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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)
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)
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)
00184 What is Enlightenment
Enlightenment has the meaning of Ming Bai (clear and bright); there is sunlight and moonlight in the characters of Ming Bai. We will see Buddha's light and our own light when we get enlightened, which is our own Buddha nature. Buddha nature is different from the nature ..(more)
00185 Where Does Karma Come From
The environment of this world makes us regress easily and become more stupid and worse. This is a world of form, color and discrimination; therefore, when we come to this world, we will become an outward being. Our mind is frequently distracted by things we like, so we ..(more)
00186 Benefits of Practicing the Quan Yin Method
In the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha called the Quan Yin Method the "Dharma Lotus Method" or the "Lotus Method"; in the Diamond Sutra, he called it the "Diamond Method"; in Amitabha Sutra, he named it as the "Method of the Pure Land ". Perhaps because of these ..(more)
00187 One Can Go to Heaven Only by Keeping His Body, Speech and Mind Clean
If we want to go to Heaven, we should know the law in Heaven and respect it by keeping our body, speech and mind clean. Body means we purify our body by avoiding eating the dirty meat of animals. This is the most important. Heavenly beings are so kind that they cannot ..(more)
00188 The Real Lotus Sutra
The Quan Yin Method is the simplest and the most natural method. To practice spiritually, we should go with the Tao. We can't use the body or the mind of an ordinary being to practice. We need to give up everything from the body, speech and mind of an ordinary being. ..(more)
00189 What Is Buddha?
We’ve read a lot of scriptures, and we think we understand them, but actually we don’t. In the scriptures, Shakyamuni Buddha says, "We have to meet a Buddha and learn from the Buddha in order to attain Buddhahood." However, it's not very easy to meet a Buddha. Only ..(more)
00190 The Nature of the Three Worlds
When we enter the First World, we already feel incredibly happy. Each World has its own highest lord or god. When we meet the lord or god of this World (instead of his subordinates) we feel extremely blissful. And a thorough, radical change in our personality, thinking ..(more)
00217 The Supra-Worldly Light
Sometimes we can also see light even if we have not been practicing, even if we have not been meditating. But either the light or the inner sound we can hear or see only for an instant, not continuously. There are two kinds of light – one is… and the other one…. But without ..(more)
00233 The Origin of Shurangama Sutra
Do you want to know the special reason why Shakyamuni Buddha gave the sermon of the Shurangama Sutra? Is the Surangama Sutra related to Ananda? To find out, listen to Supreme Master Ching Hai talking about the origin of Buddha’s preaching of the Surangama Sutra. The ..(more)
00233-2 Snake Worms
Supreme Master Ching Hai told us that once her great master and his disciples saw a living snake, from whose body many worms came out and ate the snake's meat and eyes. Her great master explained about the karmic relations between the snake and the worms. They used to ..(more)
00234 Surangama Sutra Volume 1– Buddha Told Ananda - All Stayed In Their Places and Listened Attentively With Closed Palms
Ananda was Buddha’s attendant and was pre-eminent in hearing Dharma, but why was he still lacking in wisdom and weak in will power and nearly got lured to break the precepts? What did he ask from Shakyamuni Buddha mercifully teach him? Buddha accepted his request and ..(more)
00235 Surangama Sutra Volume 9–Ten Kinds of Illusory Obstacles Created By Phenomena
In Surangama Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha mentioned to Ananda 10 kinds of illusory obstacles created by phenomena during the process of spiritual practice. Do you know what the 10 kinds of illusory obstacles created by phenomena are? Buddha told Ananda: many people would ..(more)