Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Laiyi Center, Pintung, Formosa, October 24, 1993
(Originally in Chinese)
We are born from God, and we are one with God. No matter how long we have run around in the cycle of transmigration, thinking we are heterodox or orthodox, we have never left the Tao (the Truth). Heaven and hell are also in the Tao; they are only a little distance apart. Just like a wave in the sea, sometimes when there is a strong wind or when the Earth moves vigorously, the wave will rise higher. Actually, it is still linked with the sea, still on the sea surface, still one with the water. It might think that it is great and no longer has any relationship with the water, yet when it falls down, it still has to go back to the water in the sea or river. This is very logical. Of course, the sea wave doesn't understand these things. It just rises and falls innocently, so it has no karma, and will not have to transmigrate. It doesn't know what transmigration is.
It is all because our mind is too complicated, thinking we are incurring karma, that we are separated from God, that we are sinful and lowly human beings. Then, we forget we are forever with God. If, after we die, we have no such concept about transmigration, and have no greed, we would float as if we were in the air, and definitely would not transmigrate again. We transmigrate because of our senseless concepts; we cling to the mind and keep trying to grasp anything that it desires. The soul and the mind are connected. In order to experience, the mind says, "We have not yet finished with our game!" Then, both of them have to come back. When the mind has learned all its lessons, and the soul is aware, then they will not come back to learn again. We are tired of this world even before we leave. We have enjoyed everything and have no more attachment. We have realized it thoroughly: we are tired of fooling around here life after life. Then this time, we definitely won't have to come back again.
~ The Supreme Master Ching Hai
Our last moment's thought is very important. If all you think about is misery, you will go to hell. If all you think about is Master, happiness and bliss when you are with the Master, you will be in Nirvana in no time. So that's the secret.
Just remember God. Even though you don't see Hirm, Hes is forever merciful. Hes is not a vengeful God; Hes is not jealous God; "He" is forever loving, "She" is forever loving and forgiving. So, at the time you die, you must remember that God is the only one, and God is forever loving you. Just remember this so that you can go directly to heaven. Do not believe in hell; do not believe in punishment from God. God loves you always, no matter who and what you are, because you are Hirm.