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Why Wisdom Is More Valuable Than Gold, Mar. 25, 2022

2022-03-27
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Host: On Friday, March 25, 2022, our Most Cherished Supreme Master Ching Hai kindly read a story from “A Treasury of Jewish Folklore,” compiled by Nguyễn Ước. Master caringly elaborated on the moral lessons of the tale, sharing Her wisdom and insights.

This is from the Jewish folklore again, and it’s titled “King Solomon and the Three Brothers.” […]

“A long, long time ago, there were three brothers who went to the capital in order to learn the Torah.” The Torah is the Bible of the Jews. (Yes, Master.) “Learning with King Solomon.” Oh, how lucky! Solomon wasn’t just a king. He was also a Master, because He was wise and had wisdom and was enlightened. […]

“We have left our house, left everything behind in order to come here just to learn the law.” Well, actually meaning probably the law of the universe, like initiation. (Right.) (Yes, Master.) […] Most of these principles and orders, rules in the universe, are contained in the Bibles in the old-time, that were left behind by wiser Sages and Saints. […]

“They stayed with King Solomon 13 years, and they didn’t learn anything.” That’s according to the story. (Yes.) Yeah, it’s not that easy. When you went to see the Master in the old times, They made you do labor work, and do everything else, anything They want. But not teaching you the essential thing. Not immediately. (Yes.) Sometimes it takes years, sometimes it takes more than ten years, like in this story. But, you know that through many other old stories as well. (Right.) (Yes, Master.) Because the Master has to test to see if the disciples are worthy. (Right.)

For example, I give initiation. At the time of initiation, we emphasize that it’s only for you, you should not tell anybody, unless the Master permits, for some reason. (Yes.) You cannot tell. But some people just think they can, I told you already. (Right.) (Yes, Master.) Not only do they harm themselves, but their merits are gone, their protection is taken away; not by the Master, but by the Council of the Universe. (Oh. Yes, Master.) Because they are not worthy. And they also have no protection for their so-called disciples, the ones initiated by them. They’ve got nothing. (Yes, Master.) They have no spiritual Master with them 24/7. They have no merit, no wisdom, nothing. (Yes, Master.)

So, in the old times, it was very difficult to learn something from the Master at all. (Yes. Right.) (Yes, Master.) Sometimes you can stay forever, you get nothing. […]

“So, at that time, King Solomon uttered two sentences that later people recorded.” […] In that book, they have many, many wise verses. (Yes.) And these two sentences that were uttered by the king at this time were written in it as well. So, He was uttering these two sentences. You want to hear? (Yes, Master. Please.) No, you don’t. You do? (Yes, we want.) I’m just teasing you.

“He said, ‘To be wise is better than to have gold. To have high knowledge is better than silver.’” That’s it. (Wow.) […] There are many reasons why people prefer physical richness to enlightening wisdom. (Yes, Master.) Because we are so punished, tortured, and harassed on this planet, in this physical domain. And people just have to worry about their survival. […] It’s human weakness. […]

So, you cannot really blame them. (No, Master.) Not like immediate enlightenment. Do nothing, get it right away. And some still don’t even believe it; and some even come in for different purposes and don’t even get wisdom. (Right.) […]

They lost the chance of thousands or millions or eons of lifetimes to be finally liberated from this devil’s circle, and just fail it. Such a pity! Already met the Guide who can take you Home, but don’t listen, don’t want to, don’t follow. Truly pitiful! And all the gold in the world, cannot even exchange for that chance. Anybody who knows it truly would feel very, very regretful or feel sorry for those kinds of people. (Yes, Master.) Too dumb, too stupid, too ignorant. But they’ve been in the world too long, life after life, and habit-forming that they should just chase after material things ‒ gold, silver, house, kids and wife, whatever. But you see, like the Bible says, “Seek you first the Kingdom of God, and all the things shall be added unto you.” (Yes, Master.) […]

Maybe the king (Solomon) gave him enlightenment also – initiation. (Yes.) According to His life and His doings and all the wise things that He said – He was an enlightened king and Master. But unluckily for these two brothers, they did not recognize that. They thought they just went there, just repeating whatever from the Torah and tried to learn it by heart, or can learn or not. That’s all. They didn’t think the king had something else, which is not written, cannot be written, and cannot be read, cannot be assimilated by the brain or by the mind. (Yes.) That’s why. […]

I told you, it’s similar to the two so-called disciples. They went out and did it (initiation) by themselves. Gave people nothing. Not only that, they lost their own merit of the initiation. (Yes, Master.) Lost everything. And almost lost their lives. One did. The other one survived, maybe because he repented sincerely, but still has not recovered. (Yes, Master.) It is not I who decides anything, not I alone. There are many people who work in the Universal different departments. Like even if I have a company, we have an accountant. If you want money you have to go to the accountant, for example. (Yes.) And even then, with my permission, because it’s my company, my money. (Yes.) […]

So, it’s not like you just learn the oral method and then you go out and you can teach anybody. At the time of initiation, you were told not to. (That’s right.) (Right, Master.) And you should listen, and obey the Master’s instructions, otherwise, you harm yourself. We explain that. But some people’s egos are too big and ambitious. (Yes.) Wild ambitions; want to be famous, want to be called Master and all that stuff. So stupid. These are all empty words. It serves nothing, serves nobody. So stupid. You see that and you know how big their ego is and how lowly their ambition is. Why don’t you just ask the Master? (Right.)

Unless Heaven told you. Like in the case of Prophet Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him, Heaven told Him. See that? (Yes.) Heaven sent Angel Gabriel to tell Him. And He became a Prophet by Heaven’s decree, not that He wanted it. He did not even know what it was. (Yes.)

I also never thought I would be a Master, in the beginning. (Yes, Master.) Only afterward, Heaven kept telling me, and people kept seeking me out, telling me that their master, their angel told them to come here, go there, to search for me. They had never been there before. (Yes.) How did they even know where I was? (Right.) Like, for example, in New York City. New York City is not small. (No.) (Right, Master.) I lived in such a small temple in Queens even. It wasn’t next to the UN (United Nations) headquarters or something, that every day everybody passes by and knows. Famous or not, in Queens, there are many ghettos there. It is not a very posh quarter. […]

So we should seek knowledge, wisdom. And then we even have gold. (Yes.) (That’s right.) And you have wisdom anyway. You learn it every day. No? (Yes.) From different ways, inside and outside. (Yes, Master.) (Right.)

But first, learn the outside initiation; it will help you to learn inside. (Yes.) Without that, it’s difficult to learn inside. (Yes, Master.) Even though you sleep, you meditate, but the Master is always teaching you. (Right.) But some are heavy, with such heavy karma, and so mundane that it takes so much time, and some cannot be done. (Right.) You know already those stories. (Yes, Master.) […]

OK, my love. […] Until next time. (Thank You, Master.) Good night. You’re welcome. (Goodnight, Master.) God Bless. (God Bless, Master.) (God protect Master.) Love. Love.

Host: Most Benevolent Master, we are eternally grateful for the privilege to have You as our Guide to take us Home, and for Your precious gift of initiation and teachings, which assist us in achieving that goal. We pray that more and more people realize the irreplaceable bliss of knowing our true self-nature is all we need to be contented, as well as for a more harmonious world. May Beloved Master enjoy comfort and peace, while radiantly guarded by all Divine Godses.

To listen to the full enlightening story, “King Solomon and the Three Brothers,” graciously translated by Supreme Master Ching Hai, please tune in to Between Master and Disciples at a later date, for the full broadcast of this conference.

Also, for your reference, please check out the previous related Fly-in News / Between Master and Disciples conference:

Fly-in News:

The Ingredients Needed to Awaken Our God Power Within

Between Master and Disciples:

Initiation Requires Master Power

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