*Dear Master， near my home there are a group of stray dogs， 15，running around. If I alert the council and they terminate the dogs， I will feel responsible for their deaths. If I do nothing and someone gets attacked by these dogs，I would also feel responsible for my inaction to prevent it. In addition，more dogs will be produced until it becomes a big problem. How do I solve this dilemma？ I thank your graceful wisdom.
Is there any dogs’ home in Singapore？Yes？ Then why don't you contact with the dogs’ home which receive dogs and take care of them， and they will take care of them. They don't take care？ They put them to sleep？ Poor dogs. I don't know，really. You have to do what you think is the best. I don't know if the dogs are vicious or the dogs are kind.
Some people just take dogs home and take care of them. In Hong Kong， we have many dogs also running around like that， and there's one person， he took care of them. They don’t take them home， they just put them on the land somewhere， on a friend's land， and then he built a kind of a primitive shelter and then every day he jogs around and brings food for them. In Hong Kong Center， we used to have a stray dog also – from where，I don't know. She came to our meditation center and so she got vegetarian food. All right.
No problem. Mostly，wild dogs， except when they're sick， they don't attack the passers-by. Mostly，it’s only the dogs that have an owner that attack， because they have to protect their property， and they know where their property is. When you trespass， he will bite you. But the wild dogs， if they're sick， probably they will; but I cannot judge because I haven't seen the dogs. Use your own intelligence.
*In Singapore， there is a proposal for a law on the living will. A living will is a document which tells a doctor when a patient wants treatment terminated. The religious bodies in Singapore that have given their views are split on the proposal for a law on the living will though most support the idea. Dear Master， please advise.
Now，the religious body is not exactly representing all the Singaporean people. So，why doesn’t the government just ask the people？ Ask the Singapore people. It's the Singapore people's business. I cannot mess about with your business. Besides， every case is different. Sometimes people just die for a while， like the story I told you; people die and come back again.
One person in America – I told you last time – he was struck by lightning and the whole body was burned inside out， and he got a heart problem，everything， and he couldn't move. He was burnt. But then he went to Heaven and they gave the choice to live and carry out some mission and come back to Earth again. And he was suffering a lot. He couldn't see the light for many months. He had to wear dark glasses – not only glasses， but those that you wear when you do the welding. It was very difficult. But then he stayed alive again. He was in a coma for a long time.
And recently there was a man in Korea， he just woke up after six years in a coma. You know that？ And he just woke up like nothing，just like waking up from sleep and said，"Hallo！" So，it's very difficult for us to determine whether that person is absolutely useless or whether he will come back again and be a mighty speaker or a useful person for mankind. I'm not a doctor， I'm not also a religious body. Some case is useful， some case is not， and it’s very difficult to pinpoint that this is good，this is not good. Same with the death sentence.
If the person really committed the offence， maybe it's justified， even though it shouldn't be that way， because God says that “revenge belongs to Me.” But even though in that case it may be justified， but sometimes it's not justified at all because that person is innocent. But sometimes with evidence and under strong pressure， the person is forced into guilt without doing anything wrong. So，in that case， it's very difficult and it's not justified， and nobody can revive again.
That's why England now banned the death penalty because they realized many times before they had made mistakes and killed the wrong person， killed an innocent person. Sometimes 20 years later， they found out that the person is innocent. It's too late. For example like that. So，I think，whatever it is， just let it be. Let it be，naturally. If we can save a person， we save him.
If we cannot， if it's time for him to die， I tell you the truth，even if the whole world’s doctors gather together and want to save him， he will die. If that person is not yet at the time to die， even God cannot kill him. That's why many people die and went to Heaven， don't want to come back but the angel kicks them down， “Your time is not yet up. Go back there and do something. Learn your lessons. You’re not finished yet.”
Things like that. You have read many books like that， of the people who die. Sometimes many days， sometimes many hours， they went to Heaven and got the sermon and learned something and then they go back and be good.
*Dear Master， I have several questions still unsolved in my mind. Please be compassionate to solve them for me. If you so often say that Jesus Christ and his disciples were vegetarians at that time， why did Jesus give assistance to St. Peter to "catch fish"？
Do we always have to talk about fish？ Even if Jesus ate fish. why do we have to imitate him？ Be your own self. Do something better. Jesus said to the twelve disciples， they were fishermen. He has to talk in the fishy term. He said，"Come！ Throw away your net. Follow me， I'll teach you how to catch men." All right？ So，afterwards， because they are nostalgic about their job， so Jesus said， "Go and ‘fish’. Do some ‘fishing’. And go give initiation， go gather disciples， go and ‘fish’ for something！ Catch a big fish." You weren't there. You didn't see any fish from Peter.
Why talk like that？ Even if I'm wrong，you're not absolutely right. We're both not there. Why bother about fish？ Let's talk about something else. Let's talk about God. Let's come to see God， and let the fish stay in the ocean，all right？ Because we are free， we're moving in the air. We're moving in Singapore where there is freedom， a democratic country. Nobody will catch you and chop your head for nothing. So why you do that to the fish？ They have their kingdom. They have their movement， their freedom in the sea. They do nothing harmful to our society. Better leave them there. Very simple.
*If God is full of love， why did God create that big rain and water to finish all the rest of the human beings， which didn’t believe Hirm to follow Noah？
Because God's very loving， that's why Hes did it. Hes wanted to purify the planet， make a new one. Just like your house， sometimes it's out of livable condition， so the government tears it down， builds a new house for you， gives you compensation， gives you a better living standard， safer dwelling. Because your house is already so rotten， anytime it can fall down and hurt you and your family even though it looks good now. But it is not safe.
So sometimes God wipes out everything and builds a new house again. Because the body is really not that important. For us，it is important. For God，Hes can create one million again out of one person if Hes wants to. So God can create， but God can destroy. It's entirely no problem to him. Just like you can make cars， even if it's an expensive Benz or Volvo， if it's already no use， and it could cause car accidents， then the company will collect it and crush it into powder and build another one out of it， and add in other better ingredients. In Singapore， you cannot drive a car more than ten years. You know that. So that doesn't mean the Singapore government is very cruel or not loving to the cars， but this is unsafe for you， unsafe for other people on the street.
Then it will cause an accident. So just let God decide what God thinks is best. Actually， we cling on to dear life but we don't know the life eternal; therefore，we blame God for our short time on Earth， for our sickness，for our physical suffering. But if we know life eternal – actually， our short lifespan of 100 years， or 60 years， is absolutely nothing. God can always renew our body， give a more beautiful appearance – the same soul，more beautiful appearance – more beautiful surrounding，more beautiful background for us to thrive，to live on， to develop.
If Hes didn't do that， we'd probably still be crawling on the Earth killing each other and roasting each other for lunch. That's probably what they did at the time of Noah. And God just told them “stop，” but they didn’t listen. They were destroying each other， so God said，"Okay， let's build a new house." No problem to Hirm. Hes just waves a hand， and thousands，millions， of planets will appear， let alone human beings. Don't worry about that. Hes knows what Hes is doing. Well，we hope so.
*If God is almighty， omnipotent，omniscient， omnipresent， when Hes created Adam and Eve， why didn't Hes know that they would betray Hirm and eat that forbidden fruit？
Don't you think Hes knows？ Hes knows it. That's why Hes made the apple. But Hes also knows human psychology. If Hes told him to eat it， he won't eat it. But if Hes says， "Don't eat it！" then both of them are mouth-watering， thinking，“It must be something good that Hes doesn’t let us eat." That's why they ate it. So Hes is very clever. Don't worry about this Old Guy. Just like your children， you don't let them get initiation.
Many children come to me – three years old， four years old – "Master， can I have initiation？" Just because their parents just keep telling them， "You cannot get it. You're too young yet. You have to be six years old. Then Master will give you half initiation." So they keep asking me all the time， tugging my dress， "Master！" They are so small like this， "Master， can I have initiation？"
The apple is for us， not for Adam， so we’d learn that we could not sell everything too cheap. That's why many people， the high class society people， they buy a lot of things， very expensive. It doesn't matter if that thing looks exactly like your thing. The name is different. That's important. The name is different.
So，sometimes the big company， they buy cheap things from the small company， but with their name printed on it， and that sells more expensively. You know all this. So God is the biggest salesman. Hes knows everything about human psychology because Hes created us. So don't worry about God's mistakes. Only we make mistakes. God doesn't. Hes knows. This Old Guy is very tricky！
*If God created all these creatures， then who created God？
This you have to go and ask God. But that's no problem， that's still far away. Now we have to walk on the road to God's home and then we can ask Hirm. First，step by step. Now you go with me， then later we can ask Hirm together， "Who is Your parent？" Up to now we're still far away from God，so we do other things first. Be practical.
*Does this universe have a beginning and an end， like linear， or this universe has no beginning and no end， like a circle？
It has a beginning and it has an end， but I am afraid we don't live that long to know. But we can know that by meditation. Because in meditation knowledge， there's no past， no future，and no present obstruction to us – there’s no time obstruction– so then we will see that sometimes the universe rests. And then nothing， no activity. It's just like nothing.
And then when it stirs again， then everything springs into activities， like we are experiencing now. But it's not the end. It's really not the end. It's just the alternative state of the universe. But it's a long sleep and a long awakening. It's not like 24 hours. Recently，archaeologists found fossils and say it is the missing link of the monkey and human. Do you agree that modern humans evolved from monkeys？
The missing link is because humans and monkeys are different. You see so many monkeys now， and no monkey has evolved into a human being. Monkeys live longer than man. And not all of the monkeys evolved into human beings. God made man truly for mankind's sake. There's no such kind of monkey. Not because God made the monkey first and monkey becomes man. It's not so.
God created many creatures – different kinds， different beings，for different periods of time. So the animals came first and then later human beings. Some of the monkeys are very intelligent. They're near human intelligence， but by no means can they replace man.
*Dear Master， I work in a company that kills animals and sells meat for human consumption. Is this bad for my karma (retribution)， even if I'm not physically involved in the killing？ Can I be accepted for initiation if I continue working in the company？
I'm afraid that your conscience will disturb you. So you can get initiation， and then if you feel very much disturbed， you please try to change your job， whenever possible for you. Because after the initiation，we become so highly evolved inside and so pure within our spirit that every little contradiction will hurt us.
Our conscience is always very sharp so it will not feel right to do it. Actually，all the precepts are not really precepts at all. It's just for you， for the guidelines， for the beginning. Later on，even if everybody allowed you to kill， you would not do it. And sometimes you use leather goods， or a fur coat， you will feel very uncomfortable because you can sense the suffering atmosphere still lingering in these goods that you use. So，that's the only reason that you could probably consider changing your job in the near future.
*Dearest Master， after initiation if I can't fulfill the two-and-a-half hours of meditation a day， what will happen to me？ Please help me on how I am able to do meditation better and better each day. Thank you.
No problem. You do it slowly. You adjust slowly. You don't have to do it two-and-a-half hours straight. You try your best. Half an hour，one hour， twenty minutes，it's okay. It's good for you. You don't have to bargain with me. If you eat two bowls of rice then you are full. If you eat one bowl then you're half full. What happens to you？ You're hungry，that's all.
*Dear Master， you did mention that when one can see Lights and hear Sounds during initiation， it is an evidence of immediate enlightenment and seeing your own true Self. What if a person does not have these experiences during initiation？ What has happened？ Should he continue the meditation？ Thank you so much.
Yes，sure. Very rare， but maybe one or two people out of one thousand don't have experience. Maybe only have Sound and don't have Light， maybe have Light only， don't have Sound， but he will have it， 20 minutes later， or three days later， at the most seven days， this exception. Otherwise，everyone will have it.
Continue to meditate. You will have it at home. Sometimes you're at the initiation you don't have it， you go home and you have it， or 20 minutes later. You just sit again for 20 minutes. The Master will take care of it – a double blessing， treble blessings， all the blessings. I have to hammer the wisdom eye to get it open. It's too rusted.
*During meditation on the Light， the third eye was blinking in the dark and glittering very fast. Is it the Light of the true Self of the universe？
Yes. I don't suppose that it is the light from electricity. How can the wisdom eye be blinking？ It is really poetry. Feels like. Darkness is not really darkness. If you continue to look further，it will become bright.
*During the Light meditation，I feel my eyelids shivering like I'm blinking or like the light is glittering. Is it okay？
Yes，it's okay. It's called the “blinking light.” The light blinks when it's not strong. If you concentrate on it， it will stabilize. It blinks because you are not paying attention. But the wisdom eye doesn't blink.
*This is not a question. It's a thank-you note. He says，“Master thank you for initiating me， bearing my bad karma (retribution) and elevating my ancestors spanning nine generations. I don't know how to thank you enough. I feel like crying whenever I think of you.”
*Master， you are a great person. I love you. We will love you forever. We'll follow your teachings. You are our example， ideal，aim and model. The meaning of our lives is to pursue spiritual practice and go back Home. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Please take good care of yourself. I hope we'll see you often. Although we all have inner Masters， we still perceive a different magnetic field and vibration when seeing you in person. Heavenly bliss fills our hearts. The blessing pervades the air. Joy and happiness permeate our souls. Good night，Master. Please be well. I hope to see you again in the near future. See you in the next seven-day，three-day， four-day or ten-day retreat. Goodbye， with love.
Thank you. You could have written another “Key to Immediate Enlightenment.” I think other people would like to hear？ You want to hear？ (Yes.) Must be fair.
*Master， I very much appreciate and thank you that you initiated me and carry my bad karma (retribution)， five to nine generations liberated. I appreciate it so much that I am speechless. Every time when I think of Master， I start to cry. Master， Great Master，I love you. I will love you forever， following the Master's teaching.
You're our learning model， our ideal，our aim， our example. The meaning of living is to cultivate and go home. Once again I sincerely and gratefully thank Master. Please take good care of yourself. I wish to see you always. Although there is the transformation Master， but seeing the physical Master， the magnetic field and the vibration are different. That is full of Dharma happiness. The blessing and the happiness and peacefulness is filled in the air. Master，good night. Take care. I wish to see you again and be able to join the three-day retreat， four-day， seven-day，ten-day. Goodbye！
And I said that person can write a book of “Immediate Enlightenment.” Very poetic. The Chinese people are very poetic at heart. And，actually， they're not bad for businessmen. They take care of each other. It just doesn't matter who you are. If you can speak a little Chinese，they think that you're a Chinese and they will help you. That's why everywhere the Chinese go， they help each other and they become prosperous together， and become the envy of many citizens of different countries.
But they shouldn't be envious，they should learn from the Chinese because they work hard and they’re united. Whenever a Chinese goes to another country， even if he doesn't know someone，if the Chinese know them， they take care of him. Or someone will probably lend him money and show him how to work and help him to establish himself in that country. That's why everywhere the Chinese community is very strong. Strong and prosperous.
Chinese people are very hospitable， very hard working. There are many jokes about the Chinese people. Like，wherever there's smoke， there's Chinese. Because actually， anywhere， the Chinese can live. That's what it means. It doesn't mean the Chinese are invading everywhere， but in any circumstance， the Chinese can survive， and they can prosper because they work very hard. Some people，Chinese， go to Costa Rica， or a South American country and they work very hard. No wonder they succeed and have financial security. Saturday，Sunday， holiday，any day – open.
Other people Sunday， Saturday，closed. Friday closed– half-day maybe– Saturday closed and Sunday closed. And Monday maybe holiday，closed again. Tuesday， another day closed， or tomorrow closed. And of course， God blesses us， but God doesn't bless laziness and irresolution. The Chinese people are resolute people.
That's why everywhere they go， they're successful. And they're also very diligent. They don't earn their money from nothing. They really work hard and they know the tricks of business. The most clever trick is hard working. Sunday，Saturday， holiday， rainy day，sunny day， no problem – all open！ In Formosa (Taiwan)， if you have money you can buy anything. You can tell them to work all day，all night. No problem. The customer comes first. Even Formosa (Taiwan) is already a very，very rich country， a prosperous country， the 13th financial business country， the 13th in the world，and it's so small，an island only. Even then， they still work hard. It's their nature to work hard to serve the customer.
Not because of money only; it's their nature. They're very hospitable. They like to help， and they like to work. Without work they'll feel bored. They work very hard. So，even if they already have money， but Sunday，Saturday or even in the night， they will open for you. Sometimes，like，in Miaoli， the disciples plant trees overnight. They plant trees like the Singapore people. Big trees，one night， and then it becomes a jungle. We do that also. But because these are big trees， our disciples have to go and dig themselves， and then even the owner just let him do it all night， sometimes help them also.
And the crane picks up the trees and plants them in a big hole. They also work all night with us. That doesn't mean they need money. They just do it. Maybe it’s just habit， hard working and appreciate their intelligence， their hands and their feet. Because they make use of their brain，their body， therefore， they get more clever and therefore they get more successful in business. That is the secret. But don't tell the Chinese. Don't tell the Chinese that I told you.
*Is the visualization method lower than the Quan Yin Method？
Different people want to learn different methods. Even if I say visualization is inferior to Quan Yin， some people still like visualization. Just let them. Some people like to stay home sleeping and daydreaming， “I have a lot of money. I will build a very big house. I will have a beautiful wife. I will have two or three lovely 'little karmas'.
As soon as he finishes， he bumps his foot into the furniture and knocks it over， and then it breaks， thus ends his daydream. He is daydreaming and imagining all this. But the rich person doesn't have to do this. He builds a house right away. He doesn't have to think. If he wants a wife， he can marry one because he has the money. He doesn't have to think that much. We don't bother to think. We prefer to own things right away. If you already have it， fine. If you don't，daydreaming doesn't help.
It would be tiring. Some people are like that. Some people imagine that there is a Buddha and there is Light. It's fun too. But if we can see the Light and Buddha personally， isn't it less tiring？ But it's up to you to decide. If you are a lazy person， you can practice the Quan Yin Method with me. If you are hardworking and like to imagine，then you decide for yourself. There is no need to argue which is higher or lower.
Everyone has his own taste. They asked me if the visualization method of meditation， would I say it is lower than the Quan Yin Method， so I said to them， “Well，it doesn't matter whether I say it's lower or higher， some people still like to practice the visualization method.” Then let it be. Just like some people， they like to daydream， and then they sit there on their sofa，or on their bed， and say，“I will have a lot of money， and then I will build a big house， and then I will have a beautiful wife， and then my wife will bear a few little， little beautiful ‘karmas’ for me.” Things like that.
But then he’s just daydreaming about it. And then we people， those who practice Quan Yin Method， we don't like to daydream. We don't like to imagine things. We just like to have it now or we don't have it. So this is the choice of different people. If you want to daydream then you can choose visualization. And if you want to have it now， without too much thinking about it， then you can join us. To sit there and visualize that you have light in here and you have Buddha on there， it’s also fun. But to have it right now， see it right now， for us is better. Saves a lot of work. So I say，“It's up to you， it's your choice. No need to say lower or higher.”
Thank you for your love. God bless you， Buddha bless you， Allah bless you. Stay in love， walk in love， and breathe in love because everywhere God is there. We always live in God， whether you believe me or don’t believe me. You cannot escape， so don't worry. In times of trouble， always try to remember God is near. God is in your breathing. God is in your eyes， in your body， in your cells， in the neighbors， in your heart， in your children， in the air. You can never escape from God， so don't worry. Take your lessons easily. Take it easy，try your best to solve your problems. Because that's what we’re here for. All right？ Thank you！