Life after life, we have been cheated by Maya by keeping falling into the traps he set, thus losing many lives. We are bound not only by our karma, but also by our indiscreetly made blessings too. Because when born into this mundane world again without enlightened masters to remind us, we can be immediately cheated by maya both for our life and soul. Besides, we owe this world a lot, even if we do all benevolent things. The air seems to be free, but actually is not; water comes from nature, but it’s not free either. It’s not enough to pay money only. There’s a lot of other things, for example, when we eat animal’s flesh, Maya counts very clearly, then he would make us pay back every pound of it to the animal with our own flesh. In this way we cannot breakaway from endless sufferings.
Generally for most people who have a destiny for spiritual practice, they normally would not be very successful in worldly business. Or even if they are successful , their hearts are not attached to fame or fortune. They will fulfill their duty only without paying attention to the social status. They are honest and do not care about success or failure, nor do they compete for fame and fortune , it’s okay to have them, it doesn’t matter not to have them. These people have spiritual roots, if they practice, they will quickly achieve Bodhisattva's status since they are very close to that.
We Guan Yin practitioners will surely have wisdom. The more we practice, the more we’ll have it. But we must practice in order to have it, not just to get initiation and everything is okay. Initiation is like registration p, like registering for college. But if you don’t attend the class after registation, you still cannot graduate. Similarly, after initiation, you must practice! Master cannot cheat you by saying: it is enough to have master’s blessings and just initiation is enough.