Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai, Auckland, New Zealand,
April 27, 2000 (Originally in English) Videotape No. 686
Q: From my understanding, the way to practice the Quan Yin Method is by meditation. I'm wondering how meditation can help change the world to become peaceful and in harmony - an ideal world.
M: That's the right question. Meditation doesn't change the world; it changes you. And then if everyone changes himself, the world becomes peaceful.
We only make war because we're not peaceful ourselves, because we don't know that the person next to us is God. We don't realize that we are God, and we don't realize that the ones we kill, we shoot, we torture, are also God. And that's why the world is not peaceful.
Meditation doesn't mean you just sit there like a statue. You have to really reconnect with God first; then that's the true meditation. Once that's taken place, your being is changed forever. You become a peaceful example of a walking God on this planet.
And even if you don't do anything, people see you and they feel peace. They want to be around you. They want to take advice from you. They want to learn from your example. And that's how the world will become peaceful. It's very logical, nothing mysterious.