Excerpts from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Lecture:
'm grateful to be here with you, among beautiful people. It's just that sometimes you don't know how beautiful you are. You try to pretend to be stupid, to be bad, but you're nice, you're really perfect. Nothing you do can change your perfection. One day you will realize that. Because we try too hard to be something else, to be someone else, and to please everyone else, we forget our perfection.
I realize that and one day you too will realize it too. Not to be proud, but just to be happy. Just to know the truth. You're OK, really. God loves you very much, and you will love yourself very much. You will realize that everything is all right. The only thing that's not all right with us is that because we have to integrate with a lot of other people, we're influenced by them and we try to think their way, we try to do it their way, we try to accept their opinions about us, right or wrong, good or bad. That's when we lose touch with ourselves and reject our own True Self, and that's when we don't know we're perfect. We get confused in all this living, in all that happening. But someday you'll realize it, and you'll love yourself more, and you'll love yourself the best. And then you can love everybody else, too. Take time and you'll feel free.