, and devote anything we can, to help our brothers and sisters, be it spiritual or material. We are one.(Jesus Christ fed 5,000 people with bread and fish. Fish is meat. Was that a sin? Jesus also helped fishermen get more fish. Was that a sin?) No. The sin is that we did not understand Him. He did not eat fish; He did not feed fish, either. We also eat “fish” every day, but eat vegetarian “fish.” We also call it “fish.” We call it “hamburger,” sometimes we call “veggie hamburger.” Sometimes we are lazy, we call it “hamburger.” We have things like “chicken,” we have things like steamed “fish.” All these are vegetarian. It tastes delicious! And if you are a non-vegetarian and the first time you taste them – it looks like a fish, it tastes like fish – you probably do not know. If we tell you that it's fish, you would believe it. If we tell you it's a hamburger, you would believe it. So, Jesus was a descendant of a clan that had been always vegetarian for thousands of years. If you want to do more research about the Lord's life, you'd better take more time. And also, He went to study in India for 13 years. That's the missing gap in the Bible that you couldn't explain. And if He studied in India, and all the yogis there, the masters, ate vegetarian, how could He eat meat again? That's the two factors you have missed. Of course, the Bible cannot record everything for you; you have to do some research. Yes? The church doesn't want you to be lazy, and put everything on the table. You have to be creative and long for... If you long to know the life of Jesus you have to research yourself, read more books and history and facts and more new findings and all that. Anyhow, the fishermen Jesus recruited, He did not tell them to fish again. He said, "Come, I will teach you how to fish men.” No? Yes, He said, "Put down the net, I'll teach you how to fish men.” But since they were fishermen, Jesus used the term as a fisherman sometimes to talk to them. Just like, "OK, today we caught a big fish" – means they have a good person to get initiated. We say the same thing sometimes, also. Why do I understand all this? Because I have direct teaching. If you want to understand, you also need the direct teaching. I told you I will show you how to get direct teaching from Jesus. Then you can argue with Him and He will tell you He doesn't eat fish. A poor Master! Everybody tells Him He did that, He did this. He'd tell you differently, but you couldn't hear. So, similarly, you remember how difficult it was for Jesus, how many people harassed Him and persecuted Him and His disciples? So, they had to talk in code, said, "Today we have a big ‘fishing’ time," or something like that... or, "Let's go out ‘fishing.’" Because if He really needs fishing, He wouldn't tell His 12 disciples, saying: "Come! Forget it. I'll teach you how to fish men." Now you know. Thanks. The Lord did not eat anything that caused suffering to other beings. He would not. He was a very humble man. He was great in spirit, but very humble and self-denial on the outside. He did not need fish to keep Himself alive. There're so many things to eat on this planet to keep yourself alive.(What is Your opinion about the apostles? Where is Heaven? Is it part of this universe?) The apostles? They were Jesus' closest disciples, to spread His message when He was not there, give people initiation, explain how to meditate and all that. And Heaven is not a part of the universe. Heaven is our own creation, our own attitude. For example, when you are happy, you are in love, you feel you are in Heaven. No matter where you are, you have a little hut, you're happy. And when you are sad, when somebody threatens you, when you are under pressure, you live in a palace, you feel like hell. So, if we are in contact with God, every day we feel like Heaven. That's why we say Heaven can be here and now. "Lo and behold! The Kingdom of God is at hand." It's not far.(Dear Master, should we devote our lives to serving the poor or sick, or would we be interfering with their choice or karma (retribution)?) No, no, no. We should devote our life anytime we can, and devote anything we can, to help our brothers and sisters, be it spiritual or material. Yes? We are one. If he is hungry, you are hungry. If he is thirsty, it's like you are thirsty. It should be like that. It's not a must, it is a feeling inside. If, for example, if you see somebody hungry and thirsty and dying, and you feel very painful, as if you yourself are in that situation, then you help him. That is a measurement of your love, of your level of compassion. It's not a must. It's not a precept to follow; it is a feeling in your heart. If you know you feel you should help that person, that means you have love in your heart, and you should be happy. That's the only reward, that knowing that you have love. And you should do it. Thank you.(I feel a lot of love, but trapped inside me. Can You help me spread it around the universe?) You spread it. It's your love. If you love, do something. If you love, just like if you love a boyfriend or girlfriend, tell her, tell him you love him, do something for him. Give her flowers, hugs, kisses, do whatever. So, the same, if you love all human beings, then do something about it. Do something you think that would let people know your love, or shower them with your love. Do it. You know what to do. You have God inside you. Do it honestly with your feelings. Everyone does it differently. I cannot tell you what to do.(What happens to those who do not follow instructions and the scriptures of the Lord?) What happens? They have to learn again the lesson of love. Maybe they have to learn it in a hard way, and that we call hell. He also has to go through suffering in order to understand that the suffering is no good and that he not do it again. So, in a way, he'll be in a hospital, kind of way, so that he can heal the part that was sick. Anyone who inflicts suffering upon someone else, he's sick somewhere in his spiritual being. So after he gets healed, he becomes whole again. There's just the way people chose to live their life that leads to different consequences. That's why in the Bible it tells you: "Whatever you sow, so shall you reap," "Judge not, so that you will not be judged." If we don't want to reap the bad consequence of the future, then we have to sow good seeds right now, see? That's why the Bible gives you guidance like, OK: "Shall not kill, shall not commit lie, shall not steal," things like that. Make it a guidance through our lives, so that we reap the better fruit for the future.(If you have faith in God, why should we suffer and our prayers not be answered?) Because you have to rise up to God consciousness to know this, and then you will be content. Even when you come back to this physical life, after you have seen how much God loves us, through the spiritual knowledge, you come back to this life, you don't complain any more. You know everything, why this happened, why that happened – everything is for our best benefit. We will be always grateful every day. You have to know God first, yes.(How important is ten percent of whatever you earn important to God?) It is important, because you love. It's your love. It's not the ten percent, it's the love that goes with it. It's the love to share whatever you have with other people who are less fortunate. That's important.(When one rises above the physical body, how would it be possible to differentiate true situations from, for example, hallucination?) Yes, there is a way to differentiate. I will teach you at the time of initiation. But only people who want to go deeply into the spiritual dimensions should learn much about all these things. So, we have to show you the way to protect yourself. But if you just meditate for 10 minutes, 20 minutes, it's OK. There is nothing to bother you. You just relax, calm your mind, you do better business, sleep better, eat well. That's it. Know God now and again. There's no danger.(Is it necessary to attend church every Sunday so as to be reminded, or can one still remember oneself by communicating with God by heart?) By heart, yes, if you can. If you can communicate with God by heart, you can pray in the closet, the way it is stated in the Bible. The church came after Jesus. The church is an organization that gathers people who have faith in God and who want to pray together. It's similar to our group; every Sunday we gather together in one place. It could be called a church too, but we call it a meditation center – and we meditate the whole day that day, just to remember God intensively, more than other days, because we're always busy every day. So that's the meaning of really going to the church every day – to get more communication, deep communication, with our true Self, with God. And it is stronger when you meditate together. If you want to sleep and you see the neighbor is sitting straight, you feel ashamed, so you also sit straight. That's the purpose. And you help each other in collective energy. But if you already know God, everywhere you sit is the church. You should go to church every day inside, not just Sunday.(I want to know where is the true secret of God, and being a vegetarian, can I smoke marijuana?) I know what you try to say. Anyhow, where is the true secret of God? That, you have to find out. I will show you how to find out, but you have to find yourself. I can't explain God in the physical terms. The more I explain, the more I mislead you. Yes? I can show you God. That's all I can do. And marijuana, as far as I am concerned, is not really necessary for your vegetarian (vegan) diet. So do not include it in there. It's not a very conducive vegetable to your meditation, so please refrain from using it.(He also wants to know if he can eat marijuana, then.) You are so hungry! My God! So many vegetables, you don't have enough? I advise you to eat tofu. Yes. You can fry spinach. It's better for you. Anything, anything that makes our consciousness blurred and not clear, this is not a God way. God's way – no need physical aids, no need anything because God is God! You can't change Hirm, you can't make Hirm come nearer, you can't bring Hirm where you want just because of marijuana or anything else. You can only know God. That's it – pure and simple, know God. Just concentrate, forget the world, and concentrate on God's side, then you will see God. I just show you how, that's it. There's no need for anything. And the vegetarian (vegan) we eat, it's just because we just have to eat a little of something to sustain this body. Anything we eat to sustain the body, enough nutrition, to keep our spirit alive, that's good enough already. We are not here to eat. We're here to know God. All right?(Question from the same person: Am I poor because of my thinking or my belief?) We are poor because of our beliefs. But it's too late now. Our planet has been led into believing that we have been sinful and we’re being punished for our sins, and all that stuff, and so... We should live a rich life here, but before this era, we had a golden era. Have you heard about it, right? In the Golden Age, right? – long ago. In that age, people knew God, believed in God, because they saw God, they felt God's love. And at that time, there was no teaching such as a revengeful God, jealous God, or there was no such teaching as hell, because everywhere was Heaven. But then, some bad people invented this kind of fear, so-called, to control the population. And slowly, slowly, this fear crept into our consciousness and we began slowly to believe that we are sinful, we are bad, we couldn't know God because we are forsaken, we are born in sin, we always sin, and everything we do is sin. So our consciousness has become conditioned that way. That's why we also failed in our business, we became poorer, we became deprived of many comforts, including material ones. But it's a little too late now to change drastically. The whole consciousness of the planet has been ingrained into this way of thinking. But it's not too late for you. If you are ready to change, change it today. Believe what I tell you, and experience the love of God within you every day. Then you will see how your life changes. You will know God is really love and whatever you ask for is already there.(What is the difference between Your way of meditation and talking or praying in tongues? Because it is said that talking in tongues is talking to God. How true is that?) Both are true. Different levels of understanding about God. In our way, we don't talk even. We don't even talk with the mouth or the tongue. We don't use anything of the physical instrument. We go directly to Heaven, enjoy the carefree life without this physical body. And God doesn't speak to us in the human language. Hes does also, sometimes. But we don't speak it out loud, or we don't need to do anything, we just communicate, and we understand in a Godly way, celestial way, which is a silent way.(Dear Master, what are Your hardships that You have experienced in Your walks of life? Please share with me.) Well, I do not consider really anything a hardship, even though in those moments I do complain. Well, like all of us, I complain, I say, "Why? I don't like it!" But, of course, I know it is good for me. Any hardship would strengthen our spirit and determination to find God, to let us know that as long as we still cling to this physical, ephemeral existence, we always will encounter hardship. There is no hardship in Heaven. So, whenever we leave this body during meditation or deep contemplation and go to Heaven, we experience all bliss and beauty. And then when we come back to this physical body, still some blessing's leftover, so that our life becomes even smoother and better. So even hardship is just a blessing in disguise, no problem. I can write a book about hardship, but why? I'd rather write a book about the blessings that I enjoy.
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2020-06-25   1019 Views
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2020-06-25

Be a Torchbearer for God: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 5, November 25, 1999

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Be a Torchbearer for God: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 5, November 25, 1999

So if we could not change the whole world, at least we change ourselves, we change our environment, change whomever we can influence…You have to walk the way of Jesus…You must be the torchbearer. You must change…(Master, is it important to be a vegetarian (vegan) to be enlightened?) It is important, it is important. Because, first of all, we have to practice love in order to beget love. In order to be all-pervasive, loving, like our Father, we have to love all beings. And that is the meaning behind the vegetarian (vegan) diet. It's not to be healthy, or not because Jesus said so or Buddha forbids – it's just we have to be love reincarnate. We have to be the walking God on this planet. We have to live like God would live. So, in order to be near God... God doesn't punish us. It's just like begets like: if we want to be near to something, we have to go there, the same direction. So, God created all beings and lets them die naturally. So should we. If we cannot create, at least we do not destroy. The commandment in the Bible is: "Thou shall not kill." It didn't say: "You shall not kill humans only." It says, "Thou shall not kill." Anything killed is killed.(What is Your opinion on spiritual healers? Should or can it be done for a living, like charging clients? If it is, is it allowed?) Yes, spiritual healing is very good, very good for the patients. Not too good for the healer sometimes, because she or he has to take on the bad karma (retribution) of these patients, and sometimes it's very overwhelming. Because spiritual healing is just one of the levels of God consciousness. If we arrive there, we can heal people. Yes, these people are very spiritually strong in order to heal people. Spiritual healers are very strong in their spirit, but in order to heal without healing, like Jesus did, we can go a little higher, much higher, then we heal. You don't have to lay hands on people. Just like when somebody touched Jesus' garment, and she was just healed, and she thanked Him. He said, "No, it's your faith that heals you." He never claimed because He knew it was the Father, and He said, "It's not me who does it, it's my Father." And that is the highest level of spiritual healing. We could be in many different levels, so it depends on where you are. The greatest spiritual healers don't heal. They just get healed. If it is God's will for that person to be healed through you, he just gets healed. The Master, or for example Jesus, He didn't do anything. That's why He never claimed credit. Yes, a true Master is like that – very humble.(How do you teach your children this way of life without being ridiculed in everyday life?) Yes, I told you, people will ridicule you even if you have a beautiful boyfriend or wife. So why are you scared? This life has been led in a wrong direction for a long time. That's why we are what we are now. So, if we could not change the whole world, at least we change ourselves, we change our environment, change whomever we can influence. If our children want to go this way, it's our duty to lead them, no matter whoever says. You have to walk the way of Jesus. People stoned Him, cursed Him, labeled Him, crucified Him – did He give up His way? No! So, we are Christian, we are whomever, we walk the way of God. All right? And we have to be an example to other beings. We cannot follow them because they are erring already, they are mistaken. You must be the torchbearer. You must change. And somebody else might change, also. They might not accept at first, but they come home and think about it: "Oh, this way seems to be better." And then later they say, “It is definitely better. OK, I follow." See? That's why we still follow Jesus now, 2,000 years later, because that's the only way to live our life. We follow, but we don't practice. We should practice more.(Is God within us? Is it the subconscious mind? If not, what is it exactly?) Yes, God is within us. It's the consciousness. God's also without us. God is everywhere. God is yourself.(I want to feel the power of God, but I don't know how. Can You help me? I want to be strong and faithful.) Yes. Only when you see God, then you can be strong and faithful. You cannot believe something you don't see, I am sorry. I'll show you how to see God, then you can believe Hirm, all right? God is (inner Heavenly) Light. God is the love you will feel during the contact with Hirm, during your meditation, during the time that you reserve for Hirm. And then later, more and more every day, every minute, you will feel Hiers love. Even without meditation, even when you're walking or when you're driving, you will feel that you are one with that love. That's a wonderful feeling, and that's how we can believe. You see? That's how we can believe.(How do You see that God is with You? And when do You feel that the Holy Spirit is with You?) I feel that all the time. How do I know? (How do You see?) What I see, I cannot tell you, but I can show you, so you can see the same. Because what I drink, you don't know. What I drink, you cannot taste. What I eat, you cannot feel full. But I can offer you the same meal, same juice, then you can understand. I wish God was a physical flower I can show you. But God's also in the flowers. God is in here. You can see this is the physical manifestation of God's beauty. This is the physical manifestation of God's being. Yours are the physical manifestations of God. So, if you want to feel the physical aspect of God, then touch your neighbor, hug him, kiss her. That is God in the physical realm. But if you want to see God in an abstract form, in Light, in splendor, in Heaven, then I have to show you in an abstract way, you understand? There are two ways: abstract and physical. Physical, you see already. Abstract, I'll show you. Later, when we have time together and sit quietly, I'll show you. I will tell you what to do and where to see God. It's very quick. How do I know? If I love somebody, do I know? If I sit here in Africa, do I know? To know God, it is like that, very, very clear. There's no mistake about it. I just can only show you by yourself, but I cannot show you in the physical because this is a different aspect of life.(Master, I ask You to show us what is the right way of praying.) Yes, I will do that. I will do that. That would take a couple of hours of explanation. But the enlightenment is fast, and you can experience every day the same, or higher and higher. I am here only for the one who is ready.(How different is spirituality from Your method? Is God with us or a part of us? How or what will our experience be during our initiation?) You will see God. You will see the aspect of God, which is (inner Heavenly) Light, which is different, like, melodies of the universe. The way Hes speaks to you is not in human language. Hes speaks in the melodious voice, like the (inner Heavenly) Sound of water. It's mentioned in the Bible that Hes speaks like thunder, like the Sound of many waters. This you will experience, and more, more, because the Bible doesn’t record everything. You’ll have too much experience, you can't write 1,000 books – never enough! So, one Bible is not enough. But at least there's some reference – like Moses sees God as a big flame, Saint John enters the Third Heaven and hears the trumpet, things like that, etc., etc. You will experience. You will know it. This is not something we can describe in language, really. You just know it when God's presence is near, or when you contact, when you remember again. Hes is always near. Just remember.(The world is in a crisis today – wars, pollution, disease, etc. Have we collectively created this crisis just so we can experience greater glory?) Yes. But we could have done better now, since we know better. It was a mistake. Now we have to repair it. We can't just continue making mistakes forever, and say, "OK, I am creating all this, so that I can experience Heaven.” Yes, there is a part of creating havoc, and there is a part of creating Heaven, so we have to balance it. We can't continue destroying our world forever by pollution, by cutting down forests, and by warring with each other. It's time to wake up. We’ve had enough suffering already.(Master, what will happen when You leave this world? Will there be others to continue Your lineage? Who will initiate the people? Who will be there to guide us?) God! You worry too far. At that time, you will know. God will decide. God will decide whether there is someone to continue, and Hes will let you know. If you are ready, everything will be known to you. If you are not ready, even if ten hundred masters come, it's no use. If you are ready, everything will be known to you. Don't worry, OK? Meanwhile, get initiation while I am still here. The Master dies but the spirit doesn't die, so you'll continue to be guided until you've finished your journey. Whoever is initiated by one Master will continue with that. It doesn't matter if the Master passes away. And the new one will come if God decides so.(In the Bible it is written: "Repent from your sins, then your prayers will be answered." My question is: How will God answer the prayer of a sinner?) Your question is a little bit less complete than it should be. This is the part when God talked to the people who killed a lot of animals for offering, so Hes said, "Who told you to kill all these she-sheep and he-bullocks to make offering to me? Your hands are full of blood! You should stop the killing of the innocents. Otherwise, when you pray, I will not answer; when you request, I will turn my head away." So that is in that section. So, actually, in the Bible, it mentions also that we should not even kill to make offering, let alone to eat. Yes? Because God created them for our pleasure – not to kill. Anyhow, if we repent, of course, that means we... Repent doesn't mean we should feel guilty about what we did. We did what we did – it's a part of the game. It was a part of our process of knowing God. So now we have created enough of the non-God actions, so now is the time to return to Godly action. So, once we make this decision to stop the un-Godly action and return to Godly action, at that time, God gives us the answer right away, like today. Doesn't matter how many people committed sins or whatever you did, you don't have to tell me. At the time you sit down for initiation, God will come to you all the same. So that means if you repent your sins, means you don't do it again, God will appear to you. Hes will today, if you sit down for a while later. In fact, some of you already experience (inner Heavenly) Light here. Is that not so? True? Can you raise your hand if you have? Thank you. My God! Aren't you spiritual! Thanks so much. It's the first time I'm in Africa. I told you, God is indiscriminating. Hes loves every one of us. As soon as you want Hirm, as soon as you sincerely yearn for Hirm, Hes is there – even if you don't meditate yet, even if I didn't even show you yet. See? God is all love, nothing else. Don't fear God – ever. Hes always loves us. As long as we want Hirm, Hes comes. Hes loves us, Hes blesses us, Hes graces us with all things in life, this and after.(Should we kill insects - flies, cockroaches, fleas, etc.?) It's better to make your house clean. And do some prevention outside the house, so that there is a smell, they don't come near. So, you don't have to actually kill them, all right? Because God doesn't punish, but your conscience feels bad. When you kill something, you feel, "My God, he's so little, so helpless, and I killed him just like that." Even though you don't feel it much, your conscience will awake at night sometimes and feel something biting you. And that's the ants or the cockroaches coming, reminding you, nibbling you, “You shouldn't have done that!”(Can You explain what are dreams or dreaming?) There are three kinds of dreams. One is some, like, clairvoyant kind of warnings or prediction of the coming event for you. That is when you are in very deep, deep sleep and more aware of your future or the past. Another kind of dream is that whatever you wish in the daytime or you think of much in the daytime before you sleep, it will appear in your dream; just a leftover of the impression of the daytime. And the last kind of dream is just nonsensical whatever, no meaning. Just collect all kinds of garbage in your brain, and then when you sleep, it's too full, it just like leaks out.(In the Bible, we read that Abraham's sons slaughtered animals for their father. Was it a sin?) In the old times, people believed to make offering to God. Even now they still do that. They even slaughter animals to offer to the God within their body, every day. Anyhow, people have different ways of life, different choices, to know God. They choose to do it quick; they choose to do it slow. For those of you who really get fed up with this life and really want to know God, nothing else, then go get initiation, full. You see? So, you decide now which choice you stay with or which choice you continue or next perfection you choose. Next choice, or stay with this choice.
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2020-06-24

Be a Torchbearer for God, Part 2 of 5, November 25, 1999

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Be a Torchbearer for God, Part 2 of 5, November 25, 1999

If we want to see the whole Heaven or Godhood, or some celestial mansion, we have to rise up to their place, and we do that by thought – deep, deep, deep thought. I will show you how to garner your power of thought in order to get out of this “gate” here, and enter another dimension at will, anytime. You practice and you can do that anytime, anywhere.We have to believe from today that God is all-forgiving, all-loving. Even if you don't believe God is all-forgiving, all-loving, you believe Jesus has come here and He has sacrificed for you, and I am going to show you that what He said is the Truth. I am going to show you that really there is a God – God Father, God Mother, or Buddha, whomever you believe, Allah, even – anyone that you call Hiers name by all your love, all your beauty, all your faith, that is the God who is always loving, never ever, ever criticizes you, even for one fraction of a second. Anytime you turn to Hirm, no matter how badly you have done in your life, Hes will open the door, immediately. That's why we call this way “immediate enlightenment,” because it is immediate. And every day you can re-practice again and again, until you completely remember that there is only one thing in this life, is God, and Hes is everywhere, and then you'll be happy. You'll be happy from the day you see Hiers Light, the first day already, maybe today.If you trust me enough to offer this service to you, you can have it right away, no problem. You will see that whatever is stated in the Bible, it is 100% truth. Like Moses has seen God, Jesus has been one with God, so that He becomes… Or He's always been the Son of God, but He is not the only Son of God. We are also the son of God. God is not impotent. Hes didn't make only one son. Hes makes many. It's just Jesus has remembered. He has remembered the highest Self of His connection with God. He has remembered the whole thing, and we have not remembered. That's all. There were two sons of the king: one has been wandering all over the land and has forgotten that he is a prince; the other stays with the father and remembers that he is a prince. Both are…? Princes, yes. No difference. One day he remembers, he comes back. It's the same. Yes. So, we are the wandering sons and daughters of God, and the moment you want to go Home, it's right there. Everything is created by thought only. For example, now we are in the physical body, so you do not understand much of the teaching of Jesus or Buddha. Because it is said that whatever you ask, your Father would give it to you. That means whatever you think of, whatever you wish for, will be fulfilled. But we cannot believe that because we are so “imprisoned” by this physical shackle we call the body. So, in order to experience the boundless love, the boundlessness, the all-pervasive, unconditional, eternal love of God, we have to rise above the body. And I will show you how to do that. It's very simple. You can do that on the bus, on the airplane, in the park, anywhere. There is no condition. I will show you how in a minute. And I can show you deeper, a different level of forsaking the body. If you want to go deeper, there are some things you'll have to know more, so it takes a couple of hours to explain to you. But the enlightenment is just seconds. The explanation takes longer. Why explanation? Because you have to do it alone at home and so you have to know everything. So take care of yourself and be your own master. Then you don't have to call me “Master” anymore; you call yourself “Master,” or don't even bother. We are friends, yes. Every one of us is equal. Equal. Truly like that.Too many things from here. Slow down, please! Hes talks so fast. My mouth is not fast enough, because in the higher dimension, we don't even talk and we understood each other just like I am speaking to myself in my head. The message comes through so fast, so sometimes I forgot; I couldn't catch up.The reason we do not know we are one with God and everything we wish for or remember will always be right in front of our nose is because we are shackled in this physical body. So, to rise above the body, there is a way to do that. So, we can even contact Jesus, contact Buddha, contact Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), whomever the past Masters who have left the physical environment and entered another dimension. So, in order to see Them, we enter Their dimension, then we see Them. It's very simple. I want to see African people the most, I come here. When I want to see English people, I go to England. There are some English people who come to my place sometimes, or some South African brothers who come to my place sometimes, but they are rare, see? If I want to see the whole African people, I come here. That's it. If we want to see the whole Heaven or Godhood, or some celestial mansion, we have to rise up to their place, and we do that by thought – deep, deep, deep thought. I will show you how to garner your power of thought in order to get out of this “gate” here, and enter another dimension at will, anytime. You practice and you can do that anytime, anywhere. So, why the saints say that we have to “learn to die so that you begin to live” is that, because, if you learn to do this deep contemplation on deep thought prayers, then we can enter the dimension of the celestial being. And it's just similar to the moment of death to many, even ordinary people. Don't have to say practitioner, yogis, or anything. Ordinary people, when their conscience is clear, their life has been a perfect example of goodness, when they die, they find themselves very liberated; they find themselves all-pervasive, everywhere at the same time, and nowhere that they are not; and whenever they want something, that thing just comes right in front of them; whenever they think of somebody, that somebody will appear right in front of them. In other words, they will project themselves immediately in front of the things that they desire or the person that they want to see. That's why when we learn to “die” – means we leave this physical body and die temporarily – we have this kind of experience too, and then we can know exactly that really, whatever we want, God grants it to us, God gives it to us. It’s just in this physical body, we are so blind, deaf, and dumb to celestial blessings, to God's love, that we feel so helpless. We are the most helpless when we are in this physical body. It is like you are locked in a box and the key has been thrown away into the river. It's like that – so helpless. That's why we have to learn to rise above this physical prison in order to truly experience the glory of love. Then we will be so happy every day that it doesn't matter where we are, doesn't matter how much we have or not have, we will be always contented, always happy. That's why Jesus did not move in the face of death. He said, "Father, how much you have glorified me." He accepted the crucifixion; He did not run away. He could have; He could have, anytime. A man of that power and knowledge, He can do anything! But He did not want to. Why should He run away from something that He knows can only make Him feel more glorified, more happy, more liberated? Why should He feel attached to this little prison when He knows the vastness of Heaven? Why should He be attached to relatives and friends of this physical dimension, when He knows that He could see the Father in Heaven, and He knows all of the brothers and sisters, all the relatives and friends, are all one with Him in the end, anyhow? That is true liberation. There is no freedom compared to this freedom in God realization. That is the only true freedom that we should search for. I am willing to serve you in any way I can, if you think you are ready to make this choice again, you've had enough with this life, you want to have a different choice. But nevertheless, we do not forsake this world in order to go to Heaven, no. We still can have both. For example, I am still here. I just enjoy Heaven every day, but I also enjoy this life. You see, I enjoy your jewelry and your clothes very much. Sometimes, people who are spiritual, if they choose to be successful also in this life, they can also be successful. Different Masters have chosen different ways to demonstrate the love of God. Some Masters have chosen the way of complete renunciation – like Jesus, like Buddha – but some Masters have chosen to make use of the gifts of God, or God has ordained Them to do this. It depends on God's will, whether you should be very rich materially as well as spiritually in this life, or you just be rich materially and not spiritually, or just spiritually and not materially. Everyone has to walk a different path, but we're all walking Home, toward God's dimension, and this is what we are here for. In case you ask me what's the purpose of a human being, that's what it is.And thank you very much for your attention. If you have any more questions, I will be pleased to answer. Then I can show you how to remember God. I hope I made myself clear? Yes, you are so intelligent. My God! I am not surprised. African people are very, very spiritual. They are very much more in contact with nature...very spiritual.(Dear Master, what is the benefit of following a Master? Is it not perhaps a better prospect to be self-determined and to follow one's own path to enlightenment and to sort out one's own karma (retribution)?) Actually, in a way of speaking, you call me “Master,” but I told you already, I am going to remind you that you are the Master, and that's all there is. And the karma (retribution) and all that will go away, as soon as you realize that you are the Master of the universe, that you are one with God. But before that, if you have not completely realized this, of course, I'll be your friend and help you until you understand everything. And you can call me “Master” or you follow me. You don't have to follow me because I am not here in Africa forever. Just follow the instructions, so that every day you can contemplate deeply inside and then find God, and then one day you will completely understand. You might even completely understand today, it depends on how intense is your choice to go back to God. So, you don't have to follow anybody, not even any physical or celestial being. You follow yourself. I am just showing you how, showing you some instructions because it's not that you don't know – you have forgotten! Because we live in this world, we're so busy with survival and everything tries to bury us under these worries and suffering and then make us so busy and perplexed that we have forgotten. So, I have already gotten out of the mud; I can pull a rope and get you out and then bathe you again. Then you'll become just like me again – all clean, beautiful.(Can the Convenient Method of meditation offer you as much as initiation?) Differently, a little differently. The Convenient Method is for convenience, yes. Some people, for example, they cannot be vegetarian completely or they have not decided whether they should go part-time or full-time. They just want to try a short period of time every day. So, of course, the benefit is not as great as when you go full-time. But the Convenient Method will offer your own liberation in this lifetime. Whereas, if you practice Quan Yin Method and get the full initiation, you could even help many other people, including your five, six, seven, nine generations, to be liberated. Yes, the more money you earn, the richer you become.(How can You explain Adam and Eve?) Should I explain about them? Look at yourself and you know. Look at ourselves.(After initiation, how do we communicate with You if You are not here?) I am always “here.” You will see that. Sometimes you will see me in your house if you concentrate enough. Besides, you can write to me, can e-mail, write a letter. Nowadays, very convenient. But the best communication is inside, because we will be reconnected again with the whole universe, so whatever problem you have, the whole universe knows and, of course, I know, because I am also connected to the network. So, whenever you ask something, you have the answer right away. But in case you're still not sure in the beginning, you can always write to me. But the answer is always inside. There is a connection, a 24-hour telephone service – no charge. Yes, that's a wonder of being enlightened. Because if a teacher has to be physically present every time with the disciples, then it is not convenient, it's not powerful enough. Because it doesn't matter how powerful or how strong a teacher is, he or she cannot protect the disciple 24 hours by physical presence, but by the power of the universe to which the master, she or he, is connected already. I am not, myself, it's not the physical body now, that will be protecting you. It is the connection with the universal power through me that will protect you. That's why everywhere you are, that power knows and protects you and answers your questions. You will know "Knock and it shall be opened. Ask and it shall be given." Your prayers will always be answered, your questions will always be replied to by inner connection. And that's the wonder of being in this enlightening way of life. Otherwise, what's the use of having to even find the Master through rivers and oceans again? And how long can you stay with her or him? Even the Master, after initiation, will continue to protect and guide you after the Master has departed from this world. That is the meaning of being a Master. Otherwise, you should not be a Master. It's a lot of work.(Will we master the art of clairvoyance with the third eye?) That's nothing! That's just a little child's play. You don't aim for that. This is not the goal for you. Of course, you will see things – you'll see everything – but you see the whole universe, not just a little thing here and there, not just your future and your past. You will master the whole life force; you will master the whole universe. That is the goal.(I want to understand the Bibles.) Is that it? (Yes.) Well, then study it! Read it. Yes, yes, I know. It is difficult to understand because a lot of stories and terminologies in there are kind of mystical. Unless we have the same level of consciousness, we find it very difficult to understand. So just get enlightened. Stay around and I’ll show you how to enter into the true experiences of the Bibles. Because the Bibles, many are recorded, of the experiences, enlightened experiences, of the past practitioners, spiritual practitioners. It's like, for example, Jesus, when He meditated 40 days in the desert, of course, He communicated with God. And the devil also came to Him and tempted Him with the power of the Three Worlds. You understand what the Three Worlds are? It's very big! This world is already big enough. If somebody comes and offers you to be the king of this whole world, would you like it? Of course, you would already. And he is offered to be the king of the Three Worlds, to be above this world, another two worlds. But that's as far as the devil can reign, so he can only offer Three Worlds. And He said, "Get out of my sight." That's what Jesus said, meaning, “get lost.” This kind of experience... I am sorry, we couldn't even see the devil even if we wanted to, because we are not able to see with the spirit yet. So, in order to understand what Jesus had experienced, even to say to the devil "get lost," we have to study what Jesus has taught us. Walk His way. Meditate like Him. "Go in the closet" – means meditate, means pray in silence, pray properly. "Let your eye be single, so that your whole body will be full of Light." I will show you how to make your eye single, how to find that single eye here, so that you can see Heaven, you can see the true life, which is cheated from us because of all this physical appearance. We are cheated. We did not see the true life, but we can if we use the true eye. And that's why I came here. I will show you later.
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Be a Torchbearer for God, Part 1 of 5, November 25, 1999

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Be a Torchbearer for God, Part 1 of 5, November 25, 1999

Every soul, every little part of God has chosen to walk a different path in order to experience different aspects of God, and the whole experience of all humankind or all beings makes up the wholeness of God. Therefore, Jesus said, “Love thy neighbor,” even “Love thy enemies.”– because everyone is us.Thank you, thank you. You call me “Master,” but you are all “Master.” You just forget, just forget. When we are united, when we remember the unity of the universe, which includes ourselves, then we remember that we are one with God, one with the all-pervasive Intelligence. And when we have forgotten this, then we have forgotten everything. And we try to remember that through different means, like prayers, scriptures, yogas, meditation. All these are good. All these are good for us. One day, we will truly remember that we are all Masters. There is no one in this room or anywhere else who is not a Master because we cannot be separated from the Master, who is all-pervasive, and we are in that pervasiveness, and we are one with that, and that's the only thing we are made of. There is nothing else that's made up our beings except God-essence, except the greatest things that we call Truth, Wisdom, God, Goddess, Buddha–name whatever you like to call this Greatest Being in the universe, which is even one with us, with every one of us.That's why at the time of death, the so-called ourselves, or the body, just lays flat on the ground, or anywhere, and doesn't move, because that essence of all movement, of all activities, has chosen to leave that physical instrument for that time, maybe seeking another instrument for further experiencing the limitless, the vastness, of this Great Being, which we call God, which is one with us, actually. Once we've found the unity again with this all-pervasive Intelligence, all-pervasive Love, we call this enlightenment, we call this God-realization or Self-realization, or attaining Buddhahood.Different countries name this Intelligence, this Wisdom, this greatest Love, by different terminologies because they speak different languages. Otherwise, there is just one, the Oneness that encompasses all things, including ourselves. And we are never ever separated from this Oneness, even if we try. The only reason we feel separated from this Oneness is because we have chosen to forget the unity, so that we can re-experience again this greatness and we can re-create ourselves again through forgetfulness, or remember again the bliss of Heaven, of unity with God, which is ourselves, our greatest Self.For example, many people ask me all the time, “What happens when we die?” I always say, “I didn't die yet, so I don't know.” But we could experience the feeling of death during our deepest prayers or contemplation. When we are in the deepest prayers, we will be oblivious to all the surroundings, including ourselves, and all the worries will depart from us. This is the time when the Indian yogis call “samadhi.” During this samadhi time, we will experience oneness with God, almost like the time when we die. That's why in the Bible it is mentioned that, “Learn to die so that you will begin to live.” And a saint also said, “I die daily,” “Whoever forsakes the flesh for the spirit will find God,” etc., etc.How do we forget or forsake the flesh? Every day we have so much problem of living, of survival. Every little thing that we see around us, everything we encounter during our lifetime, always tries to remind us that we are a physical being, we are just a mere mortal, a weak, feeble human being, helpless in front of destiny. So how can we forget this? We can. We can if we practice. We can if we know how. It is very simple. Every one of us can do this. We have children from six years old, even younger than that–five–they already experience oneness with God. They experience the phenomenon, feeling, of forsaking the flesh and uniting with the spirit, or visiting Heaven while living. It's just like I am coming to Africa to visit your beautiful country, and then tomorrow or the next days I will go back to another country, or back to where my house is. It is as simple as that.We could visit Heaven and go back to Earth again–not by the body, but by our own essence of being. We call it the soul or the spirit, which is always one with God. The body is just like a focus point, so that the soul can pay all the attention there in order to gather some earthly experience, that he wants to experience so that he can temporarily–if the soul is a he or a she, we have to say something–if she or he wants to experience something in this material existence, then that soul or that part of that great being of God has to focus on some point, focus so much so that he can forget completely about his oneness with God. At that moment, we are born–we say we are born in the physical world and we have a body. And so long as the soul or that part of God consciousness still concentrates on this focus point of the body or whatever body he chooses to focus on, we say that that's a “he,” that's a “she,” that's a “human being” or that's a what… Actually, that part of the soul, or we call individual soul, has never left the whole of God consciousness.So, we have never been really born, or we have never died. But we could choose to forget completely about God, about the whole unity of ourselves, and just focus on this physical being. Then we would never experience Godhood, even though God is all over us, everywhere. But if we choose to be awakened, to remember, then we can. We can forsake our attention for a while, not focus on this physical being for a while; we focus back to the unity. Then we can find God. We realize that we have never left God, that we are one with God, and we are always never separated from God.So that is just the secret of the universe. It's nothing much more than ourselves; our own consciousness makes choices all the time. We choose to be a human being, then we focus on a human body, so we have experience of human life–all the sorrow, the suffering, the happiness, the adventures of the flesh, the pleasures, the pain. The moment we feel we have enough of the physical experience, we want to experience something different, then we choose another choice. We might choose to be a deva or we might even choose to experience to be a flower–that's also possible! And that's why it is born, the theory of reincarnation, of transmigration into different levels of existence. But, actually, we have never gone anywhere at all, neither go up nor go down. We're just forever flowing in the life force of the universe, forever being in Godhood, but forever experiencing different focus points for our own pleasure, for our own amusement.But while we are in the physical body, sometimes we have forgotten the wisdom of ourselves. Therefore, we have forgotten the choice that we have made before we came here. So, the choice we have made might have led us to some pain or suffering; Then, now we complain. We complain so much because we don't like the suffering–the body doesn't like the suffering; the mind doesn't like the pressure–but that was what the soul wants to experience. He wants to experience pressure, so that he can appreciate again the freedom in God consciousness. He wants to choose suffering so that he can enjoy, thousand-fold, again, when he enters Eternal Bliss once more. That's why we are here, so that we know God more, we know ourselves more.Just like we are the king of an ancient nation. Sometimes a king disguises himself as a commoner and goes among the people in order to understand what a true citizenship is like. And then when he comes back, he appreciates his position better–his comfortable palace, all the servants that serve him, all the power that he has. When he has disguised himself as a commoner, he has to undergo all kinds of hardship, all kinds of ordinariness, just like every one of his subjects. He cannot reveal himself that he is a king. In fact, he must completely cover up his identity, so that he can truly, truly merge with the people of his nation and experience what their daily life is like.Similarly, we were once with Go–consciously at that time–we have never been away from God, but now, we are not consciously remembering that. So, we've had enough of the suffering of this physical life, we've had enough of the mundane experience, so we get bored, we feel there's nothing really here anymore for us to enjoy. We would like to know where we come from, what else is there in this vast universe of God's creation that we should experience. This is the time, when we ask this question, when we wonder like this, this is the time we will experience enlightenment. We are ready! We are ready for it. So, we came all this time to be a human being, to be different human beings. Sometimes, if we have focused on one focus point or one human existence, and we didn't feel we have enough, of physical enjoyment or physical adventure, then we focus on another existence of another human being again. And then we continue further, until we get tired. So, actually, anyone who is ready can experience God's Light, God's unity and enlightenment. That is very simple like that.It's your choice only. You've chosen to forget, and now you have chosen to remember. So, if you think you have chosen now to remember again then, of course, I am here to serve you. Because God has given me permission, ordered me, to do that. And maybe one day, after you have remembered everything about yourself, God will also say the same to you, “Go, my son! Go, my daughter! Do some service to my children, ” or “to Myself.”Because we have never been separated from God, remember that. Even if you don't remember, just believe me. We have nowhere to go except inside God's consciousness. We have nowhere else except in God's house right now. Everywhere, Hes encompasses every being in this universe. All the flowers, the sun, the moon, the stars, the planets, the galaxies, they’re all inside God. There is nothing that escapes Godhood.For a conscious soul, there is no such thing as hell but just a temporary passing experience that he has to go through in the course of eternity because he has chosen to experience some so-called suffering in order to grow, in order to understand happiness again. Every soul, every little part of God has chosen to walk a different path in order to experience different aspects of God, and the whole experience of all humankind or all beings makes up the wholeness of God. Therefore, Jesus said, “Love thy neighbor,” even “Love thy enemies.”– because everyone is us. They have chosen to play that role only. There is no enemy, just us, just God's different focus points to make life more abundant, more variety, more different, more colorful, just like Hes made us even so different colors so that we can enjoy each other. Like I look like yellow corn flakes–corn. And you look like chocolate. Yes, and he looks like icing, Christmas icing.Because God is colorful! Just like Hes made all different flowers different colors–even fruits. From the same soil, we obtain so many different fruits and different flowers. They are all different colors. The African people chose to always wear colorful clothes because inside I think they feel that they are very close to God. They are so happy. So, there is not really anything mysterious or difficult about finding God or finding our true Selves, because we have never been anything else but God, God's essence, one with God, or God's children, God's offspring, a spark of God, a part of God. It's just like the fish in the sea–he's born in the sea, he lives in the sea, and when he dies, he becomes the sea again. Things like that. So, we have never run anywhere.The problem with us now is that we have to change our thinking. We have to change. We have too much guilt feeling, guilty, fear about everything. Feel guilty if we're successful. People make us feel guilty if we are rich, even. If God gives us some richness or successful business, people make us feel guilty. If you have a beautiful wife, people make you feel bad also, sometimes. They come around and ask you, “How did you get to know this beautiful woman?” Or they will ask her, “What did you see in that guy? He's so ugly!” Things like that. It's none of their business. They make you feel bad. Yes, they make you feel guilty if you have a lot of money. They make you feel guilty if you are successful in politics or business. And the whole world is feeling guilty about so many things because we have been taught that way. This doctrine is never right.So, Jesus had to come, Moses had to come to set us free–set us free, not just by His sacrifice, but by the teaching, telling you that God is all-loving. “Knock and it shall be opened. Ask and it shall be given unto you.” But where do you knock? We couldn't even knock anymore. We are too weak! We are burdened with guilt and fear, fear from this revengeful God. There is no such thing as a revengeful God. If Hes is revengeful, Hes is like us, like you and me–War God. “You do something good to me or else!” This is not God! Can you imagine such a God? Then we have no need to worship such a small-minded and narrow person. If Hes is really a person, if there is a God like that, we should not worry about worshipping Hirm because it's just like one of any of the power-abusing people.Even in this planet. Think about it, you have children or you have a wife and husband, sometimes your wife makes mistakes, your husband strays a little, you still forgive him, you still hug him, and, “OK, I forgive you. Don't do it again.” Or your kids sometimes give you so much trouble because they are stubborn, they don't listen to you, they cause you headaches. You still forgive them, you still love them, and give them the best love that the parents can afford, even money–everything–sacrifice. So how would a God, the greatest Father or Mother of all the universe, could be revengeful, could condemn you to hell just because you are human, you don't know any better, and you make mistakes sometimes? So, this kind of fear has been inflicted upon us generation after generation. That's why we find ourselves too weak now to even believe there is a God who would even answer our prayers. That's why when we pray, we don't pray with the whole heart, we don't have conviction that our prayers will be answered. But it's stated in the Bible: “Knock and it shall be opened, ask and it shall be given.” It is like that. It is truly like that about God. No matter what you do, Hes will always answer your prayers. We just have to listen. I am going to show you how to listen to Hirm. We have to change, our way of thinking.
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From One Soul to Another: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 3, May 15, 1999

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From One Soul to Another: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 3, May 15, 1999

“God has two attributes: form and formless. And even in the attribute of form, Hes has two forms. If Hes wants to materialize in this world, Hes becomes like this. All of these are God materializations. That’s why the Bible says, ‘God dwells within you.’ It’s really funny how you don’t know you are God. And there is another form, invisible form, that God manifests also when you meditate within, to communicate with you. That is a little higher level. In the highest level, God is formless: God is only bliss, light, happiness, indescribable ecstasy; indescribable. And when you see the invisible form inside of God, you already feel so ecstatic, you already lose yourself in Hirm; you don’t know what to do already. And if we come to the highest level, then we become one with God, like Jesus said, ‘I and my Father are one.’ And then, later you even have no more ‘I’ and no more ‘Father,’ but only Father, only God, and then everything you’ll say, ‘Not I do, but God does it. My Father does it.' To know God is very instantly; to get to the higher level or the highest level takes some more time. Because just like in the Bible, it says, ‘In my Father’s house, there are many mansions.’ That means many different attributes of God we must know, one by one.” “But God is above all that. God is all love, forgiving. God is always with us, wants to protect us, to give us all the happiness that we want. Just that we have to contact Hirm to receive it.”
Supreme Master Ching Hai's Lectures
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