Pearls of Wisdom


Everything is Created by the Mind

Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai, group meditation in Thailand,
 September 11, 1994 (Originally in English) Videotape #445

Our thinking is very important so we should take care that our thoughts are always good; it's better this way because thinking is the material for the physical appearance of all things in the universe. If it’s too strong it will materialize right away, if it's not strong enough it will take some time to materialize, and if it takes too long we will forget it. We'll think it happened independently, that it had nothing to do with our thinking, but actually it was because of our thinking that it happened. That is what's meant by karma—As you sow so shall you reap.

Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 23, 1996
 (originally In English) Videotape No. 563

We’re originally God, everything we think, every word we utter we must be careful about because it's powerful. If it's just idle thinking, then maybe it doesn't take effect very much. But if it's really serious, sincere thinking and a deep-rooted desire, it will come true. Just because it doesn't come true right away after you wish for something, you think it comes from nowhere or it's just like a very coincidental bit of fortune or misfortune. But actually you’ve created it somehow, somewhere, sometime before, or just now and you’ve forgotten it. I’ve had experiences like this so always try to think good thoughts so that everything that comes to you is good or favorable. Even if it isn't good, at least you’re always thinking of good, and that's clean and you’ll feel good that you’re thinking good thoughts. At least you won't feel responsible for the bad things that happen to you or to someone else.