We shouldn't and we don't have to change our way of life. We just have to
adjust to a correct way of life. We just have to add more
light into our
spirit. It's just like now, we add electric lights to our daily use. Once we
have discovered electricity, we can use it in many, many ways. We can have
television, radio, light, refrigerator, etc. Everything we want, it is
Electricity was not the invention of mankind. It was just a discovery.
Similarly, enlightenment is not an invention of Buddha or
Christ or it's not a
gift from any master. It is a birth-right, it is an inheritance within all of
us. Each moment we want to have it, provided we have an experienced friend to
show us the first time how to do it, then we have it; and we can have it all
Enlightenment Solves All Problems
Enlightened people are very happy. And they accept the situation whatever
it is. And I have a very positive knowledge that if all people are
enlightened, then we don't need to change the world at all. We don't need to
make India become rich, we don't need to change communism into capitalism,
because everyone will be contented under whichever circumstances they are in.
And we don't have to change anything. We don't need to even vote for a new
president every four years. And Mr. Clinton can stay there forever, whether he is good or not, because we are good. That is important. You see,
one president however good can not do much. But the whole nation is strong
when people in that nation are altogether, at oneness, because of the
connecting network. And the whole world is altogether in unison because
they're all connected with that network. And then, the president cannot help
himself but to be good. He has to behave, right. I don't mean Mr. Clinton,
please don't tell him. He might not give me visa next time.
So the problems in this world are not to be blamed on politicians, not to
be blamed on the economic system of any country or any ism of any nation, but
to be blamed on the ignorance of our self-nature. That we do not know how
great we are, that we do not know that we are the contentment incarnate, that
we do not know that we are love personified. Therefore, enlightenment is a
cure for all
illnesses, for all worldly problems, for all wars, and is once
and for all finished! And as long as all of us are enlightened, the world will
never come to an end.
Everybody predicts about the end of the world. I mean not everybody,
everybody worries about it, just some people predict, and make many people
worry. But even if the world comes to an end, the enlightened people will
never feel bothered, because they know this world comes and then it will go
one day. But the life eternal always goes on, and that nothing can affect it.
Life eternal is what we are. Wisdom is what we possess. Love is what our
nature is. And that cannot be destroyed with any bomb at all. It cannot be
limited by space and time.
Therefore, the masters
disciples without the limitation of the space and time. The master doesn't
have to always be where the disciples are, but can help the disciples and
bless them. And the disciples will grow into mastership, and also can do the
same, yeah. So whatever I do you can do also. That was what Jesus said to us.
Supreme Master Ching Hai
Lecture in Colorado, USA April 10, 1993.