Have you heard of this lady called Ching Hai? She claims herself to be a spiritual teacher for something called the “Quan Yin Method”, which I swear she made up, even though she claims she didn’t, but rather “knows it”. This is what she actually claims about her teachings.
“This method has existed since the beginning of time, when the universe was first formed. And it will always exist. It is not a method; it is like the way of the universe, a universal law that we must follow if we want to get back to the Origin, back to our true Self, back to the Kingdom of God or our Buddha nature.”
She also claims that her teachings are found in the Bible, along with various other religions under different names, and all the world’s spiritual/religious literature. Am I the only one who feels suspicious about that, like any religious/cult leader can claim that?
She even claims she attained enlightenment in the Himalayas. I keep seeing posters for her organization’s media campaign, “Be Green, Go Veg, Save the Planet”, in Carmarthen, Wales. What’s going on there? For a spiritual teacher, she sure has a lot of organizations designed to spread her teachings, and a lot of clothing and jewellry designed by her. Oh, and she supports many vegan restaurants.
Yep, I never trusted her. Why? She’s a snake-oil dealer, con artist, and a poser who does nothing promote herself and grab as much money from ignorant fools as possible. For starters, she calls herself “Supreme Master”; that alone gives off a suspicious signal. That’s not all, though. She tries to declare various days “Supreme Master Ching Hai Day”, she has her own propaganda TV channel, she has her own corporate entity engaging in various media and publicity campagins, such the previously mentioned “Be Green, Go Veg, Save the Planet”, and her religious organization seems to be nothing more than a business enterprise, like the Qigong organisations in China in the ’80’s and ’90’s. Also, she seems like an egomaniac. I mean, why else would anyone create two organizations just to create awards for her, and even manipulate a United States official into posing as the president of one of said organizations.
I think I’ve said enough, other than why would anyone buy into this?