Silent Tears
Format: Hardcover, 132 pages
Dimensions: 22cm x 22cm
ISBN: 986-81061-3-3


The new edition is written in both English and Chinese.
The poetry book includes colorful illustrations to share with the readers.

Silent Tears is a collection of poems written by The Supreme Master Ching Hai during Her years of hard practice in search of enlightenment. It is published at the request of Her earnest disciples, who wish to comfort and encourage fellow practitioners while walking the lonely path to the Truth. The two versions of this collection are English and Chinese. The English version was written by the Supreme Master's own hand.

Enjoy the poems

Whenever I am thinking of You
My thoughts come out in poetry.
O Beauty of all Beauties!
It is because Your Melody forever resounds in my heart.

My eyes seem forever moist
Before I even thinking of my Beloved.
You know why, Sisters?
It is because She is forever thinking of me!

In the morning
People would get up and watch the sunrise.
In the night
They enjoy looking at the moon and the stars.
But my eyes
Forever seek only your radiant form.

Once upon a time,
A true peace lover wandered around the many worlds
         in search of eternal happiness.
She walked over the face of the earth,
The suns, the moons and the clouds.
At last She found:
That it was all the while
Hidden in Her very heart.
Then She sat down
And was about to enjoy the new found Bliss.
But suddenly She looked down:
And saw countless beings were still groveling in darkness,
For they were searching for happiness without,
Just like Her before, erring over millions of ages.
Her tears were then rolling down...
      One drop,
      two drops...
      and many more  ...
Each drop became a shining Jewel
      and soon the firmament was studded with glittering tears
      which are the stars today;
They are too shy in the day
      and too restless in the night
      to go to sleep.
For all peace seekers,
The stars are there to light the Way
And to remind them of the Compassion of a holy Sage.