Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 4, 1993
(Originally in English)
Q: Do You love Your students equally, regardless of their levels of attainment, or do You take care of Your students even if they do not practice well?
M: That means you want to come (for initiation) and you're already prepared not to practice well. You want to get assurance from me, right? You should not come with this attitude. You should come with a very determined mind to do your best, not always expecting something, but to offer, because this business is for your own sake.
Of course, I love my disciples equally, if that's what you want to know. But that's my business. Your business is to do your best in order to get the best out of yourself, not for my love. Even if I love you, and you are lousy and your level is low, what's the good of that for you? What you get is important for you whether I love you or not.