Hsihu Center, Formosa. Feb. 4, 1996.
To a child you must start from the embryo. During pregnancy, you should say good things to it - positive things. Read books to it. Read a dictionary! Read a few pages a day, then when it is born it will be able to talk to you right away. (Master and everyone laugh.) That's right! Its IQ will improve. Sing songs often, good and positive songs; then its IQ will also increase, perhaps by 20 to 50 points.
During pregnancy, if you stimulate the baby's potentials, its nervous system will develop more. When the baby is born, it will be very intelligent - smarter than if you didn't sing or talk to it. I heard that if you put a piece of iron under your pillow, it helps too. I don't know why, but it seems to work. I just heard about it - you can give it a try. (Everyone laughs.) This, I can't guarantee. (Master and everyone laugh.) It's just hearsay.
Today's children are very smart. Do you know why? It's because most pregnant women watch TV and give the babies lots of information. A baby can absorb such information because its brain has started to develop. Therefore, whatever an expectant mother absorbs, the baby also absorbs. Don't think that just because the baby is separated by some flesh, it can't hear. Because of the intimate relationship between the mother and the baby, you can have a great influence on it. Whatever you eat and think can affect it. You should eat more food that nourishes the brain; food like spinach and other green-leaf vegetables. The baby will be born beautiful and intelligent.
If you want the child to be good-looking, then hang pictures of beautiful, good-looking and moral people everywhere in the house - the baby will be very good-looking. The effect will be there. Whoever you think about, the child will look like that person. Most babies look like the father, (Master and everyone laugh.) because you love your husband most! You also dislike him the most! (Master and everyone laugh) Therefore, the child looks more like the father because you think about him everyday. Most babies look more like the father than the mother. This is fine, it's God's arrangement. No matter how the baby looks, the mother always knows it's her child. But, the husband doesn't know for sure. When he sees the baby looks like him, he will be pleased; he will take better care, and love the child more. This is God's arrangement.
Therefore, don't be jealous and say, "How strange! The babies always look more like my husband than me." This is only natural.