both types of music were part of the major theme of the One World
of Peace through Music concert in Los Angeles last year. During
the concert, I was immersed in the beautiful melody and almost
forgot that I've had the experience of seeing a mountain but not
as a mountain and seeing water but not as water.
the middle of the first part of the concert, the master of ceremonies
said that they had a surprise for Master. Eventually, the surprise
was to invite Her to sing Her song "Farewell." Master
humbly said that She had just finished a retreat and Her voice
wasn't good since She had had to speak a lot every day.
to refuse the appeal, Master did sing the song impromptu, but
when She sang the high tones, Her voice was obviously husky from
overwork. After She finished, I, whose English isn't too good,
vaguely understood the master of ceremonies to acclaim that it
was amazing for Master to finish the song impromptu. "It
was truly a masterpiece," exclaimed the MC. I could no longer
hold back my tears, since I had heard the most beautiful sound
in the world. Sensing a true Master's love and a saint's totally
unselfish sacrifice, I thought, "It's beyond a masterpiece!"
recalled that in the past two and half days during the retreat,
to satisfy disciples' yearning, Master had tried Her best to come
to the meditation hall and give lectures for each section. Due
to inadequate space on the second day, Master arranged to see
disciples sorted by languages and had answered questions for each
group until midnight, totally neglecting Her tiredness.
group meditation last night, when I remembered Master's sacrifice
and devotion to us, I once again couldn't restrain my tears. I
believe those heavenly beautiful sounds from the Concert will
forever stay in the memory of all our brothers and sisters.