And the less we see God, the less love we have in our soul, in our heart. And the less love we have, the more chance that we stumble and fall. And then society will catch us and put us somewhere dark, confined, devoid of more love. Even less love than before. Then people begin to get angry at society. […] Whatever faith he or she had in God before, is probably lost already. That’s why I feel sorry for humans.
Anyone else has their inner connection cut off? Our inner connection can never be severed, unless you sever it. For example, when you believe that someone has attained the Tao, and you let him touch your head or feet, listen to his lectures, and communicate with him. Then I would feel that you don’t need me anymore and would leave. Who would squeeze in when not being welcomed? Many people from mainland China complained to me that they were blessed by so-and-so permanent master and lost all the (inner Heavenly) Light. I told them it was their business. I don’t care. I’ve told you not to accept blessings from others, right? (Yes.) You have a Master. You should practice spiritually with Her wholeheartedly. If you don’t listen, what can I do? I can’t force you. Cannot force. Even when you sincerely practice spiritually with Master, you still can drop out sometimes, let alone you volunteer to drop yourself and stop following Her. When you are on a different path, of course, you can’t see anything. I am heading to the north, but you are going to the south. How can I force you to turn around? Neither can I wait for you because there are other people following. I never lie to you, so you don’t lie to me. Don’t look for other so-called masters, and end up losing everything.
The new initiates can sit in the walkway, in the middle. And when you leave later, let them go out first. Make way. How many? Sit in the front if you can. Come, come. Let them… There is a little room here in the front. Some can come from there, and some from here. Welcome! How are you? Are you OK? Chinese? Aulacese (Vietnamese)? How many Aulacese (Vietnamese) today got initiated? New ones. No, no, not you, the new ones. The new ones. The ones who just got initiated, raise your hand. These are the Aulacese (Vietnamese) who just got initiated, right? OK, OK. Now what language are you listening to? Aulacese (Vietnamese)? Don’t you have this one? The ones who have the radio, raise your hand. Otherwise, I can’t sit here and talk three, four languages. My voice is hoarse already. OK, it is alright. There is nothing (important).
You can just sit there and look at me for a short while. Do you still stay here? Still staying? Who will leave today? Is there anyone who just got initiated and goes home right away today? (We are going home on the 2nd.) Oh, the 2nd is still a long time yet. OK, OK. The ones who don’t have the radio, raise your hand, and they will bring it to you. Because of the new people, I’ll just stay for a few minutes. OK, you guys. Good? I’ll sit here and meditate with you for a while, and then we will go. I will meditate with you for a while, and then I have to go. I have a lot of work to do. Sit down and meditate. Close your eyes and meditate.
What did I say before? Oh. Lacking love in your heart results in many different things, many wrongdoings in your life. Because love is a beacon light of a true human heart. If you don’t have that, it’s like you’re groping around in darkness. So, of course, you will stumble and fall often. Many children who have a broken family, or abnormal family, or abusive family, alcoholic family, divorced family, drugged family, they grow up devoid of love, and many have become bad elements of society.
The root is very deep. When you were young, if you didn’t have any good example to follow, a good like anchor for you to hold on to, then you just drift around. And then you just park anywhere – any dark water, any dangerous area of the sea. And you don’t know how to control it. You don’t know how to control the boat if you don’t have an anchor. Society gives you a lot of education, just to have a PhD, like me, for example. But they don’t teach you anything more than that.
And even if they teach you some philosophy or some religious theory, it’s only repeating, repeating sentences, fragments of intellectual language understanding, but nothing more than that. You understand that the word “God” means somebody very high, somebody Who has power, but you don’t really know what God is. And then anybody comes and tells you, “OK, OK, God is here. I will show you. You repeat this, you bow to these statues, then you will be connected with God.” It’s not like that, is it? You know, right? You know that all your life you’ve been bowing a lot, and nothing happened. Don’t even hear what God says, nor see what kinds of symbols of God there are, nothing.
And the less we see God, the less love we have in our soul, in our heart. And the less love we have, the more chance that we stumble and fall. And then society will catch us and put us somewhere dark, confined, devoid of more love. Even less love than before. Then people begin to get angry at society. And then, even if after prison term, they come out, they never repent. They go back and revenge, make it worse than before, because they have lost faith in humans. Whatever faith he or she had in God before, is probably lost already. That’s why I feel sorry for humans. Because I also have to take up this body to understand humans.
Believe me. How can a rich person who lives in a palace every day, every night, and has everything he needs, understand a homeless man on the street? Maybe he understands the concept, but he doesn’t know the true meaning of homelessness. He has never been homeless. He has never had to sleep on the cold concrete in a deserted corner of the town where everybody else either shuns you, avoids you or abuses you, or makes trouble for you. For the king, it’s very difficult to understand that. Or for the rich man – difficult to understand that.
So, I was very happy to learn that many of the billionaires of our time have put money together or have dedicated part of their money, a big part of their money, or half of their possessions, in order to help others. But he does that because he has money. It’s not necessarily that all of them, the donors, understand the suffering of the victims, of the person he wants to help. But if he helps, that’s enough already. It’s very good. We don’t expect him to go out to sleep on the street, in the cold night without a blanket, without a lot of clothes, in order to understand the homeless. We don’t expect that. If he helps because somebody else told him that homeless people suffer, they get cold, they get sick, nobody takes care of them, no medicine, no food – they understand that concept somehow, then it’s already very good.
Then they begin to help with whatever they have. Because, let’s face it, they have so much money, easily earned; if they die, they can’t take it with them. Even if their children inherit all that money, what would they do with it? Many people become drug addicts, alcoholics, because they have too much money, and then they have whatever they want and they get bored. So sometimes they try drugs, they try alcohol, then they get hooked on it. Then they get more depressed and more bored; more bored and more drinking, more smoking, more drugging, and then their life’s ruined. It’s like that. The poor people are difficult to get addicted. They don’t have money to buy to begin with. And the drug people, they also want to make money. See, they don’t go to seduce the poor children.
Therefore, being poor is not always the worst situation, but being rich may be. Maybe. You have to watch it, because you never know who your friends are. You never know. Everybody comes, talks sweet to you, and then you fall into their trap. And when you trust them, they lure you into some kind of dark life, low life, that you never dreamt you would have fallen into.
So, if you have money, I advise you, give it away; give some away at least. Give it to some charitable organization that you trust. Or go out, give to the poor people, who you yourself believe really need. Or hire somebody to come with you, buy things to help the poor people. Help the people who need medicine.