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00088 Everything Is Created by the Mind
We are great beings, not weak ones. Humans have the greatest status and can do anything. We can accomplish as much as we believe we can. Buddha said all beings are the same as Buddha. That is, beings have the same amount of merits, but they are unable to use them ..(more)
00106 Deploying Both Compassion and Wisdom
We have the freewill to choose whatever we want to do. Heaven or Hell is our own making. No one can force us to do anything. No one. Understand? If we always ..(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)
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)
00191 Beings Delivered Not by Buddha, But Should Deliver Themselves
Do you know why Shakyamuni Buddha, after attaining the Buddhahood, wanted to enter Nirvana instead of delivering sentient beings? We have heard that we will act selflessly without ego once we attain Buddhahood or the highest spiritual level. What kind of state is that? ..(more)
00192 Purify Ourselves First to Recognize Saintly Beings
We’re all originally Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, but if the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas were to come now, we could not recognize them, because we haven’t regained our worthiness of seeing them. It’s been a long time since we came down from Heaven and began to live on Earth, ..(more)
00196 What Is Maya?
If a person uses means such as wealth, beauty, wine, meat, or fame to bind us to this world and hinder us from practicing and gaining liberation, that person is the subordinate of maya, or is probably himself the king of maya. Don't think that maya is only in hell. ..(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)
00265-2 See Through the Work of Maya
Do you know what Maya’s work is? Maya likes very much to encourage people to argue, fight and commit suicide, to find others’ fault and to see only the shortcomings by covering all the good points. Whenever one is sad, upset, self-abased, tending to commit suicide, ..(more)
00272 Dreams and Spiritual Practice 
When we attain great enlightenment, we will clearly know that this world is like a dream. At that time, it will be as if we have just awakened from the dream. The dream we have every day is just a small dream, while this world is a big dream that is not easy to wake up ..(more)
00278 Black and White Magical Power
Where does black magic come from? It comes from our complex mind, bad intentions, and bad thoughts. Originally there was no black or white, but since our thoughts haven’t changed, the power changes to black; if our thoughts change, it will become white. If we train ..(more)
00292B Master Will Appear When the Time Is Right
According to all scriptures, an enlightened Master will appear when it is time. We become human beings so that we can practice spiritually. It is normal to search for an enlightened Master, but why do some people fail to find one even after decades? That’s ..(more)
00294-1 The Journey of a Truth Seeker (Silent Tears)
Silent Tears, written by Master Ching Hai, vividly describes the heartfelt, sincere voice of a truth seeker. Through the first-person accounts, readers may experience the perfect journey of a truth seeker in ..(more)
00294-2 Recognize Our Inner Almighty Power 
Earth Store Bodhisattva once manifested into a human being when he was in this world, at that time, his power existed in this world, so those who heard of his name could be born into ..(more)
00298 The Soul Is Originally Peaceful
Our souls are originally peaceful. When the soul is peaceful, we can see the Light and hear the Sound, which means that our soul is free and has left this body; our mind and body are not controlling our soul and we are liberated from the physical world. This is what ..(more)