My secret in spiritual practice is: There is no secret! (Master and
audience laugh.) I am really very naive! In the past, I gave myself
totally to God and to my Master when He was alive. After He was gone,
I began to regard everyone as my Master. I believe very much that
my Master takes care of me at all times. Wherever I go, He takes care
of me. No one can hurt me. Therefore, I trust everyone.
I treat everyone well, in the way I treated my Master, not because
I respect him as a person, but because I can see the Master inside
everyone. Very clearly I can see one's inner God Nature. I see God's
Light shining everywhere. All sentient beings possess God's Nature.
Everything is the manifestation of the highest Master.
But this you cannot imitate, because you have not yet reached this
level. So it is better to be discreet. I am still around! Having faith
in me is enough for you. If your heart gets too distracted, you cannot
practice with undisturbed attention. If you do not believe in me,
then sever the connection. Go believe in someone else, and serve him
with undisturbed attention. Follow his words. Try and see if there
are any results. It is better this way. Do not stand with your feet
on two different boats; you will fall into the sea after a while.
I cannot speak of the secret in my spiritual practice. The fact is
that I have no secret. Perhaps the only secret is my naivety! God
looks after naive people. Because they are as helpless as a baby,
everyone wants to protect them. When we see an abandoned and helpless
baby, we quickly pick him up even if we are not his parents. Seeing
him cry, we pat him. Seeing that he is hungry, we quickly feed him.
This is because a baby is too innocent and clumsy. Therefore, everyone
wants to look after him.
Perhaps my secret is just "naivety." When we are so naive,
God takes care of us. Then we are always by Hier side, because Hes
will not leave us. We are just too naive. We will die if Hes leaves
us. We look after a baby who is too little, innocent, and unable to
do anything, and are constantly by his side, protecting him twenty-four
hours a day. If we are like babies, then we are together with God
always, and everything is done by the "grown-up."
I rely on God's power to transmit the Truth to you. Everything I
do is done by God, not by this layperson. It is safer, because the
layperson may make mistakes, but God will not. As the saying goes,
"The wise looks like a fool." If we are foolish to that
degree, God cannot ignore us. Hes will do everything, and we will
When I was a disciple and was misunderstood or framed by fellow practitioners,
I would just ignore them. I thought, "My Master knows all. He
will handle it." I had great faith and did not complain or try
to explain myself. I completely placed myself - thoughts, words and
actions - and my life - past, present and future - in the hands of
my Master. So I felt safe, like a baby, without having to do anything
on my own initiative. Perhaps this is my secret. At that time I felt
very safe without having to take responsibility. Therefore, I was
very relaxed, with no sorrow or worries "because my Master knows
all. He is the greatest." I felt like that in my heart.
I have never felt sorrow until now. Previously things were perfect
when, as a student, I left everything to Master's arrangements. There
was nothing to complain about because I knew in my heart that He would
take care of me. This is the only secret I have: total faith. If you
do not have faith in me, then have faith in the highest God, the highest
Buddha. Hes can see all the actions of us sentient beings and will
take care of everything. Hes really will!