Spiritual Growth


Spiritual Growth

"The most important in this world, regardless whatever our mission, is love one another, love each other. If we do not do that then we lack a lot of things ..."

The greater the challenge, the greater our spiritual understanding and growth.

Whenever the situation needs our love to show it, we have to show our love and we have to show some actions, speech and thoughts always in loving kindness. That's the best for our spiritual growth and best for our fellow beings.

All of us are great beings from heaven. All of the human beings born in this world are great heavenly beings, and the most courageous. Because if we were not great, we would not be courageous, we'd never have enough guts to come down to this world. We never could come, we'd never dare come.

Before we came here we came with the high ideal, with the best intention, with the good heart and a mighty determination to help and to improve ourselves spiritually, even also by helping people in this world. But when we came here, most of us forgot and we prefer to sleep, eat, and go around playing. We prefer to take care of our own interests and sometimes forget what's our purpose before we came here, why we came here. It is also good that we forget, it's good. And then we do not feel very sorry for ourselves because we'd like to go back there; it's better in heaven than here.

But if we meditate, then unconsciously our soul will remember. Then we don't have to feel too much suffering because we live in this very confined, very unhappy surrounding. And then we feel more settled down, not attached to the world but settle down in the world. And then we know that we have to finish our mission. And then whether we realize or not, inside we will, the soul will understand that we have to accomplish our mission on Earth and then we will go back home very soon.

Many heavenly beings never want to come here. They don't have courage. For example, you are staying in a beautiful place like this, so clean and nice. If you had to go into a filthy... like a place where people put the waste water and garbage and things like that, and lock yourself in there everyday, would you like it? A small place, a small confined space with a lot of filth and garbage everyday like this, could you like, would you like? This is what happens to a spiritual being from heaven when they come down and take the confinement of this body.

Some come because they want to develop this planet into a more beautiful place. Yeah, because you remember when you read the history of the planet, the planet was not like this before. It was like a big dense jungle and nobody lived. And it was not comfortable and not beautiful. And because this planet is connected with heavenly plan of existence therefore we have to work together. And because we are also heavenly beings connected with other heavenly beings, so whatever we do here affects them also. A spirit if it's too high it's not affected, the lower a little bit affected. Therefore if we do something good, oh, they are very joyful and very happy. If we do something damaging to the world and then affect the universe, they are very worried and also very disturbed. That's why every of us have some so called "guardian angels", who are supposed to help us to do our mission in this world. And then depends on what kind of job we do, we will have more angels or less angels, stronger angel or just ordinary angel, etc...

Due to their ignorance they forget their origin, they forget their noble purpose in this world, and they forget that whatever they are given in this world are only instruments so they can fulfill their task. But then they forget and then they are entrapped into these beautiful instruments or situations, and then they get bound here. They cannot go home. Sometimes it takes a long time until they wake up. Meanwhile all the spiritual beings in heaven are feeling sorry for them, want to help them, want to pull them up, but it's sometimes difficult. So it's good that you wake up. (Master laughs.) It's good that you realize that you are not the physical body of this world, that you have a home in heaven.

Actually we should treat all our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters like all spiritual brothers and sisters. Because actually that's all we are, that's what we are. Before we came here we made a covenant with each other saying, "Oh! You be my parents, you be my son, you be my sister, you be my teacher, you be my friend and all that." Everyone comes together to help each other to achieve the purpose of their mission and also to achieve a higher position in the spiritual world. It's not that because of a higher position that we come here. Just that we have been courageous, we want to try, we want to take the challenge. And then of course the greater the challenge, the greater our spiritual understanding and growth. And then we become, of course, a higher spiritual being through our knowledge and labor that we have offered to the universe. And then heavenly beings of course respect us more and then give us more, even higher responsibilities.

For example, if you are born in a rich family and then if you don't work, if your parents spoiled you too much and didn't let you go out and learn and work in different jobs to have experience of your growth, of your talents and your intelligence and your physical power, then you just hang around in the house and eating, sleeping, doing something, but do not have the experience and the capability of a grown up and mature person. And then even your parents cannot entrust you with their great possessions. So like if the parents go away and then maybe you inherit the possessions because you are the only one. But then you don't know how to manage the business and then you let the business fall apart and then you become poor also. That's why God let us come here, to study and to strengthen our abilities. The more we work, the more we try to help other people, the more we grow.

The most important in this world, regardless whatever our mission, is love one another, love each other. If we do not do that then we lack a lot of things. And whatever job we do we have to do it wholeheartedly. Moreover we still have to help our fellow beings in whatever way we can, make them happy, make them feel loved. And whenever the situation needs our love to show it, we have to show our love and we have to show some actions, speech and thoughts always in loving kindness. That's the best for our spiritual growth and best for our fellow beings.

So the more people practice like this, the purer the world will become or at least it's balanced, it's not too bad that nobody can breathe and nobody can stay inside. That's how we can fulfill our mission on Earth to bless this world. So do you see how important it is to keep our speech and mind and actions pure? We have to help also with social work. Whatever we can do to help lessen the suffering, that is the most noble work which will not only be recognized in this world, but also praised by heaven.

That's why when you give someone who needs it, needs the love or needs some material comfort, at that time you feel very good. Why do you feel good? Because at that time you are one with heaven. You're doing heavenly work. You're doing the correct work and you're truly representing heaven in doing all this charitable work. Maybe these people also are spiritual beings. They sacrifice themselves, they're born poor so that you can learn the lesson of love. That's why all the Masters from ancient times advise us that when we give something, we do good to someone, we should not be proud. We might feel good, okay, but we should be thankful that we have had the opportunity to do it.

There was a very famous book published recently in America, in which a person who died went to heaven and she was shown many different functions of the human beings in this world. In one of the things she was shown was a man, dirty, drunken, old and lonely who was kind of sleeping in the corner of the street. And then the heavenly being asked her if she knows who he is. And from heaven, she looked down, she said, "Why, it's a drunken, stupid man." Because he really looked drunk, stupid and ugly and dirty and filthy and old and worthless.

But the heavenly beings revealed to her his real identity after that. And then she knew that this person was a very great heavenly being, respected by all heaven. He sacrificed his time on the Earth existence to help his friend. His friend is a lawyer, is about a block away on the same street. And the lawyer is always doing some good work for poor people and for the injustice in the country. But every time he saw this drunken man he's determined to do more, otherwise he forgets or he slackens in his efforts.

But both of them have forgotten their promise with each other, to help each other before they came to Earth. Because they were good friends in heaven and that's how they help each other. But of course the lawyer will get all the glory and credit and the drunk gets all the cursing and all the despite from the people. And knowing and not knowing both of them are doing their job very well until the time comes, then they go back to heaven. And being a drunk man just laying there, (Master laughs) just always reminding his friend to try to fight for the poor, for the desperate people, the homeless and the like...

Meditation on Inner Light and Inner Sound

Supreme Master Ching Hai initiates sincere people longing to know the Truth, into the Quan Yin Method.

The initiation is offered FREE of charge.

Quanyin Method is a spiritual meditation method, contemplating on the inner Light & Sound, through which we come to know God, uncover our inner Wisdom and Love, enlightening our life and get eternal liberation.

The inner Light, the Light of God, is the same Light referred to in the word "enlightenment", Its intensity can range from a subtle glow to the brilliance of many millions of suns.

The inner Sound, is the Word referred in Bible:" In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God. ..."

It is through the inner Light and Sound that we come to know God.

Master Teaching

"Our path is not a religion. I do not convert anyone to Catholicism or Buddhism, or any other "ism". I simply offer you a way to know yourself; to find out where you come from; to remember your mission here on Earth; to discover the secrets of the universe; to understand why there is so much misery, and see what awaits us after death."

~ Supreme Master Ching Hai

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