What is the divine relationship between a Master and His disciples?
The great Masters are the manifestations of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. They are very compassionate. However, they have limited power in this world. They are not and cannot reveal who they are and what they can do.
When a great Master comes to this world to teach us, we do not know it. Maybe we learn with Him, but we are not diligent in our practice. After He is gone, the whole world respects Him and makes Him famous. It’s the case with Jesus Christ, Shakyamuni Buddha, Bodhi Dharma, Lao Tzu and many Masters. What kind of master should a person have in order to be called the most blessed and fortunate disciple? Is every prayer for help a disciple says to his master answered?
This inspiring discourse was recorded during the early years before Supreme Master Ching Hai began to give public lectures. We offer to all truth-seekers who can appreciate this sharing with sincerity, although the quality of recording was less than perfection due to limited preparation and lack of advanced equipment at that time. Please pardon us for imperfect audio quality at times.