Q. Master, can You explain the initiation of the Quan Yin Method?
M. Initiation is a kind of invisible opening wisdom ceremony. No flowers, no incense, no prostration, no Buddha statues, no church, nothing. Only you and your own positive original power. Now when you sit there all alone, then I will point to your soul where to go, in order to get back the positive and negative together, understand? Now you are separated because you are always leaning onto the negative side for survival. Now when you sit alone there and ready, willing to go back, I just pull you back. But no action involved.
These things are abstract,
are the wonderful things of the invisible power. There is no doing
of anything. Do without doing. I don't have to be there even.
I don't have to even know your name, your address, your age, your
profession. I don't have to know you; I mean physically. Inside
I know. Therefore the initiation is just like you sit there and
get back your positive side. You know, like out of balance, that
you always lean on the negative. Now, come back and then you're
balanced. That's it. And then you know that you are enlightened
because you saw the light, you received the teaching from heaven
It's not by "Singlish", it's not by Chinese. It's wordless words, silent sounds. This will make you wiser, and more and more realize that you are great, and you are the master of the house. Yeah! That's the initiation. But no words can describe that, because I would not talk to you at that time. I might not even be present, because you will be along with the whole universe then. You know? That's how you know yourself. It's difficult to try to understand now. If you don't, just go for initiation then you'll understand.
Q. What do you mean by "Immediate Enlightenment" after initiation?
M. I mean "Immediate" Enlightenment. "Instant," like that, okay? (Master snaps her fingers.) If I show you something which is in your pocket, can you immediately take it out or not? (Audience: "Yes.") That is what it is. Because you have it within you. I just pointed to you where it is and so you get it.
Q. Are you saying that the initiation is where you bless the person, and this opens them up for new possibilities?
M. Actually, we are the greatest in the universe, all of us. We came from the greatest source. Therefore, we must be the greatest. We can't just come from trees, rocks or anything we think of. So anyhow, the process of initiation is to immediately kind of shock us back into this highest position, which we have forgotten all along, because we have been too busy with daily mundane activities.
Q. Master, if the Quan Yin Method can help me avoid reincarnation, how about my karma in my past lives?
M. Oh, I burn it. I throw it in the dust-bin and set fire to it and finish. Okay? You know where karma comes from? Comes from your reactions. Actions and reactions, of course. But where does it come from? It is stored in your subconsciousness. There is a button. I just push it and it's gone. It's like your computer or your record player. You can play it, you can record it, or you can erase it. Just know how.
Q. What are the steps to enlightenment and what level of enlightenment does this technique take you to?
M. It will take you to the source of all beings, where you came from and where all beings will return. Between this earthly level and that absolute level, there are five levels of consciousness or different planes of existence, and if we, through the practice of the heavenly light and sound and the guidance of the experienced teacher, pass through these five levels, then we arrive there, at the house of the masters where all masters came from and return after the mission, and where we also will come from in order to help other beings should we desire to return to Earth or any other planet in the universe. So the first step is to get initiation and then everything else will come.
Q. Master, will I be able to find my dead relatives and communicate with them if I practice the Quan Yin meditation?
M. Dead relatives? Oh, sure, sure. But
I am afraid maybe you don't like to go there. Some of your people
are difficult to get in touch with. If you want to go such place,
you need a Master. Otherwise you will be in danger. So it's not
always good to see dead relatives. Now you practice the Quan Yin
Method, and some of your relatives, dead relatives will be immediately
released from whatever suffering they have. If they are already
in heaven, they will go to a higher level of heaven. If they suffer
light punishment, they can go immediately, quick. If it's too
heavy, then we have to negotiate. Then the Master must negotiate
or has to suffer for that person. But it won't be too long. For
example, if those people have to suffer for thousands of years,
the Master wouldn't have to suffer for thousands of years. Just
maybe a few hours, or sometimes a few seconds, sometimes a few
minutes, sometimes prolonged but not a big deal sickness, things
So it's not always ideal to see your dead relatives. It's better to see live relatives. Love them, serve them, and encourage them before they are dead. But you can see them, you can see them. Many of our practitioners see their dead relatives and friends coming to thank them that due to them, they are liberated. That is no big deal, no big deal.
Q. Master Ching Hai, please explain our relationship spiritually to You. After You die, and one has been initiated, is our flight back Home still guaranteed by Your soul spirit?
M. Guaranteed. As has been said earlier, we are not the body; we are the spirit. So when this body goes or comes, there is no difference, no distance between us. And I have told you already, at the time of initiation, the Method is explained to you so that you can use it for life. There is nothing that can come between anymore, unless you don't want it and you leave. But the seed is still there for next life.
Q. Do we pay karma in our dreams? How do we pay karma?
M. We pay karma in our dreams only if that is the grace of God. Otherwise, most of the time, we have to pay physically, like an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. When initiated, or enlightened, then we live by the grace of God. We don't live so much by the law of karma anymore, except for some already fixed karma, like we have to have some certain karma in order to exist in this life. That karma we have to continue with. But then, it can be erased to a certain extent, it can be lubricated, it can be lessened a lot of degrees, or it can be paid in dreams, only at that time.