00233-2 Snake Worms
00233-2 Snake Worms
No. 00233-2
Category / Between Master and Disciples-Group Meditation
Event date / 1987.06.07
Place / (Formosa/Taiwan) Hsintien
Language / Chinese
Translation / Taiwanese
Time (mins) / 1h44m50s
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  • Summary

Supreme Master Ching Hai told us that once her great master and his disciples saw a living snake, from whose body many worms came out and ate the snake's meat and eyes. Her great master explained about the karmic relations between the snake and the worms. They used to be Master and disciples in their former life, but the false master prevented the disciples from liberation. That's why his disciples came and revenged him in this lifetime. The Supreme Master reminds us that before we become a master, we shouldn't teach others casually, because the consequences would be incredible.

To be a master, we should have enough power to digest the karma from all sentient beings. If we haven't got much merit yet or reached a very high level, we shouldn't go to teach others; otherwise, it will be harmful to both ourselves and others. If we teach others with ego, that would be even worse; we have to share not only their karma, but also the karma of those invisible beings too. Even when great masters share the karma from all sentient beings, they will also have problems (not without problems), the problems will pass very quickly. As for those who do not have enough good karma or merit, not even for themselves, but they still go and help others, surely both will owe a debt.

  1. Where, according to the Buddhist Sutra, does the story of lion worms eating the lion's meat come from?
  2. Why is Master willing to take the possessed or unworthy people as her disciples?
  3. Does reciting mantra have effect on the level of spiritual practice? What consequences will there be by using ego to deliver sentient beings?
  4. How many people will get the benefit if one person gets initiated and practices spiritually?
  5. What is true selflessness, true giving and really saving people from sickness?
  6. According to the scriptures, spiritual practitioners should avoid getting acquainted with killers or butchers. But why did Bodhisattvas still make friends with them?
  7. Why should spiritual practitioner have a longing heart? How do we practice 24 hours every day?
  8. If a spiritual practitioner has magic power, for example using mantras to expel ghosts, will he need to pay afterwards for the karma of interfering with others' karma?
  9. Why did Maudgalyayana's mother still fall into the Hungry Ghost's Path even though her son had attained the Arhatship, while our five generations could be liberated after we get initiated?
  10. What is the greatest difference between the Bodhisattva's Way and the Arhat's Way?
  11. What is the difference between the power of inner body of an enlightened master and that of his physical power outside? Why are both indispensable?