Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 4, 1993
(Originally in English)
Q: Master, You said that only a Living Master could lead disciples; so, my question is what will happen to Your disciples when You pass away?
M: I don't "pass away" because I was never "born." It is just my physical instrument that gets rotten sometimes, just like your car after twenty years. We are always connected with each other spiritually. We are not the body. You and I are not the body; therefore, after you leave the body, your body is still there but it doesn't function. So, you have to understand that basically, we are not the body. I just borrowed the body to connect you with the spiritual Power. Once we are connected, we'll never be apart, and even if my body passes away, you are connected. That's important.
We are not the body. And in the True Self, the big Self, we are all together as one.
~ The Supreme Master Ching Hai