What is meditation?
Meditation, there are many kinds. Some are good for health, some are
good for the mind, some are good for the intellect, some are good
for money. Because you can make good business if you concentrate on
your work. The intensive concentration is meditation. So all of us
meditate every day. Some meditate on a wife, some meditate on beautiful
girls, some meditate on money, some meditate on business.
is on God, is the original plan from God, that we should get in
touch with the God power and with the Word of God. In the Bible
it is said, "In the beginning there was the Word, and the Word
was God and the Word was with God."
How to meditate?
So we meditate
on that Word, which is the vibration within, the Word which indicates
the frequency, the God Power. Because we are the temple of God,
and God speaks to us in such a way. He appears to us in the form
of light and speaks to us in the form of sounds (Quan
Yin Method -- Meditation on Light and Sound). Seeing the light,
we see many other things. Hearing the Word we hear many other things.
We hear the teachings directly from God. So this is what we are
But when we
have a powerful teacher (a Living Master),
you may pray inside to Him or Her, if you have difficulty in meditation,
or if you are too far from God, then you might need an intermediary.
So you are still a little weak like a baby that needs his parents
to hold him, so he can walk. But later you walk alone. You must
know that your goal is walking alone, and growing up, and not to
rely on parents forever.
The more you
meditate, the more wisdom you have, the more peace you feel, and
the more detachment you grow into. You live in the world, but you
don't feel attached to the world. And you forgive people easily,
because you're contented within. Before initiation or before practicing
meditation, if someone scolded you, you felt very upset or angry,
but now sometimes you don't care that much. Sometimes you just smile
away. Maybe you react, but not with anger like before. Sometimes
you might pretend to be angry just to suit the circumstance, but
you're not truly very deeply hurt like before. Sometimes you might
cry or laugh like before, but your crying and laughing are not the
same anymore, not so deeply emotional. We cry and laugh just like
it rains - it must rain or it must shine - without attachment. Even
if we have anger or an emotional upheaval, it's just very short,
and not for so many long days like before. If you feel this, that's
the mark of your success in meditation. That's a great improvement
- not vision, not magical power, not riches, not healing powers
and all those sorts of things. No, these are not important. Love
is important. If you feel your love inside that emanates toward
all beings and you feel peace within yourself, these are what's
Hai Answers the Questions on Meditation:
does one meditate? What should be in his or her mind?
M. There should be nothing. Nothing should be in the mind
of the meditator. But actually it is not like that. At the initiation
I may have the time to tell you everything. It's not good to answer
casually like that, because you won't get it.
Where can we meditate?
M. Anywhere. In a park, in a garden, on a bus, on a plane,
but not when you drive a car! You should not! (laughter) There are
two kinds of meditations, one is on the inner light, and the other
is on the heavenly music. In the latter case, you should meditate
in private. It is better. I will explain every thing during initiation.
long should we meditate every day?
M. It depends on how quickly you want to go to God. So, for
ordinary people, maybe half an hour to an hour. But for our serious
disciples, two and a half hours or three hours, at least. But then,
after you become used to it, when you talk, you walk, when you sleep,
it is just a kind of meditation all the time. And even when you
sleep, you can see heavens and communicate with higher beings.
meditating, how do we concentrate our thoughts without being affected
by our daily life?
M. It will come naturally after some time of practising.
It will just be effortless. You won't even know when you think or
don't think. You just sit there and it happens. The light will come,
the sound will come, and you will be oblivious to everything. And
whenever you want to come out of it, you will be aware of everything
again. All right? It is very easy.
What should we think about when we meditate?
M. Nothing. We already think too much all the time so why
think again during meditation! But there is a way to calm our thoughts
and our mind. I will teach you during initiation. We need time to
sit down together and talk for a while During the real initiation,
we won't be talking, including me, and in silence you will find
your original nature.
it advisable for a person who has suffered mental problems such
as severe depression and schizophrenia to practice meditation?
M. Yes. Yes, it is all right. It will cheer you up, and make
you happy. You are depressed because you do not see God, you are
separate from His love. Once you are connected with Him, and feel
His presence and love, you will no more feel depressed. We are all
depressed, some more, some less, because we are separated from God,
and long to meet Him. Even if we have a lot of money, have a good
wife or husband, somehow, we are never completely happy in this
world. We always feel something is missing. Sometimes we also do
things that are wrong, because we think that they will make us happy.
It is only because we lack God's love. Therefore, when we are initiated
and get in touch with God, we won't do wrong things again. It will
be easier for us to keep the commandments, and love our enemies
then, because we will have God's direct support.
said that we are not to just go and meditate in a cave, but we are
to be out in a kind of living, walking meditation in the world.
Could you go into that in a little more detail?
M. After being initiated you will know how to meditate while
living, and not to run away from the world. You will integrate this
great cosmic power into your daily activities, as well as when you
are meditating. You will accumulate it a little more consciously
and dispatch it during your life, to benefit our world. Otherwise,
there is no use to just meditate, and bless only yourself. Actually,
when we know ourselves, we can bless the whole world. And after
we are initiated and are enlightened, in whatever we do there will
be a deeper meaning than just the surface physical work, and we
will be having joy in doing our things, and not just doing our duty
like before. And we will be able to contribute more and more, with
less work. You see, I am a very small person, and I don't eat that
much, and I don't sleep that much, but you say I am very active.
It is because of this great energy. I would bust if I didn't do
said that meditation will lessen desires and wants, but no matter
how happy I am I still have many desires and wants. Can you explain
M. Maybe you don't meditate the way I meditate. I can't be
responsible for that. When I say meditate, I mean the Quan Yin Method
of meditation. We are in direct contact with our own source of all
happiness, of all wish-fulfilling power, and then and there, you
will be happier and with no wants. Ask all of my disciples. Of course,
some of them get it slower because their level is different, but
some get it quicker and eventually all desires just go. We don't
reject things. 'Desirelessness" doesn't mean detesting everything
in this life. It is not true, not true. We like things, we love
things, we take care of things, but we are not attached to things.
And should the things not be there as per our request, we are not
bothered. Do you understand! This is the 'desirelessness' state.
But this doesn't mean that you don't go out and make money. No,
be as successful as you want to be. Work for it, use your wisdom
inside to be more successful even. Earn as much money as you deserve
and want, and if you can't use all of it, give it to me! (laughter)
I can make use of it. I can give it to the victims of the volcanic
eruption in the Philippines. I can give it to the Vietnamese refugees
who have no clothes, no bedding, no mosquito nets, or to the poor
in many other places.
No don't give
it to me, I wouldn't accept your money. I am just joking! But should
you not know what to do with it, I will tell you what to do. That's
all. But you will use your money yourself. I don't accept any donations.
can we develop our Third Eye?
M. You don't develop the Third Eye, because it is already
there. We cannot develop what is not material. You see the Third
Eye is just a way of speaking, because there isn't an eye at all.
Normally we have two eyes, and we see things with a limited vision,
but if we have the other eye, the Third Eye, then we can see things
in the whole universe. That is why it is called the Third Eye. But
actually, the soul doesn't need an eye to see, doesn't need ears
to hear, or any sensory apparatus to perceive things. This is the
highest Truth, the highest perception without having to use any
fleshly instrument. That is our soul power, the Supreme Master within
us, which knows all things, hears all things, in all ways, and everywhere.
That is what we have to find, because we are that, the Supreme Master
in all the universe. Can you imagine how great you are, and how
you live your life now? That is why I feel very sorry for you, because
you come here to listen to me, and you shouldn't have to do it.
Because we are equal, we are exactly the same, we have the same
power. It is a very sad thing. But you will know it, if you accept
what I say, and you will know just what I know, what Christ knows,
what Buddha knows.
we sleep, our body is asleep, so who sees?
M. That is your soul, your real self. You are not your body.
Your physical eyes cannot see anything without the power of the
soul. Our body is, in a way, a prison, an instrument. We need a
room to house the soul on this earth. Most often, after initiation,
the Master arranges that we pay some of our karma through our dreams.
That way, it is more comfortable. And sometimes you can also see
when I meditate I feel very uplifted, but I don't see anything besides
black and white. Does this mean that I am at a lower level, or that
I am not that good yet?
M. If you see black and white, you should buy a colour television!
(laughter) You see, if you feel uplifted and more peaceful and more
loving, more elevated and happy inside, that is the best result
of meditation. All things pertain to bliss. You see, if we meditate
and we see a lot of light and hear the sound, it is because we want
to learn from the light and the sound, we want the wisdom of life,
the peace and tranquillity of our soul. So if you have achieved
peace and happiness, it means that somehow, you have already digested
the blessing from the light and the sound. The important thing is
that you have bliss, happiness and loving kindness, more and more
Master, I have a hard time meditating because my head hurts when
I start to meditate. Please tell me how to stop the headaches?
M. Maybe you try too much. You should not have any effort,
yeah. But I don't know what kind of method you study, so it's difficult
to tell you. But whatever you do, relax, yeah. Just do it just like
you are mowing a lawn or eating the breakfast. No need to put strain
on your brain for concentration. In our method we do it without
effort. We just sit there and the light comes. Therefore, it is
what way can we get energy from meditation?
M. The effortless way. The energy from meditation is already
within ourselves by the power at the time of initiation through
a Master, it is awakened. Therefore when we do the meditation in
our so-called method which has no method at all, we get the direct
energy without doing anything. It's a very effortless effort. That
is the best way ,the natural way because we get what we have. We
don't borrow. We don't try. We don't steal, we don't force things
to happen, but things coming and happening because it's already
should one meditate?
M. You meditate the way you want. If you don't know, you
come for initiation and we help you, okay? Actually you should not
ask me any question at all! Because it doesn't matter how many answers
you have, what's the use? The best way is that we get enlightenment
and know all the answers, or we get to the state where we don't
care for any answers at all. And then we set ourselves free, forever,
from any inquisitiveness, from every desire to know things. That
is the time when we know everything. Whatever we need to know we
will know right away, and whatever we don't need to know we still
know it, but inside, we don't use it.
will meditation lead us to getting possessed by the devil?
M. It depends, depends. If you meditate at random without
a teacher, or you choose a wrong way to do it, or you deliberately
meditate but break the precepts, eating wrong food or harming other
people, then the counter effect will fall upon you, and that's when
you allow the so-called devil to come in to destroy you and trouble
you. That is only the negative side of all the nature.
When we don't
want to lean, we don't stand stably, and we keep like this, then
it will pull you back to the negative side again. And at that time,
it's stronger, it's harder because it lost you last time, like tightening
the grip more; and it's difficult for you to struggle out.
So that's why
I don't want to just take a lot of so-called disciples, so that
I am famous and have a big group of followers. You must keep the
precepts. You must eat a vegetarian diet. Understand? Purify yourself
while meditating, so you don't have side effects, you don't have
And I am responsible
for whatever happens to you, if you keep the precepts and follow
the instruction. So nothing can happen to you. But if you don't,
even God can not help you. Okay.
can those who have mental depression practice meditation?
M. If they understand what I have mentioned today, if they
understand the teaching, they're capable of understanding, then
they can; because sometimes mental disturbance comes only from depression,
too much pressure from society. A form of trying to avoid problems,
trying to escape the burden of society. It's not exactly a sickness.
So it's temporary and they can stand up again, of course, and faster
does one see white light during meditation? What does it mean?
M. It's not bad. Seeing light means that there's no darkness.