Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.,
October 30,1999 (Originally in English) Videotape No. 665

Q: I want to know the difference between the wisdom in the wisdom eye, the wisdom in one's heart, and the voices in the mind?

M: The mind has no wisdom. It just records what you encounter every day, or what's been put into it. For example, say that your mother kept telling you, "Don't eat ice cream, because, because, because..." So whenever you see ice cream, your mind starts screaming and you don't eat it, "...Because, because, because..." It's just like a record player.

And the heart is not a wisdom center; it's a center for feeling. That's why when you love someone, you say, "Oh-h-h-! It's an affair of the heart. " The wisdom center is here. (Master points to the center of the forehead) Because we are in a physical body, I have to say it's somewhere. The wisdom center is not in there, of course. But if you are in the physical body, you have to find it in there. Inside the middle of your brain, there is a spot. That's to start with. And later you find out that you are everywhere. You are the wisdom; you don't need to find the wisdom. But you have to start from somewhere. The heart chakra is functioning for some other reason, not for finding wisdom. And besides, the real heart is not the physical one that's pounding in your chest.