Before initiation, I had heard about "oneness
with the Universe," but did not understand the term's true meaning.
And after initiation, I repeatedly heard Master discuss the topic, but
never did it have as great an impact on me as on July 28, 2002, when
fellow initiates from San Francisco and other cities were blessed to
see and hear Master in an Internet videoconference. During this short
but cheerful communication, Master again elaborated on the concept of
"oneness with the Universe," emphasizing the profound impact
that practicing the Quan Yin Method has on our world and the entire
cosmos. All of today's global advancements, She said, are directly associated
with the blessings that spiritual practitioners bring to the world.
Our diligent cultivation not only brings about a smooth and happy life
for us, but also benefits all of humankind. And as the number of Quan
Yin practitioners increases, the world will become increasingly uplifted,
so that in the future, the Earth will be elevated to the level of other
more advanced planets, and we will be able to communicate with them
directly. Thus, Master again assured us that the Quan Yin Method is
the world's peerless spiritual method!
After listening to Master's discourse, I was very happy
that I had reached a deeper understanding of the idea of "oneness
with the universe." It comes to mind that many phenomena in the
world may be cited to illustrate the theory of "oneness with the
universe." In fact, all things in the universe have their special
characteristics and reason for being, and play different roles as arranged
by God. For example, a car's engine, tires and steering wheel and all
of its other components are indispensable parts of a whole, and they
all play their own functional roles in making the vehicle run. So, no
matter how efficient its engine is, the car cannot move if its tires
Also, if we look at our bodies, the so-called "temples
of the soul," we can see that they each reflect a miniature universe.
When we listen to lighthearted music, our hands naturally want to clap
and our feet want to dance; when enjoying delicious food, we naturally
feel satisfied; after watching a horror movie, we become excited, have
nightmares or perhaps are unable to sleep. Some people are even inspired
to commit crimes by crime movies! Thus, any physical dysfunction or
impurity in our bodies, speech and thoughts will affect our whole being
and bring us suffering. On the other hand, if everything is normal and
pure, we will be happy.
This awareness has helped me to better understand the
meaning of the term "oneness with the universe." I have also
realized that everything Master has been telling us repeatedly is the
Truth and is beneficial to us. Spiritual practice can benefit the whole
universe because we are all integral parts of it! Nothing in the universe
will vanish just because we are "blind" to it, nor will the
eternal Truth be distorted or impaired by our "ignorance!"
All we have to do is follow Master, practice diligently, keep our faith
in God, and elevate our spiritual level, and sooner or later we will
return to the eternal Homeland long yearned for by our souls, and resume
a state of oneness with God!