“We keep the precepts and no longer violate the rules as in the past. As we practice daily, do charitable deeds, and keep a vegan diet, we will burn off the remainder of our bad karma ourselves in this life.”
“We should meditate. Truly, I’m serious. We should change our concept. We should focus on the meditation. Okay. We must meditate and let go of all unimportant things. You cannot say, ‘Living, walking, sitting, and sleeping are all about Zen.’ You can remain in the state of Zen when you stay alone in the mountains. You are not bothered by anyone; you don’t need to earn your living; and you don’t interact with anyone. In that situation, it might be possible. Here, if you want to help others, you should meditate for at least four hours, not just 2.5. Two-and-a-half hours is just enough to benefit yourself, plus sharing a little bit with others. If you want to help others, for example, you need to meditate for at least four hours a day.
Meditation is very important. This is the answer to your question. You have to meditate. You must be determined to meditate. It’s not because Master said this. It’s because if you don’t meditate, you’ll die. Your spirit will die. Your body will be exhausted. It’s truly so. I’m not joking. From now on, you have to know this. We really have to be diligent with our meditation. Whenever we can meditate, we should. Even five minutes or two minutes, we should focus.”