92/Pearls Of Wisdom/A Simple But Elegant Spiritual Method
should have a job, take care of ourselves physically, and fulfill our obligations
to our parents, society and country; but we should also spare two and a
half hours for ourselves. The eight or ten hours (we spend on worldly jobs)
are only for our physical body and don't do us very much good, because we
get tired, sick or exhausted when we work too much. But we won't get tired
when we meditate. The more we meditate, the better and more powerful we
become, so it really pays off to meditate.
though we work eight hours a day but don't get so much benefit from it,
we still do the work because we're supposed to do it, and because we have
this body, society and customs that require us to do it. In contrast, the
two and a half hours we spend meditating can benefit the whole universe,
the whole world, the whole society, our ancestors, descendants, relatives,
friends and anyone we love. So this two and a half hours is the time we
really work. If you want to find God, you don't have to go anywhere. Just
sit at home meditating. As soon as you calm down, He'll come to you. There's
no need to look for Hirm. It's very simple, nothing difficult.
Supreme Master Ching Hai,
Tainan, Formosa July 1, 1990 (Originally In Chinese)
Method we are practicing is wonderful. We can meditate anytime we want.
When we are tired, we can meditate for a while, and then we will feel very
comfortable. When we are bored, we can also meditate, so that we have something
to do, something to rely on, something to make us feel elegant. The people
outside like drinking, smoking, seeking promiscuous relationships, and then
end up harming their own bodies and minds and contaminating their own spirits.
In contrast, we meditate, which is very much like the elegant way of spiritual
practice in the ancient times. I feel very proud of this Method and a life
like this, because we can always meditate and practice spiritually.
Is Bodhi Clearly
Distinguish What's True and False
Simple But Elegant Spiritual Method Positive
Spoken By Supreme Master Ching Hai, Pingtung, Formosa January 13, 1990 (Oringinally