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The True Spirit of Christmas: A Heartfelt Message from Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 1 of 2, Dec. 24, 2020

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The True Spirit of Christmas: A Heartfelt Message from Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 1 of 2, Dec. 24, 2020

So, on the occasion of Christmas celebration, I would really, sincerely wish you well. But above all, I wish you more enlightenment. I wish you more remembrance of the teachings of Jesus and of all the Masters. Because that is what religion is all about: the teaching of the Master.Hi! I hope you see me, people outside there. How are you? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. I hope you can see me, all of you outside. My love to you, in the name of Jesus and in the name of God Almighty. It is Christmas again, one more year, so fast. And what a year we had. Anyway, it’s Christmas time and we should remember what Christmas is all about. It’s about our Lord Jesus who sacrificed everything for His disciples and for the world.There is a lot of Jesus’ teaching left behind. But we could also remember only some concentrated phrases that are very important for us, that we could use in our daily life. He said that, “Whatever I do, you can do better.” Why did the Lord say that? Yes, He healed the sick, cured the blind, fed the multitude. And most important is the compassion, the love that He conveyed to all His disciples, as well as the people who believed in Him at that time. That’s what makes Lord Jesus remembered even all these thousands of years, and we celebrate every year in His name. What did He say that we can do better? How can we do better? We thought Lord Jesus is the highest representative of God, of Heaven. How can we do better? Of course we can. We don’t have to be the doctor to heal the sick. We don’t have to have magic to cure the blind. What Jesus did is not just physical. He cured His disciples’ blindness, ignorance. These are the blindness that many of us have because we do not know God inside. Jesus didn’t just feed the multitude, did not just cure the blind physically, but He also elevated the spirit of His disciples and the people at that time, so that they could see God inside. Because He has told us that the Kingdom of God is at hand, the Kingdom of God is within you. That is another thing that needs some guidance and continuous contemplation in order to realize God. At the time of Jesus baptizing, people already could see the Kingdom of God, a glimpse of it. Nowadays we still can, if we have a good Guide, good Teacher, good Master, who knows how to help us to open the Kingdom of God for us to see. But that is something spiritual and it’s not easy to explain here in the physical language. So we’re just talking about the spirit of Christmas in a physical sense.We can heal the sick. We can cure the blind. We can feed the multitude. We don’t have to be a doctor to do that. We can help people by financial assistance, so that the person who needs can go to the doctor and let him/herself be cured of his blindness – nowadays we can – or his sickness, like, say, for example, the pandemic. We have tried our best. All the scientists and doctors have tried their best to find the cure and also the vaccination to prevent further sickness and death. We thank Heaven for that. And let’s hope these cures and this vaccination help our world, saving many, many lives, as many as possible. Thank You, God.Now, how do we feed the multitude? We feed the multitude by using our own financial resources to help those in need. Jesus could feed five hundred, five thousand. But we can feed even more than that, with modern technology as well as opportunity. Nowadays, we have so many, many convenient ways to live our lives, to earn money, and to help other people. All the money that we even use for … in war, for example, we could use it and feed the whole world.I don’t have that much money. I do what I can only. But if everyone does what he can, even as humbly as I do, the world will be a Heaven on Earth. No one would ever have to experience sickness or be lacking of anything; being hungry, cold, that no one takes care of. All the money we use to cure sickness, like pandemics, costs billions and billions. And all the money we have to use to mitigate the climate change, we could save them and also help the poor, help the hungry. Right now, millions of people already experience hunger everywhere in the world. Every five seconds, a child dies of hunger. And not to talk about children – adults, elderly, also die because of hunger.And we use our money for so many things which are not necessary. We could use that to help to feed the poor, feed the hungry. And the hungry multitude doesn’t even have to exist on our planet. We have plenty to feed everyone. We have enough money to feed the whole world if we don’t waste it on war, on animal raising, that causes climate change, that causes a lot of sickness and pandemics on our planet. And thus, we spend even more money on those just to amend the suffering, not to even prevent the sickness. This is a sad thing. We did not even have to prevent the sickness, if we did not raise the animals. We do not have to have hunger even, if we don’t use a large percentage of food to feed the animals in order to gain a few kilograms of meat. And not only that, we cause a lot of sickness because of meat and fish and eggs and dairy products that are not for human consumption. You see, it’s just like a cycle, endless cycle. We earn so much money or we earn with so much work and hardship, and we just waste it. We don’t even need animal products to survive.In our group, we eat only vegan food. No eggs, no milk, no meat, no fish. Nothing from the animals. And you don’t even have to wear fur to keep warm. This is not real fur. This is vegan fur. We make it in our company. And many companies nowadays, they also make vegan fur. No suffering to animals, no animal fur, nothing. And we live this way with a high conscience. We don’t have to always spend a lot of money or kill a lot of animals to survive. The spirit of Christmas is like that.Today, many people celebrate Christmas, inside their house or with their friends or with groups or by Zooming. Many people don’t. Many people cannot afford. I do not celebrate Christmas. I send things to let my team workers celebrate, but I myself don’t celebrate anything. I’m just here today to remind you of the spirit of Christmas. It’s not just all about ourselves, that we have a big party, chopping down millions of young trees, killing millions of animals, turkeys – the innocent ones. They wanted to live. They wanted to enjoy life. They wanted also to celebrate Christmas in their heart. But we just cut short their life, snuff the life out of them without thinking twice. I don’t want to cry now. I think about that. Think about that. We don’t have to kill the turkeys to celebrate Christ’s birthday. He never ate any animal product. He was vegetarian. He was from the Essene lineage and they have been vegetarian all the time. So, if we celebrate Christ’s birthday, Christmas, we should remember all this. His teaching is important. If we say we are a follower of Jesus, then we should remember the Lord’s core teaching – that is compassion, love for all beings. When the Lord carried the lame lamb that could not walk, He carried him. That’s just another symbol of His compassion and love to those who are meek and defenseless and innocent. And that’s the way we should do. Nowadays, for 2,000 plus years, we celebrated the Lord’s birthday, every Christmas, every year. But what do we do? What do we do with His teaching? We did not do much.We did not remember what the Lord was really teaching. We did not remember how He even sacrificed His own life because of love, because of compassion for others. What do we do? We still keep warring with each other, killing God’s children just for a piece of land, or for whatever reason. It’s never right. The Lord never taught killing. Any religious leader, Prophet, had never taught us any violence.So, on the occasion of Christmas celebration, I would really, sincerely wish you well. But above all, I wish you more enlightenment. I wish you more remembrance of the teachings of Jesus and of all the Masters. Because that is what religion is all about: the teaching of the Master. And we, the followers, should truly follow it, not just by letters, not just by reading it or chanting it, but by applying it, so that our world will become more worthy of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and of all the Masters’ sacrifices.If not, we really truly should not call ourselves human, because humans should have humane quality. If we call ourselves Christians, we should abstain from any killing, of any harm to other beings. If we say we follow other Prophets and Buddhas, Guru Nanak, or Jain Master, Lord Mahavira, or Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon Him, that even the Qur’an said, “You have to treat other creatures good, then God will treat you well.” I did not say the exact words, but it’s like that.And it says that we should be good guests on Earth. A good guest doesn’t kill the host, doesn’t kill any other guests on this planet. There is no religion’s doctrine that teaches us to kill others. And you all know that. It’s just that you must remember and must follow it and must apply it in everyday life.
Words of Wisdom
2021-01-04   4391 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-01-04

Sorcery Contest, Part 1 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Sorcery Contest, Part 1 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

Master once said that, if we want our spiritual practice to be fruitful and to progress quickly, we should always focus on the “Tao.” Always think of the Tao, think of God, think about liberation, think of the Buddha, the Dharma, and the monk order, and think about benefitting sentient beings. Then, we are constantly in the Tao, anytime, anywhere.Q(f): Hallo, fellow initiates. First, we want to thank all of you for your patience and love, and for giving us this opportunity to learn. I think Master wants to train us to be independent and be able to face trials, as well as to train our faith, patience, and courage. Today, I’ll take this opportunity to share some of my thoughts on following Master to practice the Quan Yin Method and to become a nun. Through this sharing, we can encourage each other. I think this is also a good way to eliminate the ego. Why? Because we all know that we are being haunted by our ego. That’s why we often have fears. We care about good or bad, success or failure. We care about gains and losses. Therefore, we cannot be free and have peace of mind. This is also due to our ego. Every day, we are obstructed by outside influences. Our faith is shaken by praise and criticism, success and failure. We cannot be free. Therefore, ever since I followed Master, I always looked up to Master. I feel that Master is our best example, our best paragon in spiritual practice, and the best and the greatest trainer. As such, Her every act, speech, and personal example are the best teachings for us. Master is also the greatest educator. At the same time, She is also the greatest trainer. “Great Trainer” is one of the titles of Buddha. Master trains, controls, and tames us, these stubborn sentient beings who are difficult to train and tame. In daily life, we can observe that Master’s speech and acts are always perfect examples. For instance, whether Master is giving internal discourses to us, or giving open lectures to thousands of spectators, She is always so composed, at ease, graceful and noble. Her superb demeanor is truly mesmerizing. Master’s speeches further reveal Her extensive knowledge, unfathomable wisdom, and fluency in debate. Her words are gems of Truth, and every sentence is aphorism, all of which are reminding us of faith and find the precious power within us. Since Master is our teacher, She trains and educates us like a teacher. Her ways of teaching are often unpredictable. She teaches all of us equally without discrimination. Among our fellow initiates, Master does not care whether we are rich or poor, intelligent or mediocre. She teaches us all with equality and the greatest compassion. Master is also good at using suitable ways to teach different disciples. She is aware of their personality, needs, and their ability to learn and receive. She provides us the best education accordingly. She is good at using suitable scenarios to teach us. Her ways are flexible and ever-changing. Sometimes, She uses both soft and hard measures. Sometimes, She is gentle and stern at the same time. In conclusion, She teaches us using the best ways possible. At the same time, we could deeply realize the incredible ways that Master uses to teach disciples. For instance, Master sometimes uses kind and loving words to warm our hearts, to touch our hearts, and to make us happy so we forget all our worries. Sometimes, Master inevitably has to use rather stern ways. Even Her scolding is charged with Love. As we know, we scold the most our loved ones. Is that right? As parents or teachers, we can realize the agony when our children progress or improve too slowly. Sometimes, for the purpose of teaching us, Master inevitably has to scold us to resolve our invisible karma. However, fellow initiates should understand that this is precisely one way for us to receive Master’s great Love and compassion. We couldn’t even thank Her enough. Never have a critical heart. Doing so shows our ignorance. Master is a teacher above this world. She is the greatest teacher, giving us the most precious things. She transmits the Dharma to us, this most profound method of liberation, helping us to reach enlightenment and liberation in one lifetime. She guides us to find our Buddha Nature and to return to the Homeland of our soul. Master’s grace is infinitely vast like the ocean and high like the mountains. We have no way to describe or show our gratitude for Her grace. We can only repay Her by practicing conscientiously. In the way of a stern father or loving mother, Master teaches, corrects us, and lets us know what “love” is and how to love others. These are the teachings that Master bestows upon us. Before I met Master, about nine years ago, I had deeply perceived the ephemerality of life and the ever-changing and unreliable nature of this world. Since then, I started to have the idea of seeking an enlightened Master. I encountered all kinds of setbacks, didn’t succeed. Recalling this experience, I am filled with emotions. It’s also because we have gone through so much hardship, that we realize the preciousness of Master’s method, and the greatness of this true enlightened Master. In ancient times, to find an enlightened Master and to attain the Truth, people had to cross mountains and rivers, enduring all kinds of hardships. Begging for the true method, our Zen Patriarch even had to kneel in the snow through the night and lose an arm. Some even offered their lives for this goal. We can imagine their intense yearning, and the hardships they encountered. How blessed and fortunate our fellow initiates are today. We have found the Master, but it was She who crossed mountains and rivers, endured hardships and extreme dangers, in order to save us, a herd of lost sheep. She has gone through a lot of tribulations to save us, and for that, She endured defamation, criticism, and slander. All these pains are really beyond what we can imagine. Also, to give us initiation, She must shoulder our karma of many lifetimes, and even the karma of our relatives and friends. We really cannot imagine the intense pain that Master must bear for this karma. We have found this extremely precious method. If we don’t cherish it and practice diligently, we ought to be ashamed for wasting Master’s good intent and sincerity. Master once said, “It’s easy to find sincere disciples, but hard to find a sincere Master.” We all know that, in this deluding world full of sins and evil, it is not so easy for a Buddha to come to deliver sentient beings. Because this is the maya’s world. He won’t let us practice spiritually. He will deter and hinder us, let us experience lots of pains, and discourage us. Therefore, the Master… Only a Master like our Master, having such a great compassion and Love, would be willing to descend to deliver sentient beings. Of course, there are many Bodhisattvas Who use various intangible ways to teach sentient beings. However, Master is the most compassionate and loving. She puts the sentient beings before Her fame, reputation, and life. We are truly touched, and there is no worldly language to express our gratitude. This is true. Master is an enlightened Master who has attained great enlightenment and the Truth. As an enlightened Master, She is empowered with great love power. We know this love power is very precious and magnificent. The power of love is above everything and is able to coalesce and illuminate everything. This power of love can make lonely people happy, bring warmth to those in pain, and make this world beautiful. Of course, Master is the most loving person. If not for love, She wouldn’t have to come to this deluding world to endure so much suffering for all of us. So, this power of love is also a very important lesson for spiritual practitioners. Master once said that this power of love is a prerequisite for those who strive to attain the Truth. However, this power of love has to be developed naturally from within us. It is not to be acquired outside. Of course, we need to rely on spiritual practice to develop this inner quality of ours. Spiritual practice can change everything. Next, I wish to share some of my insights. I’ll speak whatever comes to my mind. Master says that we spiritual practitioners must be humble. A humble person is always grateful. We shouldn’t take anything in this world for granted. Master: All right. Are you going to finish soon? Q(f): I am still talking.Master: Hurry up. Today we came here to enjoy tea, not to listen to your speech. Hurry up. Good. So, just by the way… Q(f): One time, Master spoke at the Bamboo Grove. Even the earlier fellow initiates might have missed this. Master said, “I’m always grateful for everything. I never take anything for granted. Everything in this world is the result of everyone’s efforts.” Master: Just sit over there. Q(f): I forget when I see Master. Master: Never mind, you definitely will have (vegan) snacks, because everyone is mentally prepared for a tea party. Very generous. Q(f): In our world, even the rice that we eat in our daily life is sowed, fertilized and irrigated by the diligent farmers. Braving rain and storms and working very hard, so that we can enjoy steaming fragrant rice. Thus, we understand that every grain in our bowl is the result of hard work. These are material and ephemeral things of the world, but still we know we should be thankful. Not to mention the profound and precious method that Master imparts to us; this is the most precious method and is beyond words. So, we ought to be even more thankful. Master’s grace is so immense that we have no way to repay. We can only practice diligently to be more fruitful in Buddha nature. This is the best way to repay Master. Master once said that, if we want our spiritual practice to be fruitful and to progress quickly, we should always focus on the “Tao.” Always think of the Tao, think of God, think about liberation, think of the Buddha, the Dharma, and the monk order, and think about benefitting sentient beings. Then, we are constantly in the Tao, anytime, anywhere. Any moment we forget this Tao, we become ordinary humans. Outwardly, there is no difference between one who is enlightened and one who is not. The difference is in the ideal. We have the ideal to seek wisdom and to benefit others. We are different from people who have no ideal and just live day by day, following the flow of society. Thus, spiritual practitioners are different from non-practitioners. Why do we say that Quan Yin practitioners have infinite merit? It’s because worldly people may also be clever and intelligent, but only to the mind level. They might be able to improve life materially, but the intangible power of the spiritual practitioners can bless society and the universe, purify the world, and make the world more peaceful and radiant. It would be terrible if the world was not blessed by this power. We couldn’t survive. The sun and the moon would become dark, so would the sky and the Earth. We’d be in great agony. Without the power of love, people would become depressed and agonized. OK, we know that if a person is not nourished by love, he may be more violent and unhappy. Then his actions manifested outside would be rather coarse and undesirable. However, the power of love can change everything. From past records of students in schools, we have learned that many students, who suffered from broken families, would become negative and unhappy. Their behavior would show that they are less friendly. However, they can also be softened by loving teachers. Among fellow disciples under Master’s teaching, we can see some men, who seldom shed tears, are softened by Master’s Love and end up crying like a baby. Even an eighty-year-old grandpa would melt in Master’s Love. The love power is incredible. Where does this power of love come from? In addition to practicing spiritually, our Master has explained that it is a converged power of (inner Heavenly) Light, (inner Heavenly) Sound and the Buddha power. This power can bless society and the universe, and give us greater peace and happiness. Today, we are blessed to practice under an enlightened Master. I hope fellow initiates would be more diligent. In addition to purifying our actions, speech and thoughts, be clear about the precepts. In this way, we can purify our society. Master said, “Invisible swords are more terrifying than visible swords.” Why? Because that invisible sword is negative energy and bad karma. It causes people great pain. Spiritual practitioners will become increasingly sensitive. This sensation will become very intense. I think, after we purify ourselves, we will become more aware of it. We practice the Quan Yin Method, so we know that it is very precious. People outside are also practicing spiritually. Then how do we know that we have found a real Master, and that the Quan Yin Method we practice is truly the best method? I wish to elaborate on this further. As we know, all spiritual practitioners are responsible and obliged to share the true teachings. Since it’s our duty and responsibility to help beings get enlightenment and liberation, this certainly is the most meritorious deed a spiritual practitioner can do. We do not seek meritorious rewards, but we have to do as much as we can. Each of us has the responsibility to spread the Truth. Each of us is a lamp for the world. We can act on it and undertake the grand task of a Buddha. We can also serve as the tens of billions of transformation bodies of our Master. We can be Master’s ‘thousand eyes and thousand hands.’ If every word we speak could spread the Truth and benefit others and make others enlightened, then even one word from us would be very precious. Hmm… Where was I? Master: You haven’t told them how to tell that our method is the best. Yes. Yes. Question asked, but no answer. Q(f): I’ll first talk about an enlightened Master. We’ve met a truly enlightened Master. That’s why we believe that the Quan Yin Method is the best method. Our Master is one who has attained the Tao, the great enlightenment and great wisdom. She is one of great love, great wisdom, great compassion, great courage, great faith, and great power. Most importantly, as a true Master who has achieved the Tao, She has incredible power, the power that neither arises nor ceases, is neither impure nor clean. It’s the great universal power that is inexhaustible in supply and always available for use. That’s why Master can initiate us and impart the Dharma to us. Most importantly, She leads us to enlightenment and liberation, so that we will forever be free of the cycle of birth and death. After we’re enlightened, we can bear testament to the Buddhist sutras. There’re 84,000 methods of spiritual practice. Everyone says that theirs is the best with the best master. So, how do we prove which is which? Yes? Master gives us all kinds of inner experiences. Sometimes we see the inner Heavenly Light, Light of different levels, and hear the inner Heavenly Sound of different levels. We also see visions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, which are described in the Surangama Sutra, the Bloodline Theory of Bodhidharma the Zen Patriarch, the Lotus Sutra, the Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra, and the Universal Door Chapter – the Lotus Sutra, etc. We can truly verify the inner experiences described in many Buddhist sutras. Since the sutras tell the same things, we know that the method Master has imparted to us is absolutely true. Master can have billions of billions of manifestations, as seen and experienced by Her disciples. They are omnipresent and omnipotent. They can appear in thousands of places in response to thousands of prayers, saving those in suffering and calling for help and benefiting all beings. Master is also… a truly enlightened Master who has achieved the Tao. She does not seek fame or gain. Most importantly, this is a point we know for sure. This is very difficult for a lot of religious masters to do. Master does not take any offering. Nor does She ask for personal fame or gain. Everything She does is for all beings. For all beings, She cares not about Her reputation, success or failure, good or bad, or Her image. She works for all beings, sparing no effort. If Her spirit of selflessness, non-self, devotion, and sacrifice is not the spirit of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, what could it be?
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-19   2773 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-19

The True Spirit of Christmas: A Heartfelt Message from Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 2 of 2, Dec. 24, 2020

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The True Spirit of Christmas: A Heartfelt Message from Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 2 of 2, Dec. 24, 2020

I just want to remind you of the spirit of Christmas. If you really worship Jesus Christ, you have to follow Him by His teaching. Even if you’re not enlightened yet, you must do what you can physically to help each other and to stop all the killing, stop all the wars – stop all the war with humans, stop all the war with animals. Then Heavens will be more lenient with us and we will not suffer pandemics or any other disaster again. That is the most urgent thing to do.Our world suffered a lot already. And now we have this pandemic. And it’s not the end of it yet. It’s not done yet. It keeps spreading around and developing more – more strains, more variants – so that the scientists and doctors are still worried whether or not the new-found vaccine will be effective. Because these many new strains of COVID-19 have the ability to spread 70, 80% faster than the one that we have been having the whole year. So, it is scary for everyone. And even the vaccine has many adverse effects on the patient, I mean, on the people who wanted to have the protection of the vaccine, but on the contrary, they have negative side effects, and it’s serious. So, it’s just like playing lotto. Maybe you go out, you might have the COVID-19 infection or not. And then you go take the vaccine, maybe you will be protected or not. On the contrary, you might not have.My heart has been feeling pain, a lot of pain. I cannot cry enough for humanity. I cannot tell you enough how I feel…. Humans are very fragile on this planet already. Anything could attack them, even from infancy already. From the moment a child is born, he’s attacked already with all kinds of radicals or environmental virus or all kinds of things that could make him trouble, could make him sick or ill or even die. Humans are very fragile already. And then we have to give ourselves all kinds of substances, which are not really good at all for us – alcohol, meat, cigarette, drugs – all kinds of things that are not suitable for our vulnerable, fragile body.God gives us this beautiful human body to enjoy the short stay on this planet. That’s why we are the guests here. And we should enjoy and remember God and try to be enlightened by finding an enlightened Master to teach us. But what do we do? We waste our time, our hard-earned money on war, on substances that are abusive to our fragile temple. This is a temple of God. We should treat it as thus and really take good care of it, so that it continues to function well for God’s sake, so that we can use it to remember God, and then use it to find the way Home.We can go Home, we can go back to Heaven, that is for sure. It’s just that we forget. But we could find a Teacher, Friend, Guide to help us, to bring us Home. But we did not. Instead, we waste our time in all kinds of frivolous activities and bring disaster upon ourselves, upon the planet, upon all beings on this planet.This is a beautiful planet. We should have just enjoyed it, or continue to enjoy it, instead of damaging it by deforestation, by fishing, by killing others: human fellow beings or other beings, like animals, innocent, helpless. We should reflect. This is not the teaching of any Prophet. It’s not the teaching of Jesus or any Prophet on Earth.As Jesus said, we could do better - than Him even. How more humble can a Prophet be? And how wiser can He be? How much wiser can the Lord be when He said we can do better? He meant physically, like we can feed the poor, can heal the sick, cure the blind. That is a physical thing first. Because if you’re physically sound, then the Master or any Teacher can bring good things into your mind. He can teach you benevolent things, or the Holy Spirit will descend into your body and help you to be more enlightened. So physical soundness is also very important.In this world, nobody ever had to go hungry. We can give them financial assistance so they can start their own business. We can give them land, whoever needs land, to cultivate vegan food. We can change all these animal farms into organic vegan farms. The structure is already there, just change something. The land is already there. The employees are already there. Everyone can change into an organic vegan farm anytime.I remember when I was in Europe; I can’t remember where I was though. I was in a hotel waiting to go somewhere, and I happened to read a newspaper from England. It told a story of a boy in Africa somewhere, that all he needs is just £30. Then he can take care of his whole family, meaning he can cultivate the land. He can have enough money to buy seeds to cultivate his land or some equipment for farming. That’s all he needs. So, I sent him a check of £100, or more than that, I can’t remember. What I mean is, it doesn’t take much for people to take care of themselves. And it’s a pity that these hardworking people, sincere people, still need to be hungry because they don’t have the means to take care of themselves.Meanwhile, we, in big societies, have too much, too much! We waste it on anything at all, and buying drugs and all kinds of toxins, and call that pleasure. We spoil ourselves with many things that are really unnecessary. The more we want, the more we are dependent, and then we just get worse and worse, physically, mentally and spiritually as well. That’s a pity.For example, I’m just saying something very stupid, like toilet paper. Whenever there’s a pandemic, it’s printed everywhere that people are rushing to the supermarket and emptied all the shelves of toilet paper. Don’t care if the neighbor will have it or not. We don’t even need toilet paper. Since ancient times, nobody even heard of toilet paper. And then we chop down billions of trees every year just for that. Damaging our environment. And these chemically-laden toilet papers also damage our environment and our water system. And then it affects each other, affects many things, and then affects the weather. And then we have drought, we have flood, and we have all kinds of extreme weather. We have been showing it on our Supreme Master Television. You can have a look again. Our planet is also as fragile as our body. It’s our extended body, and we keep damaging it.I know it’s Christmas and it’s not a nice story to tell, but look around you. People are locked down like prisoners. People don’t have work, don’t have money. Not every government can afford to give people money when they don’t work. Even the richest government, we cannot do this forever. We cannot give people monetary assistance forever.Toilet paper, you don’t even need. Our group, we don’t need it. I taught them just to use water and soap. It’s even cleaner and protects more the environment. You don’t have to depend on even toilet paper. It is funny how we are dependent on anything at all and don’t even think twice about whether or not we need, and how about the environmental need or not. This is the thing.We keep being more and more dependent on material things and busy ourselves to work to earn money, to save money, for all material need, and we don’t even remember our spiritual need. Our spiritual need is that, like Jesus said, “I and my Father are one.” We should be one again with our Father, with our Heavenly Father, with our Original Heaven, our Original Home. That’s the purpose of our human life. We are here shortly even. So during all this short time, if we don’t try to make use of it to remember our Holy Original Selves, then we will be imprisoned here on this planet or elsewhere forever, in the material world, in the shadow world, instead of in the real world, in the Heavenly world, as God intended us to be. We have been imprisoned here long enough already and we still have not learned anything much.Jesus has died for us and we have not made use much of His teaching. His teaching is not just material things, not just material lecture, because what He said, other Masters have said already before also, more or less, before Him or after Him. What He gave is something not spoken by humans’ language. Many Masters used that to teach and uplift Their disciples. Jesus did that as well.It’s not just for material comfort or the language of teaching that Lord Jesus has been loved and worshipped by people. He brought to this world spiritual treasure as well. Nowadays, we still can find it. Because the treasure of our Father, of Heaven, is not something material that it could be depleted, it could be used up. No! It’s the lineage of a holy, unspoken teaching that anyone wise enough would try to seek it through someone who already knew that. I’m not trying to advertise for myself or anything. But this is the way any Master should teach Their disciples. And that’s why the disciples are so much in love with the Masters, not because of Their appearance, not because they give them anything. Some Masters give nothing because He doesn’t have things to give, I mean materially, but people still love Them. They love Them more than anything in the world because They have this treasure within Them, just like you all have it. It’s just you need somebody like a Master, a Teacher, who knows how to reawaken it, who knows how to open this inner eye for you, so that you can see the real world, the real treasure – the Heaven within you – and you will have Heaven on Earth.Meanwhile, we can make this world into a Heaven by helping each other, by stopping murdering innocent animals. The more we kill the animals, the more we will be in disaster. You can look back and see. And the more hospitals we have to build, the more patients will fill it up to overwhelmingly full or more than full. Many hospitals cannot accept patients anymore, even pandemic urgencies, because they’re full. And the doctors and the nurses are over-exhausted by working day and night for these emergency patients from the pandemics, not to talk about other emergency cases from other diseases as well, which every day is happening anyway. OK. I think I talked long enough.I just want to remind you of the spirit of Christmas. If you really worship Jesus Christ, you have to follow Him by His teaching. Even if you’re not enlightened yet, you must do what you can physically to help each other and to stop all the killing, stop all the wars – stop all the war with humans, stop all the war with animals. Then Heavens will be more lenient with us and we will not suffer pandemics or any other disaster again. That is the most urgent thing to do. And for enlightenment, you have to seek a Guide, a Master, Teacher, truly, the one who can lift you out of this world and the next. Because the lower Heavens are just only the beginning. There are better places for us to exist.Because we will leave this planet sooner or later. It’s just that we have children and other children will be coming after us, so we have to take care of it for them. We don’t want them to be living in a burning inferno. We don’t want them to live in the planet that is having nothing anymore, or not enough food, not enough security, not enough water – have to even drink recycled water, use recycled water. In many so-called civilized, developed countries, still people must drink or use recycled water, even from sewage. This is something that is not right. We have to fix it.And the New Year’s coming, we should start a new style of life: be vegan, be kind, be generous, be good to others around us. All right. Thank you very much, and I wish you the best. May God bless us all until we change for the better. We have to change for the better. Christmas and New Year, make a promise to yourself and to God that you will change for the better: more benevolent, more compassionate, more considerate for all beings on this planet. Amen. Bye for now, until next time. Thank you.
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A Master's Only Obligation is to Liberate People: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 4 #22, Dec.2, 1988

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A Master's Only Obligation is to Liberate People: Questions and Answers, Part 3 of 4 #22, Dec.2, 1988

For us Quan Yin practitioners, at the moment of initiation, all the bad karma (retribution) created life after life is completely erased. It is because the past bad karma (retribution) is completely erased that we can have Buddha's Light and enlightenment experience, that we can listen to our true Self, that we can hear the inner (Heavenly) Sound, the voiceless Sound, which is a very beautiful, inconceivable inner Music that we have never heard before. After hearing it, our body becomes very relaxed, we feel that our bad karma (retribution) is gone, and we are truly very blissful.
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Sorcery Contest, Part 5 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Sorcery Contest, Part 5 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

Did anyone else try to shoot me before? Please come up. How did you do it? There are quite a few qigong masters here, quite a few men. Are you all hiding? I would not take revenge. The best revenge is to take you beyond the three realms, so that you wouldn’t want to shoot me anymore. Master: Master Ji Gong told many people to come to me. You were not the only one. He said very clearly to some people. He also told them that he’s not up to Master’s level. He meant I was a little higher than him. That’s what he said. Q(f1): Actually, You are much higher. Master: Lovely! (Yes.) It’s hard to measure “a little.” How much does “a little” mean in the Buddha’s realm compared to this world? Then what happened? Q(f1): The day after Master Ji Gong spoke to me, I saw Master wearing a monastic robe with Her head shaved, like in the early days. And You said to me, “You can be my disciple now.” Something like that. Q(f3): The second day, she saw the inner Master come to tell her, “You may become my disciple.” Master: OK. Q(f1): Then I bowed to You. I said I did not have enough merit. I dared not. Then I withdrew. The second day You came again, again wearing the nun’s robe. I stood there and You walked around me three times and said, “You can practice the Quan Yin Method with me now.” Still I said that I dared not. The third day, I only saw You wearing the golden garment, just like in the early days, but You said nothing. And then… Master: I already told you twice. What more could I say? I was too tired the third time. You were lucky to see me appear again. Other Masters would have let you go. (Yes.) And then? Q(f1): Then I finally came to Hsihu ashram. The first time, a fellow initiate drove us here. On our way here there was a heavy storm. The rain was so heavy that it was almost impossible to drive. But we came anyway. We heard that Master was giving initiation that day. But when we got here, we found it had been rescheduled. The second time, again there was a storm and Master was going to give initiation, but the initiation was canceled again. The third time, we also traveled through a storm. But when we arrived in Hsihu, the day was clear. The rain had stopped. That day happened to be Your birthday. And on that day, I also thought that I must challenge You. Master: At that time, she still wanted to challenge me. You see? That was too much! (Yes.) To have disciples like this. Hard like a stone. Master Ji Gong already told her to be my disciple. The deity from her own religion already told her to come learn with me. And my transformation body also came and told her three times. She still came here to shoot me. See? Always the disciples are like this. See how hard it is to teach you! I have to suffer so much. You don’t understand. So much hard work! You wouldn’t know if she didn’t tell you. It’s good that she told you a little bit today. There are quite a few other disciples who wanted to shoot me. You didn’t know. If I was not powerful enough I would not be here today. Q(f1): Then after initiation, I went back to stay in an I-Kuan Tao temple. Q(f3): She stayed in an I-Kuan Tao temple, focusing on spiritual practice. Master: Oh. Q(f1): Yes. I stayed in an I-Kuan Tao temple. I practiced the Quan Yin Method there and meditated. But I felt very different after a week. I believed that the so-called deities and gods in I-Kuan Tao were at the astral level. When we meditate and practice the Quan Yin Method, our inner Buddha light shines out, emitting immeasurable merits. And the astral beings would come and try to grab this light. Master: Grab your light? (Yes.) It happens! (Yes.) Then what happened? Q(f1): After seven days of meditation, I felt that my practice was not on the right track and my spirit seemed to have gone away. Like it had unraveled. So I knew that the registers for heaven and hell mentioned in I-Kuan Tao did really exist. Master: I don’t understand. Q(f3): I don’t understand. Master: Please explain the last sentence. Q(f1): I-Kuan Tao mentions a dragon heaven chart. Do You know that? It means the registers for heaven and hell. Q(f3): They have a dragon heaven chart. Master: What about it? Q(f1): The dragon heaven chart is like the chart used in Taoism for liberating the dead. Master: But what is the connection between this and your spirit going out? Q(f1): Oh. Now we’re talking about the deities and gods in the I-Kuan Tao temple. Q(f3): The problems with the deities in the I-Kuan Tao temple were what she was talking about. Master: Oh. Go ahead. (Yes. And then…) You talk about the problems of those deities. Q(f1): Yes. They say that spiritual practice can liberate us from the cycle of birth and death. Yes? They say we can be elevated from the cycle of life and death. At that time I believed it, that our names could be removed from the list for hell and added to the register for the astral heaven. Master: Do you understand? (Yes.) Yes. Q(f3): She said that it’s called the Long Tian list, or Dragon Heaven list. (Yes, the register for heaven.) The soul could go to the Asura world. She said that the purpose of practicing spiritually is to be liberated from the cycle of birth and death. (That… Yes.) Master: Put the microphone further away, then your voice might sound clearer. Q(f1): OK. As for the register for heaven, the name will be removed from the list for hell and registered for heaven. Meaning your name will be removed from the list for hell. Q(f3): She said that our names would be added to heaven’s register and crossed out from the hell list. That means we would not go to hell. Q(f1): Yes. So after we die, we would not go to hell. Master: I’ve told you this many times. But you don’t believe me. Then what happened? Q(f1): In I-Kuan Tao, it’s said that Master Ji Gong would bear our karma, but only for three years. After three years we’re on our own. Yes. Paying no heed to you after three years. Master: Oh! What happens after three years? (After three years, it’s up to us.) OK. Q(f1): Yes. It depends on our level of practice. If we cannot bear our own karma, then after three years… Master: It’s already good that he carries your karma for three years. (Yes.) Otherwise, who wants to take your karmic burden? Q(f1): Yes. That’s why I believed in I-Kuan Tao. But now I have learned the Quan Yin Method and saw that You are a real living Buddha, who can save sentient beings, truly save our souls, and liberate us from the cycle of birth and death. That’s why I want to be a nun. Master: I see! (Yes.) OK. (That’s all.) It’s good. Q(f1): Yes. It was all arranged by Master. Master: It’s good that you believe me. (Yes.) Master: Where is your magic sword now? Where did you put it? Q(f1): Oh that! I threw it away! I’m done with it. Master: Good, good. Don’t use it anymore. Q(f1): No. Now I’ll concentrate on the Quan Yin Method and practice for Buddhahood. Master: That’s wonderful! I do not blame you for shooting me. Because if you did not try, you would not know who I am. (Yes, I learned my lesson.) You were thinking, “what if she’s evil?” Right? (Yes.) “I’ll shoot her, and if she doesn’t die, it means she’s good. Then I could be her disciple!” It’d be troublesome if we found the wrong teacher! No? She was trying to find a real Master, because she had been practicing since childhood. She has an intense longing for the Dharma. If she found the wrong Master, her whole life would have been wasted, understand? Q(f1): Yes, that’s why I had only one Master before, Master Ji Gong. Master: He is also a good one! Q(f1): Yes, but he’s not as high as You! That’s why he wanted me to come to You! Master: What did you say? (He was not as high as You. That’s why he wanted me to learn with You.)Master: Great. He’s honest. He will have merit for this. Master Ji Gong is good. But he’s not in this physical world anymore. Q(f1): No. He doesn’t have a physical body. So he cannot bear our karma. Master: Right. Anything else? (That’s all.) That’s all? (Yes.) Tell me more after you become a nun. OK. (Thank You, Master.) Master: Did anyone else try to shoot me before? Please come up. How did you do it? There are quite a few qigong masters here, quite a few men. Are you all hiding? I would not take revenge. The best revenge is to take you beyond the three realms, so that you wouldn’t want to shoot me anymore. That’s revenge from the core. End the hatred forever. If I take revenge on you, I’ll not be able to eliminate it from the core. I always deal with things from the core. It’s good, isn’t it? (Yes.) OK. That’s the real solution. End the cycle of revenge. Master: OK, who else? Anyone has better magic? You can also show your small magic. Just for fun. It’s a pity that she could not perform for you. But I believe that she does have this magic. She would not lie to you. You can tell from the way she talks. She truly has magic power. It’s not easy to have achieved this. If your wisdom eye is open, you can see the sword she manifested was like a real sword, but it was thousands of times more powerful. You could not stop it! You could not control it. If you don’t have much spiritual power, you’d be shot by it. Then you would probably die, even without any sickness. Not only in this life, but many lifetimes! No one could save you unless you met a high-level Master. The sword could penetrate your spiritual body. After that you’d be controlled by her. You would listen to her command, unable to do anything with your own will. Your soul would be controlled! You’d be seriously injured, deeply wounded! No one would be able to save you. It’s very scary. So if a sorcerer has no morals, it’d be really troublesome. Yet this is how she came to believe Master. It’s not because she was jealous or had bad intentions. You cannot say that she’s not loyal to the Truth. She just wanted to test whether I was a demon or not. She thought she could be like the Monkey King, protecting people from evil by eliminating a big demon. That’s why. When she failed, she knew that I was not the bad one. She was. I’m just joking. You see, it’s not easy for her to obtain such power! She has meditated since childhood. She has been training since she was little. It’s easier if you learn from childhood. You’re more innocent and can concentrate more easily. If you start from childhood, you would be very powerful and have great achievement. There are some who have achieved something similar. But you don’t have to manifest such a long sword to kill a person. This is enough. It’s already a great achievement for her. I am small. For me, just this long is enough. Isn’t it? With a few centimeters to spare. It’s a waste to use so much energy to manifest this. OK. If you want to shoot me, then make a small one. Don’t need to waste so much power. However, there is one thing not so good about it. Not only do you use this power to harm people, you also use it to kill and eliminate. Annihilation. (To annihilate him.) Saving people is really what matters. What’s so great about killing people? People learn two things: To kill and to save. To kill is so simple. To eliminate someone is so easy. It’s also easy to eliminate ghosts. But it’s better to save ghosts and demons. Isn’t it? If you just kill and eliminate anyone and everyone, it’s no good. Right? Master: Well, anyone else wants to share something? Just to pass the time. Let’s not be too serious. Come, come. Yeah, I remember him. I remember him. He told us some stories at the 7-day retreat, didn’t he? Come sit here. OK, sit anywhere you like, as long as you’re comfortable. You don’t have to look at them, if you are worried that they will make trouble for you later. Tell me. Q(m1): I once tried to exchange qi or energy flow with You by releasing it from the top of my head. That was during a lecture by Master in Pingtung. Master: I don’t understand. Come closer. Come over here. Here we can talk better. Come, come. You’ll feel more comfortable. OK, now we can chat. Sit down. Sit here. It’s OK. What are you afraid of? You already know I am not a demon. Sit! We can talk casually, like friends. They would just listen by the way. Q(m1): One time Master was giving a lecture in Pingtung, At that time I didn’t know who Master was. I was practicing qigong at the time. I could exchange my qi (energy flow) with trees. Q(f3): He could exchange energy with trees. Master: Oh! (I could…) Exchange qi with all beings. (Yes.) And? Q(m1): My qi would flow from the top of my head into a tree. Master: Into a tree? (And then…) Draw energy back from the tree? (I can absorb energy from the tree.) And? (When you were giving the lecture…) No wonder your face looks so green. You’ve almost turned into a tree. And then what happened? This is not easy. It’s not a simple task. I know. It’s similar to the way Arabian people practiced. I know. There was once an old Arabic witch. She was an old practitioner, an old woman. She did not have to eat. She just absorbed energy. How did she do it? For example, if she was going to perform, she would pick a grapefruit about this size. She would just lie there with her eyes closed and do nothing. But suddenly the grapefruit would shrink, leaving its skin dry. She had extracted the juice inside! Is it like that? If you extract qi from the trees, will they die? (No.) No? Q(m1): They are grown trees, not small trees. Master: So you used bigger trees? Q(m1): Just ordinary trees. I dared not exchange qi with very big trees. I had heard a story about a person who knew how to exchange qi. He tried to exchange qi with a sacred tree. A sacred tree is one that has lived for hundreds of years. As a result, his qi was sucked away by that tree. Master: So small trees are better? Yes. That’s right. Q(m1): His whole body stayed cold for a whole month. Master: Oh! Was he OK? Q(m1): He recovered slowly. So I only do it with smaller trees. Master: Yeah, they are kinder and do not react so severely. Stick to smaller trees in the future. Didn’t your teacher tell you that? Why go to sacred trees? They are old and more powerful. Even I know, that old people are not to be messed with. Then what happened? Continue your story. Q(m1): So Master was giving a lecture in Pingtung. I was ignorant of Master’s Power. Master was sitting on the stage, and I tried to send out my qi to exchange with Master’s. Master: You aimed your qi at me? Oh, you were only trying. (Yes.) You did not see my light? Q(m1): I did. But I did not realize that it was the Buddha Light. My qi dissipated when it touched Your Light. Again and again, I sent my qi and it was gone. Master: You lost your qi. (Yes.) My goodness! Lucky you are still alive! And then? Q(m1): Actually, this ability came naturally after I practiced qigong. It was very sudden. It was not my original intention. Master: Understand. Q(m1): I practiced qigong to strengthen my internal organs. This was incidental. Master: You tried to shoot your qi at me. Then what happened? How did it disappear? Q(m1): Once I released my qi, it dissolved just like materials melt upon contact with the sun. I don’t know where my qi went. It seemed to have hit something and was dissolved right away. Master: OK. Did you run out of qi? Q(m1): I dared not continue. I stopped after trying a few times. Master: You stopped? (I stopped just in time.) Good. Otherwise, you would have no qi left. (That’s right.) Anything else? Q(m1): I just wanted to try out my sorcery skills. By practicing qigong, I also achieved some other skills, such as external qigong. External qigong is… Master: Did you practice neidangong or internal alchemy? Q(m1): No, it was qigong. The real qigong. Master: Qigong, OK. There are many kinds of qigong. (Yes.)
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Sorcery Contest, Part 12 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Sorcery Contest, Part 12 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

The precepts must be strictly kept. Veganism is very good. We should have love for all beings, otherwise, we would be learning from maya. If we don’t have any compassion for the helpless animals, how can we then tolerate our enemies? No matter what good deeds we do, I’m afraid that our love is not deep enough.I don’t know what it was like in the time of Jesus Christ and Shakyamuni Buddha. Those who harmed them would all go to hell, and for a long time. But for those who harmed me, I haven’t seen them go to hell. They were ignorant, weren’t they? They did it out of ignorance. If they’d known, they wouldn’t have done it. It’s OK for the people who know. We only pity the ones who are ignorant. Like little kids who hit us recklessly, would we hit them back? Little kids who are one, two or three years old. Sometimes they play with us parents. They hit us and pull our beard or our hair, but we wouldn’t hit them back or get angry. Because they’re ignorant. Even if human beings have that kind of vicious intention or action, it is because they have not reached that level of understanding. So how can we blame an ignorant and thoughtless person? We are great gentlemen who know a lot. So we should forgive those people. I certainly will not punish them. But it is not good for them. They have to bear their guilt for a long, long time. And it is rather pitiful for them. They will regret it one day. They will, for sure, very soon. There’s not a single person who would not regret it. As I told you, when I first came to Taiwan (Formosa), there was a lot of slander. Every day we seemed to hear about some reports in the newspapers. Not anymore. No more. It was the same with us Aulacese (Vietnamese), when the Aulacese (Vietnamese) people shared my teachings at first. But not lately, not anymore. That was in the past. Almost every day I received one, two or three slanderous letters, which were so bad, so vicious and so nasty. Not anymore. I don’t know where they disappeared to. People will surely regret it and realize it one day. Because they chant the name of Ching Hai every day, it must have some effect. Yes! It doesn’t matter how you say It. When the doctor gives you medicine, it doesn’t matter if you take it with resentment or with delight, it still has an effect. Like when the doctor gives you an injection, whether you hate it or not, it still has an effect. You can’t help it. It just serves its function. Otherwise, what is the use? It would mean it is ineffective, and biased in some way. I’ve talked about the power of the Buddha, the infinite love and compassion, without discrimination. He doesn’t know if any person chants His name with resentment or delight. Chanting is chanting. Just hearing the Name is enough. There’s no need to differentiate between people who resent it and who do not. That would be too much work. Why would we make our Buddhas so busy? Being so calculating, just like worldly people. I do not keep an account. Chanting with evil intent is also chanting. It doesn’t matter how one chants. One can chant in an intangible way, without feelings or heart, or with resentment, love or respect. It would all be effective. What happens if we touch water accidentally? We’ll get wet! What happens if we touch fire accidentally? It burns! Similarly, if we meet the Buddha or Bodhisattva accidentally, resentful or not, it’s all the same. It’s fun this way! I think it’s fun. So now, I want to tell you that even if we can see the past and the future and many high realms through spiritual practice, those astral beings may still disturb us. Therefore, we have to be careful all the time, recite the Five Holy Names all the time, and protect our inner peace all the time. In any situation, we should know that it is only an illusion. Immediately pray to the inner Buddha for help, pray to God within and the Master inside. Don’t wait until it is too late and then cry. Sometimes that causes a lot of trouble, which may hurt other people. Also, don’t allow others to harm us so badly, as this also harms them. Do you understand what I mean? We just pray all the time, and it will be all right. It won’t do any harm. Even if it is not effective, it won’t hurt. It is better than gossiping. Then our spirit will be at ease. Even people who have a ferocious heart would be affected when chanting the Buddha’s Name, let alone those of us who are cool and calm, kind and virtuous, who are always praying. Of course, it will be more effective. If it is not better, then it would be similar anyway. So don’t wait until the time has passed and the matter is overdue, before praying to Master or reciting the Five Holy Names. Sometimes there are serious consequences. It’s troublesome. It’s not that you cannot be saved. That’s the only method that can protect us. The couple, for example, practiced quite well, they called themselves masters. Masters who could teach people and emit light. OK, I believe that. But despite that, they couldn’t save themselves. When somebody came in suddenly, the impact was so strong. They were often like that. They dared not get close to people. Even disciples were not allowed to be around them. They had to learn everything by heart. Very few could enter their home. OK, I believe the degree of their sensitivity. But I think it is probably because they ate meat. They said that they didn’t drink and could not bear the smell of tobacco smoke, so they dare not go anywhere. But they could bear meat. They could bear it. It didn’t matter what level they were at, if they ate meat, they couldn’t withstand it. They had little capacity for endurance. That is why they dared not touch people, not to mention thousands of people coming to be initiated. Before people even meet you, you’d be finished if they just say your name. So being loving and vegan will reform people a little. That’s why you shouldn’t listen to people outside and be tempted when you see them eat meat while practicing spiritually. The precepts must be strictly kept. Veganism is very good. We should have love for all beings, otherwise, we would be learning from maya. If we don’t have any compassion for the helpless animals, how can we then tolerate our enemies? Our enemies may put up a strong resistance, while animals are helpless, defenseless, and innocent. If we can bear to eat them, I’m afraid that we do not have enough love. No matter what good deeds we do, I’m afraid that our love is not deep enough. Not deep enough to be moved by the animals. I don’t know how you feel since becoming vegan. When I see an ant was accidently stepped on, and he rolls back and forth, or has one leg or some other part broken, it tears my heart out. Sometimes I stay there and watch him for a long time. I cannot bear it, and keep saying to him, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.” I really feel great pain in my heart, seeing him struggling between life and death. I cannot even kill him to relieve his pain. Because if I kill him, after he dies, he’ll remain in agony, thinking he is still alive and rolling back and forth there. This is like when people get wounded or have a car accident; after they die, they still think they are covered in blood and their face is smashed. Sometimes they show that face to people. Or if people who drown are not liberated and don’t have a Master to guide them, they think that they are still alive and feel cold all the time. No matter what clothes you give them to wear, they’ll say that they are freezing. It is because our astral body is very sensitive, similar to our physical body, only more sensitive. That’s why we say spiritual practitioners are hundreds and thousands times more sensitive. After we practice spiritually, we become more and more separated from this physical body. Our spirit becomes very much detached. We still have to roll around in this world, but our sensitivity increases hundreds of times. We still have to live in such a coarse place. We are already very sensitive, but still we have to stay here. We’ve become different. Sometimes the more you practice, like if you help with my work, with my lectures or whatever, then later you don’t eat much. Not because you are full. Not because the food is not good. But because your level has risen far above the world, and into the far future. So the food seems rather strange to you. You don’t belong to this world. It is just that we have to endure this place, but our Self is no longer here. Sometimes we have to come and go, in order to deal with the karma of the world. So when we come back, we are under great pressure and suffer a lot. So sometimes the more we practice, the more pressure and pain we feel. Don’t be afraid. That means we are already on a very high level, because we are more sensitive. It is not that the world gives us more pressure. No, no. Sometimes our level is so high, we cannot bear the pressure. We still have to be patient, OK? Be patient, recite the Five Holy Names, and practice more. After a few decades or a few years, we will be gone. It won’t be long. This is your last life. You only have to bear it for the last time, OK? Thank you, thank you for coming for tea. OK, you may go eat now. I am a little bit late once in a while. Will you blame me for it? (No.) Just pay a little bit more for the tour buses. If you don’t have enough money, you can ask us for it, OK? (Hallo, Master.) (Hallo, Master.) (Hallo, Master.) (Hallo, Master.) Are there people who are not coming? Those who didn’t come, please raise your hand. (Hallo, Master.) It’s hotter here, isn’t it? (We can bear it.) Yes, it is bearable. How is your husband? He didn’t come to see me? (Hallo, Master.) Thank you. (Master.) Hey, it’s you. Bye! (Master, You are really beautiful.) I need to make myself look beautiful once in a while. Otherwise, you will think that I became your Master because no one wants me. Otherwise, you will think that you’re the only beautiful ones. OK, bye! (See You, Master.) Where should I walk so it’s fair to everyone? (Hallo, Master.) OK. You can never see enough. Do you know that? Bye-bye, bye-bye. (Hallo, Master.) Everyone, take care. Did anyone translate for him? Does he know Chinese? (He knows Chinese.) Wonderful. There will be an initiation next week. OK?
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Sorcery Contest, Part 2 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Sorcery Contest, Part 2 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

Which one of you had magical power? Come up quickly and show us your talents.Q(f): We truly thank the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for this immense blessing, that we could have the chance of eons of time to meet an enlightened Master. It’s hard to be born as a human. Once we lose it, redemption will be almost impossible. Master said that we’re liberated after getting initiation. If we don’t practice spiritually, we’ll sink into degradation life after life. Enlightened Masters will have to come to deliver us. We’ll be harming others and ourselves. It’d be best if we could practice well in this life and get liberation in one lifetime. Then we could really benefit ourselves and others, liberate ourselves and others. We’ll make the world a better place. Now, let’s talk about the benefits of practicing the Quan Yin Method. There’re 84,000 methods of spiritual practice. They are all for the purpose of attaining liberation and enlightenment, of returning to our home in the Buddha Land. However, sometimes we have a lot of lessons to learn. If there are not enough affinities, we’ll be moving around among the 84,000 methods. We’ll be struggling and experiencing a lot of suffering. We’ll worship mountains and rivers, undergoing plenty of hardships, but we will not get liberation. It might be because the affinity has not yet come or we haven’t learned our lessons. Eventually, when all the affinities come together and we’ve learned all our lessons, we’ll practice this last and most perfect method that gives us the highest attainment, and that is the Quan Yin Method. The benefits of the Quan Yin Method can be grouped under two aspects. One is the supra-worldly aspect, and the other is the worldly aspect. First, we know that Master has the power of perfect enlightenment. She has attained the Tao and is the omnipotent power. She can initiate us and impart the Method to us, enabling us to get enlightenment and liberation in this lifetime, and elevating five generations of our ancestors to higher realms. Furthermore, we Quan Yin initiates have the Buddha’s Light protecting us. When we repeat the Five Names throughout the day, we have the protection of the Buddha’s Light. It makes us feel more and more relaxed, and wiser and wiser. The Buddha’s Sound can cleanse our karma. It is a very good protective power. It can purify our body, speech, mind, and magnetic field. We also have Master’s protective power. Once we are initiated, the inner Master is always with us and protecting us. After we start practicing the Quan Yin Method, in the worldly aspect, Master will help us to become more relaxed, and happier and happier. Everything will go more and more smoothly. Whether in business, physical health, the family, or work, everything will be more and more successful and satisfactory. It will make us more carefree. Because, after initiation with Master, after we’re connected to the great power of the universe, we’re no longer lonely, helpless, or weak. We’ll just be happier and happier. This is Master’s power. All right. I think my time is up, so, end of my report. Thank You, Master. Master: Thank you, Tong… Host: Please go on the stage, brother. There’s an alarm clock in the front for you to check the time. Please be mindful of your time. Next, let’s invite Sister Tong… Master: No, no, no. Host: No? Master: Leave it for next time. Enough for today. (OK.) No. It’s not like that. Master: Which one of you had magical power? Come up quickly and show us your talents. Yes! I show you my magical power every day. You’ve only been asked to show us once in a while. Why are you hiding? Do you have any magical power at all? You used to boast but now do not dare to come up. Or you’re just shy? You don’t have to be shy. If you were brave enough to learn magical power, then you should have the courage to show it to others. Don’t worry about karma, because I asked you to do it. It’s not because you want to show off. If any of you are talented in martial arts or acting or can play musical instruments, you can come up! Singing and dancing as well. Showing off magical power is OK too. It’s just for fun! We can have fun when it’s time to have fun. Anyone? Come out, everybody. Come out. I promised you last week that we’d have tea and watch a supernatural power show here. If we don’t, it would mean that I lied. Wouldn’t it? Would you like to see your Master criticized as having told a lie? Come out now. If you don’t have it, then stand up and say “no.” Yes? Does anybody here have supernatural powers? Those who have learned Taoism or other methods, come out. Quick! Or if you know who they are, recommend them. Check your neighbors. Are there any? Or else, shame on the Chinese! You talk a lot. What supernatural power or secret method do Chinese have? Taoists are said to be powerful, but I haven’t seen any yet. I’ve heard that Tong… was once a Taoist priest. I heard from Tong that some of you were among the top notch in Taoism. You are all hiding, and that’s why I want to see what makes you so great. Come on, show me your talents! You always pray to me to help you, wake you up, repair your cars, fix your TV, wake you up on time for work and meditation, and help you in a car accident or during a fire. You ask me for so many things, but you won’t do what I ask of you even once? It means that you don’t have what it takes. Otherwise, you would do it. You would do anything for me. Isn’t that right? Are there any volunteers? Raise your hand, even if you don’t want to come up here. Whoever has magical power, let me see your hand. Either great or modest magical power is fine. You don’t have to perform, so it’s OK. Just raise your hand. No one? Over 3,000 people and none of you have magical power. You exaggerated. Anyone? Let me ask again. Does anyone have magical power? Raise your hand. No. You pretend that you don’t understand Mandarin. Tong, please come up here and ask them in Taiwanese. Tong! I only remember your name. Please come up and say it in Taiwanese, so they can’t pretend not to understand. Q(m): Master is asking those of you who have magical power to come up to perform now. Master: No, just raise your hand. Q(m): Please raise your hand. A Taoist master told me that many initiates from Taipei used to be his brothers and sisters. He said that you are just like pit vipers hiding deep in the mountain. Those who have great magical power are gone now. Master: Anyone wants to come up? Raise your hand! You? Come on up. Do you want to come up here? No? Not even for me? OK, anyone else? How many? How many people raised their hands? (Only one.) Only one? What a pity! How about the guys? Anyone? No? I’ve heard amazing things. Some of you could make a sword dance in the air, move mountains, drain the sea, transform beans into soldiers, or turn grass into beans. But I’ve never seen it. I’m very curious! I don’t have any magical power. I want to do an apprenticeship. But I can’t find anyone to do it with. Wait a minute. All women? So no one wants to demonstrate magical power to me? Master: OK, let me ask you then. What magical power do you have? You can talk about it instead of doing a demonstration. Microphone, please. How many years did you practice it? Q(f1): Good morning, brothers and ... Master: No need to talk to them, just talk to me. Q(f1): When I was a Taoist, I practiced drawing symbols and chanting mantras. Master: Drawing symbols? What for? (It’s for…) Master: To heal people’s illnesses? (Yes. And transform their karma.) Master: Also to dispel ghosts? (Yes.) When you did that, did you see the ghosts? Q(f1): The ghosts were already there. Master: What? (The ghosts were already there.) Master: OK. They were already there. But did you see them? (Yes.) You did? (Yes.) Master: Did they go away when you tried to dispel them? Q(f1): Some did, some did not. We tried to talk to them first. If they didn’t go away, we drew magic symbols. If they didn’t listen, then we would draw magic symbols. Master: You dispelled them with symbols if they didn’t listen? (Yes.) Master: What happened when you drew the symbols? Q(f1): We would chant mantras at the same time. They would become scared. If they were scared, sometimes they would disappear. Master: They disappeared by themselves? (Yes.) Master: Was that all there was? Q(f1): I also helped people with feng shui. Master: What? Q(f2): Feng shui. Master: Feng shui? (Yes.) Master: That’s not magical power, is it? (No.) Master: You can learn feng shui from books. Q(f1): Yes, there are books like I Ching. Master: You can learn it. (Yes.) Master: It’s not done by invisible power, right? Q(f1): It also works for tangible things in the natural environment. Master: Tangible. Tangible, not invisible, right? (Yes.)Master: I also have this talent. Q(f1): Your level is higher. Master: What? Q(f1): Your level is higher. You are Supreme. Master: But I did not follow the textbooks. For example, I’ll tell you how I know about feng shui. (OK.) Of course, I am the best. Wait a moment. Don’t applaud so quickly. You trust people so easily. For example, before we settled down, I would look for a site that was nice and simple, and immediately available at a decent price, where we could set up camp right away with access to water and power. It’d be a quiet spot without people or police coming to bother us. That place would have the best feng shui. No one could be so clever. Everybody had a piece of land, but there was no place for us renunciates to stay. If we camped on other people’s land, the police would evict us. The land in Taiwan (Formosa) is either privately or publicly owned. It’s all occupied. Do you know what I mean? (Yes.) All the land belongs to someone. What? (Understand.) Master: Anything else? Any other magic? Q(f1): I had before but now I forgot. Q(f2): Already forgotten. Master: How could you forget? (I forgot them all.) Master: OK, now tell me if there’s a ghost here. Q(f1): Here? There’re only Buddhas and Bodhisattvas here. Master: Everyone can say this, even the children in our ashram. (Yes.) Master: I want you to use your magical power to see if anyone has brought a ghost. Of course, there are many Buddhas here. (Yes.) Did anyone bring a ghost to listen to the teachings? Q(f1): Non-initiates or guests would bring things along with them from outside. Master: What do you mean? Q(f1): Today we are open to visitors. Because they are not initiated, the karma of their previous lives follows them to our ashram. Master: I don’t understand. Q(f2): The visitors are not initiated. Master: Not initiated. Q(f2): I mean… Master: So they brought astral beings here? Can you see them? (Sorry?) Do you see them? Don’t guess. Tell me if you truly see them. Everyone can guess. They learned from my lectures that non-initiates may have heavier karma, and are affected by their past actions, so they bring a lot of astral beings here. Can you see them using your magical power? (Yes.) Master: Can you see them? (Yes.) Master: Really? (Yes.) Master: Do they look scary? (Not really.) Master: Why? Q(f1): They are moved by Your love. So they’ve become more gentle. Q(f2): Master’s love. (OK.) Q(f1): Yes. They are touched. Master: What? Q(f2): They are touched by Master’s love. Master: They are touched? (Yes.) But they are ghosts! Q(f1): Because there is Buddha light around here. Master: What did she say? Q(f2): There is Buddha Light around here. (Yes.) Master: Did you see it yourself? That they are touched? I’m not kidding. (Yes.) You did? (Yes.) Master: Did you see that they were touched? Q(f1): They also came here to listen to Your lectures. Master: I asked a different question. Q(f1): Yes, I did. Q(f2): Yes, she said she did. Master: You cannot say something that’s not true, OK? (Of course.) Master: Tell me what you truly see. (OK.) Master: So you saw it? (Yes.) Master: Do you see it often? (Mmm…) Master: Do you see it often? (Not quite often now.) Master: Often or not? Do you chat with them? (Mmm…) Master: Do you talk to them? (I dare not.) Master: Then how could you tell they were touched? Q(f1): Their appearance would change. They looked very wicked before. When they came here, they were influenced by the blessing power from all the initiates and became better. Master: Even ghosts become better? (Yes.) Master: Great! Invite them to come often. Invite the ones that you dispelled.
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Sorcery Contest, Part 3 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Sorcery Contest, Part 3 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

People were very focused on what they were doing. Ancient people lacked material resources, so they had more time to practice. They focused wholeheartedly on their practice. No matter how poor or how tough life was, they were able to continue and had a lot of time to practice qigong and magic, in addition to meditation and spiritual practice. Q(f1): The ones I dispelled? I used to practice I-Kuan Tao before initiation. I brought a friend with me to pursue spiritual practice in I-Kuan Tao but she followed Master instead. So I tried to bring her back. And then I came with her… Master: Can you hear her? Can you hear her clearly? (To our ashram.) Do you understand? (Yes.) What did she say? Grab what? Q(f2): She used to practice I-Kuan Tao… Master: It was a person. (Yes.) I was talking about ghosts! Q(f1): Yes. On the day of my initiation, the ghosts I’d dispelled followed us. They followed us wherever we went. Master: I don’t understand. (Yes.) Oh, the ghosts followed you wherever you went? Why? Q(f1): We were not powerful enough. Q(f2): Not enough power. (No.) Master: They meant to take revenge, yes? You chased after them before, now they chase after you, right? Q(f1): No, they followed us so that they could have… Master: What? The last sentence. Repeat again. Q(f1): The last sentence? When we drew magic symbols to dispel ghosts, the ghosts would remember us. Wherever we went, they would… Sometimes we also asked them to look up things for us. Q(f2): She asked the ghosts to help her to check something. Master: To check things? (Yes.) Like a spy? I have never heard of ghost spies! Ah, that could be helpful. It’s better because no one can see them. (No.) No gun or sword can hurt them. (That’s right.) And then? (Then…) And they can check out a lot of secrets. (Yes.) That’s right! (Yes.) Because no one can see them. (Yes.) And people would tell all their secrets. (Yes.) Yeah, they can hear. (Yes.) Even if no one knows, (Yes.) the ghosts will know, as will the gods. (Yes.) And then? Q(f1): Then I came to Hsihu to receive initiation from Master. It was on Your birthday last year. You were dressed in white. You came out in the evening. Master: Who was in white? (You were, Master. You were wearing white.) I didn’t… (You were also wearing a white round hat.) Was I? Q(f2): Yes, last year. (May 12th.) Master: I wore white last year? Q(f1): Yes, last year. (Last year… The strapless…) Master: Oh, the strapless suit. (Yes.) With the shoulders exposed? (Yes.) And then? Q(f1): Before You arrived at the hall, I saw a brilliant light filling the hall. Master: What did you say? Speak clearly. Q(f1): When Master walked toward the hall, there seemed to be a very bright light. I did not know what it was until You walked into the hall. And then I realized that it was You, Supreme Master Ching Hai. Master: I don’t understand. Q(f1): When you came up to the stage, You came on the stage and Your body turned dark in three minutes. Master: Wait. Q(f2): She said that it was on Master’s birthday last year that… (Say it slowly.) She saw Master… Master: I was bright in the beginning, but became dark after coming on to the stage? (Yes.) Yeah! I knew! (Yes.) You saw all this when I came on the stage. (Yes.) Q(f1): You were like a huge magnet, attracting all the karma from us. Q(f2): You were like a magnet attracting all the karma from people. Master: Yes. And then? Q(f1): The ghosts we had dispelled before followed us. They were touched by Master’s love and light and ascended to another world. I asked them, “Aren’t you going to follow me?” They said, “No, we want to go to a better place. We’ll stop following you.” Master: Wait. (Yes.) What did she say? Q(f2): She said… Master: It’s strange, I could not hear her! Q(f2): Those things she learned from Taoism. Master: Yes. (Speak slowly.) Q(f2): The ghosts followed her here. Master: OK. Q(f2): And then they ascended to somewhere higher. Master: Who? (The ghosts.) So the ghosts dared not stay here? Q(f1): No, it’s not because they dared not stay here. It’s because Master’s Love elevated their spiritual levels. Master: OK! Understand. (Yes.) So they rose from their previous level. (Yes. The dark level.) They preferred… (Brighter places.) Somewhere higher. (Yes.) Yeah, understand. They realized that their world was not good. (Yes.) They should not be attached to that any more. I understand now. (Yes.) OK, then? Q(f1): Actually, in the beginning, I was here to challenge You with magical power. Master: What did she say? Q(f2): She wanted to challenge You. Master: Really? Now you can. You should have come up earlier when I asked you. I knew you wanted to challenge me. I am giving you a chance now, yet you won’t take up the challenge. You see, now it’s clear. It’s not that I was curious to see magical power. Some people really wanted to challenge me. That is, before they were initiated. If I didn’t accept the challenge, they would have regrets. This is why I asked you to show us what you’ve got. But you didn’t come up. OK! Now you can take this chance. Q(f1): No. I realized that Master is too powerful. Compared to Your power, my small magic is nothing. I am no match for Master. Master: So you forgo the challenge. Q(f1): I cannot be Your opponent. I can only be Your disciple. Master: What did she say? Q(f1): I can only be Master’s disciple. I cannot compete with Master. Q(f2): She can only be Master’s disciple. She cannot compete with Master. Master: Never mind. If you are not going to challenge me, you can still show your power. (Mmm…) OK? (I really dare not.) It’s OK! Just for fun. Just like some people sing for me, some dance with their sword, or perform martial arts, (That’s right.) like qigong. (Yes.) You can show us your magical power. Q(f1): Brother Chen told me that Master said only visible magic can be performed, but not invisible magic like drawing magic symbols and fortune telling. Only the magic of flying in the air or tunneling through the earth is allowed. Master: I don’t understand. Q(f2): Please say it again. Master: Can you understand? (Yes.) Some people don’t understand. Can you repeat what you said? Q(f1): Only visible magic can be performed, but not invisible magic. And most of the Taoist magic is invisible. Q(f2): She said that she cannot see any magical power here anymore. Master: No, she did not say that! Come, come. You can go now. Q(f3): She said that brother Chen told initiates at a group meditation in Taoyuan that they could perform their magic here, but only the visible acts. Invisible magic cannot be performed. Master: Yeah. That is what she said. Something is wrong with your hearing! I could not understand her because I am a foreigner. But you are Chinese! No wonder there are lots of international conflicts and disputes. Nothing gets straightened out. (Yes.) Communication problem! Anything else? Hey, Tong, stay here. By the way, are you a Taiwanese (Formosan)? Q(f1): No, I am half Taiwanese (Formosan), half mainland Chinese. Master: No wonder I cannot understand you. What else have you got? Tell me. (Let me think.) It’s OK. You are not exaggerating anything. I just want to know what Taiwanese (Formosan) people usually practice. Q(f1): I feel nervous when I face a real Buddha. I don’t want to be nervous but I can’t control it sometimes. Master: Why? (I…) Buddhas are kind and compassionate. Don’t be afraid of them. (That’s right. But I don’t know why.) You are not scared of ghosts, but you are scared of me. This world is really topsy-turvy. (Yes.) Why is that? Q(f1): Because ghosts would listen to us. So it seems that we are We’re more powerful than ghosts, so they are scared of us. That’s why I am not afraid of them. But I would be scared of someone who is more powerful than me. Q(f3): She said that they’re more powerful than ghosts. So if someone is more powerful than them, they become frightened. (Yes.) Master: OK. But I won’t take you by force. (I know.) Anything else? (Yes?) Anything else? Any more magic? Master: Her story is interesting, isn’t it? She does have her reasons to practice Taoism but it’s just that they are too attached to magic. (Yes, yes.) Sorcery was also a kind of science. Do you know that? Spiritual practitioners lived in one corner of the world. (Yes.) You know? (Yes.) In the old times, we did not have airplanes. (That’s right.) No cars, for example. Since we didn’t have cars, it was not easy to travel. (That’s right.) That’s why people practiced... (Magic.) Flying in the air or traveling under the earth was much faster. (Yes.) It was much faster to run or protect themselves. Because in the old times people were more barbaric. They would kill anyone who looked weird. There were not many laws to protect the victims. Many of the officials were corrupt. Is it a rascal? (A corrupt official.) How to say it? A corrupt official? There were a lot of corrupt officials. (Yes.) People could be killed anytime. That was why they had to learn that kind of science to protect themselves. It was called magic. That was why. And they had to heal themselves by learning how to take the pulse and work on acupressure points. It was necessary in those times. That was one aspect of their practice. People were very focused on what they were doing. Ancient people lacked material resources, so they had more time to practice. They focused wholeheartedly on their practice. No matter how poor or how tough life was, they were able to continue and had a lot of time to practice qigong and magic, in addition to meditation and spiritual practice. The later generations forgot to cultivate their morality. Instead of searching for inner wisdom, they became attached to magical power. For example, in the old times, the new disciples had to learn some magic in order to do menial tasks more efficiently, like chopping firewood, fetching water from rivers, or delivering messages. Running errands for the Master, or serving as a messenger relaying information, in order to earn merits. The Master chose disciples who were loyal, competent and efficient, who were quick learners, who were humble with their magic and kept good morals. He would only teach these disciples the supreme dharma. Now some disciples are not so patient. They just learn the magic and leave to form a sect. They’re impatient after waiting too long for the Masterto teach them the highest method. They are content with their magical power. They go out to form another sect, which later becomes a sect for magic. Understand? (Yes.) And people come just to learn magic, which they find more appealing. So, people misunderstand them and regard Taoists only as sorcerers. It’s not like that! The original Taoists also practiced the Quan Yin Method. (Yes.) You can tell from Tao Te Ching. Master: OK, continue speaking. Q(f1): Another thing that Master just talked about was telling a person’s past by taking his pulse. Master: Yes. Q(f3): Speak slowly. Q(f1): Some people see others’ karma with the eye. Another method is to take the pulse. Then time seems to move backwards and you can see people’s past lives. You can tell which dynasty that person had been born into in previous lives and what he had done. Master: To check out their karma? (Yes.) To look into the past. Q(f1): Yes. It can only be done with an innate ability. Master: Can you do it? Which dynasty can you see? Tell me. Did you learn that? Q(f1): I can do it by measuring the pulse. I didn’t learn it. Q(f3): She didn’t learn it. Master: So you can do that? Q(f1): I have been meditating by myself since I was very little. Master: Understand. Q(f1): I did some mudras without knowing what I was doing. I was naive at that time. I did not realize I was meditating, until I saw Buddhists meditating during their 7-day retreat. When I graduated from middle school, I went to a Taoist temple and the abbot asked me to be his disciple. That’s how I started. Master: Can you understand her? What did she say? Q(f3): She has been meditating since she was young. Master: I knew it. And then? Q(f3): She went to a Taoist temple to learn meditation after graduating from junior high school. Master: Wait a minute. You meditated, and? Q(f1): They told me that I would gain some magical abilities after practicing meditation. Master: I asked whether or not you could see people’s past. (Yes, I can.) You look at me for so long and haven't answered me yet. (Yes, I can.) You can? (Yes.) OK, now tell me about my past. In which dynasty did I live? Who was I and what did I do in previous lives? (You were…) This is not my first time in this world, you know? (Yes, I know.) Yeah. (OK.) So? Q(f1): Now You are full of light and I can see nothing but a Buddha. Q(f3): She said that Master is full of Light. Now she can only see Buddha and nothing else. (Yes.) Master: You think I’ve never been here before? (You…) You think I’ve never been to this world? Q(f1): Yes, You have. Many times. You have come and gone many times. Master: OK, now look into my previous lives. What kind of job did I have? Have I ever been Chinese? (Yes.) When? If you say it wrong, I’ll cut off your hair. Check out what I did in China. Just the last life. (The last life?) Don’t take too long. (Before this life?) Yes. In your previous life… What did I do in China? Q(f1): You were a monk. Q(f3): You were a monk. Master: A monk? Q(f1): A famous Master. Yes, a Master. Q(f3): A Master. Master: What was his name? (I don’t know.) Hmph! (I only know that the Master’s level was very high.) How high? Q(f1): You mean when? During the Song Dynasty. Q(f3): Song Dynasty. Master: Was there any famous Master from the Song Dynasty? Q(f1): I am not familiar with the Buddhist Masters, only the Taoist ones. I have no idea. Master: What did she say? Q(f3): She only knows about Taoist masters, not Buddhist ones. Master: OK. Look it up when you go home. (I’ll do that.) Otherwise, it’s too vague. We don’t know who it was. (OK, I’ll check when I go home. Is that all right, Master?) Yes. (Yes?) OK, tell us next week. (Tell You next week.) Tell us next week. (OK.)
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Knowing God Is the Purpose of Human Life: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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Knowing God Is the Purpose of Human Life: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 2 of 2

“Actually, how can you explain the sun? It just is. Because it’s ourselves; the Light and the Sound are our essence. You go back to yourself. What else can make you feel better than if you are yourself?” “Going back into our element and realizing ourselves — that’s the best, and that’s all there is. It’s not seeing your own light; you are the Light. It’s not hearing your own sound; you are the Sound. You are the vibration that creates the whole universe. You are that. You are the Commander in Chief of this cosmos. The more you realize that you are that, the more power you have, and the freer you become. Instead of realizing that you are this flesh, you are this fingernail, you are this and that, you realize, ‘No, no, no, I am the Creator. I am the Light; I am the Sound; I am that absolute thing.’” “Only through the Quan Yin can we get through all kinds of levels of consciousness. That’s why we see many people who meditate on the Light but haven’t yet gotten to the level at which to contact the Sound, and their lives don’t change much. With many kinds of meditation that are on the intellectual level, like asking the meaning of koans (Zen Buddhist riddles), or that focus on a lamp, people see Light also, but their lives don’t change much. Because some Light levels are below the elevating Sound level. Some people meditate on the Light, and in Samadhi, or in moments of extreme concentration, they will also contact the Sound automatically. And at that time, they are also doing the Quan Yin.” “By practicing the Quan Yin Method, our vibrations become very fast and we feel more energetic, just like young people. We become more alert, able to figure out problems easily, and smart like young people. Therefore, we can say that we become rejuvenated.” “By practicing the Quan Yin Method, we change our spiritual condition, concepts, and wisdom, and also our bodily organs and cells, which become refreshed and purged of toxins. If we have no time to meditate, these changes will not take place. If we are busy working hard for the multitude, or when we are too exhausted, these changes are not discernible. Otherwise, each time we meditate, all our cells are renewed; therefore, we say ‘return to childhood.’ We become younger not only in mentality, but in the body as well. We feel healthier, our body becomes more supple, and our skin more tender. As all toxic substances are eliminated, we look better and better each day.”
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Pacifying the Mind, Part 1 of 9, Nov. 20, 1999

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Pacifying the Mind, Part 1 of 9, Nov. 20, 1999

“(The main teaching that Hes has been helping me through is to love each other with unconditional love, which is what Hes is doing with everybody.)” “(Her unconditional love has reached all the corners of the world, helping the needy people, the poor people, the people in the earthquakes, in the floods, in any disaster, She tries always Her best to send help.)” “(She's been working. Her main income is especially to share with all the people. This is a non-profit organization. So, whatever She makes with Her own work is just to help everybody, to share with everybody. Besides with Her great humor, She's always making people so heart-lifted. It doesn't matter how you feel, doesn’t matter how down you feel, you just remember Her, you just remember Her teachings and Her examples, and then you can live a very, very peaceful and happy life.)” “(What I learned from Master, which I could not learn from the Bible, is I found God in here. My wife found her God inside her or her Buddha. It’s the same one.)” “(And now we know the religions aren’t different. It’s we who make it different. There's only the religion of God. Or is it Allah or whoever you want to call Hirm.)” “(We don't have to follow Her. Anytime we want, we can walk away from Her. But the way I feel now, it's like if you left your baby and walked away from it. It just breaks your heart.)”“(And based on my experience with many, many other methods, this method has been the most powerful and most effective in raising my spiritual level. And my belief is that the reason for that is that the method is powerful, but the Master’s level is so high that She is able to raise us to a higher level.)”
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Leading All to Be Vegan Will Bring Immense Merits part 1 (2/2)

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Leading All to Be Vegan Will Bring Immense Merits part 1 (2/2)

I encourage people to farm. If a country’s agriculture is stable, the people will be stable as well. “In Hebei Province, there is also a farmer who is 30 to 40 years old. He learned to farm with love. He doesn’t use any fertilizers. He can communicate with the birds, like sparrows, as well as insects. He says, ‘Please, don’t the crops on my land. I reserve this area for you to eat.’ All the insects and birds listen to him.” If we practice spiritually and have love, we can communicate with all beings. Our world needs more people like that. They don’t need to learn from me. They have love and are one with all beings. They are very compassionate. Then our world will be much better. The Dalai Lama is already a vegetarian, so everyone should be vegetarian as well. The whole Tibet should be vegetarian. All the monks should follow the Dalai Lama to be vegetarian. And all the Buddhists should follow the monks to be vegetarian. Then they can say they are sincere disciples.
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2017-10-04   1575 Views
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2017-10-04

Pacifying the Mind, Part 7 of 9: Questions and Answers, Nov. 20, 1999

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Pacifying the Mind, Part 7 of 9: Questions and Answers, Nov. 20, 1999

When we are in very, very deep, deep, deep contemplation on God, we will see that God and us are one. We are nothing but offspring of God. We're one with God, we are Hiers offspring, we are Hiers own Self.(How do I become Your disciple?) My what? (Disciple.) No, you don't become my disciple. You are God! You are God's disciple! I show you how to become God's disciple, real one. (Is this meditation technique the same as the other ones? What is different when compared with the others?) I just say about ours, OK? Quan Yin is a Chinese name for contemplating on the Word of God - means direct contact with God. It's just because I started in Taiwan (Formosa) and so they just use “Quan Yin” all the time, and it's become a habit; otherwise, it's the Word of God. This is the name, this is the meaning of it. We contact directly with this Word, like it says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." And this is the Word that the Prophets contact with and we can hear that too. (Is love in religion or religion within love?) Love is the only religion. (I speak to God every moment. I think of God every moment. Still I cannot meditate, as if hindered miraculously. How do I transcend this?) I'll show you. Just stay a little while. After I answer everybody, I will show you. We have to know how to calm the mind; otherwise, even if not five times praying, five hundred times still cannot, cannot hear God. We pray to God, but our mind makes trouble, our mind keeps thinking about money, business, everything, and then when God wants to talk, we cannot hear. For example, I am talking to the translator right now and if you tell me something, I cannot hear you. Even though you talk to me, I don't know that you're talking. I cannot hear you because I'm talking and thinking of this and translating and all that. (Is there something God cannot do? If no, can He or She create another God of Him or Herself?) Yes, there is nothing God cannot do. But what for we need two Gods? We already have too many - Christian God, Muslim God, Buddhist God. If we create another one, we'll be in trouble. God is constantly creating. Hes makes different Gods all the time. (There’s only one God.) Yes. Hes makes out of Hirmself many Gods. Look at yourself. God is with you. I have explained to you already about the circle of God, and we are in it, we are part of God. (How should a person experience him or herself? How should?) By calming his mind. After he calms the mind, the God-self will reveal, because nothing else but God. When we don't calm our mind, we identify this body as me, this thinking, talking mind all the time, ‘wanting things’ mind, this is me; it's not! “Me” is different. “Me” is one with God, “Me” is a child of God. When we are in very, very deep, deep, deep contemplation on God, we will see that God and us are one. We are nothing but offspring of God. We're one with God, we are Hiers offspring, we are Hiers own Self. We don't see the body anymore. During a deep contemplation the body disappears completely, the whole world disappears, only God exists. Only God exists! Nobody, nobody, not even the president of the United States, not even anybody, not even yourself is there. Then you’ll know. Only one God. At that time, you really have calmed your mind. (If Creator is single, aren't we also within it? Why then there is a separation of you and I?) We are like a fish in the sea all the time. We never leave the sea. Never! Likewise, God is all over us. We are swimming in God, we're eating in God, we're sleeping in God, we're thinking in God, we're nowhere except inside God. It's just we don't see because we're too busy. That's why the Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him tells us, "Don't kill another person, don't do bad to your brothers and sisters." Because why? God is always there. Hes sees everything! You think we can do it in the dark and God doesn’t see? We're always in God! But in order to see God we have to forsake everything - I mean, in spirit, not like you leave your family, or not like you give your possession to me. No, no, no, no. You have to really disconnect your Self, your inside soul with this physical world, then you can see God. Actually, you should not ask me anymore questions. The Qur’an said everything already. God is always here. For example, just to clarify the statement I have just said. God has said to us, "Be a good guest in this Earth." Guest only! We are guests here. It's not real! Be a guest, that means what? OK, you borrow the cup, you borrow the house, you borrow the car, you borrow a wife, you borrow a kid, you borrow a husband - just borrow. Because everything is not real here. Our real home is Heaven. That's why God said, “Be a good guest on Earth,” but live a rich life, live a fulfilled life, in order to live a really rich life, not money rich, rich in knowledge of God, rich in knowing we are God's children. That's what the Qur’an told you to do, and I am just here to show you how to realize that in real, not just by words, but in real! See God! See God, and then you can have a rich life. Even if you don't have money, you feel rich because you have God and see God so that you know that we are only guests here, and then we'll be nice to each other. Doesn't matter what religion, what nationality, we can only be a good guest here when we know God. We can only live a rich life when we know God. In that sentence is enough already. Like you have to really disconnect yourself with the world, have to realize that we are guests only, so we don't attach to money, fame, profit, whatever because we are only guests here. Disconnect yourselves with the world, calmly, calm down, then contact Heaven. But it's difficult to disconnect. You forget how. I am here to remind you how, then you’ll remember. Quick, like this. (Is the meditation the way to get to God or not?) Yes, yes! This way. Just to calm the mind. But you have to know the correct way; otherwise, you cannot calm the mind. Meditation just means calm the mind. That's it. Calm the mind. You have a word for that in Turkish? (About the calming?) Contemplation? (Contemplation, yes. Deep thought.) Yeah, deep thought! Yes! Deep thought about God that you don't think of anything else, just one thought, God. Then you see. (There are two questions here. What do You mean by going and coming back from Heaven? What is meditation?) Yes, OK. “Going” because in a human language, if we see something else, that means we're going. For example, if I am not in America, and I am in Turkey, means I've gone to Turkey. And if I go back to America, I am going back to America. So in order to make it clear, I have to use the same language. Otherwise, if you know Heaven, you don't need me talking. So, going to Heaven and coming back means, “OK now, we are here,” right? We are here, we don't see any Heaven. Even though Heaven is always here, we don't see. So, in order to tell you we can see Heaven, OK, we leave the physical world and enter Heaven. And then when we leave Heaven, we enter the body and the physical world again, we don't see Heaven again. So that means going, coming, going, coming - just human language. This is just the beginning, actually, this state. Later on, you'll see Heaven anywhere, even when you're driving a taxi You can hear God even when you wash your dishes. You remember again how to contact God, then it becomes easy. Some of our brothers, he drives a car, he also can experience the (inner Heavenly) Light of God. And some are housewives, she washes dishes, she can experience the (inner Heavenly) Light of God, too. But be careful, maybe sometimes you drop it. Too happy and then drop the dishes.
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2021-10-18   1172 Views
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2021-10-18

Sorcery Contest, Part 6 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Sorcery Contest, Part 6 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

There are two gates up there. One leads to places within the three worlds, and one goes beyond the three worlds. I opened the one beyond the three worlds for you when I gave you initiation. Understand? Just like your house has a front door and a back door. You use the front door to go outside, whereas the back door will lead you to the trash bin or the restroom. Master: There are people who practice that kind of martial art. Do you know it? It’s like this. From here. And neither the knife nor the sword can pierce into it, including here. (The throat.) And their hands become… (Very hard.) They can bend an iron bar like it’s a noodle. What did you practice? Internal or external qigong? Q(m1): I have iron arms now. Master: What? (Iron arms.) Q(f3): He has iron arms too. (Iron arms.) Master: You have iron arms? You can also bend the iron bar, right? Q(m1): No. After reconstruction, the bones become harder. And the skin can withstand pain. Master: Withstand the wind? (Pain.) Pain? Oh! Q(m1): If any of you want to try, you’re welcome to come up here. Q(f3): He’s asking people to come and try. Master: Come and try? No need. You can beat yourself with the iron bar. Then they’ll know you’re not afraid of pain! Q(m1): But if I use the iron bar, they will not know how hard my arms are. They have to try for themselves. Master: I have to find a martial art expert to come up here. Tong! The copper man! Come up! I don’t know if he has iron arms. I know he cannot be hurt by knives and swords. But iron arms… I don’t know. Someone else is coming? Come, come! It’s more fun this way! Otherwise, people will think that we are boring practitioners and only useless people come here. They don’t know that there are great kung fu masters among us. OK, you two. Master: Aren’t you a dentist? No? Q(m2): No. I’ve practiced martial arts for almost 30 years. Master: Practiced what? (Kungfu.) Wow! If I’d known this earlier, I would not have dared to give you initiation. Welcome. Now try him. Fix him for me. He has boasted enough about his power. You see that? Thirty years! Good! Wow! Great! You see? Q(m1): I came up to entertain you all, not to boast or anything. Master: Sit. Just sit down. Sit here. It’s OK. Now we will try something different. You all can talk. You don’t have to always listen to me. Now let’s hear you all talk. OK! Go on. You can fix him after he’s finished. Don’t be polite with him. OK, tell me. Q(m1): I once competed with someone who had iron palms. Master: Iron palms? (Yes.) OK, understand. (He could…) Kill someone with his hand, right? (Yes, he could.) Wow! Scary! Q(m1): He could even stir hot sands with his bare hands. His skin would peel off and be replaced with a new skin. The skin would have yellow and white patches. Master: Understand. Q(m1): It looked horrible. Because I got my iron arms from practicing qigong, they look normal on the outside. Master: Understand. (They are different inside.) I understand. You use the inner qi. (Yes.) to push it here. I know now. Q(m1): Yes, yes. Just like forging iron. A knife has to be forged to make it strong so it won’t become jagged after use. Master: Yes. Q(m1): I have hit his palms before. Master: You did? (Yes.) Oh! Not bad! Q(m1): But I found that his bones are not really hard. Master: Not so good. (No. Only one spot on his hands is hard. He only worked on one part, not his whole arm.) Master: Oh! Maybe he didn’t practice that well. But you have to watch out! If you met a top kung fu master, you would be finished. It’s true that some people really have iron hands. They can bend knives and swords like toys. You would be finished if you were touched by his sword. He can twist it like a noodle or a French baguette. Master: What else? You beat him? (No.) How good was that person? Q(m1): He was once an advisor to the taekwondo coaches in the Marine Corps in Zuoying. Q(f3): He was an advisor to a coach in the Navy. Master: Wow! That means he’s good, doesn’t it? Q(m1): He was an advisor to their taekwondo coaches. Master: Oh, that means… (In the army.) That means he’s good. Right? Or did they just pick randomly? Or were the real masters in hiding? Is that possible? Was there anyone better than him? What do you think? You are from the martial arts community. Do you know anything? Q(m2): I believe that kung fu is about what’s within. For example, in qigong, you have to relax when practicing, so that your bones would become strong. That’s what he meant by bone remodeling. I have practiced almost all types of martial arts, including qigong. I can make hundreds of people’s fingers longer or shorter at the same time. Q(f3): He can make fingers of hundreds of people become longer or shorter. Q(m1): You can try it later. Master: What is that? What do you mean by longer and shorter? I cannot understand your martial jargon. Q(m2): I can send qi to someone’s fingers and make them longer. Master: Longer? (Their fingers will become longer. Two fingers will be of different lengths.) Yes? Q(f3): And the fingers of each arm can also become different. (Yes.) Master: One will be shorter and one longer? Q(m2): Many people in Taiwan (Formosa) can do this. At least hundreds of them. Master: Hundreds of people can do this? (Yes, I am not the only one.) Hundreds of them in Taiwan (Formosa). Q(m2): Many can do it. It’s very common.Master: Wow! So you can make a short person taller? Q(m2): Yes, but they will shrink back after a while. Master: Then what is the use of it? (It’s of no use.) It’s a waste of your time and that person’s expectation. (That’s why I quit.) You stopped learning? (I now practice the Quan Yin Method.) Yeah, that is a waste of time. What’s the use of making people taller if they just shrink back afterwards? Otherwise I could… (But it could be used to relieve pain.) Otherwise, you could use it to help our young monks grow faster. Yes? You could use your kung fu to pull them up a little. They eat a lot of blessed food but it still doesn’t help. I order a lot of food for them every month. All kinds of food. They still don’t grow much. Like Tong. There’s nothing I can do! Do you think you can pull him up a little? OK, OK. Say yes only if you can. Otherwise, don’t bother. OK. You can tell us what you are good at. Then it will be his turn. We can have a discussion. If there’s anything you would like to add or correct, then you can bring it up in the discussion. OK, sit over here. Don’t face the audience, they have a lot of karma. Look over here. Tell me. What else? Q(m1): When I came for initiation, in the beginning I was not so… I just wanted to give it a try. But the more I practiced, the more discoveries I made inside. This is just an analogy. Many brothers and sisters fell in love with You first and married You later. But I did not fall in love first. My marriage came before the love. I was initiated first. Master: You just wanted to try. Q(m1): After initiation, I realized how good the Quan Yin Method is. I fell in love with the Quan Yin Method. Master: I see. And? You don’t have to talk about the Quan Yin Method. We all know about it. Just talk about your own experience. Q(m1): I shared many stories during the last 7-day retreat. Master: You did? Q(m1): Like I was suddenly able to do shadow boxing by myself. That was nothing. Master: So he learned it himself. The kung fu stances originally came from spiritual practice. After practicing spiritually for some time, some people could suddenly perform mudras or kung fu stances. That happens when qi is circulating smoothly in your body. Q(m1): I think it’s a flashback memory of previous lives. Master: Yeah, this happens. Then it developed into kung fu. For example, after practicing spiritually for some time, some people can automatically react to whatever the opponent does, without having learned any kung fu. Have you heard of such stories? (Yes.) Have you? It’s a natural ability. Q(m2): They call it “magic boxing.” Magic boxing. Master: Do you know anyone in Taiwan (Formosa) who can do it? (Yes.) (Yes.) Who? (Yes, my ancestors had this ability.) Your ancestors? (Many generations of my family practiced martial arts.) That’s why you are so good! You have the lineage. It’s better than learning from outside. Q(m1): I don’t think so. Because we would practice life after life, and be born here again. Q(f3): He thinks it’s not a good thing for him. Because he has practiced it in previous lives, so he was born again in the family of martial arts. Q(m1): Never to go beyond the three worlds. Master: No. (Stuck in transmigration here.) No. It’s good you are here now. You are so lucky already. Why are you complaining? Because you had some kung fu power, you could recognize Master. If you had not learned qigong, you probably would not have recognized me. If you had not shot me with your qi, you would not know my power. Just like the Taoist sister who shot me with invisible swords. She had to do that before she could surrender herself. Otherwise, she would not know who I am! Q(m1): After practicing the Quan Yin Method for 6 months, I thought that I had not practiced qigong for a long time. So I picked it up again. After practicing just one time, I could move automatically again. My body started to walk around making all kinds of hand gestures. Suddenly My body ran to my cushion and sat down to meditate (on inner Heavenly Light and Sound). Master: How strange! (So I think…) He was also a qigong master. He could make just one move and send people flying in the air. He had great skills, yet he used it to shoot his qi at me. But he came to learn with me after he failed. They are all like that! I do not use any martial arts. For example, when that sister came to shoot her magic swords at me, I didn’t engage her at all. I just sat there eating my cake. And you said the knife I used to cut the cake was emitting light. I didn’t do anything! I was just cutting the cake, It’s not me who made the knife shine brightly. I didn’t do anything intentionally. But you needed to have intent when practicing your magic skills, (Yes. It’s not good using the mind power.) Mind power? (It’s not good to use the mind.) It’s still… (Low level.) It’s still not so good, is it? It’s better to do it naturally. Right? (Yes.) OK.Master: Now you can share something with us. Then you two can compete with each other. Now tell us your story. When did you start practicing? What did you practice? Q(m2): I had practiced martial arts since childhood. It’s been a family tradition for many generations. I also practiced karate for many years. Karate. (Practiced karate.) Master: Karate. Wow! Awesome! Q(m2): With the Japanese. You can see that my hands are round. Master: Yeah. (They are both round.) Yes. (The whole hand is…) I know. (Round.) Really professional! Q(m2): Because I practiced karate for many years. After that I learned tai chi too. I learned tai chi from the chief master. He was the highest master of the orthodox tai chi style in Taiwan (Formosa). Q(m1): Was it Huang Xing Xian? Q(m2): No, Huang also learned the moves from my master. Huang was a junior fellow of my master. He had hundreds of thousands of students in Malaysia. Master: Oh, I see! (But my master was the chief master.) Wow! Awesome! (I was his first major disciple.) Really? That’s great! Major disciple? (Yes.) Wow! I am honored to meet you. So? Q(m2): After practicing tai chi for many years, I felt like I had reached a plateau that I could not break through. Master: How come there are also different states of martial arts? Q(m2): Because in the field of tai chi, this is how it is when you reach the highest state. You’ll have the power of hearing and apprehension, etc. It’ll be like that when you reach the highest state. Because it seems… I felt empty inside when I reached a high level. It was as if there was something missing. Master: Yes? Q(m2): I didn’t know what it was. Nothing looked right to me. I did not seem to know anyone in this world. I seemed to have no feelings toward people, including my wife. I often felt like I did not know her at all. It was strange. Master: It’s like your attention is focused, you know? Concentration. That’s not bad. Q(m2): It seemed like nothing in this world concerned me. And then my brother-in-law invited me to come and get initiation from Master to practice the Quan Yin Method. During the lecture… Master: Can everybody hear it? Can people in the back hear it? (They should be able to hear. They should…) Yes? (Yes!) Q(m2): I… I went to Master’s lecture at the National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. I only went on the first day. The second day I did not go. But I saw Master’s transformation from my wisdom eye for 4 to 5 hours. The image was vivid, as were Master’s clothes. It lasted a long time. When my brother-in-law came back from the lecture, I described to him what Master was wearing at the lecture. He said, “Yes. How did you know?” This just happened naturally. I never practiced this kind of magic before. Master: It’s not magic? Q(m2): No, no, I never practiced anyway. I never learned anything like that. So I came quickly to get initiation. Master: Because you found it strange. Q(m2): Yes. Very strange. The vision was… When we practice qigong, we have the impression and energy field of the opponent ingrained onto our wisdom eye, like framing it in a mirror, then we send it out using the mind power. That’s how it’s done. That’s how qi is sent out. We also use the wisdom eye to send it out. Because I was just a beginner, so I didn’t dare to ask Master that, if I sent qi from the solar plexus all the way to the wisdom eye, would it interfere with my practice of the Quan Yin Method? I’m not sure about that. Master: What did you say? Please explain. Q(m2): I used to send my qi from the solar plexus to the wisdom eye and send it out from there. After practicing the Quan Yin Method, I often have to cut it off here. Because it would flow upwards, with the mind power and the vibration. The subtle vibrations would come up here. So I often have to control it, to push it down. Master: Why do you have to push it down? Q(m2): I don’t know. Because I thought that I should ask only after having practiced for three years. Today, it just happens… I feel embarrassed because this is in public… Master: I don’t understand his question. What did he ask? Q(f3): Do you mean after you practice the Quan Yin Method? Q(m2): No. Because I had practiced qigong before. That’s why. Master: It goes up automatically? Q(m2): Yes. Because I learned to emit qi from all parts of the body. Through the hands or the side of the body. Just anywhere. Not only the hands. Even the wisdom eye. We also learned to send out qi from the wisdom eye. But I don’t think this is the right way. I should focus on the Quan Yin Method. Q(f3): He said that he used to emit qi from the wisdom eye. Master: Understand. Q(f3): He thinks that it’s wrong to do that. Master: Why is it wrong? Q(m2): I don’t know if I should do that. Master: You were using the wisdom eye for a different purpose. I told you before that there are two gates there. You were using the one within the three worlds. (Oh!) It’s at the same place, one on the left and one on the right. Q(m2): Originally, I wanted to concentrate on my practice and ask Master this question three years later. Master: Ah, no need. There are two gates up there. One leads to places within the three worlds, and one goes beyond the three worlds. I opened the one beyond the three worlds for you when I gave you initiation. Understand? Just like your house has a front door and a back door. You use the front door to go outside, whereas the back door will lead you to the trash bin or the restroom. Q(m1): I have my own thoughts about this. Chinese people say that humans live on three things. Essence, qi, and spirit. There is a big difference between qi and spirit. Qigong is at the qi level. If you want to become a celestial or a Buddha, you have to rise to the level of the spirit. Cultivate your spirit. The spirit is the Light and Sound. So the qi level is much lower than… Master: The spirit level. Q(m1): The spirit level. We also practice through the wisdom eye. Master: Understand. Q(m1): But the level is different. Master: Yes. Q(m2): For qigong, we have to use our mind power, strong mind power. Master: Use the mind? OK. Of course, the wisdom eye is the center of wisdom. Inside. We can use it in any way. But qigong uses it for only one purpose. Even though it opens the right door, it is used only for one purpose, such as emitting qi. It does not take you beyond the three worlds. Qigong is used solely for martial arts, but not to its full capacity. So being the best kung fu master is all you could achieve. But the best kung fu master is still nothing! Q(m2): No, it’s truly nothing. Now I really feel that it’s no use. Master: Understand. (I don’t want anything now.) Understand. But we don’t just stop at the wisdom eye. We start from there and go to other realms. The wisdom eye is just a door. There’s nothing great about it. We should not just stop there. For example, we open the front door to go and see friends, go shopping or go to work. What’s the use of just standing by the door? You can only see so much from there. Understand? I use that door to take you out, not to make you stand there. But with qigong, you just stand at the door. That’s the difference. OK, anymore?
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2021-07-24   3263 Views
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2021-07-24

Knowing God Is the Purpose of Human Life: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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Knowing God Is the Purpose of Human Life: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 1 of 2

Supreme Master Ching Hai is a highly gifted, multi-talented and fully enlightened Master. She is also a world-renowned humanitarian, environmentalist, multi-talented author, artist, designer, musician, and a film director. In every one of Her endeavors, Supreme Master Ching Hai conveys infinite love and concern for all beings, as well as boundless encouragement for those who wish to progress spiritually. Supreme Master Ching Hai imparts the Truth, as did the Worshipped Shakyamuni Buddha, Lord Jesus Christ, Venerated Lao Tzu, Prophet Muhammad, (Peace Be Upon Him), Sri Guru Nanak and many others. The spiritual practice currently known as the Quan Yin Method is the one practiced by all these enlightened Masters as well. “Coloring Our Lives” is a collection of quotes and spiritual teachings of Supreme Master Ching Hai. In response to the questions and concerns of Truth seekers, Supreme Master Ching Hai provides insights that are both spiritual and practical. Today we share with you the wise teachings of Supreme Master Ching Hai in excerpts from Her book, “Coloring Our Lives.”“(Question: “How can we know and be sure of our purpose in life?”) We are here to bless the world and to know our greatness. When we know our greatness, we are one with the whole universal cosmic power. And whoever comes in contact with us also has the blessing from this universal cosmic power. The Earth will get more developed as more people like us practice and bless the world quietly with our spiritual merit and wisdom. That’s our purpose” “So, the purpose of human life is to know God. Knowing God means knowing our own greatness, knowing the whole cosmic power of which we ourselves are a part. Even when we say a part, it’s a whole, you see.” “Because we want to know God. When we feel the time is up, that’s the time we choose to remember ourselves again. That’s the time we come to seek out spiritual friends, a spiritual group or maybe a spiritual teacher so that we can remember quickly; because we have forgotten how to remember and where to look. So some friend who has already remembered Himself/Herself may be able to help us. And then we recognize that we’re nothing else but the Supreme Being, but God. We recognize the Supreme Being that’s housed within this body.”
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2021-01-27   1691 Views
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2021-01-27

Liberation from a System of Rigid Interplanetary Control (P1/2)

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Liberation from a System of Rigid Interplanetary Control (P1/2)

And then out of frustration, many people do wrong things. Otherwise, originally all of you, any of you, all came from very high levels of existence. Some of you have had some other bodies, physical bodies; some of you haven’t. It depends on which planet you come from. But all of the planets that you have come from are much, much, much more sophisticated than this one, much more comfortable.It's just my fortune that I have to do everything by myself. I cook for myself, clean the house by myself. I also feed myself, wash my own clothes, and even dress myself. It’s really tiring. And I have to drive my own golf cart. It's so tiring. (Master jokes.) How are you? (Master, how are you?) Don't complain about working too hard. It's I who should be complaining. I'm old now, and I still have to put on makeup and dress up. If I don't put on makeup, my face looks too shiny on camera. Everyone has to put on makeup for the camera. It’s not just me. Even presidents have to do the same, you know? OK, where are the would-be initiates? (Over here.) Oh, OK. Originally, I wanted to give you initiation myself, but something urgent came up, so I asked a resident to do it for me. You don't understand? I originally wanted to do it personally today, the initiation. But something came up. Something came up urgently. I mean really, really urgent. Sorry. But the resident will give you initiation. Just think of me. It's the same. At least you can see me here; how many people at initiation time can see me? You're lucky people. Good luck, good luck! That's why I told them to bring you to sit in the front. You want to come sit around here? Come quickly, quickly and quietly. Don't make a lot of noise and dust.Hi, how are you? (Master, how are you?) Only the new ones, OK? Because they probably won’t have a chance to see me again. Who knows? You've seen me a lot of times. How are you? (Master, how are you?) How are you? [in Aulacese (Vietnamese)] How are you? How are you? [in French] How are you? All is well? [in German] OK, that's all I can. Oh, also Spanish, but there's no Spanish today. Yeah, some Spanish there? How are you? [in Spanish] Fine? Good.Yeah, I told you last week that recently I met a group of people. They're from France. I met a group of people and one of them liked me very much. I told you already. Because he asked me if I'm married, I said, "No." And if I have a boyfriend, I said, "No." And he said, "Why?" I said, "I'm old. Nobody wants me." So he said, "No, no, it's not true! I want you, I want you." The westerners, when they look at an Asian, they don't know how old, because they look much older than their age. And we're always younger than our age. So they think I'm still very young. And they don't know that I have so many children. I didn't tell anything, of course. I told him that I'm a cave woman, a cave person. It's true. You understand? I live in a cave, right? He doesn't believe that. He was just laughing. The truth is sometimes difficult to believe. It's true. Because I don't look very sophisticated, I'm not high-tech.OK, OK, let's talk about something in Heaven because this Earth sometimes really, really makes me fed up, frustrated, frustrated. And then out of frustration, many people do wrong things. Otherwise, originally all of you, any of you, all came from very high levels of existence. Some of you have had some other bodies, physical bodies; some of you haven’t. It depends on which planet you come from. But all of the planets that you have come from are much, much, much more sophisticated than this one, much more comfortable. Life is more high standard and very, very well-organized. But unfortunately, any planet is just a planet. There will be a ruler somewhere. And there will be a ruler and there will be a government, and there will be rules and governed society. And then if you are a little bit more smart than the ruler, smarter than the government, smarter than the powers that be there, I mean these planets are not … I'm not talking about a liberated planet. I'm not talking about where you are going, where you're going to be, that I'm going to take you to. That is not a planet. That is spiritual planes of existence and there you don't have to wear a physical body anymore, no matter what shape.You'll be surprised if you visit some of these planets. They might be very highly sophisticated in technology, superior. Everything we have here, even the best now, is still garbage from other planets. The reason, the proof that you came from a highly, more highly sophisticated planet, and a better quality of life is that you are here. Because if it's not for that, you would never be able to come here. You're sent here, you're exiled here by high technology and by some soup that you drank before you came, they forced you to do it. Every country knows this kind of soup. It's famous. They all drink it, and some people remember. Some people maybe drink the last one and there's only very little left, so they still have a little memory. Anyway, these planets, they are mostly very rigid in nature, very orderly. They don't like any revolutionaries, they don't like new ideas, they don't like genius, not too much. If you don't work with the government, and are not devoted to that god, that ruler god, then you are in trouble. Maybe they warn you at the time, or maybe they just send you down somewhere else, somewhere else that's not in their planet. They don't like anything that gives rise to ideas of changing the system, or usurps the throne, or something like that. Just almost like in our planet, except they have more technology to control, and there's nothing the ordinary citizen there can do, except to accept that situation or to be gone somewhere else.Many people on this planet, sometimes they are awakened or sometimes they remember in their dreams or their vision what they have done before. They remember the technology. But even if they remember, the technologies here can never compare to the original planet where they came from. The planet where they came from, they have also invisible beings and visible beings. The invisible beings have more power than the visible beings and more prestige. And therefore they control, like first-class citizens. And the ones with the physical bodies, normally are doing mundane work, and kind of nothing very important in the society. And woe to this lowly class in those planets if they try something different that upsets the government there or the ruler. Then they will be exiled to, for example, our planet.Before, we were even more controlled by some of the other planet systems. They have higher technology. They have higher power of hypnotism, so they make us forget everything and we cannot get out of this planet at all except by any Master who comes down and takes you by the inner road, not outside. But any Master who comes down here suffers a lot, a lot or dies early like Lord Jesus. Even Buddha, at that time he suffered a lot, a lot. Slander or injury, and sometimes starvation and all kinds of trouble, just to name a few. Because these people, these Masters, they're trying hard to help those who are really desperate to go Home, because they don't know where they came from.Just tell me where you came from. Do you know where you came from? Are you sure? Mr. Darwin, he said we came from monkeys. It's not true. We don't look anything like monkeys, do we? Maybe some, but … one or two or three. But not truly like that. Even those people, there are some people who look like maybe, I don't know, orangutans, or monkeys a little bit, primates, look like. Not because they came from the monkeys, or they evolved from the monkeys. It's just because they are made, in this image.In our planet, we have many companies. We make computers, computer companies, software companies. And nowadays, they even try to make a sheep-cloning company. Soon they might be cloning humans. I don't know what kind of Frankenstein they are going to make, but they are trying to be God. They are trying to feel like a god. So anyway, because they remember on some other planets before, they used to make something that works, that runs, that talks like us, or like the animals that we see. These companies, when we still had this inter-galaxy system connecting, before the Galaxy War, we had an inter-planetary system that people can order stuff, just like you order a computer from Microsoft or Apple. You can order online or go there and look at the goods and then OK or not OK to buy.So in the old times, many planets, similar to ours, which were empty, when the planet began to cool, when any galaxy’s comet, or any so-called clump of gasses gathered together and then began to cool down and then solidified, became a planet like this. Then, it was empty. There may be some microbes or small things, I don't know what. But it was too hot and gassy. Nobody can … No solid ground to walk on or to do anything. And then many planet people began to control that planet, the new one. Anybody can go first and get it, just like we have a new land or something like that, we claim for us. Even people nowadays claim the moon and sell it, sell one piece at a time. Yeah, Americans. Don't you know? You can buy the moon. Not the whole thing, it’s too expensive. But you can buy a piece of it. Depends on where and then how much it costs. Really! There're some movie stars, they even bought them. I was thinking to buy some in case I'm fed up with you, I'd run over there and hide. No, but what for? I don't mind. I like this planet. It's OK.Wherever I go, I just like it there. Truly, it’s like that. And this is a problem with me that if I go somewhere, I don't like to move anywhere else. Unless I have trouble, or unless I have to go for some reason, I don't want to go anywhere, be it a cave, a natural cave with just very sparing water, or be it just a beautiful building or be it on the sea or on the mountain, somewhere that people don't even want to stay, even in a desert. I lived in a desert once. I never wanted to move anywhere, because it just felt comfortable right there. I lived in a cave and then some of the residents told me, "Why don't you live in the other house? It's more comfortable. It was built for you." I said, "I'm just so used to it." So lazy to keep moving things. Caves don't have a lot of things but still have to move. Moving house is one of the four major stresses. You know that, right? I'm not moving from my cave.So I told that man I'm a cave person and he just laughed. Anyways, it's true. OK, never mind about that. I just wanted to scare him off. But he didn’t understand. I didn’t want to tell him who I am and what I do, so I stopped right there. If he knew, maybe he’d be scared off. But I don't want to just tell anybody where I'm going. I prefer to be anonymous. It's more comfortable. People treat you normally. They aren’t over-acting or under-acting. They don't tell you a lot of stuff that you don't want to listen to.OK, now. OK, we go back to the apes, King Kong. If somebody happens to look like, one of our primate friends, that doesn't mean that his parents evolved from there, or have anything to do with King Kong. You look at the movie. It's not like that. It's not like he loves Jane and he took care of her. Then maybe some little King Kongs will come out of it. It's not like that. No. We cannot evolve from animals because they're different, different makeup. The soul is the same. Just maybe the different shapes. OK, fine. We don't have to evolve from the animals because we already are human. We are made in human shape, so our DNA stays human. And if we pass on to the next generation, it is the same DNA. It's human's. Capisco? Capisce? Capisco? Understand? OK, so the reason why that guy or that girl looks like one of our primates is because he or she came from the same company that made humans and apes, these King Kongs at the same time -- same company, same artist, same artist. Therefore, he likes it that way. So he made apes and humans, sometimes look similar. So sometimes we look at the monkey and we look at ourselves and thought, "Ah, look the same." It's not like I came from there.And many of the… mostly, 99% of you and people out there and animals are space-shipped from somewhere else. Came to the planet, when the planet was still in the virginity of the creative pattern. And then, first they have dinosaurs and all that, OK. And they feel that it's not very good and then they make a flood or troubles so that the dinosaurs die out. And then the planet rulers, or inhabitants, invisible at that time, can fly, can have magic, can do many things, but feel lonely. They need something else. They don't need dinosaurs anymore. So they order some other things. So it's up to the artists to create something and then they go and look whether they like it or not. So they like, many planets like us, like this kind of look, it's very fashionable. You'd be surprised because many planets don't have people like us. They have physical beings. Just maybe they can walk and talk or do things like us.Many also like us, but before humans were created, they were not like that. They looked different. Maybe … I don't know how to explain to you. Maybe you can look at Lucas, planet war of, how do you say, I forgot. "Star Wars" something like that. Looks similar! OK, truly. So we, the humans, are the most beautiful creation. Truly, like that. Oh, I've seen them, they are not as pretty. I mean, my opinion. Of course, the beauty is in the eyes of the admirers, surely, surely. But I think in my opinion, still humans are the most beautiful of all the physical beings. The most complete, with delicate nerve system, with intelligence, with creative power, even with magical power. So you know, some people still have magical power. It's true like that. Because they came from other planets which have magic, who use magic all the time for anything. So some of them are here and somehow they are awakened to their ability. It's just awakened in them by some of the extraordinary circumstances or they go to learn with some elderly who already know the magic and the lineage, and then they already have it in them, awakened in them. All of you really also, some more or less have some magical power. But you are already locked in. You're already erased. All the memory of who you are and where you came from, and what you can do, it's all finished.So that's why at the time of initiation, I told you if you have magic power, don't use it. If you're awakened to it, don't use it. Because then you might be attracted back to your planet, which is not an enlightened planet. Enlightened planets, they don't need to use magic. Everything is natural. Like Jesus. Somebody touched his clothes, and then they're healed from a very grave disease. And they praised him and thanked him. He said, "Your faith healed you," or "God healed you through me." He doesn't use it. So anything that you derive from me before or after initiation, or during initiation, it's because it all came out naturally. They don't even need to recite any mantra or do any mudra or do anything on purpose to heal that or this person or to help this and that person.This is too troublesome if you have to use magic. It's too limited, limited. You can only use it for some people, maximum maybe ten people. But you cannot use it for anybody anytime, in any situation and automatically, you know, doesn't take even a nanosecond to happen. Magic power, it takes longer and you have to practice a very long time to memorize this mantra to do this posture, all kinds of things, for many, many, many years in order to master that, except some people who have a natural, magical ability, because they were awakened to their own nature before; before they came to this planet. Maybe they're just new arrivals from other planets, being exiled, sent down, and cannot return.Anyone who is sent to this planet is doomed forever. Stay here, do whatever you do, try not to make trouble, because if you make trouble, you'll have more trouble. You never can return to your own planet because they rejected you already. That is the problem. That's why you cannot go back, except a Master who comes down from a higher level, knows the way, and knows the secret, and has enough power to do it. Because this planet is locked in with this … all kind of high-tech power that it seems like magic, but it's not. This planet, this we so-called … the one we so-called Maya or devil power, they are not really devil powers. They just have technique. They just have mind power, control power.They learned it. You can learn also. Many people can teach you: hypnosis or walk on the hot coals without burning. You know all that, right? Many people can also teach you how to make rain when it's not raining, and can make wind or can make trouble, or something like that. Sometimes earthquake or typhoon out of season or out of nowhere, because some people are playing havoc, making havoc on the planet, just for fun or for some reason or maybe competition, or just to harm somebody. And other bystanders also get trouble and get harmed by it. Anyway, I don't recommend you to learn any of this kind of magic, even white magic. White magic, meaning, if you have it, you cannot not use it. Very difficult to control. And even white magic is interfering with nature, with the natural flow, and then it will backfire.At the moment, sometimes the other planets, they send bad vibes to our Earth or to other planets just to cause trouble for some reason. Or sometimes they want to take some human body to live inside there. That's why some people, they look like they're possessed or something. There is something like that. And they control the minds of the people, sometimes they make them do some terrible things. When they wake up or they're awakened, they don't even remember what they did at all. Truly like that. Anyway, why I'm talking so much about something that you don't want to hear, right? Do you want to continue listening? (Yes.) OK, now, even if you want to go back Home, even if you remember something and you want to go back Home, you can't. As soon as you get out of the body, some high-tech personnel will catch you, catch the essence of you, the soul, and then put you back in another body again, and make you forget again. The magical power of this kind of mind control only lasts around a hundred-something years. Therefore, they don't let you live long even. If you live long, something will happen also, make you die quick. There are some extraordinary people who can live longer. It's true also. But that doesn't mean they're liberated from this physical planet.Oh! By the way, in our planet we also have invisible beings. You know that? Right? We call "ghosts" or "spirits." A lot of people see them. The same like other planets also, there are some invisible and visible beings. But not all of the planets look like us. And when they come down here, maybe they can use magic for a while to make them look like you or like a beautiful girl for a while, but they cannot keep that forever, because it's illusion. Or they can push the soul of somebody away and then they take over that body and then cause trouble or do something. Sometimes not trouble, sometimes trouble. I mean, take the body of a live person, not a dead person.If the person is dead already, it doesn't matter. Nobody owns that body, the body becomes useless. Then, maybe if you want to use it, OK, for some good purpose. But sometimes they just push people away because they have power, and that's what I don't like. They harassed our planet's people. That's what I don't like. That's why we have war and we have suffering and we have a lot of trouble. That's what I don't like. That's why we have bad government, control-freak governments, for example. And that's what I don't like, because people suffer. People suffer enough already that they have to inhabit this body and never can get rid of it. I mean, if they die, they get another one, and they don't even remember the life they just passed, not to talk about the life hundreds or thousands or millions of light years away from here, because they've been poisoned. They've been mind-controlled to forget. Because if they remember, they will come back and revenge. I doubt it if they will be successful because the government-control system is so tight, tighter than any of the systems on this planet.If you think any of the governments on this planet are very fanatic or very controlling, it's nothing compared to what they control in some of the planets. They cannot tolerate even one inch of difference, of rebellious style, or of some creativity that they deem unfit. And then they will exile that person or that group forever here or another similar planet. But here is more easy. Here is more easy. Many other planets, they have high-tech already. They control their border. They don't let anybody come in. Just same like this one, same like this one.Before, before … a long time ago, maybe thousands of years ago, they put up this kind of … just say radar system. Because I don't know how to explain this; some kind of borders all around the planet. And only the people they want to be here can be here, even the ones, the agents who work for them, and all that. Otherwise, no one can come and go. But now that kind of system, that kind of, we call "Maya" or "devil system," "devil controllers," is being almost kicked out by some other planets with more high-tech. But then, still, their system, the control system, the radar that they put, the invisible radar, the superior quality, superior high tech that none of the planets, other planets, have been able to break through. Therefore, we're all imprisoned here: me, you. Except we can go in and out sometimes in our soul, and that is important.After today, after initiation, your soul is free. You are a free man, free woman, free being, absolute. But make sure you adhere to the guidance. The guidelines, so that you don't give excuses to these bad, troublemaker beings who can control you again. Because they have rules everywhere. And once they control you again, it's difficult to meet a Master or somebody who can guide you back. The Master doesn't guide you back to where you came from. It would be gruesome. They will execute you. They will persecute you. They will make trouble for you. So, we bring you to a better one. The enlightened, free, and compassionate, merciful. I mean, in that world, there's no … not even the vocabulary of compassion or merciful, because there's no need! It's just normal like that.Yeah, when I was in the Himalayas, sometimes I wanted to listen to this Master talk and that Master talk, and always some other kids – not my kids even! – next to me and they want to play with me. All the kids, they come and sit next to me and want to pluck my things and play with me and want to kiss and that ... I cannot do anything! Because if you scold them, they will say you're harassing the kids. They don't know they are harassing me. I cannot hear anything! Yeah, one time even I was with the Dalai Lama and I wanted to listen to what he was talking about. At that time, I roamed around the Ganges River and the Himalayas. I went from one ashram to another, listening. And many kids always come around me. They want to play with me. And I'm supposed to be a good Bodhisattva, Truth seeker, I can't do anything. I have to bear it all. And I'm angry inside, so boiling, but I can't do anything in front of all the monks and the Dalai Lama, and many other practitioners, holy people from around the world. I was just like a victim, a very, very suppressed victim.Where was I? Where was I? What was I talking about? What? Ah, OK, keep the rules. Keep the rules on this planet. Do not harm others. Not harm, including killing, of course. Not just killing, but harming also no good. Not harming people, not stealing, not tell lie, not … Not doing bad bodily contact. Not doing any bad, woman or man anatomy, body anatomy study too closely. And what else? Don't take intoxicants. If you do at the moment, try to do it slowly, slowly, slowly, quickly avoid. Anyhow, keep the rules so that the Maya, the devil force doesn't notice you too much. Because they're already so used to with punishing people who don't keep the rules, even ridiculous rules on their planets. So don't provoke their attention.That's why a lot of Masters when they come down on the planet, they normally don't openly teach disciples. Unless they want to die quick and die young. Most of them die young, die quick, or die horrible death. Even in India, some Sikh Masters have been harassed to death, and losing everything they have, and their life also, in such a horrible way; many Masters are like that. They know they have to be quiet, because even the greatest, the most powerful Master comes here – he's alone, cannot take too many people down here to help him.Besides, take whoever come down here, they will forget. They'll forget what they're supposed to do, including the Master himself, herself, in the beginning. And then it's very hard for that Master to wake up even. So, you see, most Masters don't wake up until in their 20s or 30s. They're not born and then immediately sit there and teaching everybody. Did you see any? Well, even if they do that, the government probably will take that Master away, put into some laboratory to poke and probe them to see what happened to this kid. What happened? What kind of kid? Must be a devil incarnate. And that kid cannot live long, I assure you that. You know that, right? So, mostly the Masters teach very quietly, to small numbers of disciples. Even at the Buddha's time, he already taught openly enough, but his disciples amounted to maybe thousands, ten thousand, the max. Maybe at that time, the transportation, the communication systems were not as good as now also, which play a big role. But, nowadays, even many Masters, they don't go very far, they don't open too much.And if anyone is open, if he's a real Master, if he teaches the real liberation, if he really saves souls, then he has a hell of a life. Any real Master has a hell of a life. Even not die, but die and live again, die and live again. Sometimes sick or something, like 90 percent almost dead already and then come back again. It's not easy because this planet has been controlled by this kind of force, controlling force, extreme force, dictatorship kind of system. And we have been shifted down here, by them. More or less, we still belong to them, still under their control. And at the moment, some planetary meetings are going on, often, to think of a way to do something, to invent, trying their best to invent something to break this spell. Because we don't know technology, so we think it is a kind of spell, it's a curse, or it's a kind of magic. It's not. Really, just high tech.So, I'm not scared of them. Whatever they do, it's just high tech. What's the big deal? I also don't know computers. I couldn't even move a mouse, but I'm not scared of computer technology, all right? They have theirs, I have mine. I don't need computers. I have people who can work on computer for me if I need. I rarely need anything. I don't contact anybody. I have hardly the time. And now I don't have a telephone as well. Wow! Freedom of technology. I don't have anybody around me, really like that. If anybody's around me at all, they're making more trouble than help. So I have to work alone. Sometimes I wish I have one person, at least, around me just for some convenience, drive car quickly, and … So I don't have to call a taxi, I don't have to wait in the rain for the car or for the taxi. But I just can't. Up to now I don't find anybody who I can get on with well. Yeah, because they take too much of this mental derangement system from other controlling powers and they feel confused around here.
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2017-10-10   2598 Views
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2017-10-10

The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 1 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

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The Only Criminal is Ignorance, Part 1 of 3 May 28, 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

It is my privilege that God has ordered me to share this knowledge among our brothers and sisters on this planet. And I will do so until my last breath on Earth, just to show people how simple it is to recognize your greatness, how simple it is to make use of the treasure within ourselves, to get in touch with God and to live happily in the Heavenly kind of atmosphere while still continuing duties on this planet. Because only by knowing God we will stop all hatred and all wars, all misunderstandings between people. Only by knowing God we can dispel these physical illusions, which envelop us daily in our existence and make us feel weak, make us feel hopeless, make us feel ignorant and, therefore, succumb to all kinds of suffering.
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2019-06-27   3151 Views
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2019-06-27

Sorcery Contest, Part 4 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Sorcery Contest, Part 4 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

That day I came here to challenge You. I shot swords of light at You. And You melted them all. Master’s Buddha light filled the entire hall. My swords turned soft and fell. Turned soft? (Yes.) Like a noodle. Not a sword. The Buddha light dissolved the swords of light. Their light merged together. So it became harmless. (Yes.) That’s good! Master: After the Song dynasty it was the Liang dynasty, right? Is that right? (Pardon?) (Yuan dynasty.) Q(f3): Song, and then Yuan. Master: Yuan dynasty? It is! Huh? (Pardon?) No, no. We’re talking about something else. It has nothing to do with you. (OK.) Q(f3): Five dynasties and ten kingdoms. Q(f1): Oh. What you’re discussing does not concern me. Master: Hmm. I’m talking about something else with her. (Oh. OK.) Master: Then what about my other lives? (Other lives?) The one before being a monk. (The one before…) Master: If you can’t see that far in the past, check out a more recent one. Anything? Q(f1): The more recent one… The more recent one is now! Master: A little more recent. (A little more recent?) Not more recent. From this time to that... Q(f1): Oh I see, there’s no more. Master: Then before that? (Before that?) Did you think that I was only a monk for one lifetime in China? Q(f1): No. You had affinity with China many times. Master: What kind of affinity? (Complicated affinities.) Q(f3): The relationship is really… might still be thinking. Master: Tell me using your magic, not by guessing! (OK.) It’s not fiction. Q(f1): Many affinities. You were once a king. And also… Master: Which king? (An emperor.) Master: Which one? (Yes?) Which one? Q(f1): I saw in Your body that You were a king in one lifetime. I saw You dressed in a dragon robe. Only kings could wear that. Q(f3): She saw You dressed in a dragon robe. So You were a king. Master: Yes. But which emperor was that? (Which emperor…) Which one? (Which emperor…) Master: Which dynasty? Q(f1): Which dynasty… Let me check it out at home, OK? Master: You seem to have no magic at all. I could say that too. Q(f1): I have to go home and meditate more on the Sound. Then I’ll have more power to look into Your previous lives. Master: You don’t need to have a very high level to see my previous lives. (Really?) You can see this if you go to the Buddha City. No need to meditate more on the Light and Sound. No big deal. Master: Is there anyone who knows about my previous lives in China? Raise your hand. Q(f1): We have many fellow initiates with magical power. Master: Yes, you can see everything. (Yes, Master, I’d like to escape, too, but I can’t.) Master: Does anyone go to such a place to see? Come up! Come here. If you make mistakes, I’ll cut off your hair. Force you to be a nun. Anything else you want to say? Please wait a moment. She wants to say something. Q(f1): Master, I have a request. I want to be a nun. Master: Don’t take advantage of this opportunity! You haven’t shown us much magic. And now you want to be a nun with nothing to offer. Go home to do some research. (After that…) It has to be correct. (Then I can be a nun?) Master: If you are correct, I’ll accept you as a nun. (OK.) It’s because you do have a little talent. Q(f1): Thank You, Master. Master: It’s all right. Master: Now tell me! Can’t hear you. I can’t hear. Pass her another “magical tool.” It’s called a “long broad tongue,” which is very loud. Q(f4): Hi! Master: Ah! Q(f4): Sorry, it's too loud. Master, Master, were You the Sixth Patriarch Hui Neng? Master: I don’t understand. Q(f3): She said, were You Hui Neng, the sixth Zen Patriarch? Master: Why do you ask me? Q(f4): During Your lecture at Shih Jian Hall, I saw You appear as Master Hui Neng. You looked very old. Master: How could you tell it was Hui Neng? Many monks were old. Q(f4): He was short. He was just over 160 cm tall.Master: Hmm… I wouldn’t know. Did he look like me? (His hair was white.) Q(f3): With grey hair. Master: When people get old, their hair turns white. You cannot tell by that. (Thank You.) Master: OK. I won’t tell you the answer. You saw the image and had to ask me! If I say yes, people would say I am bragging. What to do? I cannot prove it. The only similarity is that we both cannot write Chinese, we can only speak it. There’s no other similarity. Do I look like him? Q(f4): You’ve already changed into another physical body. Of course, it looks different. Master: Looks different? (Yes.) Master: OK, never mind. I was a monk in the Song Dynasty. But why was I also a monk in the Liang Dynasty? You are making me out to be a monk life after life. It’s too boring! (I saw You appear like that.) Master: Maybe I was... I’ll look into it. (OK, thank You.) Master: You’re welcome. I also suspected that a little. Who else? It seems that I have deep affinities with the Chinese. I’ve been in China many times. One time I was an emperor. It was not fun being an emperor. It was most pathetic. However, some emperors are very enlightened. They were wise emperors. They were loyal to the country and took good care of the people. They were selfless and sacrificed for their people. They truly cared. Some Chinese emperors were truly like that. Yes or no? (Yes.) Like the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty. He was good, wasn’t he? I know little about others, only him. He had a dignified presence and was both strong and intellectual. He was elegant, kind and loving. He did nothing wrong. He did everything right. Other emperors had both merits and shortcomings. Is that right? But he seemed to have only merits. He had just one weakness when it came to beautiful women. But that’s like every man, isn’t it? Nevertheless, his feelings were pure. He just liked to look at them and chat with them. He didn’t do anything to them, did he? It was nothing. He was just making friends and offering them help. Because he was attracted to their beauty, he was able to learn about their grievances. And he helped them by the way. He left after helping them. It was OK. It was good. Master: So, any more you want to tell me? The “challenger.” The Taoist. Wait. The “Taoist” who came to challenge me that day, became the “challenger.” And what happened? Gave up? Q(f1): That day I came here to challenge You. I shot swords of light at You. And You melted them all. Q(f3): They wanted to have a magic duel with Master. They kept projecting light (Yes.) which Master all caught. (I shot light at You like a sword.) They projected swords of light. Master: Swords of light? (Yes.) Ah! If I had known that, I would not have dared to show up that day. I have aging eyesight and saw nothing. Otherwise, I would have been trembling in fear. Then what happened? Q(f1): Master’s Buddha light filled the entire hall. My swords turned soft and fell. Master: Turned soft? (Yes.) Like a noodle. Not a sword. Q(f1): The Buddha light dissolved the swords of light. Master: Their light merged together. So it became harmless. (Yes.) That’s good! Q(f1): Yes. My magic swords could not hurt You. No magic, Taoist or otherwise, works on You. Master: Doesn’t work? (No.) Really? (Yes.) That’s great! (Yes.) Wonderful! You Taoists are so mean. I’ve never offended you. Why did you shoot swords at me? Really! I didn’t even know you. And now you ask to become one of our nuns. How scary! To bring an enemy into my house. I have to think about it now. I have to reconsider your request. It’s so scary. Q(f1): I am now Your disciple. I can leave my past behind and learn the Quan Yin Method with Master. The Quan Yin Method is the ultimate Method. It is the only way to reach Buddhahood. If I really want to strengthen my Taoist power, then I have to practice the Quan Yin Method. Q(f3): If one wants to master the Taoist power one has learned before, then one has to practice the Quan Yin Method. Master: Of course! (The original Taoists also practiced this Method. That’s how they developed these abilities.) Yes. (If I want to reach their level, if I want to go higher, I also have to practice the same method of enlightenment.) Master: Wait a moment. Q(f3): She said that if you want to learn and reach the same level as the Zen Patriarch, you have to be like them, to learn the same method that’ll make you enlightened. Master: Yes. (Yes.) The original Taoists also practiced the Quan Yin Method. You know? (Yes.) They were also Enlightened Masters. They would put aspirants through some tests before accepting them as disciples. There were different levels of apprenticeship. You know? Beginners would learn the magic of mopping the floor, cleaning the toilet, and carrying water. Later, they learned faster spells like summoning wind and rain. It was useful. It was needed at that time. In the old times, they lived in very simple houses. At big spiritual gatherings, people had no place to stay. During the assembly, sorcery was used to dispel the clouds and postpone the rain. But it sapped their energy, leaving them physically exhausted. It was not easy. They couldn’t do it at will. Besides, they were beginners, and many were not vegan and not strict with their diets. They did as they pleased! Those were not real disciples, just followers. So they just did what they wanted. That was why they were exhausted after using magical power. They did not have much endurance like us vegans. And they were easily disturbed by demons. Demons respect vegans, who have more love. Fairies, demons, ghosts and deities, all respect people with morals. They dare not hurt us. If they do, it’s a grave sin for them and nobody can save them. So, they dare not do that. They rarely do. For example, in our society, thieves and robbers only rob the ordinary citizens. They dare not rob the presidential office or from high officials. Because if they were caught, it would be the end for them. Do you know what I mean? It’s like that. OK, continue. Q(f1): There’s one more thing. On the day I challenged You, the swords of light I shot were very short because my level was very low at that time. The sword was about 3 inches (7.6 cm) long. The length of the sword depends on your power. Master: I don’t understand! Q(f3): She said as for the power, the more powerful you are, the longer the sword of light is. (That’s right.) The light can be an inch, or two or three inches long. Master: What about her? Q(f3): She hasn’t spoken yet. Master: How long was your sword? (The one I shot at Master was about this long.) This long? Wow! It was very powerful! (Yes. I saw a photo of You on that day, which was…) Master: Not bad! You have to practice for a long time before you can manifest a sword this long. You must have practiced since childhood. (Yes, from childhood.) Master: And you were not vegetarian, no? (No.) Master: It’s really not easy! Not bad! Most people can only manifest a needle, like the pin on your ID card. Understand? Q(f3): A sewing needle. Master: Only a sewing needle. That’s not bad! Thankfully, it didn’t hurt me. It was long enough to go through my head. And possibly hit another person behind me. Q(f1): This sword can also penetrate spiritual bodies. Q(f3): She said even spiritual bodies can be penetrated. Master: Yes, yes. Q(f1): Yes. The other day, I saw a photo of You holding the Sword of Wisdom. The power it emitted was immense. Master: Which photo? Q(f3): There’s a picture of Master holding a Sword of Wisdom. (The one with the Sword of Wisdom. The Wisdom Sword of Manjushri Bodhisattva.) Master: What sword? The knife I used to cut the Christmas cake? (Yes.) That was the Sword of Wisdom? It was for cutting the cake. How powerful could it be? Q(f1): It had tremendous light. Then I realized, if I wanted my swords of light… Master: It’s just a good kitchen knife. Maybe it was the reflection of light. (No.) What did it have to do with me? Q(f1): It was Your Buddha light… Master: You can just find the… (The kitchen knife.) The kitchen knife shop. Q(f1): No, it’s not that. It shone with the brilliant Buddha light from within You. The power came from You. Master: I was just cutting the cake. No big deal. Q(f1): That’s what I saw. Master: Did you see clearly? I was just cutting cake to give to people. It was not magic, not like you shooting swords. Nothing like that. Q(f1): Yes. Everything You do is magical. It’s just that sometimes Master cannot hide it. So it reveals itself. Master: I cannot hide it? (No.) Then what can I do? Q(f1): I saw Your Sword of Wisdom. It was very bright. So, I thought to myself that I had to practice the Quan Yin Method if I wanted to have a sword that emits bright light. That’s the only way. Q(f3): She saw that the light from Master’s Sword of Wisdom is very strong. She thought that if she herself wanted to have that kind of light, she had to practice the Quan Yin Method. There’s no other way. Master: Really? (Yes.) You are a wise person! Q(f1): It’s due to Your blessings. Master: And then? (Then...) You could not shoot the sword. Then what happened? Q(f1): I did shoot it, but then it was dissolved by Your light. Master: Dissolved? (Yes.) Then what did you do? Q(f1): I was helpless and didn’t know what to do. Master: So you just sat there. Q(f1): Originally, I came here to expose You. I saw that… Q(f3): Originally she wanted to check if Master has a flaw. She wanted to reveal Master’s flaw. Master: Oh! You wanted to see me fall and have everyone laugh about it. But I did not fall. Q(f1): You were too powerful! Master: I can’t help it. I am sorry for that. (No, no.) I didn’t do it on purpose. (I know.) Master: If you had told me earlier, I would have pretended to fall. It would have been fun. You’re a bad actor! We could have put on a show. You could not act alone. If you had asked me, “Today I am going to shoot You. Please fall down for a moment.” I’d have done it for you. No big deal. Q(f1): That was before my initiation. I was trying to convert the sister back to I-Kuan Tao. It was me who introduced her to I-Kuan Tao. But before I came to Hsihu, the celestial being or deity in Taoism told me, “You can practice the Quan Yin Method.” Master: He was so candid? (Yes. He said that I could practice the Quan Yin Method. So before I came, before I received initiation, I asked Master Ji Gong.) Q(f3): She asked Master Ji Gong before coming to You. Master: What did he say? (He did not say anything. The next day, he called my name. I had practiced I-Kuan Tao for three years, working very hard. Then Master Ji Gong called my name three times. “A-cai, A-cai….”) Master: So her name is A-cai. (Yes, my name is A-cai. I knelt down and kowtowed three times. Then he said, “You are ready for Buddhahood.” When I heard that, I cried.) Q(f3): She kowtowed to Master Ji Gong three times. Then Master Ji Gong said to her, “You are ready for Buddhahood.” Then she cried. Master: Ah! (Yes.) Why did Master Ji Gong cry? You are going to be a Buddha, so why did he cry? Q(f3): It’s she who cried. Master: Oh, you cried? (Yes, I cried.) Master: Ah! This means that you could practice the Quan Yin Method? (Yes. Only the Quan Yin Method can make us Buddhas.) Master: How did you know? (Because…) Master: Did you ask him whether or not you could practice the Quan Yin Method? Q(f1): I asked him whether I could get initiation from You, and he kept silent. Master: That’s right. That was his answer. Q(f1): Yes, but I didn’t understand until he told me to go ahead and be a Buddha. Then I cried.
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Sorcery Contest, Part 10 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Sorcery Contest, Part 10 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

In this universe, the “soft” always overpowers the “hard.” The more effortless, the more formless, the more invisible, the more gentle, the more powerful. See how important the air is for us! And water is able to wear away any rock. And qi can nourish the whole body and the whole universe. And that formless qi is the vibration of Quan Yin. That is more incredible. Nothing is better than that, because It is the Mother of the universe, who gives birth to the whole creation. If we can catch It, we would have all the secrets of the universe in our hands.If we don’t train ourselves well, and don’t practice diligently, this mind of ours will not be convinced. It will think that we are lying, and will not let us go up. We will obstruct ourselves. Therefore, we still have to practice to cleanse our mind. We have to let the mind understand that we are different now, we are really fit to be a Buddha or Bodhisattva now, and then it will be convinced. Then we will have no problem. In spiritual practice, we fix this mind, which has recorded too many bad things life after life. It won’t allow us to let go of our guilty feelings. That’s why we have to practice and train it. Every day we use the (inner Heavenly) Light to shine on all the cells in our body and to teach our mind. Inside each of our cells, the good and bad impressions of past lives are recorded. This causes karma. Sometimes, even though someone only gets a glimpse of you, he knows what you did in your past life or in this lifetime. It is because all the cells and vibrations of the body record very clearly, our every action, every move and every thought. Our desires are written down very clearly. So we can’t cheat anyone. There’s a saying, that when we die and see the king of hell, there will be a mirror where we can see our whole life very clearly, just like watching TV. But it’s very fast and very easy. This is true. This is our own Self. Our own ability to record everything. That’s why people can tell. Spiritual practitioners can tell a person’s past, present, and future lives. Our own karma is recorded in our body and mind, or in the so-called vibration around us. Everyone has that vibration, no matter if he practices or not. The more you practice, the less of that kind of vibration you have. So now when we go out and mingle with worldly people, we will definitely encounter that kind of vibration. The more we practice, the more sensitive we become. Don’t think that you will have more protective power as you practice more. You will, but your sensitivity will increase hundreds, thousands, and tens of thousands of times. Did you think that Jesus Christ felt no pain when He was nailed to the Cross? The pain was killing Him! It was more intense than other people would feel. Because His body was not like that of ordinary people. His body was very, very sensitive. All His cells were completely changed. It is dangerous, very distressing, awful and helpless for this kind of person to be in this world. Sometimes they give me a massage, like these days when my body hurts. Whether or not it is due to karma, I just feel pain. The pain is unbearable. So some of them who know how, gave me a massage. They said that they didn’t exert any pressure, but I could not bear it as soon as they touched me. I am not the kind of person to cry out easily. Because my father was a doctor, I was not afraid to give myself injections when I was little. I gave myself injections here. Wherever it was easy to do, I could do it. Sometimes I could also inject here. You know, one-third of it here. It is OK here, very convenient. Or when others give me a shot or take my blood sample, “blood?” (Blood.) Blood. I am not afraid to watch. But some people scream before anyone touches them. I am not that type of person. But the massage really hurt. It was unbearable. Unbearable! So I pulled my leg away. They applied the same pressure as they do for people outside. They didn’t think that I’d be so sensitive. If you take a good look, you can see that my skin looks transparent, as if you can see the bones inside. It’s very fine and transparent. Every time I go abroad, it is easier to take her with me than others whom I usually work with. She has hands that really look like she has practiced karate. Wow! Whenever she touches me, I would scream and wake up the whole state. It’s unbearable. She has kung fu hands. Or it is because my body is very sensitive. I can only speak for myself. I don’t know about others, like Jesus Christ. I haven’t practiced very much and yet I am so sensitive. Of course, it might have been even worse for Jesus Christ. It must have been very painful when He was nailed. I heard that He wept. He wept not only for Himself, but also for the ignorant beings who crucified Him. With the karma they created, who knows how many thousands of years are needed for them to be liberated. Because their level was too low. It was the level of demons and beasts. One must have no compassion to be able to do such things. They covered up their human emotions, and pulled their level down to that of demons or beasts. Of course, it would be very hard to climb up. That was why He wept. Sometimes when I meet some ignorant disciples, who make me very sad and hurt, I really weep. I can only shake my head and say, “Oh, too ignorant, too ignorant.” That’s how it is. Then I also pray to God to forgive them, because they don’t know what they are doing. They wouldn’t dare if they knew. Every time I pray, I pray for those people. I do not pray for myself. What else can I get? Even if I become a Buddha, for example, so what? Or if I attain the highest position in the universe, what good is it for me? I cannot ask for anything. Therefore I say, all the good and the bad we do will stick to us. It is written down very clearly. Anyone who knows the secret, whether spiritual practitioner or not, can verify this. Do you know what I mean? So if we go out and mingle with worldly people, inevitably we become contaminated by their vibrations and our blessings pass onto them, even if they don’t want them. It’s like two water pipes, or two buckets, one higher up and the other lower down. Water will definitely run from high to low. So if you want to protect yourself a little, you should switch off the water pipe. Recite the Five Holy Names all the time, that is the only way. Sometimes it might still leak, because you might forget. You forget that Master is there. But if you are willing to do bad things, and you do wrong knowingly, you will also sink. If you make a blunder, I will definitely protect you. But if you do it deliberately and do not pray to Master for help or let me intervene, putting Master aside, then I cannot help you. But if you ask, you will get an immediate response. If it’s carelessness on your part, Master will definitely save you. But if you know it’s wrong and you do it deliberately, and do not let Master help, then of course, I can’t help. Don’t blame me when that happens. You will keep sinking no matter where you fall. So there’s a way. It doesn’t matter if you forget me, just do not refuse my help. Do not refuse, do not think you are great and you can solve any problem. No, no, no! This world is not a fun place. The Buddha is one foot higher… what is it? (As virtue rises one foot, vice rises ten.) As the Buddha rises one foot, the maya rises ten. The meaning is quite similar. The power is universal. Everyone can use it. But the point is how it’s used. We just heard from the brother, the kung fu expert. What did he say? He too used the wisdom eye before. He used it to send out qi with his mind power. Or the Taoist sister who used the wisdom eye to shoot a sword at me, to kill me. Fortunately I didn’t die, otherwise, no one would be speaking here today. It would be a great pity to have such a short life. I am not so bad-looking. It would be a pity to have such a short life without being able to show off the clothes. Well, they used it in a similar way. They also used the power there. Why not use all the power? They only used it to shoot a sword or send out qi. What a pity. It’s the same. So the maya is also very powerful. It’s not something we can play with. It’s not fun. We should not play where we practice spiritually. We are not supposed to mess around. That’s why it’s very difficult to select an Enlightened Master. Selecting a successor is also very hard. Otherwise, anyone could do it. It is truly so. Sometimes I can even use non-initiates, let alone initiates. So sometimes, for example, a fellow initiate came to see me. She was initiated six or seven years ago. She was in a car with 5 or 6 people. As the car drove over the rail tracks, it suddenly stopped. It wouldn’t start and they started crying. They cried, not knowing what to do. Suddenly, somebody said to recite the Five Holy Names and pray to Master. As soon as they prayed, a policeman came and told them to get out and push the car. And that was it. They were not able to figure it out themselves. It was the Master power working through the policeman that reminded them. Sometimes when you run into trouble, you just freeze. You cannot figure out what to do, even though you are very clever. This was a teacher, not just any old woman who sells vegetables in the market. She was a teacher, a high school teacher. Even a teacher failed to figure it out. Why is that? When we encounter a sudden disaster or karma, we go into shock. We cannot think straight. Sometimes, the monks here tell you that every day, I ask them to do things unexpectedly. “She would tell us to do things out of the blue.” Unexpected is good, too. Karma comes abruptly as well, doesn’t it? So we train ourselves to react quickly anytime, so that we can protect ourselves and get used to that kind of vibration. Later, when you become a Master, you can go up to Heaven or down to hell, just like this. If you sit there thinking it’s all too sudden and wondering whether it is time to go to hell or to Heaven, it won’t do. No, no, no. The faster we are, the more omnipresent we will become. Coming and going will be like we have not come or gone. Because it happens too fast. It’s beyond the worldly concept of time and space. At that time, we fold up the space. Here and there becomes the same. I have told you about the ant. If it goes from here to there, it will take a while. And the Buddha folds the paper from where the ant is, so it just jumps over. The space is the same, but the approach is different. The same with learning martial arts. There is a secret to learning everything, not just by working hard. OK. Similarly, the Buddha has His way of doing things. It’s done very fast and without moving. That’s why He is called “Tathagata”, coming and going without moving. He does not move, but He can do anything and go anywhere. He is present everywhere without going anywhere. That is true magical power. That is truly the highest level of spiritual practice. And it is effortless. So sometimes you say that Master’s transformation body comes here and goes there, does this and that, and saves you here and there. I don’t go anywhere, and don’t move anything. I don’t use any gestures. Mudras. It’s more or less the same. Same meaning. You can see that I don’t do anything. The monks are by my side. Do you see me doing any incantation? Or any mudras? No. I am probably sleeping at that time. Or playing a musical instrument, playing chess, reciting poetry, singing, planting grass, scolding people, it can be anything. It is effortless. Like the brother who has mastered the martial arts. He doesn’t have to make any effort, but people fall when they touch him. Just by touching him! He doesn’t touch them. By touching him accidentally, you will also fall, for example. Some people practice kung fu to such a degree. They don’t move. Unlike those who kick about with great effort and look tough, but have nothing. Anyone who is stronger can make them fall. But the one who makes no effort, no one can make him fall. The “soft” one always wins over the “hard” one. That’s the reason. In this universe, the “soft” always overpowers the “hard.” The more effortless, the more formless, the more invisible, the more gentle, the more powerful. See how important the air is for us! And water is able to wear away any rock. And qi can nourish the whole body and the whole universe. And that formless qi is the vibration of Quan Yin. That is more incredible. Nothing is better than that, because It is the Mother of the universe, who gives birth to the whole creation. If we can catch It, we would have all the secrets of the universe in our hands. Catching the mother means catching the children too. We’ll know where the whole family is. It’s very simple. Just like in the past when there was a battle, if the great general was defeated, then the army would be divided and in disarray, like a snake without a head. They could be defeated easily. Similarly, when we study any scriptures, they all discuss the universal vibration and the Word. That is the Tao, the original power. So, if we can catch It, we will have caught everything. There’s nothing else to catch. If we catch other things, such as magical power or intelligence, or anything else, we catch only a little corner. We don’t catch the head. A human being or any animal would be finished if the head is caught. That’s why we say that the Quan Yin Method is the best, the most original, the fastest and the highest. This is the only one, truly. It is true, however you study it. So I am also very happy that I have caught this Method, and then you also caught It together with me. We are really very lucky, aren’t we?
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Meditation is the Source of Love, Part 1 of 3, April 20, 1991

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Meditation is the Source of Love, Part 1 of 3, April 20, 1991

Why do my disciples like Quan Yin Method? It is because they have benefited from it. The more they meditate, the more they feel the difference. They feel they are glowing, - even their outer appearance is changed. When we meditate, if we can focus all our attention on one point and put any problem before it, the problem can be solved immediately. Our power is tremendous; it’s just that we do not use it every day by focusing it on one point, so it seems that we are powerless.
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Sorcery Contest, Part 11 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Sorcery Contest, Part 11 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

I’m telling you this by the way. This is a true story. Those ghosts really exist, and hell really exists. But everything is created by the mind. It depends on what we did in our past lives and what we do in this life. When we die, we will bring out that vibration, that kind of expectation and desire. Then we get used to it, as if we are frozen at that level.I told you about a couple last week, about the person who had written many books. He was afraid of others. He was afraid of running into others, or someone suddenly coming in. One day, they were not prepared. When we go out to work and become used to it, we know how to be prepared inside at all times. Recite the Five Holy Names, pray to Master, and pray to our inner protective power all the time. It’s a habit. But if we are at home, with family members or fellow practitioners, we are more relaxed and not on guard. They couldn’t stand people. They could not bear the vibration of the people next door, barking of dogs, and noise from the children. They wanted tranquility to be able to communicate with the higher world. I won’t tell you which level is the so-called higher world of theirs. I also don’t know. So we won’t talk about that. OK, they could not bear the disturbance. Only the two of them were home usually, the husband and wife. They could not bear it if other people came in, so they seldom invited anyone into their home. Even if they did, they were very careful. They first checked if the person was fine before inviting him. They did not invite just anyone. They tried to protect their spiritual magnetic field. OK, that is all right. Once, his disciple or fellow brother… His TV was out of order. The TV was broken, so his disciple took the TV out to be fixed, and then asked two men to bring a rented TV inside, a temporarily rented TV. The couple was inside and did not know about this, because the disciple had not told them. When they were not home, he dealt with things like that. Their trusted disciples occasionally came to help. So he changed the TV set. The couple happened to be home doing something when suddenly two men entered with the TV. The couple began to roll around on the floor, their stomachs, heads, and bodies hurting all over. It was unbearable. They said they had never felt like this. It was because of that TV and the two men. The TV had been used by too many people, who sometimes watched when the atmosphere was not clean. So that TV was surrounded by vicious astral beings and ghosts. When they saw the couple, they immediately began to hit them. I’m telling you this by the way. This is a true story. Those ghosts really exist, and hell really exists. But everything is created by the mind. It depends on what we did in our past lives and what we do in this life. When we die, we will bring out that vibration, that kind of expectation and desire. Then we get used to it, as if we are frozen at that level. Sometimes we come across reports in newspapers and TV about investigations of sudden deaths, like those killed in battle or those who die in the army. They die suddenly without being mentally prepared. It seems that they are shocked and die unprepared. It is very sudden. The so-called silver cord is cut off abruptly. It is so sudden that they cannot bear it. They are suddenly frozen in that situation, like they are trapped in a box from which they cannot escape. And they deeply believe that they are still fighting the war and are still in the army. They remain there shouting and yelling every day. And they kill anyone they meet and anything they see. They regard any illusions, people or things that they see, as their enemy, and they are still fighting a war. So those soldiers or those who die suddenly, are really to be pitied. Without a Master, they are unable to break free from that situation. It is the same with suicide. The confusion and pain one feels at the time of suicide will remain after death. Death does not lift one out of the sea of misery. No, no! If we don’t learn anything when we are young, we won’t have knowledge when we are old. Like, if you are poor now, how can you become rich when you get old? It is the same. The atmosphere of war is the most terrifying. It prevents many ghosts from escaping that state of existence. And after a long time, if someone does escape and becomes a human again, he will still be inclined to live that kind of life. He will still fight, and remain in a state of wrath. This world really harms people a lot. That’s why most spiritual practitioners are opposed to war. Of course, they cannot oppose it openly all the time, as if they are starting a revolution. They may be misunderstood as being involved in politics. But they are very opposed to it inside, because it is harmful to people. No matter what the excuse is, it is never good. It’s not good for people. They won’t have peace even after death. That can’t be helped. Now let’s go back to the TV. That TV was full of that kind of violence. OK, so that kind of energy will attract those vicious war-like astral ghosts. Because those ghosts have been fighting in wars life after life, thousands or hundreds of years ago. And they are still not free from that state of awareness. They still think that they are generals or tyrants, that they have many troops, and they keep seeking people to fight, to protect their ideals or position. So the couple came in contact with that TV and the two men. The two men were not clean, not because of their appearance, but their spirits were not clean. So they brought in that kind of energy, because like attracts like. Those war-loving or vicious people would attract vicious astral beings. They would attract them to their homes. But they also knew that it was a practitioner’s home. Don’t think that devils dare not go into the homes of spiritual practitioners. They like them the best! A practitioner’s home is a devil’s favorite place to go. So you see, sometimes we have many obstacles in our practice, even more obstacles than before. It is because they want to make trouble. They like to come and absorb our magnetic field of spiritual practice. Some are kind enough to just stand by or enjoy it from a distance, just grabbing a little. Some come in and create disturbances for us. Because it’s their habit. They are used to fighting with others, snatching things and disturbing others’ mental peace. So when they come into a practitioner’s home, they don’t respect the rules. Instead of taking things quietly, they do it with violence. So they create great disturbances to our spirit. When those astral beings came in, they immediately grabbed the couple around the solar plexus and attacked them. The couple rolled on the floor, suffering severe pain for one or two hours. But within that couple of hours, some of their so-called invisible brothers who practiced well, immediately came to their rescue. They dragged the astral beings away and taught them a lesson. They didn’t drag them with violence. They used light. By continuously projecting light on them until they softened and became more spiritually inclined. They finally softened after bathing in the light for a couple of hours. Can you imagine that? It’s so scary. They used light to cleanse them. After the cleansing, they became good and obedient, and were willing to leave on their own. They knew that their past actions and level were not good. So they wanted to move quickly to a better place. Our Taoist sister said the same thing just now. The ghosts said to her, “Now we want to leave this dark world to go to a better world.” They attained this realization and left because they’d been reformed. We don’t use knives or swords, or shoot swords of light at them. We don’t chase after them either. So sometimes you ask me to banish someone who’s possessed. I will not do it. It’s no use driving someone out. It’s better to reform him. If he commits the same offense repeatedly for a long time and refuses to change, then I will kick him out. But it doesn’t mean abandoning him. Kicking him out, but helping him invisibly. That is different. It is just so he could not disturb others here, but I’ll let him go somewhere else and teach him in different ways. Do you know what I mean? It is not abandoning him, ignoring him, or killing him. It is teaching him in different ways. The couple was almost killed after being affected by the astral beings. If their invisible brothers who had great spiritual power did not come to help, they wouldn’t have survived. But even though those astral beings came to attack the spiritual practitioners, they still benefited from the light from a good level. So those who harm spiritual practitioners also go unpunished sometimes. Their level was already too low to drop any further. You know what I mean? In fact, how much more could they be punished? They could only be punished by becoming demons, which they already were. But if we human beings have that kind of vicious heart, we will sink down to the level of demons. But when I think about it, the way I see it, even someone who harms me, will not go to a very bad place. He will definitely regret it someday, though. Because he has met Master, he cannot help being touched by Master’s Light. He cannot help being affected by Master’s spirit of practice. So sooner or later, he will regret it. When he does, he will get his chance. He can’t help it. It is impossible to run away from the Light. Where can he go to get away from the infinite and limitless Light? That’s why it’s called Infinite Light. How can he run away from It? Anywhere he goes, he is still within the Light. So he will not be hurt much.
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-30   2716 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-30
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