If we enter the new enlightening age or not, it's up to you to decide. It's not up to me or anyone to say. If we all enlighten or many of us enlighten, we will enter a new enlightening age. Otherwise, it doesn't matter who predicts what and who decides what age we are in, what is the use? We are still living in darkness.
Many of the so-called clairvoyants and prophets anticipated that many grave disasters would simultaneously happen in the world. In different countries and at different periods of time, different people have had the same vision. Those people could really see into the future, they were not just remarking casually. However, perhaps we are practicing well. Our practitioners are in many countries, setting up big group meditation centers. Grouped together, our power is very strong. So I think the world can still be saved. If we sincerely pray for something together, or practice together, we can generate an enormous atmosphere of peace, and it will have a great effect.
We can change, change our world. We can save our world, instead of killing others for our own survival. We should rebuild our way of life - live a moral life, be a vegetarian, cultivate ourselves mentally and physically and there will be immediate results. Our world will be changed at once! If everybody is planting trees instead of cutting them down, then we would be saved very soon. Within ten years, the world would never be the same, without any problem. Truly there is hope, but only with the cooperation of everyone.
Q. How do you see peace being established on this planet?
M. When everyone turns to their God-like nature again: do all good, think all good, and speak all good. Then it will be peaceful. Otherwise, there is no solution. No other being can give peace to you. We have to tune into peace, and live a peaceful life, and become an example of peace. When we become a living peace on earth, then there is no more need to talk about how to establish peace.
In this age of many troubles and disasters we also have great hope, because God has ordained many saints to come into our world and their messages are almost identical. They say that we should seek the Kingdom of God first and then everything else will fall into place. Normally, we try to take care of worldly problems first, we take things into our hands, we try to run the universe, but we always feel very disappointed. The best political leader can only satisfy people temporarily and bring them some kind of material comfort. But we cannot take care of the whole world just with our political skills, or any other abilities. That is the problem. No matter how good our intentions may be, we have to first seek the Kingdom of God, the supreme power within us, and we are connected to it. That is why it is said, "God made man in His own image." Image doesn't mean our profile, body or way of life. It is the image of the invisible power that we are made of.
Even though we are enlightened, we cannot change the world. We can only reason and bring people into changing themselves. Therefore, we have to begin with ourselves. We cannot sit and wait for miracles. No one can change the world, not even thousands of Buddhas or millions of Jesus: They would have done it if they could. Miracles do not happen in this way, where karma is concerned. We have to clean ourselves. We have to bathe ourselves. The best doctor can only give us medicine, but cannot take it for us.
We can save our world, instead of killing others for our own survival. We should rebuild our way of life, live a moral life, be a vegetarian, cultivate ourselves mentally and physically, and there will be immediate results. Our world will be changed at once! If everybody is planting trees instead of cutting them down, then we would be saved soon. Within ten years, the world would never be the same, without any problem. Truly there is hope, but only with the cooperation of everyone.
Therefore, I hope the people of the world will wake up quickly. I wish you would spread the message to everybody, telling them to save this earth together. Otherwise, what should we do! Heaven only accommodates the virtuous people. If the earth doesn't exist anymore, where will all the not-so-good people go? Therefore, we must spend some effort for the less desirable people. This planet earth is very precious. Should God wish to punish it, destroy it, there is nothing we can do but to comply with His will. However, if it still can be saved, then we should save it. It is because this world is a very good school, where many souls can come to learn and grow.
We are the co-workers of God. We have not yet achieved the wisdom of God, so we should respect His plan and His design because He is the 'Supreme Boss'. He knows what to retain, what to take away, what to repair, and what to destroy. Even if He destroys something, He makes it again; but when we destroy anything, we cannot make it again. That is the problem. It is because we are not wise enough and not powerful enough. Should we one day reach God-realisation, then maybe we can talk about destroying and creating with our own hands.
God truly only gives comfort. If at this moment He gives us some sorrow, it is to remind us of the ephemeral nature of this world, and to remind us that we have to get back into the safety of the fortress, of the Kingdom of God. Anytime we forget God again, He will remind us. He will remind us in a gentle way first, and then if we do not listen to this gentle advice, He may push a little harder until He pushes very hard. So if you are now not pushed so hard by God, please don't wait until He pushes hard; and if He has already pushed you hard, please come back quickly to the Kingdom of God and enjoy all the comforts He offers inside.
Humans are powerful. They could be the Buddha or they could be a demon. As a Buddha, they could save the whole world. As a demon, they could destroy the whole world. Until now, we have been afflicted with many problems. Some mentally unbalanced people have created wars, or invented some bombs, much of which destroy the wealth of the world and people's lives. Sometimes we think a bomb is nothing, to destroy a city is nothing, etc. So much money and effort is required to build a city. If the city is destroyed, the economy of the nation is affected, and pressured. Rebuilding the city entails great pressure. It is a tremendous burden to the economy of the nation. So, there are natural disasters, earthquakes, typhoons, bombs, and strange diseases. Don't say the whole world is destroyed. It is extremely disastrous if only one third or a part of the globe is affected. The situation will deteriorate with a chain reaction.
Therefore, I hope the people of the world will wake up quickly. I wish you would spread the message to everybody, telling them to save this Earth together. Otherwise, what should we do? Heaven only accommodates the virtuous people. If the Earth does not exist anymore, where do all the not-so-good people go? Therefore, we must spend some effort for the less desirable people.
This planet earth is very precious. Should God wish to punish it, destroy it, there is nothing we can do but to comply with His will. However, if it still can be saved, then we should save it. It's because this world is a very good school, where many souls can come to learn and grow.