We have heard that we have Heaven, we have many different dimensions of higher intelligence, higher civilization, so why don't we go and have a look? Actually, Heaven is within ourselves; all, the most intelligent source, is within ourselves. If only we take time to turn inward daily, sometimes, then we will find this highest quality, and then our life will become truly happy.
In this society today, maybe we do not have so much time to be beautiful, and everybody just learns from each other and we’re all rushing around and forget to keep ourselves in the way we used to be or the way we want to be, and then finally, everyone accepts that it's OK to not be beautiful, it's OK to wear just casual clothes, or any kind of clothes.
Even I myself dared not wear beautiful clothes today, because I was afraid to shock you. Even though I thought today is a very important occasion, and I should show my respect to you with my beautiful dress or traditional costume. And also, I feel that as a guest of a nation, I should dress more properly, to remind you even of the life in Heaven. The life we used to have before we came to this world. But I saw so many outside wearing just ordinary clothes, very conservative, so I dared not wear anything beautiful for you. So, this is the same, what happens in our society.
Can you hear me? Those at the back, can you hear me? OK.
This is only one example to prove how we are intimidated every day with our actions, our thinking, and our habits. Therefore, if we only learn from the information of this world, we will not learn of the highest quality. We have heard that we have Heaven, we have many different dimensions of higher intelligence, higher civilization, so why don't we go and have a look? Actually, Heaven is within ourselves; all, the most intelligent source, is within ourselves. If only we take time to turn inward daily, sometimes, then we will find this highest quality, and then our life will become truly happy, because we can solve many problems in a better way, and we don't have to work so hard, but we achieve the higher result or the best result, because we make use of our wisdom which is already within ourselves.
Why do, sometimes, we find ourselves wanting this thing or wanting that thing? It is because deep within the recess of ourselves we have all these already planned for us. But why sometimes, we are not successful with our wish? Because we don't reach deep enough in this treasure to find what we want and what is our right to have. Therefore, even though our subconscious told us that we should have this richness, we should have this success, we should have this and that and other things more glorious, our brain has no power to achieve it for us. Because as you see, our brain is dictating everything in our daily activities, and now, if the brain only picks up this surrounding information, as I have told you, how can it achieve something above these things, above this information, above these abilities that it has picked up every day?
The Japanese people have been more successful than other people in Asia or in the world, because at one time, the Japanese learned some higher information, some better ways to preserve, to improve their country's economics and security. Because Japan was put into a position in which all the people in the nation must unite together and listen to that wise advice of a few persons at that time. Now that proves whatever the brain is taught, it will give out the effect. Now, suppose we have not had these few wise persons in your government at that time, and that your nation had not been forced into this circumstance, Japan probably would not be the way it is today.
Even though we have intelligence, the brain needs to be taught. So, the way of true happiness and success can be found only when we turn inside and go to a higher level of consciousness, pick up better information and use it in our daily life. Because as you see, it doesn't matter how intelligent a race of people, it doesn't matter how powerful a nation, every now and then we fail, we come down economically, politically, and every other aspect. Every one of the best plans to rescue a nation or the world will work out only for a certain period of time, a certain number of years, and then it fails because the situation changes. Because whatever plans we make are according to what we have picked up from the situation and from the environment, and we work accordingly. Therefore, even though we are still very diligent, or our technical equipment is still the best quality, our economy sinks sometimes. Because we use only limited information and then we can only have limited results.
Therefore, the best politicians, the best economists, the best scientists are not always the best answer to the world. So, in this period of world economical struggle, we should truly look into the resource of our salvation, wherein lies the answer to "what to do now?" We cannot blame ourselves for not working hard enough; we cannot blame ourselves for our flawless equipment; we cannot blame ourselves for our economic talent. But where do we fail then? And it's not the first time that one nation or another fails, but it is many times, repeatedly, and it has not happened to one country but it happens to many countries, to any country, despite the best effort, the best people, and the best brains of the nation. So, I suggest the answer is, maybe, we are not very balanced in our life. We are always forced to look at the immediate solution and forget the long-term effects.