If you ever want to be a Buddha, it’s just because of your compassion. Because you see all beings suffer so much and you wish that you could have some power, so you can help somehow. That is the only reason that you want to be a Buddha.
Not so that you go out and lecture or have a lot of disciples worship you, making you a lot of offerings, offering to build houses for you, etc., become famous, become like a big shot, or being worshipped, being believed in, just for the sake of being big, then it’s wrong. Then it is your fault, that you deserve any demon that comes to you, any at all or all of them.
Don’t ever want any fame in this world. What for? How long will it last you? To be famous, I told you already, it’s a nuisance. People will be envious of you. They’ll try to make trouble for you, harm you. You always, almost like you have to always run for your life. Truly, it’s like that. Especially if you are not in the political arena; you don’t have a bodyguard; you don’t have anything. It’s not a position to desire, to have, to be envied. Never.
Cast it all out of your mind. Just meditate to improve yourself and cast out whatever undesirable traces you think are no good for your practice. Pray always for protection and help, so that your ego will not harm you in any way. So that your compassion will grow and grow and grow. So that wherever you go, your spiritual blessing and power will influence people for the better; will help them in any way, in some way, with or without your knowledge.
If you’re good, people will be blessed. Just like the sandalwood tree, it will just give fragrance. A rose will give you beautiful kind of fresh fragrance and make you feel good. The rose doesn’t boast of her fragrance or children. The sun doesn’t keep claiming his benefit to the world; he just does.
Same. We spiritual practitioners must have only one goal in mind: that’s to benefit others. A small way, a big way, whatever way we can. Better we don’t even know it, so our ego doesn’t make our nose become higher.
And I told you already what I wished. I wished I could help the worst kind of suffering beings. The worst suffering persons or beings, without me even knowing it. I didn’t want to know about it. That’s what I wished, and I was only 20-something. I did not practice the Quan Yin Method yet. So, if you practice many lifetimes, you will not forget your goal. You come back again, you do the same again. You understand? You will just want to help others. At that time… Many, many years, I never told anybody, but I thought now I could tell you; maybe a good example. This is all we should wish for, really. Because my wish really came true. So, I’m happy to tell you that if you really wish like that, it will come true.