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00220 Humility and Strong Faith Are Necessary in Spiritual Practice
How can we observe our own subtle arrogance? If we serve the Master, listen to her teachings, and follow her instructions, do we acquire sufficient humility? We’re born as humans in order to become Buddhas and noble beings, but we often lack enough determination, ..(more)
00273 The Origin of Ullambana
Mulian, as one of the great disciples by the side of Shakyamuni Buddha, could not save his stingy and greedy mother from hell even if he had a great magical power. Buddha was able to transform and help her only when she longed from her heart and prayed for Buddha’s ..(more)
00274 How to Find the Buddha Nature
Shakyamuni Buddha talked about "the outside teaching apart from tradition". Since the teaching is not in the scriptures and the Buddha nature can't be found there either, where could we find the Buddha nature? Supreme Master Ching Hai points out: reading and reciting ..(more)
00276 How to Practice Spiritually at Home
Why do we want to become Buddha? It's not because we want to deliver sentient beings or escape from this world of sufferings, but because we should become Buddha. It would be a pity if we forget our status after being born into this mundane world. Spiritual practice does ..(more)
00277 Situations of One's Deathbed
About birth, aging, illness and death, there are people to teach us how to give birth, and people to take care of us when we are old, like to prepare the old-age pension in advance or the endowment insurance, etc. And we also have doctors to treat us when we get sick, ..(more)
00280 How to Use Our Inner Infinite Power
Highlights Master says, “In the universe, humans are the highest - not the Buddha, not God. Without humans, there is no Buddha and no God.” Why do our prayers become most effective and responsive after we start practicing the Quan Yin Method? After ..(more)
00282 An Overview of the Diamond Sutra
Highlights Supreme Master Ching Hai explains that a spiritual practitioner must first reopen the Divine within before they can really practice the Six Ways of Perfection. Once we have secured contact with this Power, we will naturally have ..(more)
00284 How to Recognize a Real Master
How to recognize a real Master? People discriminate between Masters based on their own imagination. They are attached to the Buddha's name and bound the wooden Buddha, eagerly "searching for enlightened Masters". Supreme Master Ching Hai said: we have very rich ..(more)
00285 What Is Maya's Hindrance
It's dangerous to meditate on your own without a great enlightened Master, because there will be Maya's hindrance. Our souls are likely to get out during our meditation. Without the protection from the power of a great enlightened Master, the power of Maya, or lonely ..(more)
00291 Only Balance of Yin and Yang Can Leads to Buddhahood
There should be neither Yin nor Yang in the highest level, but most of the time we are either too Yin or too Yang. In Taoism, there is a Tai Chi Circle, half of it is black with a white spot in the center; the other half is white with a black spot in the center. That ..(more)
00292A Karma Does Not Exist Originally
Quan Yin practitioners will surely transform if they really follow Master's instructions in their spiritual practice. It is impossible for them to remain the same, because the power of the sound meditation is incredible and it will help us cleanse all our karma. Only ..(more)
00295 Truth Can Never Be Alone
When Sakyamuni Buddha, Jesus Christ, Lao Tzu and Confucius lived in the world, even though many people did not like them and had attacked them, they still talked about the Truth. Truth can never be diminished. The Truth they spoke of is still well-known today and has ..(more)
00297 Becoming Buddha Is the Greatest Merit
Why do Buddhas and Bodhisattvas come to this samsara world without encouraging us to pray for worldly blessings? Will it bring immense merit if we make offerings, build temples and print sutras? Supreme Master Ching Hai explains that immense merits are only immense in this ..(more)
00300 The Power of Vibration Can Remove Karma
Can our karma be removed by prostrating to repent, worshiping mountains and waters, contemplating the Zenist cases, and practicing breathing? Supreme Master Ching Hai points out that Karma is invisible. It is the influence gathered and recorded in previous and current ..(more)
00301 Sound Stream Is the Material of the Universe
If we do not use the creating power of the universe to realize our wishes, it will not be of much use, no matter what we pray for. The sound stream is the material and the creating power of the universe. We can use it to create both heaven and hell; therefore, we ..(more)