Disclaimer: The translations are not official nor endorsed by 2OR, so please just treat it as a ‘fan-based’ translation. The Buddha-Dharma is profound. No matter how you convey it, it won’t be completely perfect. Because the Buddha-Dharma is an experience, it’s an awakening 【佛法深奥无比，怎么写，都不会是究竟圆满。佛法是一种悟】. Please enjoy, and I hope it serves as a good filler until the official English version comes out.
In this chapter, we will continue the discussion about the power of intent. It’s very simple. For example, if a person had done a lot of wicked deeds, then many people would curse and hate them. This curse and hate can be viewed as radiation of negative energy from the people to the evil-doer. If this negative energy is greater than the evil-doer’s protective energy field, it will harm the evil-doer. Another example is if a guy has a high level of self-confidence, but everybody around him says that he is immoral and untrustworthy. Eventually, his level of self-confidence will drop. When his energy field is incapable of protecting him from the negative energy emitted from others, what would happen? He might become mentally sick. Or, in the worst-case scenario, his lifespan would be shortened.
If a person possesses a strong energy field, even if there are people scolding them, they will still have a lot of supporters. So the effects of the negative energy inflicted on them aren’t obvious. For example, if somebody entered into a presidential election, even though there will be people who hate him and disapprove of him, but because he has energy, he won’t be shaken. Then, how do they begin to lose supporters? It’s because a just cause attracts much support while an unjust one finds little. That’s the principle. Even if that person hasn’t fallen yet, because there are still many people who curse him, the karmic retribution might occur on his descendants instead. A lot of people might have done a lot of evil, but they might have helped some people too. So even if a lot of people curse them and scold them, they won’t die, nor would be encounter misfortune. But the karmic retribution would happen to their descendants, so their descendants would be the ones who meet with a mishap. Many people ask, “I was born in a privileged and wealthy family; why do I have nothing now? Why are there so many bad things happening to me?” That is why.
A person’s consciousness is a kind of invisible energy generator that generates energy in the form of power of intent and willpower. “I must do that.” “I must be like that.” In reality, these thoughts are waves of energy emitted from your consciousness, just like brain waves. A German Scientific study shows that when a person loses their temper, if you view them using infrared and ultraviolet ray filters, then you would see their head as though it’s churning out lightning. In other words, when a person loses their temper, their brain waves and thoughts would form waves of energy. These are forms of dark matter which scientists have researched.
Master tells you, energy waves transmitted could affect and change an object’s state of existence and direction of development. Because your mind possesses these energy waves, you could affect your current state and direction of development. For example, your current physical state is one that is inflicted with cancer. Your current state is now undergoing an unfavourable period of luck. You are going to die very soon. But because you generate strong energy waves, “I won’t die. Guan Yin Bodhisattva will show mercy towards me; She will definitely save me. I have done many wholesome deeds; I will definitely succeed.” When this kind of energy waves manifest, it could change your fate.
People’s brain waves are very powerful; it’s just that they can be big or small depending on the person. A person with strong powers of intent could change the state of things and affect other people’s thoughts. If the person was strong enough, then they could even control other people’s consciousness. Take a look; negotiators who seem to have a strong aura are all confident. “I must persuade this suicidal person back to us.” Before the suicidal person is about to jump off the side of the building, the negotiator who’s standing at the balcony keeps talking with the person so that they gradually change their mind. They keep talking so that could gradually control the other person’s energy field. Then, in the end, they say, “Come back down, if there’s something you want to say, we can say down here. I can promise you that it will go things your way.” The other person trusts the negotiator, so they come back down. Why do so many women listen to men? It’s because the men’s aura is greater, so they trust him. “You can be rest assured to follow me because I will love you for the rest of my life. I will never abandon you.” His aura is strong, and so she married him.
You are now reciting the ‘Heart Sutra’ and the ‘Great Compassion Mantra’, so other men would not be able to deceive you easily. If an uncultivated person came up to you and said, “Relax, if you’re with me, you will never face hardships again.” When you look at them, you know that they aren’t capable because your energy field is greater. So you won’t trust others easily. If your mind doesn’t have power, you would quickly believe what other’s are saying. People who have the power within their mind knows what to do. “Did you know that you can do this?” You would be thinking, “Are you joking? How would I not know?”
We have a fellow Buddhist who have a weak aura and doesn’t have a particularly strong consciousness, and he doesn’t earn money easily. He got a call that said he had won 100,000 yuan, and he truly believed it. He even asked Master whether he recently had wealthy luck. He replied that he would lose wealth. In the end, he was scammed for 6000 yuan. It’s because Master that these things would never happen. Because your aura is weak, that’s why you’ll get scammed. Why do women get cheated by men? It’s because men’s aura is typically stronger than women. Why do men listen to some women? It’s because the women’s aura is greater than the men’s. The principle is like that.
Master tells you, if somebody could control your thoughts and consciousness, and they easily persuade you, it means that their energy is stronger than yours. When people see this, normally, they would think that it’s the result of human factors. But in reality, it’s the law of energy fields. Many people say something like, “I shouldn’t have gone.” In reality, even if you don’t want to go, you will still go. That is a definite result of the effects of energy fields. Take the example of share trading. After the share price has risen to a certain level, some people will think about taking profits and sell their shares. After the share price has dipped to a certain price range, many people would start to think that it’s time that it will recover and the bull market manifests.
Regardless of what you do, if another person’s consciousness controls your spirit and thoughts, similar energy fields will also affect you. A lot of people speak with power and energy. It implies they can control other people’s willpower. It can be good or bad. Master asks you, Hitler was evil. At the time of the Second World War, when he was on the stage, didn’t he speak with a lot of energy and power? In reality, if we view him now, we could see that he was deceiving the civilians. Isn’t that right? But his energy field was great. Even a demon has power. When you watch movies and watch the battle between good and evil, isn’t it like that? When Hitler was giving a speech on stage, it stirred the audience. His energy field had completely occupied the thoughts of the listeners.
A person’s energy field is very powerful. When they are determined to do something, “I must accomplish it,” at that moment, the energy manifests into a form inside their mind. To make an analogy, if a person does all kinds of evil and their influence is very strong, the people around them would hate them deeply yet helpless. Those who were victims or hurt would subconsciously think that the person would get karmic retribution sooner or later. If one person, then two people, then one hundred, then one thousand people and more thinks the same way, their brain would generate energy that would be emitted into space. This energy would gather and create a negative energy field directed towards that evil person. Eventually, the energy of that person would grow weak because a lot of people are against him. Do you understand?
To illustrate this with another example, at home, if the child has more contact with the mother than the father, when both parents argue, the child would always side with the mother to fight against the father. Then when the father sees that his influence isn’t enough, he then takes the child to go shopping and buy toys for him and play with him more often. So then, if the parents argue again, and the mother says to the child, “Child, isn’t your father in the wrong?” The child doesn’t speak. Then if the father goes and buys more toys for the child, eventually the child would say, “Mother, you’re also in the wrong.” The mother’s influence and energy had been taken away.
Everybody possesses an energy field. If everybody treats you badly, your energy field would be weakened. If everybody shouts hateful words at you, hates you, or looks down on you, you wouldn't dare look at others when you walk into a group of people. That’s because your energy field is weak, so you’re afraid of having eye contact with others. So you would go to place discreetly and find a spot far from the crowd to sit. Master tells you if a person is attacked by people around them, and if everybody says they’re bad, then that person’s positive energy would weaken, and their negative energy would grow. Then they might fall ill or get into an accident. That’s why if you could keep your body in good health, then you are keeping your positive energy and sense of righteousness strong. Master talked about awe-inspiring righteousness before. That’s why people who have good physical health and are righteous wouldn’t get hurt by other people’s curse. Because you have never hurt others and you have never badmouthed somebody behind their back, nobody will curse you.
That’s why it’s important to maintain one’s energy from waning. Although we can’t go against the natural law of birth, old age, illness and death, you still have the ability to slow down the inevitable process. If you cannot keep your energy in good condition, you would soon be inviting your demise.
Different consciousnesses would gather into a collective energy field in accordance with the constant changes in decision-making that humanity makes. Why is it that when two or three people get together, they will form into a collective energy field? That’s because when one person doesn’t have enough energy, he would go to others and say, “Hey, let’s discuss how we can deal with this. If all is well, let’s cooperate. We will definitely succeed then.” As a collective, they become a strong force. Football teams are an example of a collective energy field. If one of the players hog the ball to himself and tries to score independently, he would never win. He must depend on and coordinate with his other teammates. When they get on to the stadium, aren’t they all confident? Before the match, they all form a group hug, and they all encourage each other to boost each other’s morale and energy.
This collective energy field can sometimes have a direct effect on humanity’s development. Everybody’s decisions create countless intentions, and this leads to endless potential consequences. Many people end up with a bad outcome because they overthink things. Ultimately, it’s all about what kind of decision one makes. If one makes the right decision, their life will be peaceful and blessed. If not, then they will encounter endless misfortune. That’s because one’s energy field may resonate with external negative energy fields. Master wants you to follow the path of Buddhism so that your energy field will keep on resonating with compassionate and wholesome energies. You must fight against negative energies and get rid of them. Then you will succeed.