Words of Wisdom
 
The Real Self and the Choice of the Subconsciousness   
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I wish everyone a happy New Year and success in all your endeavors. When I saw so many people had come, I felt really touched, because it's still the New Year holidays, and you can have fun with merrymaking.


But many people came here to seek the Truth. There are many things we can enjoy in this world, especially in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is the most blessed - it has everything. Even its fruits are the best. You don't need to grow them, yet they are available here. All the best and the most unusual things come to Hong Kong.


This means that the Hong Kong people are especially blessed by God. The people of Hong Kong are good-looking, from my point of view. Actually, I've thought about why Hong Kong is such a nice place. It's not its location but the people here. If the people are good, the place will also be good.


The Chinese people were once a very spiritual people. Since the beginning, we have had Emperors Yao, Shun, and Huang, and many other spiritual practitioners. The most famous are Lao Tzu and Confucius. Most people in this world know about these two masters, Lao Tzu and Confucius. Even when I was little, I loved to read about them.


Why is the philosophy of Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Zhuang Tzu so intriguing? It is because they spoke the Truth. In the book,  "The Grand Learning," Confucius talked a lot about spiritual practice.


He taught us how to calm down, concentrate, practice spiritually, steady our minds, and find our inner wisdom. He taught us to seek the Path. Even those who haven't practiced much like these scriptures a lot.


When we are enlightened practitioners, if we read them, we will understand and like them even more. We will know why Confucius and Lao Tzu are admired for their works. If we don't understand their teachings, we may wonder why the world is so unfair.


Some places are very good. For example, in Hong Kong people live a free, comfortable, and peaceful life. However, there are many wars and misfortunes in other places. Some people do not have enough food or clothing.


Sometimes we also think that God is unfair, but in fact, it is created by ourselves. If we pursue spiritual practice, we rarely blame things on God. We'll see the cause and effect in every situation. We'll understand why things are the way they are. 


We'll see our past and know why we have blessings or disasters. Otherwise, no matter how many people tell us, or Lao Tzu or Confucius tell us, we will not see why we should improve ourselves before we can have family harmony, an efficient state, and world peace.


From my own experience, the more we practice, the less we need, but the more we have. We'll have everything we need, from important things to trivial ones. But we should really concentrate.


Our Earth is quite civilized now. We have many tools and machines to make our lives more comfortable. But in the eyes of a spiritual practitioner, our Earth is not civilized enough. A spiritual practitioner can travel to other worlds, not with his physical body but with his soul.


He can observe other worlds, and see what he can learn to help people back on Earth. Some people can do that. Some of them have written books on out-of-body experiences for us. These things happened in the Buddhist tradition, too.


For example, Buddha knew many other worlds and planets, and introduced them to us. He said that in the East there is the Crystal Light Buddha's world and in the West, there is Amitabha Buddha's land. He also said that there are countless worlds besides these; but not every one of them is civilized or of a high dimension.


Some worlds are more backward than ours. Some are not backward, but not very civilized, either. Some are more advanced, technologically. But their lives and spiritual levels are different from our world.


For example, some worlds can make UFOs which can travel very fast from one planet to another. Some worlds specialize in producing UFOs, and export them to other planets. Maybe one day our Earth will buy one or two UFOs. This is not impossible.


In the past, we had never dreamed of travelling from America to Hong Kong. When Columbus arrived in America, no one had imagined its existence. Similarly, we can go to other planets in the future.


However, something is even faster than UFOs: that is when we use our soul or inherent energy to send ourselves out. Then we can go anywhere we want. You don't have to believe me. It's okay.


It's fun listening to stories, isn't it? I know that our world has changed a lot recently. Lots of things have happened in Hong Kong, too, but our lives are still stable. Our Earth is still habitable. Some planets are worse.


For example, in the worlds that produce UFOs, spiritual practice may not be very popular. They are very much attached to machines. Some places have produced too many robots - R-O-B-O-T. They resemble people so closely that you cannot tell if they are people or robots.


Sometimes, because there are too many machines and everything is done by machines, people there become used to them and they have less and less human emotions. They have difficulty communicating, so they prefer to talk to robots.


I am not here to say that these worlds are better than ours. That is not what I mean. There are advantages and disadvantages. Except for the truly great spiritual worlds, others are pretty much like our Earth. They are a little more or a little less civilized.


Quan Yin Method practitioners would definitely like to go to the higher levels and be liberated from reincarnation. Our Earth is not the only one that has reincarnation. Many other planets are at the same level as ours. They also have reincarnation, hatred, wars and conflicts.


Some are even worse, for they are more advanced, their armaments and lethal weapons are more powerful than ours. The destructive power is even more terrifying. So our Earth is still pretty dependable.


But we know there are many countries that are not as peaceful and prosperous as Hong Kong. It is not that God is unfair. If we are born into this situation, it is because we did not choose the right path during our many lifetimes, stories that go back centuries or millennia.


What we are today is not determined at the time of our birth. If we practice spiritually, we can see millions of years of our history. Every soul is special, every human has an interesting history. People are not just Mr. Wang, Mrs. Liu, Sir Charles, etc. They are more than that.


Every human has a long history, and some have a great history; this can be checked. Besides our Earth, there are many other worlds. When we die, we will go to other worlds. When we die, not everything disappears. In some worlds, we can find out our past and future.


If we do not practice the highest method, we can find out our past and future. But a great spiritual practitioner can check his past only but not his future, because he can create or control his future.


He can escape his past karma (retribution). I feel that what I have talked about may sound unfamiliar to you. But what else could I talk about? Other things, you already know about. I cannot talk about today's newspapers, the US economy, or Japan's technology growth or the problems of Hong Kong; you already know these things. I am here at the sincere request of our fellow initiates.


Also, I would like to share some new and different information with you. Why do I talk about these things? Because I know them. Maybe some of you practice spiritually and know these things.


When I speak about them, you understand immediately. Some may have had such experiences and been exposed to cosmic mysteries, so they know. But those who do not know may find it unfamiliar.


Nonetheless, for spiritual practitioners, this is no big deal. Just like when you learn English, you can speak English. Those who don't won't know what you're talking about. However, those who understand English will know immediately.


They can carry on with the dialogue very briskly. Those who don't know English can't do that. Similarly, it's only a matter of knowing or not knowing.


You've been living here and speaking Cantonese since you were little. So for you, speaking Cantonese is no big deal. When you speak, you don't realize that you're speaking Cantonese. You speak automatically, casually, and naturally. But for me, it would be difficult to learn Cantonese. I don't understand anything you say, just one or two sentences, maybe.


Similarly, our world has many sciences. Some people study medical science and some study engineering. They're specialized in their fields. They each understand what the other says and does. Some studies are beyond worldly sciences, like we can study lives on other planets or find out about our past and future.


The best is what Buddha or Jesus called “liberation from life and death” and “going back home.” Where is our home? It's in a very, very high world. "High" doesn't refer to distance but to the highest supreme world. Nothing can compare with it. Nothing on Earth can compare with it.


If we don't want to stay on Earth, we can go back to the Origin, from where we came, maybe millions of years ago. We came to cultivate and develop this world and to exchange our emotions and experiences.


Some of our experiences are good and some are bad. Good experiences make us better. Some bad experiences make us better, some make us worse. Our good and bad experiences have been recorded deeply in our subconsciousness, as in a computer.


It records our behavior and experiences. If it records only the bad, we become a so-called bad person. If it records only the good, we become a good person. This is a learning process.


Sometimes we have free choices. We call this "free will." When we're born, we can judge which experience we want to absorb, learn and cherish, and which we don't. But sometimes we don't care whether it's good or bad, so we get tied up by these experiences.


We base our reactions on them. If we think this is good, we'll react this way. If we think that is good, even though it isn't, we'll react the same way. Gradually, we get used to it and always react the same way. In the same situation, we'll react the same way.


This is what we call “karma,” or being tied up by cause and effect. It's a habit acquired over lifetimes, what we call a “natural response.”  We output what we've recorded.


That isn't our true Self, only our mind or subconsciousness. Our subconsciousness is like a computer. When we enter the inner world, we can see our own "computer." Then we'll know what we've done in the past. This is nothing mysterious. If our mind was not like a computer, how could we learn things? This is self-evident, because we can learn!


When we learn English, we'll remember English. If we learn Cantonese, we'll remember Cantonese. It's also like a tape recorder, right? It's like a computer that gathers and releases the data. This means that there is truly a so-called computer inside us.


This subconsciousness will not perish even after we die, because it's not material. It belongs to the spiritual realm. We can say that it's invisible, but that doesn't mean that we can't see it. It's invisible only to our physical eyes. To our wisdom eye, it is not invisible.


What I am talking about isn't of a very high level. Higher levels are hard to describe. I am talking about these ordinary things so that you can all understand. If you hear someone say that he can see his past and future, don't think it's anything mysterious - it's a computer.


We can see it. A visible computer can be seen with our physical eyes, an invisible computer can be seen by our invisible eye. The difference lies in the tools and approaches we use. It's nothing extraordinary or mysterious. We may think that it's mysterious the first time we hear about it, but actually it's not. It's very scientific and logical.


We've been reincarnating life after life because we can't delete things in this invisible computer. We don't know how to delete them. An ordinary computer or robot can be formatted. We can take it apart. We can take a robot apart and loosen its screws so that its hand goes here and its head goes there. Then the robot doesn't exist anymore. Or with a computer, we can push a button to destroy it. Then it doesn't exist anymore, right? Because it's only a material computer.


However, our “inner computer” is more formidable. If we don't know how to erase the information invisibly, we take it with us life after life, and we will be pulled back because of it. After a person dies, he takes this computer with him, because it isn't material. Our physical body may perish, but the computer will not. Our soul will not perish.


Our ultimate spiritual body is wrapped by another one. The body has many different levels. For example, the physical body is dense and rough. We can see and touch it. Another body can sometimes be seen with our physical eyes, but it cannot be touched. There is yet another body inside the one we can't see nor touch; but we can sense its presence. If we're at a higher level, we can see it.


There's yet another one. It's an expanse of light, power and immense love. That's our true Nature, our true Self. If our true Self hasn't taken off this coarse outer jacket, this outer casing, like the physical body, we'll carry the computer within us life after life.


We'll still have a form and image. We may be invisible but we're visible in another world. Sometimes we hear about a dead person coming back to make trouble. Sometimes he shows himself to some people. Such incidents are true. Why? Because his soul is wrapped inside his astral body. That is called the "astral body."


We have a body called the “astral” or “spiritual” body. This spiritual body is the wrapping. Our true soul or true Self is not like a body at all. If we have attained that level, it will be convenient for us to manifest a body. Then we can show ourselves to people. But this is different from showing up and causing trouble after death.


I just said that our computer records many things so we cannot escape the experiences, because we believe those experiences are all that we are. We keep coming back life after life, because we have these experiences waiting for us.


So death is not the end, the data is still here, and for this data we come back again because we are not satisfied with it, we have not done enough research on it. Or when we have only half-fulfilled some of our desires or just beginning to fulfill them, we die, so we come back to enjoy them with another physical body.


In other worlds, we don't need this for lectures. Some worlds don't have languages at all. A master just stands there like an expanse of light; he seems to have a body but without fine details. He is only very bright light. This light keeps shining and flashing, and the audience understands what he says. There is no need for language, so no translation or machines are needed.


For this trip to Hong Kong, we have brought a lot of equipment, like earphones, etc. Even then, we still have problems. Our car had problems, too. Our car lay flat and didn't want to move. It happened.


The machinery in this world isn't good enough. I hope that some day we can use UFOs at least. At least that will let us travel to other planets, in UFOs, to study the machines, civilizations, and methods of spiritual practice. Then we can bring them back and show our people.


Right now I can only speak about it. I can't prove it to you, unless you practice the same method as I do. If you practice earnestly, you'll see the same dimensions as I do. Then you'll know I'm right.


Otherwise, there's nothing I can do. Just like if I don't learn Cantonese, when you say that Canton has a certain poem, a beautiful culture, and such-and-such history, I won't be able to understand you. This is because I haven't learned the same things as you. But I will try to share with you what I know.


I believe that your souls inside understand what I'm talking about. The wisdom inside knows, not the brain. The brain may not understand. What makes human beings the greatest is the inner wisdom.


It is the wisdom that brought us here to the lecture, the wisdom told us that it is good for us to be here. It understands many things that the brain does not.


The brain is like a machine. Some robots look like human beings, but actually they are not. Sometimes we hear that a UFO exploded, or people have been left behind. The people that came out of the UFO look very strange. But, actually, they may not be human beings.


They may be robots or machines, but they look just like people, so sometimes we misidentify them. If we have a kind of tool, we'll know that they are different because their structure is different.


They have machines, screws and computer chips inside. They do not have a heart, lungs or liver, and they can't digest food. Then we know. After we get closer to them, we find that they have no emotions, they are not like human beings. They have no emotions. They don't know what love is. They do not know how to love others, but they are very smart and can make demands. Sometimes they can ask for very serious things.


I'll stop talking about these things. Now let me talk about how we can be liberated from this “computer” that has recorded the good and the bad of lifetimes.


There's a method. Those of us who practice the Quan Yin Method can delete them. We can delete them and only keep what we need. This is the only method that can enable us to forget the influence of the past and be liberated from it. This is called “liberation from life and death.”


Just like those of us who know how to use computers, no matter how much we input, as soon as we press a button, it will all be deleted, right? Those who know computers, isn't that right?


Similarly, the invisible computer is like this. If we know how, we can delete the information quickly. That's why we can be liberated in one lifetime and be enlightened.

What does "enlightened" mean? Why can we get enlightened by deleting the information recorded in the computer? Because the invisible computer information has covered up the wisdom and the truth that we should know.


The mind is filled with information from the past, or information we have collected or learned here on Earth. The true information that we had before we came to Earth has been covered by all the messy information we have collected in many lifetimes.


Do you understand what I mean? It's been wrapped. If we can delete the messy information, the true wisdom will reveal itself,the real Self before we experience anything good or bad. It's just like something covered by dust - if we wash it and dust it, it will shine again.


I know that you have many questions for me. Even as you ask inside, I know. Later,I'll let you ask questions. I don't know how to tell you about these complicated things, but I've tried my best up to now.


Some worlds don't have many computers, but they're richer than our world. They don't need to do anything to have food or clothes,because they can create these things. This can be done. But this isn't Nirvana (the highest paradise) or Buddha's world. We can call them 『leisure worlds,』 where they do nothing.


You may ask, "You ask people to go and live on other planets. Why don't you ask them to stay on Earth? Can we stay to do spiritual practice here?" Yes,you can. I'm only afraid that you can't develop your talents well.


It's because when we do things differently here, we will be in danger. Sometimes when some people come up with a new technology, invent a good machine, or find a superb life-saving method, people may become jealous and harm them.


A typical example is Jesus Christ. After preaching for a little more than three years, he was crucified. If you are a Buddhist, maybe you haven't read the Bible. But I've read it and I know that what Jesus said was true, but not the history of the wars; those were not said by Jesus Christ. What he said is different from the original Bible.


The Bible has added records from creation of the world to later. What Jesus talked about is different but it was also included. So it's not that the whole Bible is what Jesus Christ said. What I mean is,when a person speaks the truth and teaches people to do good and uphold precepts, he may not live long.


But we still have hope. If each one of us does spiritual practice, we will understand the philosophy of Confucius and Lao Tzu. If we apply it in our world, together with advanced scientific studies,our Earth will not be inferior to any other planet. Except for very spiritually advanced planets, our planet can develop to a very high level.


Our planet is an excellent place. We can grow things here. We have lots of minerals, like diamonds and crystals. We have lots of diamonds. If we make all the diamonds available to the public,the price wouldn't be so high. Then women can wear many diamonds. We will not wear only a tiny and expensive one here.


We have many,many diamonds. Not so many are made available so they can fetch high prices. We can make many good tools with diamonds and crystals. On other planets, people use these to make many machines that make their lives comfortable.


They can build UFOs, do many good things for health,and serve people. Originally,diamonds aren't just for people to look beautiful. They are a kind of very precious mineral. They can be used to make many advanced machines and tools.


At the present time,we have no such use of them. We don't have good scientists who can mix diamonds,crystals, and gold and invent those machines. But we may have them in the future. If we can contact other planets and learn from them, with the improvement of our wisdom,our Earth will be magnificent. I also hope that the time will come soon.


Our lives will be more comfortable, our Earth is better than some other planets. Some planets aren't as good as ours. Their land isn't as good or fertile; they have fewer minerals, less gold and fewer diamonds, for example.


But they live in different ways. The conditions force them to seek survival in different ways. Compared to our Earth, their lives aren't as good. They do not lead the comfortable and natural lives that we do. Although their machines are more advanced, they have nothing comparable to the leisurely and natural atmosphere here,with plenty of trees,crops, and fruit.


Of course,some planets are more beautiful than ours. However, we Quan Yin Method practitioners don't want to go there. I only give you a brief introduction to let you know. We have other, better places to go. Those planets produce machines that are similar to ours on Earth. They aren't spiritually advanced planets.


Some spiritually advanced planets are even more civilized. They don't even use machines. They don't need UFOs to travel and know lots of things. They don't need language to understand each other. Our Earth isn't that advanced. Our most advanced machines are rockets, right?


We don't have UFOs yet. We may have them in the future. If our world is to be more advanced, there are two ways. The first is to practice the Quan Yin Method, develop ourselves, find our true wisdom,and follow in the footsteps of other planets. Second,perhaps we can buy UFOs that others export,then we can go up and travel to other planets. This is also good. Otherwise,it's such a pity for our planet.


Our air is very good. In our atmosphere, there are many things besides oxygen that we can utilize. Maybe we will discover that we don't need to use fossil fuels. We can make a very fast airplane that uses the natural gases in the atmosphere - many gases can be utilized - then our Earth won't be so polluted by car exhaust fumes,which bad for our health.


Our Earth is very abundant. Our soil is very good. If you do spiritual practice but don't want to go to other planets, it's okay, but you still need to practice to make our Earth better and better. If we don't live on Earth but we do spiritual practice,we'll have greater wisdom, do our work better, be more capable of serving society,and benefit future generations.


Even if we don't live here, it will benefit future generations. Let's look at our present situation. Each day,everyone has to work for a long time, eight or ten hours. Sometimes we feel exhausted, so we can't help society very much or quickly. If we're Quan Yin Method practitioners,our ability will be developed more.


Even if we don't want to leave,it's also good because we can serve the world. We can first go to other worlds to learn, because there are no good schools here. At present, our Earth doesn't have great scientific schools, so we should practice the Quan Yin Method.


If you've found a better method or a good method, it's fine. If you haven't,you can try the Quan Yin Method. Then you will gradually develop your wisdom. Or you can go to other planets to learn so that you can serve our world. If we live stable lives and do a little work, I'm afraid that our world won't improve quickly.


Even if we have some great scientists come here from other planets to invent many machines for us,to educate us, we still have to be prepared to advance. We have to be prepared with wisdom.


Only then can we absorb the knowledge that they teach. So no matter what, we still should develop and nourish our wisdom. Then we can do anything. That's why Confucius said that we should cultivate ourselves first before we can govern the nation and pacify the world.


Everyone has heard about cultivate oneself. And every one of us has cultivated ourself. We all improve ourselves. Because we are human beings, we have to practice the human method. We practice to be a good son,good parent, and good citizen. When we do our job,we try our best to do it well.


We serve the country show filial obedience to our parents, and we also help people and help refugees who are weak and in need. These are all forms of practicing. So we've all practiced, it's not that we haven't, but there are higher and more helpful methods, such as the Quan Yin Method.


It will make us understand how we can contribute to the society, and make our Earth better. If we don't feel like going to the Buddha's land,and we want to stay here,we still need many talents so that we can serve others, so that we can leave our children a better, more comfortable world. It's not that our world is not comfortable, but it's not comfortable enough. Some places lack too many things, and some places have too many things.


Also,we can't entirely depend on science or money. For example,some powerful country used to have a good economy and advanced technology, but because it depended only on those things, it collapsed. We've seen it already, right?


I don't need to say which country,since you know. So if we haven't found the deep and eternal wisdom within us, no matter how much blessing our country has, we don't know how long it can last. This isn't very secure, right?


Many big and powerful countries have collapsed in economic or other aspects. It's because we don't truly understand our greatest capabilities and wisdom. So I'd like to contribute this method to you. With this method, we can rediscover our great power and wisdom.


Then you can do anything with it. You can use it to go to the Buddha's land or the Kingdom of God. You can also go to other planets to do research. If you want to stay here to serve humankind, that's fine,too. This is my purpose in introducing the Quan Yin method. Of course,whatever method that we learn, there are some requirements. We emphasize vegetarianism to avoid bad reactions.


Being a vegetarian is also good for your body, health and mental state. It's better for your spiritual practice. I want to leave some time for you to ask questions. Our world has too many languages. I don't know what to do. I know about 6 languages, yet they are not enough. But inside I understand, even when I do not understand outside.


When you meditate and see me, you can speak Cantonese and I'll understand. I can only speak to you inside,not outside. The outside has outside rules. I can't use magical power outside, but when you see me in your meditation, you can speak Cantonese and I'll understand. You can speak any language. But it won't work outside.


You are very beautiful today.



* Thank you,Master! This is the first question. Is there any proof that what you've said about alien planets is not an illusion? Why are Truth and reality obstructed by the media? There are two questions here.



Okay. I understand. I don't need to prove it. I have already explained it. If we want to know whether there are other worlds,we have enough proof already. Some UFOs and aliens from other worlds have come to visit our world.


Newspapers have reported about them. There are movies and TV programs about them. There are also pictures of them. You read more newspapers than I do, so why do you ask me? From a little reading, you know that other worlds exist.


Of course,if you want to know everything about other worlds,you have to go there yourself. Like you've never been to London,but you tell me to bring it to you. How can I? You have to go there yourself. Right? For example,you've never been to the US, but I have been there. I tell you there is a place called the US and it is like this and that. How can I prove it to you as you ask?


I can bring back some things. Right! Even then,the US is hard to prove,not to mention other planets. However,we can prove it, because we've seen UFOs from other worlds, right? (Yes.)


*What is the difference between God and Quan Yin?



There is no difference. You aren't different from God. It's just that you think that Hes is different, so Hes is. After you do spiritual practice, you'll become the same. If you don't practice, you will always be different.



*How do you do spiritual practice?



How do I do spiritual practice?



*He asks Master how to do spiritual practice.



I practice the Quan Yin Method. If you want to know,you can fill out an application, and I will tell you how. It's not convenient here because we need some time. I can't tell you in five or two minutes. I don't have any secrets. I can tell you everything, but you have to be willing to listen and you need to have time. Then we can talk in a more dignified place, okay? I can tell you everything about how I practice.



* What is the Quan Yin Method? How does it help to liberate our minds?



The Quan Yin Method is a way to get in touch with our original power. Then we'll know what to do and how to be liberated. It's like an invisible key that unlocks us. It's like a person who knows how to delete information from a computer. When we delete the obstacles that prevent us from liberation, we'll be liberated. It's because we're free originally. But due to those obstacles,we aren't.



* I'm a Christian. If I learn the Quan Yin Method, will there be a conflict?



No. No. I am also a Christian. I admire Jesus Christ very much. The Quan Yin Method that I teach is exactly the same as what Jesus taught. I'm his disciple.



* Who is the God that you mentioned in your sample booklet?



Who is Hes? Hes is all of you. Look at your neighbors, then you know who Hes is. Go home and look at the mirror,then you know who Hes is. God is inside us. God is our greatest power and greatest wisdom. Hes knows everything and understands everything; Hes loves everyone; Hes can do anything.


That is God. Hes is not a person; Hes is the supreme love, wisdom and power. Each one of us has Hirm. Each one of us is one with Hirm. Because we have obstacles and preconceptions and are tied up by our habits, we don't know how great we are,and we become separated from God. So,after we do spiritual practice,we'll recognize who we are.



* What's the relationship between God and Buddha?



They have a very good relationship. When you go up, you can ask them about their relationship. I'm sorry. I am just joking a little, but I'll answer you seriously. Buddha was a master sent by God to educate the world on Hiers behalf.


Jesus Christ was also sent by God. Shakyamuni Buddha was sent down by God. When he was in the world,he was a representative of God and he was also God. It's just that he appeared in some "clothes." He had the God power concentrated inside him, so when he was in the world,he could do many incredible things.


He could travel from our planet to many other planets and come back and forth quickly. He could also take his disciples along. Christ did the same while on Earth. He said that he was the son of God. That means that he represented God and could take us back to the Kingdom of God.


He said,"My Father's mansion has many rooms. Come with me and you'll never return to the realms of darkness. You'll always walk in eternal Light." Shakyamuni Buddha said the same thing. He said that if we follow a Buddha, we'll go back to the realm of the Buddha's Light.


We will not fall into the cycle of birth and death, which means wandering in the dark world. Being in Buddha's world means being in the Light. They're the same, but different in wording. You ask me the difference between God and Buddha: there's no difference. When God comes to rescue us,Hes needs to have a physical body.


Otherwise,God has no body and no form and is invisible. Hes is love and compassion. Hes is... No matter what we say, we can't describe Hirm correctly. God is what we can't describe. We should recognize Hirm.


We should know Hirm. We should know Hirm with our level. If we practice up to this level,we'll think God is like this. The more we practice, the wiser we are,and God seems different. Later,when our wisdom grows,we become more moral and we have deeper insights, we'll know that God is even more different.


So,when we read scriptures,we'll see that people describe God differently. Some say that Hes is a jealous God, some say that Hes is a serious God who punishes people, some say that God doesn't punish anyone because Hes loves us and brings us comfort. This is a difference in level.


For example,in the Bible, there's a part that describes God. Do you know King David? King David once made a mistake,so God wanted to punish him. But God didn't punish him alone. There was a plague for three days and many people died. That was his God. As for Daniel,his God was different,very loving, and came to his rescue.


When his enemies threw him into a lion's cage, the lions couldn't harm him,because God protected him. Moses' God was different as well. How can God be jealous? But the Bible says that God is jealous. My God isn't jealous.


My God is very loving and forgiving, and always coming to people's rescue. So for those of us who practice the Quan Yin Method, God may be different. This God is very generous and very loving.


So you see,when you ask what God is, it's hard to explain. If you do spiritual practice, you'll know different aspects of God day by day,hour by hour. One day you'll know all aspects.


At that time,we'll say that we're one with God. We'll say that we've attained the Truth, become a Buddha, or returned to our heavenly Home or become one with the Father. Just as Jesus said, "My Father and I are one."



* I'm a Christian. Ever since I met you,I've missed you very much. I love Jesus Christ,but you've occupied my heart. What should I do



Then please accept both of us. Your heart is very big. Your heart can accommodate the Kingdom of God. As the Bible says, "Heaven is within us." "Know you notthat you are the temple of God, and the Holy Spirit dwells within you?"


What I mean is, we can accommodate the Kingdom of God within. We can accommodate Buddha,we can accommodate God, so why couldn't you accommodate both Jesus Christ and myself? We can live together. That's okay. I don't mind. I'm very small. I won't take up much room.



* If I do not keep a vegetarian diet, does that mean I cannot practice the Quan Yin Method?



Apparently not. I haven't seen anyone practice the Quan Yin Method on a meat diet. Our initiates are all vegetarian because of their love. I do not impose it strictly on you. If we are considered spiritual practitioners, if humankind is the master of all creation, we should love timid animals.


That's it. The reason is to develop our love. If we truly want to be one with God, we should be as loving as God, as loving as the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Besides,when we eat meat,our bad karma (retribution) will be bigger and heavier.


If we want to be liberated, with so much baggage we can't climb high on the mountain. To climb a mountain,we should bring less baggage. Being vegetarian will still incur bad karma (retribution) , but it'll be less. Eating meat incurs more bad karma (retribution) than we can pay back. Understand? Even if we meditate two-and-a-half hours each day,you still can't cleanse that much bad karma (retribution).

* Did Jesus Christ  become a Buddha?  Which Buddha was he the manifestation of?



I think that he became a Buddha. He was the Buddha Jesus Christ. “Ji Du” means “Christ.” “Christ” is Hebrew. It means an enlightened master,or “one who has attained the Truth.” This is “Buddha” in Sanskrit.


In Chinese translation, it means “one who has become a Buddha.” “Christ” in Hebrew means “a person who has become a Buddha.” What we call “Master” in Chinese is “Guru” in India. They're the same.


“Christ” means “Buddha.” It's just a difference of language. Just like "shui" in Chinese is "water" in English. Both refer to the same thing. Understand?


* Master,how can we tell a real spiritual master from a false one?


This is difficult. It depends on your luck. Go home and ask your own wisdom. Calm your mind and ask yourself if you are sincerely looking for a master and why you want one.


Do you want to be liberated from birth and death? Do you want to serve suffering beings? Do you want to seek your most noble ideal? Then you'll know who your master is. If you're sincere, you'll definitely meet a real master. If your purpose isn't pure and you meet a false one, don't blame anyone.


Understand? Everything is created by your mind. Pray to the Buddhas and God within you that they help you find your master. Then you'll feel it and you'll know it. Even if you don't have enough merit to see the Light or the transcendental body, you must seek help from the Buddhas,saints and God,and you'll understand.


* Master,is your method the same as what Indian yoga masters practice?


Which yoga? There are many of them. There are many kinds of yoga, like Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga…many kinds. They're different. Some are incredible and strange.


Which one are you asking about? Some sit or sleep on beds of needles; I do not do that. Some sit under the summer sun with 12 fires around them; I do not do that. Some do not wear clothes, some color their bodies with ashes; I don't do that either. There are just too many to enumerate.


If any yoga teaches you to see the inner Light, communicate with Buddhas or listen to the inner Sound,then it's the same as ours. If not,it's not the same. Okay?


* If one meditates and recites the scriptures daily, can one get rid of worries and find peace of heart?


Yes,yes,yes. It's true. I promise you. Our fellow practitioners can promise you,right? Yes.


* What scripture should we recite?


Recite whatever you like. It's as simple as that. Recite any scripture that you think is great and can help you. Reciting scriptures is not necessarily good. If you don't understand the scripture that you recite, it won't do you any good. If you understand it, you'll be fine without having to recite it.


* What's the difference between your religion and other religions like Christianity and Islam?


I don't have any religion. Even those so-called religions are not religions. They're only teachings left by the masters. All masters teach the same thing.


If you don't believe me, go home and read the Qur'an and the Bible together. Find out what difference there is. Perhaps one or two sentences or examples are different. I can't bring out all the scriptures and compare them for you right here. I've read all the scriptures, but I haven't seen anything different.


Of course,some levels are different. For example,in the Bible, when John went to the second Heaven, he heard God's voice and it was like the sound of trumpets. To Moses,God's voice was like the sound of thunder,right? Another said it was like ocean waves,the sound of many waters.


In the Universal Door chapter on Quan Yin Bodhisattva, it is said that some people heard the Sounds of ocean waves. They heard the Sound of Brahma, the Sounds of God. There are too many to mention here.


You can read my books, which explain this in greater detail. Many comparisons have been made in the books. I can't compare the scriptures of all five religions right here. I'm afraid that it will take up too much time. Besides,I don't remember all of them.


You can study them yourselves. Some of them are written in ancient languages, so they're more profound and harder to understand. Let me give you an example.


Confucius wrote in his book, "The Great Learning," a paragraph on stability and tranquility. "When you have stability, you can be tranquil. When you are tranquil, you can be at ease. When you are at ease, you can deliberate. When you can deliberate, you can attain your aims." That was what he said.


But we don't know what stability or tranquility mean and why one can be at ease. My Chinese isn't very good. Especially those profound words, I don't know them. I can't quote the words, but I understand what they mean. When I read them, I understand them. When I read them,even before I had finished,I knew what he was trying to say.


I can say all of that,too. You'll find that what we say is similar. What Confucius meant was that we should know where the focus of attention, the point of rest,was. That is,we should concentrate all of our attention at one point and let it rest.


We know where to rest and where to concentrate our attention. After we concentrate, we'll have stability, be in samadhi,just as Shakyamuni Buddha said. Once in samadhi, we'll be tranquil. Once we are tranquil, we'll be at ease and happy.
Then we'll find our thought, that is,our wisdom. After we find it, we can attain our aims.


It's very simple. I may not explain well, but it's simple for those who understand. When we practice the Quan Yin Method, we understand Confucius right away. He was only telling his disciples how to practice.


I teach my disciples in the same way, but not only with words. I also teach them where to be stable,to rest, and to be tranquil. Once tranquil, they are at ease and can attain their aims. They'll attain inner peace and happiness,they'll attain inner wisdom, but only they themselves will know about it.


You do not become stable or tranquil because I say so. No,no. There is an invisible power,that is, my wisdom which helps you open up your own wisdom. You'll know what it is to be stable,tranquil, at ease, and to deliberate,and you'll attain your aims.


But you can't tell others what you've attained. “The Tao that can be described is not the eternal Tao.” But we can't be without it.


Lao Tzu said, "The Tao can be seen, but not with the eyes. It can be heard, but not by the ears. I can't describe it, so I call it 'Tao.'" So it was like that. Even he couldn't describe it,so who am I? How could I? However,we do get it.


What we get cannot be described in worldly language. It's not that we don't get anything. But what we get isn't "gain" in the worldly sense. This is difficult to explain.


* If I believe in another religion,can I believe in your method at the same time?


Of course,you don't need to change your faith.  because they are all the same. You can love Jesus,go to church and read the Bible. You can worship the Buddha, because he is great.


After practicing the Quan Yin Method, you'll understand and admire him more. You'll love Jesus more and understand what he said.  Now you simply read it and ignore it. He talked about very profound things that we don't understand. We don't understand what Confucius or Lao Tzu talked about.


But after we practice the Quan Yin Method, we'll understand all masters: Jesus,Lao Tzu, Muhammad, Shakyamuni Buddha. I promise you, you'll understand any master,any past and future master, and you can talk like them. You don't need to read their scriptures,but you can talk like them. When you're at that level, you'll talk like them.


Maybe you've never read Lao Tzu or Confucius, but you'll attain the same level. When you do spiritual practice, you'll talk like them. Later,when you read “Tao Te Ching” or “The Middle Path and The Great Learning,” you'll be surprised, "Why did they say the same thing as what I think?"


At that time,you'll know what true religion is. So you don't need to change your religion. We love all masters. We love all great people who came here and taught us in the past. Okay? You don't need to change your religion.


*Why can some sects eat meat and still be enlightened?


As far as I know, some of them do eat meat, but I don't know if they're enlightened. Enlightenment and misunderstanding aren't the same. I believe what Shakyamuni Buddha said, I believe what Jesus Christ said, so I'm a vegetarian.


Shakyamuni Buddha emphasized that we can't kill and should be vegetarian. This is a Buddhist precept. Jesus also said, "Thou shall not kill." The Bible says things like not killing,not eating meat,and not drinking. It's all in the Bible. Because I follow the two greatest masters, I don't dare eat meat. I don't know whom you follow.


* Do you believe that this world is created by God? Why does it say that besides God,no other method is dependable?


No,that's not what the Bible means. God is one and only. But in the Bible, it also says, "In the beginning, there was the Word. The Word was with God. The Word was God. Everything was created by the Word." So if we want to know God,we should know this inner Sound. This is the Quan Yin Method.


The Quan Yin Method is God's method. This is it. They aren't different.


* What's the difference between the Quan Yin Method and other methods? What's the difference between this method and the Compassion Mantra?



You should ask our fellow practitioners about this. By the way,I can tell you a true story. Was it you who told me the story?


Before I came here, I had four householder disciples. They were just in charge of something there. I asked them to come in and have a chat with me. When I have time and if I'm not tired,of course I'll chat with my disciples, drink tea and eat together.


A disciple said, "Master,you're great. What you teach is really great." I asked her why. She said that one day when she went to a spiritual world,some astral beings attacked her; that is, she was possessed and the maya attacked her.


When we go to another spiritual world, other kinds of beings will sometimes bother us. She recited “Amitabha Buddha,” but it was of no use. She was still attacked. When she tried the method that was taught by me, they ran away.


Where is that fellow sister? Is she here? She's outside. Another person with her looks like you. The other three people were with her. Are they here? Right. Didn't she say that? Right? All right. We have a witness.


I'm not slandering Amitabha Buddha; I grew up reciting the Buddha's name.


It's her. She's a doctor's wife. Are you a doctor too?
Nurse,she's a nurse.
Her husband is a doctor. Her husband also follows me, but he's not here today. He's gone to Mainland China to study, but he's here very often. Both of them have very good experiences.


She fought with maya, but she always lost. Then she recited Amitabha Buddha, Amitabha Buddha didn't dare to come, or might have been too busy. So she recited what I had taught her,then the maya ran away. There was no need to fight.


This is proof. I'll let you be the judge. I didn't have this kind of experience,she did. Since you asked, I told you about it. Right?


As for the Great Compassion Mantra,yesterday I had an experience. One of my disciples is working on a project at the airport. He's an architect. He came to pick me up. He worked at the airport and picked me up, it was convenient for him.


Later we talked. I asked him, "Why do you work at the airport now?" He said, "I haven't finished yet. It still needs a couple more months." I said, "Are you still going to work here afterwards" He said,"No,I want to work for myself."


I asked him why. He seems to have built many big buildings, not only at the airport. I asked,"Why do you want to work for yourself? It's not as secure. You'll be more comfortable and have fewer responsibilities. You'll be busy as the boss."


He said,"I'm very bored." I said, "Why are you bored? Aren't you an architect?" He said,"I'm bored. There isn't enough room for me to develop my talent. I have too many opinions and too many things to do. Each day I have to do the same work. It's not enough."


In the past he did the same thing every day, but he didn't feel bored, and now he feels bored. He asked me,"Master, do you have any method for me to come down to a lower level so that I don't get this bored?"


I said,"You can go back and recite the Great Compassion Mantra one hundred and eight times a day. You can knock on the wooden fish and the ching bell. Then your time will pass by fast." If you don't want to feel bored with this world, practice the Great Compassion Mantra.


But if you want to know what's boring about this world, you should practice the Quan Yin Method.


* Master, is your Quan Yin Method part of Buddhism? Please explain. As for its relation to Buddhism,is it one of the sects in Buddhism?


Shakyamuni Buddha taught the Quan Yin Method. When you read the Surangama Sutra, you'll know. Buddha said,"I became a Buddha after practicing the Quan Yin Method."


Quan Yin Bodhisattva and Manjusri Bodhisattva also practiced the Quan Yin Method to attain their levels. All the past,present, and future Buddhas had to practice the Quan Yin Method, so don't ask me which group or sect I belong to. I don't belong to any group or any religion. I've practiced the Quan Yin Method to get liberated and become a Buddha. This is it. Okay?


* Master,how do the beings in a more advanced spiritual planet survive with no food? They don't have any food to eat and they cannot grow crops there. How do they live on such a planet?


How do people survive on this kind of planet,right? They have other ways. Their land is poisonous because of a previous war with other planets. The war destroyed their rich land and made it poisonous; people can live underground, not above ground. So we've sent rockets to some planets and saw no one living there. It is because they're hidden.


They use a scientific method to plant things. They also recycle. With a recycling method, they use the same thing again and again. Water can be used again and again. Air can be used and purified again and again. Their machinery is more advanced than ours, but their conditions aren't as fortunate as ours.


Some planets are drier and their climates aren't good,so their lives are harsher, but their machinery is more advanced. In some aspects, they're much more advanced than us.


* Master,I would like to get initiated but I'm afraid I might not have the determination to follow the precepts. In such a case,is it advisable to be initiated?


It's just that your honesty and your humility make you think this way. I also appreciated. But we humans are weak sometimes. We said, "The will is strong but the flesh is weak."
God is not a very stern person who sits there and always accuse you for every now and again fallback.


But it is sometimes God also who lets us have the free will to make mistakes and then to learn from the mistakes, to be stronger from the mistake. Therefore,do not fear.


Everything we do we can never be sure of how we will do it in the future anyhow. We can never be sure whether we die tomorrow or not. So,I cannot assure you whether you will keep the precepts or not.


Because I don't know if you'll die before you keep the whole precepts or after that. So just try your best and have confidence in God's blessing. Because if we truly try our best then God has to also try Hiers best to help us. We're only human, understand?


Have faith in God and everything will be ok. Do your best and have faith in God.  That's all I can say to you. Anything else we can never be sure. Sometimes the temptation of the world, sometimes our weakness, sometimes our strong influence from past karma (retribution) and everything else.


In this world, it's very difficult to keep the precepts, to be pure vegetarian. I know it. But if I can do it, you can. I have made an example for you. I didn't tell you to do the things I cannot do. So if I can, I believe you can, and you are bigger than me and you are stronger than me and you can even do better.


* Master, now we have erased our past karma (retribution) and get enlightenment. Which button do we press?


Which button? I'll show you. I'll show you at the time of initiation. It is somewhere here. But it's not using the fingers or force. We have to know but know without knowing, know in the knowledge of God.


Do without doing. “I do but not I,but the Father who dwells in me that does it.” That is the time we press the button. It is God who presses it. Therefore, it's not the technique, you understand? It is God's blessing, and we get that through initiation.


We contact God and let God take care of us from now on. But God is who? It's our own great Self. We find that again at the time of initiation, and we continue to discover who we are. And then we know how to press the button.


* Can I come up to you and get blessings from you?


Sure,sure. If that's your wish. yes, come. You're Indian? By birth? Or by nationality? Come up. Why do you need my blessing? What for? Do you believe I can bless you? It is the Father in you that blesses you. Maybe through me,but... Okay,the button is somewhere here. I have a flower for you. This can be dried and kept,all right? I'll see you later.


* What does the Quan Yin Method consist of?


Okay, the Quan Yin Method consists of several parts, maybe four parts. First,you have to find a competent person who can transmit the non-transmittable, the power to you. And second, after that you can rely on the already transmitted invisible power, but visible to your invisible Self.


You can hear some kind of God's Word as spoken in the Bible, like “In the beginning was the Word.The Word was with God and the Word was God,” etc., and then that Word is similar to our music but is sweeter and is incredibly beneficial.


Because the more you hear that, you become wiser. You know who you are. You know your wisdom, and you can know many other things that I cannot name here. Whatever you name, you will know it.


But it takes practice. That is called “listening to the inner heavenly God's Word” or “the Sound.” In the Bible, it's also recorded that God spoke like the sound of thunder. Hiers voice is like the sound of thunder,like the sound of many waters. That,you can also hear with the Quan Yin Method. Maybe you have heard about it already, but since you ask, I tell you.


And then another part is you will see the Light of God. The Light is when God appears to Moses like a big flame. And it's bigger than the flame. It's just in the ancient time, people don't have enough words to describe it. It's greater than thousands of suns put together. This is God's Light.


God's Voice is sweeter than any music that you can find in any world. So that is approximately what Quan Yin Method is. And apart from that,you have invisible blessings from all the masters in the ten directions. In other words, from God directly. From your own God Self, from your great Soul. Then from then on, you proceed. Is that okay? Is that enough? Yes? Okay.



* Those who kill animals that have feelings, for example dogs,to eat, what happens to such cruel people who kill the animals and the innocent animals?



Well,the ones who kill are the one who lose,and the ones who are killed are the ones who gained. So we should pity the killer,not the killed. Actually,the killed will be lessened in bad karma (retribution) and will progress higher in the evolution.


And the one who kills actually kills himself or kills a part of himself, retards some of his evolutionary progress. So sometimes we see the victim and the killer and we always pity the victim,but actually the killer is the one who should be pitied. He doesn't know what he has gotten into. He doesn't know he harms himself.


And those animals who are killed, of course,receive the same treatment, the same justice, from the law of karma, the law of cause and retribution. Means,whatever you sow so shall you reap.


Whatever we do, we get the consequence of our action. That is the law of karma. “Karma” is an Indian Sanskrit word for “cause and retribution.”


A US medical study finds that quitting smoking has nearly immediate benefits, including lowered blood pressure and reduced heart attack risk within 24 hours.


In December 2010, the first ever Middle East Vegetarian Congress was held at the Dubai International Exhibition Center,with the public invited to engage in an interactive exploration of the plant-based lifestyle.


Speakers include expert researchers,health and business professionals, and farmers. Supreme Master Ching Hai was specially invited to speak via live video-link on “Being a Vegan - An Environmentally Sustainable Food Choice.”


Dr. Hegde(m): Human beings are built to last as long as you live, but today we have changed the atmosphere completely. We have started eating all kinds of animals. We've polluted the whole area,we have chemicals in everything that you eat,water you drink, the milk you take - everything has chemicals - so you get diseases. Otherwise you should not get disease.


Dr. Rashidi(m): Vegetables and fruits…. they are protective to most cancers. Red meat and its processed products are key dietary suspects for cancer etiology.


The main message would be: try to cut meat consumption and especially try to cut processed meat in different products that you can find in the market.


Nils El Accad(m): So what happens if you cross this fish and this tomato,and take a gene of this fish and put it in the tomato? You get a “fishato.” Does it have any nutrient in it? Probably not. Does it have any allergens in it? It probably has a whole bunch of allergens, because it's got proteins that are not originally in the tomato.


Now if this fish gene is in the tomato,is that tomato still vegetarian? You say no,why? It's a tomato. If I put a pork gene in the tomato,is it Halal?
I'm not God, I'm not going to start playing God. I don't think we should be doing this.


Shankar Narayan(m): Veganism is promoted for these three reasons: one is for prevention of cruelty to animals; second one is for human health; third one is for protection or promotion of better environmental conditions.


Less suffering for humans, less suffering for fellow animals, less suffering for Earth, less suffering for everyone around. When you practice this kind of veganism, a better kind of veganism, we have a total painless living.


When we stop being cruel to others,when we do stop being part of cruelty others are doing, we do a justice for ourselves.


Thomas Cierpka(m): Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils,ecosystem and people. People before commodities, that's important. We talk about people. It relies on ecological processes,biodiversity and nutrition,energy and water cycles adapted to the local conditions.


Organic agriculture combines three things: tradition,innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and the good quality of life for all involved.


Supreme Master Ching Hai: I want to congratulate you, Middle East Veg Group, for your effort, for your exciting, historic first Congress. And a big congratulations especially to all of you veg heroes of the world and the Middle East.


VOICE: Tune in to Supreme Master Television on Wednesday,February 2, for part 1 of the rebroadcast of the live conference with Supreme Master Ching Hai, “The 1st Middle East Vegetarian (MEVEG) Congress,” on Words of Wisdom.


TODAY (Wed EP 1602) Tune in to Supreme Master Television today for the rebroadcast of the live conference with Supreme Master Ching Hai, “The 1st Middle East Vegetarian (MEVEG) Congress,” on Words of Wisdom.


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