Spoken By the Supreme Master Ching Hai, Hsihu, Formosa
September 24, 1991 (Originally in English)
When we meditate, or we remember God, our thoughts are holy and pure and unconditional, so we don't create anything bad, only holy vibrations and powerful blessing. So when these powerful blessings and thought power are generated around us and within our environment, and then it's raised up. And then other people who are also holy and practicing, they also generate the same thought, same blessing, same power. And like attracts like, and these attracting each other and make it become a very powerful force which defeats all the evil, negative influence in this world. And that's how the world will become purified and improved day by day. That's how we help the world without having to do charity work even, without having to go out and preach.
Of course, when we go out and preach, we bring, momentarily, some high vibrations within... into the minds of the audience and raise them up for a while, or maybe permanently, or maybe for a long time. And maybe these persons go home, and then they carry these vibrations with them, and they nourish them. And they become stable in this holy atmosphere. And they grow holy too, pure and stable. But it takes a powerful person to do that. Otherwise, we are not influencing people. On the contrary, we will be influenced by them. Because the mass, the majority of the people, are many more minds put together and we are only one. If we are not strong enough to cover all the minds up, then they will engulf us and we are in danger. Nevertheless, we do not need to do that. We could just sit in our corner, in the quiet corner of our bedroom and send out good thoughts, good vibrations, powerful blessing into the world and the universe at large.
That's why we must meditate in order to purify our thoughts. Every time we remember God, every time we remember the holy names of God, we are empowered with these - purity, holiness and blessing. And whoever in the same consequence, in the same level with us, will be united with us at that moment. And we add it to the force, to the positive force to purify the world and to make the world better and better place. And to help those people who have similar minds with us to be more enforced, and to help those who come in contact with our thoughts, come in contact with our presence, to have more power to raise themselves up. That is the best way to help the world. Of course, when we help the world we help ourselves, because we are living in it. The cleaner the atmosphere, the better for us even. Not only for our neighbors. So helping others is helping ourselves. So every time, we should generate a very pure thought, unconditional love and good will - all the time, without wanting anything in return. This is the best way. Even if we have not reached the holy stage, or very great Bodhisattva or Buddha stage, at least we keep ourselves pure and uninfluenced by the negative power around us. Because in the world, many people who do not practice this goodness and who do not have real faith in God, they generate bad thoughts all the time. And they make the environment filthy by their own thoughts and deeds, and even speech. Spiritual Power Must Be Awakened
And if we are not covered by a holy shield, by our own mental protection, and by our own purity and good will, then we will be drowned by this massive negative power around us. That's why we must always repeat the Holy Names of God, which is charged by the Master Power at the time of initiation. That is what we call spiritual lineage, or dharma bloodline. If we don't have the bloodline or the spiritual lineage, we repeat the names like an empty word, has no power. Truly it is so. It is just like a material well-being. A person who has no money cannot give other people money. Even though he signs a check, it will be an empty check. No support, no bank account to support it.
Similarly, the spiritually empty person cannot charge other people with spiritual power, cannot revive other people's spiritual power. Even though the spiritual power is invisible, but it is existing. It must exist in order for a Saint or a Master to reawaken in the people, within people, their own spiritual power. They have it. Otherwise, it cannot just suddenly stand there and then make fire by themselves. Even though fire comes from the wood, but it needs something. Or it needs another firewood to burn it, or to make the fire within itself develop. Similarly, the Master is the one who has developed her or his own spiritual power, which can influence thousands, millions, the whole world and the whole universe. The stronger the Master, the larger the influence, and this we can know by coming in contact with that Master. We feel very calm when we sit with a spiritual Master. And if we go out with other people, some people evilminded or very fierce, we feel very restless and frightened. This is the invisible influence of the inner being which we cannot tell, but we feel. So accordingly, we try to live up to the Master's standard.
So we meditate. We try to purify our thoughts. The best thought is no thought. Therefore, if you repeat the Holy Names of God, that's enough. That is the best thought. They are very neutral, very holy and very powerful. At that moment, you have not the need to invoke the daily mind, the mundane mind. Because however good we think, sometimes it is still conditioned by the customs of the country, by the habit of the mass of our people and by the trend of the society. Therefore, the best thought is that we just think of God, because God is almighty, powerful, God can do everything. That means, at that moment, we submit our will to God's will. Let God rule the universe and we feel unburdened.