*My dearest  Master,after initiation,if I'm asked or required to cook meat for my family,what shall I do?Please enlighten me on this. Thank you!
You are vegetarian,that is your right. But your husband has also the right to choose what he wants to eat,even if it's poison. Because if you don't give poison to him,he will sue you!That's the trouble. And so,if you cannot talk to him about the vegetarian diet,the benefit of being a vegetarian,or a loving way of life - if he doesn't agree to it - then you must cook meat for him,all right?
*Dear Master,I always wonder how to love others wholeheartedly and vice versa.
You mean how others will love you wholeheartedly?(I think so.) Well,that's not your business. You can love people,but people might not love you. So,the best thing is to just love them,no expectation. Then we will not feel hurt. But it's difficult in a marriage.
Well,it's very difficult to love some people that you do not know. So,the best is you love someone that you know,wholeheartedly and devotedly as best as you can,sincerely; no need to show off too much. But if you love someone,just say so,and show it,because sometimes people think “I love him,” “I love her. I don't have to say it,she'll know,” “he'll feel it." Feeling and hearing are different.
We have many organs -smelling,seeing and hearing,so they love to see,hear as well. Even if you tell your husband a hundred times a day,he'll probably still like to hear it more. Especially women. Women are supposed to be the beautiful sex,the beautiful side of nature,but they're very insecure,so the husband should say "I love you" every day,the more the better.
Say it with a flower,with a diamond if you can afford it,with gold or whatever,with love,with words,or with sometimes,just some small things,like what she wants. She loves these clothes or even a T-shirt,and print a big heart on it and bring it home for her.
Print her name on it - capital letters!And then the family will become happier. Some people think they don't need to talk about it because probably to the woman,for example,most men do not show emotion. But this is why sometimes the marriage doesn't last,or will not feel very solid,does not feel very secure,because the husband does not show it.
And it is better we show each other that we appreciate each other,before it's too late. Most of the people wait until the person is already lying in the coffin and come there with a big flower - the bigger,the better.
Sometimes you put money together to buy a very big one and put it in front of the coffin,and cry their heart out,"Oh,before you died you did this and this,and I did love you so much and so..." Who's hearing?Nobody. Maybe the soul is still hanging around,and then that makes them even suffer more and say,"Why didn't you say so before?Then I wouldn't die so early!"
But then probably it's too late; the body's already nailed in the coffin and the silver cord that connected the body and the soul is already broken,so they cannot fix it again. Up to now I have not heard of any specialist who can fix the silver cord. And,therefore,if the person really dies,he dies. Except those who die,what they called “near-death experience.” Clinically dead,but not really dead.
It means the silver cord which connects the body and the soul has not been severed. So anyhow,if you love someone,show it,all right?Just love those you know. Love your family members wholeheartedly and sacrifice for them whenever necessary,and do everything you can in your power to help them and to let them know that you love them.
And to other members of mankind,you just show your love universally and help whoever needs your help. And that is the way of love.You don't have to hug everyone on the street,just to show your big heart. I have a niece,she does that. My niece,she has no father and mother. She's an orphan but she hugs anybody on the street. All the children,the dirty and the beggar,or anybody,just smile and then she'll come and hug them. You can do that if you want to.
When I see the poor people,I like to hug them more. I don't know why. Something pushes you,something inside just makes you feel you want to do it and you don't even think,you can have no time to think about it,at that moment. But when I see the poor person -not only money but their fate,their miserable condition - I don't mind anything. I could kiss them,hug them all day long,no problem.
Or the prisoners,sometimes,the people who are more dreaded,I just don't think. I cannot think anymore at that moment. I just feel they need something,they need my love. ButI've just something urging inside,makes you do it spontaneously,and that is the time you should show. At that moment,it's really true love:you cannot reason anymore; you cannot tell you to stop or you cannot tell you to do it; you cannot tell you why you hug him. No more reason. No more thinking. Just do it.
Such a kind of happening,that you know that is the true love. This is the spontaneous love. There's nothing to talk about. Otherwise,if we sit here and reason about how to love people,that's nonsense. You can't teach anybody to love anybody. So try your best. And you can write a name on love. Go around and show it.
 *Who is God?How do you define Hirm,if possible?
God,Hiers name is G-O-D. That's the English people's name for Hirm,and there are so many other names. Some people told me that it's a “She,” it's not a “He.” So what can I do about it?Should I tell you that's a “She” or should I tell you that's a “He”?If I tell you that's a “She,” the men won't like it. If I say it's a “He,” the women will complain. Only I know; if you ask me about my experience,I can vaguely tell you. But,otherwise,I have no hundred percent definition for you about God. As far as I know,God has two aspects - my own experience,what I see inside - God has two aspects,invisible and visible.
Invisibility is the power that embraces the whole universe. Everywhere you will sense this power at work. Otherwise,the tree would not grow, not from water alone,not from sunshine,not from fertilization but from this God power. That's why sometimes some people can hear trees talking together.
Or,you can see the plants,the vegetables,when they're ripe,they say,"Please come and eat me so that I can make evolution." That's how they grow,they transform. Besides all the trees and all the things in the universe,there is a great power. Besides our physical body,besides the things we know from the worldly knowledge,from our teachers and friends,there is a great power which knows everything before learning,which existed before we were born,and will still continue to exist after we die. This is what we call the invisible aspect of God.
It looks after all things silently but mightily,very powerful. And the other,visibility,aspect of God is that when this so-called power manifests in a physical world,or in another less physical world in the universe,for the benefit of the race of the people of that planet or that plane of existence. And that time we can see God in flesh or in whatever form that this power chooses to condense and manifest at that moment. At that time people say,"God has come to Earth." For example,like people say Jesus is God,or Buddha was a manifestation of Vishnu-Vishnu or Brahma are the Gods in India -so at that time they say,"God manifests Hirmself and dwells among man."
And also,when we go to some higher plane of existence. For example,now we're living in the physical plane of existence so everything is physical. Everything we can touch,everything we can see,we can catch. This is called physical. And another plane of existence has no physical appearance. So sometimes if you go to their level,you can see them just like I see you now.
But if we,as a physical person,come up,we cannot catch them,we cannot see them. Sometimes they stand in front of us,we cannot see them. Even as some people practice in this physical body,but they can also disappear into the non-physical dimension. This happens. This happened in the ancient times,this still happens now,and it can happen again also in the future. It depends on God's will also.
Sometimes the whole group can disappear together. They can stand in front of your eyes but you cannot see. But some of the people choose to remain in the physical dimension,even though they themselves can also disappear and finish with the physical illusion. But they choose to remain for the sake of other people who remain. 
So now,let's come back to the higher dimension. If,suppose we go to the higher dimension,now or when we meditate,we may leave the physical body or we may disintegrate -take the body away,disintegrate your still body and go to the higher dimension - and then you will probably sometimes see the manifestation of God,personally. That's when we call it a personal Goda visible aspect of God. That is in a higher dimension.
Hes might manifest to let you love Hirm. Or,if you love God or Hes loves you,to show. But the highest aspect of God is the invisibility. You cannot know,you cannot talk about it,you cannot understand it,but we can feel it,we can appreciate it - only during the contact with this power,through meditation or deep prayers,some kind of sincerity. And another visible aspect of God is when God manifested on Earth,like inside,within Buddhaor Jesus,or Muhammad,or other masters.
We have so many religions on Earth and so many revered masters of the past,present and future,we can't list them all. That would be endless. But just some of them left their name,left their print,in the sand of history,like Jesus,Buddha,Muhammad,Guru Nanak,and the Jains religion. So,at that time,we say God descends on Earth and becomes visible for us so we can talk to this God power through a frame of the physical body.
But that person is not really a mortal like us. That person is purely a manifestation of God. At that time,we can say God is visible. That's according to my experience. But,God is too vast. We can never talk enough,so I make it briefly.
The only thing that makes you satisfied is that you have to know it yourself. It doesn't matter how much water I drink,you would never quench your thirst. I can describe all day long about how good the water is,but it won't make you happy. So that's why we have to tell you how to contact God through the method of the holy Light and the holy Sound inside. Then you can experience for yourself.
*Dear Supreme Master Ching Hai,last night my family and I attended your lecture,and this is the first time that we have. Thank you for coming to Singapore. During the night,when I was sleeping,I felt some movement in my forehead,wisdom eye. After a while,there was a high rushing sound and I was a bit apprehensive. It lasted for a few seconds. Master,please enlighten me more on this experience. Thank you!From a Convenient Method member.
*That was an enlightening experience.
I think the Master power blessed you. Visions usually happen to people when they go into deep meditation,somewhere. And with a different method also,they can experience this too. Some people sit for 40 years or something; then they get such experience as you had last night. Last night you sat here only four hours - and hardly four hours from here to home?- the 40 years are condensed into four hours. It's not bad. It's a good business,good business bargain. Many people have such experiences when they go to listen to a lecture of some master.
*On my first visit to the meditation center,I viewed the Master Ching Hai's videotape. Suddenly,there was music and bright,golden light. What is it?Please enlighten me.
He doesn't know? What is it,the golden light and the musical sound?
*Yes,the inner Light and the inner Sound.
Just enjoy it. I think it's free,free “electricity.” Everything from God is free. And even electric bulb here,even the small bulb costs money,but the big golden Light never costs anything. But it's nothing,just the beginning. If you continue with us,you will see more. You will see the whole universe. You'll see many different levels of Heavens,and you can go to hell,just for fun,and then help some people suffering from hell and then you can take them up.
So,the Light is just the beginning,just a sign for you to come back to your real great Self,and then there are many more on the road of enlightenment,on the way to God. You will enjoy a lot of things. And we can be of benefit to our brothers and sisters,regardless of the blood tie.
*Dear Master,on Sunday night,I dreamt about you very vividly with a group of people queuing up to see you. When it reached our turn,you held my sister's hand and my sister held my hands. You told me to get initiation. Being the first time to come into contact with a spiritual Master,I do not understand what you meant by initiation. Please forgive me and explain it to me.
*The initiation is the Master opening up your wisdom eye. That's it. It's as simple as that; but there are instructions.
You see,because you need some proof for the inside. First time you've seen such a group,they all talk on and on all the time about the Supreme Master this and that,and so you don't feel like it's very convincing. So inside,unconsciously,you ask for proof,"Master,if you're really a Master,please come and tell me something. Do something,otherwise,
I won't come again." Maybe like that. It's a challenge. So probably the Master power has to manifest something in your dream and let you know that your time is up,you should come for initiation so that people can show you the way Home. You should not stay further in this world.
*The second part of that: Last night when I went back after seeing you,I felt that my whole body was very light. Master,please advise me what I should do when my family circumstances do not permit me to take a full vegetarian diet. I'm married,with a small girl. Thank you!
Then you can start slowly. You can take up Convenient Method which does not require the full vegetarian diet,until your family circumstances become better. And you can talk slowly to your partner,then pray to the Master power to help you. And then,if you're sincere,it will be done. The obstacles are there for us to be strong. Don't you see the people with the racing cars?They put a lot of obstacles on the road.
Not because the board of directors are very cruel people,very fierce people,or have malice towards you. It's just the game is like that.  So,obstacles are there for us to train ourselves. Never be afraid. Have to always face the obstacles. This world is a great school for us to train,to become useful and strong,mighty angels. Otherwise,if the God-Father doesn't let us come here,we can also be spoilt kids and just stay around in Heaven,flying around,plucking flowers,listening to musicand hanging around everywhere,and do anything you want.  But because we want to improve,we asked God-Father to have a school for us.
Therefore,in this school,everything is harsh,everything is competitive,everything is a struggle,everything is an obstacle. Don't blame it. Just fight. Struggle for it. That's what we are here for. And do not wait for all the situations to be smooth and everything good for you and then you don't train yourself; you don't become a mighty soul. You're untrained gold. You're just unpolished stone.
It doesn't matter how precious,just unpolished,no use. Therefore,everything in this world is really a challenge for us. If we know how to conquer them,then we go up to Heaven,a mighty leader spiritually,and then we will discover many more values in the spiritual dimension,which we don't even know. Even if we stay with God forever in eternity,in pure happiness,we would not discover that because we have no motive to discover,have no pushing motive behind.
That's why we come to this world. Because if you don't get initiation now,you don't get liberation now,next life you're born again. You will have another husband,or maybe two,or maybe three,you never know.
At this time,you ask permission only from one and rub up with only one,and struggle with only one. Next time,maybe you're born in Tibet where a woman has seven husbands,or eight. So now,what will you do?So,fight now. Use everything you can. Use your intelligence. That's the way it works.  That's how you get wise and strong.
Don't rely on anyone else except yourself. And the Master is within you all the time,whether you know it or not. Whether you're initiated or not,the Master is there. It's just that you don't recognize it. So,pray. Pray sincerely and do your best. Try your eloquence.
If you cannot win this battle,it's a shame,because mostly women win all the time. Even you read the newspaper,General Cédras,he respects his wife very much. Mr. Carter says it,not I say. After all the big talk about politics and war and peace,and all that,and he says to Mr. Carter,"Okay,now,why don't you go home,talk to my wife. She's the one who decides." Can you believe it?
It wasn't decided until ex-President Carter came to the house of the general of Haiti and talked to his wife. Even he admitted,"My wife is the one you have to convince." So,they talked to her,then everything's okay. Can you believe the power of a woman?You do?(Yes.) From history,we learnt many lessons - that women are the ones behind everything.
*Dear Master,we Earth people eat two types of food here that grow from living things - plants and animals. What are the foods our neighbors take out in the universe?
On some of the planets,they don't eat. Even some of our planet's people don't eat. They don't need physical food. Some do need physical food like us,but some other planets,they grow different things. Sometimes it looks like our vegetables,but some other planets grow other things which don't look like our vegetables but still have a lot of nutrition.
Most of the advanced planets - those with UFOs and things like that - they're all vegetarians. They don't eat meat. None of them.All the meat eaters,they exile them to this planet. That's why our planet is full of meat eaters. Everybody that eats meat has a choice: vegetarian,you stay up; meat,go down.
Some of the people on our planet,they don't even eat also. They can live from air. They're called breatharian people. We are vegetarians,they're breatharians. That means they eat air. Really. It is nothing mystical. You can do that.
So,many people also go on diet for months. Recently an Indian,buried himself for one month,in a coffin,with cement,everything,until one month,and then they bring him out,he's still alive - no eating,no breathing,no air even. Just temporarily suspended. The heart stopped,breathing stopped - very fine breathing,you cannot suspect it. Even if you put toilet paper here,it will not move. That should be called a kind of suspended animation.
Because they don't breathe so hard the way we breathe,they can stay for a few months even,sometimes years without food,without anything. And many people don't have to bury themselves but stay without food. In the Himalayas - plenty. They don't wear clothes even. Life's more simple. I've seen some of them in the Himalayas.
No problem. I've seen people also walk on water. No problem. No big deal. These are many arts we can learn,if we want to. But it take about 25 years to learn; you will walk on water. I prefer that you meditate and contact God before you die. If during the 25 years you die,and then you can't see God and you can't even walk on water yet,it's troublesome. So many magical things you can learn,but it takes a long time. But wait until you go to the other planet.
I can talk about anything but you have never seen it. How do you know?Some of you went to other planets?Crystal Palace and things like that?Those people who live in a crystal palace,they don't eat the way we do. Also,they eat very little,even if they do eat. Just a very small portion and they are full all day,and they have a lot of energy. They don't live from food alone.
*Can you explain what we can see at the middle of our galaxy?Is there reference to the third level of our consciousness?
You worry about everything - from other planet's food and to the middle of the galaxy. Even with the most powerful telescope,you cannot find out where the galaxy ends and where it begins,let alone the middle of it. I think you better stick yourself firm to Earth and then learn the Quan Yin Method,and then you can go and find the neighbor of the universe.
*Dear Master,according to your lectures,during Quan Yin initiation we can see Lights and hear Sounds immediately. (Right.) Whereas,if we were to be initiated by other methods,we will have to learn over a long period of time before seeing any Light and hearing Sounds.
However,according to my experience,when I did yoga meditation the first time,when I went home and meditated,I saw different Lights. And when I attended the Eckankar meditation group,I heard different Sounds during the first ten to fifteen minutes of closing my eyes. Until now,I could still hear the Sound. My question is: Is this a good sign?How do I improve?Thank you.
Eckankar also teaches the Quan Yin Method. It's a different name for Quan Yin Method only. So,of course,when you see the same master,you experience the same. I do not say that all other methods don't have it. Even last night I told you,when you meditate,and sincerely,sometimes you're in deep meditation,you see the Light and the Sound,and also sincerity.
But most of the time,it's not guaranteed immediately you can see the Light and the Sound. Maybe you see it accidentally. And even like last night,many people just listened to my lecture and they already had experience. There's no need to do even yoga or even to do anything else because the blessing power is very strong in the Quan Yin Method group. Like the Radha Soami,they also teach the same Quan Yin Method also,or Yogananda.
Other than Light and Sound method,it's very difficult to get the experience. I say that because we all know that. Because many other people also study with a different method,and they - sometimes for 20 years - they don't have any experience of the heavenly Light and Sound,and when they come to get initiation,they have it right away. So,I say according to the experience.
But,of course,there are exceptions. You can ask many other people who follow different paths and learn for yourself. Of course,you're a lucky person and maybe you have already met other master before and you got a lot blessing already,and then when you go to any group,you also see Light and Sound. For example,those people yesterday,when they came home and they saw some experiences,and they saw Light. Many people are like that. Sometimes they don't talk about it.
So,when they come home,they will experience Light and Sound while they're sleeping or while they're quiet. And it happens that the neighbor comes by,and then they probably say,"Oh,the neighbor comes and blesses me. That's why I see the Light and Sound." It's just an accident. Just that they get blessing from the Master.
A real saint,a highest order saint,he is like the Buddha,he is like Guru Nanak,he is like Jesus Christ. They are the saints of the highest order. How do we know that?We know from the examples of their lives,we know how they save sentient beings,we know how they liberate others from the bondage of birth and death,of suffering and misery.