Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai, Cape Town, South Africa,
November 27, 1999 (originally in English) Videotape No. 669
Q: Please explain twin souls and the male and female aspects of oneself.
M: There's no such thing as twin souls. We're all separate. But sometimes we encounter someone who's very compatible with us, and we call that person a soul mate.
If we've been working, living with and loving that soul for a long time before, in different incarnations, then when we meet this so-called soul reincarnated again in a different body, we feel a sense of familiarity. Because we did things together all the time before, everything is easy; everything is compatible; everything is harmonious.
So that's what we call a "soul mate." We encounter it all the time. And people who have encountered this so-called soul mate are happily married to each other, or they become a very good sister and brother together, or a good parent and child together. The relationship is very good. This is what is meant by a soul mate.
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
April 14, 1993 (originally in English) Videotape No. 352
Q: Is there such a phenomenon as soul mates in this world? If so, what is its spiritual significance for the people involved?
M: A soul mate is someone that when you meet him or her, you feel a very great attraction to each other and you both will be able to complement each other in life and especially in the spiritual process. That's what's called soul mates. But in the world of non-duality, there's no soul, there are no mates; it's just the terminology of this world. So whoever you feel is very attractive to you and very helpful to your daily life activities as well as spiritual endeavors, then that's your soul mate while we're here, if you need a mate at all.