|Meditation References from different religions|
Someone who is called enlightened is someone who can go at will to these kinds of light planes, light worlds of existence. At least my disciples can be called enlightened, because they experience the light. “En-light-en-ed” implies you must have the light. The light is within you. In the Christian Bible, it is said: Take heed that the light in you should not become darkness. It also says: If your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light. It always mentions the light. Also, it mentions many kinds of Godly sounds, like the sound of thunder, the sound of many waters, the sound of the heavenly trumpet, the harp, and all these kinds of things.
From News 96, Pearls Of Wisdom
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA • October 28, 1989
(originally in English)
In the Surangama Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha said that all other ways of spiritual practice are only temporary methods and not eternal ones. Only the Quan Yin Method is the eternal, ultimate and most correct method of spiritual practice. We will agree with Him after we have practiced the Quan Yin Method.
In the Bible, it is mentioned that the universe, In the beginning was the Word (Sound), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Everything was made by Hirm (Sound), and there was nothing made that was not made by Him (Sound). [John 1:1-4] The “Tao Te Ching” also talks about the same. Lao Tzu said: “The way that can be spoken of is not the constant Way; the name that can be named is not the constant Name. The Nameless was the beginning of Heaven and Earth; the named was the mother of the myriad creatures.” It was when this “Name that cannot be named” came into being that the universe and all things were born.
The Upanishad, the most famous Hindu scripture, also mentions the same thing. “In the beginning was the word.” This sound existed when creation began. When this sound came into being, everything came into being. This sound is God; this sound is Creation. They all talk about the same thing, because in the first place, Shakyamuni Buddha, Lao Tzu, the Bible, Hinduism, and Islam all raise the same doctrine. After practicing the Quan Yin Method, we can understand the scriptures when we study them. When we have attained the great enlightenment, we will know that all scriptures actually talk about the same thing.