Age & Spiritual Practice
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Answered by Quan Yin messenger (Originally in Chinese)
Q: Is it all right for elderly people to practice the Quan Yin Method?A: Age has no definite effect on the results of spiritual practice. However, in order to practice the Quan Yin Method, one must receive transmission of the Method by being initiated by Master. At the time of initiation, Master will erase all the accumulated karma of many lifetimes. If an elderly person's karma changes too quickly, one's behavior, speech, and thoughts may be unable to withstand the sudden impact of Master's blessing power. Furthermore, it may be difficult for an elderly person to pacify the mind in order to practice because of having eaten a purely vegetarian diet for only a very short period of time, or never before. Also, an older person's body may tire easily or he may not be able to concentrate well enough to do the required meditation, causing frustration. Therefore, people who start their practice at an older age indeed do have more difficulties than younger people. However, this doesn't mean that elderly people cannot practice. The merciful Master has provided us with the Convenient Method to satisfy the needs of those who sincerely long for liberation in this lifetime, but are unable to receive initiation. Master takes care of all who truly believe in Her omnipresent power whether or not they are fully initiated. In fact, some non-initiated persons have better experiences than initiated ones because their minds are kind and pure, and they completely trust in Master. For instance, a non-initiated person in Mainland China witnessed the soul elevation of his five generations just by sincerely practicing the Convenient Method. Master once said, "Sometimes, a person with great faith can be liberated just by reciting my name." Therefore, elderly people should not be disheartened. Faith is the foundation of all meritorious methods!
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