Originally, I put them in another branch and then they moved to another address and another manager, and then the other bank also changed ownership and changed its name. It was very difficult for me to find them. (Oh. Understand.) And once I found them, they didn’t want to give me back my money, even though I had all the papers to prove who I am. (Oh. Wow.)
(Hallo, Master.) Hallo. How are you? Make sure it is recording at a good level, because the phone is not stable. (Understand.) And when you cannot hear, you have to tell. (Yes, Master.) Right. Are you guys alright? Everything’s good? (Yes. Yes, we are good, Master.) Sorry, I don’t have a really good place for you guys at the moment, so just stay there, stay put, because of internet problems. It seems like we have some interference in different places. I had to move to another… (Master? Master’s volume is too low and we can hardly hear.) I’ll make it higher. How about now? (Yes, Master.) OK, good. You guys just stay put where you are. I don’t have a better place concerning the internet for you. Not fast enough. (Yes, Master. Understand.) We will see… if it goes faster, then you can move. I had to move to another area, and now I don’t have internet. You’ve got to be patient. (Understand, Master.) Hopefully, it will be fixed soon. (Yes, Master.)
Alright. Any important things you want to tell me? On the phone only. (We have two questions, Master.) Yeah, tell me quick. (Why does the UK not want to rejoin the EU, and why have they left the EU?) Oh. I did not ask them. According to a report, they prefer to be independent and the British people don’t like to be controlled too much. (Oh, I see. Oh. Understand.) I also can understand because after the European Union began, my bank became so strict.
Even when I just wanted US$10,000 or €40,000 to give to some charity – they didn’t let me. (Wow!) They said I have to go find a lawyer, because for a long time I have not been there, I have not withdrawn money, so I have to find a lawyer, an international guy, whatever. (Oh, understand.) And then, how do I have time to do all that? (Yes, Master.) And I’m not even sure if they will accept whatever explanation. When they accepted my money, they should already know where it comes from, right? Not now. (Right. Yes.) Not many tens of years later, and then ask me to find all the papers to prove it. I don’t have any more papers left. But they should know it, because the money comes from where, where, where. They should have recorded it in their system. (Yes, Master.)
They even gave an excuse like, what if I had a twin sister who fakes it and goes in and uses my name to take my money out. Oh, my God. I said, “I don’t have any twin sister.” All kinds of excuses, other excuses. I don’t know what they’re doing. And I don’t really have time. This is not fair that they just stop my money like that and make me… It takes so much time. I have to keep moving and I don’t know who’s a lawyer in a strange country, for example. I don’t speak that language very well to find a lawyer. I can’t even find it on the internet, because I don’t know how. (Yes, Master. Understand, Master.) But they wouldn’t believe me.
All the things that you receive from me, it’s because you have programmed it in my computer. (Right.) So, all I do is just push the right button and work, and then you receive it automatically already. (Yes, Master.) That’s all I know. I don’t know how to find anything on the internet. (Yes. Yes, Master.) And you know that, but they don’t want to believe me. Oh, my God. I truly don’t have time. What for to be a Master and then get so many obstructions like this? At the moment, I don’t have a lot of money to pay for this, for that. I don’t know what’s next. Maybe that’s also a reason the British don’t like to join again, maybe they also have problems with the bank – money transference and taking out cash. (Yes.)
If you just spend like €10,000-plus in one go or send it to somebody as a payment or because you owe him, or because he helped you to buy something, then the bank will ask you for proof, for the receipt. It’s funny. (Yes, Master.) In Europe, one of our members had that problem. (Oh, wow.) She just had to send some money to another brother to help to buy something from another country. And then the bank made trouble. She had to bring them the receipt and all that stuff, and the receipt is in another country. The products are from another country, for example like that. (Yes, Master.) That’s what really bothers me. It’s not fair. My money, I earned it very honestly. And whatever I had given to the bank, there were like tax returns, even from America, and I left them in that bank, and another bank.
Originally, I put them in another branch and then they moved to another address and another manager, and then the other bank also changed ownership and changed its name. It was very difficult for me to find them. (Oh. Understand.) And once I found them, they didn’t want to give me back my money, even though I had all the papers to prove who I am. (Oh. Wow.) And they advised me to go and find an international lawyer. I don’t even know where that person is. I don’t have time and I don’t want to go to court and all that. (Yes, Master.) I have enough problems already without a court case. (Yes, right. Yes, Master.)
So never mind, maybe I will just have to eat brown rice and sesame, or live in a tent somewhere or on the street, if nobody has a roof for me. (Oh, no, Master.) I had to keep moving and I can’t just ask disciples to house me. I don’t even know them. I don’t know their names… I mean we gather together, but I don’t have any personal, truly personal contact or relationship with anyone. (Understand, Master. Yes, Master.) I would feel bad to bother them. Unless Heaven tells me to do that, I would never do such a thing. (Yes, Master.)
I don’t think the idea of having a European Union is a bad idea. It’s quite good. United we stand. It’s just that the people in some of the departments of the European Union, these people who organize something in the European Union system maybe don’t have sufficient IQ or are not trained well enough and mess up the reputation. (Understand.) Because it’s ironic that they are the ones who emphasize no corruption. Recently, one of the vice presidents of the European Union has been in jail for corruption. It’s in the news all over. And they found money, caught red-handed with cash. Maybe a million or more. (Oh, my God.) Truly, the real evidence is there.
In my bank account, there’s no evidence of (me) doing anything wrong, and all the money has been legally put in there. (Yes, Master.) Because even before the European Union, if you wanted to put money in the bank, you had to prove it already. (Yes, Master. Understand.) You had to say where it comes from.
Of course, I have been all over and there are some houses I sold in order to move to another house. Otherwise, I don’t have the money to buy a new house. (Right.) And then, in the in-between time, the money goes into the bank. Then, when I don’t need to buy any more houses, the money stays there and also like tax refunds, even from America, etc. (Yes, Master.) I hardly use that money from the bank, I hardly use.
Actually, if they want to make trouble, they will just tell you anything. Even some of my money came from a bank in Singapore – my bank, for example. And they told me Singapore is a Muslim country– because of that. But Singapore has never been a Muslim country. My God. (Yes. It’s not logical.) Even five-year-old kids anywhere know that. (Yes, Master. Yes.) And even if Singapore was a Muslim country, not all people are Muslim and not all Muslims are doing anything bad. (Yes, Master.) So, I don’t understand the system anymore. And for me, just a small potato in the whole planetary system, have so many problems like that.
I don’t even have exceedingly a lot of money in the bank. Imagine how many more people have a lot of money in the bank and who have to do international business – how troublesome for them. (Yes. Indeed.) Now, to have to retrace all the records and all the transactions in order to prove where their money comes from, in order to do more transactions or buy things or do anything with their money. (Yes, Master. Understand.)
If a person in a bank, for example, has not done anything bad at all, no record of any bad things, then they should not just blanket everybody like that anytime they want just to keep the money. (Yes, Master.) I don’t have respect for that. Even if I want to take out the money, I said, “OK, if you don’t allow me to spend my own money, then how about I give it all to the church? I just sign it and you send it to any church.” “No, cannot.” So obviously, they just want to keep the money in their bank. It’s not about me being a bad customer or bad citizen or anything. (Yes, Master. Understand Master. That sounds like a robber.) Well, you said it. Not I. But the thing is, even if I want to track all these records again, I’ve been all over the world – it’s very difficult now. (Understand, Master.) Difficult to track them all back. I don’t have a talent to keep records of things for many decades like that. (Understand. Yes, Master.) I have money in their bank for decades, not just one, two years. And they keep changing their place as well, and changing the manager as well, so I had no witness. (Yes, Master. Understand.) Yes. And even in one of the banks, the new manager knew me. And still, they can make trouble. Maybe it’s not him who makes trouble, it’s somebody else, an advisor or whatever, (Understand. Yes, Master.) either for personal purposes, personal gain, for promotion, or just to keep money in the bank, to make it look rich. It’s a small local bank.
I’m telling you. How do I have time? You remember I told you I’ve got a house in Spain and I’d been there before, but when I came back, I don’t remember where the address is. Remember that story? (Yes, Master.) I just remember the area, and then luckily one taxi driver knew it and he took me there, and when he passed by the house, I remembered the house. I said, “There, there, there, there. Stop, stop.” Luckily.
And you know how long I have been in Hsihu, but every time I can never remember how to direct any car to go to Hsihu. (Yes, Master.) And the last time I went there with an Uber, or something; a car, not a taxi but an Uber car, he could not find the place in Hsihu for me. Because I also don’t know how to tell him. And then, we had to go to a neighbor’s house, after midnight even. (Oh.) It was not a next-door neighbor; it was a far-away neighbor, but that was the only house that still had a light on because the man inside was still working on the computer or something. So, we went and asked him, and he said, “Oh, very nearby. Oh, Ching Hai’s place? I know.” “All vegan. Yeah?” I said, “Yes, yes, yes. I’m also vegan.” And then he recognized me. He said, “Oh, Master! Why do You come home so late?” I said, “Well, we’ve been lost for many hours now. Please take me home.” So, he went out with his car and then brought me home without wanting any money to pay for the petrol even. So, I had to bring out whatever I had. I said, “This is for the dog-people. If you don’t accept the money, these are for the dog-people.” And then finally, he took some. You see, the people there are very honest and very honorable people, the Taiwanese (Formosan) people. (Yes, Master.) Many times, I experienced that. Their honesty is really to be admired.
So now, we have many problems. So, I could not, even if I wanted to, chase all the papers back, if they’re still there. Like, the house, you have to go… I can’t even remember the name of the street of the houses. This is the problem. I couldn’t care less where I live, and what and where, that’s why. Because I’m too busy working for the spiritual aspect. And then, wherever I live, I live; normally people know it – so-called disciples know it and just bring me to the house. And I meditate all the way until the house, so I don’t even know anything else. I can’t remember the street name. I keep moving from one house to another, so I keep forgetting. Even Hsihu, I lived there for decades, still, I don’t know how to get home. Because I’m not a driver and I don’t notice the road. I just meditate while in the car, or I’m too tired, and then just rest, I lay down and sleep, after working, after a lecture, or after any other work. (Yes, Master.) Oh, man.