92/Between Master And Disciples/Ask Your Inner Master
Master And Disciples
when I was making a report to Master over the phone, She asked for my opinion.
I thought to myself, "How would I know? You decide. Please don't ask
me!" Master felt my unease and tried to get me out of my embarrassment
by saying, "I will meditate and ask my inner master. You do the same."
I remained motionless for a while holding the phone in my hand before I realized
that I had to do what Master had just told me to do. I closed my eyes and
prayed. However, my mind remained in a chaotic state. There was continuous
interference on my "screen". Before I could even concentrate, Master
called back. She told me in a very relaxed voice, "I got the answer.
She said it was okay." As She quickly gave me some instructions, I jotted
them down while praying silently, "Please do not ask the results of my
meditation." Master hung up in compassion without doing so.
was a few years back. Thinking back on the incident, I have come to realize
Master's intention at the time. For the last few years, I have not followed
Her teachings as well as I should have. From the very beginning, She had reminded
me to communicate with the inner master at all times and to use the wisdom
to do the things. Nothing can escape Her sharp eyes -- not the spiritual levels
of Her disciples, the trials and tribulations they would encounter, nor the
lessons they need to learn. She always offers Her guidance in a natural and
spontaneous way, and Her tests always come as a surprise.
another occasion, one of us made an inappropriate proposal to Master. Although
many of us knew about this beforehand, none of us expressed our opinions or
said no, thinking it had nothing to do with us. When the proposal was presented
to Her, She was not very pleased. All of us were in trouble. We started to
blame each other. Eventually someone made a fair comment, "We should
really blame ourselves for our lack of wisdom." After hearing this, everyone
remained silent. It is true that we are all one. So, if one is hurting, we
all feel it, we all suffer. We had only our selfishness and ignorance to blame!
Again, we had failed the test of truth and courage!
over these stories, I realize that we have wasted many lifetimes! We love
to create an idol to follow and to rely on for everything big and small. We
do not thinking first ourselves and use our own wisdom. Such slavish blindness
prevents us from seeking our own inner master.
we sing to Master about how much we love Her and how much we need Her, She
is never carried away by our astral sentiments. She insists on the principle,
and constantly reminds us to become independent and seek the almighty God
remember Master once told us that She has no idea how many promises She has
to make before She gets to see God each time. She is so strict on Herself
yet so patient, understanding and tolerant toward Her children. Truly great
people are so humble!
should continue to seek God. However, before our "computer screens"
are properly adjusted, the weak and insecure sentient beings as we are, need
our Master to take care of us for a while.