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Video-0903(1.2) Elevate Ourselves and Serve Others
Facing a difficult mundane life is like forging gold. It makes us stronger, kinder, and able to attain inner perfection and to elevate our level. When we serve others wholeheartedly, love animals with sincerity and respect, and spread the message with a loving heart ..(more)
Video-0905 Develop Our Loving Quality
Through a story of loyalty dedicated to King Rama from his younger half-brother, Supreme Master Ching Hai once again kindly reminds us not to wish for things that belong to others nor ask anyone of anything under any name. Since we long for a society of goodness, we ..(more)
Video-0910 The Man Who Married a Toad
Why would a man marry a toad? What is the significance of a romantic relationship between a man and the Ninth Fairy Princess? What happens when a King challenges the loyalty of his official? What secrets does a bird reveal to its captor? During international ..(more)
Video-0963 Doing Good Will Have Good Results
What kind of person can be considered a true spiritual practitioner? Is it enough just to be vegan and meditate? Supreme Master Ching Hai tells us that a sincere practitioner should be considerate of others in all circumstances. When we need to confirm the right thing ..(more)
Video-0964 Meng Tzu and the King of Qi
In this video/audio, Supreme Master Ching Hai tells stories of the Chinese saint and sage, Meng Tzu. The King of Qi modestly asked advice from Meng Tzu about virtue, diplomacy, how to win people’s hearts, and courage. Meng Tzu pointed out that compassion and wisdom ..(more)
Video-0965 The Wisdom of Zen Master Zhaozhou
In this video/audio, Supreme Master Ching Hai tells six stories about Zen Master Zhaozhou, each of which has profound meaning and inspires deep reflection. With extraordinary wisdom, Zen Master Zhaozhou addressed Truth seekers of his time, saying that we practitioners ..(more)
Video-0967(1.2) A Story about the First Disciple of Taoism
This video/audio presents stories about the first great Taoist disciples Wenshi and Sima Chengzhen, as told by Supreme Master Ching Hai. The story of Wenshi explains that the keys to reaching the Truth are a longing heart and inner communication. Wenshi yearned so ..(more)
Video-0969 A Story about Attachment
Many troubles in this world come from our identification of material things as being mine, yours, ours, theirs, etc. Through a story of how a high-level monk taught his disciples to become free of attachments, Supreme Master Ching Hai explained that we practitioners ..(more)
Video-0971 Rumi's Poem: As the Orchard Is with the Rain
During an international gathering with Association members, Supreme Master Ching Hai shares the poem, “As the Orchard Is with the Rain,” by Sufi Master Rumi. In this poem, Noah compares his longing for God to the need of the orchard for rain. The Supreme Master ..(more)
Video-0972 The Spirit Catcher Ko Hsuan
In this video/audio, Supreme Master Ching Hai presents the stories of Ko Hsuan and Zen Master Te Shan. Through the story of Ko Hsuan, Supreme Master Ching Hai tells us that in this world, we can always be influenced by the negative force. Only by leading a moral ..(more)
Video-0975 A Cherished Time Between Master and Disciples
In one of several international gatherings presented on this video/audio, Supreme Master Ching Hai explained through a story about the Yellow Emperor of China that having a humble heart indicates we do not have an ego. She also reminded us that spiritual practice is ..(more)
Video-0976 The Importance of the Masters' Teachings
Why do enlightened Masters descend to this world all the time? Why should we follow the teachings of the Masters? In a gathering with Association members, Supreme Master Ching Hai explains that even if we come down to help the world through good deeds or spiritual ..(more)
Video-0977 The Tale of the Wayward Princess
In this gathering with International Association members, Supreme Master Ching Hai tells the story of Princess Zeshan. To uphold a principle of truth, the princess would rather be imprisoned than yield to her father the king. The story illustrates how Heaven decides ..(more)
Video-0978 The Tailor and the Two Zen Masters
This video/audio presents two Zen stories told by Supreme Master Ching Hai during a gathering with international Association members. The story, “The Tailor and the Two Zen Masters,” reveals that the main purpose of a koan is concentration, because only ..(more)
Video-0982 The Story of the Venerable "Cloth Bag"
Supreme Master Ching Hai shared with initiates a story of the cloth bag monk. This monk was always seen carrying a large cloth bag, and the question was often asked of him: "What does the bag have inside?" A poem by the cloth bag monk says, "I have a cloth bag/ ..(more)