Why is it that being extremely poor or exceptionally successful cannot help one reach ultimate liberation? Supreme Master Ching Hai reminds us to stay alert to “Maya’s trap” and to always develop our morals wisdom and love. The biggest difference between Buddha and Maya is not power but love. That is why with our spiritual practice we should keep the Five Precepts and develop our compassion kindness and care for those who suffer. The human body is precious; we thus need to do our best to preserve planet Earth so that more fellow humans have the chance to correct their mistakes and practice spiritually. In this way future generations can continue on with a virtuous way of life. Extending the planet’s life does not mean humans can avoid all disasters. We need to care and protect this Earth with real actions creating a wonderful world where societies are affluent and all beings live together in peace.

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