of the Quan Yin Method
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Mexico City, Mexico, March 30, 1993
(Originally in English)
Q: What is the real practical purpose in our everyday life of following this meditation? Where will You lead us?
M: Because we don't use our complete wisdom, we have a lot of anxiety, and sometimes we do things in an unsure way. Sometimes, we are unhappy and feel many external pressures, and also we are frightened of situations; therefore, we are not peaceful and stable no matter which position or how much money we have. If we find this greatest Wisdom inside, we can do things better and clearer. We are happier, more stable, and peaceful, and this is good for daily life already. Also, we love others more unconditionally; all hatred and envy fall away.
Q: In practicing the Quan Yin Method, when we reach the highest level, are we not supposed to hold on to anything, including the "Method?"
M: Yes, when we are at a very high level of samadhi, we are not aware of the "Method." There aren't any methods there and we naturally will not try to hold on to them. However, when we are back in this body, there are still methods. This world is different than that other world. In this world, we should practice not just for ourselves, protecting ourselves from interference by negative forces, but also we should bless this world and cleanse society by using our good vibrations to counter negative vibrations. Therefore, we should continue to practice according to the "Method". Furthermore, even when we have reached a very high level of practice, we still depend on this "Method" to go up, like using a ladder. Also, we should be good role models for our relatives, friends, and other disciples. If we do not practice, they will not either.