This is magic music. They’re not just simple music; they’re magic. They really make you go somewhere else. (Yes. They do. Yes.) It’s wonderful. You have anything else? (There’s a violin.) Violin! Wonderful, please give us some fun. That’s cool. So that’s our (Supreme Master) Ching Hai Day program.
There's another true story. I have a resident, and not only she doesn't help to cook on Sunday – every time, thousands of people come. And not only she doesn't help anything, she's old, she hangs around and she says, “Enough! That's enough!” And she goes, “That's enough!” And she goes over there, “That's enough!” She doesn't let people cook at all! Not only she doesn't cook, she stops other people cooking more, feeding people. That's why I have to always go down and check. But sometimes I can't do it all the time. I'm busy with something. And she always goes around, “That's enough!” “Enough! Enough! Enough!” Means, “Enough already! Enough already! Enough already!” Sometimes people don't have enough food. I was so mad sometimes, Because I kept telling her, and she didn't change. I was so mad because people came a long way. It's inside Taiwan (Formosa), but you have to travel sometimes six hours to get there because you have to go to the bus station, or you have to go with the fellow practitioners, you're waiting, and traffic.
If from the other side of Taiwan (Formosa) come to Miaoli, it also takes a long time, three, four, six hours, depends on where you live. Sometimes traffic is not convenient. No car! You have to go to the bus and wait and all that, and change to another bus, and it takes a long time. Or have to go to a certain area; they have rented the bus, and they take it together. And that takes a long time to wait, so that all the persons concentrate together, and then take the bus. You see, it's a lot of inconvenience for them with all the thrones that you're taking with you, an umbrella and tent, and meditation tent, and sleeping tent, all kinds of stuff. A lot of things. And cannot always drive the car up the hill. Have to park the car somewhere, they park it all the way… one, two kilometers away from the ashram, all the way up. Parking, no space. And inside, we rent a lot of places for them to park already, still not enough space that you could always go up, and put all your things out. And they're hungry and tired. And I want them to have a good meal! They come to my home, why not? Always, “Enough! That's enough! That's enough!”
Some days, they really go hungry. So I was so mad, I told her to go home; go home and tell whoever is at home that it's enough. Not here in my house! I'm telling you, some people are so funny. Now we can laugh about it, but I was very frustrated and angry at that time, because a lot of people were not fed, and that is not the way it should be when they come to my house. It's not necessary to do that, no? Is it? (No.) No! We went early in the morning, we loaded many trucks of food, we brought it home especially for them. Why let it rot for a few more days in the storage and not cook it for people? If we don't have enough food, or we forgot or could not buy, OK, fine. But we have a lot of food! What for keep it there. Tell me.
You have another song? (Yes.) What kind? (Johann Sebastian Bach, “Präludium.”) Wow! (Wow.) I love that. That’s my favorite. See some more light. (Thank You.) Yes, you’re welcome. In between. Too short. This is magic music. They’re not just simple music; they’re magic. They really make you go somewhere else. (Yes. They do. Yes.) It’s wonderful. You have anything else? (There’s a violin.) Violin! Wonderful, please give us some fun. That’s cool. So that’s our (Supreme Master) Ching Hai Day program. (Yes.) At least we have some reserve.
You can accompany him or not. No? (No.) (No, we don’t have the score.) Different one? OK. This is a good one, even though so small, but it sounds so real. (Yes.) It’s cool. How long did you have to practice for this magic music? (Not long.) Not long. You’ve been used to it or what? (Yes.) Wonderful. So cool. Are you a real musician or just for hobby? (No, I’m a musician.) No wonder. My God. We are very honored to have a real musician play real music. Are you also a real musician? (Yes, I guess so.) (I don’t know what to...) Oh, it’s lovely. Wow. Thank you so much. That’s really nice. That is my stuff. (Yes.) Why can’t we just stay here and play violin every day? Somebody else would pay €4,000.
My God. How come people don’t have the same as what we have? Why? What’s so difficult? What’s so difficult for being romantic or kind, or considerate, or simple? How difficult is it to be simple? How come? Where are you playing? Tell me your life, tell me some nice stuff. (I live in Munich, [from] Munich Center.) Yeah? (And I teach and give little concerts.) Oh, wonderful. You look very happy, (Yes.) doing what you want. I wish I could be like you. Just have the Yamaha that’s it, nobody else. And how about you? (I’m a student in London.) Yeah? (Yes, I study. Actually, I’ve done a violin degree in Switzerland.) Yes. (I learned the violin in Switzerland, and now I do opera singing in London.) Opera singer! Give us some. (No, no.) (Yes!) Don’t you feel inspired? (I just can’t. I mean I prepared nothing. It’s something…) Oh, I understand. (Yes.) He wants to give a quality performance. (Next time.) Not on demand. OK. I understand. (Thank You, Master.) They need quality time, and preparing and inspiration, not sitting like this and then, “Give me some.” I don’t blame you, brother. We don’t deserve it. How about anybody else wants to show off your talent? No? That’s good. At least you know you can’t. Your ego won’t come up then.
Is the orange (juice) funny, or it’s me? (Is it off? Is it funny?) Yeah, it tastes a bit funny. Maybe it’s me. (No, it must be the orange juice. I’m sure.) Don’t know; it’s bitter. (Shall I get another one?) No, honey, no, no. I’m just drinking it to cool my temper. I’m not really enjoying it. It’s a job. I’m working. One time, I went on retreat, remember, and drank only one glass of orange juice every day. And it tasted like Heaven. And now, I could drink as much as I want, it tastes like, you know, I don’t want to tell.