The Precious Gift of Being Human
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai, June 12 – July 7, 2006 (Originally in English) DVD #773
Do you see how many undeveloped souls there are in the whole universe? And humans are getting fewer and fewer every day. People take anti-baby pills and they don’t allow a soul to come down here to work out the karma and to go up anymore. It’s very difficult to become a human. It’s not easy. There are so many souls hanging around waiting to be human, and cannot.
It’s not only limited like this; the affinity has to be right. For example, if you want to come down here, your future parents have to have affinity with you, whether good or bad. The persons who have affinity with you can be your parents, but if they are already gone, then you have no chance to come down. It’s not like if you want to come down, you can come down. So if you have human life, if you have the opportunity to be human and you don’t work out your karma - if you don’t finish it and you don’t develop quickly to become a higher-level god - then it’s very difficult to get the chance to come back again. It takes a long time! You have to just sit. Nothing bad happens to you; you don’t go to hell; no one punishes you, nothing. But you just sit there and wait, just like sitting in kindergarten. Nothing happens to you, nothing good! And you’ll be very sorry.
So even in this physical life, if we suffer a little bit physically or if we have to do some hard labor or have suffering, misery, or anything like that, we still have to be patient and work it out, because the chance is very rare. Some people don’t come back to be a human for many thousands of years because there’s no chance for them to do it. To be in this life, you have to either meet friends or enemies or someone from before who had affinity with you in a former life, if they are now on the physical plane. And then you have to have their permission to be your parents or not, if they want to or not, because there are many other affinities that might take priority. The parents can only have so many sons or daughters! And nowadays, they take anti-baby pills, and then you have to wait longer. The list is long, no? You have to wait until that parent comes back again and has another five sons or five daughters again; then maybe it’s your turn, or not.