Watching Master's Videos:
The Best Method To Calm The Mind
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Hsihu Center, Formosa, July 3,1995
(Originally in English)
Watching videos calms your mind and answers many of your questions before your meditation. It helps you a great deal. Don't think it's useless and then you just run around or do something else. Listening to holy chanting or videotape lectures will help you a lot, even if you do not truly pay too much attention to it sometimes. But sometimes you will, because some of the sentences will shock you awake or calm your nerves.
If paying attention to the talk on the screen calms you, then it will help you in your meditation. That's the purpose. It's not that you have to look at me every day on the screen for any reason. The group meditations also help you a lot because of the collective energy. So, I hope you always abide by my instructions, not abide by my body; my instructions will give you lasting good, not the body.