Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Group Meditation, Paris, France, April 25, 1993
(Originally in English)
Q: What are the thoughts of a being that doesn't have ego?
M: Thoughts of the Master, the Holy Names, the kingdom of God, and all the nobility that you can imagine. When you think of the Master, you have everything - all the qualities inside, and everything else comes naturally. I don't say that meaning that you should pray to me, or anything like that. The "Master" means the representative of all that is the best in the universe. Only in that light should you think of the Master, and consequently all the best will come to you because the Master channels all the best.
When something channels all the best, and inside is only the best, it doesn't matter what it looks like outside. Inside, it's the best drink. We only consider the best drink inside, regardless of how the container, the cup, looks. But I also present you with the best cup because people love beauty. Why not beautify the world we live in if we can? If God gives me that talent, why should I not use it?
A simple life means that whatever you have, use it. You don't have to struggle with it; just flow with it. It doesn't mean you have to throw everything out and look like a beggar, against your character, your habits, your mannerisms. Whatever you are comfortable with, it is okay; the most important thing is to keep the discipline and meditate, know your Self, be vegetarian, no wine! But I don't say anything like an order. I just advise you in leading a better way of life, as an older sister to a younger sister. Yes, maybe I'm older in the spiritual aspect.