Tainan, Formosa. October 13, 1988.
There are many worlds and many levels in the universe. Our world is called the physical world, where everything can be seen, grabbed, touched, or obtained. There are other worlds which are created by the mind, the nearest one being the astral world. Most of the time, our thoughts are low-level and ferocious or good by so-called worldly standards. These thoughts will fly to a place nearby, the astral world, which we call the atmosphere.
Sometimes we contract a disease or an infection, or disasters, war, or catastrophes befall us. These are all created by the ferocious thoughts of the Earthly people. We should not complain, "I'm such a good person and have performed good deeds since childhood. How could I get such an incurable disease?" Or, "My country is so good. People believe in God and worship everywhere. Why does disaster strike us?" No matter what happens, there is a reason for it. We Earthly people or our countrymen once had or have bad thoughts. Even though bad thoughts arise for only a short while and are not put into action, the thought-energy exists. The thought-energy seems to have its own knowledge and intelligence, which we call elements. But thoughts have no soul and, therefore, no God power. knowledge is comparable to a computer, which has no soul but can calculate with logic.
However, the ferocious and wrong thoughts are more powerful than the computer. We can destroy a computer but it is difficult to erase a ferocious thought. No matter how much time has passed, these thoughts continue to exist, coalesced with thoughts of similar magnetic fields, and sooner or later, find an opportunity to explode and release their energy.
If we stop using a computer or if we have used it for too long, it breaks down by itself or crashes at the push of a button. All recorded materials naturally disappear. But there is no way to erase vicious thoughts. They do not disappear by themselves. Once they exist, they will continue to exist and develop into an atmosphere surrounding us, our Earth, our country, villages and cities. Then they turn into diseases, disasters or war.
What is disease? It is the atmosphere looking for similar thoughts and then entering their magnetic fields. This is what we call "like attracting like." The atmosphere waits until you have certain thoughts, or looks for those who often have similar thoughts and enters their magnetic fields as there is a gate. It is very easy for two of the same kind to mix together, penetrate our magnetic field, our brain, our nerves, and destroy our resistance. Then we get cancer, suffer neurological problems, or contract some disease that no one has ever heard of. It is highly possible that those with vicious thoughts generated bad auras in their past lives, and have, therefore, come back to absorb the bad atmosphere they had generated previously.
Therefore, we should blame no one. We created everything; however, we can avoid those things. For example, if we keep our body, speech and thoughts clean and pure twenty-four hours a day, bad auras cannot enter us. Things of different natures cannot absorb each other. When something different enters, it gets alienated, just like oil and water do not mix.
We spiritual practitioners can eliminate a lot of karma. We may have had vicious thoughts in the past, but we have less of them now. An atmosphere that would have penetrated us completely now only seeps in a little. Perhaps we will itch here or hurt there, or run a temperature for two or three days, but these will not turn into cancer. Or we may have a small accident. Maybe our car will crash but we will not die; we will only be slightly bruised or wounded.
Therefore, when we are in this mundane world, we should purify our body, speech and mind in order to protect ourselves. Once we go beyond the three worlds, there will be no problem. There will be no ferocious atmosphere. No one will have vicious thoughts. Only pure people can go there.