Teachings Enlightenment  

Positive and Negative Power
Yin and Yang



Only enlightenment can destroy ignorance.
Only God’s love can nullify hatred.

~ The Supreme Master Ching Hai ~

Sometimes we come here with a very, very special choice. But by the time we come here, we’ve forgotten. So the special choice that we made in Heaven becomes like a hindrance or a burden during our life here. But actually, blessings come in many different ways and disguises. In English they say something like, “The strongest tree grows in the most unfriendly soil.”

So we must not concentrate on the choice that we have made, or the so-called disadvantages that we think we have. Because, after all, everything is an illusion anyhow. Concentrate instead on what we want to make out of our life and what we have, instead of what we do not have. There are endless things that we do not have. But there are a lot of things we have that we know, and a lot of things that we have and we also don’t know. So, we have a lot more to use.

When I was young, because I was very little, people teased me and I felt very bad. But then later, after a while, I met some other people who loved me because I was small. And I realized that the others were lousy. So actually, everything in this life has a purpose.

Sometimes before we came to this world we have chosen a harder way to practice. We say, “OK, I would like to be a shorter person, or a fatter person, or a very exceptionally tall person.” Or, “I want to be a handicapped person, in order to pay for quicker progress in finding God, or to help other people to find God in the same situation as me, to help those people who are in the same position.” But when we come here, we wear this human’s brain, and then we begin to compare ourselves with other people. And we begin to feel complexity; we begin to feel that our choice is too disadvantageous now. But it’s just the mind that thinks like that.

We are God, and when we go back to Heaven, or when we are really enlightened, it doesn’t matter at all what we look like. We don’t feel disturbed anymore. The main thing is to be enlightened, deeply enlightened, so that we can find Heaven right now and so we know that nothing is really us. Not even the outer beauty or the outer disadvantage is us. They are not us. They are just the clothes we wear.

So what’s important is to be enlightened, not to be anything else. And everything else will come along.

From “The Real Meaning of Life”
News 122, Master’s Words
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
International three-day Retreat in Los Angles, California, USA
December 18, 1998
(originally in English)

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)

If we know the root of all the problems by shining the torch of enlightenment on all corners of life, we tackle problems better; not in a positive way, but in a right way — be it positive or negative. If we are only positive, we neglect another part of life which is very important. It’s just like you only choose men, and you don’t care about women. Can we do that? No! We can’t. So, an enlightened person knows how to handle positive and negative; not to reject anything, but to make all things fully useful for life and the life after.

From News 57, Pearls of Wisdom
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
April 17, 1993
(originally in English)

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)

If we enter the new enlightened age or not, it’s up to you to decide. It’s not up to me or anyone to say. If we are all enlightened or many of us are enlightened, we will enter a new enlightened age. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter who predicts what and who decides what age we are in, what is the use? We are still living in darkness.

From News 96, Pearls of Wisdom
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
March 28, 1993
(originally in English)

True happiness is not offered by the high positions of the world, by the knowledge that we gain from books or from society, or from the possessions that we have. True happiness can only come with self-realization, with enlightenment.

From News 111, Aphorism
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Los Angeles, USA
April 3, 1993
(originally in English)

Enlightenment will make our personality more perfect.

From News 96, Aphorisms
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
(originally in Chinese)

Q: What is the best that we can do to help the Earth survive?

M: Enlightenment!

From “The Key of Immediate Enlightenment -
Special Edition/1993 World Lecture Tour”, Volume V
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Vienna, Austria • April 27, 1993
(originally in German)

Many centuries ago, spiritual attainment or becoming enlightened was something very mystical, very impossible, very farfetched, a kind of visionary dream. But today, it is a very common theme that people sometimes even talk about in coffee shops, in the park, on the train, on the bus, etc. This is good. The age of our world has changed, and we are beginning to live in another kind of atmosphere where many more people will be enlightened, and peace will be more accessible to mankind. And let’s hope that in the future generations all the rulers of the Earth will not rule with armed force, but with wisdom and love.

From News 99, Pearls of Wisdom
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Seattle, USA
April 7, 1993
(originally in English)

Q: What are the essential prerequisites for attaining enlightenment? Can You possibly name the most important?

M: Well, first you must find a Master. Second, the initiation. Third, keep God’s commandments, and fourth, the vegetarian diet. And fifth, meditate every day according to the instructions.

From “The Key of Immediate Enlightenment -
Special Edition/1993 World Lecture Tour”, Volume V
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Vienna, Austria • April 27, 1993
(originally in German)


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