By Initiate Chen In Mainland China
How are You?
I miss You so much. I hope someday I can see You in person! Great Master, when I saw You touch fellow initiate's head and embrace everyone on the video tapes, I felt so happy, as if You were embracing me. Afterwards, I could only wish that someday I would be able to see You and enjoy the sweet moment in the warmth of Your embrace. I anticipate this happy day will come soon.
In January last year, I had the opportunity to come across Your precious books. After I borrowed and read the first one, The Key Of Immediate Enlightenment - Book 4, through Your blessings and great power, I immediately became a vegetarian. Then I went to Guang-Zhou and got initiated. Thank You, Master, for taking care of me. It has been six months since my initiation, and I miss You all the time. Today, I sincerely beseech You for Your blessings and guidance.
I used to have a nervous condition. I couldn't sleep well at night. I had stray thoughts all the time. For the past few years, I have been going out to do exercises in the morning, and my headaches and insomnia have gotten better. I wonder if this has any effect on my practicing the Quan Yin Method and my meditation, in which I have never reached the state of samadhi. I have lots of stray thoughts so I had few inner experiences. During "sound meditation", I can hear a sound coming from my right. I can also hear it when I am doing the "light meditation" or sometimes even when I am not meditating. It's an unchanging, monotonous sound. I often examine myself to see if I have kept my actions, speech and thoughts clean. Sometimes, I wonder if Master is testing me or, perhaps, if I am possessed by evil forces. But, I also understand that You take care of me at all times, so I can't be possessed by evil. No matter how Master tests me, I will never regress. I will do my best to strictly keep the Five Precepts, meditate for two and a half hours a day, and follow You for life, to be a good practitioner. I want to be a useful tool for You in order to repay Your love and blessings.
I would like to ask Master a question. Just before I started writing this letter, a would-be initiate asked me, "Can a mother be present in the delivery room and help her daughter give birth to a baby?" Please advise Your reply, which I will relate to that would-be initiate.
Wishing You Health and Success.
The Master is wisdom, love, and power, and cannot be contained in anything, nor be separated from you by any space or distance. When you are thinking of the Master, you may feel indulged in the love and blessings of the Master as if I was touching your head or embracing you and loving you in person. As you progress in your spiritual practice, you will feel more and more being at one with the Master. You will also understand the Master is not just a physical form. Whenever we sincerely think of the Master and are eager to be near the Master, who will already be there.
Because more and more people are yearning for liberation and ask me for help, I have to travel continuously to many countries and work with my best efforts to satisfy them. Nonetheless, my physical body has its limitations, and I cannot satisfy every one of the initiates at the same time. Hope you can understand and will continue to be diligent on your spiritual path.
As for your previous nervous condition, it should not affect your meditation too much because the vibration of the sound helps us relieve excessive stress and keep our nervous system in balance. When you have too many stray thoughts during meditation, you may read or listen to Master's teachings before meditation or play Master's tapes at a low volume while meditating. This way you will receive Master's blessings. Remember to keep your attention on your wisdom eye and silently recite the Five Names at all times. This protects us from external interference and contamination. If you get distracted during meditation, try to concentrate and recite the Five Names silently. Eventually, your concentration will improve. Also, the sound that you can hear continuously is a bonus blessing, to let you know that the Master is always with you. This inner sound can help our spirit and protect you from the interference of this world. All you have to do is to keep your concentration on your wisdom eye and enjoy the sound. Don't worry. You are not possessed by evil or being tested by the Master. You have strong faith. I can only love you more and give you more blessings. You should not have any doubt about yourself. Just try your best to do your part and have a peace of mind while you continue on your spiritual path. No matter what level you are at, Master still takes good care of you.
Regarding the would-be initiate, it's alright for her to be present in the delivery room to assist her daughter giving birth to a baby. Whenever we help anybody do anything, as long as we do not violate the Precepts or cause harm to others, and if we can be beneficial to others, we may pray for the Inner Master's blessing to become a good tool in helping those who need our assistance.
Wishing you health and progress in your practice.
By Fellow Initiate Wu in Hong Kong (Originally In Au Lac Language/i>
It has been three years already since I started practicing with You. On the day of my initiation, I was truly reborn, and truly became a human being. I feel very happy and at ease, and I am filled with confidence towards the days ahead. Everything I have comes from Your loving grace and meticulous care. Master, You have given me so much! I wish to offer my sincere gratitude to You, to thank God.
During this past year, I have had many inner experiences, in which You have taken me to heaven and to hell. I started to record them in my diary each time, but eventually there were just too many for me to record. I remember Master had let me learn to write poems, I cannot recall any of them, but I have been sleeping deeply. Every time, I dreamt about going back to visit my homeland, Au Lac. At times, I woke up suddenly, not knowing where I was, until later I realized that I was still sleeping in the refugee camp in Hong Kong.
Sometimes, You gave me many, very delicious fruits that were indescribable. Sometimes, You let me listen to Your latest musical tapes. But the most happy occasions were during my meditation on the sound, that I could leave the binding of this physical body, and fly at will in the limitless sky like a bird suddenly released from its cage.
Master! I cannot find words to describe my happy feelings. I have not paid much attention to these experiences, because I have absolute faith in You. I completely believe that You will take care of me twenty-four hours a day, so I leave everything up to You. Besides practicing diligently, I have nothing to repay Your grace with. But I know that I have not worked hard enough, let alone being good enough to mention about repaying You. Please forgive me.
Respectful Master! Recently, I've told a fellow initiate about my inner experiences because I was too happy to keep it to myself. Now I have encountered many obstacles. I wish to repent truthfully to You; may I please have Your forgiveness.
In this New Year's season,
dear Master, I wish You good health!
Your disciple at the Sha-Tien Refugee Camp
If we know how to concentrate in a difficult environment, this power will push us to accomplish everything and attain a higher spiritual level. Whether any situation is to be good or bad is decided by ourselves. Therefore, I often encourage all of you to practice diligently, and to keep your actions, speech and thoughts pure, then you may come in contact with your Inner Master. You will no longer suffer for your mind and thus have happiness.
However, do not tell anyone about your inner experiences in order to avoid unnecessary obstacles on your path of spiritual practice.
May your wishes come true!