Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Brisbane, Australia, March 23, 1993
(Originally in English)
Q: I don't quite know what has happened after the initiation. I have been weak for a long time and suddenly I have lots of energy. It's fantastic. I'm quite thrilled. Could You please explain a little more about what has happened?
M: You have answered yourself. Great things can happen to you because your own Power has been awakened. Your torch has been lighted by another already-lighted torch. Both torches are lighted, and we are both illuminated. You will feel that I am just like yourself. Whatever I have, slowly you will discover that you also have. In case you haven't discovered or are not yet confident in yourself, you may pray to the so-called Master to help you in the beginning of your practice. But even without praying, you will get it.
Just initiated a few minutes only. I told you, "Immediate Enlightenment." I have told many people, but they don't believe it. Only the ones who believe, like you, will get it. Then you shout with joy, but don't shout too loud and make people think you are crazy. But you would like to do it sometimes, jumping like a baby. It happens. Because you are very sincere and pure, you will receive the maximum benefit. The ones who are pure at heart, the kingdom of God belongs to them. Blessed are the pure in heart, or Except you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven. That's it.
If you are pure, anything is yours because it is already there. To the complicated and doubtful ones, it will come to them also. But sometimes they waste it a little bit, or it doesn't soak into them. They build some protecting wall around themselves and the blessings because they are unwilling to accept them and are stopped outside. So, even God's blessing is not to be forced upon someone. Otherwise, God would force blessings from heaven and we all would be liberated. No need for me to go around and beg each of you to meditate. But you understand that because you know it for yourself and because you're sincere.
I am happy for you. Many people are like that. You are not the only one. There is nothing to explain - nothing logical and nothing scientific about it. Just you, your Self, the great wisdom of yours, wakes up and immediately goes to work, and regulates the disordered places in the body and makes them in order again and also makes your mind in order, erases some of the negative tendencies and residues by the great force of the universe. Therefore, you feel alive again.
In the mystical sense, we can say this illness or the heavy feeling of pressure for the physical and the mental body is the result of previous karma or the deeds from this life. But now we have turned into the Source of mercy and love and so it is washed away. That is as far as I can say, but more, much more of the things of God, we can't explain at all. Just enjoy and keep quiet. There will be much more that you would like to tell people later, but take care if they understand; otherwise, they will doubt you.
It hurts you to think that people think you tell lies. It hurts; it hurts a lot. I am used to getting hurt. I keep telling people, "Please come. It's all for free. I will do everything for you, if you only know yourself and be happy. Don't be ill, don't be so weak, and don't beg for anything, because you have everything. Please just come and experience it." But many people stay outside, and even if they come, they walk out. It is due to karma, too heavy karma, so they are blind to any love that stands in front of them. Therefore, they even crucified Jesus - such a love to sacrifice. That was the blessing that He wanted to point out to the world, but they saw nothing; they felt nothing because they were so blind, so spiritually blind and deaf. The world is like that, so sometimes I suffer. Even though I know everything is God's will, I suffer for them. I feel so much sorrow for the people. Why are they content to live such a life? Why don't they believe in themselves?
Our path is a little bit different from many other paths because I tell you to rely on yourself, to wake your Power and become the Master, not to have to worship me all your life, do everything for me, and rely on me. Therefore, I give you the way to know yourself and then begin to be a teacher of yourself, at least, or whoever comes into contact with you. Maybe I should just let you worship me, and you would get blessings all the same. Many people just recite my name because they don't want to get initiation. They just pray to me for anything they want and they get the benefits. They also see Light; they also see the Master come to them sometimes. Not that I bar them, but they will not be the teacher. They will forever rely on my blessings and grace, but that's the way they want, so what can we do about it? But I would like all of you to be your own great teacher. That's why I show you this way. Do it every day and you will become greater, and everything you want will just come even if you don't ask for it. Just be pure and sincere.