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Experience Heaven on Earth, Part 1 of 9, May 9, 1999

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Experience Heaven on Earth, Part 1 of 9, May 9, 1999

After seeing a video – Master spoke about the (inner Heavenly) Light, yes, the Light – and from that moment on, I knew that all of my questions would be answered. I also knew that this was, for me, the way to go, the right way.(Welcome dear [Supreme] Master Ching Hai. Welcome to Holland.) Oh, please sit down. Please sit down. (Are You tired?) I just rushed because the taxi brought me and we went a little wrong way. (OK. We are lucky that You are here, and if You agree, we can have the flower offering for You?) Have they bought the flowers already? We have enough… You have already many but... OK, why not? (I think there are people who are loving to give You some flowers.) All right. Thank you. (I think.) Since they have bought it. (Is there anyone who’d like to give?)Have they got flowers really? (Oh, there is one.) Thank you. I have requested that, no, not too much, not too much celebration. Please, please. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Please, please. Leave it. Wow, my goodness. Are you going to make a Keukenhof here? Yes, just anywhere. Thank you. (It took a little time but now it comes quickly.) Yes, just tell them to lay it out. Please, please. (Please lay them in front of Master Ching Hai.) Thank you. You talk in Holländisch. (OK.) (Please put the flowers for Master Ching Hai on the podium.) No, tell them to make it quickly. (She cannot take everything.) Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Please. Please, I am very embarrassed. Oh, my goodness. I am very shy. Please make it quick.(Master Ching Hai, in Holland, this day we call “Mother’s Day,” and we hope that You feel very happy on Mother’s Day in Holland. This is for us a very special day.) Thank you! (So, it means double that You are here, Mother of the Earth.) Thank you. Is the translation OK? Yes. (Yes, it’s OK.) No wonder he doesn’t speak Holländisch. I thought you need to translate. This is very fast. Thank you. Thank you. I wish to make a very special, precious, loving, how to say, prayer to all the mothers in the Netherlands. And thank you for coming. Please.You don’t need to translate. Oh, I forgot. Can I sit down? Would you please distribute these to all the mothers later? They have translation? (No.) No? (No, I don’t translate in Dutch immediately.) But how is this? What is this? (That is for Aulacese [Vietnamese] and Chinese.) Don’t they make trouble. From the other countries, right? (Yes.) I see. But the Aulacese (Vietnamese) and the Chinese in Holland they all speak Dutch very well.Now I am going to shock you – I am going to speak Dutch. How are you? That's all. Did you transfer my wish of Mother's Day to all the mothers in the hall? I forgot that today is Mother's Day. Traveling too much, I forgot the time. But it is very nice that we have such a celebration so we can remember our mothers sometimes. Yes, poor mothers. So, how are you? Are you comfortable in your chairs? I think my brother and sister have introduced to you somewhat about the meditation way that we can share with you, so I am just kind of explaining a little further, in case you would like to know and want to hear my beautiful voice. That’s what they say. And when they say something about beautiful, like I am beautiful, I have a beautiful voice, I want to believe it very much.
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2021-02-22   1210 Views
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2021-02-22

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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2021-01-28   2220 Views
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2021-01-28

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

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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2021-01-05   3357 Views
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2021-01-05

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.
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2021-01-04   4391 Views
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2021-01-04

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

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

Once you’re beautiful inside, people see you beautiful outside – that is normally the case, yes!…But continue with your practice. Your life is better and better, I need not tell you. I’m just saying that in case somebody doesn’t know yet, they can verify with you. Your life is an example of love and of spiritual blessing; there’s no need to even preach to anybody.I give all the time and I still have a lot; I mean, for me, it’s a lot. What do I need? When I come to see you, of course I wear this. It’s my own design, so it’s for fun. When I am not with you, I just throw this quickly because it’s heavy, I don’t really like it, and I eat maybe once or twice a day, whatever leftover or whatever new. If it’s new, I eat; if it’s leftover, I eat. What can I need? That’s why I still have a lot of money because I don’t spend much, not because I earn more. It’s just like you, you earn just like before, you might even have more kids now than before, but you still have more money, you still feel life is more rich for you than before, feel more satisfied, more than enough, right? Yes! That is the trick.A lot of people who are millionaires, nobody knows, and everybody thinks to be a millionaire is difficult – it’s not! And especially, people who are already millionaires, they keep themselves that way because they are very natural. They are frugal; they don’t even drive expensive new cars. They just buy secondhand cars, so they don’t have to pay luxury tax, for example, and they just drive normal cars. Most millionaires, they don’t drive expensive cars. They drive reasonable, safe cars, cheap even, or anything that’s safer. They don’t really live the way we think millionaires should, because otherwise their money would go fast even if they’re millionaires. So they save a lot; they’re looking for ways to save, like, they go with what kind of car that uses less petrol, or they stay in some neighborhood or some house that they can afford, so that they don’t drain out their savings. A lot of ways, they just save here and there, and their money is always stable, yes. And some people who don’t earn a lot but spend a lot, go with fast cars and all that, they really have a lot, a lot - but a lot of credit, a lot of mortgage and debt!And the millionaire people who drive normal cars, they know how to organize their lives so they won’t be in debt. A lot of millionaires live next door to you, you don’t know, because they don’t flash it around. Yes, they know what they’re doing.They know the value of money and they don’t just over spend it It’s just, they’re naturally that way, and that’s why they become rich. They’re naturally rich, they naturally know how to handle money.And sometimes they win lotto also, of course. But they invest money also. For example, if they earn like $40,000 per year, they put like 15 or 20% aside to invest in the bank. So like in 10 years’, 20 years’ time, they will have hundreds of thousands of dollars, out of just $5,000 or $10,000 they invested, every month they put in the bank.They know how to organize their money – they don’t spend all their earnings, so they can leave some for investment, and then just in no time you become rich. For example, you put $10,000 today, 10 years later, it becomes $50,000 invested in some banks; that is slow, for example. But otherwise, they go and risk, and do their own business and that’s how they become rich faster, but it’s more risky. But that’s life, either you take risks or you just live an ordinary life, very slow, and day to day just earn that much money; but still, if you can manage well, you’re OK.Life is more simple now. Yes, tofu is cheaper than beefsteak, no? Just a little bit different, it’s a piece of tofu instead of this piece of meat. We are healthy; you’re OK. Look at the lady, the MC, she’s so beautiful and she’s a vegetarian (vegan). I told her many times to stand by for photograph. But all of you look good, too, and I am proud of you.You are proud of yourselves. Come out and say, “I am a vegetarian (vegan). Look at me! Right?” That’s good! You’re very beautiful. Just because you don’t put on makeup now so you look less beautiful, but already too beautiful. If you put makeup on, wow, everybody dies! Yeah? Yeah! All your husbands are dying already! You’re getting too beautiful and they don’t want to leave you. Yeah! I know. That’s why some of them are so afraid, uh? When you get initiation, they get so afraid that you might become nuns or something. They love you too much. You look so beautiful, more and more every day. Some husband already left his wife, and after she got initiation, he came back to her, “Wow! How come you’re so beautiful?” He moved back in! Yeah! Yeah! Same with some wife, you know, left already, didn’t want him, and after initiation, come back “Oh, my God! Changed, new man!” Move back again! No problem, yeah! Left the young boyfriend or new boyfriend, already left, and came back to her husband, because he’s more spiritually beautiful now.Once you’re beautiful inside, people see you beautiful outside – that is normally the case, yes! Okay! So try to fight off all these Romeos, yeah? But continue with your practice. Your life is better and better, I need not tell you. I’m just saying that in case somebody doesn’t know yet, they can verify with you. Your life is an example of love and of spiritual blessing; there’s no need to even preach to anybody. They just look at your life, the way you walk your life, the way you present yourself to the world – that is better than thousands of books talking about spiritual issues. You are the book, you are the best example, best doctrine, best religious theory ever presented to anybody.There was a story: In Mexico, there was a Master, a long time ago… He’s very famous. (Topiltzin) Quetzalcoatl, right? He’s Mexican. He told a story to his disciples: there were two men in the same group and one was very, very diligent and looked very religious. He went to church every Sunday, and he was the first one in line in any holy activities and the last one to leave. He never missed any opportunity to go to the church, but he never did anything else.And one guy, he never went to the church, but he went to work every day and he did whatever was his duty, and then whatever he earned, he took care of his family, also gave away to the poor people, and he even gave to the church too, to repair the church. So Quetzalcoatl said that the man who never went to church, that guy is holy, that guy is already a church himself, but the guy who went to church every day, he just went there. Because everybody respected the guy who went to church very much, thinking he was very holy, and spoke lowly of the guy who never went to church, but, actually, he was going out to take care of all of the churches in his area, whatever he could do, and he sometimes worked extra, so that he could earn a little extra money, so then he could give to whoever again. That was what he did every day. So the Master said, “The first one goes to church all right, but the second one, he is the church himself.” Yes!So we can be churchgoers or a church ourselves, it’s up to us. I think all of you are churches, I don’t need to build any churches. People ask me, “Why don’t you have any churches or any temples?” I said, “I don’t need! I have millions of them running around!” I said, “Nowadays, it’s the modern times, fast technology, everything is mobile: mobile phone, mobile home, mobile car, mobile temple...”You are my “mobile temples.” We can communicate any time, go anywhere – very flexible. Brick (buildings) are only fixed at one place; we run around. We are the run-around temples! That is very cool! I was thinking of something else... I forgot. Well, just the same, I guess. What I forgot, it’s gone. Sometimes it comes so fast... the inspiration from the Master, from God, comes so fast, my mouth, can’t talk quick enough. I already talk faster and faster every day already. (If) you’d met me 10 years or 15 years ago, I didn’t talk like this. I talked like you, like, “Hallo, Master! How are you? So nice to see you.” See? Now I talk like, “Hallo! How are you?” “OK? OK!” “Fine! Fine!” I talk quick; I don’t have time. I talk on the phone like that, too, because so many things to do And when I talk with you, sometimes I talk so fast; that’s why we need tapes, so that you can review it and listen, “What did She say before?”Talking, everybody can, but living, living what you talk is harder, and you can do all that: you can talk as well and you can do as well, and that’s what’s great about you. I told you! I told you I came to make you great! Whether I am great or not is of no consequence, because I am only one! A great Master, a great teacher, is not the one who makes himself great but who makes everybody else great. Yes, right! If your students are good, that means you’re good; otherwise, it’s no good – no use! So, whether I am great or not doesn’t matter, as long as you’re great, that’s fine. And if by your grace, by your greatness, I become also great, then thank you very much!I’d like that too, but to tell you honestly, if all the world was enlightened and nobody even ever wanted me, I would be happy just to be a private citizen. It’s cheaper! Less work, less trouble at the airport, just pass through, hmm? And even if the officers, you know, are not nice to you, you can talk back. When you are a Master, you can’t. You have to be gracious, always calm and cool, and be good. Yeah! Fine! Even if it’s not fine, for example, yeah? And you pass through with no problem. Before, I pass through any airport, no problem. Now every time I pass every airport... they check if I have a spare heart, carrying it my pocket, in case. Talking about speaking the truth, do I tell them, “Here, I am the Supreme Master!” “Let me pass quickly! Give me two visas instead of one!” See what I mean? You can say everything; I have to be careful what I say, because I need to come here to see you. Anything I say wrong can jeopardize our meeting. You see what I mean? Can stop me or return somewhere else, for example like that. It’s not very easy. So I would rather not be a Master, not because I don’t love this job, not because I don’t love to see you better. It’s just if I don’t have to be, it would be better even, yeah. If the world is already heaven, everyone is good, then it’s better even, better... Is that all right? (Yes.)If you see me around, don’t run to me and say, “Master this and Master that.” OK? I’m travelling incognito. I forgot what I wanted to say. I guess I’m sleepy. I’ve got to go. OK, guys. Not because sleepy only, but it’s time. I’ve got to do things. What time is it? Three, four? (Twelve.) Twelve only? Really? (It’s still early.) (Too early, Master.) Yes, OK.In the daytime, I don’t sleep that good. But in the daytime, I can’t work very well. I work better at night; it’s so calm. Especially paperwork, all that stuff, it needs... I work better at night; in daytime it’s so difficult. I could, but then it feels different thing. Feels different. Nighttime is more concentration, for me. Some people are “nightier.” We have the tigers who work at night.Hey, Brother Ruan, long time no see. How are you? (Good.) See the way I talk? Talk so fast. I talk faster and faster and still not fast enough. That’s why I forget sometimes what I receive. But it’s OK. You know everything already. There’s nothing that you don’t know. You just want me to talk. You love to hear and see me, that’s all. No matter what I say.Uhm, okay? Babies... I’ll see you around, okay? I get well, and rest a little, I work a little for the next... Okay, you guys? But we’ll see each other. Every time, it’s very difficult to leave you. I want you to know that. I want you to know. Because you think only you… stay with you forever. Believe me, because you’re the best people. Where else should I go? You like to stay with good friends. Everybody does. Me too. But it’s fine, fine. We stay in here, together in here. Thank you. (Thank You, Master.) Love you. (Love You too.) And the flowers, the (vegan) cakes you share. Each one, one. (Yes.) Tong, let’s go.Love you guys. (Thank You, Master. We love You, Master.) Don’t push. Don’t push. Thank you, guys, for working these days. Thank you so much. Yeah. We’ll see each other anytime. Any time you’re ready. See you! Ça va. Yes. (Thank You, Master.) Thank you. (Hi, Master.) Hi. How are you? See you. (See You later, Master.) Thank you for lending me your kids. All right, which way? Hey guys, ciao. See you. Anybody who has not been touched? Come here. Anybody who has not (been) touched? Come quick, quick. Don’t hold too long. (Thank You, Master.) Anyone has not (been) touched? Come here. You are like kids. (Thank You.) You don’t care if it’s like that. Shame on you. OK. Kids. Kids. Big kids. All right, who hasn’t… Anybody else who’s not…? (My husband, he hasn’t. He worried about the work.) Where is he? (He is behind, Master.) Where is he? (He is over there. He is sitting at the back, Master. Brother Sơn! He has been standing there waiting. Come here, Master is here.) Where is he? Where? Where is Sơn? Come here. (Come here, Master is here. He loves You so much.) OK! (It’s been 10 years and I can see You now. Thank you. I was in the refugee camp, Master.) Oh really? Better now? Do you live abroad now? Everybody happy now? (Yes. Thank You.) Anybody I have not touched, come around in the front, so that your heart is happy. Not that you’re not happy. (Thank You, Master.) You are very illogical people. Touch my hand and my heart feels good. Can you believe that? Thank You. All right. (Thank You, Master.) OK, guys. Happy, happy people. Again? (Thank You, Master.) Yes? (We love You.) You touched my hand and my heart’s happy. I remember this all the time. (Master, I’ve got to go.) OK. See you. Thank you. You’re lovely, you’re lovely. Thank you very much. Thank You. Everybody got it, right? (Yes.) OK. (Goodbye, Master. Good night, Master.) I’ll hug you all in my dreams. You are in my heart. (Thank You, Master. Master, see You in Taiwan (Formosa).) See You in Taiwan (Formosa). (See you in Taiwan (Formosa). Have a nice trip. Thank You, Master. Thank You, Master. Bye-bye. Take care. Master, please take care. Bye.)
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2020-11-14   2033 Views
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2020-11-14

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

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

I am only one, but all of you feel that I love you alone, love enough, or have enough love for everyone. It is because we practice the way of love and we just know how to have enough. It’s just like how to save money to become richer – not because you earn more money, not necessarily, but you save more.Some people keep telling me, “It’s difficult to know if you’re a true Master or not.” I said, “Hey, it’s good! It’s good that you don’t know, so I don’t have to work so hard!” No problem! I only do it just because you ask me to, or people ask me to. How can you tell? You look like me – your nose is in the middle and two eyes and two ears – you can’t tell. And, I don’t make miracles; I don’t make anything to attract you at all. I just sit in a coffee shop, sometimes drinking... and if you want, I come here sometimes, to talk to you.But I was thinking in the coffee shop, it was so difficult. I said, “Who? What? What am I going to talk about? And who will listen to all this?” I suddenly felt the frustration of going to talk to strangers that you have never met before in your life, and they are going to be convinced, and then go get initiation, and eat vegetarian (vegan), and all that stuff all that stuff for all their lives. Can you believe that? Yeah! Not only that, they’ll bring their friends, their wives and kids, and they want to give everything to you. How do you do that?... I mean, how do I do that? I mean, how am I going to do that?Today I sat in the coffee shop just like everyone else, and I felt really like everyone else. And I thought, how am I going to talk to these people that I have never met, and might never meet again? And they don’t even know anything about spirituality, no vegetarian (vegan) experience, nothing. Maybe now and again they eat... French fries and that’s what they call vegetarian (vegan), because they don’t want to eat anything else. Or like the Chinese people, eat morning vegetarian (vegan), and the whole day... for example like that. They’re morning Buddha, and the whole day take a rest, vacation... Yeah, but at least the Chinese or the Vietnamese, the Asian people, they kind of have more idea about vegetarian (vegan), yeah? They believe more in the invisible power. But how am I going to talk to the New Zealand people? You know, they are different, and I look different to them. I just come in and they accept me, for example, you know, like that. It’s just not easy eh? I was thinking hard how am I going to do that?(This is for the half initiation...) Ok, go! (We want the half initiation to come in there.) Congratulations! Whoever is half initiated or want to sit again, go in there. You’d rather sit here. (Yes. We love You.) You want initiation, guys? Oh, that’s nice. She likes to sit wherever. Very tired. So everyone went in already? (Yes.) That’s cool. I just go to say hallo, again. Let them... Oh, man. I don’t know. OK, let’s see what’s going on. Come back soon. (Thank You. Thank You, Master.) You’re welcome. Here, darling. Leave her alone. Leave me alone. Everybody is so tall like that. So late already and force her. Sorry honey, it’s all my fault. We’ll take the flowers for the sacrifice. All right. What else? It’s OK? I think it’s OK. Tong? Tong. Is Tong here? (She is downstairs.) Downstairs, where? (She is downstairs. I will go get her.) Tell her to hurry up.You are off and on…At least you sit together and encourage each other to nod off, better than you sit there and “nod” alone; it’s lonely, right? So then, you have maybe more kids, work harder than before, have more money, some of you, better jobs, or even if you have the same money, you know how to manage it better, and you have more than before. You travel more than you ever did before and with the same money, because you know how to... Sit here mother! You do look tired. Yeah! There, there it is. And you know... you just know how to do things better and therefore, you’re just happier. You have more than before, even though it may be the same.I have read an article in a magazine, “How to become a millionaire.” Do you want to hear? Is Tong here? (She’s over here.) Come here, Tong. (Everyone is going to beat me up later.) Hurry up and disguise yourself. OK.It is very logical. We give a lot of money away – not a lot – for us it’s a lot. Well, Actually, it is also a lot, millions of dollars is not little money in this world. Even though we can’t compare to Bill Gates, we are different “gates”. We are also “gates” – “Quan Yin Fa-men”! “Quan Yin Fa-men” means “the gate to Heaven,” “the gate to the Word of God.” So, anyhow, we’re also “gates”.We also donate a lot of money for our capacity. Other people also think it’s a lot, I mean not a lot compared to a lot of others, a lot of people or the World Bank, but a lot for what we earn, or for the ordinary actions of people. Most people don’t give like that. So I do give, and a lot of people think that I am very rich – and I am also, but I am not as rich as they think I am, which is good; but if they had come to us... Suppose, if they were me and had that kind of money, they wouldn’t look that rich and they be able to give that much; not because they don’t want to, it’s just they don’t know how to manage – you see? – don’t know how to manage so that it will stretch out like that.So when I read that article, I thought it was cool! I did it all already. “How to become a millionaire,” I knew it all already. But when I read that article, it looked like I wrote it myself! Yeah! Because it’s just natural. Some people have it naturally, but it is because we are also enlightened, we also practice the enlightened way and the way of love, and we have very few wants in this world.Are you... You understand all of this? (Yes.) Yeah? The Chinese and the Cantonese and all? And the New Zealanders especially, you understand? OK. So, anyway.You see, just like the way you are now. Before, you had a lot, but you thought you didn’t have enough, and now, however much you have, you can manage; you still can come to New Zealand or Thailand, or wherever the retreat, provided you have holidays. You can always manage, and that’s the wonder - and you feel always enough and you feel always loved. I am only one, but all of you feel that I love you alone, love enough, or have enough love for everyone. It is because we practice the way of love and we just know how to have enough. It’s just like how to save money to become richer – not because you earn more money, not necessarily, but you save more.You want less of the unnecessary things and then you save more money, so when you save one dollar, it’s just like you earn one more dollar, and it’s even better than earning one dollar more, because when you save one dollar, you don’t need to go to work for that. You just cut out some unnecessary things. Before, you’d go out and buy everything; now you have to think carefully. Before, you’d go out and buy everything, now you go just straight to the tofu – save money, save time, save making it. Before, we cooked all kinds of things, now just tofu, chap choy, and then tomorrow, chap choy, tofu. Simple. Simple life. And before, you’d go everywhere, maybe you’d need to book a hotel for yourself and your husband, and it’s also a lot of money. Now, you just pack a tent, camp out there – cool, fresh air, natural, oxygen, a lot, around you when you camp under the trees, camp on the grass; feel good, light and economic also. We live together, we’re happy; we don’t need to stay in a big hotel to be happy. In fact, we’re happier than when we stay in a big hotel because we have common ideas, interests. We love each other and we just feel so good, and the natural air and the food, healthy, make us feel so good, you see?The money, you didn’t earn more. You don’t have to earn more money – just know how to live your life because you only have one life, this life. Whether I say the truth or not, you have Heaven or not, or you have reincarnation or not, this life is all you know, and if you don’t manage well, you cannot live freely and you cannot feel happy about it. You have to do what you really want and what is good for you. Of course, you would tell me that you can do anything you want – it’s not true. What’s good for you is what you should do. Vegetarian (vegan) is healthy, right? Meditation calms your nerves, makes you more bright and clever and loving – that’s good for you. It’s not that you do anything you want. Of course, we can do anything we want, but what’s good for us, that’s what the clever people would do. Saving money is better than earning money. Anything you save is like you earn, except that you don’t have to go out and work for it and pay tax on it even. Anything you earn is yours, and then you can do everything you want: you can give yourself something you like or give to the needy people. That’s what we do. We do it all the time. I do, also. What I told you, I do. I don’t always do it, so that it is written in the magazines. Most of the things I do are not written in the magazines. It is written because some people happened to be there and knew it and wrote a report about it, or it is official, like a concert, and everybody has to know. That’s how it is. Otherwise, I do it every day, every time, every chance.Sometimes one of the attendants laughed at me. He said, “Master, how come McDonald’s meal is so expensive? It’s the most expensive restaurant I have ever seen.” You know why? Because when we went in there, we saw some homeless people – they were looking through garbage – and I gave like $500 and that’s what he said, “My God! Just eating some French fries and two colas, that’s it! – $500!” So he made jokes about it all the time. He said, “OK! Next time, when you say you want to take me out, I know which is the most expensive restaurant!” So I took him to McDonald’s and we always share whatever. Most of the time, we see homeless people, they hang around there or they look in the garbage – I cannot bear it, so I give them some, I give what I have.So he made jokes. He said, “What? We eat only two French fries and two medium colas, and then we even have to serve ourselves - and even stand in line - and so expensive!” You know, because in first class restaurant you sit there, you have napkins and everything, and the waiter comes, and serves you like a king. Then you pay just maybe two, three, five hundred dollars, depends. But for two persons only, two, three hundred dollars is already expensive. He said he couldn’t imagine McDonald’s is more expensive. He just makes jokes.So these things we do, because we love other people, because they are us anyway. So there’s nothing to talk about. But sometimes, of course, we write it in the magazine because also other disciples need to learn from the example. Also, most of the things that I do are open, so people can know. Just so we know the things that we do, just like you tell me what you do and so the news reports what I do to you, so that we get in touch, we know each other’s way of life and things like that. Like, knowing each other, not to boast, for everybody else to know. If to boast for everybody else to know, we should put it in Reuters or like big news company, not just write it in our small magazine. But this is a way of life that we do all the time. It should be the way of life and everyone should do that, and I am very proud of you, that you do that all the time. I know that. I know you do that individually, and still you have enough money to spare to come here or to go to retreat or come see me whenever possible. Your life becomes richer or not? (Yes!) Yes!
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2020-11-13   1313 Views
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2020-11-13

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

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

You know the nature of the soul is not that “I am here and I have one soul in here” – it’s not like that! My soul is bigger than just in here. It might be all over here, it might be all me, but it looks different. I know, I know... It’s not like, OK, “God is one and everybody is one with God” – it’s not in that sense. It’s in the sense that one individual can have a great soul that encompasses many so-called bodies. So we can happen to identify, just like each other.(Can You please teach me how to love?)I can’t, but you can teach yourself by going in the Ocean of Love, which you are, by remembering it, by going back into it, swimming in it every day, saturating yourself with blessings from Heaven, beloved by God, feel loved by our Father, then you will be loving automatically. I can’t teach you, not even in a thousand years, because you are love incarnated – you are already love. No one can teach you. You just awaken, remember, walk the way you should be as a loving being, as a representative of God, then you will know love. (This is in three parts. What is a noble idea? What should we do continuously in order to fulfill the noble idea in our mind? And then in order to work in a big company and make lots of money, is this not a noble idea?)Oh, it is. It depends on what kind of company and depends on what you do with the money you earn. The noble idea is to know God. That’s the noblest idea. And everything else follows. It’s OK to earn money. You have to take care of this temple. Take care of God inside. And you have to take care of your friends, your family, your wife, your kids. It is a noble idea to earn money, take care of your loved ones, and “by the way” knowing God. If just earning money to take care of this physical body and their physical body, it’s not enough, that’s all. Have to know God and work at the same time. I am knowing God, I’m working, earning money too. I use the money in different ways, and I am very happy with it. Earning money is good, very noble. I’m proud of my money because a lot of people need it. I am always happy when I can give somebody something. It’s a very noble feeling.(If a person who, in a previous life, has done some bad things, what should he do to liberate in this life, and where can he liberate to, and for how long?)The only thing you should do is just know yourself. Doesn’t matter how bad you have been in the past, it doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter how long this hall has been dark, tonight they just lit the light and everything is brilliant again, even if it has been dark here for 300 years. It doesn’t matter at all. Get enlightened and everything else is clear. (Why is God so hidden, so hard to realize or hard to find?)Hes is not! My God! Hes is dying to come out to shake hands with you! It’s just you don’t look for Hirm. Quiet yourself, like 10 minutes, 20 minutes, half an hour, one hour, two hours, a day, and then Hes appears, immediately. Just look into where God is and don’t look into the world. Meditation means we retire from the world for a while. It doesn’t mean go into the Himalayas, but retire inside, forget the world, forget every trouble for a while and then remember God, then God will come.(How do we know that we are one? How do we know we are complete when we give so much and ask for nothing more but true acceptance? Is this a sign of not knowing oneself?)We only know we are one when we are enlightened. Anything else nobody can explain to us. Once we meditate, we’re inside the spiritual experience, we will see that, just like I see you, that we are one.Yes, honey? Finished? Cool! (All finished.) Yes! Good! Thank you so much for your love and your patience! (Thank You!) You are a wonderful audience! You can take some fruit if you like to. You’ve been sitting so long, maybe you feel tired and dry. They’re all yours! Thank you and God bless you! God already does!Did I forget something? Do you want to come up and get it? Do you want to come and get it? Here! Oh my God, so many! Come, come! Here. There you go. Fruit, this is different. Apples. Here. Do you want some?(If anyone is interested in learning any of the two meditation techniques taught free of charge by the Supreme Master Ching Hai, would you please make your way now to the foyer where the working staff are most happy to guide you through to the registration area.)Quick, quick, bring. Here, brother. Banana. Share. Share. Take the whole thing, brother. OK, just one. Wait, wait. Keep fighting with me, the banana even. Here, baby. Oops! Catch! Catch! Use your hands and wisdom, whatever. Here, baby! Back, yes! Two hands. Two hands is easier. Here, for you. Give this to the lady. Here you are. I can’t give to all, OK? Just symbolic, all right? Go up and get it yourself. Here. The kid. Here, darling. Catch! Here! Sorry. Catch, whoever can. Oops, sorry. Oh, that’s good! Lady, here. Here. Let her, let her.Here, brother. I think I just… (Thank You.) Here. Here. Good! Hey, brother! Wow! One more? (…fell over.) Oh, man. Mother here, here. Here. Mother here, come. Hold your hands up. For you. No, for her. Hold your hands. Here, here. OK. Let her, let her. OK. Wait, wait. Here.Cool. Good. This is fun when you get one, you know? (Yes.) It’s not about apple, it’s if you are lucky. Here! Oh, sorry. Here, darling. Here. Here is for you. Yes. I’m sorry I couldn’t reach everybody. Yeah, here, here, here. Yes! Oh, again! (I tried my best.) Oh, again! Yes!Give it to... Can you bring the whole box and give to people over there, please? Here you are! My God! Let the old lady and gentleman take. Here you are, father. Here. It’s for him. Yes. Anyone? Elder people first, please, senior citizens and unable people. Here. Don’t push to the front. Yes. Here! Here, baby. I’d like to give everybody, it’s just impossible. Pushing. Do you have it, brother? Here. Oh, man. Next one. Here, here, here. Here.Anyhow, whatever. Here. Where are the… You want to give me that? Here. Orange? Here, darling. OK, mother, the white lady. Here! Let the white lady behind you get. Yes. You missed it again. (Orange!) Orange. Here you are! Here. Here. Here, darling, whoever. There you go. Forever fruit. I’ve got to go, OK? Otherwise, we don’t… (One more!) Again? Oh man, every time. Please leave there for me. I’ve got to go. Working. I’ll come here. This way, go this way? It’s OK. Thank you. I will just drop it and... Keep it. Please, for you. Help yourself, please. It’s just due to time. OK? I would like to give. OK, guys. Can you please bring the fruit here? Hey! Yes? Bring over here. Please bring some more over here. Yeah? You wish? All right. OK. I’ll touch them all. Hoola hup! How are you? (I am good.) Some refreshment. (Now I know... I have one Master…) Yes. Right. Thank you. Thank you, darling. You have to see in order to believe? (That’s true. Seeing is believing.) Take care, darling. I touched that. You help yourself. Here. You OK? All yours. Yes, yes. Take. They’re all yours. Again? It’s in here, not in here. Brother. And you. Wow, my God, that’s professional! Ooh, he’s good. Here. You guys, all yours, OK? Here! One more chance. Good. See you after. I’ll come back here. What is that?Money’s all the groups of people? (Yes.) What people do for money, you don’t think like that because it’s a wrong conception. Actually, we should not need money, you’re right. But just in this society, it’s already established by money. So, we have to earn money to use it to exchange for something more loving, that’s all. Otherwise money is no need. In a higher society, they just exchange. Like you make potatoes and I make apples, and we exchange. That’s the best way. But I can’t change the world in two minutes. I work with it, so that it’s much more comfort. Oh, sure, honey. Take care. OK. I love you.(Thank You. Really, really lovely to meet You here again.) (We all love You.) (Ten years ago.) Ten years ago? You still look the same. (Yes.) (Two years ago, I read all Your books. I’m really lucky.) Oh, yeah? (Yes.) OK. (Thank You, Master. My mom sent me all Your books in Australia.) Oh, really. (I’m so pleased to see You again. I’m so happy! And I told my mother-in-law, that couldn’t make it tonight, I’ll take that home for her,) OK, yes. (85 years old.) Give my love. Give my love. OK? (And all the best for Your journey.) Thank you, thank you. I’ll come back. This way or that way? I’ll come back for the initiation. I’ll come back soon. I have to leave so that they can come here. (Yes.) OK, guys. (See You later.) See you. See you. (Waiting for You.) I’m really grateful for your love and your blessing. The people behind there don’t have. Bring it to them. See you. I’m going. Bye. (Can I have one?)You guys! You want to sit here with me? Come here. Yes. Sit anywhere. You look like a monk! Baby, come here! Here, you want some cake for your mother? OK, then sit there if you want. So cute! So nice of kids to do this, so nice!Later we share, yes? (Yes!) We share all these, yes? (Yes!) Make it dry and hang it there, yeah? Some people put them in tea. I don’t recommend it because some flowers I don’t know if it’s safe... Thank you darling! ...you can take that fan in here. Boy! Sit if you want, yeah! Take the flowers and give... put it over here, put it here! You can help yourselves to the candies here if you want. Thank you! Wow! Beautiful... oh my God! Thank you so much! Thank you! I am sorry, guys, if you didn’t come to the stage, but here is fine, too! Yes! Leave it there! Let me blow something cool, cool, cool... He likes it. Oh yeah! He takes the whooh....How come you are so good? You know, why you are so good? Because you are me! Yes! We get on fabulously well because we are one! Thanks! You know the nature of the soul is not that “I am here and I have one soul in here” – it’s not like that! My soul is bigger than just in here. It might be all over here, it might be all me, but it looks different. I know, I know... It’s not like, OK, “God is one and everybody is one with God” – it’s not in that sense. It’s in the sense that one individual can have a great soul that encompasses many so-called bodies. So we can happen to identify, just like each other. Just like sometimes we have two persons, but they think exactly the same thing at the same moment. That is because that is one soul, not because they are one with God or they are one with each other, but they are one soul, just like twins, you see. They’re like soul mates, something like that.But soul mates don’t necessarily mean only one; means a lot, a lot of them... Can be a lot, because some great souls, they encompass a lot, a lot of other beings for their own purposes. Therefore, we feel like brothers and sisters, we feel like one. Sometimes you feel very good with your sister or your brother, your mother, your father, because that’s you. You make it become family, but it’s only one, one soul as many individuals. Understand? No? No. That’s all right. But that’s why, sometimes we say, “I have affinity with that person,” or “she is my soul mate,” “he is my soul mate,” because it’s you, it is really you! I mean, that’s your individual soul group in one soul, see what I mean?Apart from that, we are one with God and one with everybody else. We have also individual souls which can house many... big group of people as just one soul, but it looks different. No? You don’t understand? Never mind! It’s OK! You do understand? Yes! So that’s why sometimes we feel so good with a group of people. The more we’re with them, the more we feel strengthened, because we’re at home with ourselves; we are together, we’re pieced together, you see? No wonder we work so well. Can you imagine, you are me? But how come I am the only beautiful one in here? Don’t tell anybody! I am very humble. I love you so much! (We love You too!) Ah, if I don’t come see you, it’s not because I don’t love you, Ok? Yeah! But also because I don’t feel the separation. Maybe you do. Sometimes, I do miss you a lot. Some people, especially some people, if I’ve known a long time, or even like one of the residents died or something, I know I can see her anytime, but it’s different. You see what I mean? It’s different, like I cannot keep calling her, “Come on down here and visit me!” It’s not fair. But when we’re physically together, we can. See what I mean?And sometimes... So nice, so nice people that I also want to stay there with them forever. Just like, for example now, I invite some representatives, some contact persons to my room and we share some food, eat together – they eat together, I share the food and they eat together – and it’s just so nice; feels like family and feels like they are so good. I also love to be around good people, it makes you feel good, too. It makes you feel life is worth living and everything you do is really worthwhile. It’s really, really nice. So I also did not want them to leave and I also did not want to leave New Zealand; I just get sentimental like that. And perhaps you do feel like that when we are not together, and in some moments like that, I understand how you feel, but otherwise, most of the time I don’t feel the separateness between us at all, and I do not feel that the world needs me even. I’ve told you that many times, but it’s difficult for you to understand.
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2020-11-12

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

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

Meditation doesn’t change the world, it changes you, and then, if everyone changes themselves, the world becomes peaceful. We only make war because we are not peaceful ourselves, because we could not know the person next to us is God, we could not realize that we are God and we could not realize that the one we kill, we shoot, we torture, is also God, and that’s why the world is not peaceful.(Does meditation work for those who steal and take (addictive) drugs?)Steal? If you are hungry... if you are hungry, it’s OK. And drugs, you don’t need to take (addictive) drugs in order to feel not hungry, so it’s not a necessity. Jesus said that the one who steals for bread is not guilty. I say the same. But (addictive) drug is not a necessity, and it damages your body, your brain, and it damages the happiness of your relationship with your family and other friends. It is better to be away from it. Today, it’s easy to cure yourself of drug addiction. Just enlist yourself to drugs - or alcoholics anonymous; they’ll help you. Clean yourself, so that you will be whole again.(Thank You for coming to New Zealand. When we feel intense fear, what is the reason for this? What is life trying to tell us?)It depends, it depends. If you are in a fearful situation, that is all right to feel fear, but just we have to not let the fear overcome us, so that we are paralyzed and do not know how to react a better way. Fear is a natural emotion. Fear, love are natural emotions, you don’t have to suppress it, you just have to understand it and handle it. For example, you think I don’t have fear? I do! I feared to come here and I didn’t know what to talk to you… I feared that I didn’t know how to make you understand what I understand. I really did fear. Today I arrived early and then I went to have tea in a shop because I didn’t have anything since yesterday. I just kind of... couldn’t eat on the airplane and I was very tired physically, because I had to rush up a lot of things in order to pack and then go. And so I didn’t sleep at all from..., you know, a long time. So when on the airplane, I couldn’t eat anything; just tried to sleep or quiet down. So this morning, I was worried that I might sleep again in the lecture hall, so I went to grab some tea. And then I saw a lot of people, they sat there and had tea and they talked about all kinds of things, and I was wondering, “How am I going to tell all these people about God? Do they really care about God? They are so happy with their physical lives, whom am I going to talk to, and what?” But then I still do it, you see? I have fear, but I go through it; not that I don’t have it.We have fear but we have to go through it. If it is a fearful situation, we have to think, “OK, what can we do to make it better?” If it’s a fearful person, we try to use love to overcome his own fear. The person who is sometimes bad to us, makes us fearful, because he himself is an insecure person. So it depends on the situation. Anyway, even if we have fear, we must calm down and think, “OK, I have fear, but now, what must I do in this kind of situation to get myself out of this fear?” You have to take control of yourself to get rid of the fear. Take control of yourself means, OK, deal with the situation, so that we become secure, better, and then the fear will disappear. We cannot suppress the fear, we have to deal with it, make it better.Oh, are we OK with time? Because people need initiation. Whoever likes to have a deeper spiritual instruction and deeper, more commitment and wants initiation, should leave and go out and register yourself so we can call you later. We’ll know your name and call you later. And after this finishes, we initiates here? (Yes, right.) Here, right? Here, then we have to clear up. Even though we can stay forever, but the people will sleep here if we stay too long. How many more questions? (There’s at least another 30 here.) Wow! (Thirty.) Thirty. That takes a long time. Just go through fast and the important ones first, OK?(OK. It is my belief that we choose our parents. Is this correct? If so, why do some of us choose to be born in various religions that take a long path to God?)That’s the way we choose to do. That makes up the varieties of this life. Otherwise, if everybody chooses the same thing at the same time, then there’s no need to choose anything. Even though roses are the best flowers that people think are the best, we have chrysanthemums, we have peach blossoms, etc., just for variety. It’s cool.(What is Your relationship with the ascended Masters?) They helped me. They’re my friends. I am continuing Their job. Colleagues.(If God is inside of me, then I am God. So when I want to do something dangerous, stupid things, does it mean God controls me or wants me to do these bad things? And should I do them?)Nope! There is God inside us, but because we work through the brain – sometimes the brain is bad, the computer is damaged – and that’s why we do bad things. So, if we think it is a bad thing, that means the God-voice inside us told us not to do it. If you already know it’s bad, that means it’s bad, it’s no good, don’t do it. Sometimes, you drive your car, you have the first class driver’s license, and you drive perfectly, but sometimes your car... Yes, thank you! Sometimes your car’s damaged, the engine’s dead or the tire blows out. You cannot blame yourself for all these. It’s not the driver, it’s the car. So, if it’s good driving, everything, then the driver is good, the car is good. If the car blows out and everything, then the engine is bad, the car is bad, the driver is still good! So you make the distinction between the driver and the car, between God and the brain, then there will be no problem. If it’s bad, don’t do it. If it’s good, do it right away. Very simple. Yes?(If there’s a Heaven and angels, is there such a thing as evil and demons?)Yes, human beings do some evil things. Yes, there are some bad energies hanging in the atmosphere and sometimes we can feel it. But originally, there is no devil, no evil. It’s just because we sometimes think in a wrong way, think in a bad way, and all this generates these evil energies. And so sometimes we call this evil and it affects us.(What do Divine love and human love have in common?) Human love is a part of Divine love. Yes, a small part, a small part, and if two persons, when they love each other unconditionally, that is the Divine love in action also.(Do we go through many lifetimes and collect karmic (retributive) debt along the way? Does reincarnation exist?)Yes, it does. It does. We don’t collect, really, karmic (retributive) deeds; we just experience different things. We have chosen to do this, to do that, just to experience, yes? And once we finish, and we don’t want it any more, we return to God, we remember ourselves – that’s when we become enlightened. (What is the meaning when I occasionally see flashing purple light?) Oh, that’s good. That’s spiritual experience, but that’s not very high level – Astral Level. We have many more levels beyond that. But it’s good already, that you’re already so concentrated alone by yourself, that you can get some experience. Go ahead.(Why is it that though we are all equal in God’s creation, some of us suffer so much misery while certain others, though they have a life of evil misdeeds, materially prosper?)Well, it’s because of different paths that we have chosen. When we gain material wealth or comfort, that doesn’t mean we are blessed or we are anything good, because soon we’ll die, we’ll leave everything behind. If we gain spiritual knowledge and wealth, that is the everlasting one. So, do not envy those who only acquire material possession but have nothing for their soul, because soon they will be empty. But you, even though you don’t have much of material acquisition, but are rich in your heart have great love, great compassion, great knowledge and wisdom. Like the Buddha, like Jesus, They were walking on bare feet; They didn’t have any money, They didn’t have cars, They had nothing and people fell at their feet to worship Them. People listened to everything They said and are still worshipping Them two, three thousand years later. Who is the richer? The millionaires out there? Or Jesus, or Buddha? You already know the answer. There’s no need to compare ourselves with others; we have to know what we are worth inside. That is important. (Why do we keep coming back, even if we have remembered that we have God within us each lifetime?) No, we haven’t remembered. That’s why we came back.(What is Your definition or understanding of “hell”?)I don’t want to understand. No, hell is when we suffer or when we cause suffering to someone else. I am sorry if I didn’t look at you this way. ‘Cause I keep looking at her. She’s so attractive... vegetarian (vegan)!’ Anyway. Hell is not just a place, though some people do go there to suffer because they want to clear themselves of some misconception while they were alive. You know we are our own selves, God, so we judge ourselves if we did some terrible things in life.Sometimes we choose to go to some purification places just like the hospital, cut off all the bad cells, and then you become healthy again. So, hell is a place of suffering, and it could be on this physical planet as well. When you go through intense pain, mentally or physically, or when you cause intense pain to someone else, even animals, that is hell for that person.(From my understanding, the way to practice the Quan Yin Method is by meditation. I am wondering how meditation can help to change the world to be peaceful and in harmony – an ideal world.)Yes, that’s the right question. Meditation doesn’t change the world, it changes you, and then, if everyone changes themselves, the world becomes peaceful. We only make war because we are not peaceful ourselves, because we could not know the person next to us is God, we could not realize that we are God and we could not realize that the one we kill, we shoot, we torture, is also God, and that’s why the world is not peaceful. Once we meditate – it doesn’t mean you have to meditate – you have to enter yourself, and I have to show you that.I have to reconnect you with your true Self, then that is true meditation, not just sitting there like a statue. You have to really reconnect with God first and then that is a true meditation. Once that has taken place, your being is changed forever. You become a peaceful example of a walking god on this planet, and even if you don’t do anything, people see you, they feel peace, and they want to learn ‘what did you do that makes you feel what you are.’ They want to be around you; they want to take advice from you; they want to learn your example, and that’s how the world will become peaceful. It’s very logical, nothing mysterious.(Is praying meditation?) Yes, yes! It is a kind of meditation, but praying is only a “one-way” meditation. Like, we talk, talk, talk to God, “Oh, God! God, please do this, do that...” but we don’t hear what Hes says; that’s why it’s “one-way.” Meditation is a “two-way” communication. We offer our pain, our sorrow, our happiness, our gratitude to God, and Hes in turn lets us know what we should do next; or we have communication, we have connection with God. And praying is just talk, talk, talk, one person - we don’t hear what God says at all - but in meditation we hear, we know. Hes guides us; Hes brightens our lives with a thousand suns inside; Hes makes us shining, loving, wise, humorous, beautiful, inside out. That’s the difference.(Do we move between different levels of consciousness from moment to moment, or are we at a certain level, until we grow spiritually, and then move up?) One by one, just like in school. One class after another. Some move quicker, some move slower.(Is our destiny fixed?)Yes and no. Yes and no. There are two kinds of destiny: one is still in store, waiting; the other one is already written for this lifetime. That’s why you are born in a certain family and have to walk the way you do and experience pain and pleasure the way you do. But even then, you can correct that. Once we go to a higher level, we can look down and see what’s wrong in our lives, and then we can fix the different departments and make our lives better. That’s why meditating people, they become happier and their lives smoother; they’re clearer and everything’s better for them automatically. “Seek you first the Kingdom of God and all the things shall be added unto you,” that’s what it means.
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2020-11-11   1451 Views
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2020-11-11

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am here today with the honor of God’s permission and endowment to remind us, our fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and little brothers and little sisters, that we should remember our whole being, and I’ll show you how. It is very simple to remember, more simple than breathing, more simple than eating.Hallo. Thank you so much! God bless you! Thank you. I am very, very touched and honored. Thank God for giving me this chance to visit your beautiful land and getting to know your beautiful races of people, and thank you for coming. I guess everybody’s very touched, so I also thank the New Zealand brothers and sisters who have been working very hard to make this beautiful evening a special memory. Thank you, and God bless your land, your people, and bless all the wishes that you have in your dreams. If you already know what you want to ask, you can write it already, and hand it out so that we can answer right away later, yeah? You don’t have to wait until we finish. So somebody can walk up and down and collect the questions.Alright! Because you know already before I begin. I think you know why you are here. Everyone wants to know what God is and everyone wants to know where we come from, and that’s the reason why we came here actually. That’s the reason why we came to this planet, the so-called planet, physical planet, even though at the same time, we are connected with Heaven, and spiritual planets, if we call that. But because we have forgotten the connection, so, many of us, or most of us, have just recognized this physical presence and this physical life we call human life.In fact, we are not just human, we are also spiritual beings – we are highly developed beings. At the same time we are living here, we are also living in different levels of consciousness – we are also doing so many great things – but it is difficult for most of us to realize that. Our ancestors, for example, the ancestors of the Maori people that you have just seen, they have sung so beautiful songs so spiritually developed, so highly elevated, so ‘souly’ songs, because our ancestors have known a different level of spirituality than some of us do today. But we still can develop this quality again... Not really develop – we can still remember it again, because what we once had, we will not lose it; it’s just sometimes we forget. So, in order for us to remember, we should... I will give you some practical experience after I explain a little, if you would like to, because if we experience it ourselves, it’s better than thousands of theoretical words.But I feel I should introduce it a little bit, even though God is not to be explained in language. But just like the Maori ancestors, they have known God, they have known spiritual levels that exceed our language, that go beyond our ordinary understanding, therefore, they could express themselves in poetry, in music, in songs, which are so beautiful, so out of the ordinary, and so touching to the soul when you hear it. It is because they expressed their own inner level of enlightenment. For lack of this inner enlightenment, or because of forgetting this inner enlightenment and our true Selves, we often cannot express ourselves in beautiful ways, in the way that we would like ourselves to express, and we sometimes could not behave or react in such a way that we would like ourselves to do. It is because we have forgotten the inner connection. We have forgotten that our lives, our so-called being, is greater, greater, longer and higher and more, more, more, more, more multiple facets, multiple qualities, multiple expressions than just this physical being that we know ourselves to be; we have forgotten that. For example, for example, the whole being here is me, from head to toe, yes, the whole being. I am not just the toe, I am not just the finger, I am not just the forehead – the whole being is me, but if I just remember my toes or my fingers, then I am not complete. Then it’s not me, it’s not complete. Similarly, if we just remember that we are a physical human being, then we are not complete.I am here today with the honor of God’s permission and endowment to remind us, our fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and little brothers and little sisters, that we should remember our whole being, and I’ll show you how. It is very simple to remember, more simple than breathing, more simple than eating. Breathing, sometimes we have difficulty. If we have a blocked nose, we can’t breathe. Eating, if we have indigestion, we can’t eat, or if we don’t have enough money to buy food, we’re also in trouble. But spiritual wealth is always there. We always have it. It’s just we’re too busy looking at the outside, remembering our physical body, taking care of too many mundane duties. The world makes us very, very concentrated in the physical and material aspects, that we have hardly time to remember our 99% of our being, which is higher, greater, more powerful, more miraculous, more wondrous, more everything... more holy, more divine, more beautiful, more happy, more blessed, more blissful – everything that is Godly, that is us.All the teachers have come here, They told us like that: that we are the temple of God and God lives here, God lives there. So all we see here is God, or at least God’s manifestation, individually, differently. But we have forgotten that God quality, that God Nature of ourselves. We just remember this small part of our being which is the human side of ourselves, just like because I like this ring so much, I keep looking at the ring and I just remember this finger all the time and I forget everything else about myself. And this is not how we should do it. So that is why we don’t know God, because we have forgotten to look where we should look. That is all. That is why we often tell people “enlightenment is immediate” because you are already there. Suppose I am sitting here and I’m looking at the finger now. How long does it take me to know myself, if I don’t look here? How long does it take me? One second, right? Not even. As long as I don’t look here, I remember again, “Ah! Here I am! All of this is me!” Yes! It’s very simple; therefore, no one is your teacher.I’m not coming here to be your teacher, because you are already divine. I had also forgotten. At the age of three or four, we begin to forget. Sorry! My English is getting rotten! You see? Even English I’ve forgotten, because I speak so many languages everyday, Chinese, Vietnamese, sometimes German, sometimes French, you know, everything, and I forgot English also. Similarly, I even forgot Vietnamese! Yeah! I don’t speak as fluently as when I was in Vietnam, and I don’t speak Chinese as fluently as when I was still in Taiwan. Because we’re out of practice. Similarly, if we do not try to remember the great being that we truly are, then we will forget, and that’s why it is very easy to forget; and also, it is easy to remember. I am coming here to remind you of the good news that I have remembered, that I have remembered myself. So we can all remember anytime we want, and should we choose to stay in forgetfulness, this is also fine. It is also fine because you are divine, you are God. I’m sorry if I might shock you in any way, but that’s what you are.If you don’t believe me, look back in the Bible. And the Buddhist scriptures say “you are the Buddha,” “Buddha Nature is inside you.” The Bible says God lives within this temple, so who is in there? Who else, except God? If we are only the temple and God is the only one who lives in there, who are we then, except we are God? OK, we don’t remember, fine, but we still are God. So, whatever we choose to do, the God of all Gods that we are, respects that. The Father of all of these beings, which we are, respects our wish and our choice to live, to express our divine Selves in whichever way we want. That is why Jesus told us we do not judge people, because we do not know what is the path that being has chosen to walk. He does his things so that he may come to know God in a different way: he might choose to be a seemingly bad person; he might choose to be a seemingly very lowly person; he might choose to be, seemingly, a very so-called immoral person, but that is his way of knowing the divine. By choosing to be ungodly, he will one day know that this is not him; he has to go back and learn the whole being again.Because if we always stay in Heaven and we are God all the time, we will not recognize ourselves as God. So, we need to lower ourselves, for example, come down to this physical level, so that we can once again recognize the greatness of ourselves. That is our choice, and that’s why we came here. So the answer to our question, “why are we here?” is because we want to know God. So, when we feel that the time is up, it’s the time that we choose to remember ourselves again, that is the time when we come to seek out spiritual friends, spiritual groups or maybe spiritual teachers, as we call them, so that we can remember quickly. Because we have forgotten how to remember and where to look for, so some friends who had already remembered himself or herself may be able to help us, and then we recognize that we are nothing else but the Supreme Being, but God. We recognize the Supreme Being that lives, that is housed within this body. But actually, Hes is not housed within the body; Hes houses our body.But then again, because spiritual terminology is never a very exact science, so no matter how much a teacher tells us about God, how eloquently a spiritual friend might express about the Divine being within ourselves, we cannot just understand by listening. So, the spiritual friend or teacher or the guide or a friend has to show us practically, not just theoretically. For example, when Jesus came to our planet, He taught His disciples both ways – theoretical way and practical way – and that’s why later His immediate disciples could also do wonders, could also see Heaven, could also hear the voice of God – the Word of the Creator – could also see the Light of Heaven, could ascend to Heaven and even see the angels or see the Father. The Father spoke to them like the Father spoke to Moses; and the angels also spoke to them. Likewise, we could do that, because as great as Jesus’ disciples, we are also great. We and Jesus’ disciples are the same, equally, because Jesus said to us that we are all children of God. But because we have forgotten, so, sometimes one friend, two friends have to come to remind us; but only when we are ready, because if we are not ready, no one can do much for us.
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2020-10-30   1000 Views
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The Reunion of Souls, Part 4 of 11, April 27, 2000

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

Ladies and gentlemen, we now have for you a performance in honor of the Supreme Master Ching Hai, which is presented to you by the Hato Petera College Culture Group. Following this, there will be a fruit and flower offering ceremony. “Hato Petera is a co-ed (co-educational) Catholic school on the North Shore and we are proud and honored to represent Maoridom tonight for You, in front of You, the Master, and distinguished guests. Our first item is a Koaea called E te Atua which asks of our Lord, and we thank Hirm for the gifts Hes has given us. Kia ora.” “By God, look after Us, bless Us right now, right now. Give to Us color and life. In understanding of the coming of Jesus Christ. By God, look after Us, bless Us right now, right now. Give to Us the shining light. To above, to above, to above, Amen.” “As we stand and give you our performance tonight, as you saw in the foyer, it was the haka that was done for you, as in tune with the protocol of our ancestors that we welcome our distinguished guests in that manner. So, what we’ve given you tonight is just a taste of what Maoridom has to offer. Our next item, we’re going to give you a ‘poi,’ and then squeeze in one more item. Kia Ora. A poi is called Ka tika aue and it talks about a pod of young people growing up in this world and likening them to the dolphin and the white heron, the kōtuku. So, next dance which is the poi, Ka tika aue.” “Wow! Our next item is an action song called ‘Te Reo’ and it celebrates the Maori language as you’ve heard tonight. It was written for a specific purpose, the ASB Polynesian festival which was held at the beginning of this year in March, where we participated. So here comes the song, ‘Te Reo.’” “This is a call to the people who will listen to me…listen to me…The chiefly Maori language is native from the islands of Hawaiki-nui, Hawaiki-roa. From the highest heavens our ancestral treasures have been shaken. Let the people be silent and let them hear and let them stand up for what is right. Greetings to you. Welcome back now. Maori the chiefly language is the natural call, which is to come, my authority to establish independence.” “That is our repertoire for tonight to again to ‘I want to Kiss the Master.’” Thank you very much to the Hato Petera College Cultural Group. I’m sure that’s been an experience for most of you. Very polished performance.
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2020-10-29   867 Views
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The Reunion of Souls, Part 3 of 11, April 27, 2000

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

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

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

“I have started the Quan Yin Method almost a year ago, that is after I’ve been practicing other types of meditation for over 25 years. Having had a chance to practice other meditations, the Quan Yin Method brought for me a level of enlightenment which I have never had before. It has fulfilled my heart so deeply that I’m very, very grateful to Master for Her step She took in the Himalayas which was not easy, and each one of us most probably will make steps which are not easy.” “My life, my family life, has changed dramatically through the Quan Yin Method. I became a much more easy-going father, as my children say, having been before quite strict. And I can say that my relationship with my wife has improved very deeply.”03:23)“When you become a full initiate, you realize that Master has taken a lot of what we call karmic lifetimes away from you. I’m not going to explain it because I am still new, I’m only a baby.” “There’s so much beauty in your eyes, I see them welling up with tears, I see you lift up your gaze to the sky, With joy, with joy, pure joy. I feel the angels calling me, Ah... Winging out from your eyes, With the rising sun. There’s so much beauty in your smile, I feel you warm upon my cheek, I feel you bringing down your shields, With trust, with trust, pure trust.” “Is it really you? Is it dé jà vue? I know I’ve known you before the dawn of time, You embody love. In its truest form, You’re beaming with a light that shines the way. We are angels in expression, In the total universal connection, Through one another’s eyes, We can recognize the truth. Remember me, Come close and see, We are one together, we are free, Let me feel your pain, We will heal again, Where there is a will there is a way.” “I’m going to leap for joy, I’m going to open my heart, I’m going to twirl and whirl and spin in a spirit dance. I’m going to lend a hand, I’m going to cherish the land, I’m going to give and give and give, All I can provide.” “We’re going to save the trees, We’re going to honor the seas, We’re going to cry, dive and fly on the wings of love. We’re going to heal the world, We’re going to walk in peace, We’re going to share and share and share and bring release, For we are angels in expression.”
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2020-10-27

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

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

“For whatever reason you have come tonight, perhaps the underlying reason is that we are all searching for something. As I too had been searching, and believe I found my answers in this method of meditation. While practicing this meditation, you feel more loving, alive, happier, rejuvenated, and healthier than ever before. A natural, peaceful state is present throughout our daily lives, and this helps us to be more efficient in our daily work and being able to resolve situations that may have been previously daunting. By connecting with the Inner (Heavenly) Light and Sound, we can experience more peace and harmony and be more fulfilled in our everyday life. On a personal note, I have been fortunate to have been practicing the Quan Yin Method for almost six and a half years now. I feel I can do no justice with words to even begin to describe the beauty not just seen within but experienced daily through this meditation.” “I was overcome with joy and inspiration with everything I found in the Quan Yin booklet. Because I was already a full vegetarian, I was very fortunate to be initiated within a month. I felt that I just could not let this opportunity of a million years, or a lifetime, go. I just wanted to have it, because I knew the benefits of it, and it was so good. The day I picked up the Quan Yin booklet was the day my life changed forever and for the better. Quan Yin has brought me great happiness, joy, and inspiration into my life.” “My mom is 81, my dad is 82. They had both been very sick for a long time, and since they have been practicing, Master has been guiding them. She has appeared to them in dreams, has looked after them and even helped them heal themselves spiritually and physically. We laughed once, because mom said that they were so worried they went to the doctor to see if they were well!” “Master teaches us that we have to look inward to know who is the boss and what we need to do. Master’s teachings encouraged me to know that enlightenment is our true Nature, and that we always have it. And if we have a way to recognize it, that it will always be there. This is where I believe that the Quan Yin Method of meditation and Master’s teachings come in. I have searched for someone to elevate my consciousness or wisdom to such a point, that whatever problems or challenges I encounter in my life, I will be able to use wisdom to resolve them. And to be able to help others as well, which is a really huge focus of mine; to help others. But you can’t help others if you can’t help yourself first.”
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2020-10-26   1477 Views
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2020-10-26

Understanding the Mayan Calendar: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 3 of 3

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Understanding the Mayan Calendar: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 3 of 3

As Don Carlos Barrios explains in the following introductory excerpt, the time has come to share this ancient wisdom. Here is an Energy Table containing all 260 energies found in the sacred Cholq’ij calendar. This is a tool to help us find our Mayan sign. In each row, there is a sign for the 20 days in each month; and in each of the columns, we can find 13 forces, representing 13 months. Here is a Calendar Table, which begins on the first day of 1900 and ends on December 21, 2012, because the Mayan Long Count calendar ended on that day. Symbols are provided for each 13-day cycle. So what we need to do is to: “...Find the year you were born and then look down to find the preceding date closest to your birthday. On the right is the corresponding Mayan date. Write this down. Now turn back to the Energy Table and find the name of the sign on the left and the corresponding number along that row in the cells to the right.” “The energy and information in each day’s sign, both positive and negative according to the different stages of life, is used to guide people, help them find their purpose, indicate aspects that will allow them to achieve this goal, and thus shape their destiny. The relationship of the fixed or mobile cycles of change that govern people must also be kept in mind. Through a person’s sign, we can establish the abilities, gifts, spiritual qualities, or paranormal properties that person possesses and outline the places or energy centers that will help him or her develop. The practice of following Mayan signs enabled the traditional Classic Mayan world to be a harmonious civilization. No one lived in opposition to their own energies and destiny. Everyone respected each other because they knew they were all part of an evolutionary whole in the cosmic plan. The mandate that each person was born with was honored.” “No one labored at anything other than what they were born to do as indicated in their sign. Everyone therefore grew in a unified and enriching manner, completely in tune with their own makeup and with Mother Nature. It offers us the opportunity to become self-realized according to our individual capabilities, to increase our understanding of ourselves, and to relate to the energies that manifest each day. A more enlightened humanity is anxious to achieve real, conscious growth.”
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2020-09-07   1190 Views
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2020-09-07

Understanding the Mayan Calendar: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 2 of 3

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Understanding the Mayan Calendar: Selections from “The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012” by Don Carlos Barrios (vegetarian), Part 2 of 3

In today’s program, we are going to explore the meaning of the Mayan signs governing each day of the Mayan months. Don Carlos Barrios wrote the following about the significance of the 13 months in the Cholq’ij calendar: The 13 numbers are conceptualized similar to a pyramid. From numbers 1 to 7 we are climbing with much effort. At the number 8 we are in a position where perfect harmony is possible and on the top of the pyramid, and 9 to 13 is directed downhill, creating more ease with the energies, as they are no longer so forceful in developing us. This varies slightly between men and women: for men, 8 is considered to be the top of the pyramid as they are considered to typically be more balanced physically and have to struggle more to reach the spiritual levels than women, where 9 is the top of the pyramid, where they are typically thought to be slightly less stable in the physical realms but have an easier time accessing the spiritual. “Our Grandfathers warn that this ancient tradition is not to be treated as a curiosity, not to be indulged in as a form of entertainment, and not to be used selfishly. Instead, it should guide our growth on all levels - physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. Mayan life and spirituality are built on understanding and using the following signs, which governed the Classic Mayan world and have been preserved by our traditional Elders. On August 17, 1992, the planet entered a new cycle, one of comprehension, wisdom, and harmony. This new cycle is a time of great change in the world’s social and economic structure. For this reason, the doors of Mayan wisdom are being opened to humankind. Now that the period of darkness has ended, the Elders have resolved to publish the Mayan signs as an instrumental way of understanding our true purpose. The hope is that everyone will orient their life based on their sign and follow Saq B’e (the White Road). Respect for historical accuracy is one of the strictest and most important rules: not a single word is ever added to or removed from our texts or oral tradition. This book (The Book of Destiny) is a commitment to reality - that is, to our Grandfathers’ vision. Although as human beings we have many limitations, we can find a way to overcome them in the depth and transcendence to be found in these signs. The task of using the signs in one’s personal life, however, requires a real desire to conform to a new way of life that balances technology and harmony with nature.”
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2020-08-31   1414 Views
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2020-08-31

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

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

(Master, I have a silly question.) (Buddhism originated from India. But not many Indian people believe in Buddhism. There are so many religions in India. Why can’t they be unified?) That’s why we are showing all religions on our TV for everyone to have an understanding of them. (There are so many religions in the world. The primary teaching of all religions is always love and peace.) And they are not in peace. (Why are there so many religions?) Yes. (And they have conflicts with each other.) India is truly a religiously developed country. (Yes.) Many Masters come and go. Even Shakyamuni Buddha was also there. Jesus Christ also studied for some time in India. (Yes.) Anyways, India is there to safeguard the ambience of religions. Therefore, many enlightened Masters came. For instance, after the Sikh Master left, there was Sikhism. There was no Sikhism in the first place. (Yes.) When Krishna was there, then people became Krishna’s followers and believers. It has always been like this. That’s why there are so many religions. Why are there so many? Because many Masters come and go. Probably after I leave, there’ll be a Chinghai-ism! (Master, may I ask You one thing? Why do I shed tears every time I hear the chanting of Quan Yin Bodhisattva’s name? What’s the reason for that?) Shedding tears means you’re touched. (Shedding tears means that I was touched?) Sometimes, if our hearts are simple and pure, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Saints, and enlightened Masters bless the world all the time. They bless everybody. They have no discrimination and will not say, “You’re bad. I don’t bless you. I’ll bless you if you’re good.” No. It’s just that if we’re good, our hearts will be simpler. Then it’s easier to receive Their blessing power. Similarly, if your heart is pure, you can accept the blessing power of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and that’s why your soul sheds tears. It’s not your mind. Your mind cannot understand. It’s your soul. (Oh!) Your soul was touched. Your soul was cleansed and became a little bit cleaner. That’s why you shed tears, because your soul was touched. And the most important thing is that we have to make decisions with our own wisdom. (Yes.) Not by worshipping some places, or to rely on some Masters telling us what to do. We have to develop ourselves. That is the safest and most secure way.
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2020-08-29   1198 Views
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2020-08-29

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

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

“I could only do it with the blessing of God. I could only do it because I had the chance. Many people also wanted to do it, but they didn’t have the chance. I'm doing some different job from inside. I’m taking care of Heaven’s job. I don't mind much about the world. If you take care of heavenly work well, then the world will also change. If I take good care of it inside, the world will also be affected. The priority is inside, working with Heaven. Then the world will also be OK. (But do You feel that the world will come to an end somehow?) No. (No? You don’t believe it.) Not yet. We'll be OK. Not yet. This world would end one day. Within the Three Worlds, nothing is eternal. From the highest one, which we call Brahma God, to the Second World, to the Asura World, and our world. These four worlds are not eternal. But while we are here, we can protect it. And we can persuade people in the world that if they do good deeds and get along with each other in a kind and peaceful way, the world would last longer and be more beautiful and peaceful. It all depends on what we do.” “While we are still here, we try to bring more happiness to the world and less suffering. Then they will have time to practice spiritually. If they practice, they will go to a better place when they leave the world. Whether the world ends or not, we just make sure that we do not come to an end. (First practice well.) Yes. Cultivate yourself, manage your family, govern the country, and pacify the world. Anyways… Politicians also need to practice spiritually, otherwise, we may not be able to make a clear decision. That’s why our world is so chaotic, because many politicians do not practice well. (Yes.) They did not cultivate themselves. They are not even vegetarians. Gobbling down meat and alcohol day and night. Our body and mind cannot bear it. And when the body is not healthy and the mind is not clear, we cannot do anything well. That’s how it is. That’s why ancient sages advised us to cultivate ourselves before we can govern the country. Just like the way our vice president is cultivating herself. In the Buddhist sutras, it is said that if someone comes from a noble family with fame and fortune and practices spiritually, they must be Bodhisattvas incarnate. They are not ordinary people.”
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2020-08-28   1185 Views
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2020-08-28
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