Seven - Day retreat at Hsihu, Miaoli, Formosa July 29-August 6, 1989 (Originally in Chinese)
Once in a while, we should get together to meditate and recharge ourselves, then we will be full of light and love. And when we go home, we can benefit the society, the country, and our relatives and friends.
Hsihu, Miaoli, Formosa February 18, 1990 (Originally in Chinese)
During group meditation, the power is enormous. Even if our spiritual level is very low, it will be raised to a much higher level after we have joined in group meditation for some time. On the other hand, even if our level is high, not going to group meditation will push us down to a very low level. This is because in this world, we are reliant on and related to others; no one can accomplish anything alone. It is the same with spiritual practice. It will be wrong for us to think that we can be successful in spiritual cultivation by practicing alone; it only shows our ignorance and low level.
Japan, March 12, 1992 (Originally in Chinese)
When ten persons meditate together, they receive ten portions of merit, which, added to their own portion, will make eleven portions. Therefore, when we go to group meditation, the merit we derive far exceeds that of practicing alone at home for days, months, or perhaps years. It depends on the number of people attending group meditation. Therefore, the larger the number of attendants and the longer we attend group meditation, the greater will be our spiritual change.
Melbourne, Australia, March 14, 1993 (Originally in English)
It is very, very important that you come to meditate together, because the power is greater; and you sit longer and are more stable when you are in the company of others. That's why Jesus said, When two or more sit together in my name, I am with them.