So, your ego is your worst enemy. Don’t ever let it come up. Before you do any action, think again, “Oh, should I do this? Is it proper for me to do this? Is it good for me or not?” Don’t think about good of the world or anything yet. Just think, “Is it good for me to do this?” If it’s not, then don’t.
To be treated special out in the public is a kind of curse. You see, people wanted to harm the Buddha, even though He never did anything bad to anybody. All He did was preach to help people to elevate, and meditated, went out begging even, and even wore tattered clothes – not even wearing luxury clothes, like my designs I have to wear now, or even jewelry or anything. Even then, people still harmed the Buddha, His own family member even, Devadatta. I have some Devadattas in our group. This is a human tendency; they are programmed to do that. Even the Buddha, He wore tattered clothes, He wore just a monk’s robe, nothing shining like I do. Even then, people still wanted to kill Him! Luckily, only one of His toes got cut.
But still, you see, this is the world that we live in. You are never safe when you are in the public eye. Of course, we are not safe in many different private ways. We have enemies sometimes; some people envy us in a private environment. But the one in the public eye is even more so in danger, always. There are always people who are jealous of them, who feel that they are the enemies. Because you take up a position in the people’s hearts, and people worship you, like you, love you, and there will always be people who are jealous of you, thinking bad about you, sending bad energy to you, or doing some kind of sorcery, etc, etc. So, to be in the public eye is already very bad, not to talk about having to bear the name “Supreme Master this and that,” and then have to wear high heel shoes, have to wear beautiful clothes, have to decorate yourself with jewelry and stuff like that. That’s even a worse case of risk. So, I’m not enjoying anything. I’m just doing my job, whatever’s assigned to me, whatever I have signed in the contract with the lower world, in order to be here to help others.
I bear it all. Do not envy me. If you were in my position, you would know, it’s not a life that you’d wish to have. So, being a normal person anonymously is the best blessing. Even if you don’t have a lot of money, you have enough to use, that’s the best in the world to live with. Never wish for anything else. Whatever we have, that’s what’s given to us. That’s what we have to live with. So even the luxury clothes, the jewelry and all that, even though I do it to earn money, but it’s also given to me because of my merit, or my job that I have to do. I have to do that, do this. (Yes, Master.) So please, cut off any negative jealousy in your heart.
Today, it’s only one person, but I know sometimes there are more. Please cut it all out, for your own sake. Today I don’t come out, not because I’m afraid of you. I have protection. If I know already, I can have protection and come out. It won’t harm me physically today, but I don’t want to. I want to let all of you know that you should never, ever have any negative tendency or jealousy towards the Master because it’s bad, bad, bad for you.
Today, I do this, so that you will remember, and others also will learn that we should always keep positive thinking. And you also have to know that Master is not living on a bed of roses because “Heavy lies the head that bears the crown,” always, since the beginning of the history of mankind. Queens and kings, they look good when they appear in public, but they are not living good lives, having to work with so many egos, so many competitive people around them, so many even envious enemies, seen or not seen.
Queen Victoria, she was supposed to be a very beloved queen, a good queen even, but people even tried to assassinate her. And one time, her husband stopped it, sacrificed himself, almost died. But he did it. Otherwise, maybe both of them would have been harmed as well, or she at least, the queen.
Even the Buddha, you know already. And He was not giving people any excuse to be jealous of Him, nothing! Even His own cousin was envious of His so-called fame, position. But He earned it, life after life, kalpas after kalpas, more than the uncountable sands in the Ganges River. Still, he was jealous and envious and tried to harm the Buddha in many ways. And even gave Him bad food, or poisoned Him to death. The last meal He ate was poisonous. Maybe not on purpose, but maybe the bad thought caused the thing He ate to be bad. Bad energy, bad thinking, poisonous. That’s why He died. The last meal He ate, He told all His monks, “Don’t eat this meal,” and He ate it Himself. So, maybe some of the monks, who did not practice well were thinking, “Oh, the Buddha is so greedy. Maybe that food is so good, that’s why He wants to keep it all for Himself.” You understand? (Yes, Master.) Possible like that. But no, the Buddha just wanted to save their lives or just to keep them well.
Many things the Master does, you don’t think negatively. That’s the best way. That’s all I can advise you. Because you never know why the Master does this, why the Master does that. He or She doesn’t always have a chance to explain to you or is not even allowed to always explain it to you, due to time and organizing for people, to come and explain. Normally, I don’t explain these things. But today, I think I will explain it once and for all for you to know, that the Master’s life is always at risk. There’s always somebody there who has poison in their heart and harms the Master in different ways. Not visibly to your eyes, that is the thing. Because, like black magical power, they are not visible to you, not all of you. Or some bad energy is not visible to you, bad vibe is not visible to you. Not always, but it’s not like it never happened. It happened, all these decades, it’s happened. So sometimes, Master got sick because She could not cancel the gathering or could not explain it, and all that kind of thing.
Originally, I did not think that I would talk to you today and explain about this, because it’s negative things and I did not want to. But then Heaven told me, “Tell them.” I thought, “OK,” then I’ll tell you. Do you understand now why I told you? (Yes, Master.) I hope I don’t have to tell you again. All the Taiwanese (Formosans), do you understand now? (Yes, Master.)
- And even sometimes it doesn’t affect the Master but affects other disciples who came and gathered, and makes them do weird things or wrong things. So, it harms them in some way also – boosts their ego up suddenly or makes them feel suddenly important and then they do some weird things, just like now.
I wanted to call and talk to you, and one person kept answering. And then I said, “OK, now switch it on loud, so that everybody can hear.” He didn’t do it. And I kept waiting so long, and then I had to cut it off, I had to turn the phone off. And then I called again, I told him, and then he didn’t do it. Maybe he didn’t know how. He didn’t know how to handle this telephone to turn it on loud, to connect it to the loudspeaker, so all of you can hear. But if he did not know how, he should not sit there. Just because he’s a manager or he’s whatever big shot in here, it’s not his job to be there. It’s a job for the technician, for the technical personnel who handle it. Not because he’s a manager, that he can sit there. You understand what I’m saying? (Yes.) Not because you’re a manager, that you can just sit anywhere and do anything. Just because you are a big shot? No! That’s the ego.
Even your Master, She’s not pretending that She knows everything and doing everything. She’s not going to connect the pipe for Herself to get water. She’s not going to connect electricity to have Her lights on. You understand? (Yes, Master.) Why? (Yes.) It’s not my job! Even if I can, I won’t do it, unless it’s an emergency and nobody else is around. But if you don’t know anything about the technique, about microphones, about telephones or loudspeakers, then you should not sit there and hinder the Master to talk to the public, to the assembly. Do you understand? (Yes.) And for that, you created bad karma for yourself, because it’s concerning many thousands of people, as a bad karma, a big accumulated collective karma on you. Do you understand? (Yes.) OK.
So, don’t think the Master is so strict, “He just answered the phone two times, he did not turn on the telephone for the public, and Master kicked him out.” No, not me! It’s the karma that he made. Do you understand now? (Yes.) Taiwanese (Formosans), you understand? (Yes.) OK.
Don’t blame Master for doing this or that. Or ask why Master punishes them. No, it’s their own karma. Understand? (Yes.) Good. Remember clearly, OK? It’s not the Master that wants to punish this person or that person or kick that person out or fire that person. It’s not. It’s the accumulated karma they did for themselves. Do you get that? Yes? (Yes.) OK. I keep repeating. You try to remember. It’s serious.
So, your ego is your worst enemy. Don’t ever let it come up. Before you do any action, think again, “Oh, should I do this? Is it proper for me to do this? Is it good for me or not?” Don’t think about good of the world or anything yet. Just think, “Is it good for me to do this?” If it’s not, then don’t. Whatever’s not good for you because it’s wrong, then it will be also automatically not good for people around you, or any beings around you. Understand? (Yes.)
So, now you know everything. I mean, logically, I have explained it to you, so you could forgive me for not coming out today. I would have liked to, Ok? (Yes.) So, now you can go home. Whoever needs to go home because they cannot do retreat, and whoever stays for retreat, just stay. Do your job. Do your meditation. That’s all you do, Ok? (Yes.) And I thank you all, the 1,000-plus personnel who are sacrificing your time and your family coziness or warm love to come here to help to run the errands, however small or big, to keep the retreat smooth.
Thank you for sacrificing your time and anything else that you like, in order to to come here to help to do all the errands that I alone cannot do. So, you also partake in the merit in the assisting to help the world, to help your brothers and sisters in the retreat. And whenever you have time, during your work or after your work, please also meditate, wherever you are in your position, in your job, in your situation, ok? (Yes, Master.) So that you can also partake in the retreat after you work. During the time when you have five minutes, you sit, meditate; two minutes, you sit, meditate in your area. In your office, or in your kitchen, or in your working, sleeping area, whatever you do. All of you should concentrate to meditate more intensively during this retreat, even if you do your work. (Yes, Master.) All of you understood everything I said? (Yes.) OK. Try to remember this. (Yes, Master.)
Alright, ciao for now and I’ll talk to you soon. (Thank You, Master.) God bless you for supporting my ideal to help the world in any way. Thank you. Thank you anyway. Thank you. God bless you. I mean, your heartfelt support. I don’t mean financial or anything. I mean you support me in your heart. You love what I’m doing, and you support that ideal, then you are also partaking or deriving the benefit from that ideal. Even if you don’t do anything, at least you support in your heart. You think, “Master is doing the right thing. Master is helping the world. And I’m very happy that She does that. I’m very supportive of Her ideal, that She’s doing good for the world, for all beings, and I’m wishing Her well.” (Yes, Master.) That’s good enough. Thank you very much. God bless you. Ciao.