On Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the New Land in Taiwan, also known as Formosa, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai kindly further explained to the gathering of our Association members, about the dangerous and unsafe method of physical practice, as it was a question still lingering in people’s minds.
2019-10-13 2644 Views
In Her overflowing love for the world’s artists, Supreme Master Ching Hai invited celebrated artists who have worked with our Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association and Supreme Master Television in the past for a special friendly gathering on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
2019-10-11 3585 Views
United Nations climate change experts call for urgent reduction of meat consumption. In its “Climate Change and Land” report recently approved by world governments in Geneva, Switzerland, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) urged for an immediate decrease in meat and dairy consumption as a key policy response to the global warming crisis. The panel of 107 leading scientists examined over 7,000 research studies and found that the vegan diet is highest in carbon mitigation potential, followed by the vegetarian diet. Notably, livestock rearing led to almost 75% of worldwide deforestation and massive production of heat-trapping methane gas. However, a plant-based diet can free up millions of square kilometers of land for carbon-absorbing forests and reduce up to eight gigatons of carbon emissions annually by 2050. Our gratefulness for your comprehensive study and vital recommendations, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. May all governments take swift and bold actions to promote the Earth-saving vegan lifestyle to their cherished citizens, in Heaven’s abiding care.
2019-10-09 941 Views
United Nations provides financial aid to vulnerable Yemenis, Burundi receives nutrition support from JAPAN, China contributes to renewable energy development in Sri Lanka and Ethiopia, New Zealand to adopt electric tugboat, Kazakhstan encourages student volunteering, Finnish capital introduces app to promote sustainable lifestyle and raccoons saved by compassionate firefighters in United States.
2019-10-17 9 Views
Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the Throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of Him Who sat on the Throne. And when He had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-17 8 Views
On October 25, 2018, the 25th Anniversary of Supreme Master Ching Hai Day, our Association members around the world came together in Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Formosa) to celebrate this meaningful day with heartfelt programs. The Supreme Master Ching Hai Day was first proclaimed on October 25, 1993 by the Honorable Frank Fasi, the esteemed 9th Mayor of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. This special day recognizes and honors Supreme Master Ching Hai's selfless contributions to the world. Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly connected with everyone via livestream. “The Ching Hai Day is not only my day. It's your day. It's everyone's day.”
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2019-10-17 14 Views
In many of his speeches, Mr. Wollen’s distinctly points to well-documented facts about the livestock industry’s enormous impact. “I’m sure you guys know that greenhouse gas emissions from livestock exceed those of transport. Forest depletion by the meat industry cost three times as much as the recent global financial crisis.” “So, the problem was caused by us, the problem needs to be solved by us; we don’t have a moment to lose. It's a problem that we all must face, and we must all take responsibility for it. ” “Because at the end, only three things matter: how deeply you loved; how gently you lived; and how gracefully you let go of things that were not meant for you. Meat was not meant for you. ”
2019-10-17 12 Views
So, the Buddha taught him, Sundarananda, to contemplate on the tip of his nose. “‘From the first, I contemplated intently. After three weeks, I saw that the breath in my nostrils looked like smoke when I inhaled and exhaled. My body and mind became bright inside, and I perfectly understood the external world, to the point that everything became empty and pure, like crystal. The smoky appearance gradually disappeared, and the breath in my nostrils became white.’ ‘My mind opened and my outflows were extinguished. Every inhalation and exhalation of breath was transformed into light, which illumined the ten directions, and I attained Arhatship. The World Honored One predicted that in the future I would obtain Bodhi.’ ‘The Buddha asks about perfect penetration. I did it by means of the disappearance of the breath, until eventually the breath emitted light and the light completely extinguished my outflows. This is the foremost method. ’”
Between Master and Disciples
2019-10-17 31 Views
Morocco receives safe water funding from France, humanitarian organization supports girls around the world, Korea to construct floating solar farm, young Irish inventor removes microplastics from water, Australian state invests to reduce homelessness, fast food chain introduces vegan sandwich, and thousands of endangered sea turtles to hatch on Turkey’s southern coast.
2019-10-16 37 Views
Although it is not certain, Saint John the Apostle has been traditionally accepted as the author of the last Book in the Holy Bible-Revelation. Though it is known as a record of inner visions, the Book of Revelation is also an encouragement to remain virtuous and faithful in God. On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches…” And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a Son of man…“The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-16 57 Views
Tianshan, also known as the Heavenly Mountains, is touted as one of the world’s largest mountain ranges. The Tianshan Mountains span through four countries: China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. From east to west, the mountain range is 1,553 miles long. Xinjiang Tianshan, spanning more than 600,000 hectares in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of northwest China, is a giant of exceptional beauty within the Tianshan mountain system. The Heavenly Mountains in Xinjiang is home to spectacular snowy mountains with glacier-capped peaks, peaceful forests and meadows, clear waters, red bed canyons, as well as desolate desert. The ongoing biological and ecological evolutionary processes further add a unique and mysterious feature to the site.
2019-10-16 47 Views
Around the world, approximately 700 million people in 43 countries suffer from water scarcity, and by 2025 two-thirds of the world's population may face water stress. Moreover, climate change is accelerating the scale of water shortages and increasing the size of affected areas. Governments and individuals need to change their attitudes about water, and overall resource management systems need to be improved. Today, we'll learn about how we as individuals can conserve water we use each day. Think and be inventive in your daily activities, use, and try to minimize, or replace, or cut out completely what we can to have a more simple, healthy, and gentle way of living for yourself as well as for the world.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2019-10-16 35 Views
The Universal Worthy Bodhisattva arose from His seat and told that He practiced this conduct. So, He said, “‘The Buddha asks about perfect penetration. The basic cause I speak of in my case is listening with the mind to discover and distinguish at ease.This is the foremost method.’” Universal Worthy conduct is one of the methods from 84,000 methods. Some people practiced that, just to be really good, pure, morally fit, and meditating on the Universal Power. Only if you can. Only if you happen to tap into that corner of the universe where it houses Universal Power. Just like I went to different new Realms and where it happened to store Universal Power there.
Between Master and Disciples
2019-10-16 209 Views
Palestinian refugees receive humanitarian funding from United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Uganda to further expand bilateral cooperation, Europe reduces coal dependency, Pakistan takes measures to limit plastic bag usage, Australia assists clean water program in Cambodia, university prohibits beef in United Kingdom, and United States town gives protection to turtles.
2019-10-15 70 Views
“Then there is a new way in which we arrive at the inference that the living come from the dead, just as the dead come from the living; and if this is true, then the souls of the dead must be in some place out of which they come again. And this, as I think, has been satisfactorily proved.” “Yes, Socrates,” he said, “all this seems to flow necessarily out of our previous admissions.” “And that these admissions are not unfair, Cebes,” He said, “may be shown, as I think, in this way: If generation were in a straight line only, and there were no compensation or circle in nature, no turn or return into one another, then you know that all things would at last have the same form and pass into the same state, and there would be no more generation of them.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-15 79 Views
Hi, my name is Iñaki and I work as a scuba diving instructor in Byron Bay, Australia. Now in winter, we are diving with a grey nurse shark. It was a beautiful day in Byron Bay, until we went underwater and saw this. A 2-meter Grey Nurse Shark with a long piece of netting rope stuck between its jaws. A slow, painful death awaited this shark, if not removed. I knew I had to help the shark. I was radiant to be able to get such a deadly net off its jaws. Seconds later the shark returned with a buddy, and looked me in the eyes, as if to say thank you! Well, I havebeen vegetarian for the last ten years. Since then, my life is very healthy, always clear mind. And I even feel that animals have a different interaction with myself.
Shining World Awards
2019-10-15 56 Views
Mr. Winchester Lemen has a vision for the plastic we may use just once and then dump. This innovator has created adorable and sturdy chairs, school desks, and tables out of plastic refuse. For 6 years, he worked on developing a way to make a product out of soft plastics, particularly plastic wrappers, such as detergent and shampoo sachets. This material always ended up in landfills as no one else in the recycling industry wanted it. Not only did Mr. Lemen succeed, what he perfected is considered a major step forward in plastic recycling technology.
Good People, Good Work
2019-10-15 47 Views
Now, we have the next one, “Universal Worthy Bodhisattva,” “‘I have been a Dharma prince with as many Thus Come Ones as there are sands in the Ganges.’ ‘The Thus Come Ones, of the ten directions tell Their disciples who have the roots of a Bodhisattva to cultivate the Universal Worthy conduct, which is named after me.’ ‘World Honored One, I use my mind to listen and distinguish the knowledge and views of living beings. In other regions, as many Realms away, as there are sands in the Ganges, if there is any living being who discovers the conduct of Universal Worthy, I immediately mount my six-tusked elephant and create hundreds of thousands of reduplicated bodies which go to those places. Although their obstacles may be so heavy that they do not see me, I secretly rub their crowns, protect and comfort them, and help them be successful.’” Successful in cultivating the Universal Worthy conduct.
Between Master and Disciples
2019-10-15 323 Views
Bangladesh receives funding for clean water, Norway donates to safeguard environment, Ethiopia plants over 350 million trees, California in United States switches to clean air school buses, Chinese researchers develop greener micro-battery, one of the world’s largest vegan restaurants opens in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and senior care homes in Australia introduce equine therapy to residents.
2019-10-14 108 Views
Plato’s works display truly great mastery in the art of literature as well as profound philosophical understanding. He wrote at least 30 dialogues in which His Master Socrates guides His students through illuminating question-and answer exchanges. In today’s episode, we present a glimpse of the engaging dialogue between Socrates and His disciples Cebes and Simmias about the connectedness between opposing natural processes, such as life and death, and how they are each generated from one another. “…He who passes unsanctified and uninitiated into the world [beyond] will live in a slough but he who arrives there after initiation and purification will dwell with the gods.”
Words of Wisdom
2019-10-14 145 Views
Today we’ll hear some accounts of near-death experiences from renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Lloyd Rudy, interviewed by Dr. Michael Milligan, president of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Heath. And all of a sudden! Nobody spoke. Because everybody in that room felt a ‘presence.’ And he stopped bleeding just like that. What is your take on that, Dr. Rudy? Oh, there’s something out there that people with faith, believers, is there. Some people call it God, some people call it other things, Buddha, or (Prophet) Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him), or whoever. It has convinced me there is something out there.
Science and Spirituality
2019-10-14 109 Views
Sadha has been a vegetarian since 2012, and she chose to do so, because she didn’t actually enjoy the taste, and she definitely did not appreciate the killing involved. “I quit having red meat when I just saw an animal being sacrificed at a festival, and it just broke my heart. I felt no living being need to go through that amount of fear and pain for me to satisfy my taste buds.” Sadha’s kind acts to animals was recognized and acknowledged by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. She received PETA’s Hero to Animals Award for rescuing a puppy, who had been hit by a car, and then changing her travel plans, so that she could care for it.
2019-10-14 107 Views
Saripurtra, “‘The Buddha asks about perfect penetration. As I have been certified to it, for the mind and the seeing to emit Light and for the Light to reach throughout knowing and seeing is the foremost method.’” So, I think he meditated on the (inner Heavenly) Light only. See? Nobody had the Quan Yin Method yet, not yet. And those who’re too sensitive to their ego, carrying the ego all over the place, will never go anywhere. Just a lot of work for the Master and for themselves in this lifetime. Because if you don’t progress, you also have problems in your life. And then you blame the Master doesn’t help you; you blame the situation makes you bad; you blame everybody else; blame God even. You don’t look inside yourself, don’t clean yourself. That is the problem.
Between Master and Disciples
2019-10-14 421 Views