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00173 Know Our Own Buddha Nature
What does Great Master mean? It means Buddha. The word Buddha means a highly enlightened person with light and great wisdom in Sanskrit. So with respect, we call him Buddha, a great master, a true teacher, a great teacher, a great and benevolent advisor, or great ..(more)
00174 We Must Rely on the Correct Method to Be Liberated from Life and Death
By focusing on the Wisdom Eye, our mind will become very happy and gain much understanding, and it can help us go beyond the Three Realms quickly. Once one has passed the Three Realms, the ordinary mind no longer exists. All that exists is our soul, original Self or ..(more)
00183 Astral Beings
After we die, we cannot go to heaven without great merit. With more merit, we can become heavenly beings. Only those with the greatest merit can become Bodhisattva. The case of becoming Buddha is very, very rare, so now we won't talk about it. Those who haven't earned ..(more)
00184 What is Enlightenment
Enlightenment has the meaning of Ming Bai (clear and bright); there is sunlight and moonlight in the characters of Ming Bai. We will see Buddha's light and our own light when we get enlightened, which is our own Buddha nature. Buddha nature is different from the nature ..(more)
00185 Where Does Karma Come From
The environment of this world makes us regress easily and become more stupid and worse. This is a world of form, color and discrimination; therefore, when we come to this world, we will become an outward being. Our mind is frequently distracted by things we like, so we ..(more)
00186 Benefits of Practicing the Quan Yin Method
In the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha called the Quan Yin Method the "Dharma Lotus Method" or the "Lotus Method"; in the Diamond Sutra, he called it the "Diamond Method"; in Amitabha Sutra, he named it as the "Method of the Pure Land ". Perhaps because of these ..(more)
00187 One Can Go to Heaven Only by Keeping His Body, Speech and Mind Clean
If we want to go to Heaven, we should know the law in Heaven and respect it by keeping our body, speech and mind clean. Body means we purify our body by avoiding eating the dirty meat of animals. This is the most important. Heavenly beings are so kind that they cannot ..(more)
00188 The Real Lotus Sutra
The Quan Yin Method is the simplest and the most natural method. To practice spiritually, we should go with the Tao. We can't use the body or the mind of an ordinary being to practice. We need to give up everything from the body, speech and mind of an ordinary being. ..(more)
00189 What Is Buddha?
We’ve read a lot of scriptures, and we think we understand them, but actually we don’t. In the scriptures, Shakyamuni Buddha says, "We have to meet a Buddha and learn from the Buddha in order to attain Buddhahood." However, it's not very easy to meet a Buddha. Only ..(more)
00190 The Nature of the Three Worlds
When we enter the First World, we already feel incredibly happy. Each World has its own highest lord or god. When we meet the lord or god of this World (instead of his subordinates) we feel extremely blissful. And a thorough, radical change in our personality, thinking ..(more)
00191 Beings Delivered Not by Buddha, But Should Deliver Themselves
Do you know why Shakyamuni Buddha, after attaining the Buddhahood, wanted to enter Nirvana instead of delivering sentient beings? We have heard that we will act selflessly without ego once we attain Buddhahood or the highest spiritual level. What kind of state is that? ..(more)
00192 Purify Ourselves First to Recognize Saintly Beings
We’re all originally Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, but if the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas were to come now, we could not recognize them, because we haven’t regained our worthiness of seeing them. It’s been a long time since we came down from Heaven and began to live on Earth, ..(more)
00193 Only True Belief Can Lead to Liberation
We should not be superstitious in spiritual practice, but should clearly understand why we practice this method. Many methods are claimed to be able to liberate people. How then can we distinguish the true from the false? All ancient religions and scriptures stress ..(more)
00194 Heaven or Hell is Just in a Flash of Thought
Where do we find Heaven? Do we need to find a heavenly ladder to reach Heaven? Supreme Master Ching Hai says that being in either Heaven or Hell occurs just in a flash of thought, and that in Heaven there is no greed, hatred or ignorance. When we’re in the Samsara ..(more)
00196 What Is Maya?
If a person uses means such as wealth, beauty, wine, meat, or fame to bind us to this world and hinder us from practicing and gaining liberation, that person is the subordinate of maya, or is probably himself the king of maya. Don't think that maya is only in hell. ..(more)