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Do you want to know how the Thirty-Second Zen Patriarch—Hongren chose his successor? Why didn't he choose Shenxiu who was knowledgeable about the scriptures and why did he pass the legacy to Huineng who could not read even a word? Why did Supreme Master Ching Hai ..(more)
When Huineng came to follow Master Hongren, he was ordered to the kitchen to cut woods and husk rice for 700 monks. He was skinny, but he tied heavy rock to his waist to increase his weight and strength. During this period, the Master taught him nothing, but he always ..(more)
00607 Lecture In Prison : Mistakes Happen Under Pressingm Circumstances
Inmates all over the world have always been one of the specially-cared groups of Supreme Master Ching Hai. In 1989, Supreme Master personally visited Yi Lan Prison in ..(more)
00612 The Butterfly Collector
Highlights~ If you are a story lover, you must not miss the wonderful story of “Butterfly Collector”. Why does a woman who was locked ..(more)
00614 Master Talks about Dreams and Tells Stories
Highlights: For most people, dreams are very important. Are dreams controllable? How is dream related to spiritual practice? Supreme Master Qing Hai points out that most dreams are ..(more)
00615 How to Worship Buddha
Highlights: 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 ..(more)
Reverend Milarepa went through a lot of hardships to seek the Tao. Most people in this world praise his sincerity, but why does Supreme Master Ching Hai sympathize with his Master? An old man starting to search for a Master in his 70s, how did he become the keeper of ..(more)
00749 Bible Stories~Samuel+Seeds of Spiritual Practice
Samuel~ Do you know what the most touching part of this story is? It’s the part about the woman who was yearning very much for a child. Because of having no children she felt very lonely and sorrowful and was teased by others. Then she ran to God and cried. Even ..(more)
00751 Bible Stories~The Tower of Babel+The Angels Rescue Lot+God Tests Abraham
The Tower of Babel~ There’s a moral to the story and we can learn from it. What is it? The more comfortable human beings become, the less they think of God. Back when their parents were still alive, everything was very simple. Everyone lived in the ark and ..(more)
00761 Bible Stories~The Garden of Eden+The Latter Part of Eden+The Noah's Ark
The Garden of Eden~Biblical story is not just about a piece of fruit; it has a moral. The ancient teachers, for fear of trouble, didn't dare put things in a straightforward way, so they used various parables to get their ideas ..(more)
00766 Bible Stories~The Exodus
The Exodus~ Although there were so many Israelites, God took care of the whole country for forty years. They were even in the desert, and yet Hes bestowed everything on them, not to mention living in a city. Why won’t Hes take ..(more)
00771 Bible Stories~The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments~ The Lord explained to Moses how to apply these commandments in various worldly situations and wanted Moses to explain them to the people. When the situation was different, the commandments were to be applied accordingly. The commandments were meant ..(more)
00775 Naroba's Spiritual Stories(I)
Naropa was born in a wealthy family and was intelligent since childhood. He became haughty because of his study in Veda and Buddhism and his fame ..(more)
00776 Naroba's Spiritual Stories(II)
Regardless of opposition of family and friends, physical suffering, long distance and hardships, Naropa left the sangha , scriptures, relatives ..(more)
00781 Naroba's Spiritual Stories (III)
Naropa meditated according to his Master’s instruction. He saw inner visions, but he was not attached to them. He had the experience of instant ..(more)