Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Anaheim, California, U.S.A., April 3, 1993
(Originally in English)
Q: Dear Master, when we have problems, how do we know which are fixed karma and which are tests from Master?
M: Actually there is no testing for us; we test ourselves. Just like when we have some hardship, we say, "Oh, God has tested me!" It is not true. It is because of our karma, because of our tendency toward the negative way that we experience hardships. So, the only way is to turn back to the positive, and then we will experience a different way. We can do this through self-discipline or prayer. Then we can turn everything into a better way. Whether it's karma or God testing us, it will become better.