When you say something is ‘good’ but can not make it, you are controlled by the mind. You listen to it all day long. Whenever the mind tells you to do something, you do it right away. That’s why you are enslaved life after life and couldn’t become Buddha or become your own Master! We have Master inside. ‘Master’ means our own wisdom. Since we don’t make use of ‘Him’, so we do not know ‘Him’. We listen to our mind all day long! The mind is just a tool which can not distinguish good from bad, and only follows ‘habit’.
The only way to cleanse our karma is to use the ‘Nectar Mantra’. If somebody says there is another way, he is telling a lie. Whatever method he practices, it will be useless if he couldn’t hear the inner sound or receive the inner Nectar Mantra. If any method lets you hear the inner sound, that method is Guan Yin Method, the right and proper method.
The 7-Day retreat must generate some benefit, no matter how noisy and messy it is, how much negative influence it receives and how much scolding from Master; you will surely have progress and experiences. Your regression is not real regression. Not at all!