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2013-08-02 (P2of2) Islam Is the Religion of Peace


All of you are new? No. New? (Yes.) Have not seen me yet? (Yes.) Chinese? (Yes.) Oh! All Chinese? Korean? Mongolian? Oh. So you could hear everything before? (Yes.) Everything clear? (Yes.) Translation good? Yeah. (Yes.) Translation good? Yeah. (Yes.) Thank you, guys. Thank you. Thank you, guys. Thank you. It’s not easy to translate
simultaneously like that. It’s not easy to translate
simultaneously like that. You try it and then you’ll know.
You’ll surely miss something You try it and then you’ll know.
You’ll surely miss something or you’ll stutter or you’ll
forget how to translate. or you’ll stutter or you’ll
forget how to translate. “This word, what does it mean?
I know it but I cannot remember.” “This word, what does it mean?
I know it but I cannot remember.” “This word, what does it mean?
I know it but I cannot remember.” And then by the time
you try to remember, it’s gone. And then by the time
you try to remember, it’s gone. The person speaks
something else already. The person speaks
something else already. So all this is Chinese?
How many is Chinese-speaking? So all this is Chinese?
How many is Chinese-speaking? So all this is Chinese?
How many is Chinese-speaking? Raise hands again. Chinese? Those who are Chinese-speaking,
raise hands. Those who are Chinese-speaking,
raise hands. Oh, my God. Okay, okay. Oh, my God. Okay, okay. Korea? (Korea.)
Oh, I’m sorry. Korea? (Korea.)
Oh, I’m sorry. You want me to speak
English or Chinese? You want me to speak
English or Chinese? Chinese, huh? (Chinese.) I’ll speak Chinese, okay? The ones who cannot
understand Chinese, The ones who cannot
understand Chinese, just keep your headphones on,
okay? Keep one. just keep your headphones on,
okay? Keep one. You keep one on, in case
I speak English again. You keep one on, in case
I speak English again. How are you guys? (Good.) Thank you for coming to see this granny! Thank you for coming to see this granny! Where do you sit to
meditate during the day? Where do you sit to
meditate during the day? Outside? (Outside.)
Is it too hot? (It’s okay.) Outside? (Outside.)
Is it too hot? (It’s okay.) Outside? (Outside.)
Is it too hot? (It’s okay.) Cool? Cool or hot? Hot or cool? Hot, raise hand. Hot or cool? Hot, raise hand. Is it okay? (It’s okay. It’s all right.) Is it okay? (It’s okay. It’s all right.) Really? (Yes.) If you need more tent or something,
tell them okay? If you need more tent or something,
tell them okay? If you need more tent or something,
tell them okay? It’s all right. We don’t need. It’s all right. We don’t need. You are really resilient, but here can’t be hotter than India. but here can’t be hotter than India. Yeah! When I returned from India,
my face was so dark Yeah! When I returned from India,
my face was so dark because I sat outside the fence all day. because I sat outside the fence all day. There was no place to sit, so I sat there. There was no place to sit, so I sat there. I used my own coat to cover myself. I used my own coat to cover myself. I’ve told you about this before.
Have you heard already? I’ve told you about this before.
Have you heard already? No? (No, we haven’t.)
You haven’t. No? (No, we haven’t.)
You haven’t. I’ll tell it again.
(Tell it again.) I’ll tell it again.
(Tell it again.) Some of you haven’t heard this. Okay. Some of you haven’t heard this. Okay. There were some houses… You are still around? He looks like he doesn’t age. The last time we met
was 5 or 6 years ago, The last time we met
was 5 or 6 years ago, and you look exactly the same.
It’s so strange. and you look exactly the same.
It’s so strange. You guys don’t age, do you? I asked about you last time,
and they said that you were not here I asked about you last time,
and they said that you were not here I asked about you last time,
and they said that you were not here and they had no idea
what you were doing. and they had no idea
what you were doing. Some houses have no peak
on the roof, right? Some houses have no peak
on the roof, right? It’s flat, and rainwater flows down
through little holes when it rains. It’s flat, and rainwater flows down
through little holes when it rains. It’s flat, and rainwater flows down
through little holes when it rains. It’s flat, and rainwater flows down
through little holes when it rains. The roof is bordered by railings, right? The roof is bordered by railings, right? They extend the external walls
into ledges, so people don’t fall off. They extend the external walls
into ledges, so people don’t fall off. They extend the external walls
into ledges, so people don’t fall off. Okay, I found a corner to sit, and then because
I came from a cold climate, and then because
I came from a cold climate, so I had a coat, a long one, so I had a coat, a long one, to cover the corner
so it formed a canopy, right? to cover the corner
so it formed a canopy, right? And then I had a small chair to sit there. And then I had a small chair to sit there. That chair was a bit like
the ones you have, but taller. That chair was a bit like
the ones you have, but taller. That chair was a bit like
the ones you have, but taller. And then I put my
small luggage in the front. And then I put my
small luggage in the front. When I meditated,
I would stretch my feet out like this. When I meditated,
I would stretch my feet out like this. When I meditated,
I would stretch my feet out like this. I used to stay like this day and night. I used to stay like this day and night. I meditated there,
slept there and ate there. I meditated there,
slept there and ate there. Even though it was sheltered,
the Indian sun… wow! Even though it was sheltered,
the Indian sun… wow! He did not pardon anyone at all. Oh! He had no idea that
I was a sincere seeker, Oh! He had no idea that
I was a sincere seeker, Oh! He had no idea that
I was a sincere seeker, he took no notice and roasted me
all the same to a really dark tan. he took no notice and roasted me
all the same to a really dark tan. he took no notice and roasted me
all the same to a really dark tan. Really, really tan. When I returned,
I couldn’t recognize myself. When I returned,
I couldn’t recognize myself. I looked in the mirror and asked, “Who are you?” I was so tanned, so tanned.
You guys are not that tanned yet. I was so tanned, so tanned.
You guys are not that tanned yet. I was so tanned, so tanned.
You guys are not that tanned yet. Back then, I had sat
for about six months, so I was tanner. Back then, I had sat
for about six months, so I was tanner. Back then, I had sat
for about six months, so I was tanner. You’re only here
for six days, so you won’t. You’re only here
for six days, so you won’t. Six days, it’s healthy. However, even though
I sat there for so long, However, even though
I sat there for so long, I was fine except having got tanned. I was fine except having got tanned. My skin didn’t peel off or anything,
probably because I got tanned gradually, My skin didn’t peel off or anything,
probably because I got tanned gradually, My skin didn’t peel off or anything,
probably because I got tanned gradually, a little bit each day,
and I got used to it. a little bit each day,
and I got used to it. So that’s how I transformed into
an Indian-looking person. So that’s how I transformed into
an Indian-looking person. So that’s how I transformed into
an Indian-looking person. It was very convenient.
They saw me as one of them, It was very convenient.
They saw me as one of them, It was very convenient.
They saw me as one of them, so it didn’t matter. Over there, they lacked
toilet and shower facilities, Over there, they lacked
toilet and shower facilities, so it was really hard to clean oneself. so it was really hard to clean oneself. At that time, we didn’t know what
dry wiping (using moist towelettes) was. At that time, we didn’t know what
dry wiping (using moist towelettes) was. At that time, we didn’t know what
dry wiping (using moist towelettes) was. But we could still survive, it was okay. But we could still survive, it was okay. Have you been bitten
by mosquitoes here? (No.) Have you been bitten
by mosquitoes here? (No.) Oh, they let you off? Maybe the last batch, the previous batches scared
the mosquitoes away. the previous batches scared
the mosquitoes away. The last group fed the mosquitoes,
so they’re full now. The last group fed the mosquitoes,
so they’re full now. They can’t eat anymore.
They’re full now. They can’t eat anymore.
They’re full now. They are full now. No. That’s not it. They are full now. No. That’s not it. They thought that the vegan blood
is pretty boring. They thought that the vegan blood
is pretty boring. They thought that the vegan blood
is pretty boring. They’re used to alcohol
and meat, and such. They’re used to alcohol
and meat, and such. Tobacco, and all that stuff. Then they tasted your
vegan-fed light-tasting blood, Then they tasted your
vegan-fed light-tasting blood, “Ugh, this is not it.” How long are you staying? The 8th, till the 8th. Six, seven days. You can stay longer if you want, okay? You can stay longer if you want, okay? If we have enough space
and if you can tolerate the conditions. If we have enough space
and if you can tolerate the conditions. If we have enough space
and if you can tolerate the conditions. But the food and lodging are okay? But the food and lodging are okay? (Very good.) Good? That’s how it is here. In Miaoli it’s much worse. There aren’t any houses.
So it’s not bad here. There aren’t any houses.
So it’s not bad here. If it rains, we can come inside
for shelter, right? (Yes.) If it rains, we can come inside
for shelter, right? (Yes.) If it rains, we can come inside
for shelter, right? (Yes.) In Miaoli we have to rely on umbrellas, In Miaoli we have to rely on umbrellas, but sometimes they are not big enough. but sometimes they are not big enough. Yeah, so it’s okay.
We’re still happy, right? Yeah, so it’s okay.
We’re still happy, right? (Yes.) I told you already.
You should bring your own poncho, (Yes.) I told you already.
You should bring your own poncho, (Yes.) I told you already.
You should bring your own poncho, rain poncho, and then what? rain poncho, and then what? Oh, and also,
bring an extra set of clothes. Oh, and also,
bring an extra set of clothes. Just in case you get wet,
you can change in the car. Just in case you get wet,
you can change in the car. Remember, okay? (Yes.) If you come to Hsihu, you need
to bring an extra set of clothes. If you come to Hsihu, you need
to bring an extra set of clothes. If you come to Hsihu, you need
to bring an extra set of clothes. Because if you get wet and you wear the damp clothes
all the way home, and you wear the damp clothes
all the way home, you might catch a cold. So before you get in the car,
change into some dry clothes. So before you get in the car,
change into some dry clothes. Take care of yourselves.
Just because you practice spiritually, Take care of yourselves.
Just because you practice spiritually, it doesn’t mean
you don’t take care of yourself. it doesn’t mean
you don’t take care of yourself. I worry about you guys in Miaoli.
(Thank you, Master!) I worry about you guys in Miaoli.
(Thank you, Master!) I worry about you guys in Miaoli.
(Thank you, Master!) But the situation is like this, okay? But the situation is like this, okay? There are some masters
who are really, really, really rich. There are some masters
who are really, really, really rich. There are some masters
who are really, really, really rich. When they give money, it’s in millions. When they give money, it’s in millions. Their disciples can also
receive money in millions. Their disciples can also
receive money in millions. So if you want, or if you feel
it’s too hard over here, So if you want, or if you feel
it’s too hard over here, you can change your mind. (No.) you can change your mind. (No.) You’re not constrained. Okay? You’re not constrained. Okay? All right, all right. Any questions? All right, all right. Any questions? Go ahead. Hallo, Master! This year in 2013, Hallo, Master! This year in 2013, there has been a noticeable increase
in cultural growth. (Indeed.) there has been a noticeable increase
in cultural growth. (Indeed.) there has been a noticeable increase
in cultural growth. (Indeed.) Yes, a few days ago, Alice, the princess Yes, a few days ago, Alice, the princess of Formosa’s (Taiwan’s)
Bunun ethnic group, of Formosa’s (Taiwan’s)
Bunun ethnic group, who is one of our sisters…
After we got to Beijing, who is one of our sisters…
After we got to Beijing, we organized a vegan party,
and most of the attendees were Buddhist. we organized a vegan party,
and most of the attendees were Buddhist. we organized a vegan party,
and most of the attendees were Buddhist. At this party, we had a small gathering
to promote veganism. At this party, we had a small gathering
to promote veganism. At this party, we had a small gathering
to promote veganism. So we invited a young TV show host. So we invited a young TV show host. This host has a team dedicated
to promoting a TV show about veganism. This host has a team dedicated
to promoting a TV show about veganism. This host has a team dedicated
to promoting a TV show about veganism. This young man is very outstanding. This young man is very outstanding. He once won first place
in a TV show host contest. He once won first place
in a TV show host contest. At that party, we also invited a leader of
the Chinese culinary society, its president. At that party, we also invited a leader of
the Chinese culinary society, its president. At that party, we also invited a leader of
the Chinese culinary society, its president. At that party, we also invited a leader of
the Chinese culinary society, its president. The Chinese culinary society is a registered
department in the Ministry of Culture. The Chinese culinary society is a registered
department in the Ministry of Culture. The Chinese culinary society is a registered
department in the Ministry of Culture. They are a guiding force
in the Chinese culinary industry. They are a guiding force
in the Chinese culinary industry. They are a guiding force
in the Chinese culinary industry. It is their department that guides
the entire mainland China’s food industry. It is their department that guides
the entire mainland China’s food industry. It is their department that guides
the entire mainland China’s food industry. This president told me that the Chinese culinary society established
a vegetarian subcommittee. the Chinese culinary society established
a vegetarian subcommittee. the Chinese culinary society established
a vegetarian subcommittee. (Wow.) It’s headed by a university professor. It’s headed by a university professor. He is a hero of animal protection and is also a good friend of ours. and is also a good friend of ours. These are the things that
we’ve witnessed recently. These are the things that
we’ve witnessed recently. So more and more
of our friends believe that So more and more
of our friends believe that if we return to the moral
teachings of Lao Tse, if we return to the moral
teachings of Lao Tse, the restoration of Chinese culture
to its former glory is assured. the restoration of Chinese culture
to its former glory is assured. So the whole world is
concerned about this issue, So the whole world is
concerned about this issue, and so is our government. Congratulations for the improvements
in your country, Congratulations for the improvements
in your country, Congratulations for the improvements
in your country, for becoming more and more honorable,
and more and more benevolent. for becoming more and more honorable,
and more and more benevolent. for becoming more and more honorable,
and more and more benevolent. The government is also very good,
on both shores. The government is also very good,
on both shores. The government is also very good,
on both shores. Hallo Master. (Hallo.) I have good news to share
with you and everyone else. I have good news to share
with you and everyone else. Go ahead. Quick, quick. An association asked us to go
to work and assist their efforts. An association asked us to go
to work and assist their efforts. An association asked us to go
to work and assist their efforts. The investments from the rich
and compassionate people The investments from the rich
and compassionate people from around the world enabled the initiation of the programs
that promote health in Asia. enabled the initiation of the programs
that promote health in Asia. enabled the initiation of the programs
that promote health in Asia. And then I said, “None of you are vegan, And then I said, “None of you are vegan, my husband and I are both vegan. my husband and I are both vegan. It’s not convenient for us
to work with you.” It’s not convenient for us
to work with you.” So he said, “That’s okay,
we can also be vegan. So he said, “That’s okay,
we can also be vegan. Even in 6-star hotels,
we’ll maintain the vegan diet Even in 6-star hotels,
we’ll maintain the vegan diet and also refrain from
alcohol and tobacco.” and also refrain from
alcohol and tobacco.” So I said, “Okay,
then we can go with you.” So I said, “Okay,
then we can go with you.” So we all agreed. We are starting to
push our project forward, We are starting to
push our project forward, and it’s going very well. My husband gives pointers
on how to cook vegan meals. My husband gives pointers
on how to cook vegan meals. He made some dishes
for them, and they said He made some dishes
for them, and they said that they’ve been to many
vegetarian restaurants, that they’ve been to many
vegetarian restaurants, but they’ve never had
such good vegan food. but they’ve never had
such good vegan food. So it’s possible to make all vegan. So it’s possible to make all vegan. Even when it’s made
at a 6-star hotel, people still like it. Even when it’s made
at a 6-star hotel, people still like it. Even when it’s made
at a 6-star hotel, people still like it. Also, our goal is… Even though some customers are rich, Even though some customers are rich, they still need to contribute
positively to society they still need to contribute
positively to society in order for us to accept them, their… (Cooperation.)
assistance, right, cooperation. their… (Cooperation.)
assistance, right, cooperation. Also to adjust their mentality. We are mainly concerned
about this aspect. We are mainly concerned
about this aspect. They are also… They are not from our association,
but they have their own association. They are not from our association,
but they have their own association. They are not from our association,
but they have their own association. They also meditate and do good deeds. They also meditate and do good deeds. They are mostly vegetarian,
but not vegan. They are mostly vegetarian,
but not vegan. I said, “If we work together,
you have to be vegan, I said, “If we work together,
you have to be vegan, without eating dairy products.”
“That’s fine,” they said. without eating dairy products.”
“That’s fine,” they said. They agreed unanimously. So that’s how we started. Congratulations.
(Thank you, Master.) Congratulations.
(Thank you, Master.) Good work. Master, there’s another thing. I arrived yesterday.
There were a lot of people at the airport. I arrived yesterday.
There were a lot of people at the airport. I arrived yesterday.
There were a lot of people at the airport. I’m pretty sensitive.
When there are a lot of people, I’m pretty sensitive.
When there are a lot of people, I can’t eat anything
because of karmic influences. I can’t eat anything
because of karmic influences. So after I got here yesterday,
I had a bit of soup, So after I got here yesterday,
I had a bit of soup, but I couldn’t finish it.
So I stopped drinking it. but I couldn’t finish it.
So I stopped drinking it. I thought, this is such a good place,
I should accept blessings from God. I thought, this is such a good place,
I should accept blessings from God. I thought, this is such a good place,
I should accept blessings from God. I told a sister that
I was very thirsty, she said, I told a sister that
I was very thirsty, she said, “There is a bottle of water here,
we can share together.” “There is a bottle of water here,
we can share together.” And she picked it up
and poured it into my cup. And she picked it up
and poured it into my cup. I drank it without thinking. After I finished drinking it,
I realized that it was vinegar. After I finished drinking it,
I realized that it was vinegar. After drinking it, my mouth was burning, After drinking it, my mouth was burning, and my stomach was
also burning, really badly. and my stomach was
also burning, really badly. I said I can’t be like this!
I didn’t want to trouble Master, I said I can’t be like this!
I didn’t want to trouble Master, I said I can’t be like this!
I didn’t want to trouble Master, so I prayed to God and
drank a big glass of water. so I prayed to God and
drank a big glass of water. After that, I went to meditate. I actually had very good
inner experiences. I actually had very good
inner experiences. I think maybe because
my karma (retribution) was cleansed. I think maybe because
my karma (retribution) was cleansed. I drank the caustic vinegar,
but there weren’t any side effects. I drank the caustic vinegar,
but there weren’t any side effects. I drank the caustic vinegar,
but there weren’t any side effects. So I asked a brother
next to me, “What is this?” So I asked a brother
next to me, “What is this?” He said, “Sanitizing vinegar.” (That’s not vinegar for drinking.)
But I wasn’t afraid at all. (That’s not vinegar for drinking.)
But I wasn’t afraid at all. (It cleansed you.)
It cleansed a lot of karma. (It cleansed you.)
It cleansed a lot of karma. I got disinfected.
All toxins were flushed out. I got disinfected.
All toxins were flushed out. So the meditation last night
was really, really good. So the meditation last night
was really, really good. (So continue drinking
vinegar in the future.) (So continue drinking
vinegar in the future.) If I encounter problems in the future
and don’t feel too well, If I encounter problems in the future
and don’t feel too well, If I encounter problems in the future
and don’t feel too well, I will drink vinegar. It feels so good. I will drink vinegar. It feels so good. Please don’t tell everyone that. They’ll think they have to drink vinegar
to have spiritual experiences. They’ll think they have to drink vinegar
to have spiritual experiences. They’ll think they have to drink vinegar
to have spiritual experiences. Just don’t “eat vinegar” (sounds like
“get jealous”) because of your husband. Just don’t “eat vinegar” (sounds like
“get jealous”) because of your husband. Just don’t “eat vinegar” (sounds like
“get jealous”) because of your husband. (Thank you, Master.) It has nothing to do with the vinegar.
It’s her karma. It has nothing to do with the vinegar.
It’s her karma. It has nothing to do with the vinegar.
It’s her karma. Please don’t go home
and drink vinegar indiscriminately. Please don’t go home
and drink vinegar indiscriminately. Please don’t go home
and drink vinegar indiscriminately. Don’t say I didn’t warn you
if you have problems. Don’t say I didn’t warn you
if you have problems. Okay, good. Is there anything else? Okay, good. Is there anything else? Anything related to spiritual practice? Anything related to spiritual practice? Yeah, in the back. Hallo, Master. I have two things to tell you. Master, because of my practice, I feel that Master, because of my practice, I feel that spiritual inspiration is really important. spiritual inspiration is really important. Spiritual inspiration can guide
people’s behavior and psychology. Spiritual inspiration can guide
people’s behavior and psychology. Spiritual inspiration can guide
people’s behavior and psychology. But this spiritual inspiration usually
appears randomly and usually in dreams. But this spiritual inspiration usually
appears randomly and usually in dreams. But this spiritual inspiration usually
appears randomly and usually in dreams. Can Master please enlighten me
on how to find inspiration Can Master please enlighten me
on how to find inspiration Can Master please enlighten me
on how to find inspiration when I encounter a complex problem, when I encounter a complex problem, or when I’m not sure what to do? or when I’m not sure what to do? This is the first question. How to find this spiritual inspiration? How to find this spiritual inspiration? How old are you? I’m 63 years old. If at 63 years old you still can’t get back
your spiritual inspiration… If at 63 years old you still can’t get back
your spiritual inspiration… If at 63 years old you still can’t get back
your spiritual inspiration… I do have it at times, but
it always appears randomly. I do have it at times, but
it always appears randomly. I just want to know how to actively find it
when I have questions. I just want to know how to actively find it
when I have questions. I just want to know how to actively find it
when I have questions. Understand. You have to be more
diligent in your practice, You have to be more
diligent in your practice, and listen to your inner Self, okay? and listen to your inner Self, okay? Otherwise, there is another way,
which is to write down your question. Otherwise, there is another way,
which is to write down your question. Otherwise, there is another way,
which is to write down your question. Write precisely and clearly,
so that even children can understand it. Write precisely and clearly,
so that even children can understand it. Write precisely and clearly,
so that even children can understand it. After you write it down,
the answer will come to you. After you write it down,
the answer will come to you. Okay? Okay. I’ll ask my second question. Okay. I’ll ask my second question. You have to write it
very clearly for it to work. You have to write it
very clearly for it to work. (Okay.) Write it down, and then pray
for the spiritual inspiration to help, okay? (Okay.) Write it down, and then pray
for the spiritual inspiration to help, okay? (Okay.) Write it down, and then pray
for the spiritual inspiration to help, okay? (Okay.) Write it down, and then pray
for the spiritual inspiration to help, okay? The next one. Okay. Here is the second question. Recently, I have read about this a lot, Recently, I have read about this a lot, which is that many extraterrestrials,
aliens, are entering our Earth, which is that many extraterrestrials,
aliens, are entering our Earth, which is that many extraterrestrials,
aliens, are entering our Earth, and also there are a lot of
aliens around the Earth. and also there are a lot of
aliens around the Earth. I want to ask Master,
how to communicate with the aliens? I want to ask Master,
how to communicate with the aliens? I want to ask Master,
how to communicate with the aliens? You can try. Call them on the phone, email. Call them on the phone, email. Fax, SMS. Fax, SMS. Try it, okay? It seems to me that nowadays people mostly write positive
and good things about aliens. nowadays people mostly write positive
and good things about aliens. nowadays people mostly write positive
and good things about aliens. Can Master please tell us about it? Can Master please tell us about it? These aliens, are they generally
positive and good beings? These aliens, are they generally
positive and good beings? These aliens, are they generally
positive and good beings? Some of them are good,
and some of them are not good. Some of them are good,
and some of them are not good. Okay? (Okay.) It’s better for you to practice well
to communicate with Heaven above. It’s better for you to practice well
to communicate with Heaven above. It’s better for you to practice well
to communicate with Heaven above. The extraterrestrials have
their own things to do. The extraterrestrials have
their own things to do. They don’t have time
to chat with you so much. They don’t have time
to chat with you so much. Maybe they don’t know Chinese,
and then what would you do? Maybe they don’t know Chinese,
and then what would you do? Maybe they don’t know Chinese,
and then what would you do? Okay, next one. Thank you, Master. You’re welcome. Hallo, Master, I want to ask about
the 13 legendary crystal skulls Hallo, Master, I want to ask about
the 13 legendary crystal skulls Hallo, Master, I want to ask about
the 13 legendary crystal skulls left behind by the Mayans. Are these crystal skulls beneficial
to the elevation of humans’ spirituality? Are these crystal skulls beneficial
to the elevation of humans’ spirituality? Are these crystal skulls beneficial
to the elevation of humans’ spirituality? (Not much.)
Not much? (Not much.)
Not much? They aren’t that meaningful, right? (No.) They aren’t that meaningful, right? (No.) Okay, thank you, Master. How can rocks help you? Crystals are still rocks. Humans are higher than rocks. Humans are higher than rocks. We came from minerals, and we evolve to become insects. and we evolve to become insects. And then to animals, then to humans, And then to animals, then to humans, so why would we turn back
and ask help from stones? so why would we turn back
and ask help from stones? Okay? Next. Hallo, Master! My question is about the origin of humans. My question is about the origin of humans. For example, from the perspective
of archeological research, For example, from the perspective
of archeological research, For example, from the perspective
of archeological research, evidences show that people
from millions of years ago, evidences show that people
from millions of years ago, like, one or two million years ago,
till tens of thousands years ago, like, one or two million years ago,
till tens of thousands years ago, like, one or two million years ago,
till tens of thousands years ago, humans had been hunting animals,
killing animals and eating their flesh. humans had been hunting animals,
killing animals and eating their flesh. humans had been hunting animals,
killing animals and eating their flesh. When archeologists
discovered this evidence, When archeologists
discovered this evidence, they always make interpretations
that I think are not good. they always make interpretations
that I think are not good. they always make interpretations
that I think are not good. They make people think
that eating meat is good. They make people think
that eating meat is good. They say, “Look, people have been
eating meat since way back then.” They say, “Look, people have been
eating meat since way back then.” They say, “Look, people have been
eating meat since way back then.” How can this be explained? Why did people at that time
kill animals and eat meat? Why did people at that time
kill animals and eat meat? Why did people at that time
kill animals and eat meat? How can I explain this? Right now they are killing animals
and eating meat just the same. Right now they are killing animals
and eating meat just the same. Right now they are killing animals
and eating meat just the same. How can I explain it? They’re used to it. Habit. One person ate meat and
another one imitated him, One person ate meat and
another one imitated him, and then the next one
imitated the previous one. and then the next one
imitated the previous one. It was just like that. Humans are deceived
by maya (negative force) Humans are deceived
by maya (negative force) so they eat meat and create
bad karma (retribution). so they eat meat and create
bad karma (retribution). Okay? The advancement of humankind
is not due to meat eating. The advancement of humankind
is not due to meat eating. Many people didn’t eat anything,
but they are very advanced. Many people didn’t eat anything,
but they are very advanced. Many people didn’t eat anything,
but they are very advanced. Buddha didn’t eat meat,
but his spiritual level was very high. Buddha didn’t eat meat,
but his spiritual level was very high. Buddha didn’t eat meat,
but his spiritual level was very high. Jesus didn’t eat meat. Many spiritual leaders didn’t eat meat. Many spiritual leaders didn’t eat meat. The people who made
advancements, it’s because The people who made
advancements, it’s because they came from relativel
y high levels before they were born. they came from relativel
y high levels before they were born. It’s not because they ate meat
in their past lives. It’s not because they ate meat
in their past lives. No. Okay? Master, I have a question
relating to spiritual practice. Master, I have a question
relating to spiritual practice. In Hsihu’s Glass House and here, it’s very easy for me
to become unconscious it’s very easy for me
to become unconscious about where I am when I meditate. about where I am when I meditate. When I come out of it,
it has already been several hours. When I come out of it,
it has already been several hours. Is this the so-called deep samadhi
(imperturbable meditative state)? Is this the so-called deep samadhi
(imperturbable meditative state)? So my question is, what is the difference So my question is, what is the difference between light samadhi
and deep samadhi? between light samadhi
and deep samadhi? The light one lasts for a shorter time, The light one lasts for a shorter time, but I can enter it quickly
and I can see Light and other things. but I can enter it quickly
and I can see Light and other things. but I can enter it quickly
and I can see Light and other things. And when I am in a deep one,
I don’t hear anything, And when I am in a deep one,
I don’t hear anything, but in an instant, I am not aware
where I am anymore, but in an instant, I am not aware
where I am anymore, and my head drops, and then I feel
the body is just a lump of flesh. and my head drops, and then I feel
the body is just a lump of flesh. and my head drops, and then I feel
the body is just a lump of flesh. Is this the so-called deep samadhi
when time passes very quickly? Is this the so-called deep samadhi
when time passes very quickly? Is this the so-called deep samadhi
when time passes very quickly? Time also passes very quickly
when you’re sleeping. Time also passes very quickly
when you’re sleeping. We sleep about eight hours at a time. We sleep about eight hours at a time. It goes by really fast.
Right? (Right!) It goes by really fast.
Right? (Right!) When you sleep, do you
feel like it’s a long time? When you sleep, do you
feel like it’s a long time? It goes really fast! It’s okay, try your best to meditate. It’s okay, try your best to meditate. Don’t worry about being
in deep or light samadhi. Don’t worry about being
in deep or light samadhi. Both are fine, as long as
you make progress Both are fine, as long as
you make progress and become more benevolent. If you become more enlightened
and understand more things, If you become more enlightened
and understand more things, it means you have made progress. it means you have made progress. It means you have been
in samadhi sometimes. Okay? It means you have been
in samadhi sometimes. Okay? It means you have been
in samadhi sometimes. Okay? Hi, Master! Hi! I’d like to ask you what’s
the difference between I’d like to ask you what’s
the difference between practicing diligently
and practicing ascetically? practicing diligently
and practicing ascetically? You said that one can’t become a Buddha
by practicing ascetically. You said that one can’t become a Buddha
by practicing ascetically. You said that one can’t become a Buddha
by practicing ascetically. When we practice in this lifetime,
and meditate diligently, When we practice in this lifetime,
and meditate diligently, When we practice in this lifetime,
and meditate diligently, what kind of condition will appear? what kind of condition will appear? This is the first question.
My second question is this. This is the first question.
My second question is this. I found that the more I practice… I found that the more I practice… You spoke about eloquence,
so did Buddha. You spoke about eloquence,
so did Buddha. However, I found the more I practice,
the less I want to talk, However, I found the more I practice,
the less I want to talk, and the less desire I have
to contact people. and the less desire I have
to contact people. What kind of situation is it?
Please explain, Master. What kind of situation is it?
Please explain, Master. About practicing ascetically…
You see, Shakyamuni Buddha About practicing ascetically…
You see, Shakyamuni Buddha used to practice ascetically
in the beginning, right? used to practice ascetically
in the beginning, right? But he didn’t achieve anything
and he almost died. But he didn’t achieve anything
and he almost died. That’s why he chose the Middle Way. That’s why he chose the Middle Way. Don’t need to ask me this. Okay? Don’t need to ask me this. Okay? Many practitioners such as Jesus Christ, Many practitioners such as Jesus Christ, Prophet Muhammad, and others
also chose the Middle Way. Okay? Prophet Muhammad, and others
also chose the Middle Way. Okay? Prophet Muhammad, and others
also chose the Middle Way. Okay? You don’t need to practice ascetically
to become a Buddha. You don’t need to practice ascetically
to become a Buddha. You don’t need to practice ascetically
to become a Buddha. You might not become a Buddha that way. You might not become a Buddha that way. But there are some people
who practice ascetically unintentionally. But there are some people
who practice ascetically unintentionally. But there are some people
who practice ascetically unintentionally. For example, they
suddenly don’t want to eat. For example, they
suddenly don’t want to eat. Or, it’s not convenient
at the place where they practice. Or, it’s not convenient
at the place where they practice. Or, it’s not convenient
at the place where they practice. They don’t have vegetables
or rice to cook. They don’t have vegetables
or rice to cook. That is different, okay? Don’t be too ascetic,
but don’t be too extravagant, either. Don’t be too ascetic,
but don’t be too extravagant, either. Don’t be too ascetic,
but don’t be too extravagant, either. If you eat too much or too sumptuously,
you will feel sleepy. If you eat too much or too sumptuously,
you will feel sleepy. If you eat too much or too sumptuously,
you will feel sleepy. You will owe too much karmic debt
to sentient beings. You will owe too much karmic debt
to sentient beings. It’s easier to enter samadhi
if you eat simple food. It’s easier to enter samadhi
if you eat simple food. It’s lighter and better. It’s not the same as practicing ascetically. It’s not the same as practicing ascetically. Choose the Middle Way.
But it’s fine if you want to be ascetic, Choose the Middle Way.
But it’s fine if you want to be ascetic, Choose the Middle Way.
But it’s fine if you want to be ascetic, as long as you practice
the Quan Yin Method. as long as you practice
the Quan Yin Method. You can practice
the Quan Yin Method ascetically. You can practice
the Quan Yin Method ascetically. However, I have never said However, I have never said that you have to practice ascetically
to become a Buddha. that you have to practice ascetically
to become a Buddha. You should practice
according to your own physical condition. You should practice
according to your own physical condition. You should practice
according to your own physical condition. Also, you said the more practice,
the less you want to talk, right? Also, you said the more practice,
the less you want to talk, right? (Yes, I don’t want to talk,
don’t want to contact people.) (Yes, I don’t want to talk,
don’t want to contact people.) How long have you been practicing? How long have you been practicing? (Since 2009…) Three or four years. How old are you now?
(Fifty-six years old.) How old are you now?
(Fifty-six years old.) Fifty-six years old. Is it true that the older we get,
the less we want to talk? Is it true that the older we get,
the less we want to talk? Is it true that the older we get,
the less we want to talk? Also, you have not practiced long, Also, you have not practiced long, but the older you get,
the less you want to talk, right? but the older you get,
the less you want to talk, right? We have talked enough the whole life. We have talked enough the whole life. It’s not that we want to talk,
perhaps sometimes we… It’s not that we want to talk,
perhaps sometimes we… It’s not that we want to talk,
perhaps sometimes we… Excuse me, Master.
I apologize for interrupting. Excuse me, Master.
I apologize for interrupting. When I say I don’t want to talk,
I mean I don’t want to argue with others. When I say I don’t want to talk,
I mean I don’t want to argue with others. When I say I don’t want to talk,
I mean I don’t want to argue with others. (Yeah, that’s right.
Right. That is correct.) (Yeah, that’s right.
Right. That is correct.) Because basically,
everything seems to be… Because basically,
everything seems to be… when I practice, I feel
it’s normal to be wrong. when I practice, I feel
it’s normal to be wrong. (Understood.)
And it’s also normal to be right. (Understood.)
And it’s also normal to be right. Understand. (Yes.) It’s correct that we don’t want to argue. It’s correct that we don’t want to argue. Before practicing, you think
you know everything. Before practicing, you think
you know everything. And we go out and tell others,
“You are wrong. And we go out and tell others,
“You are wrong. This is what I mean. This is what I think. This is what I mean. This is what I think. My understanding of Buddhism is like this. My understanding of Buddhism is like this. My understanding of
Catholicism is like that.” My understanding of
Catholicism is like that.” Now you understand everything,
but you don’t want Now you understand everything,
but you don’t want to say anything to them anymore,
because they won’t listen. to say anything to them anymore,
because they won’t listen. Then, it’s okay. It’s all right. Then, it’s okay. It’s all right. You know they don’t understand,
just like you didn’t before, right? You know they don’t understand,
just like you didn’t before, right? You know they don’t understand,
just like you didn’t before, right? You can explain to them if you can.
If you can’t,then there is no need to talk. You can explain to them if you can.
If you can’t,then there is no need to talk. You can explain to them if you can.
If you can’t,then there is no need to talk. It’s not a big deal. Okay?
Very good. It’s not a big deal. Okay?
Very good. Also, now, the more I practice, the more I feel everything
should follow the way of nature. the more I feel everything
should follow the way of nature. I accept any challenging situation
with ease when it comes naturally. I accept any challenging situation
with ease when it comes naturally. I accept any challenging situation
with ease when it comes naturally. When it doesn’t come,
I would not go after it either. When it doesn’t come,
I would not go after it either. Yeah, that’s correct.
(That’s correct?) Yeah, that’s correct.
(That’s correct?) Relax and be happy, yeah.
(Okay, thank you, Master.) Relax and be happy, yeah.
(Okay, thank you, Master.) This is right.
Living a simple life is easier. Okay. This is right.
Living a simple life is easier. Okay. This is right.
Living a simple life is easier. Okay. Hallo, Master, I came
to see Master last year. Hallo, Master, I came
to see Master last year. Master really seems
younger and younger each year. Master really seems
younger and younger each year. I feel this way. No… But thank you. Thank you. Hearing this also makes one happy. Hearing this also makes one happy. Everyone likes to hear that,
right? Thank you. Everyone likes to hear that,
right? Thank you. What’s your question? I have a simple question. You mentioned when you were downstairs You mentioned when you were downstairs about the issues related to
Muslims and religions. about the issues related to
Muslims and religions. After we turned vegan,
many friends and colleagues After we turned vegan,
many friends and colleagues around us asked why we are vegan. around us asked why we are vegan. They asked us if we are
affiliated with any religion. They asked us if we are
affiliated with any religion. I have been telling them, “We are not affiliated with any religion, “We are not affiliated with any religion, but we practice the teachings
of many religions. but we practice the teachings
of many religions. The main reason why we are vegan is The main reason why we are vegan is to minimize the harm
we bring to other beings. to minimize the harm
we bring to other beings. We are just a group of
people who meditate.” We are just a group of
people who meditate.” I’m not sure if this answer is correct. I’m not sure if this answer is correct. Okay. (It should be okay, right?) Okay. (It should be okay, right?) You can also say you love animals.
(Yes, yes, yes.) You can also say you love animals.
(Yes, yes, yes.) You can also say you love animals.
(Yes, yes, yes.) You don’t want them to
get hurt and suffer so much. You don’t want them to
get hurt and suffer so much. It’s like when our hands are cut,
we would feel suffering and painful. It’s like when our hands are cut,
we would feel suffering and painful. It’s like when our hands are cut,
we would feel suffering and painful. We don’t want to be like that. We don’t want to be like that. We don’t want to make animals suffer. We don’t want to make animals suffer. The less people eat meat,
the less animals suffer. The less people eat meat,
the less animals suffer. Whatever answer is okay. All religions talk about vegetarianism. All religions talk about vegetarianism. You can quote those parts
and read to them. You can quote those parts
and read to them. Print them on a piece of paper. Print them on a piece of paper. Catholicism says like this,
Buddhism says like this, Catholicism says like this,
Buddhism says like this, Islam says like this.
Read these to them. Islam says like this.
Read these to them. Or print it out for them to read. Simple. You don’t even need
to answer them. Simple. You don’t even need
to answer them. When they read it, they would know that When they read it, they would know that all religions teach people
to be vegetarian. Okay? all religions teach people
to be vegetarian. Okay? (Okay. Thank you, Master.) Supreme Master TV had that before.
Print it out. Yeah. Supreme Master TV had that before.
Print it out. Yeah. Master, I’d like to ask one question. Master, I’d like to ask one question. One or two years after I received initiation, One or two years after I received initiation, I meditated at a fellow initiate’s home. I meditated at a fellow initiate’s home. His father was ill, so he asked us to meditate
there to help him. so he asked us to meditate
there to help him. While I was meditating, I felt very comfortable
and I saw a group of people. I felt very comfortable
and I saw a group of people. I have never heard anyone
ask about these people before. I have never heard anyone
ask about these people before. No one knew who they were. No one knew who they were. Their skins were like
the clothes, very smooth. Their skins were like
the clothes, very smooth. They looked exactly the same. They looked exactly the same. When they passed through
the door, their movement When they passed through
the door, their movement was exactly the same
and was very elegant. was exactly the same
and was very elegant. To this day, I still want to ask Master
who is this group of people? To this day, I still want to ask Master
who is this group of people? To this day, I still want to ask Master
who is this group of people? No, they didn’t seem
to be human. They seemed… No, they didn’t seem
to be human. They seemed… They weren’t human. Yes. Their skins were very delicate
as if they had cosmetic surgery. Yes. Their skins were very delicate
as if they had cosmetic surgery. Yes. Their skins were very delicate
as if they had cosmetic surgery. Very soft and beautiful. They are astral beings. The astral beings, they look very good. The astral beings, they look very good. Oh, I see. Amitabha Buddha. Oh, I see. Amitabha Buddha. Okay. Next one. Hallo, Master. I have been wanting
to say this for a long time. Hallo, Master. I have been wanting
to say this for a long time. Hallo, Master. I have been wanting
to say this for a long time. Master, you are the best Master ever. Master, you are the best Master ever. You take care of us meticulously. You take care of us meticulously. I know it from my experience. If we hosted some guests
at home for a long time, If we hosted some guests
at home for a long time, we would be very exhausted. For the disciples and to hold
such a grand spiritual gathering, For the disciples and to hold
such a grand spiritual gathering, For the disciples and to hold
such a grand spiritual gathering, you have borne so many burdens. you have borne so many burdens. Every time I look at you,
I feel so touched. Every time I look at you,
I feel so touched. Witnessing what you have done for us, Witnessing what you have done for us, I feel we should follow your example I feel we should follow your example and try to help others
as much as possible. and try to help others
as much as possible. Thank you. I have a lot to say but cannot express. I have a lot to say but cannot express. (I love you, hug, hug.)
Thank you, Master. (I love you, hug, hug.)
Thank you, Master. I love you. Thank you. Do you want some cookies? How come there are so little today? How come there are so little today? So many newcomers,
but so little cookies. So many newcomers,
but so little cookies. Not you, I mean everybody. Help me to hold it. Help me to hold it. Master Mommy. Okay, give them to everyone or what. Okay, give them to everyone or what. Wait. I can’t throw, but I will try. Okay? Wait. I can’t throw, but I will try. Okay? Lots of love in it. More, here. (Wow.) More. More. Yeah, good. Give these to them. Come here this way. This way… Come here this way. This way… Anyone who doesn’t have, take one. Anyone who doesn’t have, take one. Just symbolic, okay?
(Okay, thank you.) Just symbolic, okay?
(Okay, thank you.) There are more when you go home, okay? There are more when you go home, okay? When you go home.
(Okay, thank you, Master.) When you go home.
(Okay, thank you, Master.) Bring the basket this way
.Let them take it themselves, okay? Bring the basket this way
.Let them take it themselves, okay? Bring the basket this way
.Let them take it themselves, okay? Sorry, I can’t stay for too long, okay? Sorry, I can’t stay for too long, okay? (Thank you, Master.) Okay, I can’t stay any longer. Okay, I can’t stay any longer. (Thank you, Master!) You know that. If I can, I’ll come tomorrow, okay? If I can, I’ll come tomorrow, okay? (Thank you, Master!) I really want to talk
to you guys one by one. I really want to talk
to you guys one by one. But I can’t. Yeah, some of you here,
I haven’t seen for a long time. Yeah, some of you here,
I haven’t seen for a long time. It’s been such a long time
that we didn’t see each other. It’s been such a long time
that we didn’t see each other. I want to have some tea with them.
Now the situation is different. I want to have some tea with them.
Now the situation is different. I want to have some tea with them.
Now the situation is different. We used to have time
to have tea and cookies, wow! We used to have time
to have tea and cookies, wow! (Thank you, Master!) Now I have to meditate a lot. No time to eat even at home. She buys a lot of stuff for me sometimes. She buys a lot of stuff for me sometimes. I only give them away. I don’t have time. Every day, like today, I don’t have time. Every day, like today, she made some soup and I drank it
quickly before I came here. she made some soup and I drank it
quickly before I came here. she made some soup and I drank it
quickly before I came here. Because there’s not much time. Time is very precious.
You have to try your best Time is very precious.
You have to try your best to meditate every second, every minute,
okay? (Okay, thank you, Master.) to meditate every second, every minute,
okay? (Okay, thank you, Master.) to meditate every second, every minute,
okay? (Okay, thank you, Master.) In order to receive
the blessings from Heaven. In order to receive
the blessings from Heaven. (Okay, thank you, Master.) Love you all!
(Love you, Master.) Love you all!
(Love you, Master.) Meditate more, okay?
(Okay.) Meditate more, okay?
(Okay.) Meditate more to receive
more positive energy. (Okay.) Meditate more to receive
more positive energy. (Okay.) Did I do anything?
(Already, already.) Did I do anything?
(Already, already.) I did? (Yes.)
You don’t give it to them? I did? (Yes.)
You don’t give it to them? Yes. Just symbolic, okay?
(Thank you, Master!) Just symbolic, okay?
(Thank you, Master!) One or two only. Yeah. If you have a small one,
then you take one more. If you have a small one,
then you take one more. If you have already, don’t take. I’ll see you later, guys! (Thank you, Master!)
Love you! (Thank you, Master!)
Love you! Okay. Good night. Good night, Master. Wishing you all progress
in your meditation and happiness. Wishing you all progress
in your meditation and happiness. (Thank you, Master.) I am always with you here. Here. Thank you. Are you about to cry? Almost. It doesn’t look good for a man to cry.
(I know, I know.) It doesn’t look good for a man to cry.
(I know, I know.) It doesn’t look good for a man to cry.
(I know, I know.) No, just joking.
If you want to cry, you cry. No, just joking.
If you want to cry, you cry. No problem, it’s natural. Okay? It’s natural. If we love a person, of course
we feel reluctant to see her go. If we love a person, of course
we feel reluctant to see her go. If we love a person, of course
we feel reluctant to see her go. I don’t want to go, either. It’d be great if we have
a huge place, so that It’d be great if we have
a huge place, so that we can eat together and
have fun together every day. we can eat together and
have fun together every day. Lots of candies, cookies,
stories, and jokes. Lots of candies, cookies,
stories, and jokes. We can laugh together. But this world is troublesome. But this world is troublesome. The rich ones can’t come
and the poor ones can’t come, either. The rich ones can’t come
and the poor ones can’t come, either. The rich ones can’t come
and the poor ones can’t come, either. The rich have to take care
of their big businesses The rich have to take care
of their big businesses and the poor have to work. Everyone is busy. Those who are rich
and don’t need to work, Those who are rich
and don’t need to work, have to take care of their children, have to take care of their children, or they are tied by their spouses. or they are tied by their spouses. The world is like that. We try our best to live, okay? When we go to Heaven together,
we can see each other every day. When we go to Heaven together,
we can see each other every day. When we go to Heaven together,
we can see each other every day. No matter where you are,
you can see me. No matter where you are,
you can see me. You can see me whenever you want. You can see me whenever you want. It’s difficult here.
There are limitations. Okay? It’s difficult here.
There are limitations. Okay? But we are always together here. But we are always together here. Okay? Love you.
(Love you.) Okay? Love you.
(Love you.) Love you very much. Love you, love you,
love you. Love you. Love you, love you,
love you. Love you. Including the one who’s about to cry. Including the one who’s about to cry. I’m so sorry. Seeing you crying, I feel sad, too. Seeing you crying, I feel sad, too. I don’t want to go, but I have to. I don’t want to go, but I have to.

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