Excerpts from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s lecture:c
We humans look alike with some very basic instinct, but we develop differently even though we are all Buddhas, and we have Buddha nature. There's nothing but Buddha inside you and around you.
Just like a cup put into the river--it just isolates some water in the river. That's all. As soon as the cup is removed or broken, it's the same like before. It has never been anything different than that. So now, the initiates are like the ones who make a hole in the cup. You know what I mean? So even though we still look like we have a cup, we are inside the cup but we have a hole. Both holes, so the water can come in and out of us all the time. So even though we are concentrated in the cup, we are connected with the whole river; and we are actually the river water now.
Why would some people prefer to be an ignorant Buddha, forsake the eternal happiness of Heaven and sink to a lower level of consciousness?
What are the purpose and responsibility of spiritual practitioners coming to this world?
How do we use our creative thinking, intelligence, talents, and energy to bless the world?
In the process of attaining masterhood, what are the criteria and merit required for becoming a master?
What is the sole purpose for each soul coming to this world?
If you cannot feel that you are in Heaven at this moment, do you know what the problem is?
The story of "Alice in Wonderland" symbolizes the journey of the soul. What message does the story bring to people?
What's the purpose of the Five Precepts or the Ten Commandments to spiritual practitioners?
Jesus has said that, "Anyone who stole for bread is not guilty." Would you like to understand the true meaning and the background of His statement?
How can we tell that someone has evolved to a very high level of consciousness by observing his/her daily behavior?
What consequences will we bring to the universe and to ourselves when we kill without good purpose?