Every time a real Master comes to this world, He has His secret code by which He communicates with those people who have affinity with Him. Then, when disciple and Master meet, they will have a kind of tacit understanding towards each other. Long live Your Majesty! Long, long live!
Last week, we saw a few samples of the extraordinary deeds and benevolent qualities expressed during Supreme Master Ching Hai’s past lifetimes as governing leaders in our world.
It is evident that such enlightened Beings were clearly not like other kings and queens from the human realm. They were of the Highest Power of Love, thus emanating compassion, wisdom and greatness through Their earthly frames like the Sun that cannot help but send forth Its rays. It is no wonder that They were able to achieve so much good.
The Greek Master-philosopher Plato once said: “The world will not be right until kings become philosophers or philosopher kings.” Similarly, the venerated Chinese Master Lao Tzu wrote in the Tao Te Ching: “If princes and kings could follow It (the Tao), all things would by themselves abide, Heaven and Earth would unite and sweet dew would fall. People would by themselves find harmony, without being commanded.” What Lao Tzu and Plato meant was that a king or government leader should be enlightened. Supreme Master Ching Hai has also shared Her insights on this.
“Since ancient times, the great kings were always those who had deep insight and those who practiced a meditation method in order to be connected with Heaven and to know the will of Heaven before they are able to govern the earth’s affairs. That’s why since ancient times, the great kings of wisdom, they always ruled with compassion and wise systems. And their names always stay forever in the hearts of the people. And they never have to use violence or armed force to conquer, but they use love and wisdom.”
“I tell you to practice the Quan Yin Method, not to leave your work or the world, but to do it better, and serve better. Just as we say in China, ‘Cultivate yourself, foster family harmony, then rule the nation, and pacify the world.’ Truly, when someone has attained a certain level, he becomes empty; he wants nothing. At that time he can bring peace to the world. There will be no problem, no matter how many countries you have him rule or how many things you give him. However much money you give him, he is sure to use it only to serve others. He simply has no need for it! That person is truly a good ruler of nations.”
Master has also revealed that the original kings were enlightened Masters, around whom kingdoms naturally developed.
“In the ancient times, a Master naturally became king of the people because they love him, they trust Him; they trust His wisdom. They respect His wisdom and they know He's trusted by His compassion and He has no greed, no anger, no desire for worldly fame and power. He's truly a king without wanting it. Therefore, people appointed Him king by natural or ordained. In the real king’s court, means the Master's court, men and women live without any problems, they’re just naturally celibate.
And before, Masters wore yellow robes because they’re monks. Since ancient times they wear yellow or red kinds of things. So, after that, the kings also took on the yellow robe –for nothing. The false ones do not understand, just imitate.
Therefore, after many dynasties, all the kings have to have many hundreds of wives. And many hundreds of ‘eunuchs.’
That's the difference between enlightenment and not enlightenment. When the Master has all these men and women, the Master looks upon them as equal. Nothing is for the Master alone. They are there because they want to learn with the Master. They serve the Master because they love to do it. It's a natural love between them. They kneel on the floor to speak to the Master because of respect.
Now, the king seeing all this makes all his eunuchs to do that by force. And then everyone else comes out and they have to kneel and crawl on the floor too! No essence. And later, some born out of that king's house becomes king. We call it the Son of Heaven. No! It's the son of man. The Son of Heaven means a Master. Like Jesus. He says He's the Son of God, that's true. So the real kingdom came from the practitioners, from the virtuous people in the old time.
It is just because people imitate the way of the Master, of the true King, of the true Son of Heaven, and make a mess of it, make a bad job out of it. So it becomes political and then everybody says, ‘Political is bad, it's dirty, it's tricky, it's no good.’ But, originally political was like that with the Master, originated from the Master, and it flows naturally by the Master's power and grace.”
A real King is one who is enlightened, and an enlightened Master is the real King. This truth is further illustrated in the following presentation of some of Master’s known past incarnations, which alternate from Master to King to Master again, and so on.
Noah (vegetarian) Venerated Antediluvian Patriarch and Messenger of God
Lord Sri Rama (Ramachandra) (vegetarian) Beloved Hindu God
The Worshipped Amitabha Buddha (vegan) Buddha of Immeasurable Light and Life Principal Buddha of Pure Land
The Worshipped Quan Yin Bodhisattva (vegetarian) Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara Goddess of Mercy and Compassion
The Worshipped Manjushri Bodhisattva (vegan) Prominent God of Transcendent Wisdom
Lord Mahavira (vegan) Venerated Enlightened Jain Master (599 - 527 BC)
Lao Tzu (vegetarian) Venerated Enlightened Master and Philosopher (c. 6th-5th century BC)
His Imperial Majesty Qin Shi Huang First Emperor of China’s Qin Dynasty (259 BC - 210 BC)
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Wu of Han 7th Emperor of China’s Han Dynasty (157 BC - 87 BC)
Her Majesty Queen Cleopatra VII Philopator Ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Ancient Egypt (69 BC – 30 BC)
Lord Jesus Christ (vegetarian) Worshipped Enlightened Master. SON OF GOD.
Patanjali (vegetarian) Venerated Indian Enlightened Master Author of the Yoga Sutras (c. 2nd century - 4th century)
His Majesty King Arthur (vegetarian) Beloved British King Head of the Knights of the Round Table (c. late 5th - early 6th century)
Venerable Patriarch Bodhidharma (vegan) The 28th Patriarch and 1st Chinese Patriarch of Buddhism Venerated Enlightened Master (369 - 535)
Her Majesty Queen Seondeok (vegetarian) Beloved ruler of the Silla Kingdom First female sovereign of Korea (c. 632 - 647)
His Holiness the Sixth Patriarch Hui Neng (vegan) Venerated Enlightened Master Founder of Dhyana (Ch’an) School of Sudden Awakening (638 - 713)
Padmasambhava (vegetarian) Venerated Tibetan Enlightened Master; Guru Rinpoche Founder of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism (c. 8th century)
His Majesty Ce Acatl Topiltzin Quetzalcóatl (vegetarian) Venerated Enlightened King and Priest of the Toltecs (c. 10th century)
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Lý Thái Tổ (vegetarian) Founder of Lý Dynasty in Âu Lạc (Vietnam) (974 - 1028)
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Lý Thánh Tông (vegetarian) Compassionate Emperor of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) (1023 - 1072)
His Majesty King Gesar of the Ling Kingdom of Tibet “The Great Lion” 11th century AD
His Imperial Majesty Genghis Khan (vegetarian) Supreme Khan of all the Mongols Founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (c.1162 - 1227)
His Majesty King Trần Nhân Tông (vegetarian) Venerated Enlightened Master and King of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) Third Emperor of the Trần Dynasty First Patriarch of Trúc Lâm Zen Buddhism (1258 - 1308)
Tsongkhapa Lobsang Drakpa (vegetarian) Venerated Enlightened Master Founder of the Gelug School in Tibetan Buddhism (1357 - 1419)
His Majesty King Sejong the Great (vegetarian) Legendary ruler of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty (1397 - 1450)
His Majesty King Francis I King of France (1494 – 1547)
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I Queen of England (1533 – 1603)
His Imperial Majesty The Kangxi Emperor (vegetarian) 4th emperor of China’s Qing Dynasty (1654 - 1722)
His Imperial Majesty The Qianlong Emperor Sixth Emperor of China’s Qing Dynasty (1711-1799)
His Excellency George Washington 1st President of the United States (1732-1799)
Buddha of Tây An (vegetarian) Venerated Enlightened Master Founder of Bửu Sơn Kỳ Hương Buddhism (1807-1856)
Lord Bahá’u’lláh (vegetarian) The Venerated Enlightened Prophet and Founder of the Baha’i Faith (1817 - 1892)
Her Imperial Majesty Queen Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India (1819 – 1901)
Her Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Apostolic Queen of Hungary (1837 - 1898)
His Majesty Somdetch Phra Paramindr Maha Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) Venerated 5th King of Siam in the Chakri Dynasty Respectfully known as The Royal Buddha (1853 - 1910)
Baba Sawan Singh Ji “Hazur Maharaj Sahib” (vegetarian) Venerated Enlightened Master Second Satguru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (1858 - 1948)
Life after life, by Divine Plan, Master has been uplifting our world, one corner at a time (and sometimes multiple corners, as Master is able to manifest in multiple human bodies at the same time!). As we now stand at the threshold of the Golden Age, we believe that we will once again see the Master as the King, bearing the Power needed to establish a harmonious new Kingdom of enlightened souls. Perhaps this is also why so many prophets referred to the Savior as the “King,” “Emperor” or “Queen” of the Golden Age.
“From the sky will come a great King defrayer (financer)… (who) Before and after Mars (war) reigning by happiness.”
“The prophecy says: The Son of Heaven (Emperor) in the palace courteously treats the wise and humbly respects scholars. He is very filial, follows the Will of Heaven, and practices spiritually.”
“The Splendid and Glamorous Gatherings choose the talented and righteous Who will loyally assist the True King...”
“After five hundred years, A Sage King will appear. He/She will travel around the world and will be assisted by able and virtuous people everywhere.”
“Christ in the Love of Peace – Triumphant King will be in 2002. Then everything will have returned to the world in recognized goodness…”
“Leading the land of Java, entitled as a Saintly Ruler, also the Queen of Justice, Her Name is well known, renowned all over the world.”
“He is the King in the cloud of the Heaven of the Primordial Universe, and in the Great Universe, He reappears as King of the righteous ones.”
“They will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”
Sometimes on special festive occasions, Master dresses like a King or Queen, to the delight of Her disciples. The reason is to awaken their past affinities with Her – so that they may realize that the King has returned!
“(Long live Your Majesty! Long, long live! Long live Your Majesty! Long, long live! Arise! Thank You, Your Majesty! Lift and march!)”
“(Over the years, Master has dressed in many different ways. Once She appeared as the dignified and impeccable Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva and then as a Chinese emperor with peaceful and great bearings. Sometimes, She became an enchanting and beautiful Tsang Ur (an ancient beauty of China) and then, a refined and elegant Aulacese (Vietnamese) Noble, or a Japanese lady. Certain fellow practitioners who possess supernatural power claimed that Master has been King Wu of the Han Dynasty and King Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty. Some fellow practitioners who meditate diligently also reported that during meditation, they have seen Master appear as Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, Bodhidharma, or the Sixth Patriarch Hui Neng. In Her public lectures, Master never denied the statements of the special background and positions in Her past lives. Besides fulfilling the wish of the fellow initiates, who designed and made these different beautiful new dresses, the reason She wears them is that She is using just one of the ‘Eighty-Four Thousand Methods’ to save sentient beings.
Master is, as we’ve come to know, in fact, shy and does not like to put on a show for all to see. Even though this has caused some people to have misunderstandings about Her, Master still insists on Her good intentions. As long as it can awaken those who have had affinities with Her in their past lives, to practice the Quan Yin Method, Master will not only go against Her quiet nature, but will also silently endure the suspicion and rejection of some people. Most people view matters in this world the wrong way around, and it is very difficult to help them and show them the path.
Every time a real Master comes to this world, He has His secret code by which He communicates with those people who have affinity with Him. Then, when disciple and Master meet, they will have a kind of tacit understanding towards each other. Master has given an example: …)”
“Some Masters were kings in their past lives. Perhaps He was a king once and also a Master. He was a king and a Master at the same time. So He had many subordinates, concubines, beauties, and eunuchs. So when He comes back, of course He wants to liberate those people. If He doesn’t wear something bright when He seeks to liberate them, they won’t recognize Him. They cannot recall that relationship in their memory or subconscious. They cannot connect to their past affection or karma. They cannot connect to that affinity. So they cannot be enlightened quickly.
Once they see the brilliant image, it awakens their subconscious right away. It realizes inside and says, ‘Ah! We knew each other.’ ‘Ah! We knew each other 3,000 or 300 years ago. We were doing this and that,’ even though the brain may or may not remember. It depends on if they remember their past during their spiritual progress. But they will clearly know in their subconscious.”
“(The great Master BABAJI had to manifest a splendid palace to give initiation to His then would-be disciple Lahiri because of past life affinity.) Venerated enlightened Master Paramhansa Yogananda – The Autobiography of a Yogi”
“(Some of our members saw Master even before they met Her, in certain dress in their dreams or vision, in their dreams or vision or rescuing them from troubles and accidents, etc., only to realize it when seeing Her in person much later in their lives in the exact outfit that they saw in the exact outfit that they saw in their dreams or and vision...
Let us lay down our ego and empty our minds so that the images saved within us can be projected. We have found the right path and the right Master. One day, we will not only remember our original True Selves, but also who Master really is!)”
“(Her Majesty is leaving!)”
Our deepest gratitude to our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai, for carrying the weight of the crown life after life, in glory and in sacrifice, for the Love of trapped and suffering sentient beings. We pray for Most Majestic Master’s peace and happiness, as well as Her continued protection by all Heavens and Earth. Long Live the One True King!