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Inner Light and Sound

Enlightenment is a must. Enlightenment means knowing the light within ourselves, EN-LIGHTENED. The light within us will guide every footstep in our life to the correct destination. The word of God, the sound, the vibration, the music of heaven will whisper to us all the wisdom in the universe, and what we can do in our daily lives until we fulfil our duty as the blessing givers of this Earth.

From News 96, Pearls of Wisdom
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Brisbane, Australia
March 21, 1993
(originally in English)

The light and sound of God come when we are in deep communion with Hirm, when we sincerely want to go back to where we came from. The light comes like a flash, like lighting, like thousands of suns, like colorful rainbows, like a beautiful electric shock. It thrills your whole body; it thrills every nerve, every cell in your body and renews your body, spirit and mind, and makes you become like a newborn baby. You become innocent, but intelligent; you become patient but very wise, very active and very fast reacting.

The sound, it’s just like a kind of condensed light, but more concentrated, more powerful. Sometimes if you sit in mediation after initiation or sometimes when you’re in very deep prayer, it can happen that the sound vibrates, comes like thousands of musical instruments at one time. But it doesn’t deafen your ears at all, and it doesn’t hurt your eyes when you see thousands of suns inside. It doesn’t hurt your ears when you hear thousands of kinds of violins or a great orchestra from heaven playing this tune. Then that uplifts you to the heavenly abode and lets you experience different dimensions of the universe, and lets you know a different power which begins to emerge within your own being. That’s just about as simple as I can explain it to you; otherwise, these things aren’t related to human experiences at all. We never experience such things in human terms and human existence. Therefore, it’s difficult to tell you about them in words. I can only invite you to experience them.

From “God’s Light And Sound”
News 91, Pearls Of Wisdom
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Hawaii, USA
March 27, 1993
(originally in English)

So, Quan Yin means contemplating the sound. Now, I’ll explain something more about the sound so that you understand. In order to practice to be near God we must follow the source, the stream, the life current — to go back to where it comes from because we come from that. Just like the river, if we go along the river side, we’ll go back to the source where the river comes from. Now the sound manifests itself in many stages. The coarsest stage is in this world.

And we hear many things — music, talking, language. We use this kind of visible or audible sound to the ordinary ears to communicate and even to transmit some of the understanding of the invisible sound. The invisible sound is God, which is also connected with this visible sound, but in a finer, in a more subtle degree. Once we understand what the so-called master or our teacher or our guide says about the invisible sound, and that we want to connect with that source, through the spoken words, then after instruction by this teacher or guide or expert, we can contact the finer sound which is above this physical sound, above this physical world. We must raise our consciousness higher in order to catch this sound.

Now our consciousness is just stuck in the physical body in different directions. Through the eyes, it sees things. Through the ears, it hears the sounds of the physical world. Through the touch, it experiences the surroundings and all the entities, and all the existing objects in this world. But if we withdraw this so-called consciousness to a certain point in the body, for example, here (Master points to the wisdom eye). Then, we can rise higher through this door to a more subtle world, in order to experience the more subtle levels of consciousness, the more subtle existences or worlds, and hear the more subtle sound.

But the subtle sound also connects with this physical sound, too. But it’s just on a different level. In order to hear that, we must be concentrated and somewhat distracted from the outer environment for a while. And the so-called masters or experts should be able to help us to do this in no time, immediately. That’s why it’s called immediate enlightenment. Enlightenment means we can see light. The light in us is enlightened. Now, we can see light or the heavenly world and hear the sound of the higher world. That’s what’s called enlightenment, through the process of sound connecting with the original sound of the universe, which is the “word” in the Bible, or the sound of many waters, etc. in the Buddhist Sutras. Anyone who is able to help us to connect ourselves with this original sound or God’s energy, is called a master.

From News 91, Spot Light
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Toronto, Canada
February 26, 1991
(originally in English)

In the physical world, we have only physical sound. Like a bird singing, the musical notes from instruments, the noise from cars and all that, strike the ears physically. In the spiritual world, we don’t need all these physical instruments in order to make or to hear the Sound.

It’s not that we need to hear the Sound. We need to elevate ourselves to where the Sound is, or where the Light is. The higher the better. It’s not in your mind. The soul has to be elevated out of the body, out of the physical world. Sometimes you are still here, you live in this world, you’re doing your work, you hear the Sound and see the Light, and you think you’re not in the spiritual world. You are, because the soul is not the body.

The soul exists outside of the body, outside of physical bondage, and merges itself into the spiritual world. That’s why you can hear the Sound and see the Light. At that time you exist on both levels — the soul level and the physical level. Most of the time people exist only on the physical level. That’s why they don’t hear the Sound, they don’t see the Light. Normally, we’re not physical. That’s why we can liberate ourselves out of the physical dimension and then we can hear the spiritual world.

From “Inner Light And Sound”
News 87, Pearls Of Wisdom
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
London, UK
August 26, 1997
(originally in English)

Q: What’s the importance of music in our lives? Does it have any importance?

M: Yes. It does. It’s very important. This is why many people in mental hospitals use music as one of the healing instruments. And sometimes after a hard day’s work, we listen to some soft soothing music. It’s very relaxing and recharging. And in some of the factories they put music so that the people work better. But that’s only the outer music. Can you image how more beneficial it is if we listen to the inner music, the music from heaven, which initiation will help you to rediscover.

This music is the word of God. It will give us more and more wisdom, more and more intelligence each day. Together with the light of God, it will bring us closer and closer to the Father, and then tell us everything in this non-verbal language how to handle our daily lives. That’s how the life of the initiates becomes better, more comfortable, more intelligent and nearer to God each day.

From “The Importance Of Music”
News 91, Spot Light
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
April 1, 1993
(originally in English)


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