Whatever You Want, Don't Hurt Other People!
Spoken By Supreme Master Ching Hai In Hsihu, Formosa July 4, 1995 (Originally In English)
Q: It's difficult to know our will or God's will, and the struggle of saying, "Is this a miracle or something? Did I imagine it? Or is it not true?
M: OK! One thing you may do is: If whatever you want doesn't hurt other people, then it's all right. Whether it's from people or not, it's okay. When it's the divine will, then it will be done. When it's thy will, then you'll know; you'll have a lot of trouble. If you do your best, but then, when it's not carrying on smoothly, then you know it's not the divine will. You always do your best.
Whether divine will or thy will, if it doesn't hurt people, you may carry on until it succeeds or fails. If a success, you know that this is according to the divine plan. If it's not successful, it has harmful effects or something, then you know it's not.
You just do it and don't think. The time will come that when you do, you don't even know that you do. That is the time when you've reach the Master's level. Everyone comes to listen to you, you are doing a lot of things but then you don't know. Physical thing you know, some of the spiritual things or you may know nothing; because you want the universal power, you don't want the individuality anymore. Your body still exist but you don't exist. You're connected so you don't bother to stay in your body anymore. Yeah, still connected and look from the higher dimension. So, at that time, your brain doesn't know what you are doing. Then, that is the time when you do without doing, you know without knowing.
Q: What happens to people who have been initiated but then leave the practice?
M: Oh, they have to come back again to do their homework. They choose it. Unless in the last moment or during the course of their life, they are so bitten by retribution and all kinds of karma that have come to them that they turn their mind and pray to the inner Master for help and then return to the spirituality; or in the last moment in their life, they truly, a hundred percent one-pointed sincerely want to liberate themselves, then the Master comes and takes him. Otherwise, such people who have failed are normally tempted by the society, go back to the old habits, incur even heavier karma than before, and don't even think of the Master or anyone.
So, if you don't ask, very difficult to help. Especially if you want to sink yourself in the ocean of suffering, then it's your free will. The Master has the duty to take the people to liberation, but the people have the free will also. That must never be interfered with. Even God doesn't interfere with people's free will and that is the free will that causes us a lot of trouble. So, if we don't control our free will, we get into a mess all the time. Master just stands by, because the free will is the most privileged, is the most honored gift that people, that humans get and no one should interfere with that.
We can reason with it. We can say, "Look here, you come back. It's better for you. But if he chooses to fall, then must let it be. They can come back one time, two times until they are fed up, until they truly want to go home again. Then another Master will come -- same power, different body, and you'll be rescued. Don't worry about that. Those persons, they never truly loose touch with the true Master; they always keep an eye on you, but just let them run around for a while.