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What is in a Name?

Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Malaysia, June 4, 1993
(Originally in English)

Q: Why do You ask us to sincerely recite "Namo Ching Hai Wu Shang Shih?" Is it the only way to be saved and liberated, or is it a form of self-glorification?

M: "Ching Hai Wu Shang Shih" is not my name. It's the name of the greatest Creator, the Father. I'm Hiers daughter. I just have the same name. It is just like if you are from Mr. Wang, you are the daughter of Mr. Wang, and then your name is also Miss Wang. "Wu Shang Shih" is not my name; it's your name also, but you don't know it. You deny your glory; that's your problem. Don't ask me to deny my glory.

But I don't ask you to recite "Ching Hai Wu Shang Shih." It's my disciples who ask you to recite it, if you want to. It's not an obligation. They recite it and it helps them, so they want to share this goodness with you. Take it or leave it. It doesn't glorify me any more, because I'm already glorified. I know my glory. I don't need you to praise me.


~ The Supreme Master Ching Hai

Every time we remember God, every time we remember the holy names of God, we are empowered with purity, holiness, and blessings.




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