00086 Master in the Himalayas
00086 Master in the Himalayas
No. 00086
Category / Between Master and Disciples-Retreat
Event date / 1986.08.23
Place / (Formosa/Taiwan) Taipei
Language / Chinese
Time (mins) / 52m26s
Publication No. / "The Immediate Key of Enlightenment", Chinese version(vol. 4)
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  • Summary

The Himalayas are well-known as an area for spiritual practice. The weather is very cold there. There are many Gurus in India, so you can see their footprints everywhere. But it's very difficult to find them. Some spiritual practitioners dig an ice cave and live inside without wearing any clothes. Some don't eat anything. The air there is very clean. So by practicing their own methods together with an additional technique, they can go without eating nor do they feel the cold even in winter.

Using good methods of spiritual practice lead to inner cultivation while practicing black magic is external. Whether it's internal or external, what we wear is irrelevant. It would still be external by using a bad method of practice even if we wear nice clothes. It doesn't mean we are cultivating internally if we eat or externally if we don't. Whether one eats or not depends on the situation, for example, when I practiced the Quan Yin Method in the Himalayas, there was nothing to eat nor anything luxurious for me to enjoy. Tolerating this, I was practicing the right way nevertheless. It is the outside path only because one still doesn't truly enter the Tao.


  1. Some spiritual practitioners don't wear clothes at all. They have little on their bodies to keep warm, except some ash to cover all over them. How could they still manage to endure the cold weathers like that?
  2. A spiritual congregation is held every twelve years in India. Many spiritual practitioners come from all over the world. What interesting things may one see there?
  3. There was an ordinary gymnast in England who lived in the mountains for three months without eating anything. She felt very healthy and comfortable, because the air in the mountains is very good. However, can she still keep fasting like this where there is air pollution?
  4. There are many spiritual practitioners in India who practice more than just one method. Then how can we distinguish between the "inner" and the "outer" way?
  5. Is it true that in India some people can walk on fire without being burnt?
  6. Why is it that the practitioners in India practice so well with any method and achieve their goals more easily?
  7. The Ganges River is a holy river in India. Every day people go bathing and washing their clothes in the Ganges. They put everything in it. So is the water in the Ganges River still drinkable? Are there toxins in it?
  8. If we put aside some time daily to read a nice chapter of sutras to our families so as to offer them some moral concepts, then they will have a very good sleep. What sutras should we read? Or is any sutra OK?
  9. Besides "believing in religion", we should also "practice the Tao". How should we "practice the Tao"?
  10. Indians call some spiritual practitioners "Babaji" or "Maharaji". What do these names mean?