An International book fair, under the theme of "When East Meets West," was recently held at the Taipei World Trade Center. Nearly a thousand publishers from dozens of countries participated, attracting over five hundred thousand spectators. The Taipei Center of Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association realized it was a precious opportunity to introduce Master's spiritual teachings to the multitude, so they prepared for the book fair for a year.
Supreme Master Ching Hai, a modern enlightened Master for our time, creates a unique impression and a bountiful spiritual harvest for spectators at the Taipei International Book Fair.
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When visiting the book fair, the famous master from the Black School Esoteric Sect, Mr. Lin Yun, specially went to Master's exhibiting booth. When Mr. Lin found out that all the fellow practitioners working at the book fair were volunteers, he commented that he had met members of Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association in many parts of the world on many occasions, and he was always informed that the working members in those activities were volunteers without demand from Master and even not inform Her of their activities in advance. Therefore, he truly admired Supreme Master Ching Hai's appeal. Master's
Master's Almighty Power Wonderfully Arranged Everything
Originally, it was only a book fair. However, in order to "display Master's teachings in the most beautiful way and with the best quality", with the devoted cooperation of all fellow practitioners, it became a highly successful activity for spreading the Truth.
From the initial preparatory work to the cleaning up after the event, all fellow practitioners who participated unanimously agreed that everything was being impelled by the Master power.
Before the event, fellow practitioners still thought that they were "doing Master's work". However, while participating in the work, they realized practically that Master had already arranged many situations to provide lessons for people to learn.
Preparing the exhibiting booth on the first day, a fellow practitioner responsible for Master's publications wondered why only a small corner was allocated to books since books were the main theme of fair. However, in the next few days, she observed that many people were discovering Master's teachings or tying an affinity with Master either because they were interested in the cookbook, fascinated by the spiritual music, absorbed in watching Master's videos or attracted by the beautiful Celestial Clothes. She then understood: Master's every action and word is a spiritual teaching. Hence, she was freed of her previous preconception.
Another fellow practitioner mentioned that at one point she was responsible for the photo display at a previous book fair, and had put her favorite Master photos in the most prominent spots. However, shortly after, an old lady approached her and asked if there was any photo of Master wearing Japanese attire - exactly like the one that she put under the table! Then she realized she had not been acting selflessly. She also understood that all of Master's things are good since each person has their own favorite image of Master. We must not confine Master with our preconceived ideas, which will only limit us and hinder other people from tying an affinity with Her.
During the book fair, the design of the exhibiting booth was changed everyday to accommodate the needs of different people. Actually, Master was behind all these alterations, impelling everything with Her omnipresent power. During the whole process, we knew that if we could regard ourselves as instruments, forsake our egos, and work sincerely, every task would naturally be accomplished smoothly and on time.
All the fellow practitioners who took part in this activity realized that all of Master's work in spreading the Truth is prearranged by God; and it is a blessing to be able to participate and to be used as a instrument. It is always Master's blessing power that takes care of everything. When participating in Master's work, everything is unique, and each instance provides a valuable lesson for us.
The rich variety of artistic creations by Master
deeply evoke people's inner quest for "Truth, beauty and virtue".
The rich variety of artistic creations by Master deeply evoke people's inner quest for "Truth, beauty and virtue".