00303 Out-of-body Experience Is Different from That of Tathagata
00303 Out-of-body Experience Is Different from That of Tathagata
No. 00303
Category / Lecture Tours
Event date / 1987.12.04
Place / (Formosa/Taiwan) Tainan
Language / Chinese
Time (mins) / 1h07m47s
Publication No. / Tape-CE14/"The Immediate Key of Enlightenment", Chinese version(vol. 4)
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  • Summary

Why doesn't Master teach the out-of-body method? What is the difference between the out-of-body method and the Quan Yin Method of ultimate liberation? The so-called out-of-body experience is our astral body going out of the physical body; this can be done without much high-level spiritual practice. The real Self is still locked in the astral body. It cannot be omnipresent.

The high-level spiritual journey is the level of Tathagata. It can be present everywhere. At that time, it becomes the "Universal Door" and becomes the "Quan Yin Bodhisattva." It can hear from all the places and can reach anywhere in the universe. To practice the Quan Yin Method is to achieve the level of Tathagata, instead of leaving the body behind and visiting different places with a spiritual body. Many people teach similar methods which look alike, but in fact are different. We should be very clear about the purpose or the outcome of certain spiritual practices. Is it the ultimate one or not?

  1. How many layers of spiritual clothes do we have? If we take off each layer of them, what will the soul become?
  2. What is the level of Tathagata? How can we determine whether we have attained the level of Tathagata or not?
  3. According to the Diamond Sutra, if a Buddha, Bodhisattva, or Arhant thinks that he/she has attained the level of Buddha, Bodhisattva, or Arhant, then he/she is still not the real Buddha, Bodhisattva, or Arhant yet. Why, sometimes, don't we know it when we have attained the Tao?
  4. Is the Astral world similar to our world? What is the highest level that the mind can record?
  5. Why do Quan Yin practitioners sometimes forget all about their experiences to high-level places after they come back? How can we know that we have been to a very high level?
  6. Since our souls are locked inside our physical body, how can we expand spiritually?
  7. Is death the same as out-of-body projection? How is the death process and state of experience different for a Quan Yin practitioner and a person in general?
  8. What is the damage to spiritual practice if the soul goes out of the body frequently?
  9. What are the ways of an enlightened Master's manifestation? Does the manifested body look the same as the physical body? Why can some non-practitioners also see the manifestations of a Master?
  10. Why do some people progress quickly and others progress slowly in spiritual practice? What important attitude should a spiritual practitioner have?
  11. Why does Master encourage us to read books of spiritual practitioners or stories about saints?
  12. What is the law for spiritual practice? What is the secret to progress quicker in spiritual practice? What should one do to have the greatest merits?