92/Pearls Of Wisdom/Frustration Is Bodhi
By Supreme Master Ching Hai,
Taipei, Formosa, March 2, 1990
(Originally In Chinese)
people complain, "I have practiced so diligently, yet have gained nothing."
Probably they have not been sincere enough. Instead of complaining to God,
losing faith in the Buddha or doubting our Master, we should examine ourselves
for any spots or knots that have not been untied! When we know we are truly
sincere, all the results will come. However, even if we sometimes think
we do not have sincerity, we have to persist in our spiritual practice,
improve ourselves, and carry on. One day, the world will give us sincerity.
The occasional illnesses, agonies, pains or bad moods will give us sincerity;
those unhappy situations or frustrations will awaken us. Therefore, there
is still hope for us.
Spoken By Supreme
Master Ching Hai,
Hsintien, Formosa, August 22, 1986 (Originally In Chinese) Wherever
we go, always observe the world with our wisdom eye, and treat sentient
beings with our God heart. When we treat people fairly without discrimination,
people will naturally treat us with good will in return. Even if they treat
us badly, it is another form of "benevolence," because it is God
testing and giving us an opportunity to learn.
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