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Spiritual Information Desk
Q: Can an initiate's child learn the Convenient Method when he has already received half-initiation? How old should he be to learn it?
M: Don't teach children to meditate. Children may not learn the Convenient Method. If the parents are initiated, their children may receive half-initiation at the age of six or above, and full initiation at the age of twelve or above. Otherwise, they have to wait until they are sixteen to learn the meditation. (That means only those aged sixteen or older may learn the Convenient Method.)
Q :Can one meditate for more than half an hour if one is practicing the Convenient Method?
M: One daily half-hour of meditation is enough. It is safest this way. If one wants to meditate more, one may request initiation. For Convenient Method practitioners, thirty minutes is good enough. It means thirty minutes in total a day. It doesn't mean thirty minutes per session, or thirty minutes in the morning and another thirty minutes in the evening.
Q :The third level is the world beyond cause and effect. Does that mean that one is completely beyond karma once one attains that level?
M: One doesn't have the past or future karma anymore, but will still have the fixed karma. Some of our Quan Yin Method practitioners have already attained the third level, and they are still in this world because of their fixed karma. But when they meditate or sleep, they are in the third level; this is just like having dual citizenship in this world.
Q: :Does that mean when one reaches that level, one will not be affected by one's doings or incur karma?
M: Even when you have gone beyond cause and effect, if you deliberately commit new karma, or kill a person, you still have to bear the consequences.