SHOW: Words of Wisdom TITLE: How to Make Peace on Earth WEEK 97 – EPISODES: 678, 680 AIRDATES: Wed & Fri ~ July 23 & 25, 2008
Re-Air WOW 44-310-311
CAPTION: You are watching Words of Wisdom “How to Make Peace on Earth” Lecture by Supreme Master Ching Hai Buenos Aires, Argentina – November 16, 1989 Tape #104B
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NON-SEXIST TERM for GOD (Running Text): In speaking of God, Supreme Master Ching Hai creates original non-sexist terms. She + He = Hes / Her + Him = Hirm / Hers + His = Hiers
WOW 44-310-311 How to Make Peace on Earth November 16, 1989 Buenos Aires, Argentina
M: I would like to offer some good things to your country. And I would like that my stay will be of benefit to your heart, your soul, your body – at least from a human to human. Yes, also that we may understand something about the culture between the East and the West, which with sometimes we have very little chance to do, to understand. - - - - - - - You see, everyone thinks that to, to propagate peace is the work of the United Nations. Or to preach the Kingdom of God is the duty of the priest or the monk. But it’s not so, we all have duty. If the priest preached about God and we do not listen, then what is the use? If I talk about enlightenment and you do not come to listen, then with whom do I talk to? So your presence is very appreciated. I thank you for giving me this honor tonight, and I thank you to give me a chance to fulfill my duty towards God, toward mankind, because I’m also a citizen of this world. - - - - - Now, we cannot think that one person or group of persons is responsible for peace or anything in this world because we are all a part of the system. Yesterday somebody asked me if we are living next to the holocaust. And I answered him, “Yes, every minute, every day.” - Why? Because we are always in danger, we are always in constant war. If not atom war then hydrogen bomb war, or worse any other kind of bombs. - If not these bombs, and other weapons war then we are at war with jealousy, with anxiety, with hatred, with ignorance. Our heart is constantly at war anyhow. So, to propagate peace is not my only duty. I am happy that you have come, that we may join together and do something about it. You see, everyone’s heart, thinking and action always affect everyone else. I tell you one example, very clearly. If you go to the office and you see your boss or your secretary, and that boss or secretary was very angry – not at you, maybe at somebody else, or at his wife or her husband at home – and you walk in, how do you feel? Very comfortable? No? No, not comfortable. You would like to maybe hide somewhere first. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - M: So, sometimes we see, we went on the street, or we met a friend or acquaintance, and they’re smiling and their heart was happy then we also feel affected by their happiness and we also feel happy. So from this small example, we can think a little deeper and know that everyone affect everyone else. Therefore, my work is your work also. I’m concerned about peace on the world, in the whole world. But my concern’s also your concern. Therefore, if you have come and support me, by your attentiveness and your love and your open-mindedness, then you support yourself. Some people do not understand this simple logic. If they see someone do something good but that person will be threatened to their own business, their personal business or reputation then they will try to break, try to destroy that person. But this is only an illusion because a good person, a selfless person, would never affect anyone else’s business or reputation. For example, when Jesus was preaching the Truth, the high priest at that time was very worried. The kings, the political leaders at that time were very anxious. They worried that Jesus might affect their fame and business, that everybody will follow Jesus and give Him all the money and properties and nobody will give them money and properties. Nobody would join their church organization and give them any donation and listen to them. That was the worries of the priests and the king, and political leaders were worried. They worried that Jesus would be too famous, that people loved Him too much and maybe select Him to become king, so they worried. That is a political worry, but Jesus never cared for church nor for the kingdom of this Earth. He said that “My Kingdom is in Heaven.” Indeed, it is so! Because for a real enlightened Master or person, they do not care for anything in this world. They have looked through the illusionary play of material existence. They are through and through; they understood everything. They have all Heavens and Earth. They have everything they want. “Seek you first the Kingdom of God and other things shall be added unto you.” They do not care for material wealth and fame. People are automatically attracted to these enlightened persons; it is because of their light, their invisible wisdom, their compassion and boundless love. Love is something we cannot see but we can feel very clearly. Therefore, a man is attracted to a woman by her love. Children cling to the parents because of their love. An enlightened person has greater love than this, therefore, people are attracted to their love. - People feel welcomed, feel loved, feel secured, - - they feel a kind of protectiveness from that enlightened person. But the worldly people do not understand this; they looked at Jesus or enlightened persons with their mundane and greedy and worldly eyes. - If Jesus were given the whole world to rule He wouldn’t care a bit. When He was meditating in the desert for 40 days, Satan appeared to Him and offered Him the three worlds. Do you know what the Three Worlds is? No? The priests don’t explain to you? So how do you know how great Jesus is when He refused the kingdom of the Three Worlds? If somebody refuse the kingdom of one nation is that already very great? It is very great, no? If somebody refuses the whole world? Very great indeed! Now, Three Worlds… I will explain to you what Three Worlds is. The Three Worlds is very familiar in Buddhism, but in the Bible it is hardly mentioned. Have you heard of the Third Heaven? In the Bible yes. Someone was caught up in the Third Heaven when the Holy Spirit lifted him up. So the Third Heaven is the end of the Three Worlds, highest of the Three Worlds. It is the end of the so-called material spiritual world. Now, our world is called the Earth world or materials world. Above or besides our world there are another Three Worlds which is invisible, but visible to the heavenly eye. If we practice some kind of meditation, sometimes our heavenly eye will be opened, and we may be able to see some higher invisible worlds. These worlds are sometimes similar to ours. For example, the Astral World, which is nearest to our world. The scenery over there and the structure of the houses and the physique of the people are very much similar to ours. Most people after they died they will have sojourn, have a stay in the Astral World. Astral World has so-called Heavens and so-called Hell. Heavens are the place for the virtuous people; Hells are so-called hospital for the sick. If our body has a cancer in some places then the doctor will operate that place and remove the cancer, to make our body well. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Now if the whole body is sick, due to hatred, greed and lust, etc… overdosed then all the cells are sick, therefore, have to be put in so-called hell. And they use a kind of what we call laser beam to operate all the cells and remove all this trace. Therefore, we say the hell burn people with fire. It is actually a kind of treatment to remove all our mental sickness. If we are unloving to ourselves and unloving to other people, that means we are maybe in some kind of mentally sickness. And if we continue to do so during our life or many lives, then every cells in our body will be afflicted by this unloving action or thought or habit. Therefore, the heavenly, the astral so-called doctors have to cure our body, or astral body, put all the cells back in order using very highly frequency beam of light and is very painful. They keep doing so until we are cleansed of all trace of greed, hatred, and lust, etc., and this is kind of treatment actually but we call that hell because it’s very painful, very suffering. Just like when we are in the hospital, it’s also very suffering due to the treatment of the doctors. Now Astral world is one of the Three Worlds. Above Astral World there is another World, it’s called the Mental World. Above the Mental World there’s another world called the Third Heaven or the World of Brahma. - And the higher the world the more beautiful, the more light, the more power. Therefore, if someone is the king of the Three Worlds, he is so-called on top of the creation. Therefore, to be king of the Three Worlds is very great position. The king of the Three Worlds is what we call the King of Maya. However great his position is, he is a king of illusion. He has not enough wisdom and love. Everything in this physical world is made and created by this king. Therefore, it is not perfect. Sometimes, so we see the rose with thorns, - - - or sometimes the human beings look like beast or acting like animals, no discrimination and dignity as a human being. This is the result of the King of Maya’s work. Anyone who descends into one of these Three Worlds, also including ours, have to wear this kind of imperfect apparel; but originally we are perfect. When we are above the Three Worlds, when we are back at our home, then we are different. Now I tell you a very clear example, when you go swimming and diving into the sea, you have to wear eyeglasses very big and oxygen mask, and big oxygen tank, and wear a kind of frog clothing. You look neither like a fish nor like a frog, even not like a human, but that’s what you need when you dive into the world of the sea. If you stay in the sea and wear this kind of thing long enough, you’ll become used to it and you can never take it off. You need it in the deep of the sea. Every day if you look at mirror you see yourself like that and you think you are like that. Once you go back on land, no more, you are beautiful again. So that’s the problem with us when we are in this world. We need many instruments, for example, our mind is also an instrument, but the instrument sometimes becomes an obstacle. It’s not natural, just like when you wear the frog clothe your feet become so large and so big like this, it’s hard to control. And your nose was bundled with the oxygen mask; it’s very troublesome. And your movement is not really very natural, due to many equipment on your back and on your face and on your hands and on your feet, etc. Playing, not even the people outside play, it’s the people inside who play. If all the people play I can say, “Okay they make exercise, it’s good and exciting because they are competing in a game.” But no, only a group of people play and 40,000, 50,000 people outside are excited. I was always amazed to watch the illusion game of this world. I couldn’t understand it either, but I do understand why we don’t have peace. It is because everybody just do not care. We can watch football. It’s no sin. We can go to theater, it’s good for sometimes to pass time, and to make a change in our life, but we should also remember who we are and where we will go after this life. We must also give time, some time to prepare for this departure. We prepare for everything - for birth, for death, for old age - but we don’t prepare for the next life. And even if we do not care for the next life we should care for this life. We should maybe work together to make our world more beautiful, more peaceful. My purpose is not to preach Buddhism or God-ism, Christianity whatever. All these things you can read in books. You can enquire from the church or from the temple or from any other monks or nuns. All of them can tell you what Buddhism is, what Christianity is, etc. I have no intention to preach these. But I have intention to build some peace in this world because we are all brothers and sisters. Peace can only be obtained through wisdom, through enlightenment, not through any illusionary imagination. and coffee wasting talk in any table or in any nation. Everyone thinks if he becomes a politician or something or some priests, or some monk or whatever, they can bring peace into this Earth, or at least to their nation. But without wisdom what can we do? The more we do the more we go wrong. Also, if one person has wisdom and the other person or most of the people in the country has no wisdom, what shall we do? Only if we can get contact with the original wisdom can we ever do things in the right way. Otherwise, even if we want peace and sincerely want to build peace in this world we make war because some people believe in making peace with force, “If you don’t listen to me, if you don’t listen to my country, I will force you to listen.” That’s it. Only when we have God’s wisdom, enlightenment, then we can do things in a correct way. End of WOW 310
In Âu Lạc (Vietnam) we call a good king, “enlightened king”. In China also. This is very clear that even the king even if we want to govern a nation, we should be also enlightened. What does it means by enlightened? Is that our wisdom is open, we are more highly intelligent, supreme, super intelligent, so we see things different than we are in the ordinary state. Just like when we were baby, children, even though we can speak, we can eat, we can understand, but we’re not wise enough to take care of the parents’ business, not wise enough to take care of the household, understand? So, our brain, we only use five percent, how can we talk about governing the nation and the world? In China, they say first be enlightened, then you can take care of your household, and then you can govern the nation, then you can bring peace into the world. - - I only spoke in Chinese what Confucius say, Say first be enlightened, practice in yourself in virtues and light, only then you can take care of your household. Can we imagine to have a good household, we have to be enlightened even? - Only when you can take care of your household, then you can talk about governing the nation, then we can talk about peace in the world. Therefore, the men like Jesus and Buddha, they’re truly the messenger of peace, truly the king of the world. Therefore, in India they call such person “great king”, “king of the kings”. We must not have any ambition to be “king of the king”, but we should have ambition to contribute the peace in this world, to construct a beautiful structure of this world where our children, grand, grand children will live in prosperity and happiness. So that’s what we call - - “first be enlightened, then can take care of your household, then can govern the nation, then can bring peace on Earth.” If we only talk about peace and want to bring peace on Earth, ourselves are not peaceful, then it’s just a joke. If we only build churches and temples, but we do not care for the living temples, then it is a wrong attitude because in the Bible it is said, “We are the temples of God, and the and the Holy Spirit lives here.” God lives here, God live in you. Make the temples pure, begin from us, let peace begin from here, from every person, then we don’t even need any church. Don’t even need the Bible, Buddhist sutra, nothing. We don’t even need any Master, we don’t even need any organization, United Nations nothing. So I hope that whatever I do also bring some inspiration to you, that you might be inspired to find peace, find wisdom and God within yourself, that’s why I’m here. Not for Buddhism, not for Catholicism, not. I just want to offer you enlightenment so that you may take care of your house better, so that you might take care of your nation better, that we may together bring peace on this Earth. Amen! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you have any question, you are welcome. T(f): Which is the purpose of the existence of the human being? Has each one a mission in particular? How to know each one’s mission? M: The purpose of human life is to take care of this world and to know God at the same time. But most of us forget God and forget to take care of this world. We came here and we see so many beautiful things, many good things and we just use them. And we forget our duty so you see for yourself that we over exploit this world. - Now, we are in oil shortage, wood shortage, and weather all changed, everything is topsy-turvy because of over abusing. F(f): In relation to cause and effect laws and divine providence, is there a way for man to modify results? Or in other words, may negative effects be avoided if God, the divine power, wants them to? After what extent human volition influences if it does so? - - - - - - M: Okay, we can minimize the effect of bad karma if we become enlightened. - That is what we call the providence..., the grace of Providence descent. We are contacted with that Providence grace and then that would take care of many things for us. In the other words, we do it with wisdom. Grace of Providence means we have wisdom, that’s all there is and we can do things correct way so we have no more problem. We just use the hidden wisdom. T(f): What made you decide to visit Argentina? M: Because my disciples invited me. a Chinese disciple and 2 or 3 Argentinians, disciples, yes, so-called disciples. - - - If I say friends and you also say you are also my friends. So we have to say disciples just to make it clear who is that. Yes. T(f): It’s in English. I agree 100% with what you say about not killing animals. I’m a vegetarian but I would like to know if you can give me a piece of advice regarding what one can do about cockroaches in our kitchens. There are always many of them which I cannot catch without killing them. I suffer whenever I kill one of them but if I do not do so something about it they’ll reproduce themselves without limit. M: Understand. - See this also a problem, I understand. But if we keep our environment hygienic, would minimize this effect. You can catch them in a basket or something and throw them in where the garbage is. Some people they use a kind of plastic cup or something and catch one by one, or you put a box of something that attract cockroaches that what they like to eat, and then put them all in a box and they all come in the box to eat and you close the box and bring the box outside. Some of my disciples say after they are enlightened, the cockroaches are gone. They disappear. - - After initiation and practicing a few days, it’s all gone, no mosquito, no flies, no cockroaches. T(f): What is the problem about eating non-fecundated eggs? M: Non fertilized, right? T(f): Non un-fertilized. M: Eggs are not clean whether fertilized or non fertilized. Chickens, they eat all kind of filth. And also The people use eggs to attract evil spirit. - The black magicians or white magicians use them to attract spirit. If we eat them it will be detrimental to our ascending. We want to go up, not down. If we are bind or dragged by these spirits then we cannot go up very fast, all right? - - - T(f): I would like to know about the Quan Yin method. M: It is a way to reach God immediately and every day. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Actually, the method is unspoken. I just have to use the words method, otherwise you cannot - understand if I say there is nothing here. - But it’s just a direct experience from God immediately and every day. In another word it isn’t any method. I just bring God’s presence into your life. But by your own willingness and you will see God, and every day you will see. There’s no method at all, just a direct contact with God because God is within us. - But even with our method you see God every day, and you hear God every day. T(f): The explanation of the Three Worlds offered by Satan that Jesus rejected, was it physical, astral and mental? M: Yes. T(f): I would thank you if you could talk about the Quan Yin Method. - - M: There’s no method. It’s only the grace of God that descend into yourself through your own acceptance and the help of the Master. Just like there’s no method to bear a baby. The baby will come out. You just give a push or doctor give a pull, understand? the baby’s already there. We just give a push and the doctor give a pull and that’s it. God is already inside. And if your time has come, you will be willing, wanting to know Hirm by coming for initiation, by sacrifice your taste for wine, for flesh and for all kind of small pleasures in this world. Because you want to purify yourself, to be a fit clean temple for God, - then by the help of pushing, pulling of the Master, baby God appear. “Aah,” baby God says, “Here I am.” Understand? T(f): - - Are the extraterrestrials close to sharing with us their experiences? Are they about to share their experiences? M: No, not yet. We are not intelligent enough to know what they are experienced and to share with their wisdom. Most of the nations in this world are still under-developed as far as love, wisdom and science are concerned. We must behave like they do, mostly like angels before we can come near to their wisdom. We have to behave like children again – pure, innocent, loving, forgiving - then we can be fit to receive them and share their experience. Now they are only watching us, making sure that we don’t make too much trouble, that we don’t bring war into the space and disturb and damage some of the worlds, invisible worlds. T(f): Do you consider that we should do something in order to avoid the holocaust? M: Yes we should. We must ask all the nations to stop this war, stop the arms. Do all in our power, otherwise we have no home; beautiful planet just maybe a few minutes gone. You can get in touch with all these - antiwar groups or peace groups or United Nations, voice your opinion, write letters, do whatever in our power. But most of all, be enlightened, live a virtuous life, keep the commandment, use God power to protect us and to affect other people in a neighboring country. By example, Christ affected many people, brought many people into virtuous life. By example, Buddha has taught many people compassion and love. - - We must also teach people by example. T(f): How can bad karma be alleviated? M: By enlightenment, like the sun will dispel darkness. When we bring God’s grace into Earth, the bad karma will be cleansed. At the time of initiation the Master will clean all your past bad karmas, will make you pure again like a baby. From that day you must live in purity. From that day we must - keep that purity and live in purity so we won’t create new bad karma again, hence the precepts. That’s why we have the precepts. That’s why we have the commandments. T(f): How do you make materialization of your offering so that each one of us can become enlightened? How do you carry it out? M: God will carry it out through this instrument body. I do nothing. Only God, Buddha, does it. Everyone will be enlightened, no doubt, because God power, Buddha’s power is limitless. I use that power. T(f): How can you quicken the light of the highest in order to reach Heaven and use our brain, at the most, in the positive way? M: Get the initiation. - - - - - - - - - - - T(f): I need always a Master in order to be enlightened. Sometimes it arrives by itself. Can you help me? M: Yes, sometimes we can be enlightened by ourselves. But we do not know to which extent. And if we are enlightened once we cannot be enlightened again. But if we have a Master, it’s safer. And we know how to do it every day. T(f): Does meditation and does prayer with light, different beams, make easier and harmonize the way towards finding God or towards enlightenment? M: You can pray and meditate together. First pray and then meditate. T(f): Is it necessary to have a religion for example, Catholic or Buddhism, etc., in order to see God’s world? M: No. God is in here already. Whether you are Buddhist or Catholic, or Hindu or Muslim, all we have to do is - wake God up and peep in to see. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - T(f): What is initiation? M: Means it’s like to give you the contact with God, give you enlightenment. You will be enlightened and get and see God, hear God immediately. And every day you can have the same. Be in the presence of God, very visibly - but not with the physical eyes. With the wisdom eye you will see God’s light, with the inner ear you will hear God’s sound. And you will have this, through this light and sound you have instruction from God, or the Buddha nature, or the Buddha, then we become wiser and more peaceful each day. And we will know what to do and we will be clear about our purpose in this life. Enlightenment, yes. Initiation means open the light inside you and make you know God. T(f): She says the Bible doesn’t openly mention reincarnation nor does any priest talk about it. (Yes.) - T(f): Although she believes in that. (Yes.) M: I explain. - - - When people asked Jesus if He is the reincarnation of such and such and such previous prophet, Jesus did not say yes, did not say no. It means He accepted it. There was a custom of the time, if you accept something you keep silent. If it wasn’t true Jesus would have objected very fiercely, - would explain to His disciples, would not let His disciples have misinformation and go astray. - The reason the Bible doesn’t mention it so much, is maybe it’s been censored, erased out. Or maybe, Jesus lived only three year and half, He had not so much time. - Or maybe the people at that time could not digest these things. And what He taught secretly to His disciples they might not write in the Bible. There are many things concerning Jesus’ teaching is not in the Bible. There is a book called the Life and Teachings of Jesus: The Missing Years of Jesus, which is kept in Tibet. And some people already translated it into many languages. You may read it if you believe. T(f): Is it true? M: Yes, yes. For thirteen years He wandered in Himalayas. He studied with Lamas, with Hindus Masters, with Buddhist monks. He studied many things. All the miracles He performed when He was alive is very common in India, and in Tibet and in Buddhist tradition. - - - - - Try to believe in God and pray each day. Try to keep the commandments as much as you can. May God bless our world. Thank you.