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 listen to our mind which is full of nonsensical thoughts, or always do the same thing as the non-enlightened people do, nobody will respect us because we are not independent and we do not have our own thinking or will power. Understand? No one will respect us. Similarly, for our spiritual practice and our own liberation, we should find it on our own. Heaven and Earth cannot help us. Buddha cannot help us. If they could, then it would be sufficient for Sakyamuni Buddha or Jesus Christ to come down just once and then everyone would have been delivered already. They would have been able to deliver the whole human race and wait for their descendants today. It is because it cannot be done that way! All beings should find their own path. No one could walk the way on their behalf.
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.