Daily practice of the Quan
Yin Method of meditation, and the keeping of the Five
Precepts are your only requirements after initiation. The Precepts
are guidelines that help you to neither harm yourself nor any other
living being. These practices will deepen and strengthen your initial
enlightenment experience, and allow you to eventually attain the highest
levels of Awakening or Buddhahood for yourself. Without daily practice,
you will almost certainly forget your enlightenment and return to
a normal level of consciousness.
Hai initiates sincere people longing to know the Truth, into the
Quan Yin Method. The Chinese characters "Quan Yin" mean
contemplation of the Sound Vibration. The Method includes meditation
on both the inner Light and the inner Sound. These inner experiences
have been repeatedly described in the spiritual literature of all
the world's religions since ancient times.
the Christian Bible states, In the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1) This Word is
the inner Sound. It has also been called the Logos, Shabd, Tao,
Soundstream, Naam, or the Celestial Music. Master Ching Hai says,
It vibrates within all life and sustains the whole universe. This
inner melody can heal all wounds, fulfill all desires, and quench
all worldly thirst. It is all powerful and all Love. It is because
we are made of this Sound, that contact with it brings peace and
contentment to our hearts. After listening to this Sound, our whole
being changes, our entire outlook on life is greatly altered for
The inner Light,
the Light of God, is the same Light referred to in the word "enlightenment".
Its intensity can range from a subtle glow to the brilliance of
many millions of suns. It is through the inner Light and Sound that
we come to know God.
into the Quan Yin Method is not an esoteric ritual or a ceremony
for entering a new religion. During the initiation, specific instruction
in meditation on the inner Light and inner Sound is given, and Master
Ching Hai provides the "Spiritual Transmission". This
first taste of Divine Presence is given in silence. Master Ching
Hai need not be physically present in order to open this "door"
for you. The Transmission is an essential part of the Method. The
technique themselves will bring little benefit without the Grace
of the Master.
may hear the inner Sound and see the inner Light immediately upon
initiation, this event is sometimes referred to as "sudden"
or "immediate enlightenment."
Hai accepts people from all backgrounds and religious affiliations
for initiation. You do not have to change your present religion
or system of beliefs. You will not be asked to join any organization,
or participate in any way that does not suit your current life-style.
will be asked to become a vegetarian. A lifetime commitment to the
vegetarian diet is a necessary prerequisite for receiving initiation.
is offered free of charge.
Hai's goal is to teach us to be self sufficient. Therefore, She
teaches a method that can be practiced by everyone, by themselves,
without props or paraphernalia of any kind. She is not looking for
followers, worshippers, or disciples, or to establishing an organization
with a dues paying membership. She will not accept money, prostrations,
or gifts from you, so you do not need to offer these to Her.
She will accept
your sincerity in daily life and meditational practice to progress
yourself towards sainthood.