Encounter A Master by Accident,
Also Get Enlightenment
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Paris, France April 25, 1993
(Originally in English)
Q: Why do people who have done no prior practice receive this enlightenment?
M: There are many reasons, the most important reason being sincerity. Maybe that person was an atheist, but at that moment, he was sincere. Maybe he had encountered hardships in life and was pushed into a corner with nowhere to turn, and God blessed him when he could not think of anything else to do except to pray inside with extreme sincerity.
Also, there is another reason; it is that maybe he just met an enlightened person on the street; maybe he encountered a Master going shopping, but he never knew it. Then he carried the blessing with him, and when he sat in church in quietude and concentration, he would see that. He didn't know the Master had helped him. It was not the church; otherwise, all the people there would see the same thing or at least something similar. One who has no experience in spirituality, but has an experience like yesterday at the initiation, obviously has been blessed with the Master Power. Practically everyone who was initiated experienced something when asked whether they had seen or experienced anything.
Of course, because we don't know what the Master is, we feel surprised. But there is more than just that. When we go inside in the higher spiritual hierarchy, we discover more and more about what the Master is. The higher our level, the more knowledge about the Master we will have. Most of the Masters are very casual. A real Master is like a child, very normal, and sometimes looks stupid or very innocent, but the greatness of the Master lies inside - the Master can destroy hell and open the gates of heaven to anyone who wishes to follow or who asks for the help of the Master.
Anything can happen when you encounter a Master. For example, if someone sees a Master only on the street and looks at the eyes for one fraction of a second, even just one fraction of a second, then when that person dies, the Master will help him also. Beginning from that day, his karma will slowly be changed; the Master tries to purify that person until death and then will take him to heaven.
There is no measure of a person who is called Master, no measure of the power. That is why the people who come to any Master of that high degree have experiences without prior knowledge or spirituality, without any preparation, without even following a vegetarian diet. They just ate their last piece of beefsteak in the restaurant, came to the lecture, got initiation, and went to heaven.