"A Master is one who has the key for you to become a Master...
to help you realize that you are also a Master and that you and
God are also One. That's all... that's the only role of the Master."
~ Supreme Master Ching Hai ~
the ages, mankind has been visited by rare individuals whose sole
purpose is the spiritual upliftment of humanity. Jesus Christ was
one of these visitors, as were Shakyamuni Buddha and Mohammed. These
three are well known to us, but there are many others whose names
we do not know; some taught publicly, and where known by a few,
and others remained anonymous. These individuals were called by
different names, at different times, in different countries. They
have been referred to as: Master, Avatar, Enlightened One, Savior,
Messiah, Divine Mother, Messenger, Guru, Living Saint, and the like.
They came to offer us what has been called: Enlightenment, Salvation,
Realization, Liberation, or Awakening. The words used may be different,
but in essence they all mean the same thing.
the same Divine Source, with the same spiritual greatness, moral
purity, and power to uplift humanity as the Holy Ones from the past
are here with us today, yet few know of their presence. One of them
is the Supreme Master Ching Hai.
Hai teaches the importance of the practice of meditation, inner
contemplation and prayer. She explains that we must discover our
own inner Divine Presence, if we are to be truly happy in this life.
She tells us that enlightenment is not esoteric and out of reach,
attainable only by those who retreat from society. Her job is to
awaken the Divine Presence within us, while we lead normal lives.
She states: It is like this. We all know the Truth. It's just that
we forgot it. So, sometimes someone has to come and remind us of
the purpose of our life, why we must find the Truth, why we must
practice meditation, and why we must believe in God or Buddha, or
whoever we think is the Highest Power in the Universe. She asks
no one to follow Her. She simply offers Her own enlightenment as
an example, so that others may gain their own Ultimate Liberation.
Once upon a time,
A true peace lover wandered around the many worlds
In search of eternal happiness.
She walked on the face of the Earth, the suns, the moons and the
At last she found,
That it was all the while hidden in her very heart.
Then she sat down,
And was about to enjoy the new-found Bliss,
But suddenly she looked down,
And saw countless beings were still groveling in darkness,
For they were searching for happiness without.
Just like her before, erring over millions of ages.
Her tears were then rolling down...
One drop, two drops...and many more...
Each drop became a shining jewel,
And soon the sky was studded with glittering tears,
Which are the stars today.
They are too shy in the day,
And too restless in the night to go to sleep.
For all Truth aspirants,
The stars are there to light the Way,
And to remind them of the compassion of a holy Sage.
The Supreme Master Ching Hai
from her anthology of poems called
that the whole world will become peaceful. I dream that all the
killing will stop. I dream that all the children will walk in peace
and harmony. I dream that all the nations will shake hands with
each other, protect each other and help each other. I dream that
our beautiful planet will not be destroyed. It took billions of
years to produce this planet and it's so beautiful, so wonderful;
I dream it will continue, but in peace, beauty, and love. Yes, that
is my dream."
The Supreme Master Ching Hai