Since the ancient times till now, spiritual practitioners are liked by everybody, either good or bad , because they have more universal love which can be extended to every sentient being. All of us need loving power. The more practitioners practice,, the more loving power they will have. Therefore, we say, Jesus Christ is universal love and Shakyamuni Buddha is compassion. Universal love and compassion are the same. They are the most important lessons for us. We are born into this world just in order to learn this love and nothing else.
Spiritual practice is to develop this love; to attain buddhahood and the Tao is also to develop this love. This love is Tao itself. Some call it “Tao”, some call it“loving power”, they are all the same. Because loving power is not the small personal emotions , it influences the whole world. We live in this loving power everyday. Without this loving power, the universe would have been destroyed. If we want to have this loving power, we should practice the Guan Yin Method, which will help us to gain and experience it; otherwise, we will be living in this loving power every day without knowing it.