How time flies! 7 days of heavenly expriences, which brings us boundless inner joy, soon comes to an end. Before the closure of this retreat, Supreme Master Ching Hai tells a story about a Korean Monk, who lived a householder’s life to save people. Then how did he attain the Tao by living a layman’s life and worshiping the Buddha? Supreme Master reminds the householder disciples to apply spiritual practice to daily life and to bring light to this world and bless this world, turning the world into heaven bit by bit.
We should not discriminate against any of our relatives and friends, because they are all buddha. When you go back home, treat them like your Master, then even if they treated us badly we would not feel sad. We are kind to them, not because we expect the same from them, but because that be good to others is good to ourselves. We will feel very peaceful. We hear that Buddha nature is within every one, then we should treat our families as Buddha. When you go back, live an ordinary life, and worship your husband or wife as a Buddha. I would be glad if you worship your husband or wife as Buddha, and I wouldn’t mind if you leave me outside . You do not need to worship this person of Master, but listen to her instructions.