March 3, 1996 (Originally In Chinese)
Knowing we are good is terrific. However, even better is that we, ourselves, are not aware of it. Just like the flower; it doesn't say a word, but it is pretty; like the sun, it doesn't speak, but it radiates the power of life. When we reach this level in our spiritual cultivation, we have no more ego! Then, we fear no one; not because we are very good, but because we do not know whether we are good or not. So, let it be! Sleep when we are tired, and eat when hungry.
If our concept is incorrect, our spiritual practice can take us to the position of the King of Maya at the highest. Since our concept is one of illusion, we can never attain the supreme position, sitting next to God, or become a Buddha. When the concept is one of illusion, one will become a devil; not one with two long teeth and loud scream, but one with the concepts f the negative power.
The Truth Is Near When One Thinks Of The Truth
Karma Is Near When One Thinks Of Others
When we think of a person, whether he is beside us or somewhere else, we are still very lonely. It is because we are not connected with our true Home. We are separated from our true master, so we are cut off from the source of love.
When we think of a person, we are no longer on guard, and any bad influence can come to us. Times like these are the easiest for the influences from this world to interfere with our magnetic field. Then we feel the "collective karma" of loneliness and are affected by the atmosphere of this world. Otherwise, we wouldn't be. If we take shelter in the Truth and defend ourselves properly, no karma can seize us, nor can it get close to our magnetic field.
Spiritual Practice Beyond "Body, Speech And Mind"
September 1, 1986 (Originally In Chinese)
We will still be at a very low level, if we only purify our "body, speech and mind". We should go beyond the world of "body, speech and mind" to reach a higher level. "Body, speech and mind" are still within the three realms, because thought comes from the brain, which is created in second realm. Therefore, the mind is not perfect and is not the highest level.
Why does the "mind" come from the brain? For example, when I see a person, I know she is a girl. How do I know she is a girl? It's because accumulated knowledge from my past experiences gives me the "conception of a girl". Therefore, I know she is a girl. From this we know that the "mind" learns from the three realms.
If we want to surpass the three realms to learn the supreme, profound and delicate teachings, we must first let go of our "body, speech and mind". To start spiritual practice by controlling our "body, speech and mind" is correct; but we must let it go in the future. We cannot take it with us to the Western Paradise, the Kingdom of God or other high level worlds.