IS QUAN YIN METHOD?
method is transmitted without words. If we use language to become enlightened,
we are still in the intellectual realm and the mind will be wrestling
and all this is very tiring. So I don't teach you a kind of mind-wrestling
method because I think that we're tired enough from working
every day and struggling with our problems so there's
no need to go home, sit cross-legged and wrestle again! You've
probably heard that there are different methods leading to enlightenment,
and indeed there are several. However, there's only one
that can lead you to the highest enlightenment. You can take different
paths at the beginning, but you'll have to take this one
to reach the top. This path must include contemplation of the inner
Light, and of the inner vibration that the Bible calls the Word.
So, we get in contact with this Spirit, which is a manifestation of
Divine Light and vibration, and by doing so, we know God. In fact, it
isn't really a method. It's the power of the Master. If
you have it, then you can transmit it. The Method is a transcendental
one that cannot be described by our language. Even if someone describes
it to you, you won't receive the Light and the vibration,
the inner peace and Wisdom. Everything is transmitted in silence, and
you'll see your old Masters like Jesus or Buddha. You'll
receive all that you need to follow in their footsteps, and little by
little you'll become Christ-like, and you'll
become one with God.
thought I would share with you a little secret technique that I've
learned and mastered, and maybe it can help you use your own greatest
power to help yourself, your friends, your relatives, your nation and
greatest of all, the whole universe. Because I've seen
with my awakened eyes that all beings in the universe are linked together.
We're all of the same essence, we're only
one. I haven't read it from books only; I've
seen it. Therefore, if you think that you're still in
misery, that your life isn't smooth enough, that God has
forsaken you, and that you haven't seen God with your own eyes, then
please let us help you find God.
I encountered this easy technique, I had tried many other techniques,
like the Secret Doctrine of Tibetan Buddhism, the Thai the Burmese,
etc. It was so complicated and boring for me. Maybe I'm
too small; maybe for you it isn't too tiring. But it was very time-consuming
and you needed a lot of equipment and instruments in order to carry
out this type of practice, but not with the Quan Yin Method. I found
out that it was easier than anything else. You can sit in a train, in
a bus, in a park, anywhere, and you can be in tune with God's power.
You feel the protection and you can see God face to face. You may be
in contact with Jesus, Buddha or whomever you love most in your heart.
They'll appear to you, and they may teach you something,
they may protect you, guide you and hold your hand so your life will
never again be lonely. But even this is not the highest state. The highest
state is that you become like Jesus, and then you have all the power
to save the world and to be safe from the misery and the round of birth
and death. You become all-wise, all-knowing and omnipresent.
I give you the Quan Yin Method, you meditate, you try to search within
yourselves to find what kind of power you have, what kind of capability
you have forgotten, how much intelligence you have used, who you are,
and what kind of position you have in the universe. You search and search
and you'll find it.
Master Ching Hai, my question is two-fold. First, can You give me a
brief description of the practice that You teach? Second, can You imagine
any conflict between this practice and others?
A brief description is that I will show you how to concentrate yourself
in order to contact this Heavenly God power or Light within and hear
the inner Word or the Word of God within. That's basically
the so-called method. But to do so I don't use any language. I may talk
to you and explain to you all different kinds of Heavenly scenery, or
different levels of consciousness, and so wherever you are, you may
know what your level is. I may explain all these outer things, but the
method is transmitted in complete silence. When I'm silent,
that's when I transmit it to you, and then you'll
see the Light and hear the Sound. And now that I'm talking, you see
nothing, and you hear nothing. So the method is actually no method.
It's the transmission of the inner power from person to
person, from heart to heart. Therefore in Zen we call it "Ying
Hsin" (Chinese). It means "heart stamp." "Heart"
means our power, our inner Wisdom, not this physical heart. Therefore
there's no method to talk about really, except that when
you're in contact with God, you can transmit it. He allows
you to. But then whatever it is you see, you'll get enlightened.
You'll see the Light, you'll hear the Sound,
you'll see some Heavenly abodes. You may see Jesus, you
may see Buddha. You may learn with them something of the ancient Wisdom.
And that's a benefit of the method, a success from the
method, but the method itself is no method. It's only the silent transmission
of the Light.
Master, could You please explain the origins of the Quan Yin Method
of meditation and how to practice it?
As I've mentioned earlier, it comes from God. It comes
from God knows when, from time immemorial, since creation began. Since
we began to play the drama of life, God has granted us this way to go
back to Hirm. That's where it began. And as to how to practice, I'll
explain to you, if you're interested, in greater detail later if you
stay behind. It needs to be explained more in detail so you won't
be confused at home if I'm away. You have to know at one time and forever,
and then you'll never forget it again. You can do it all yourself at
home, whether the teacher is dead, alive, there or here, or never seen
again. So you have to learn carefully. It doesn't take long, maybe a
couple of hours to explain everything, but it's for life.
we don't have very much time. I just briefly tell you that the Quan
Yin Method is not really a method; it's the inherent power
that's the power of God to prove that we're God. Because
we have that God power, at the time of initiation, the Master just helps
you to remember it. And remember you will, immediately, and then you'll
feel it. You'll feel the power; sometimes it shakes you.
But later on, you'll calm down because you know you're
God. In the beginning, it might be exciting, but later on you'll
say, "It's okay, so what? Everyone is God, no big deal."
are the steps to enlightenment, and what level of enlightenment does
this technique take you to?
M. It will take you to the source of all beings, where you came from,
and where all beings will return. Between this earthly level and that
absolute level, there are five levels of consciousness, or different
planes of existence. And if, through the practice of the Heavenly Light
and Sound and with the guidance of an experienced teacher, we pass through
these five levels, then we'll arrive at the house of the
Masters, where all Masters came from and return after their mission,
and where we also will come from in order to help other beings, should
we desire to return to earth, or to any other earthly planet in the
universe. So the first step is to get initiation, and then, everything
else will come.
THE "WORD," THE INNER VIBRATION
time immemorial, music has been a must to humankind. Even animals feel
attracted to music and plants are supposed to grow faster with it. Thus,
if the outer melody is so important to all our lives, the inner Celestial,
wondrous Sound is even more enchanting, and full of grace and blessing.
fetus, while in the mother's womb eats nothing. Inside there's
no air, no sunlight and he doesn't seem to mind at all. The reason is
that he's in contact with the inner wondrous Sound, the
source of all love, bliss and power. The fetus grows at an incredible
pace under such conditions, and if it were to continue, he would be
as tall as the sky after he was born. But after his birth, he's
disconnected from this vibration, and he cries at the first contact
with the outer world. No child has ever been born laughing. It's
because he feels a great loss as the Sound is severed from him.
There are two kinds of sound: the worldly sound, and the supra-worldly
Sound. The worldly sound is very important to our sensual and mental
comfort, but the supra-worldly Sound draws us back to God.
Heavenly Music spoken of in all the Holy scriptures of different religions
such as the 'Word' in Christianity, the 'Shabd' in Hinduism, the 'Heavenly
Music' in Chuang Tse, the 'Tao' in the Tao Te Ching, etc. are the only
real teachings direct from the Kingdom of God. They are the language
of universal love and great intelligence. All teachings come from the
Silent Sound, and all languages come from this universal language. That's
why high level initiates on this path speak all languages within the
soul sphere. That's the level of the Master, the one who
has mastered the language of the Kingdom of God. We all possess this
wisdom, the wisdom to understand all things above this shadowy world,
to be omnipresent and to function as the most perfect being in the universe,
if only we desire to remember again what we truly are.
Word or divine vibration is mentioned in all religions. We call it Yin,
and others call it the Celestial Music, the Logos, the Tao, etc. It
vibrates within all life and sustains the whole universe. This inner
melody can heal all wounds, fulfill all desires and quench all worldly
thirst. It's all-powerful and all-love. It's
because we're made of this Sound that contact with it
brings peace and contentment to our heart. After listening to this Sound,
our whole being changes, and our entire outlook on life is greatly altered
for the better. The wondrous vibration will cleanse off all undesirable
traces of 'original sin' or what others call 'karma.' It's
like a mighty river carrying along with its current all ugly garbage.
inner Sound is the great creative force of the cosmos. It sustains and
nourishes all things. Its manifestation in the outer world can be heard
in the natural melodies of the wind, water, birds, etc., which are the
lower manifestations. There are however more subtle and higher sounds
that are inaudible to our physical ears because they vibrate at a higher
rate than our material world. The way to these higher dimensions lies
in the Sound itself, which we follow back to its original source. To
hear higher sounds and see higher worlds, we must open and develop our
higher senses. And to do this, we need a guide, a Master of the Way,
who's like a travel guide who knows what lies ahead. Religious
scriptures only describe these worlds, just like a land map. To really
know the land, we have to get there in person. When we have a guide,
it's quicker and safer for us.
the Buddhist scriptures it's mentioned that the Buddha
speaks only with one language, but every being can perceive it according
to his own understanding. Now this language is not ordinary verbal language,
it's a kind of sound, of inner vibration, that everyone
can use to communicate with each other, and the Buddha can use it to
communicate with sentient beings. If we think that it's
the language of our world, then it's impossible. Because
no matter how intelligent the Buddha is, He can only speak one language
at a time. And it's impossible for all beings to listen
to all languages at the same time, including animals and lower beings
that also understand it. So this must mean the Word in the Bible. Also
in Taoism, in the Tao Te Ching, Lao-tzu mentioned that this name we
cannot name; the Tao cannot be explained, we can hear it without our
ears, we can see it without our eyes, we can perceive it without our
sense organs. Now this Word, Sound or vibration, is the creative force
of the universe. All the scriptures, if you read them carefully, mention
this Sound, this so-called inner music.
now, if we somehow can get in touch with this Word or Sound Stream,
then we can know God's whereabouts, or we can be in contact with God.
But what's the proof that we're in contact
with this Word? After we're in contact with this inner
vibration, our life changes for the better. We know many things we never
knew before. We understand many things we never thought of before. We
can do or accomplish many things we never dreamed of before. We get
mightier and mightier until we become almighty. Our being becomes more
capable and more enlarged until we're everywhere, until
we become omnipresent, and then we know that we've become
one with God.
one who comes into contact with this Sound or Word will fail to experience
a great change in his or her life. This is what we call an enlightened
person. The more we're in contact with this Sound, or
the Quan Yin Method, the wiser we become, the more saint-like we become,
and the less vexation, attachment, anger, hatred, and lust we'll
have. We'll have more freedom, more love and peace, more
wisdom, and everything we wish to have, including a more comfortable
life. We won't only develop spiritually, but also materially, and in
all aspects. We'll feel much different than before.
our poor worldly language, every time I would like to speak about this
great treasure within us, I feel ashamed of doing such a poor job. But
I somehow have to try to convey a part of this great Wisdom so that
you may feel interested, and find it out for yourself, and then you'll
know it for yourself without any language.
What's the relationship between the Divine Light and the
The Light is meant to show us the way back to God, and the Sound is
meant to pull you upward. It's like the light and the
engine of a car; the light is to show you the road, the engine is to
take you on the road. Whoever asked this question must have some experience
you practice the Light and Sound? Who's your Master? Do
you want to say? An Indian Master? You don't know his name?
How does the inner Sound bring you to liberation?
Because the inner Sound is God. If you know the Sound, it means you
know God, you get nearer to Him. And coming near to God means you get
away from demons. It's a simple thing. To be near to God
is to be liberated, or to be near to Buddha. To become Buddha means
to be a liberated soul, to be free from bondage, to be free from birth
and death. That means liberation. But there's something
more concrete; that is, when you get transmission you immediately transcend
death. And that's what we call liberation. Yesterday I gave transmission
to about thirty persons, and some of them experienced the death experience.
That's what's called being born again. Except thou
be born again thou shall not enter the Kingdom of God. So what
is being "born again" or "I die daily?" One of the
Catholic saints said, "I die daily." What does it mean that
I am dying daily? We're living, and he said he's
dying. He said he dies a hundred times daily. That means dying while
living. You die but you don't die. You just transcend the limits of
death, and then you live forever. Once the fear of death is transcended,
is understood by our own very weak and scared soul, then we're
forever eternal. We're normal, and we're
immortal. That's what he means. Yesterday, a fellow practitioner said
that when he meditated just a few seconds, or minutes, he immediately
saw the Light and the tunnel; you know the dark tunnel, and inside there's
Light. And he flowed through it like sailing on a boat. That's what
he said. Now what is that? You've seen on TV and you've
read books about people's near death experiences, haven't
you? Yes. And they see this great tunnel, and then they have to float
through it, and then they see a great beam of Light, and then someone
explains to them that they're dead. But yet their time
hasn't come, and they have to come back to the earth again,
and so some of these persons come home. One said she cried off and on
for two weeks because she had to leave that wonderful world and come
back to this terrible one. Is that not so? Yes. That's
the limit between life and death. And some of these people experience
that while they're near death. Because they've been virtuous,
when they die they can immediately go to the region of Light. But this
region of Light is not the highest one, may I tell you. There are some
others that are higher. But this is only a kind of frontier between
our world and the other worlds. It's just the beginning
of the other worlds. The other worlds are higher, higher, and higher,
with limitless spheres of Light. And the higher you go, the more speechless
you become. And there's nothing to say any more and nothing
to talk about. Except that some stupid ones like Master Ching Hai like
to convey this to others, and then She can't even say
much. But I talk about this because yesterday this man and some other
men experienced it. They transcended the limits of life and death. They
died and came back again. They had the same experience as those recorded
by doctor so and so, who wrote about many hundreds of near death, or
dead-and-come-back-to-life again patients' experiences. So this is what
we call being born again, or transcending life and death, or being free
from life and death. Once you know how to die while living, you'll
fear death no more, and you'll know how to do it any time. And when
your earth time is over you'll know it even in advance.
Your Master will come and tell you, "Three more days, and your
time is up. Or in a week's time we'll go to another place
so please prepare. So if you owe people money, give it back quickly,
or your children need something, insurance, life insurance." We
have to take care of these kinds of things. A Master will take care
of you, every minor detail, after your initiation. And that's
his or her job. He does a lot of work, even paperwork, bureaucratic
work. Because we live in this world with many complications, the Master
can't avoid taking care of even these things, even though
that isn't his job. But without that the devotee can't
be free. So we often hear of transcending life and death, being free
of life and death, and we don't know what it means. It means exactly
that. At initiation you transcend and you know what life means, what
death means, and you have no more fear.