in the Golden Age is an ideal anthology of insights
by Supreme Master Ching Hai to accompany you on the journey of life.
most of us would agree that we should try our best to be good citizens
of the Earth, in this series of teachings Supreme Master Ching Hai
suggests that we should aim even higher and strive to tap into the
great cosmic energy so as to live the essence of our real Self.
Only then, She says, will we be able to truly help ourselves and
others to resolve life's problems and become effective sojourners
on our planet. The idea of accessing cosmic energy is not far-fetched
because this power exists within each of us. If we know how to find
our true inner Nature, we will be able to "return to the Golden
Age." In Her words, "Maybe we should go back to the Golden Era of
ancient times when God and humans lived together, all the fairies
could talk to us in our own language and instruct us on how to have
a better value of life, and everyone looked upon enlightenment and
wisdom as a very natural way of living."
elaborate on this point, Master states, "There are two kinds of
Golden Age. One is an individual golden age at any time, at any
age. Another is when the whole planet's consciousness has changed
together into a higher level of consciousness. At that time the
whole planet, or almost all inhabitants of that time the whole planet,
or almost all inhabitants of this planet, will enjoy a similar consciousness
of bliss. And that's what we call the Golden Age of this planet."
may not be able to recreate such an era for the whole of planet
Earth, but we can always decide when to begin experiencing our own
personal Golden Age. In Living in the
Gold Age Supreme Master Ching Hai promises us that all
of humanity is able to have direct contact with God and thus begin
a glorious new life. So this way of being is not a utopian ideal
but a way of lifestyle anyone can immediately realize.
author of this anthology, the Supreme Master Ching Hai, attained
complete enlightenment while in seclusion in the Himalayas. Later,
at the earnest request of Truth seeker, Supreme Master Ching Hai
began teaching the way to immediate enlightenment-- the Quan Yin
Method, a meditation technique focusing on the inner Light and Sound.
Since the 1980s, Her spiritual teachings and personal example have
helped countless individuals around the world to develop their potential,
elevate their consciousness and enrich their lives. Master's message
is relevant to all because it concerns ways to make humankind happier
here on Earth.
the past two decades, countless talks by Master that address audience
members' varied cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds,
have been recorded on video- and audiotapes, CDs and DVDs. (These
include public lectures, question answering sessions in group meditation,
conversations with disciples and interviews by journalists; altogether
there were more than one thousand such recordings.) Due to space
limitations it was necessary to be selective about material included
in this book. Thus readers are invited to check the references at
the end of each volume for further resources by which to receive
added blessings from Supreme Master Ching Hai.
this series, Master's talks have been organized under themes such
as life and death, altruistic love, health, work, parenting and
romantic love, with each volume being devoted to one topic. Master's
teachings cover a wide range of issues, from the origin of the universe
to love and friendship, from war and peace to the inner struggles
of individuals working various professions, from history and the
art of leadership to pet-care techniques. However, these texts are
not conventional "how-to" manuals. For example, the section
on health contains no specific details on how many cups of water
to drink daily to maintain optimum well-being. Or, in the section
on romantic love, no step-by-step guidelines on solving marital
problems are provided. In the section on work, there is no section
by which to become a millionaire overnight. Instead, in these absorbing
and often impromptu talks readers will find new insights for living
that they may use in their own fashion and thereby more readily
solve life's problems.
As Supreme Master Ching Hail says,
"The true teaching is always beyond language and you always
know it. You know it inside precisely, perfectly, without any explaining,
without exchanging words." Yet Master's ideas may be viewed
as guidelines. Like a finger that points to the radiant moon, Her
words point to enlightenment, and so while perusing the Living
in the Golden Age series, reader will find that through a
self-realized great Master, a seemingly unreachable ideal has become
vivid and tangible.
you read Living in the Golden Age
with an open heart and find for yourself the wellspring of eternal