Why No Light?
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Tainan, Formosa, May 21, 1989
(Originally in Chinese)
Why do you sometimes hear the Sound but not see the Light when you practice the Quan Yin Method? - Because of breakdowns - television breakdowns. Therefore, we need to repair it very diligently every day. How? We have to be pure in thought, speech and action. We should not hate anyone; we should endure everything. No matter how others treat us, we have to use endurance and love. That is the way to repair our breakdowns.
Why do we have breakdowns? - Because our angry atmosphere becomes a very hard substance. It stands in front of us and keeps us from the Truth. We ourselves create all our breakdowns. When we are angry, we form a very dense and unpleasant magnetic field. The thick, dark and unpleasant magnetic field covers us like a wall and keeps us from goodness. It covers us and is very close to us just as though it were our clothes; very dirty ones which make it impossible for us to connect with the good magnetic field. That is why we cannot see the bright kingdom of God; we only see the painful karma.
We have to purify our thoughts, speech and actions, and keep the Precepts in order to repair our broken-down television and watch it every day. The TV outside takes money, cables and performers, but the inner TV doesn't need any of those. A little repairing is enough. We have to use this TV every day, watch it every day, and then we will develop a habit and be able to use it whenever we want.