Spoken By Supreme Master Ching Hai in Taipei, Formosa March 2, 1990
The heart is important, not the superficial actions. Many
people pursue spiritual practice, but some say, "I have practiced
so arduously, yet I have gotten nothing in return." Possibly they
have not been sincere enough. We should not blame God, we should
not lose faith in the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, nor should we doubt
our Master. Instead, we should introspect to see whether we have
any places or knots that have not been untied. If we have great
sincerity, all results will come to us. Even when sometimes we
think we are not sincere, still we have to persist in practicing,
and rectify it bit by bit. One day the world will give us the
sincerity. Sometimes, we are ill, we are in agony, in pain or a
bad mood -- all these unhappy situations will wake us up.
Therefore, we still have hope.