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00109-1 Invisibility
Would you like to know why invisibility exists? What kinds of invisibility are there? What is the high level invisibility? One can become invisible naturally after spiritual practice. What is the difference between this natural invisibility and the invisibility gained ..(more)
00109-2 Nothing Would Be Reaped by Sowing Sand
Do you know the true meaning of the Mantra, “Om Mani Padme Hum”? If someone receives the experience from reciting the Mantra, “Om Mani Padme Hum”, can he/she be liberated? Supreme Master Ching Hai earnestly pointed out that the deep and subtle Dharma is difficult to ..(more)
00111 The Power of Blessing
The blessing power of an enlightened Master should be kept in our bag, to be used for ourselves alone, and not to be leaked or hidden away. It should be digested. If you speak about it in public, it means that you cannot digest this power. Talking about your inner ..(more)
00120 Ego: A Source of Crisis for Spiritual Practitioners
What is ego? Why does too much ego create a crisis for spiritual practitioners? Supreme Master Ching Hai tells the story of the Race between the Tortoise and the Hare, reminding us to control our egos and not become arrogant. Any time we practice with others with an ..(more)
00123 The True Meaning of Amitabha Praise
Vibration is a kind of fine, subtle light. All scientists know that vibration is a kind of sound and light. If the sound is very fine, it turns into fine, subtle light that can be seen by our physical eyes. That's the basis of the working of television and radio ..(more)
00124 True Teaching and False Teaching
What is Dharma? It is something intangible and hard to explain, at most we could talk only a little bit about it. Actually true teachings are not to be talked with mouth, and cannot be expressed with words. Therefore, it's not easy to teach the Dharma with this body or ..(more)
00127 One Can't Attain Liberation Through Doing Good and Giving Alms
The Tao that we are questing for has no connection with giving alms, being moral or virtuous. We cannot say that they are not connected at all, because a sincere Tao seeker is for sure a very benevolent person. Originally, we ought to be a good person in this world. ..(more)
00137 Spiritual Practice Is Not Done Through Outer Means
We recite the sutras in order to understand the Truth; we also come to lectures for the purpose of understanding the Truth. We want to understand why we need to do spiritual practice, why we need to be liberated from life and death, and why this world is full of ..(more)
00142 Enlightenment Is Buddha and Ignorance Is Sentient Beings
In the eyes of an enlightened person, everyone is a Buddha. If you truly practice, some day you will realize this level and know that all beings are Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. There would be no sentient beings without Buddhas, nor Buddhas without sentient beings. ..(more)
00144 Only Karma Will Be with Us When We Leave the World
In this world, no matter what we have, we should leave them behind when we leave the world, including our most beloved ones, the most cherished wealth and the best treasure, none of which can be taken away by us. At that time, we are very, very lonely. Nobody would ..(more)
00145 Self Transforming
No matter if we have a master or not, we must rely on ourselves, because the highest master is ourselves rather than the Master outside or the Master inside. However, before reaching a certain high level, we still need the guidance from a wise person whom we call ..(more)
No matter what religion or sect they are in, people who are truly searching for the Tao and practicing spiritually must get liberated from life and death and go beyond the Three Worlds. We have to know how to get liberation from the Three Worlds-this is the most ..(more)
Enlightened Masters teach only the same thing - to save and liberate beings; they transmit the same method, the one and only method for liberation, that is the Quan Yin Method. Whatever it is called, be it Pure Land Method, Universal Gate Method, Prajnaparamita Method, ..(more)
00173 Know Our Own Buddha Nature
What does Great Master mean? It means Buddha. The word Buddha means a highly enlightened person with light and great wisdom in Sanskrit. So with respect, we call him Buddha, a great master, a true teacher, a great teacher, a great and benevolent advisor, or great ..(more)
00183 Astral Beings
After we die, we cannot go to heaven without great merit. With more merit, we can become heavenly beings. Only those with the greatest merit can become Bodhisattva. The case of becoming Buddha is very, very rare, so now we won't talk about it. Those who haven't earned ..(more)