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Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 7 от 10

00:28:11

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 7 от 10

I said we have to make an excuse to go back to Taipei. One by one, we make friends with all these new people. Because the outsiders also, they are so very friendly but business-friendly. Also, they are happy that we are vegan also, ideal for them. They love the same ideal people, so they serve us, wow, special. Everything is so good, so good.I can’t stand the cold so I brought extra. But now there seems no need. It’s hot. We can have air con again! (Yeah!) I can talk again! Private stuff. Nowadays, it’s so convenient. OK, we meditate, and then at four o’clock, we go eat; and then at five o’clock, we go home; and at six o’clock, I go do my work. Is the food OK, guys? (Yes.) Now and then. Now and then is OK. At home, you eat better, for sure; don’t care. (Yes.) Now and then is OK. I have to eat that every day, so you cannot complain. You eat only once in a while. You come see Master for two days, three days. Even if it’s no good, you don’t complain. (Yes.) Because if you complain, I would think I should also. I’ll write a letter: “Every day, same food, my God! Every day similar food.” In…they cook better, more variety. Sometimes they have Spanish food; sometimes they have vegan curry, real Indian curry, cook vegan samosas. Sometimes we have vegan spring rolls, Aulacese (Vietnamese), real. Sometimes we have real this, real that. Sometimes we have real vegan sandwiches, do-it-yourself. (You make us hungry.) You’re hungry now? (After You describe it so good.) Oh, yeah? I am very good at describing. (Yes, yes.) That’s the only thing I’m good at, especially when I don’t have them. I do it especially, so that they feel bad that they don’t give me anything.When I was in Taipei… You know Taipei is a very good city for vegan food. I went to Taipei one time, for some reason, I forgot; of course, I go here and there sometimes. Ah, yeah. I know what. I went to the mountain to do a retreat. And then after the retreat, I said, “Oh, I feel like eating something. I don’t feel like going home, eating the same stuff yet, so let’s go treat ourselves to something. Look on the internet to see where, what. OK?” And then we went. They said nearby, otherwise, we’d have to take too long to drive. Nearby, there’s an Aulacese (Vietnamese) restaurant – not our disciples, not our initiates who made it, outside people. It was so good, so good! Even just a simple (vegan) noodle tasted so good. And that (vegan) sandwich they made, Aulacese (Vietnamese) Aulacese (Vietnamese) (vegan) bread, oh, my God, a long time, I didn’t have. Long time, I don’t know how many years or decades or centuries since I’d had this good food. So, I ate, ate, ate. And one of the drivers, he is specialized in eating. Whatever you put in front of him, no matter how much, he would finish it all for you. So, I said, “Wow! We should do this every day.” The way he ate made me hungry, eat more, enjoy. And I said, “I feel sorry for myself. Now we’ll go home and eat the same stuff again, almost the same every day.” Because they buy in a chunk. They buy big, so that it’s cheaper. So, they probably buy 100 watermelons, so we have to eat that for one month, for example. Cheaper, you know? Wholesale. Or 2000 kilograms of potatoes, then we have to eat that for another two months. It’s cheap. At least it’s clean water over there. And they buy big chunk, big boxes of cabbages, and then we have to demolish it in two, three months, or maybe one month minimum. And so on and so forth.So, I don’t even need to have magic power or go to the kitchen to check. I know what’s going to be on my table tonight. So, I said, “No, let’s go eat something good.” So, we went to eat that Aulacese (Vietnamese) food. So good, so good. And I said, “Is there some other food like this, similar foreigner food?” They said, “Oh, many, Master. We have even Mexican vegan.” Oh, to the “Mexi-mum.” “Mexi-mum” tortillas, “Mexi-mum” what? Tell me. ((Vegan) Tamales.) (Vegan) burrito in “Mexi-mal.” And then they even have an Italian restaurant, and Thai vegan, and Italian vegan, Mexican vegan. I said, “Wow! What am I doing in the New Land? These are all my faves!” Indian vegan and Mexican – oh, these are all my faves, all this lifetime, years. The problem is I have been around. I’ve traveled a lot before, even during marriage time, so I have tasted all kinds of good food. And now… stuck here.I really felt sorry for myself that day. I said we have to make an excuse to go back to Taipei. One by one, we make friends with all these new people. Because the outsiders also, they are so very friendly but business-friendly. Also, they are happy that we are vegan also, ideal for them. They love the same ideal people, so they serve us, wow, special. Everything is so good, so good. Because they know we are vegan. We said, “We are vegan, so make sure everything is vegan.” “Yeah, we have only vegan here.” Wonderful. No need to worry.The attendant brings food for me every day. Normally, they put it out there and then whenever I feel the time, I come out and get it and bring it to my table. So yesterday, I said, “I am sure it’s the same again like yesterday, right?” He said, “More or less, Master. Except the potato is boiled instead of fried,” or whatever, instead of boiled. Boiled whole instead of boil chopped. I said to him, “Hey, you think you miss …food or not? It’s better than here, right?” He said, “Yeah, yeah. A little bit more variety.” I said, “If you miss the food, you go, man. Go there to eat.” He said, “No, Master. It’s OK. You are here, I am here. I won’t go just for food.” I said, “Really? Wow, that’s touchy-feely. Oh, good, good, good.” I said, “Yeah, of course, if I can eat, you can, right?” He said, “OK, no problem.” He said, “Oh, for me, no problem.” For him. He said, “It doesn’t matter.” Meaning, it doesn’t matter, it’s equal to him. I don’t think he tells 100% truth, but it’s OK. He didn’t want to make me feel bad. I think I should move to Taipei. Why should I stay here? I can move all of you also. We’ll rent a hotel or something. You pay, I eat. (I invite You!) Yeah! (OK!) We are not many. We are about 100 people sometimes. We can book one whole hotel all year round. And today we go to Indian, tomorrow we go to Mexican, next day Italian, and the other day Aulacese (Vietnamese), and the other – Korean even! They have Korean vegan. Oh, all kinds!And other days, Sunday we go – we go where? Thai vegan. Wow! You’re right, I am hungry too. (Then You’ll make me into the real Happy Buddha.) It has an effect, I am telling you. You are happy already, no need to make exaggeration. We’re happy to see you like that already. No need to please us any further. We wish you to develop but not exaggerate, because then we have to carry you. We have to wheel you in the hall. We have some wheelchairs. Can do. I wheel my food because they put it on the tray, and then I put it on the wheeling table, because I cannot carry all that. Actually, they give a lot; the portion is a lot. Just that this is for a public kitchen. I sometimes cannot eat, so I return almost the same. I do think of these Aulacese (Vietnamese), and Mexican, and Korean, and Italian, and whatnot. What else? Thai and Indian. Oh, all kinds of my favorites! My God!The lucky Taipei people. And even then, not all of them are vegetarian or vegan. Shame! Don’t you think so? (Yes.) Shame on you, Taipei people. You should be vegan. It’s so convenient! I wish I could exchange places with them. Then I do nothing ‒ don’t have to be Master, don’t have to sit here, drooling about all kinds of food. Of course, they have Chinese vegan restaurants also. And to eat outside in an ordinary restaurant is a treat, I’m telling you.I don’t go to Loving Hut so often. Only once every two years, maybe. And (only) if I have to. Because if I go there, it’s work. It’s work to go to Loving Hut restaurants, my own Loving Hut restaurant to eat. I could even get overly praised, overly kneeled on the floor, and just making people look at me like weird stuff. “Why is She making people kneel?” I don’t make anybody kneel. They come, “Oh, Master!” Just come out of the kitchen, “Oh, Master!” and then on the floor. I feel sorry for the floor. Just drop like that, so heavy. One-hundred-pound person drops like that, or more even, sometimes 200 pounds, depends. Happy Buddhas. Happy lady Buddhas. And, OK, that’s not all. Everybody comes to put their head over my (vegan) soup. On my table, my food is here, “Master, bless me! Please!” Surely my soup won’t taste the same. Now you laugh? Why did it take so long? Translation. Wait until the Korean and Aulacese (Vietnamese) laugh, then we’re finished. You’ve finished laughing? There is more to come, but I forgot.They treat you equally. They don’t come and make trouble. Some know it, but they just say, and then I know. Then I don’t say anything. I pretend they don’t know, and they pretend they don’t know me, until I pay. After I pay, they say, “Where do You live?” “Are You the...?” I say, “Look the same, look similar, right?” They say, “You are not?” If I say I am, they don’t believe it. “You? Really? You? Yourself? It’s You? Your very self?” I say, “Yeah. You asked me, so I have to say the truth.” “Oh! Photograph, please!” And then the whole restaurant comes out. Well, at least they wait until I’ve enjoyed my dinner, and don’t put their head over my soup, or my salad, or whatnot. Sometimes they don’t know until the end. Somehow, they find out. When I come to pay and then they look close up. “Huh? Uh… Eeh…” So funny. Couldn’t speak, just, “Ah... eh... em... ah… You are Supreme Master Ching Hai, right? A vegetarian, right?”First, they say, “You are vegetarian, right? You’re vegan, right?” And I say, “Yes.” “Ah, yes, I know. You, Supreme Master Ching Hai, right? Yes or no?” And then if I… I cannot say no, and I say, “Yes,” and then they ask again and again and again. “Really? It’s You? Yourself? Supreme Master Ching Hai self?” So I say to the assistant, “Tell her.” I’m embarrassed, man. I cannot just say, “Here! Me! Gorilla coming.” Keep asking ten times, I’m embarrassed. Everybody is looking and listening now. The whole restaurant knows. Before, they didn’t notice; they kept eating their own noodles, minding their own salad. Until they all make a big deal and take photos and whatnot, and then the whole restaurant begins.
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2020-11-30   1339 Преглед
Между Учителя и учениците
2020-11-30

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 6 от 10

00:26:31

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 6 от 10

Even a simple place doesn’t mean lousy, sloppy, or shabby. A simple place can be very beautiful, very cute, and lovely, and very warm, cozy, cozy. I like those. I think I’ll forget Lord (Mahavira) today. Sorry. My calendar is coming out. You stay here and you bless everybody while I talk, or you talk, and I just sit there. It would be nicer.So, we do really need wisdom. Not because you get initiation and are secure, and then you don’t have to grow up anymore. We do have to. People outside, when you hire them for something the disciples cannot do, the Taiwanese (Formosan) cannot do, they hire outside people. Oh, they’re absolutely polite. They even stayed late at night to finish just the roof, glass roof for me. They stayed overnight. They stayed until late at night to do it, and even then, it was their New Year. It’s the most important for them, but they stayed to do it. I did not ask, but they knew I needed it.I stayed on the roof, and then they put the filtered sunglass on top for me, and they stayed late. Of course, later I rewarded them with extra money. I said, “This is for your wife, your kids at home. When you get home, you say this is for New Year, so they don’t complain (about) why you stayed late, and they don’t doubt that maybe you stayed somewhere else. This money is the proof. And tell them they can call me, call my people here to prove that you were here all this time with all your workers and many other eyewitnesses.” He said, “No problem, we are working, we are not doing anything.” I said, “You know, I know, but the wife doesn’t know. We women are very, very careful about husbands and men. We never trust 100%. We always reserve something to prove, for fun. Just to have something to think about or to be on edge, to be alive, like, ‘We’re still here. Watch us. We’re sharp.’”And later, I gave much more extra money, not just the overtime. They didn’t want to take it. They respect me so much, even they’re not disciples. Respect. So, everybody was willing to stay and work. But I gave them extra money for overtime and then for New Year, for them and extra more for their family. I said, “This is for your wife. Tell her why you got this money, so that she doesn’t complain or she doesn’t feel hurt, that maybe you treated the work more importantly than your family, even on New Year’s Eve time. I really appreciate that you stayed. I did not expect it, but I really appreciate it so much that tonight I can stay here now, that I don’t have to stay in the room downstairs.”I don’t like the room. It’s just an empty roof, and then they put a tent for me, and I was so happy there. Really, I was reluctant to leave. Only after I discovered the cave, then I was not reluctant anymore. I moved immediately, like love at the first sight. But I was very pleased up there. I was so contented with a tent and the roof, empty everywhere. I was truly happy. During the retreat, I had to stay. I had to bear it until after the retreat, but I had to wear the shoes instead of walking bare feet like in the house, as I like. I wore the slippers just in case. And I didn’t touch the wood door, the poisonous door. I used cloth or something, or I did it with the elbow, with the cloth already on to avoid, in case, because I’m sensitive, I’m fragile, I’m small. I’m the smallest around here, am I not? Don’t you consider that? Without the high heels, you wouldn’t find me at all. “Where is Master? She disappeared!”One time, I was in France SMC center, and I always invited the Westerners, because it’s very small, and short-term Westerners come to my little hut behind the center. And I put vegan bread and even just vegan butter, they said, “Oh, yum, yum, yum.” I put anything, “Yum, yum, yum.” Whatever I gave, “Yum, yum!” They liked it; they were kind of, wow, so eager to get just a morsel. And then because it was in my place, I didn’t wear high heels; I just wore similar like this. If you were there or not, I don’t remember. If you don’t remember, you were not there. None of you. Imagine. You were there, you ate my (vegan) bread? (Yes.) OK. See that? One witness. And of course, so I wore sandals, slippers. And I wore this monk’s robe. And I was chopping (vegan) bread for everybody and putting some vegan mayonnaise or whatever I had that they prepared for me in the fridge. I said, “Bring more bread. Even just bread alone, they take it like gold.” Oh, my God. I’d never seen, just like hungry ghosts or something.They’d already eaten dinner, these were extra. But everybody’s like… Oh, my God, I thought I could open a shop and sell to disciples and I’d earn millions in no time, surely. They’d fight for it. Queuing outside, and making me more famous. And outsiders would even queue with them. “It must be good because a lot of people queuing.” They don’t know the disciples; they’d queue for anything as long as I am there. They’re just queuing, queuing. If I open a stinky tofu shop, oh, I’m sure you all will be standing there, drooling all day long. Come back again and again.So, I was chopping (vegan) bread, and some more people kept coming because this is a small place. It’s just like a small corridor and I had a little hut, maybe two by one and a half, something like that. Those storerooms that are ready-made, you buy and then you put there, and you just stay in. Wonderful! I love this kind of arrangement. I never liked any big building, bang, bang, boom, boom, cement. I don’t feel the difference between a big room and a small room. I’m small, luckily also. I enjoy this kind of quick build, simple. You live inside, you feel like, OK, you’ve accomplished something, just the way you like it. And then I chopped-chopped (vegan) bread and one of your sisters, her husband was there, and she was there, and she looked at me head to toe, toe to head again, and said, “Oh, without the high heels, You look so small!” I said, how can she guess? I said, “How can you guess? Didn’t you know this before? I’m glad you noticed now. Probably your wisdom eye opened.”Even a simple place doesn’t mean lousy, sloppy, or shabby. A simple place can be very beautiful, very cute, and lovely, and very warm, cozy, cozy. I like those. I am also busy. I don’t need to clean too big. That kind of house, you clean in “zoop,” one second, two the maximum. Very quickly. And you don’t need a lot of things, just a towel, a cleaning cloth; that’s it. You don’t need a lot of vacuum cleaner, that’s one thing less.Tell me, Nick. You look wise and old. I mean not old, wise. (Old, old, OK. I…) We’re in the same boat, don’t worry. Tell me. (I had a house with a wooden floor, and it was very, very old, but it was still new. And everybody would come in and say, “Why don’t you put the shellac or the shiny things that they do?”) Polishing it, right? (And I said, “No, I like it like that.” I would go with the vacuum cleaner, clean up, and I loved it. But everybody else wanted that shiny thing, not me.) Yeah, I know, I know. They have nothing else to do. (No. Yeah.) Just like if you’re just sniffling a little bit, ten people come up and tell you, “Take this, take that. Go to that doctor he’s good; that doctor, no, no. I know something, home remedy, take this.” And then they give you ten thousand medicines out of love. (And then some people said, “Oh, why don’t you tear it down and build a new one?”) Yeah, yeah, yeah. (I said, “No, no, I like this. I like simple.”)They told me like that with my old farmhouse in Spain. (I understand, in the same boat.) I didn’t even live there. I lived outside in a small hut I bought myself. It was too small actually, 1.60 (meter) and 1.90 (meter), but I fit. I even had a heater inside, a small television as well, and some hooks to hang my clothes. And I bought some small square things like they make it ready, a square box like this and you have two drawers in it. So, I bought about ten of them. I put them together, it became a bed. And I put a mattress or whatever I had on it, and that was wonderful. I had my clothes under, my tools, even a hammer and… Yeah! A hammer and a screwdriver, all kinds of stuff, you have no idea. I had all, it was organized.And then I was very happy, but they said, “This house…” Any worker who came to help me always advised me something. I said, “Does that cost me something also? Is that included in the price that you fix my pipe or not?” Just a joke.Anybody who came there always advised me, “Tear it down. Build a modern one.” I said, “I don’t even live in it, what for? Just leave it there, souvenir.” And if it becomes a ruin, then in Spain we have many ruins everywhere, so it just joins the club. I said, “What for do you take care of the things that you don’t need and unnecessary? It’s not even obliged (obligatory) by law.” But everybody who came, the guy who fixed the road a little bit, “You, that house is too old already.” I said, “It’s still livable. It’s still standing.” “You must build a new one. I know a builder, very good, very fast, cheap.” I said, “No need cheap or expensive. I just don’t need to.” Later, I was tired, so I said, “OK, OK. I’ll think about it maybe. If I want, I’ll call you. Give me your phone number quickly.” And then they were happy. “Call me. I’m always available for You.” My God.And sometimes I didn’t call them, they called me, “Hey, Your house, how about it now?” I said, “Nothing, it’s the same like before. You want to go have a look? Be welcome.” Oh, man, I’m telling you, people don’t understand. They busy themselves for nothing with too much trimming grass or manicuring plants. There are some manicured plants I’m going to remove also. Just like the fence, the plants they planted around the fence to keep it green or safe or whatever when they grow thicker together, but I don’t want it. If they grow very tall, and I don’t cut it, then it covers my view. If I let people cut it, I don’t feel good. I don’t want trees to be chopped and cut if truly not necessary.
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2020-11-29   1395 Преглед
Между Учителя и учениците
2020-11-29

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 5 от 10

00:31:34

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 5 от 10

We truly need to have wisdom; otherwise, everything we do is a nuisance for others. The more we want to help, the more trouble we make. This is the thing about our world, it’s like that. We have a lot of good-intentioned people, truly it’s like that. But good intention is not good enough! We must have wisdom; we must have concentration. In the morning, it’s a drama to get them out of my house, or my cave or whatever. Don’t care what, just don’t want to go. And then after they (attendants) left, (the dogs) want to go out. Yeah! Ask me to take them out! Joking? They think I have nothing to do but dogs, nobody else but dogs, nothing to do but take care of…? (Dogs.) Dogs. God. And then talk like they understand me, everything. “Oh, Master, You work very hard day and night for everybody, for the animals. Thank You.” And all that. “But work for us, work for me, work for the dogs, it’s better! Don’t stress Yourself. Take a walk with us. What for You’re reading all this stuff? It’s so boring, paperwork. Why? Take a walk with us, fresh air, running, climb trees, or whatnot. Go drink the water in the lake, even though it looks dirty but never mind. It’s cool. It’s free.”I said, “I wish I could, really.” I apologized to them. I said, “I am not really a good dog caretaker. I don’t have enough time to walk you out and walk with you. I just work here, and then now and then, you come nudging, and then I pet, pet, and give you some (vegan) snacks, clean your mouth, clean the floor. That’s it. I’m so sorry. I really am sorry.” But I told them, “There are worse situations for dogs. So, for that, I can forgive myself, and you please forgive me.” They understand all that, but it’s the same, same drama all the time.So, you see, a long time ago, I told you about the kings. We should not envy the kings, or the presidents and prime ministers, whoever is in a high position. In the public eye, it’s not easy to behave. People mostly would criticize you from jealousy or just from too much expectation. Don’t think that that person… The president is also just a man; the prime minister is also just an elder woman. She has also her limit, etc. Especially if they eat meat and drink, then their body is not even as capable. Because if they are the head of the state, then they have to work with many people. They have no selection of who comes to work with them. And these helpers sometimes can bring them down. You know many examples, like America. Even good presidents can be brought down by their own helpers because of karma, their inescapable karma.Otherwise, do you think any president would like to have an affair with a girl who came to help? Nobody would want that. Nobody is that stupid. No man would be that stupid. I know you say men are stupid, but no man would be that stupid to be in such a position and to have an affair, knowing that all eyes are always on 24/7. It’s just inescapable. It corners you. The karma just corners you, and she is there for that only. Not on purpose in the beginning, not intentionally, but the karma arranged it so that she came or he came just for that purpose. So, you have nowhere to run. So, ordinary people have an even better life than the head of state or any famous person, truly. They are always in the eyes of the public. They always have to behave well, even if they don’t feel well. It is another kind of prison. A prison. It’s like that.Because everyone who comes, brings different karma and affects you, and because you are using them – they volunteer, they help you – you have to bear some of their karma as well. That’s the give and take. It’s fair like that and you cannot avoid it. Formerly, the kings were even worse off. Wow! We had no telephone, no television, no email, no way of communication, so the kings had to rely on thousands of all kinds of people in order to get the word across. And even then, if the feedback came too slowly, also sometimes, somebody’s head was already chopped off before the king had enough time to clear the verdict or the innocence of the man or the woman. It happened.There was a joke, I’m not sure if it’s a joke or not, but one time a king was playing chess with his official or something, and then suddenly he needed to go to the bathroom, and then his eunuch asked, “So, what to do now?” He asked his attendant or something to continue playing for him until he came back, so the attendant or eunuch asked, “Your Majesty, what to do with this now?” And then there, at the same time, another person came in and asked about the decision – what to do with one of the prisoners waiting to be chop-chopped. So, at that time, he was just in the bathroom and he talked out, he said, “Just kill. Just kill it.” And that’s it, that guy was done. And when he came out, “Oh, my God! No, we did not even hear what he had done or anything.” And later, the king knew that he was innocent, but it was too late; his head already went somewhere else, away from the body. Things like that.You know chess. They say, “Just kill.” When you play chess, you attack or you kill. They say, “You kill the king.” Checkmate, right? (Checkmate.) Checkmate. Something like that. I used to play. I forgot now. I couldn’t even say the word. A long time, I think three, four decades ago. I played for fun. I used to have time to even play chess. Imagine now, what do I do? Just can play with dogs and don’t even have time. And they have to go and force me to play.The kings are worse than any person on this planet. I think people did not understand that, so mostly they criticize…I’m not reading yet, so don’t need this one. I can open a glasses shop, eyeglasses shop. I have more at home. If I buy one, they say, “Oh, Master likes it, buy two, two more.” If I want one banana, I have one big bunch. Today, really today, they gave me a whole bunch of bananas. I haven’t finished the two they gave me yesterday. I made a mistake; my fault. One moment, I’ll tell you in a minute. Don’t worry. No secret kept from you, cannot. Looks OK. Looks OK.The day before yesterday, they gave me a couple of bananas, the ones that I like, so I ate one, and I made a mistake. I returned the food leftover and the empty container, but I put the banana peels in it. “That means Master liked it! She ate it! And that’s probably the last one, that’s why She threw it in to let us know.” Today, I got the whole big one. This big, ready, ripe to eat. How can one person eat so fast, even if I want to? It’s funny. In case you want to become a Master, you should know all these things. If you don’t like bananas, don’t ever mention it. And if you eat bananas, don’t return the peels to the kitchen, never, or you will get more than you bargained for. This is 100% more or no?I returned one peel only, banana peel, and I got 20 of them in one big…a big bunch of it, the whole thing. So, that’s the lesson for you, banana lesson; must remember if you want to be somebody. I guess if you’re a president, it’s also like that. If you’re a king, it’s also like that. If you want something, everybody goes out, buys like crazy. So, you can see in my house, my room may be small, but the shoes are everywhere. I have not even time… I did, I did have time to clean up many of them, throw away many already that I don’t need, I don’t want. And now, more are coming! More than what I threw out. It all keeps interest all the time. It’s like a bank. I’m like a banker. One banana peel becomes 20 whole bananas, in the whole… one bunch.You didn’t tell the girls to come? (Yes, they’re coming.) Coming also? Always the girls after? (They are here.) Where are they? (Over there.) Sit there already, where? Come here. Come here. Otherwise, you’ll feel neglected, yeah, and then your heart complains, and then I cannot sleep. Come, come, come. I forgot. OK?I have a thousand things and my dogs bother me, and my attendants bother me, and the trees bother me; they planted in the wrong place. That’s why I’m busy right now, to remove them. They planted so next to my house. Like in Hsihu, if there is no door, you cannot get inside the house because everywhere are trees; trees just so next to your window like this. And the trees are so nervous, they cannot grow bigger, because if they grow bigger, my window will be crushed. Here is the same. Plant trees everywhere. My God!They planted so many trees to make a fence. But when they grow big, then I cannot see any more outside; only the fence of the trees is next to me. And I don’t like that. We have so many trees already. And they pick a place where there is no sun at all. The sun runs on the other side of the mountain, so all day long, just some rays come in to one corner. Already no sun, but they said good feng shui. OK, I accept anything nowadays. I give in. I surrender because I can never win. I’m one person, and they are thousands. So many ideas, and the same with my shoes. I wish one day I could have more time to sort out the shoes again.Maybe we can sell them, including the glasses. And dresses that I don’t need. It’s not my taste and not my size. This one this morning, I had to even alter it a little bit, otherwise, it becomes like this. It looks like a mushroom. I’m already small and the upstairs big. I take out the padding, otherwise, I look like a muscleman. Macho, macho man. Not caveman, but muscleman. So now I have to ask them please remove many of them because they will grow very tall, and then they will cover everything. I like to see the slope, even a little bit, because that place is very small; both sides are mountain, hemmed in, and a little slope on both sides. So, I like to see that. I don’t like everything just square and sculptured and manicured grass and stuff like that. I’m not used to it. I don’t really like that. I like natural. And if I keep all these fences next to my window, the trees, I will never see them. And it will cover whatever little ray of sun that sneaks into my yard.And the little square yard is about this size, and they planted trees all over. And at the cave, they planted in front of my cave. The trees, they will grow like this, and the trunk will grow like this. And they planted right next to the wall of my cave, in front of my door, in front of my window. What’s the use of making a window when it’s going to be all covered up? And it’s not enough, they put crawling plants all over, hanging down now already and they’re going to invade everything. Where is their wisdom? My God. “Master loves trees!” Of course. Why not bring it all into my kitchen, my living room, my bathroom, my toilet? What’s the use of making a deck or the yard? Just plant all trees. “Master loves trees!” Like the banana story. You understand what I’m saying? And now I’m busy having to undo many things.But last time I came here to see you guys – not you guys, maybe other guys, other “you guys” – my car broke down on the highway. It happened the second time during my travels, no, third time maybe. So, I thought, OK, I had enough warning already. If I continue to travel, maybe my kids will never see me again, you know, kids – white hair, white beard, bent back.That’s why I have to bear it, but then I have to redo many things. Busy these days, a lot. And I’m not settled down yet; not unpacked all my things yet. These things were already here. We just wheeled the whole clothes rack in, so I just pick it out and wear it. Easy. But then again, I still had to fix it. I want to wear another one, it’s similar. So, I thought, “OK, I’ll repair the first one, otherwise, I keep picking and it takes too long.”We truly need to have wisdom; otherwise, everything we do is a nuisance for others. The more we want to help, the more trouble we make. This is the thing about our world, it’s like that. We have a lot of good-intentioned people, truly it’s like that. But good intention is not good enough! We must have wisdom; we must have concentration.
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2020-11-28   1592 Преглед
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2020-11-28

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 4 от 10

00:32:36

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 4 от 10

So, whatever I do, I feel like I’m just repaying their kindness, and I feel like God has given me this opportunity to repay their kindness, to spread love. That’s all. I never feel like I am doing any favor for anybody. And you should feel the same.Maybe she was a cat. No, she’s like a cat, (A lion.) and she climbs so fast. She is used to t
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2020-11-27   1498 Преглед
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2020-11-27

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 3 от 10

00:29:44

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 3 от 10

So, every day you have to pray and thank all beings for the meal you eat. Thank God, of course, above all. And thank all involved in the meal you eat. Thank the farmers who toil, rain and shine to take care of the vegetables or the food that comes onto your table.I thought, my God, it should not happen like this, especially in America! We, in many countries, have the idea that America is a very rich country, very secure for everyone, but it isn’t always like that. When it comes to recession time, they call it or something like that, people just lose jobs, and they don’t have enough money even to take care of any other things, except for themselves. And the whole family sometimes moves to some charitable shelter or something. And once you’ve lost the job, once you’ve lost your house, you have no address. You cannot go find a job if you don’t have a mailing address. One thing leads to another.Many educated people, high-paid persons before, succumb to this kind of situation. And they end up becoming homeless or staying in some shelter temporarily. And nowadays, some organizations, they lend the addresses to give the homeless people a kind of stable place, so that they can apply for jobs. When you go to an interview, the company, the staff manager that interviews you, he doesn’t immediately say, “Hey, we’ll hire you.” Now or tomorrow, “We’ll call you.” So, you need a phone. Or, “We’ll mail you.” Etc., etc. Or they will ask more questions, and then you have to write to them, and then they will answer you through whatever address. If you don’t have an address, that means you are nobody in the society anymore, no matter what. And then that’s the situation. Everything is sometimes so sad in this world. So sad.Yesterday, I saw a little moth, very little one. And she died because of too much wind at one time, and then she just died on the floor. And I thought she was still alive. I was trying to get the glass and the paper to scoop her in, but she didn’t move. So, I put her on the tree, and she didn’t move again. So I said, “Oh my. You’re dead? So sorry about that. Your life is so short and then you had to die just like that already.” I felt it was so unfair for this moth. I felt so sorry for her. It just touched me somehow, in my heart, that everything in this world is so cruel, so unkind. So, the little helpless and harmless and fragile little moth like that, she couldn’t even enjoy her short life in peace. And that’s not to talk about if some other animals don’t eat her before, even.And then sometimes, if we cook something or eat something, the insects come and then you have to remove them, outside. And I also feel very bad. I feel like, my God, even just to eat something, you have to fight with other beings. Not to talk about many insects die or get injured during the farming season, or off-season, on-season, after, before season. If we don’t think about it, we can survive. If we do, we don’t want to live anymore. Such a hassle to keep this body going. Even simple already, not like very luxurious or anything.So, every day you have to pray and thank all beings for the meal you eat. Thank God, of course, above all. And thank all involved in the meal you eat. Thank the farmers who toil, rain and shine to take care of the vegetables or the food that comes onto your table. And thank the other people: the transport company, the drivers, the ones who harvested it, the ones who washed it, made it ready and put it in a nice container or bag for you to take home. Everything in this world, we owe someone. We use anything at all, we owe everyone. Even tiny bees, insects, they are doing their job so that we…Just stretch it out more. Yeah, on that side. Yeah, yeah, that’s the east side. We have a south side, north side, who cares. Do it. You don’t have a chair? Are you leaning on a chair? Yes? (No.) (No, I’m not.) No, you don’t have? (I have my cushion.) Just a cushion. (Yes.) You should have a little chair. Anybody have a chair? Can somebody go get me a chair for him, please? He is not talking. I am talking. Can somebody go out, get me a chair from the shop? Please. Chair for him. (I have a chair.) Never mind. Never mind. You sit, because when you go out now, you’ll miss me. I think. (Thank You, Master.) I am not sure. But, no. OK, OK. That one. Yeah. It’s more comfy. You’re a driver, aren’t you? Not, not, OK, also fine, fine. Look at that, how much love is going on. (Thank You, Master.) Be careful. (Thank You, Master.) That’s good. All right, enough already. How many chairs? For him also, good. Anybody else who needs a chair? We empty the shop outside for you. Sit. You’re a driver, right? (Yes.) So, you drive all day, sit all day already, now come here, have to sit again. So sorry. Such is life. You know, it’s not fair, anything, I told you already, just before. Nothing is fair in this world.And don’t think he eats a lot, so he grows so big. No, not necessarily. It’s the thyroid gland sometimes. Yeah, when it functions slow, then people get chubby. Or too much fat they put in their hamburger, even vegan burgers, because they like it. And some people just get fat without any reason. And some people eat so much, I’m telling you, and they are like a toothpick. It’s true, right? You know, right? (Yes.) So, don’t criticize anybody; it’s just the way it is. Karma. (Happy Buddha.) Happy Buddha. You look like Maitreya. You need it a little bit bigger though, to compare with Him; that’s just the disciple size. He is like this, the stomach protruding out.So, we created so many different karmas like that. And even nowadays, after initiation, still have. Each one has different karma. And you must meditate well, in order to minimize a little bit, so Master can help you. Because if Master gives you too much power, you also cannot bear. If you clean the karma too quickly, you will have problems, or you will die.Different people create different karma. I have people who help me, but they create different karma also. Or the people who come here with pure intentions to meditate and to see the Master and to elevate themselves, but they also bring different karma. Like a few days ago, I suddenly had such a terrible pain, so I checked and I knew who was coming, and there were two people who were very sick, two Aulacese (Vietnamese) people. I don’t want to say who. Never mind, you know. If you’re very sick, you should not come here, not come here with the intention of wanting Master to cure you. There are medicines; there are doctors. We should not always rely on Master for everything. My body is also very fragile like yours, maybe even more fragile sometimes. I don’t look it, but the body is the body. And I work so hard, sometimes I really abuse this vehicle. Just like if you drive your car and you don’t really take care of it all the time: you don’t change the oil, you don’t have time, or you give cheaper gasoline and make him run, poor car, etc, etc. And you forget to pump in the air, or you don’t have time if you are very busy, and the car is also feeling its age. Or when the car is older, it doesn’t go as fast as before, or you shouldn’t go as fast as before; many parts of the car have to be constantly maintained or changed. The body is the same. But we neglect our body too badly. I myself, truly. But I truly sometimes have no choice with the inside work pressing and the outside work pressing.And the dogs, they don’t understand anything about my job, about my inside, outside. They say they know, “You work day and night for the world.” They told me that, but they don’t care – always come sissy-sassy, want pet, want hugs want (vegan) snacks, want to stick around, don’t want to go to their room. They fought tooth and nail with my new assistants just to stay behind; they don’t want to go out of the gate. They fight with them. Oh really, so terrible. I feel so sorry for the new assistants. They harass them no end. I said, “Go, now!” And then, “OK, OK. OK! OK! I’m going!” And then looking back, “I’m really going?” I said, “You’re going!” They play their game, you know, dogs. I’m telling you.And then escape and all that stuff. Only the mother – she is the wild one because she was born in the wild and lived in the wild before she saw me. Before, nobody could ever touch her. Nobody could go near her even. Only after I got her babies, then she came knocking at my door. And a couple of …a week or ten days, I already could carry her on my shoulder, walking around, showing off to the neighbors. “I got her. See? Caught her!” Because she became like a puppy. She is also one puppy, tough life. She was so young and got pregnant because they’re wild dogs. And she became like one of the puppies. She is the most sissy-sassy of all. I said, “What? You’re a mom, you know that? This is your babies’ stuff, not yours.” But she doesn’t care. She doesn’t really realize that she is older than her babies, just one year plus older; it doesn’t make any difference to her. Afterward, she behaved just like a puppy. Just because she was so used to living in the open, so now and then, she tries to escape, and she is so good at escaping. Before, she could jump. There are fences like that, these kinds of fences? She puts her four paws on it, climbs up, up, up. Two seconds, she’s out. No, not even two seconds, one second. She’s so fast, so fast.That’s why I could never catch her before. I didn’t want her to go out, not because I’m controlling, but I don’t want her to go out eating garbage, and then bring back bad germs and something for the little babies. Before, I scolded her a lot. But she tried, and then she opened windows, and she bit the whole wall to try to get out. She bit the whole wall down. I don’t know how she didn’t die because these are painted. Even if you breathe in or you taste a little bit, you would feel some effect. No, nothing. This girl, she’s invincible. The whole body was all white – the nose, all the hairs was all white, and the ear hairs was all white, the tongue white too – nothing happened to her! I was worried sick, but nothing happened.The moment I’m not careful, she runs. If I open the door, she runs under our legs and out, in… not in 60 seconds, not even six seconds. Six nanoseconds. She’s so fast, so fast because she was so skinny before. Now she’s more chubby but still skinny, so escapes so quick. She climbs so fast and jumps out. And sometimes, she sees some tree nearby, and she uses that tree, climbs up the tree and then near the fence, then she’s up, goes comes out like that. Oh, my God! This girl, incredible! And she uses magic to break even the iron chain, just to get out.(She was a cat before because she likes to climb.) Maybe she was a cat. No, she’s like a cat, (A lion.) and she climbs so fast. She is used to the wild life. She is street smart, so smart. Before, when we were in Thailand, we fenced everywhere but we could never catch her. I hired everybody. And then one time, luckily, we used the big basket that you use for leaves in the garden. And then one Korean guy, looked like he had affinity with her, he came in and just caught her like that. But two days later, she was gone again, etc. Never mind, don’t talk about her. And last night, I was so tired looking for her. Everybody was looking, and to everybody else I said, “You go home and sleep. I’ll wait for her. She will come back.” I just don’t know when, that’s all. She’ll come back. They always come back.
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2020-11-26   1583 Преглед
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2020-11-26

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 2 от 10

00:31:16

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 2 от 10

Because building something big is disturbing the earth a lot and sacrifices many trees and plants and insects, and maybe birds or squirrels, their area. They’ve been living in there. And you never know when they have their nests or something, and babies just born, or their eggs. It’s not a very nice thing for them.There was a former vice president of Taiwan (Formosa), she came to visit me again just a few days ago. No, last week. I think it was Saturday last week. And then we talked and then she told me many things and I told her things. And she said people should do this, do that. Other organizations, they’re planning to build this, build that, like temple stuff. I said, “We don’t build anything anymore. These things already exist, so we use them.” Because building something big is disturbing the earth a lot and sacrifices many trees and plants and insects, and maybe birds or squirrels, their area. They’ve been living in there. And you never know when they have their nests or something, and babies just born, or their eggs. It’s not a very nice thing for them. I don’t really like building anything. It costs too much manpower, time, finance, and the earth. It costs something to the environment. I don’t always feel very comfortable building anything. That’s why whenever I find a cave or whatever’s simple, I like to stay there. I feel happier that way, that I don’t disturb anyone at all. But your brothers and sisters tell me, “It’s the twenty-first century already. You don’t have to live in a cave anymore, Master.” I said, “Why? I’m a cavewoman. Everybody knows that since a long time already. I got used to it.” But there’s a cave here. It has already served its time. It’s getting dangerous now to stay there, so they dug me out. But still, I don’t really feel like moving, but I don’t want everyone to get worried about my safety. So, it’s sensible to move out. Twenty-first century.We had 20 many centuries, not just 21. Twenty-one is counted since the Lord Jesus Christ only. Before that, we existed a long, long, long time. Many civilizations came and went. Many Masters came and went, either anonymously or recorded in history. So many. In the beginning, we came here from the Brahman Heavens. That was the beginning of humankind. We could fly. We had magical power. We could communicate telepathically without ears. We could see thousands of miles away. And then we began to taste this and that. And then we ate more solid food, and then we became more solid. That’s why we cannot fly. And then we even began to eat raw meat, kill other beings, lesser beings, to eat. And then, after that, we discovered fire and then we ate more because it maybe tasted better. And then we discovered other plants, combined with the meat, and so on and so forth. And then our body became coarser and coarser, and heavier and heavier, and our mind also became clouded. Our soul, because it’s connected with the mind and the body, also felt dragged down. And that’s the result of us: the way we look, the way we behave right now. And then, because we liked to eat more and more, we began to fight with each other for food. And then we needed houses because the body became weaker. The immune system – used to be more refined, more holy, more wholesome – became weaker and weaker with each generation, with each day that passed, because we ate too many different things and animals and stuff.And then we had to fight with each other for survival. And then we needed governments to regulate the laws that make the rules. And then we needed the police to keep the rules. And then the ones who don’t understand the rules are thrown in prison and get angry, come out and revolt, etc. And the more and more karma all the time. So, even now after initiation, we still have the karma. Even though the maya’s gone, the karma is already there, it cannot disentangle from the body because it’s like tearing your flesh. To squeeze out the blood or try to squeeze out the blood out of your flesh, something like that. It would be horribly painful. Physically speaking or even spiritually speaking, it’s impossible.You can stretch out, baby. Stretch it out or I’ll show you how. I cannot. Stretch it out. What is it? (From Your attendant.) Oh, let me think. I’ll give him the key. I forgot. I forgot that they came back, so we locked the house. Can you please give it to him, to the person who gave you the note? (OK.) Thank you. Tell him, “Not one key missing.” Just joking. I can trust them. If they’d like to take my dress, then I will have an excuse not to wear it anymore. It would be nice. That’s the only valuable thing there. I don’t think they want to. And then they will talk like the sisters.Sometimes they come to my house, they help me to clean the house when I don’t have a lot of time, or when I need the muscle to move some furniture. And then they wear the gown and the gloves and all that, and the hats, you know, those kind of hats for cooking, so the hair doesn’t fall out. And they also wear special shoes to come in the house, so I don’t have to clean again. And they wear gloves, so I don’t have to smell their sweat. There are two different people; they smell different. One person is already unbearable. Men, they smell stronger than women. I don’t know why. What’s wrong? What did you eat? What did you guys eat? (They sweat.) They sweat? You don’t sweat? Sure, they work harder than women. Breadwinner and stuff. And then we criticize, like I did last week. I said, “The smell put me off.” But they have to sweat, they work harder. And don’t ever try to smell their socks. You will faint. Normally, [when] they come to my house, they wear slippers to come in but their socks are still on. And then even if they work right at the entrance, I still smell it. I said, “Did you change your socks today?” He said, “Oh, sorry, Master. No time. Urgent to come here. Can You smell from there, Master?” I said, “Of course!” Why do you think I live alone? Single still. They sweat so easily. So, they wear the gown, like overalls, so they don’t lean on my sofa or whatever, or their socks might touch something. Sometimes they forgot to bring their slippers, so I said, “OK, never mind. Just go in with socks. Don’t go in with the dirty shoes, then it’s OK.” Because the shoes are sometimes muddy. They go to the public toilet and stuff like that. So they went in with their socks. Three days after, I still smelled it! If I have no time to clean, then I smell it for three days. It’s not so strong but it’s there, and I know it is because it’s not mine. Anyway, last week I was just being a little bit bad joker. Forgive me, guys?I do love you. Love and like are different things. So, I cannot just love and like at the same time. Or sometimes I can like but not love. Very difficult to love and like together. I don’t know why. Don’t ask me. That’s why I was wondering how you stay married so long. I really admire you so much. I really, truly mean it. I really mean it. (Karma.) Karma. Yeah. Possible. And not just those who stay because of children or because of together banking account or mortgage the same house or it’s a pity to leave this fancy car. It’s not that, but those who love, really love, love, love, love so much. And then one time, one of your brothers asked me, “Master, You still feel like You love somebody?” I said, “What? I don’t know what love is.” Really, I really don’t. The way he asked about love, I don’t know that love anymore.I love everyone, everything, every being, but I don’t know that kind of love. That’s very narrow, actually. The moment you say you love somebody and he loves you back, it begins creeping in, this possessiveness and anxiety and jealousy. “Does he really love me? He loves me. He loves me not.” “She loves me. She loves me not. Don’t know. Not sure.” “Why is he coming home late today? He loves me. He goes out. He goes with somebody. He doesn’t go with somebody. He sits somewhere in the coffee [shop] alone, maybe because we fought last night. Oh, man!” No end. There is no end to all these stories. It begins like that, even if you don’t want to. Even the most loving couple, sometimes it’s creeping in your mind, just to make trouble.The mind makes trouble. And woe to the man if he just side looks at another woman. Even if she’s not pretty, you think she is. That is the problem. And even if another man doesn’t look all that attractive, but the husband thinks, “Why is she looking at him? Or she just pretends to look in that direction, but she’s looking at him, isn’t she?” And you think he is attractive. In your mind, he is. Maybe she doesn’t care. Many times, I talked to people outside, the married couples; they really value each other. Not that everybody just goes out and are always sidetracked, and looking at other women, or desiring the other person. It’s not really like that. They really like and love each other, and it’s a happy thing. It’s a very good thing. In this life, it’s very lonely. If you don’t have some good neighbors with you, or friends who come and go in your house, you will feel very lonely to stay in a flat all by yourself. And then you come out, and then somebody begins talking to you, and then you feel like, “Oh, this person may be my company, my life companion.” Stuff like that. The mind keeps saying things. So, I know why on Sundays you come here. Maybe nobody comes and talks to you. No need, right? Now you have a lot of friends. So, come back to the story.And after we became heavier and heavier, our minds became duller and duller, and all the senses became more real, more real and then they began to control us. Like, the nose loves to smell something pleasant; the mouth wants to eat something nice. The more you eat, the more you want, and then slowly, slowly, we eat a lot. And then we know much less than we did before. And we have less capability than we did before. I mean, real capability.Before, whatever we wanted, we just wanted it, it would come. And now, we can pray, and we can work hard for two, three years, then we can get what we want, with a mortgage even. Thank you so much! And then work hard again to pay interest. And if you lose your job, yeah, yeah, you know. In some countries, you could become homeless just like that, overnight. And you lose your house, you lose everything because everything is on loan, or at least half loan, not paid completely.When I was in America, I saw many people, they advertised in the newspaper or something, “Please come take my house if you can afford to pay so-much, so-much per month. Please come, it’s free for you. Just continue to pay, I cannot afford.” Is that true? Right, brothers? (Yes.) I felt so sour in my heart. My God, they worked so hard. They paid halfway or two-thirds already, but if they could not continue, then the bank took over or whomever. I thought, my God, it should not happen like this, especially in America! We, in many countries, have the idea that America is a very rich country, very secure for everyone, but it isn’t always like that. When it comes to recession time, they call it or something like that, people just lose jobs, and they don’t have enough money even to take care of any other things, except for themselves. And the whole family sometimes moves to some charitable shelter or something. And once you’ve lost the job, once you’ve lost your house, you have no address. You cannot go find a job if you don’t have a mailing address. One thing leads to another.
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2020-11-25   1677 Преглед
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2020-11-25

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 1 от 10

00:35:14

Да използваме своята мъдрост, част 1 от 10

Just for the mind; otherwise, why? There is no need for language. Just like initiation, no need for language. Whatever we perceive by the soul is the best. And it’s the True Teaching.Hallo, everybody. (Hallo, Master.) Not bad. Not bad, still able to get up. Because my dog ran away last night, I waited all night long for her to come back. So, I was a little worried. I was afraid that she would go out to fight with other dogs, but she came home eventually. That’s why I didn’t get enough rest. Now my eyes are still half open only. I cannot see things when I wear this, but it’s all right. Are you OK? (OK.) You can also sit like this. Are boys getting fewer? Great. (Hallo, Master.) (Thank You, Master, for coming to see us.) To see you. (Hallo, Master.) To see whom? I come to see them. Why would I come to see you? Why do I have to see you? Can’t I see them? Yeah. It’s funny. My shoe’s broken again. One. Hey. Hiya. Howdy. (Hallo, Master.) Hallo. Thank you. Amitabha.What’s new? Is there any good news? Have you prepared your questions? (Yes.) Have you? (Yes. Yes.) Come here to read them. If you don’t read them, I will lecture you. There’re many things to talk about. A lot of things since my arrival. Oh! This is high enough. It’s also correct to crack some jokes. Wonderful. Have you just arrived? I’ve been ready for quite a while. Forget it. Where is the person collecting questions? Where is the question collector? Hallo? (Master, they’re with the audio team.) OK. Hurry up and bring the questions over here. What team? (They’re with the audio team and will read from there.) Are they going to read from there? (Yes.) Why do they read from there but not from here? OK. Go ahead and read. This is very good if I don’t like to show myself. If I am tired and sleepy. Very good here. Just the right size. I think each one of you would find it very convenient.Go ahead and read. (I read a Buddhist sutra that said an ancient Buddha, called the Infinite Light Buddha, will come again to save beings. One time, when I attended Master’s lecture at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, I saw golden light emanating from Master’s whole body. It moved me to tears. I knew that I’d found the ancient Buddha that Shakyamuni Buddha had mentioned. Thank You, Master.) How can she be so sure about it? Was it written on my body? Was “the ancient Buddha” written on my body? I’m very modern. What do you mean by “ancient” Buddha? This and that all look alike. They all copy me. Very beautiful. OK. Congratulations. Congratulations. Then the more you go to Master’s lectures, the more you’ll see ancient Buddhas. But I’m very modern. Where does “old” come from? Well, I do have “mold” but nothing more. Yes, next one, please. Is there only one? (There’s another one.) The first one, stand up. The one that saw the ancient Buddha. Congratulations.And the second one. What is it? (Hallo, Master.) OK. (Three years ago, my husband saw Master coming to my house with the sun. He told me, “Master is here”. And he passed away the next day. When he passed away, I saw a great lotus flower coming to take him. Thank You, Master.) You’re welcome. Why are you so happy about your husband passing away? You didn’t sound sad at all. But it’s also right. He’s been liberated, and so are you. He passed away happily, and you are happy to stay. Spiritual practitioners are truly different. Any more? Any other questions?Yeah, don’t look. It’s always the same. When I come here, it’s always crying on one side. But at home, nothing happens, nothing. Oh yeah, sometimes it happens. Like Thursday or Friday, there were 12 people coming, and I got such a terrible stomach pain. Two of the Aulacese (Vietnamese) are sick, that’s why. Are you getting better already, the Aulacese (Vietnamese)? The two sick Aulacese (Vietnamese), are you better? If you’re sick, you should not come here. Number one, you are uncomfortable, cannot sit very long because it’s not a very luxurious place. Not like a holiday place. Number two, if you’re seriously sick, you might infect other people. That’s not fair. They came here to enjoy, to feel better, not to get sickness from you. Even I, got it last time. I mean, when I was in France, one of the sisters, she got the flu and then she passed it on to me, as a loving gift. I said, “Thank you so much.” It’s just in the air. After I told her, then she wore the mask, but she didn’t wear it before. When you sit together, you touch this and that, and sometimes you meditate very well and then you just “achoo” on the neighbor.Next one, please. (No more.) Huh? (There’re only two.) No more questions? (No.) Really? (Yes.) You’re all enlightened. Wow! Then what am I sitting here for? I speak only for those ignorant people. Since you’re all so enlightened, I am going home to sleep. (No.) Huh? What do you mean “no”? Are you controlling my life? Can’t I leave? OK. Then what do I do? Sit here, wait for mealtime? It’s another four and a half hours then. Wow! How interesting. Is it OK? It is not too high? Can you see my beautiful stomach then? (Yes.) Since you want to see everything, you want to know everything, you want to hear everything, so it’s a pity there’s a cover.So really, no questions? Wow! So, you make me work again today? I was thinking, if you ask questions, then I can keep talking also to answer your innermost quest. If I keep talking all the time… Sometimes also, during my talk, your questions are also being answered, right? Just that if you have something in your heart, you should ask. I know why you don’t want to ask, because you’re scared. Very good. You learn fast. Because if we sit here and listen to nonsense all the time, we’re fed up also. It’s OK if Master speaks nonsense but nobody else can. Did I ever say any nonsense stuff? A lot, huh? (No.) Anyway, just for the mind. Just for the mind; otherwise, why? There is no need for language. Just like initiation, no need for language. Whatever we perceive by the soul is the best. And it’s the True Teaching. Like when you do Quan Yin (meditating on the inner Heavenly Sound), you see the Voice, you hear the (inner Heavenly) Sound. No. You see the (inner Heavenly) Sound and you hear the (inner Heavenly) Light. Then you just automatically became wiser, more enlightened. It takes too long for my liking, but every day, you see a little bit, a little bit, a little bit. And then you can call yourself “enlightened saint” somehow. Some people boast that they already became Buddha. All right then. I have to read you a story.Sometimes your questions can inspire me to talk more and for everyone else. But since you’re so scared, then keep quiet. Don’t be scared. Everyone is different. There was somebody who asked nonsense, then he got what he deserved, but if you don’t ask nonsense, then you just ask. The worst is that you just go home, that’s all. Nothing ever happens to you. Not like in the old times, when you said some nonsense to the king, and he might invite your head to go somewhere else, apart from your… far away from your body. But here, we are very benevolent. What’s wrong with going home? I don’t see anything wrong. And if you don’t ever have to come here again, you save money. Or you feel sorry for the air company or something? Your husband or your wife will feel very happy. “He is not going; we save money. He takes me on a holiday to Hawaii or something. Nice.” If somebody took me to Hawaii or somewhere now, I’d feel very happy, happy. “Yeah. yeah, yeah! I am going.”Sometimes, I also want to escape, like my dog yesterday, last night. She escapes sometimes. Because in the new place, they did not make the fence very secure, not enough, and she always can find a little hole somewhere that we overlooked. And we put stones there, big concrete blocks. She somehow still can get away. And there is her little daughter, the skinniest one, she eats also, but she just doesn’t get fat. I mean, not round like the other dogs. Even her mother used to be like that, just skinny, skin and bones. You could count the ribs. And now she’s plump and round, and very beautiful. And she still continues, that little one.But she is very, very protective, so whenever the mother escapes, she also has to escape with her. I asked her, “Why do you have to do that? It’s good enough that the mother is stupid, why do you also become stupid?” She said, “No, I want to protect her because she went out alone. God knows what.” I said, “Yeah, she should know that. You should tell her not to go, not you follow her.” That girl, she is like a boy, like a tomboy – always jumpy, very curious about things, very adventurous, and very protective. So, last night they came, and then they just hung around, eating (vegan) snacks and stuff, and then after they finished, they just went around the garden, looking for places to dig and to go out. We blocked all the holes possible already. She still found a little hole somewhere and then she dug it bigger. And here they didn’t put cement underneath the fence, so she can dig because the earth is new, is soft, so she digs anytime.So, it made me worry so much. I couldn’t rest, I couldn’t meditate. I had to stay next to the gate, wait for them to come back, so that I could open the door for them to come in their room or come in my room. Wow! Last night they went very far, three and a half hours long. Normally, one hour they come back, but last night was very long. I worried they went out, maybe fighting with other dogs or other animals, stuff like that. Because the last one, not last one, but before last, she injured her eye inside not the lid but the inside of the eye – and it took several weeks to heal with the cone hat, wearing the cone hat. Like an ice cream cone. But this one is uncomfortable.Oh, it’s hot today, no? (Yes.) Can we have a little air con, please? Or somebody come fan me like the king in the old times. Both sides fanning. I guess I have to do everything myself, even zip my own dress, wear my own shoes. And it’s broken now. It didn’t look broken before; it looked new. It’s new! When I began to step right here on the threshold of the hall, immediately it broke. It’s laughing now, at me. You know why I have to wear high heels and dress up and all this? No? Why? (For people outside.) For people outside? (I mean, for the public.) Why? Not for people inside? Why? (I think it’s for the people, so they have an affinity with Your clothing or… Like people look at You, remind them of something.) Remind them of something? (Yes. That they’ve seen in their dream or vision.) Really? I don’t think so. They’d rather criticize. “What kind of monk who wears (clothes) like that?” The reason was that it’s in the contract, so that I have to spend more time and wearing things that I don’t really want to wear. Make a lot more time, more inconvenience, you know what I mean? Not like this, so simple. I tried before, but it didn’t work, so I have to go back to the contract. That’s what it is. Even now that maya is gone, but the contract is already signed. All the Heavens had to be witnesses and everything. So, we continue maybe a few more decades, and then I will take a very special dress and then finish, you know the one about two meters long, and maybe about this wide, and square. And when they close the lid, that’s it. You’re free. No. You’re free before that.It doesn’t work? That’s hot. (No.) It’s red? It’s red. OK. Now it’ cold. Earlier it was red, now it’s green That’s why it’s loud now. Okay, Thank you. What happened? Don’t hear very well? Yes! Thank you.Thank you, all of you. I wanted to thank you before I forgot. I want to thank you for working for the world through Supreme Master Television or with Supreme Master Television, doing hosting, doing scriptwriting or technical assisting, and all kinds of stuff. And some even help find new channels and sustain the channels. It’s very good, you’re getting there, you’re getting there. Pretty cool. Getting better now, grown up.Today, I was coming out here, and there were two guys driving me here – one driver and one just standing by in case the other driver drank too much water or something. And so I told them, “You know what? Today, I told them to ask questions, so I don’t have to work because otherwise, I always have to go out and read stories. I feel like I’m a kindergarten teacher. They just don’t grow up; they like stories and stuff.” Actually, all you have to do is very simple.
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2020-11-24   2157 Преглед
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Небесата са тук и сега, част 4 от 4

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Небесата са тук и сега, част 4 от 4

Просто се чувствате прекрасно вътрешно, предполагам е затова, защото няма нищо всъщност. Ганг може да я имате навсякъде, не само в тази планина. Нищо ново в Индия, в Хималаите. Просто се чувствам добре тук, толкова свободна. Толкова свободна и толкова лека. Безгрижна!
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2020-11-23   1640 Преглед
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2020-11-23

Небесата са тук и сега, част 3 от 4

00:30:30

Небесата са тук и сега, част 3 от 4

Липсва ми това място. Ако имам възможност, ще се върнат там отново. Просто една къща от кал и вода наблизо, и Ганг там долу.
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2020-11-22   1471 Преглед
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2020-11-22

Небесата са тук и сега, част 2 от 4

00:29:14

Небесата са тук и сега, част 2 от 4

Животът е кратък, така или иначе. Правете, каквото можете, за да бъдете достойни за човешки живот. Всичко е илюзия така или иначе. Но е странно как илюзията може да накара хората наистина да страдат. Това тук е игра. Игра е; не може да се избегне.
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2020-11-21   1791 Преглед
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2020-11-21

Небесата са тук и сега, част 1 от 4

00:34:58

Небесата са тук и сега, част 1 от 4

Молитвите наистина помагат, (Да.) когато си искрен. Всички светци са наоколо през цялото време. (Да, Учителю.) Те никога не ни напускат. Просто ние ги оставяме. Забравяме. Забравяме светия живот, забравяме Тяхната енергия, забравяме, че Те ни помагат през цялото време. Много хора се молят за много неща, случват се, действа.
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2020-11-20   2483 Преглед
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2020-11-20

(повторното излъчване) Голямата полза от ходенето на ритрийти, част 2 от 2

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(повторното излъчване) Голямата полза от ходенето на ритрийти, част 2 от 2

So, thank God we can do it now, finally, helping them to go up and be totally free, not just go to somewhere on the Fourth Level, Fifth Level, and stay there, drinking tea for eons and kalpas, like Ganges [River] sands. But go up to Tim Qo Tu Land. They suffered long enough, don’t you think? Oh man, so hot. It’s not hot? (No. It’s cooler to
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2020-11-15   1712 Преглед
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2020-11-15

(повторното излъчване) Голямата полза от ходенето на ритрийти, част 1 от 2

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(повторното излъчване) Голямата полза от ходенето на ритрийти, част 1 от 2

When I go out, people listen and they also get liberation, if they are sincere, if they want it also. These are only for the dead people who suffer in hell or in some unfavorable realm. If difficult to take care, during retreat, can take care. So, all together, it’s about 731,114,123 souls.Everybody OK? (Yes, Master.) I want to read you another sutra. You want? (Yes.) It’s called “My Diary” sutra. I don’t know if I’ll come back tomorrow, so this could be your last time, I mean, for now. I don’t have a lot of time to write things. I just wrote it quickly and very simple and short.Today is the 10th of April? Anyway, all my pages now are… You see? You see, for example, how many new Realms I passed every day? (Wow!) And this was not when it was the max yet. If I have time to write, then it’s all like that. So, I had no chance to write anything else. Before, it was little. You see that? But that was good already. Before that, many days, just one, or sometimes, many weeks, only one new Realm. And recently, it’s like that all the time; it’s just I don’t have time to write. You see, it’s all full, and more and more, just I did not write ever since, a long time already. You see? See all that? (Yes, Master.) New Realms. And this was the last that I could write. But only the names of the Realms, not the powers, no time. Here, I read here, “Oh Heavens, no time at all to write down names of new Realms passed.” I passed. And there are a lot of them recently; so, this one I could only write the name.Before, I could write the name, I wrote that already. But then later, I wrote the name of it but not the power. And then, from then on, look, I could not write anymore. You see that? I just wrote how many, like on the 1st of March and now we have a lot. We are already in April. Thirteenth of March, I only wrote the number of SMP, Spiritual Merit Points, concentrated. You cannot count anymore; it’s almost like the Ganges’ sands.So, from then on… I know how much. So, like that day is 33 new Realms. I could not fit on one page even. And so next day, 83 new Realms; depends on how busy, how much people bug me. And the next day, on the 15th, 23 new Realms; on the 16th, 23; on the 17th, only 10. “Only 10,” I said.Before that, I had like 100 days, only 10 maybe, or two, three months. So much lost time and inner travel mileage, because I did some… That day I was busy for what? Seventeenth… Ah, that’s the Korean new conference. I lost 13 new Realms at least, that I did not pass, because of the conference, for example. So, next day, I did not have a conference; 18th of March, 23 new Realms, at least 23, 21, 22, 26 every day; and the 19th, 24 new Realms. I can only write how many, but you see how many, but I cannot write the names; no time at all. Just to let you know I’m truly busy. Even at night, mostly I come home and even how late or how tired, I would write it down. But for 23, 30, I cannot; no time. On the 20th of March, 29 new Realms. “If I shut myself inside the cave, spiritual goes up.” That’s what I explained why I couldn’t write. And on the 21st, Thursday, of March, I had 27 new Realms. And on 22nd March, 24; on the 23rd March, 26.I can only write the number at the top, hoping that I can have time to catch up, but I never did. March 24th, Sunday, 23. Monday, March 25th, 35 new Realms passed. Yeah, I’m telling you. On the 26th 9:42, I wrote also the time when I can; that’s 9:42 at night. On that day, I had 28 new Realms, and then on the 27th, 29 new Realms passed; 28th, 28 new Realms passed; on the 29th, I didn’t write any; no time. Just wrote how many Spiritual Merit Points; I’m lazy to tell you because you cannot count anymore. It’s not zillions, it’s not gazillion, it’s not gazi-gazi-gazi- gazillions anymore. It’s recycled alphabet, like A1, and then Z2, and then, later on all the way back again; so different. And add some letter to it to know that this is not the A1 from last time, but this is a new A1 or something, or XA1 or something like that.This is nothing; something better coming, OK? I’m just telling you; I truly am busy. For me to neglect to write down the new Realms and the spiritual powers that I have accumulated, that is really painful for me. I really want to know. I mean, I really want to remember to write it down. Otherwise, it’s too many, like hundreds of them. How can I remember all of them? I want to, so that I can refer to it sometimes, without having to sit there hours on end and recounting backwards and... You know what I’m saying? It’s not that easy. On March 30th, 56 new Realms, and then April 1st, April 2nd, April 3rd completely didn’t write anything, just Mongolian and Taiwan (Formosa) Artist Day Conferences. And then on the 4th, also didn’t write anything; it was Children’s Day and retreat was beginning.I mean, you’d already come; it had not yet begun officially. And then on the 5th, “Retreat begins.” 5th, 6th, 7th, did not even write the number, because no time, truly no time. Even without dogs, with a retreat, it’s very, very tight. So, 5th, 6th, 7th, wrote nothing except, “Retreat begins.”And the 9th, also I just wrote like that but nothing else. No time at all. On the 10th, today, but very early in the morning, like five, six in the morning, I wrote it down, the summary of all these days that I did not write: 233 new Realms. No time to record; I wrote like that. And today, not yet, of course. Today’s 10th already? OK, 10th, so I didn’t write anything then. I wrote only that in the early morning and I thought we passed another day already.My time is crazy sometimes, because I work all night. And then in the morning, I wrote down something and I thought, “That’s it, another day passed already.” Normally I write at night, so if I write early in the morning, like four, five, six, then I thought it’s at night because it’s still dark. So, I thought, OK, today is another day already. It’s just too much work and I cannot think. This is what I want to tell you, the benefit of the retreat. (Thank You, Master.) Just many other things are not for you, it’s from another, another… I said here “cannot write” what’s being told on the 26th and 27th of March. “Can’t tell.” “Can’t tell, can’t write.” Something for me only. I wish I could share with you, but I wrote it here, so in case I forget.In case I forget and I tell you and then you dig at something. And I have to tell; sometimes, it comes out during conversation, like with LA or with you. You’re so sharp. So, I wrote it down here, “Cannot tell, cannot talk.” “Cannot write” even, so I forget all about it, so that I cannot ever tell you. Even “cannot write.” So, forget that. So many things I cannot write also. But sometimes you guys can guess and then you put it on TV and then it brings trouble.But this is what happens during retreats, mine personally or with you; it’s automatic. Some of the retreats. This is not including disciples, how many souls have been saved. Not including you, not including those followers, not including others, many others, etc. Because the counted does not include the living that have been saved, the souls that have been saved but they’re still living. So, these are only the ones that are deceased, dead; the summary of some recent retreat. Because so many years, I can’t remember; some recent ones; this is automatic.Because during retreat, if I come back home, even if my eyes are not closed or closed, many faces appear. It’s not the first, not only this retreat, but it often happens like that. Their faces become smaller, shrink into just a size like this, like the tip of my little finger. But they appear, wow! Keep appearing, appearing, taking turns to appear in front of me, as long as my vision can see, as far as my vision can see. They just came to thank me for liberating them. Because at retreat time, it’s more intense helping the people. They came to thank SM (Supreme Master), appearing heads and faces only, not the whole body; the size of my fingertip. Not including lectures-listening attendees. You know, when I go out, people listen and they also get liberation, if they are sincere, if they want it also. These are only for the dead people who suffer in hell or in some unfavorable realm. If difficult to take care, during retreat, can take care. So, all together, it’s about 731,114,123 souls.I don’t know if I can tell you actually. I already told you before I asked. Never mind, then I’ll continue to tell you. This also has some part of yours in it, so I could tell you, I guess. They’re automatically liberated during retreat. Not automatically, but, I mean, at that time, it’s easy to take them up. They all go to the New Land. (Wow!) I mean, New Spiritual Tim Qo Tu’s. Because my disciples, whoever is connected with me…You know, sometime, before, I didn’t know if you could go up, so I asked some of the Masters from the Fifth Level. I said, “Can You take them for me?” “They are Your disciples.” “I don’t care who is who, just take them, can You?” “No.” They didn’t want to. And then later, I asked, “But why? Be merciful. Take them.” They said, “No, they are Yours. They go higher.” Then I checked, I said, “Ah! Oh, OK. They can go now to my New Land? I thought this lifetime was too heavy karma, cannot go.” And then after that, I checked and I said, “Oh, they can.” Yeah, you can. So now, who are these people? Who are these 731 million plus? Who are they, do you know? (Our relatives?) Yes. Some are mine also. Some hard cases, likeMaudgalyayanacases. So, very little from me; I mean, ages ago, don’t remember anymore. Understand what I’m saying? (Yes.) You don’t even know them. It’s not like just recent relatives and friends and acquaintances. These are, at the time of initiation, taken care of already. These are the older ones, long time ago, hard cases. Maybe been in hell for long, long, long eons or thousands of years; those who cannot be pardoned, like maybe killing the Buddhas or something like that, formerly.They said, “Some are Your and disciples’ relatives.” It’s your ultimate Master, so… I’m worried I’m wrong, so I asked Him to confirm, Her, whoever, “relatives; people who You frequently see,” it means me, “five times.” Frequently is five times, it’s counted as frequent. “People who watched Supreme Master Television or Your videos, minimum three times is good enough; three minutes each time.” That’s enough already to get them up. To date, since the beginning. And people from hell, of course, etc. Not including disciples, not including initiates, not including believers, but not disciples, not included. Not yet. They don’t need to be counted in here. This is only the retreat benefit. So, I didn’t include so many other things. “Above counted people are deceased only.” Deceased people... I wrote short, I didn’t say deceased person or souls. I said, “Above counted deceased only.” I wrote for myself, so I don’t always write the whole grammar stuff; no time. Sometimes, I just say, “Good. Bad.” I don’t say what is good, what is bad.“They came to thank SM (Supreme Master) appearance only about this size. Not including lectures attendees, people who listen 17 minutes.” If they listen to the Master. I mean, I don’t know about other Masters. My lectures, if they listen about 17 minutes, that’s enough to have excuse to rescue them. You are very envious. You thought, you meditate until your butts fall off and they listen only 17 minutes and they go up. They are better than you, I guess. “Etc. (No time check now.)” Later maybe. I said to myself in parentheses, “(No time now to check.)” On the scale of 100%... Some, after, they transit all to Tim Qo Tu’s domain, New Land. Not new really, a thousand years old, but for them, for over there, for me, was only like a few minutes. That’s why I say New Land. We don’t have time like what we have here.
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2020-11-14   1396 Преглед
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The Life of Lord Mahavira: Last Calamity-Nails in the Ears, Part 3 of 3

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: Last Calamity-Nails in the Ears, Part 3 of 3

So that is the end of the story, and it’s the end of all the suffering that Lord Mahavira had to go through during His 12 years of ascetic meditation practice. We really salute Him and are grateful - to all that He had to endure for enlightenment, for the sake of others.“When the two examined Him, they found the tow thorns stuck in His ears.” Still there, He did not even remove it. “Kharak shivered with remorse. The friends then arranged for necessary instruments and medicines. They used some medicated oil and forceps and pulled out the thorns. This caused such an unbearable agony to Lord Mahavira that an anguished cry was forced out of Him.” This was the first time He ever cried. He never did cry or complain before or show any sign of pain. “Blood oozed out of His ears. The doctor dressed the wound with some coagulant.” When he put it in, it was already painful but at least He was in samadhi. Samadhi acted as some kind of anesthetic, so, He did not feel pain. And probably when He woke up, it was time to go for alms, so He went for alms and He was oblivious to the ears’ pain. But then, when it was taken out, the wound opened. And it was so deep in the ears that the doctor had to use some instruments, like forceps to pull it out, and that is when it was painful. So that is the end of the story, and it’s the end of all the suffering that Lord Mahavira had to go through during His 12 years of ascetic meditation practice. We really salute Him and are grateful - to all that He had to endure for enlightenment, for the sake of others. All these sufferings are not for naught. They would benefit the world in some way or another, even without the Lord Mahavira knowing or even without the world people knowing or being grateful for. I treated you all equally, but some are more equal. Sorry, they have been working very hard and whenever they can see me, they should. Maybe recharging a little bit so they can continue working. At least they sacrifice a lot. I mean they don’t think it as a sacrifice, or do you? You dare? Yes, no? No, good. Good answer. Good. No is a good answer today. We just work, don’t have time to even think whether we sacrifice or not. Work very hard, truly very hard. But I cannot think of any other work better for me or for them. If I have to work, this is the work that I would have chosen to do. But still, we are not made of iron or gold. We get tired and our bodies also need a little relaxing or a little change. People say, “A change is as good as a rest.” So, I let them sit around. So, don’t be jealous. If you want to be treated like that, just come. Do working day and night like us. Eating while punching your computer at the same time or watching other things. I do two, three jobs at the same time. Otherwise, I don’t have time. Lucky I know what to do, so when I do some makeup and dressing, I treat it like a standing meditation. Standing, moving meditation like Lord Mahavira. He stands still, I stand moving; but still try to meditate.Are you OK, all of you? (Yes.) Everybody happy? (Yes.) Good. I cannot see you a lot. Number one, because I’m very busy in different ways. Number two, you don’t need me to babysit you. The Master Power is everywhere. And when you’re so near, how can you escape? How can the Master Power escape? It will grab you, groove you, pull you, push you. You breathe in, you eat with it and you sleep with it, you meditate with it. You’re in samadhi with it. How can the Master escape? So, don’t worry if I am here or not here. I’m here just for this 30% comforting you; 70% is done without talking. But of course, you are humans; you still have these ears open, so you like to hear things. So, sometimes I appear, but my time is not regular. I’m not like a clock; two o’clock it rings, then five o’clock it rings. It’s not like that. I also have a human body and other human work. So don’t worry, I’m nearby. And you can’t escape. I can’t escape either. We cannot escape each other. Don’t worry.From Peru, right? You? (Chile.) Oh, from Chile! Sorry, sorry, sorry. Sorry, look similar. I don’t know why. They look similar, the Spanish people. Just like all the Aulacese (Vietnamese) look similar. Sometimes, you don’t know who’s who. I look like one of the Aulacese (Vietnamese) sitting there. Not the man, but the woman. If they wear the same clothes, they’ll look like me. I can have many decoys. There’s another Spanish, he often comes here. Look, look at this. Both of you, stand up. You and you, stand up. Look at them, look at them. Aren’t they twins? You, not so much, but the two of them. Turn around, turn around. Turn around so people see. Turn around. One is from Chile, the other one from? (Argentina.) Argentina. The other one? (Chile.) Chile also, but you see they look similar, right? (Yes.) This one, that’s why I was thinking. There’s another one from Peru, looks like him too. He’s a doctor, a medical doctor. He looks like you. Is that right? There’s one, he hosted on our Supreme Master TV sometimes. OK, please sit down. Sit. Don’t you think so? (Yes.) This one, that one, look like twins. The middle one looks like maybe, not really, like cousin or something. But these two look very much alike. (Yes.) Like the turtle and the woman I was talking about, or the fish. “Fishy, fishy, fishy.”This week I want you to talk also. So you prepare something, and maybe you write it down. You jot down your main points or you write the whole story, your experience or something you want to ask me about spiritual practice. And make it short, simple. Save time for other better things. Any questions right now or anyone wants to talk right now? Or is your stomach already telling you things? It’s four o’clock. Your stomach will tell you. I don’t blame you if it does, because it’s mealtime. You ate only once today, right? Once this morning, right? (Yes.) Correct or cheating? It’s OK. Now and then, you fast a little bit. At least fast from breakfast till lunch or dinner, to give your body a little rest. I haven’t eaten my breakfast. They brought it but I haven’t had the time to do it. I need to do some urgent work for Supreme Master Television checking some scripts, and some Shining World Award, that I have to sign, that I have to write. I have to write for which we have award. And that is one thing. Another thing is, even good things you cannot take a lot and digest. I bet you have forgotten already what I have just told you, something, just now. That’s why many times I asked you, “What did I just say?” Everybody looks at everybody else. “You tell, you tell.” “He, she, tell Master.” “No. I was just scratching my ears,” she said. You forget so quickly. Therefore, sometimes I also forget. So sometimes, when I happen to see or read or hear my old lecture, I was also laughing and very happy to hear it, as if somebody else spoke it. And then I thought, “Wow, this woman, not bad. Truly! She can talk!” Because sometimes, it’s so punctuated, so to the point and so real and so logical; not just talk, talk, but true experience. Good translation? (Yes.) Bravo. Thank you, translators, and thank you all of you hufas, everybody. And cameramen as well. Cameramen can also listen? Also have translation? Do the guards have that? No? (Don’t have.) Give it to them in the future. Listen to instructions with one ear and listen to the lecture with the other ear. OK? Then it is not so boring. It’s also very tiring sitting or standing for too long. Thank you, everyone. Thank you.Remember here, cameramen on the left side. Otherwise, the men feel left out. “Treating us like that! We are men of the house, you know? At home, my wife listens to all of my big decisions. And she only takes care of small decisions, like who’s going to be the president, where do the kids go to school. I take care of all the greater decisions at home.” Don’t get too spoiled. Don’t be too spoiled by your wife at home. Be a man, but not spoiled. Your mother spoiled you enough already since you were born. So make sure you relearn. Be independent. Be good. Learn to cook also. In case one day, she gets mad, she doesn’t cook, then you won’t be starving. Yeah, before, when I still had a lot of monks and nuns together, I forced all the monks to cook also, learn how to cook. And then forced all the nuns to learn driving. And some of them learned electrical wiring. Not very professional, but at least some basics. If we have time, we should learn things – I mean only necessary. Like in the ashram we have to be independent; we have to learn to do many things, not rely on the lay people, because we even have to take care of the lay people when they come. Before, we used to have to take them from downhill up to the ashram. Some elderly could not walk very far and all that, so the monks and nuns at that time worked also very hard. But we had fun, because we didn’t have Supreme Master Television. So, after Sunday retreat was over or after the retreat was over, we made a barbeque and we sang songs and stuff like that. Or sometimes we watched some fun video together. But nowadays, oh, so tired. No time, no time. They have to do other work outside the ashram, and I have to do the other work inside the ashram. So nowadays, mostly it’s the outside normal disciples that take care of all the administration and work. Before, it was mostly only the monks and nuns.I had maybe 500 plus monks and nuns before. Slowly it dwindled. You guys, women and men outside, so much attractive power. And all my monks and nuns slowly go with the flow. So, I don’t have many monks and nuns nowadays anymore anyway. And I have to dispatch them to go do other work: The Loving Food company, Loving Hut restaurants in different countries. It’s OK also if they don’t see me often anymore. Before, they see me every day almost. Now, no. They have to take care of the job. They have seen me enough. That’s what I said. The lay disciples, they don’t often see me, so now it’s their turn; they can see me more. That’s fair. Before, the nuns and monks saw me all the time. At least once a week we barbequed; and I took them everywhere. Now it’s time to grow up and to do some work. Monks or not, nuns or not; we all have to work. So, I’ll see you later, maybe, or tomorrow.By the way, I have been warned, that if I come out to see you today, your karma will ruin my reputation, but I still come. I said, “Oh, my reputation is already ruined long ago, in the different parts of the world, to different people. So, I don’t care if it’s ruined a little bit more. As long as I can teach one or two people left over, that’s OK with me. I feel it’s worthwhile. So, I don’t care. See you then. What is this for? Scratch it? Ah! Yeah, yeah. It’s for scratching! I have to use it because they put it here already. Whether I’m itching or not. Because if you don’t use, it’s a pity, right? OK, see you. I can’t believe it. I only scratched once, last week, right? Over all these years, and then I have the scratcher already. Lucky I don’t complain about anything else. Amitabha Buddha.Very good. Help please. Is that you? (Yes, Master.) You can come? (Yes.) Not busy? (I have been, but I…) You had to come, right? (I had to come, yes.) OK, my love, welcome. I was thinking of you the other day. When you were reading something, doing some show, and then I was thinking whether or not you can come. Because you have children and are single and all that. (Yes. That’s taken care of.) They’re OK, your parents, right? (My mom, their nan’s looking after them for a few weeks. I’ve come for two weeks here.) Very good. Two weeks? (Yes.) Good. Everything OK? (So-so…) We survive. (Yes, we survive.) You know what, just trust in God. (Yes.) And do our best. (Things are good though, but thank You.) Physically, we do our best. (Yes.) Mentally, trust in God. That’s all we can do. (Yes.) Nothing else we can do in this world. They just trap us everywhere. (Yes.) Normally, we are free and no care in the world, even with little money and little studio, we’re happy. And we come to retreats often, see Master whenever we want. And suddenly, there’s a beauty passing by and then everything else begins anew! New history, or vice versa. I don’t mean just women, men also. Suddenly a handsome… I am here, man. When I turn here, he puts there. Your girlfriend didn’t teach you well. So, we were free, and very happy until a handsome face just, even just a split-second, passes by, “Huh! Who’s that?” And then we begin anew again. And even one time, is not enough. Next time, same stuff again. No, never again! Never, never, never fall in love again. And then it begins anew again. I don’t know, how stupid can humans be? I’m telling you, men and women alike, including myself. Of course, I fell in love before, what do you think? Luckily, I know. OK, ciao. OK, guys. I need some handsome muscle. Anybody? Are you big enough there? I’m very weighty nowadays. I am not that skinny anymore. How big is your girlfriend? Did you practice at home? OK. No matter what, men are always stronger. OK, now. Go have some food. I’ll see you soon.(We love You.) Love you, too. (Love You. We love You. Love You.) Love you, love you, love you. (Thank You, Master.) Love you. Love you. (Master, I love You.) I love you. (Hallo, Master.) Love you. I love you. (Hallo, Master.) Any Thai people here? I love you. Thank you. (O Master! Beautiful! Master is so beautiful.) Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. (We love You, Master.) Thank you. Thank you, comrades. (We love You very much.) Maybe next year, we can let everybody come.
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2020-10-21   1507 Преглед
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2020-10-21

The Life of Lord Mahavira: Last Calamity-Nails in the Ears, Part 2 of 3

00:33:42

The Life of Lord Mahavira: Last Calamity-Nails in the Ears, Part 2 of 3

So, the Lord Mahavira mostly, He always stood. We read in this story that He was standing to meditate. The reason He did that was because He didn't want to fall asleep.Now, I'm reading something for you. This is the last calamity for Lord Mahavira, namely, “Nails in the Ears.” It's terrible. Imagine that? Be prepared. Otherwise, you might feel too shocked, and too painful, mentally. "After spending the 12th monsoon-stay of His period of practices in Champa, Lord Mahavira Swami arrived outside a village named Chhammani and stood in meditation. It was dusk and a cowherd was returning home from his farm. He said, 'Ascetic! Please look after my oxen. I will return in a few minutes.'"By the way, cameramen, you have to also show this side sometimes. It's bias. Because I saw on Supreme Master TV, mostly only show this side. And this side, just a split second sometimes. What have you against the men, my men? My handsome men. Somebody else's husbands. But we are also married somehow, spiritually. Different relationship. And I'm glad it's that way. Actually, like Mother Teresa, she also wore a ring, like all the nuns in her order. Or maybe some other nuns in other orders as well, they wear a ring. It symbolizes the marrying to Jesus. So they stay single. Be faithful to one husband only, even though He no longer exists. If they know what their husband looks like now, if He ever comes back. He might not look the same. Yeah! Nobody looks the same all the time, during incarnations, after incarnations.I want to say something here. I want to put the calendar here. You know when you think Lord Mahavira is just standing to meditate all the time, standing, and you think it's easy, it's not. We are not donkeys. Donkeys and horses, they can sleep standing. They have four columns for support. And even if you sleep, with the two hands in the front, two feet, you don't feel the same like the donkey. They have a different mechanism. The make-up of the body is different. Their power is different. They're born that way. They're endowed with that ability. We cannot. So, the Lord Mahavira mostly, He always stood. We read in this story that He was standing to meditate. The reason He did that was because He didn't want to fall asleep. If you are sitting, the way you are in samadhi, it's very easy to fall asleep. It's obvious. Well, not when I am there. Maybe you try very hard to nod to my talk, but I'm not sure your eyes are also nodding at the same time. Very difficult for you, I'm sorry, because you have jet lag, and good excuse, and also eat a lot of good food. And here you have nothing to do. No husbands, no wives, no telephone, no computer, no business, nada (nothing). Only meditation, so, it's easy to relax. Even if you have nothing to do, but if you stand for a long time, you'll feel tired. Maybe maximum 20 minutes, 30 minutes. Maybe you can try it at home. Better put a lot of cushions around. Because the way you sit, you’re already so easy to... You love the earth, I know, so you always try to... It's always like you gravitate towards the earth somehow. So if you stand a long time, I'm worried about your floor. You might put a dent everywhere. So, better put cushions around, in case. So maybe, better just sit.So, the cowherd just told the Lord Mahavira, “Ascetic, look after my cows.” And then left, just like that, as if the practitioners have nothing else to do but conveniently stand somewhere and they look after his household work. Like last time, I told you, in Taiwan (Formosa), the Taiwanese (Formosan) people got sick so easily, and they took a lot of medicine easily, so they got more sick easily. So, we have a lot of hospitals, even not enough. Even one nun, the compassionate Master Cheng Yen, I think; she had to found a foundation and gather all the good doctors and nurses to build some hospitals for Taiwan (Formosa). A nun is supposed to follow the Buddha, don’t do much work, except in the ashram, and follow the Buddha; go everywhere for alms or for preaching, or go around to preach to lay people, to awaken their aspiration for enlightenment. But she had to worry, take care of administrative problems, getting the funds to build the hospital and organizing builders or architects, and what not. It’s not so easy to find architects everywhere. Even in our group, I think we have only two or three architects. I mean, in Taiwan (Formosa). I’m not talking about others abroad; we have more, of course. So, for a nun to be able to do that, she sacrificed a lot of her practicing time, because of her compassion. Like, they call it Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation. What is it in Chinese? (Tzu Chi Foundation.) Meaning compassionate meritorious association. So, in order to find all these architects and builders and materials on the small island like this, it was not all that easy for her. I know that from my own experience. Or maybe she had better luck; she found better architects, better disciples, better builder disciples, or outside disciples or outside non-disciples. I don’t know. But my experience is totally very, very below zero disappointment. I also do not blame them, because maybe it’s my price that I have to pay. It’s just that even if it’s the price, it’s difficult to find people to work. It’s very unfavorable for my job to organize things and to build things for all of you to come, to be comfortable, to sit comfortable against the elements; especially for seven-days, we have no break. We have to meditate day and night. You should meditate at night also. You try. Only one week is not much.I told you the story about Roshi Kapleau already. For two weeks long, they meditated in the temple in Japan. And if you sleep, they’d go and beat you. Not painfully, just to wake you up, a little bit. And, lucky they don’t have a lot of people there to meditate. If that temple had, like you here, so many numbers, I think the monk would be very tired. Going beating everybody, all of you. I don’t see anyone that does not deserve to be beaten. I mean at different times, of course. You take turns, you know that. Maybe the first group takes a relaxing posture and then the next one. You take turns somehow, but even then, so many people to wake up, I think the monk would be very, very exhausted. So, they meditated day and night for two weeks long. And after the retreat was over, the master requested to meditate one more week. So Roshi Kapleau said, “No, no, I can’t. I’m American. I can’t.” Americans, they have longer legs, you know. They’re not used to squashing on the floor, blah, blah, blah. But then, the master said, “You can do more than you think. Just sit, meditate.” And he did it, like other monks in the temple. That was him. If it was me, I don’t know. I would just do like you do. Like disciple, like Master. I just enjoy my dream, somewhere. Ahh! Sorry! Sorry brother, sorry sister, not intentionally. I’m telling you. People are so funny. Not only they don’t go into renunciation, to keep themselves progressing in the spiritual practice, they even see one who tried to practice, like He had nothing to do. “Take care of my cows,” just like that. Last time, there was another cowherd also told Lord Mahavira to take care of his cows. And then the cows got lost somewhere and then he blamed Him, he beat Him up, etc. Just like that. People in this world are truly funny, cruel and so ignorant. So un-good. I want to say “bad,” but I don’t. Sometimes, when I’m talking to you, I’m in the present time all the time, and the story becomes vividly present to me, that I forget to speak in the past tense. You should understand. Like instead of “did,” I say “do;” instead of “was,” I say “is.” It’s OK, who cares. I’m not pretending to be an English professor and knowing all the English grammar, or stuff like that. Nowadays, I’m too busy. Sometimes, like I wrote something, commented on some of the script, and I wrote the word, “Taiwan,” but I said only “Taiwa.” I forgot the “n” at the end and continued writing. Until later, somebody asked me, “What is ‘Tai?’ Tai what, Master?” So I said, “You guess, what else? Is there any other ‘Tai’ around here?” I covered myself. I wouldn’t admit that I was wrong. Just one “n.” Just put it on and be quiet. Sometimes I put one “l” less or one “t” more, because I write quicker than I can think, quicker than my mind can react. The inspiration comes out quickly, even during the working time. Not just during a lecture or anything. So, it’s like that. Sometimes, I write one “n” less or one “e” more. Who cares? Doesn’t matter. I just want to let you know that I’m not uneducated. OK? (OK.) In case any of you think like that, it’s wrong. Think again. I have a doctor’s degree. No. For what? For what? Just for fun. I couldn’t make any use of that doctor’s degree anyway. I don’t even know where I put it right now. I keep moving all the time; I forget many things. I lost many things; all useless things anyway. Whatever doesn’t belong to the spiritual realm, is all useless if you lost it. They’re only useful when you have to use it for more noble purposes. Otherwise, they’re all useless. So, the cowherd, after leaving the cows to the reluctant cowboy, Lord Mahavira, he left. Just like that. Didn’t even wait for the Lord Mahavira to come out of samadhi and nod in agreement or not. Just said, “Take care of my cows, you ascetic.” And then left. So, “The cowherd went into the village and returned a little late. The oxen had drifted away grazing. Not finding his oxen, he asked, ‘Ascetic, where are my oxen?’” Typical. “Lord Mahavira was in deep meditation still and unaware of all this.” Even if the Lord Mahavira wasn’t in deep meditation, He still could not pay attention to all the cows. There were many of them, and His mind wouldn’t have been able to concentrate on such things. The cowherd asked Him like that. So, the Master wasn't aware of anything like that. So, “The cowherd asked again, and once again, and he did not get any response. He got irritated and shouted, ‘You, hypocrite! Are you deaf? Don't you hear anything?’ Lord Mahavira still did not respond.” When the soul goes somewhere else, you hear nothing. You're not aware of things in this world at all. Absolutely. But it’s different also, depends, yeah? Lord Mahavira was still in the beginning of His practice. Later on, He probably had to meditate with His eyes open and His ears turned on, because He would have a lot of responsibility later on. After He became completely enlightened and worthy to be a teacher, then He had to be all ears, all eyes, all day, 24/7. And that is for sure. So now, this was still the time that He could go deep into the universe and enjoy His own domain and freedom. So, He didn't hear anything. So, “This cowherd lost his temper. ‘You pretender, it seems that both your ears are useless. Wait a minute, I will give you proper treatment.’” Be prepared. You know, right? So, “He picked a long nail like a thorn from a nearby shrub.” Oh, he picked a thorn, some thorns, it looked like a long nail. “…from a nearby shrub of Kans grass and pierced the ears of Lord Mahavira deeply by hammering the thorns in. Even such an excruciating agony did not move Lord Mahavira from His meditation. Neither did it evoke any feeling of anger or aversion in Him.”They’d better not try it on me. Maybe I won't have any aversion, but I might have anger. I will not hide. I will give him something, a piece of my ears or my mind. It’s terrible. So maybe the Lord Mahavira was completely out of His body, which is lucky. Otherwise, it would be excruciatingly painful, more than we can imagine. It goes through your brain and goes to the other side. “Completing His meditation in normal course, He went inside the village for alms. He arrived at the door of a trader named Shiddharth. A friend of the trader was sitting with him. He was a doctor. Both of them gave pure food to Mahashrahman with due respect. Doctor Kharak told Shiddharth, ‘Friend, the face of this Shaman has a divine glow, but there is a shade of tiredness too. Some inner pain is visible in His eyes.’” Maybe He did not feel pain, but some internal organs had pain, so these cells of the internal organs maybe showed the visible sign to the keen doctor. A good doctor. “‘I feel this great Sage suffers from some inner agony.’” Even then, He didn't say anything. My God. What a holy Saint! “Shiddharth replied, ‘Friend, if such a great Sage suffers from some kind of pain, we should immediately go and treat Him.’ After taking alms, Mahashrahman returned. Taking Doctor Kharak with him…” He means, the Lord Mahavira took alms already, so He returned to His meditating place at that moment. “And then Shiddharth took Doctor Kharak with him to go find Lord Mahavira, where He was sitting, where He rested.
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2020-10-20   1476 Преглед
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2020-10-20

The Life of Lord Mahavira: Last Calamity-Nails in the Ears, Part 1 of 3

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The Life of Lord Mahavira: Last Calamity-Nails in the Ears, Part 1 of 3

We’re human, it’s easier for us to take care of ourselves and to protect our physical wellness. Animals, they don’t have a chance. They just have their burrows, and they have their little leaves on top of them. Insects and all that, they have no way to build a lot of rooms and protective houses, so we’d better not disturb them too much.There are more people today. They still sit outside? Anyone staying up there? (They have come down.) Have they? OK. Actually, we can accommodate more than 10 thousand people. If not possible, we can take turns. Stay in tents, and then we have our own room and house. Then take turn to see me. No problem. I can walk, I think. (That’s great.) I’ve practiced in the house for a while, just now. I’ll walk for as long as I can, OK? Wow! Then I should wear a hat. (Master, we have prepared.) You have? OK. I am also colorful, right? More or less the same. (Master, You are so beautiful! You are so beautiful!) Thank you. I don’t think I can go all the way in. So… I’d better summon my dragon or my horse, OK? Please understand, I’m getting old; no longer the same. At least my horse is red. So, it’s OK. We are all red. So soon? Today it’s only the 24th. You’re already wearing such big hats? I can’t wear it, not over my beautiful hair. Maybe later. I’ll need a mirror to wear this. We ladies have to be dignified. OK, good? Is translation also available outside? (Yes.) That’s great. But it’s cold sitting here. What to do? (We are not cold.) It will be too cold to sit like this. No? (We are hot.) No? (We are sweating.) Sweating? (Yes.) That’s great. Sweating is good.I am sorry, it’s like this. If we build a bigger place, then we will cut many trees. And we will damage a lot of the environment. I don’t really like that. The trees won’t like that. And we will ruin many of the habitats of the small animals or big animals around here and they won’t like that; I don’t like that. Even though they cannot talk, they cannot protest, but I protest for them. We can manage. We can manage with these kinds of things. We’re human, it’s easier for us to take care of ourselves and to protect our physical wellness. Animals, they don’t have a chance. They just have their burrows, and they have their little leaves on top of them. Insects and all that, they have no way to build a lot of rooms and protective houses, so we’d better not disturb them too much. Whatever we already have, we use. Actually, we never can build enough. It’s never big enough. There’s always more children. I keep having more and more children all the time; we never have enough room no matter how big you build. So, we’d better protect what we have and take care, repair and make it always ready for the elderly and the not-well-feeling and children; the vulnerable. And the strong like me just sit outside. I also sit outside to meditate at night, less easy to fall asleep. I don’t know, maybe I sleep. When I sleep, I do not know, do I? Maybe I slept also during meditation. I copy from you. I learn. Thousands of you teach me many things. So, it’s OK. (OK. Yes.)Actually, Taiwan (Formosa) weather is very accommodating. It’s never too cold. (Yes.) And never too hot. You know why? Because we have the surrounding sea, ocean, and the ocean water regulates the temperature inland and the island is small, therefore, all sides are surrounded by ocean; so the whole island is regulated somehow. Even now, it’s supposed to be winter already or not? Or is it autumn? (Right.) (Winter.) Is it winter already? (It is winter.) Winter. It’s still very warm, right? (Yes.) We don’t feel very, very cold at all, right? (No.) So, it’s OK. (Yes.) Taiwan (Formosa) is getting better. OK then, I’ll go now. (Thank You.) (Hallo, Master.) Thank you, all the working staff. All of you. If you were not here, we wouldn’t be able to hold the retreat. That’d be miserable. Thank you very much for your support. Thank you, thank you. I said thank you, all the workers that sacrifice their time and their labor to make our retreat pleasant and successful. I thank them all. One thousand plus strong workers for your retreat. You have to thank them. Big applause for the workers. Me too. I also applaud you. Thank you. Thank you. God bless you. Buddha bless you. May you progress very fast spiritually. Infinite merits. Thank you. I don’t know if I stand up, if I look better or not. No. OK, thank you, everyone. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Voila! Very good.(Master is God. Hallo, Master. Master is very beautiful.) Can you still see my eyes? Can you? I have to protect them, or my eyes would keep tearing up. (Hallo, Master. I love You.) (Hallo, Master. Master, I love You.) (Hallo, Master. Hallo, Master.) Hallo! Hallo comrades! Hallo comrades! Thank you, comrades from China. (Master is so beautiful. Hallo, Master. Master, I love You.) (Merry Christmas.) I’m here, guys. How are you? (Very good. Thank You, Master.) You’re still here? Very good. Why are you crying? First time you see me? First time? Oh, me too. But I cannot cry, it will ruin my makeup. Amitabha Buddha. (Amitabha Buddha.) I’m glad to see you, all of you. I’m so happy to see you. Really, it’s truly like that. You, the Westerners, have very big attraction power. That’s why I put you in the front, so I cannot not see you. And the monks and nuns also. Actually it’s true like that. Sometime I have to check some of the scripts or the videos that we made a long time ago in Europe or elsewhere, where we were together, with a lot of Westerners, and the way you laughed, the way you eagerly listened and all that, just touched me so much. So, that’s the reason we have the retreat again. Because… OK, go ahead, clap yourselves. Clap your own attraction power. OK, enough, man! People might think you are too proud. Because it’s more normal if the Taiwanese (Formosan) or the Aulacese (Vietnamese) or the Asians, they like me because I look like them. You like what you look like. That’s why husband and wife sometimes, they look like each other very much. Or dogs and owners, caretakers, look very much similar, even turtles. Yeah, yeah, yeah! I’m not joking! When I was in Europe, I knew one woman, she raised a turtle, tortoise, you know, small one? Very small, garden one. And she looked so much like that! I never knew that even humans can look like turtles. That surprised me a lot. I always knew maybe dogs and cats they can look like humans, but turtles! The way her mouth and her face, I don’t know, just looked so much alike. Even if they went out together, people might think they are twins, biological twins. I’m telling you. And then another time, I knew also one guy, he had a fish tank.I’m just standing for a while until my high heels bug me, and then I will sit down. Not that it makes very much difference at all. But the high heels do bug you. I really admire the beautiful businesswomen, they walk all day on the high heels. Image this kind! Walk all day! Walk all day on it. And they run also. I saw even a doctor did that. She was beautiful and she was very tall already. I wondered why she had to wear high heels, torturing her feet. But she ran even. Doctors, they don’t always… Maybe not as high as mine, but high enough to… Oh, my God. OK, never mind. We women are also sometimes funny. We do everything to please the men. Not I, no, I just wear that. I’m not wearing that to please you. I just have to. It belongs to the job, you know already. By now, maybe. I wonder where they dig out all these AP, Ancient Predictions? I never knew they existed except Nostradamus. I read a few quatrains, which I did not understand anything. I was in France of course, and the people read this and that; in the library you can read anything, but I did not understand a thing. What is that with the “The Ocean religion will win,” and blah blah blah. At that time, I did not know. And the Aulacese (Vietnamese) prediction, the Korean prediction, of course, I knew nothing about them. I was just like you, first time I heard about all these things. It’s amazing. I don’t know if I fit the description, but I’m trying very hard.Where was I before then? (Turtle.) Turtle? OK, fine. She looked exactly the same like the turtle, like twins. And the turtle was only this big, my hand only, as my palm only. She’s European; she was not very tall, but of course, taller than me. How can they look so much alike? I was always looking and amazed. And there was a guy, I knew a French guy who had an aquarium, and one of the fish in the tank that he loved the most. He always went next to the tank and called that fish, “Tu tu tu tu. Fishy, fishy, fishy.” And then he looked exactly like that one! My God! The one that, I don't know, it’s kind of a… has a black and brown, and a little bit golden stripe around it. They are very fanciful. But a small fish, for the tank. He always went, “Fishy, fishy, fishy” and that one would come to him, to his finger, and then they both look exactly the same. I thought, if the fish didn't need water, he could take him out for a walk, and I am sure they would think, "Oh, it's a twin, biological twin." So much alike! Have you ever seen this thing? No. If you see any fish tank and the owner loves the fish, you watch, exactly the same. Dogs and cats we see, so common. But birds also, some bird caretakers they look exactly like the bird that he or she likes. Dogs are also not all that simple to look alike, but they do. Dogs look different from us, but they do look the same like the owner, I don't know why. Especially the pug, you know the one, the crush-faced pug. You don't see his nose anywhere; his nose and his mouth are identical. They’re all flat faced, but can look like the owner! You've seen them, the pug, P-U-G. The nose doesn't... You don't see the nose. It’s just all flat. But then the owner also looks alike. I can't believe all that. I hope I don't look like any of you around here because then I won't fit the description, do I?Never mind. No matter what, we never have enough room. In the beginning, I had only a small little building with the metal sheet, fit about 500 people. I thought it was a lot already. But later, it was demolished and now we don't have big enough anyway. Thank God I told you already, that they have a mortgage, they have job, they have children, they have a wife, they have the controlling system at home, so they can't all come here. Otherwise, we’d be in trouble. I am glad you have made it and I am really happy to see you. It was just not that easy sometimes, to make it, for me. All right, then. You still can see my eyes? No? (Yes.) (Yes.) Good. Good. So, this is the last trial story of Lord Mahavira. Anyway, happy retreat. Merry Christmas. (Thank You.) Celebrating Christmas, don’t forget the Buddhas. And don't forget me either. This is a terrible one, but it's short. Oh, not really that short. Never mind, we'll make it.I have not even prepared any presents for you guys. I hope I can just give red envelopes to bribe you and you can buy what you want, may be better, that we have shops around here. Will that do then? Or maybe I’ll wait until the New Year, so I don't have to do it again and again. We have Christmas, and then we have western calendar New Year, and then we have Lunar New Year; it's all come together. How can I, one person, prepare so many presents? I will make it all in one go, like red envelope, if I even have time. Or I’ll just give it to you raw, as is, and you find an envelope to stick it in. Oh man, forgive me. Really, one person cannot do everything. We have people around, but they are all busy with their own stuff. Just for this retreat, we have like 1,500 something people working, (Wow!) for you. Yes! What do you think? Cooking, cleaning, preparing all these translation systems, decorating… Oh, they decorated before already, but still have a lot of work to do. Transportation. Some small cases here and there; not everybody went on the buses. And have to answer the phone, if somebody gets lost in the chicken farm, somewhere around here. If I were to come here by car, I would be lost again. I always got lost, before, in Hsihu. Even though I lived there long, I always got lost when I came home. Always. Always depended on the neighbors to bring me home. Because sometimes the taxi also cannot find. It's a mountainous area. There's no exact address. No number. No direction sign; or not too many things that are more convenient like in the city. Sit where you are, because I might not see you. Oh, hallo. You are still there? Still there? (We are here.) Still there. OK. I'm not Santa Claus, so I cannot wear this actually. This symbolizes Santa Claus. I think I’ll let all of you be Santa Claus. I'll wear this tonight, maybe, or tomorrow. I'll put it there. It's not yet time, anyway. It has all this bling, bling stuff. Very cute.
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2020-10-19   1765 Преглед
Между Учителя и учениците
2020-10-19

Животът на Господ Махавира: Оковите на Чандана се пръсват на парченца, част 4 от 4

00:30:11

Животът на Господ Махавира: Оковите на Чандана се пръсват на парченца, част 4 от 4

Except when you’re a Master, then it’s difficult. Everything you do, you have to do it for others’ sake. Just like Lord Mahavira had to starve for five months and a half almost, in order to help women to be liberated, I mean, to start a period of women’s liberation out of slavery, like the princess. It’s just a symbol. So, He broke His fast here, Lord Mahavira. “The next moment, Chandana’s shackles broke into pieces.” Divine drums and all that, singing everywhere from the Divine realm. “Flowers, fragrant water, and perfumes showered from the sky, and the courtyard of Dhanavah was filled with heaps of gems.” Jewelry, diamond stuff. Wow! That should happen to us here.Actually, sometimes you smell some fragrance inside our hall, or when you meditate, or when Master is nearby, something like that, it is because Heaven also showers us with perfume. It’s just not many people can smell it. Not everybody in the crowd smells this. Some people have their wisdom eye open, they can smell and then recount it for us. Just like sometimes, the Buddha talked and gave speeches, lectures, and then many of the heavenly beings came and listened to Him, and sat with people, but not many people saw that. Ananda, even though he was so versed in memory, he didn’t often see this. He had to listen to other people tell him the experience. That’s why, in the book of the Buddha’s sutras, it always says, “Thus I have heard.” He heard only, and then he recorded it. Not, “Thus I have seen in my vision. I’ve heard inside.” No. Not until after the Buddha’s Nirvana that Ananda became enlightened. Maybe that was the first time he saw the (Heavenly) Light inside or heard the (Heavenly) Sound inside. That’s the thing. So sometimes, you smell the sandalwood perfume or anything like that, the flower, that is because the heavenly beings shower it on us, but not everybody smells that. One of your sisters, she passed away already, from Hualien. Actually, she should have passed away a long time ago, but after the Quan Yin Method she kept living on, for decades. Blood cancer, but she kept living on for decades. She was a little skinny though. And she was one of the most devoted Taiwanese (Formosan) disciples that I know. She meditated a lot. And sometimes, she meditated, and Kṣitigarbha Buddha would come and give her something and it stayed there even after she woke up. He gave her a round jewel and it was still in her hand when she awoke out of samadhi. She still had it, for example.“Her beauty had magnified a thousand-fold” even. She was already so beautiful. And now, after she had been harassed, punished, and tortured, all her karma – past karma or this present karma, whatever she did, or however the maya arranged it – it was falling away, so she became a thousand times more beautiful. Believe that or not, she was already so beautiful. And plus, she had offered this special meal to Lord Mahavira. To offer to a Saint, enlightened Saint, or not too enlightened Saint even, with your pure heart, you have merit, oh, immense already. Not to talk about offering to Lord Mahavira, who was a super-Saint at that time already. So, of course, her merit was just a thousand-fold more, so she became more beautiful, a thousand times more beautiful. Maybe not a thousand times more beautiful. I don't know how beauty can manifest a thousand-fold more, but it’s just kind of saying that she became radiantly more beautiful than ever before. “And gods and goddesses adorned Chandana with beautiful garments and ornaments.”“This resolution of the period of penance of Lord Mahavira Swami may be deemed as the first step of the human endeavor for women’s liberation.” Maybe He had to go through that, so that women’s status would be more elevated in this world, not to talk about spiritual yet. So, more liberated, more respected, more free. Because in the old time, women could not go out of the house. In some countries nowadays, it’s still like that, cannot go out alone. People will look down upon you. You have to cover yourself or disguise yourself, whatever, or go out with somebody, or cannot go alone. You may be harassed or molested even. So they think Lord Mahavira had to endure all this in order to help human’s status to begin to step into a liberated kind of society. That was the story. There was another story, another ten dreams of Lord Mahavira. Next time. Next time, we’ll have it. Terrible, terrible. Next story is very bad, I’m warning you. If you’re scared, don’t come next week, in case I come out. I will try to make my calendar longer, so you can bear it. Terrible. What the humans all do to real practitioners, you have no idea. It’s terrifying.It’s almost time for your dinner. (No.) How come my disciples and my dogs are the same? I mean in this respect. They never have enough of me. They’re never tired, they never want to go away. I need a rest sometimes. I do. But they don’t want to go. Sometimes they run back and forth. The attendant, the assistant comes and gets them, and sometimes they come back inside, back and forth, wagging tails, and then I say, “Go!” I have to be stern, like, “Go!” Otherwise, they don’t want to go. They keep looking back and stay there. I say, “We don’t have all day, just go.” And then a few minutes after, they eat and play and go out and then come back again, like new! They’ve never seen me for a hundred years! And then they don’t want to go out again. Oh man. OK, then.Thank you, translators. Thank you. I was telling them the problem in Kaohsiung that I cannot stay. I would have liked to and bring you there to have warm weather, sunshine every day, but I got sick. Too sick, really. Every time I coughed, I almost like fainted because I coughed too long and too deep, like my blood all ran out. My body became empty and weak. I could not continue to do that. So, I said even if the maya arranged that I go there and get sick, I can avoid it. I can cheat him and not go. That’s what I’m saying.It’s just like there is a show on our [Supreme Master] TV about near-death experience with Kimberly Clark. She had a near-death experience and during that time, she knew everything. She saw about her future, that she will go where, study, and meet what husband, and marry, and blah blah blah. She didn’t want any of that. She didn’t want a husband, nothing, so she didn’t marry. You can cheat. You can cheat destiny if you want to. If it’s only for yourself, it doesn’t matter. You can practice meditation and avoid it or not want it. You know it intuitively, even if you don’t see it as clearly as Ms. Kimberly Clark, but you can have intuition that you don’t want that, then you can cheat. Meditate more, cover it up. Except when you’re a Master, then it’s difficult. Everything you do, you have to do it for others’ sake. Just like Lord Mahavira had to starve for five months and a half almost, in order to help women to be liberated, I mean, to start a period of women’s liberation out of slavery, like the princess. It’s just a symbol. She had been in shackles like that and then Lord Mahavira had to come and eat from her offering. And then even just coarse food like that. It was not real food even – bran, and rotten, stale – so that the women in this world would begin an era of liberation. It didn’t happen immediately, but it did happen slowly, slowly.And nowadays, we have women presidents, women prime ministers, women ministers, a lot, a lot. Maybe president and prime minister, it’s less, but ministers, a lot, a lot, and women everywhere. Women, even drivers, truck drivers, women go to the moon, women go to space stations. Oh, women go anywhere! Before, it was unheard of. Before, it was not possible. Women were locked, closed behind the walls, high walls, didn’t go anywhere without accompaniment, like a brother, sister, or parents, or friend. And only now and then could go out. Normally, could not go out of these walls. You stayed within your parents’ house, within the four walls, the walls in the house already and the walls outside as a fence.Many countries were like that before. In Âu Lạc (Vietnam), China, it was also like that. Before, they even bound the feet of the women to make them crippled, so that they couldn’t go far anywhere without help. So wicked, this world. Long time, not too long ago, a few hundred years ago, they bound the women’s feet until they were crippled, became small. And if your feet were big, you could not marry because you were not virtuous. You had to be crippled to be a virtuous woman. Oh God! I cry when I see all that stuff. Luckily, we don’t have this nowadays, anymore. Binding until the…Girl! When they were small girls, they already began binding them, and they cried and cried and cried, but the parents had to ignore them, because that was the tradition at that time, a fashion. And if her feet were not small, bound until crippled, small, on the feet like that, binding, binding until they became small and crippled, then she could not be married out, and she was a bad girl, something like that. Oh, my God!What a wicked world we live in. Anything, not just hell punishes us or tortures us, we torture each other here already. Or in Africa, the woman’s organ has to be mutilated, otherwise, she is not a good girl and cannot marry. Really, when I read all that, I just could not bear. Not just torture animals, torture each other, for no reason! And what for the girl has to be married off anyway? Can she not just live alone and be free? And even blaming the girl if not married, then she’s not a good girl. For what? It’s proof of nothing, if you’re married or not. Right? (Yes.) OK, never mind. We’re not gossiping anymore. You go eat, I’ll go do something, I don’t know what. This is for the people outside, OK? For foreign initiates. The fruits are for foreign initiates, OK? The foreigners go eat in the kitchen. They have prepared for it.How are the comrades? (We are fine, Master.) Âu Lạc (Vietnam)? (Yes, Master.) Why do you sit way over there? OK, where do you come from? (Âu Lạc (Vietnam).) I know, but where? (From Bảo Lộc.) Bảo Lộc? (Yes.) That far? (I am from Gia Lai. Pleiku City, Gia Lai province. Gia Lai. I am from Gia Lai.) Ah, Gia Lai in the highlands, right? (Yes.) How did you fly here from Bảo Lộc? You had to go to Sài Gòn in order to board a plane to come here, right? (Yes, I had to go to Sài Gòn.) Ah, you took the bus to Sài Gòn, then boarded the plane to come here.I’ll take this off to let everyone see for a while. It’s because I need to protect my eyes. They don’t have lighter shades, only the very dark ones. It’s winter now; it is not necessary. Earlier, there was a lot of sunshine. OK, very good. Today, you occupy over here. Wonderful! Goodbye. (Goodbye, Master.) It’s not very cold. I’m very strong. It’s fine, not that cold. (Getting cooler at sunset.) Now it’s just a little bit cold, not like in the Himalayas. I have to go. Take a few more looks. OK, it’s too cold. Don’t stand here for too long. (Hallo, Master.) Hallo. How are you? Sorry, I won’t eat there today, OK? (OK.) If I want, I’ll get a lunch box. Understand? Thank you. (Yes.) I have to go back to work. A lot of work, too much. Thank you. Have you been working in the kitchen? Didn’t you go inside to listen? (No.) I’m sorry. Next time. Taiwanese (Formosan), our own people. It’s all right. You can see me any time. Next time, OK? Bye-bye. Thank you. (Thank You.)
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2020-10-03   1112 Преглед
Между Учителя и учениците
2020-10-03

Животът на Господ Махавира: Оковите на Чандана се пръсват на парченца, част 3 от 4

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Животът на Господ Махавира: Оковите на Чандана се пръсват на парченца, част 3 от 4

He practiced for 12 years before He became completely enlightened and confident enough to teach other people. Right now, He’s still free and being tested, and chiseled, and trimmed, and cut, and fired, and drowned, and starved, ridiculed, and tortured, and everything – still continues. Yet, He’s in the process of getting ready to do a great job. A monk’s life, for example, in India, is very nice. Also here is very nice. Here you are not allowed to go out begging for food, or anything. Maybe not. I am not sure if the law allows that or not. But when you first shave your head and become official nuns and monks, you are allowed to go out altogether in one big group. And people are allowed to come and give you a monetary gift, one time only. And now, I am not sure if a monk comes out with a bowl and goes to a supermarket, I’m not sure if the police will let him or not. Because here in Taiwan (Formosa), we have a lot of food. And the monks always have a temple, and mostly they are supported by family. Taiwan (Formosa) is so small anyway. Even if you leave home, it’s only a few hours maximum, just a couple of hours away. So your home is anywhere nearby and you always have family support. When I became a monk, I didn’t know that. I had no money, truly nothing. I worked in a temple and I was given NT$ 500 per month. Of course, I could eat there, that’s all. And everything else, I had. Just monk’s clothes of two, three pairs, nothing much. And anything else, I had to buy for myself. I didn’t buy much anyway, just some pens to write with, and bus fare to go somewhere to see some other masters, for example like that. Nothing much that I needed.And then I was having my 250 precepts. That’s the real monk then. After some time, you can be a higher monk. First you become a novice. And then after you serve a master or a temple for a while, then you can be a higher nun or monk, priestess. And then you have to go to a big assembly together, take the precepts together. And then according to the precepts, you eat only one time a day. I really did that. For I don’t know how many years, I forgot. I don’t know how many years. And sometimes I cheated, of course. Like when I went to Germany, it was too cold and they put bread in front of me which I hadn’t seen for years. Oh! I really, “Please! Don’t tempt me.” And then I just ate like that. Before the prayers finished, I’d already feel something in my mouth, and then something went down already. So I said, “Never mind. If you’ve eaten already one piece and you eat another, you’ve sinned already. What the hair!” Sometimes, sometimes. Sometimes. Rarely. And then now, sometimes I eat, sometimes I don’t; sometimes two meals, sometimes one meal, sometimes nothing. Whatever.But the doctor recently prescribed some medicine. Some medicine I have to eat with meals, so that I have to. For example, like that. I’m not free anymore. Every time I want to be free, something happens. So I give up. I give up fighting for my freedom – freedom not to eat, freedom not to wear clothes, freedom not to live in a house, freedom not to worry about anything, but I have to. All kinds of “un-freedom.” OK. Forget the calendar and come back to you now.I just wanted to tell you that the real practitioners, they are truly free, if they want to be. But this was because He (Lord Mahavira) was still free. He had only one disciple who was His attendant. He had no disciples yet. He practiced for 12 years before He became completely enlightened and confident enough to teach other people. Right now, He’s still free and being tested, and chiseled, and trimmed, and cut, and fired, and drowned, and starved, ridiculed, and tortured, and everything – still continues. Yet, He’s in the process of getting ready to do a great job. Imagine. But even then, even though without knowing, at that time Lord Mahavira was already blessing the world and those who had affinity with Him. It’s not like wait until He became a truly official enlightened Master, then the karma would come. No. Karma already came. That’s why He suffered so much. He suffered also because of some karma of His, but it cannot be that much. It’s added on by the world’s karma. Even though without Him knowing at that time yet. But He began to know more already, so He knew that He had to wait for the princess [Chandana] – this captured and harassed and tortured princess – to give Him food. Otherwise, five and a half months He went around eating nothing.So now, the princess was still in shackles due to the wicked, jealous wife of her so-called adopted father. She was still in shackles, and then she was dangling there and dreaming, maybe too tired, so having a vision, off and on. And then “she heard the footsteps and a murmur of a crowd. Then she looked up and found that the Great Savior, Shraman Mahavira was standing at her door. Chandana became enthralled. She thought, ‘Oh, thank Lord You have Yourself come to my rescue from this pitiable condition.’ A glow of happiness dawned on her face.” She even knew about the Lord Shraman Mahavira. Maybe He was very famous then. Of course, you would be, if you wore no clothes, and you ate nothing already for five-and-a-half months.I was famous in that temple at that time, more famous than the abbot already. And I could not bear the energy; the conflicting, the envious, and the curiosity, and the uncomfortable feeling of everybody in that temple, when I was not eating and still working. Cleaning and cooking as usual, but I didn’t take even one grain of rice into my mouth. And I felt nothing. I didn’t feel a desire to eat while I was cooking. I didn’t feel tired when I was working. Nothing! It was the best time in my life! I quit just like that. Not preparing for 21 days or 102 days. Nothing! Just because the abbot criticized me about eating one meal, it’s almost like… he said like three meals anyway, like I ate a lot. So that’s it! I just quit! Without preparing and without getting angry, or anything, I just quit. Without feeling even embarrassed or anything, I just quit. Like that! So of course, everybody told everybody and then, then and then and then. “Don’t tell anybody else. I tell you, you don’t tell anybody else.” And then everybody else told everybody else.Lucky it was America. It was New York in America. People are more preoccupied with any other thing except a non-eating nun. You know, American people. And the master did not have a large following in America at that time; that master, that abbot. Otherwise, I don’t know. I don’t know what else would’ve happened. I’d probably have been on TV, or whatnot, what more nuisance could have happened? So before that happened, I just stopped. I couldn’t bear any more of that energy surrounding me every day. That was uncomfortable. So I ate. I didn’t really like it. Nowadays, I sometimes think about it, I still regret. I still regret that I should have continued. But then I wouldn’t have had a chance to have many more affinities like I do now, with other people. Eating, sometimes it’s work.So, “A glow of happiness dawned on her face. She forgot all her misery, and the pain turned into joy as if every cell in her body was dancing. She tried to stand. ‘Welcome, O Lord! Please accept something from these wretched hands.’ From her. Prabhu took a step forward and stopped. Twelve out of the thirteen conditions were visible. You know, that she has to be a princess and etc., and He can see that… He normally took one step away, but then He saw that some of the twelve conditions that allowed Him to eat, or that He had to meet to eat, were visible to Him already. Some of the twelve, He hadn’t investigated everything yet. So He stepped back and He looked. Twelve out of the thirteen. Almost – There was only one more condition, then He’d know it was the correct moment and person. So, visible, were twelve of them. Only Chandana had no tears in her eyes.”Oh, she has to cry as well. That’s the only last condition that’s not visible yet. So, “Mahavira turned and started moving away.” He thought it’s not right. Only twelve conditions, not thirteen. “As soon as (Lord) Mahavira turned away, Chandana’s joy vanished as if struck by lightning. She lamented by herself, ‘How unlucky I am that even in this wretched condition, Prabhu has turned empty-handed from my door.’ Filled with self-pity, she started crying.” Thirteenth condition already here. “(Lord) Mahavira turned back and looked. All conditions of His resolution were visible now. He stepped ahead and extended His cupped hands before Chandana. Joyous Chandana took the pulse-bran from the basket and put it in the extended palms of Lord Mahavira Swami. (Lord) Mahavira broke His fast.” Right there and then. “The next moment, Chandana’s shackles shattered to pieces.” By themselves. “Divine drums sounded in the sky. Divine applause echoed from all directions, ‘Hail the alms-giving.’” That’s what they heard. That’s the speaking from the Divine beings. They said, “‘Hail the alms-giving.’ Flowers, fragrant water, and perfumes showered from the sky and the courtyard of Dhanavah.”Oh, you are here. I was looking to see if you guys are here already. You can come sit here if you want, or if you don’t want, you are OK there. They don’t always see me, even though we’re working together. We have to work; we cannot just see each other every day. I have to work also. So I don’t know why the people are always thanking the Supreme Master Ching Hai and the Supreme Master TV staff (team). I am also one of the staff! No need to thank both, making trouble. I am one of the staff. I know I’m one humble staff; a very difficult one, but it’s staff. The most difficult to please, but one of the staff for sure. Very critical: “You write this, it’s not correct; that’s not correct. You change it, change the host, change this, change that, rewrite that. Now!” It’s not all that easy. But what am I to do? You make a small mistake, but he/she makes also a small mistake, she makes a small mistake, he makes a small mistake; everybody makes small mistakes, all day long! It’s just one drop into the cup, but another drop comes in, two drops, three drops, and then it’s full, and then it overflows! And time is not waiting for us. Deadline! And I have other deadlines as well, not just Supreme Master TV deadline. I have other jobs to do. And my dogs also have deadlines; they want the veggie bones now! “We’re just coming, we need it,” etc. Never mind.So, for all that work I do, all the work they heap on me, you are really lucky to see me now and then. Truly! I’m really lucky to see me! I don’t see me. I don’t see me every day, truthfully. Because I don’t have time to look in the mirror. I don’t comb my hair for a long time. I don’t wash my hair until I have to go to do something, to see you or something. I really don’t see me also. Now talking about it, I don’t see myself that much. I either meditate, work inside, or work outside in front of a computer, or feed the dogs, pet them a little bit. Sometimes they want more, more, more. I say, “No, that’s enough already. You know how many thousands of people want just a little bit of what you have right now?” I said to them, “I don’t even have time to pet myself. So just be happy with that.” Two strokes!
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2020-10-02   1160 Преглед
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2020-10-02

Животът на Господ Махавира: Оковите на Чандана се пръсват на парченца, част 2 от 4

00:28:41

Животът на Господ Махавира: Оковите на Чандана се пръсват на парченца, част 2 от 4

Similarly, most great persons in history have been going through a lot of tests, hammer, trimming, and unbearable situations. They have to bear the unbearable; they have to endure the unendurable. Many things like that. And then you are tamed, then you’re trimmed, you’re sculpted into a perfect shape inside that you’re ready to do a great job. Then you have no more attachment to anything at all.So, that is the thing. I told just one person, my attendant or somebody, I can’t remember, to book my ticket for me. And I said, “Don’t tell anybody,” of course. Well, I forgot, or maybe I didn’t tell, or maybe I forgot. And she told the other attendant. And the attendant has her best friend, and the best friend has a boyfriend, boyfriend has mama, mama has papa, papa has co-workers and whomever; the disciples, they all went to the airport. And I became a sudden star, an airport star. So I told her that was at the beginning. Even sometimes, I said, “I’m thinking of going to Japan.” I didn’t even book a ticket. I didn’t plan anything yet, everybody knew Master was going to Japan and Japanese disciples prepared everything already. Oh God! So, I say that’s why I don’t tell anybody anymore. I even go everywhere alone now, with my own suitcase, pack my own things and book tickets at the airport. I don’t book tickets at home. I don’t ask. I don’t know how to book online. And if I tell somebody to help me to book online, then everybody will be in a big line at the airport again. And at the other end of the destination, would also be a line. I don’t book online anymore. I’m afraid of the line because it’s inconvenient for the people. It’s very convenient for you, I know that; just inconvenient for the airport personnel, the police and the traffic. So, one time I went alone, I came out alone by taxi. I even go by taxi nowadays. And then the personnel at the airport, the one who checks your passport when you pass inside the gate or immigration, she asked me, “Nobody sends You off today?” She even knew that. She said it in Chinese. “Did someone send You off today?” So, I did not understand the word someone. I said, “What mean someone?” She said, “Normally, You come, a lot of people send You off. And when You come back, a lot of people see You. Today, nobody sees You off?” I said, “No, no. I left quietly, alone, by taxi. I did not book. I came to the airport, booked a ticket.” And then I went all alone.The same when I went on the European tour. You saw me only alone. That’s why I had to drive the stick shift car because there was no taxi anymore. All of you took all the taxis that were available. Either that, or you drove your own car and took other people. And when they saw me, they all came in together, “Master, we have a car! We have a car, come with us.” Then I was so scared. I ran! I ran, and stick shift or not, I just gave it gas. Oh, my God! First time in my life, I ever drove the stick shift. And the man said it was the last car that I could rent, “Take it, or leave it.” And the manager hurried to go home because of a birthday of the daughter or something. I said, “I never drove this before.” He said, “Never mind, just open with the key, here is the brake, and when You want to switch gears, you brake, and then you press the right foot here, the left foot there, and then You go!” Oh man. And it kept stopping on the highway all the time. And I had to start it all over again, so I kept the blinking lights on all the time, and everybody passed by, feeling something. And I said, “Sorry.” All I did was just smile, and they knew there must be some idiot driving on the highway, “I wonder how the police even let such a dumb-dumb drive the car!” But the Slovenian people, they’re very friendly. They did not judge me too much. They just looked-looked and when they saw me smiling, they were also smiling, “OK, no problem!” And I survived! All this stopping in the middle; it stopped 100 times. The car just stopped by itself, I don’t know why. Maybe I pushed the wrong foot or something, and it just stopped like that. I had no idea, and then I was just fumbling and tried again, and then it worked again. And then whenever I needed to stop, then it wouldn’t run again. If I stopped, then it stopped forever. I had to retry, to fumble how to do it again. Already a very bad driver and then had to drive a car like that, the car that I had never seen in my life. In Slovenia, that’s the best car you have. I didn’t know what brand that was even. And the highway was not very big. Was it? Any Slovenian people here, or have you been there? Any of you? The highway of Slovenia is like the national lane here. Maybe that’s good also, because people don’t drive so fast, so I’m spared my life.I thought I was murmuring. But I could not avoid it, because the European tour was very tightly packed. One day, one. The next two days, another country. So disciples were always everywhere in the airport, at the same time with me. And I wonder what kind of brain I had, going on such a trip like that all alone. No booked hotel, nothing. Just went everywhere and booked a ticket, just like that. And driving a car that you’ve never driven before. My God. But the conditions were like that. I could not have it more comfortable at that time. I could not. I could not afford the comfort. I could not. I had to go alone and do all that, alone, and many other difficult situations. Like dragging my suitcase alone up the staircase, because sometimes you don’t have the elevator. Not every country has, or not every airport has it where you want to go. And dragging it far away, and then going up and down the staircase and etc. No time to eat, no time to drink, rushing and all that stuff. But I just had to do it. Just like Lord Mahavira here, He had to wait five months and 26 days in order to find food. After five months and 26 days, He didn’t have to eat anymore. You understand, right? He didn’t have to. But He just had to do it. He just had to go begging, because that’s the way it was arranged. Just like I have to go through a lot of trouble wearing all these clothes and you-know-what inside also. And hooking this behind here, hooking in front here. And wearing this, and the high heels, and all that. Well, at least in Âu Lạc (Vietnam), later I found out that one of the Masters of Aulacese (Vietnamese) Buddhism, He predicted that there would be a woman with high heels, to come and take care of the real religion, something like that, leading the religious community. Well, at least if you don’t understand why I have to wear high heels, now you can ask these kinds of Masters, or Their disciples. And then with jewelry all over the body and wearing nice clothes and stuff like that, they all predicted it. So, OK. Well, at least I am doing God’s will. I don’t care about what anybody else thinks; I cannot care anymore. But it’s a lot of work. A lot of work, instead of this. This is the life [monks and nuns] that you should aspire to – simple. Two, three pairs of clothes, you’re happy, you’re free. True freedom is the best; it’s the best of everything. Or live like Lord Mahavira, not even a stitch (of clothing) on your body.It is very funny how any practitioner, a true practitioner, the one who will be a Master or something, will be tested to the extent of their last endurance. But that’s the way it is actually. Just like gold, it’s not beautiful like this. It has to be grilled in the very vicious fire, and then has to be beaten, and has to be confined into a mold and shape. And then has to be even sculpted with a chisel and with a hammer, and sticking, and nail, and drill, and hole and… In order to put diamonds in, they must drill the hole, many holes, for example. And then it becomes a beautiful piece of jewelry that is the envy of the world. Similarly, most great persons in history have been going through a lot of tests, hammer, trimming, and unbearable situations. They have to bear the unbearable; they have to endure the unendurable. Many things like that. And then you are tamed, then you’re trimmed, you’re sculpted into a perfect shape inside that you’re ready to do a great job. Then you have no more attachment to anything at all. Having or not having, to you, it’s the same. You don’t even shy away from fame, but you don’t care about fame. You are just whatever the arrangement of Heavens. You are just that. You just do whatever you have to do, regardless of your own liking or not liking. But at that time, after you’ve been drilled and grilled and hammered and chiseled and punched and holed and fired, everything already, I think everything else left you. All the ego, gone. Then God can manifest. So, if you want to be great like Lord Mahavira, learn from His lessons. Like we should not fear hardship. We should not desire for comfort. If you have a comfortable place, OK, you use it. If you don’t have it, you take care of yourself. Use a tent or anything. So you’ll excuse me if I don’t want to build any more buildings. No matter what we build, we can never build enough anyway.(Sorry.) It’s OK. I don’t know why you cry, but here people do all kinds of weird things, so it doesn’t matter. Why? (Just feel so sorry when You said You have to be molded and hammered, and made holes and everything. You have to go through the unbearable.) It’s OK! It’s OK. It’s OK. It’s the way it’s arranged. At least I look beautiful; I have clothes. (You’re very beautiful, Master.) Lord Mahavira did not have any clothes, and He didn’t eat for five-and-a-half months. Here, they feed me a lot. I am so worried I’ll get fat even. (You’re amazingly beautiful, Master.) Thank you, I’m just joking. Because nobody says I’m beautiful, I have to praise myself. Otherwise, I cannot bear all this. At home, I immediately take it off, and then just put on my old slippers and old, whatever clothes I have there. Because I keep changing places also, so I don’t always have the monk’s clothes around. But I like it, it’s simple, it’s a nice color. You just feel light and comfortable. That’s why monks, they wear these kind of clothes. They feel very comfortable. It doesn’t feel any bother. You feel like you don’t wear anything. It’s very simple. And I was thinking, I left home for a simple life, that’s why I was laughing. You were dreaming of a simple life, and look at how many husbands and wives and children you have. I have gray-haired children, big-nosed children, flat-nosed children, black children, white children, yellow, red, brown, in between. I was dreaming. I was thinking, “OK, be a monk. Oh, so good!” Because I was surrounded with monks and nuns when I was younger. I went to the temple when I was a kid. Of course, I went to the church also, and I saw the monk’s life, Buddhist or Christianity, they’re also wonderful. They live for others. They teach you good things only and they live very simply. That was my ideal. So I thought, “Oh, being a monk is so nice.” I thought. I thought. It was my dream, and it faded so quickly, quicker than I blinked my eyes.
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2020-10-01   1487 Преглед
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2020-10-01

Животът на Господ Махавира: Оковите на Чандана се пръсват на парченца, част 1 от 4

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Животът на Господ Махавира: Оковите на Чандана се пръсват на парченца, част 1 от 4

So, we should know by this example that real practitioners, they don’t really depend on anything in this world to survive. They just do it for the sake of others, for the sake of the world. For whatever it is, it’s not for their own benefit.Who is this person over there? It should be me. Why is it him? Just joking. Doesn’t matter. I don’t have that much ego. Just joking with you. How’s everybody? (Good.) It isn’t very cold, is it? (No.) (We don’t feel cold as long as we have Master around.) (Master is so beautiful.) (We don’t feel cold with You around.) Thank you. Anybody wants to come up? Can. Hallo. Aulacese (Vietnamese) can come up. Don't have any? Then the back can come to the front, and can sit over there if you want. There are some places there, behind there, some places behind here. Everything good. Wonderful. Here. Closer. I’m acting like a commander. “Go there, here. Move there, here. Come, come. Go.” I said I am directing. Not a film director, but traffic director. Here, still some more places. Now! Up for sale. That one. Oh, some more places there. Come on. Never mind, whatever. It’s good. Translation begin. Nobody there. If you need, raise your hand quickly before it's out. It's very quickly out here. You need earphones, you raise your hand quickly. Raise and keep it there until you get it. There. OK. Very good. I am a good director. Why didn't I do some film directing stuff? Oh, I did some. One - “The King & Co.,” just for fun. OK? Yeah? Everybody happy? (Yes.) Sure. I can believe that. That I can believe. It's a good holiday. People cook for you, and people translate for you. Wow, what a life! I like it. Sit here, make me feel comfy. You have translation? Not yet? (Yes.) Good. Wonderful. What a nice day. For a change.Turn it around. It’s all the same. It’s the same. I don’t know why I have to wear all this. I have no idea why a nun wears all this. I complained to the one who drove me here. I said, “My life is so miserable. I might look pretty, but it’s actually so hard.” I have to wear everything. It’s very difficult to put this on. Sometimes I just can’t hook it up. I said sometimes this kind of thing looks beautiful, but I am alone. Nobody helps me. I don't have a husband, wives or kids to help me to hook it in, and sometimes it’s very difficult for me, one person, to do everything. Even the shoes, you have to hook it in. And the trousers, you have to hook it in and everything. As I told you last time, to be a man is a blessing, except the hormone stuff. Everything is good, to be a man. OK, I have to sit this way, otherwise, I always look at the women. I want to look at a new view for a change. Every day I look at myself already. New view! Good view!You don’t wait until the retreat to come? You’re coming now? You don’t wait until the retreat? It’s only a few more days, right? How many more days? Twenty days? Less, less. And you will see your old woman again, same old. So every day, now I’m getting older, I have to decorate a little bit, so that you can see a new view, new stuff. OK? Everybody ready? (Yes!) Good. Last time, where were we? Before I go on and on, and on with my calendar, we’d better look at this. (On a fast…) Fasting? Yes. He was on a fast. Yes. He looked for the princess. (Yes.) Is this correct? Ah, yes. Hallo, are you still there? (Yes.) We’re catching up.“Five months and twenty-five days had passed since Lord Mahavira had eaten anything.” So, “The twenty-sixth day of the sixth month dawned. It was past noon when Prabhu Vardhaman, wandering for alms, was approaching the house of merchant Dhanavah. An expectant crowd followed Him.” Everybody now followed Him everywhere. It’s like that because He hadn’t eaten anything, and people were curious to see whether or not He was going to eat today. Same when I was in New York in the temple, and I did not eat anything for a long time, the attendance of the temple increased. They came looking for me, asking questions and stuff like that. It was really a bother, but I had no choice to go anywhere at that time. I had no money, no place to go, and any place is the same. If you don’t eat anything, and you are in the public eye, they will come looking for you, just for your special diet, a no-food diet. That’s the problem. So, nevertheless, I survived, until the last minute, I could not bear anymore. I thought, this couldn’t be worse than eating. It could be worse than eating. People pay too much attention to you and for the wrong reason, so I started eating again. I told you already last week, right? (Yes.) Good. Oh, this is a new one. I don’t know how to handle the new thing. I just moved again, and everything is everywhere. And you know what women are like: we need this, we need that, we need everything. And all this kind of extra work makes me feel, “What for have I become a monk?” It went back to zero, worse than before. I thought I left just one husband, and now I have so many. I thought I left home, and look at how many relatives I have now, family members.So the big crowd, “expectant crowd” was following Him now, everywhere. It’s because five months plus, almost five months and a half, He hadn’t eaten anything. And people would of course, wonder whether He was still alive, or it was a ghost who ran around begging. In the world, people have concepts of what, and what, and what. Like if you don’t eat, you will die, for example like that. So they were also watching me like a hawk, when I was in the temple. Because the temple people came in and out all the time. And on Sunday, also gathering to pray and all that. If you are alone it’s not too bad. But like Lord Mahavira, He was also alone, but He needed to go out to beg for alms. Almost five months and a half He didn’t eat anything, so He was still walking around and still begging for alms. But He was still waiting for that precise princess who was still in shackles, who was holding horse food or something in front of her, but didn’t eat for three days, and was in rag clothes. So that’s the way it was arranged by maya, to make trouble for the Prince. But almost five months and a half, and He didn’t eat anything. Meaning He eats if He wants to. He doesn’t when He doesn’t want to. You see clearly? (Yes.) So good practitioners, they don’t really depend… He already had no clothes on. In the beginning of the story, we know already that they even took away His only one cloth to cover for decency, for human decency. They took it away from Him already. And now He had no food, He still stayed alive. So, He is a true practitioner. He could concentrate so much inside, so was oblivious to anything outside. So that means He could eat or not eat. But He chose not to eat. In such a dire situation, how could He find the princess, in rags even, and hadn’t eaten for many days, or three days, and then in a cage, and in front of a bowl of horse food or something, coarse food in front of her, and still did not eat? But it had to be like that, and He knew that. He saw that in His vision, so He had to wait until then to have something to eat. Meanwhile, He still survived, walking around, begging like everybody else. So, we should know by this example that real practitioners, they don’t really depend on anything in this world to survive. They just do it for the sake of others, for the sake of the world. For whatever it is, it’s not for their own benefit. So, the expectant crowd followed Him anywhere.“Chandana was sitting on the threshold of the cellar…” She wasn’t deep in the cellar anymore, but she sat on the threshold of the cellar, “…one foot inside and the other outside.” Just one foot dangling out, one foot inside. “In her hand was a basket and in the basket, stale pulse-bran.” You knew it last time, when I began the story. “When she looked at the shackles on her limbs, a broken dream emerged in her memory and she became lost.” She was kind of lost in her trance or dream, daydream. That could be like a vision. Since she was so pure and she hadn’t eaten, so probably she just became calm very quickly, and had a vision. “All of a sudden, she heard the sound of approaching footsteps…” Many footsteps of course, because it was not only the Master, it was the big crowd that followed Him. Very attractive. Anything new, anything strange is attractive to this human race on this planet. So now, she heard the footsteps. She was in her dreamy state, but then she heard many footsteps, “…and a murmur of the crowd.” Why do they murmur? I don’t understand. Probably it was still far away and they didn’t want to talk loud to disturb the Lord Mahavira, out of reverence, so they just talked in a murmuring fashion. Like, “OK, I tell you, don’t tell that one.” “OK, this and that one, don’t tell this one.” “This one, don’t tell that.”I thought I murmured before, but it became very loud. In the beginning, when I first came back to Taiwan (Formosa)… Today, the former two-time vice-president of Taiwan (Formosa) also came and paid a visit. And she said to me, she was very impressed when I came home, came to Taiwan (Formosa) in the beginning, and a big, huge 10,000 people went to the airport and carried this kind of high sedan chair. And carried it on their shoulders, and put me on it, to welcome me home. So, that is the thing. I told just one person, my attendant or somebody, I can’t remember, to book my ticket for me. And I said, “Don’t tell anybody,” of course. Well, I forgot, or maybe I didn’t tell, or maybe I forgot. And she told the other attendant. And the attendant has her best friend, and the best friend has a boyfriend, boyfriend has mama, mama has papa, papa has co-workers and whomever; the disciples, they all went to the airport. And I became a sudden star, an airport star. So I told her that was at the beginning. Even sometimes, I said, “I’m thinking of going to Japan.” I didn’t even book a ticket. I didn’t plan anything yet, everybody knew Master was going to Japan and Japanese disciples prepared everything already. Oh God! So, I say that’s why I don’t tell anybody anymore. I even go everywhere alone now, with my own suitcase, pack my own things and book tickets at the airport. I don’t book tickets at home. I don’t ask. I don’t know how to book online.
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2020-09-30   1739 Преглед
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