All along it was Master taking care of me. She manifested as the Quan Yin Bodhisattva, Amitabha Buddha and Shakyamuni Buddha to edify me; but I was totally unaware.
Some time before Master came to give the lecture in Singapore and while I was meditating, the manifestation body of Master suddenly appeared and smiled at me. I was shocked, as all I knew about Master was Her name "Ching Hai," and nothing else. I said to Master, "Hi! But I am not Your disciple!" I was afraid Master might have come to the wrong person. She said nothing but only smiled. She also appeared to my eldest son in his dream. On the same day, my son saw on the street the poster announcing Master's lecture. Since then, whenever I meditate, I always see the manifestation form of Master. Her light is extremely intense, which makes my body feel very light and soar upwards.
When Master was about to lecture at the Singapore Conference Hall, I was meditating at home and Master came into my vision. She took me inside a cave, where I saw a gigantic Quan Yin Bodhisattva in white attire. Later, Master took me to a higher level to see another Quan Yin Bodhisattva in celestial clothing. Master was also wearing the same clothing and sat in front of Quan Yin Bodhisattva. Together they radiated a golden light that filled me with ecstasy. After that, Master took me to tour the Himalayas.
I have never attended any lecture before I went to Master's lecture at the Singapore Conference Hall. I saw the lecture platform immersed in golden light, and Master looked very much like Quan Yin Bodhisattva. That evening, the same vision appeared many times. Though I didn't ask any questions at the lecture, all the doubts long in my heart had been solved by Master during the lecture!
Since then, Master often appears to me in meditation. If Master did not come, Quan Yin Bodhisattva would come and take me to Master. The Amitabha Buddha and Shakyamuni Buddha also did the same. I remember Amitabha Buddha once said to me, "Child, in this world, your Master is Ching Hai, and your closest kin is also Ching Hai." Shakyamuni Buddha--Lord Buddha didn't say anything, but He often led me to Master.
One day, Lord Buddha came again and took my soul up. I asked Him, "Lord Buddha, where are You taking me?"
He said, "I am taking you to Master Ching Hai." Then many Buddhas and Bodhisattvas appeared! Mansjuri Bodhisattva, Quan Yin Bodhisattva and Amitabha Buddha together told me, "Go! Go! Follow Master Ching Hai and let Her take care of you. Remember to follow Master and practice diligently."
Amitabha Buddha once took me to a superior level to visit Master Ching Hai. Master was sitting right in the middle of many Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Then, Shakyamuni Buddha told me, "Quickly kneel and pay respect to Master." From then on, I ceased to see the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas--only the inner Master appeared in my visions.
My life was all along relaxed and comfortable. I seldom went out, and I loved such a quiet life. Suddenly, my husband had to go abroad to try to solve his financial difficulties, and he entrusted all the construction work to me. Therefore, I was forced to sit in the boss's chair. Managing my husband's problems, both in business and finance, was a grave trial for me. However, with Master's blessing, I overcame them, and managed them properly.
One day, I suddenly saw the inner Master appear at my wisdom eye. I prayed to Master: If anything is about to go wrong, please help me to solve it. I could feel that Master's blessing power was especially strong. An hour later, a colleague in a panic told me, "This is a disaster! The workers are going on strike. The deadline for our work is only several days away. Should we fail to finish it on time, we will incur a heavy penalty!"
If I were still the person of yesterday, I would have been as confused and panic stricken as he was. Thanks to Master's blessing, I was as steady as a mountain. After some telephone conversations, I successfully talked with the workers! My colleagues said to me, "We are very lucky. When we need someone who is talented, they appear naturally. Furthermore, we always run into good people, while our former boss used to run into troubles everywhere."
I was grateful within for Master's help. Looking back now, I cannot imagine where I got the courage then. I had no experience in handling these kinds of matters at all.
Master had to use more effort teaching this stubborn child. Being a housewife, I was isolated from society; so Master arranged for me to socialize with people. Through my work, little by little, I observed the many aspects of life, and realized that life is ephemeral. The more I mix with people, the firmer my faith in the Truth becomes. The more I am forced to face the multitude, the greater is my desire to go home and practice.
Before the drastic change in my life, the manifestation forms of Amitabha Buddha and Master Ching Hai had taken me to a superior world to visit an ancient Buddha. The ancient Buddha touched my head and said, "Child, it is time for you to go home! Go back to the home of the Quan Yin Method. Follow Master Ching Hai and let Her take care of you." Having experienced the many aspects of life and communicated with many people, I found that eternity could only be reached through spiritual practice. I feel safe only when I am with Master.
My previous master told me, "Master Ching Hai is the most benevolent and greatest saint. I may object to you following other masters, but I am not worried if you are to follow Master Ching Hai."
After the initiation, I saw Lord Shakyamuni Buddha again in my meditation. Having missed Him a lot, I was delighted to see Him. He was sitting on a golden lotus seat, drifting towards me from a distance. When I looked again carefully, I found that it was Master! I understood instantly: All along, it was Master--She manifested as the Quan Yin Bodhisattva, Amitabha Buddha and Shakyamuni Buddha to uplift me; but I was totally unaware.