Christie has been a vegan since 1994, and has had a soft spot for animal-persons since she was little. “I cared a lot about animals. And so, I quickly eschewed any animal, like meat products.” After identifying the issues with traditional methods of making meat alternatives, Christie and her team of more than 30 food experts and engineers worked tirelessly for three years to develop a continuous-process system of making vegan plant-based meat. “The chicken industry is oftentimes overlooked as a source of greenhouse gas emissions. But the truth of the matter is, beef is one of the largest contributors from the food industry, and also just one of the largest contributors in general of greenhouse gas emissions. And our new technology to make plant-based meat faster, better, and at lower cost will actually be applicable to the plant-based beef industry as well.” Today, Rebellyous vegan chicken nuggets, tenders, and patties can be found in 335 retail stores in the USA and Canada and online on GTFOitsvegan.com. The retail market, however, only constitutes roughly half of Rebellyous Foods’ sales. The other half is the foodservice market, which includes large institutions such as corporate cafeterias, public schools, hospitals, stadiums, and restaurants. From a nutritional standpoint, foodservice professionals are also excited about Rebellyous Foods’ products because they are completely free from the unhealthy components found in meat products, such as saturated fat, antibiotics, hormones, and LDL cholesterol. Our beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai has often spoken about technology and why it is important to continually elevate our level of consciousness ahead of our technological advancement. “If we have the spiritual eye, we will find that past civilizations, both on Earth and other planets, sometimes developed too quickly in the technological sense, but the spiritual development, their store of love, was low or empty. And what do we see? We see the pattern is that no society can last long if they refuse to sustain the lives of their own members and fellow beings. I mean, including all the beings, like animal-people and trees. Or, if they destroy the environment they live in, then that society cannot live long.”
Veganism: The Noble Way of Living
2022-01-18 449 Views
Because in our Quan Yin meditation practice, I never forbid anybody, I never ask them to change their religion or change their way of worship. (Right, Master.) I only ask them to be vegan and meditate two and a half hours a day. That’s just to donate some time for yourself and to connect with God. They will ask you when you go to the employment (office), “What religion?” (Yes.) And if you write “Catholic,” then they will cash it from your salary automatically. They will send it to the church. (Yes, Master.) You will have nothing to say, you like it or not. I am told like that, in some countries. (Yes.) Is that true or not? (I think in Germany.) In Germany, (Yes.) but do you know about it? (Yes, I did some looking up in the articles.) Then it’s true. What my ex-husband told me is true. I never thought about it too much. I said, “OK, why not? If you donate to the church, it’s also a good thing.” (Yes.) Because in our Quan Yin meditation practice, I never forbid anybody, I never ask them to change their religion or change their way of worship. (Right, Master.) I only ask them to be vegan and meditate two and a half hours a day. That’s just to donate some time for yourself and to connect with God. (Yes, Master.) At least to sit and thank God, remember God and meditate and see the (Heavenly) Light inside you, knowing that you are the Light. Knowing that you are the Word of God. Born from the Word of God.Otherwise, I don’t ask them to change from Catholic to Buddhist or from Buddhist to Muslim, or from Muslim to Sikh, or whatever is my favorite. I don’t have any favorite. (Yes, Master.) I preach all kinds of doctrines. You know that. All these years. (Yes, Master.) We’ve done many Buddhist stories and sutras, and we’ve done other sutras like Jainism. (Yes, Master.) And then I also talk about Rumi, and also Hinduism. (Yes, Master.) All these years, all different religions. It comes out spontaneously or systematically. It depends on my inspiration. Depends on what God wants me to talk about that day. And Christianity also. You know that, right? (Yes, Master.) I always mention the Bible because people know about it. So, it’s not like I tell people they have to believe in what. (Yes, Master.) They still go to the church if they want to. I say, “Go ahead. You should go to the church.” Your life is the same except you give two and a half hours to God, to elevate yourself, to know God, to know yourself, that you are from God. That’s all. There’s no more requirements. Oh, except vegan, of course. And if you have a lot of money, you want to give to me, don’t. Give it to the poor people. Remember that? (Yes, Master.) I always say that. I don’t accept money from people. Gifts, I don’t accept. Maybe some small thing, like a cup or something, souvenir or something, (Yes.) sometimes. And then I return with some other gift. (Yes, Master.) Just to make that person happy. But I don’t take the money donation. Because if you take money, today, 100, tomorrow you take 1000, and then 10,000 and it will never stop.I don’t want to rely on anybody. (Yes, Master) My practice of faith or my meditation is my personal thing. (Yes.) As a citizen of the world, I need to contribute. I need to work like other people, in whatever way, whatever means I can. Not now, I’m still wanting to paint or something, to earn some extra money, but I’m too busy. Before I used to do that, or do some knitting. Something just to earn enough. (Yes, Master.) Because I don’t feel like I’m better than anybody having this physical body. (Yes, Master.) Why make somebody else work for my physical needs? So, that is the thing.For example, if I keep relying on donations to make Supreme Master Television, and nowadays, the pandemic, nobody has money. So, what would we do then? (Yes, Master. Understand.) Just close shop like that? And tell all of you, “You’re unemployed. Sorry. Go get unemployment benefits,” or whatever, Or “Go home and get a job.” Nowadays it’s difficult. (Yes.) Many people are fired because they don’t get the vaccine. (Yes. That’s right, Master.) They don’t want the vaccine. Not that they don’t want, they just don’t trust, because so many stories and many side effects that’s printed all over, talked about all over everywhere. (Yes, Master.) And also, the most worry for them is the long-term effects. (Yes.) I don’t know what will affect them in the long run. You know? (Yes.)I told you already before, the news said he became impotent. (Oh, yes.) And now they say the Omicron evades the vaccine and all that. (Yes, Master.) And also the evidence was… of course not like the majority, but the evidence was that many people who have been fully vaccinated, even with booster also, still die, (Yes.) still get COVID and die, and also continue to transmit if they have the disease. (Yes. Woah.) After all these vaccines, (Yes, Master.) they still can transmit to other people, and other people who are fully vaccinated and with booster, still die, still got the COVID and died. (Yes, Master.) They call it breakthrough cases, meaning they are already all vaccinated and had the booster, and still die, or still got sick. (Wow.) Some recover, some don’t.So that’s why many people, the common folks, they’re scared. They have only one life, they think. (Yes.) What if they lost it, and how about their children, their wives, (Yes, Master.) their kids, or even their pets, their dog-, their cat-, their bird-people? What to do if they die? They are worried like that.Or, what else? Like, what is the side effect for the long run, because many people got COVID and still have long-term effects. They are not the same anymore, like before. (Yes.) Different effects, incurable even, or it takes a long time to cure. And then they have to rely heavily more on antibiotics or whatever. This is no life for them anymore. "Media Report from CNBC – Oct. 26, 2021 Reporter (m): The study found nearly two-thirds of long-term COVID patients report that brain fog she mentioned. That includes memory loss. How concerning is that aspect to you? Dr. Putrino (m): I think it’s very concerning in that this is a condition that is affecting people’s daily ability to function. Our work and the work of others has shown that this affects people’s abilities to make plans, synthesize information and do their daily activities of work. They suffer from a lot of memory loss and inability to form new memories as well as difficulty with speaking. This is a very debilitating condition with serious cognitive conditions." "Media Report from BBC – Aug. 16, 2020 Woman 1: I became ill with COVID in mid-March. Mid-July, I had a severe relapse. Woman 2: I thought I was getting better. And now, 17 weeks on, I’m left with fatigue like I’ve never known. Woman 1: All of the initial symptoms of COVID returned suddenly and violently. Woman 2: Heart racing, temperature still, on and off. Chest pain, like someone’s sitting on my chest. Woman 3: I’m five months on now. I still can’t grasp things with my hand. I forget what I’m saying, can’t concentrate, don’t sleep very well. Woman 4: Probably my most frightening symptom for me is debilitating fatigue I’ve got. I’m pretty much housebound at the moment, I’m completely dependent on my partner. Woman 5: Scary, because we don’t know how permanent this is. It’s certainly, there are times where I feel like life won’t never be normal again, my body will never be normal again."What was it that lead to that? Oh, this pandemic, they say more worse variants will come, (Wow.) and maybe the vaccine or these pills, (Yes.) antiviral pills, maybe rendered useless. (Oh, wow.) You can see they develop all the time now. (Yes.) First, just COVID-19, and it put people on their knees already. And then after that, this variant, that variant, all kinds of variants. (Yes.) And Delta variant’s the worst, and then now this one, they classify as worse than Delta, (Yes.) the way it spreads. (Yes, exactly.) And some say mild, some say no, no, very dangerous.So, people are confused, very confused. So, they don’t know whom to trust, whom to believe. They have only one life, as far as they know, (Yes.) and they have kids, they have wives, they have parents to take care of. Nobody wants to die just like that. (Yes, Master. Right.) So even then, a lot of people are vaccinated and seem to be well, or seem to recover and all that, but the majority of people they’re still very skeptic… skeptical. Right? (Yes, Master.) When we talk in the heat of it, I can’t always remember. I’m grandma-age already. I’m “gram-gram.” No, at my age, people are grandmas. (Yes, Master.) They will call you grandma. (Yes.) If you go on the bus and people don’t know whether or not you have children or grandchildren, they still call you “gram.” (Yes.) Gram-gram. “Gram, please take my seat.” Two women complained to each other. One said to the other, “Oh, I feel so old nowadays.” The other one said, “Why? What’s wrong?” She said “Well, whenever I go on the bus, people always give me the seat.” You see? Because she’s senior. Respect. (Respect for your elders.) But that made her so sad, because she realized she’s old now. Normally, we would say “Thank you,” or be grateful when somebody offers the seat, but not for the “gram.” (Yes.) Gram-Gram feeling too gray already. Any more questions, my love? (Yes, Master.) By the way, we were talking about the book. Right? (Yes, Master.) It’s just another nonsense, (Yes.) theatre cover up and damage control. (Trying to look good, right? Yes.) The priests, the male priests, they’re raping, killing, torturing children, over and over, again, again, not just a one-time weakness. (Yes, Master.) You can forgive a one-time weakness and if truly repentant. You see that? (Yes.) Even then, it’s still risky. But these priests, they do it again, again and again. The same children or other children. (Yes, Master.) So, it’s unforgivable. (That’s right. Master.)To forgive these means condoning them to continue, because it’s too easy for them. They get out scot-free. (Yes.) Nobody says anything, so of course, nothing wrong with it. Why not continue? (Yes.) Like Jesus would save them or go confess to another priest and then he’s clean. How can? Even the most stupid people would not believe that. (Yes, Master.) But they pretend to be stupid, so they believe that. It’s easier. (Yes, Master.) So they can make the excuse to do anything, any sinful thing, harmful to others, hurting others, ruining others’ lives. That’s not the way to live, even for normal people. (No, Master.) Even for an atheist. (Yes, Master.) Not to talk about a priest. (Yes.) Sitting on top of the society, (Yes, gosh!) having influence on the whole society and world and doing this kind of stuff. Being fed, and clothed, and pampered, and respected and doing nothing good. (Yes.) Instead, doing evil.
Between Master and Disciples
2022-01-18 2450 Views
In today’s news, United Nations agency supplies vital aid to desperate civilians in Ethiopia, next-generation space telescope set to uncover secrets from early universe, perfect dinosaur-person egg found in China, drinking water access enhanced in South Sudanese communities, young girl saves three-year-old boy from drowning in Australia, Italian style restaurant chain in UK uses vegan egg for new dishes, and rescued calf-people live happily in new home at Texas, United States sanctuary.United Nations agency provides vital aid to conflict- and drought-affected civilians in Ethiopia. The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has made available US$25 million, supplemented by US$40 million from the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund, to bring lifesaving assistance to millions of Ethiopians caught up in the internal conflict in the Tigray region, and also in the bordering areas of Amhara and Afar in northern Ethiopia. The strife-affected are in dire need of protection as well as necessities such as food, water, and shelter. Health services have been stretched beyond their limits, with about 80% of essential medication in Tigray depleted and most healthcare facilities being non-operational. In addition, drinking water will be supplied to the drought-affected southern parts of the country as well as the Oromia and Somali regions. We applaud you, CERF and all involved, for your lifesaving work, and our hearts go out to the Ethiopian people. May Heaven protect them in their hour of need. Most powerful space telescope ever built will peer into origins of universe. The James Webb Space Telescope, created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA), was launched on December 25, 2021. The culmination of over 30 years of meticulous planning and construction by scientists and engineers from 14 countries, the intricately folded observatory presents a remarkable achievement of both human ingenuity and international cooperation. Equipped with infrared light sensors of unparalleled sensitivity, the telescope will enable scientists to study the very first stars and galaxies, which formed over 13.5 billion years ago. It will also greatly enhance our understanding of exoplanets and aid the search for those that may support life. Congratulations, NASA, ESA, CSA, and other collaborators, on this groundbreaking marvel of modern science! May your efforts yield bountiful insights into the genesis of our physical cosmos, in God’s Wisdom. Vegan: cuz we don’t pay taxes 4 illnesses. Up next, perfect dinosaur-person egg found in China. Let us now thank the vegan cookbook authors who inspire us with incredible ideas for plant-based recipes. We’ll be right back, with more exciting news on Supreme Master Television. Hallo, charming viewers, I’m Natalie, a vegan teacher from the Nilgiri Marten kingdom. My life has been blessed with positive thoughts and an abundance of joy ever since I switched to a plant-based diet, and I invite you to experience the same! Here is a little tip on how to make sure your yard tools are in top notch shape. Start by filling a pot or small bucket with clean sand and set the landscaping tools you use most frequently into it in an upright position, so they can easily be grabbed the next time you need to use them. Once you are done with the tools, quickly spray them with a layer of mineral oil and put them back in the bucket. The mineral oil and sand mixture will keep your tools clean over time and prevent them from getting dull. Thank you for watching and love you for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet for all of us humans and all co-inhabitants alike. Here’s the weather around the world! Perfectly preserved dinosaur-person egg discovered in China. An intact egg, at least 66 million years old, was found in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province in southern China over two decades ago and is currently on display at the Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum. The amazing find sheds light on the relationship between prehistoric bird-people and modern-day ones. Named Baby Yingliang, the oviraptorosaur-person was almost ready to hatch when it was buried by a mudslide and then turned to stone. Its posture within the egg is the same as how today’s chicken-people are aligned inside an egg, in a fetal position with their head between their toes. From previous research, it is also known that the same species would also sit on their eggs to incubate them. Fascinating news, Chinese scientists, on the discovery of a dinosaur-person egg. In the blessings of Buddha, may our increasing knowledge of the past help to bring about a peaceful and enlightened future for all people. Solar energy company installs water dispensers in South Sudan. ApTech Africa recently placed 106 prepaid water dispensers in four South Sudanese communities as part of an initiative carried out by Oxfam South Sudan, with technical support from the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ). The taps have been placed in the cities of Juba, Torit, Yambio, and Yei, benefiting approximately 54,000 people. The Lorentz SmartTap calculates the amount of water taken and the data is relayed to a device connected to a cell phone so the user can update their account. Access to clean water has improved the livelihoods of whole communities and reduced the risk of contracting water-borne diseases associated with drinking water from the Nile River. Girls, who normally would spend much of their day fetching water, can now attend school, and mothers have more time to contribute to earning an income for their families. Our gratitude, Oxfam South Sudan, GIZ, and ApTech, for this life-enhancing endeavor. May the Providence’s Light be upon the noble South Sudanese people and may peace be within their hearts. Young girl saves life of three-year-old boy in Australia. Ten-year-old Chelsea Kucks from Queensland was playing at the local swimming pool when she noticed an unattended toddler under the water. He somehow wandered alone onto a slide but struggled to swim once in the pool. Without thinking, Chelsea quickly pulled him out and carried him to a nearby adult. The Queensland Ambulance Service arrived to administer emergency treatment. Later, the boy was taken to a hospital where, thankfully, he recovered and was sent home the next day. For her quick and calm manner in handling the situation, the Queensland Ambulance Service presented Chelsea with a certificate of appreciation along with a teddy bear. We are gladdened to hear the young boy recovered and are grateful for dear Chelsea Kucks’ unhesitating bravery in a time of need. In Heaven’s loving protection, may children and families enjoy water activities in safety while looking out for one another. Vegan: at least save urself, if not the whole world. Coming up, Italian style restaurant chain in UK uses vegan egg for new dishes. We’ll just step outside for a moment to clean up our meditation gear and dry it out in the Sun. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more gladdening news. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Beautiful News for a Bountiful World. Italian style restaurant chain partners with vegan egg company. Bella Italia, with locations across United Kingdom and Ireland, recently partnered with vegan egg food producer OGGS to recreate a classic menu item. It is called the vegan spaghetti Carb-OGG-nara dish and uses a chickpea-based egg alternative. In addition, a delectable dessert, the OGGS Melt-In-The-Middle Chocolate Pudding, was also created. Bella Italia developed a special menu entitled “All The Veg Vibes,” to celebrate the debut of the scrumptious new items to the increasing number of people participating in Veganuary, in which individuals adopt a vegan diet for January and hopefully beyond. Scrambled OGGS also recently won the World’s Best Egg Alternative at the World Plant-Based Taste Awards. Way to go, Bella Italia and OGGS, for your compassionate and delicious cooperation. In Celestial upliftment, may your diners make the wise choice and always choose vegan options, as they rejoice in the freedom to create peace. Rescued cow-people roam joyfully in safe new home. Nigel and Benny were saved from an abysmal fate and are now the fortunate permanent residents at the Black Dog Farm and Rescue, in San Antonio, Texas, United States, run by Jennifer and Jim McNabb along with their three children. The sanctuary is a safe haven for dog-, cat-, goat-, guinea pig-, hen- and cow-people. Best friends Nigel and Benny are not only free to wander and run to their hearts’ content but also are quick to respond to the love and kindness from humans. The buddies are like puppy dog-people, loving to play, curious to discover the world, and running for their favorite treats when called. We wish Nigel, Benny, and the other Black Dog Farm and Rescue residents joyous days and serene nights. Our praises and appreciation, McNabb family, for your noble work. In Divine support, may you be blessed abundantly in your mission to protect and shelter the animal-people in your sanctuary. Have you heard that laughter improves digestion? We haven’t either, but let’s laugh anyway with today’s joke of the day entitled, “Snail Knowledge.” In a biology class, the teacher asks the students: “Class, does anyone know why snails move so slowly?” “Because they’re carrying a house on their back, ma'am?” ?! And now we have a heartline from Valeria in Costa Rica: Recently, I had the honor of dreaming that our Beloved Master came down from Heaven in an Arab carriage, which was a beautiful light golden car, the latest model, convertible, with a kind of invisible tent from which thousands of little lights were hanging. Master was an Arab Queen, and this was shown by Her elegant dress. She was correcting documents. A multitude of people, both disciples and non-initiates, were waiting for Her in a beautiful mountainous place in order to listen to and meet Her. While silently reciting the Holy Names, I saw Master going down the path. I ran over there, the car stopped, and Master telepathically greeted me very affectionately. At that moment, I thought that it was not correct to be in a higher position than Master. Immediately, Master materialized next to me, dressed in jeans and a shirt. I thought about asking a question and instantly, Master told me telepathically, “My love, I will give you the answers to all your questions, if you write them in English in a notebook. Now, my love, I must go to see all these people.” She materialized again inside the carriage with the Arab dress and said, “Goodbye.” I cried with happiness. Thank You, Master, for taking care of us, Your disciples, down to the smallest detail despite being so busy. I am sure that this dream has helped me mitigate the suffering caused by the unexpected death of my dog-person companion Nina, a Heavenly being full of love. Your disciple, Valeria from Costa Rica Grateful Valeria, We thank you for this reminder of just how much Master cares for each initiate and our loved ones, like your dog-person companion Nina, who surely is in a safe and happy realm. How blessed and thankful we are for Master’s Grace. May Heaven light up your days and those of the kindred Costa Rican people with joy and Wisdom. In Universal Bliss, Supreme Master TV team P.S. Master offers some happy and encouraging words in Her reply to you: “Faithful Valeria, keep practicing well, and you will surely know many rewards. May God bless you and vibrant Costa Rica, multifold, with all my Love and a big hug.” No 2 vegan: Heavens applaud those who choose it. We welcome your heartlines, stories and or cute, loving animal-people clips. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartlineIt’s been a pleasure to have your company on Noteworthy News. May Divine love embellish your life with wonder and joy.
2022-01-19 324 Views
The Nature of the Divine Influence: From “The Guide for the Perplexed” by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2
The Nature of the Divine Influence: From “The Guide for the Perplexed” by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2
Maimonides, also known as HaRambam, or Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, was a notable medieval Jewish philosopher, astronomer, physician, and intellectual figure. Today, we will read selections from Part 2, Chapter 37, in Rabbi Moses ben Maimon’s book “The Guide for the Perplexed,” to better understand the different degrees of influence of the Divine, as discoursed by the Rabbi. CHAPTER 37 “The same relation may be observed throughout the whole Universe. There are some beings so perfect that they can govern other beings, but there are also beings that are only perfect in so far as they can govern themselves and cannot influence other beings. In some cases, the influence of the Active Intellect reaches only the logical and not the imaginative faculty; either on account of the insufficiency of that influence, or on account of a defect in the constitution of the imaginative faculty, and the consequent inability of the latter to receive that influence: this is the condition of wise men or philosophers. If, however, the imaginative faculty is naturally in the most perfect condition, this influence may, as has been explained by us and by other philosophers, reach both his logical and his imaginative faculties: this is the case with prophets. But it happens sometimes that the influence only reaches the imaginative faculty on account of the insufficiency of the logical faculty, arising either from a natural defect or from a neglect in training.” “It is clear that, without this second degree of perfection, no books would have been written, nor would any prophets have persuaded others to know the truth. For a scholar does not write a book with the object to teach himself what he already knows.” “It is further the nature of this element in man, that he who possesses an additional degree of that influence, is compelled to address his fellowmen, under all circumstances, whether he is listened to or not, even if he injures himself thereby. Thus, we find prophets that did not leave off speaking to the people until they were slain; it is this Divine influence that moves them, that does not allow them to rest in any way, though they might bring upon themselves great evils by their action.”
Words of Wisdom
2022-01-19 377 Views
The Dukha are a small group of families who live in Northern Mongolia. There are thought to be about 200 Dukha people, also known as the “Tsaatan,” which means reindeer-people herders in Mongolian or the “Tuvans.” They live a nomadic life and traverse the beautiful and remote Mongolian countryside that consists of lakes, rivers, forests, and plains. This community is the smallest ethnic minority in Mongolia. It is important to understand the relationship that the Dukha has with the reindeer-people – they see the reindeer-people as an extension of their family. Although they consume reindeer-people dairy products, they do this in a respectful manner that leaves enough milk for the baby deer to drink and to grow up healthy, strong and happy. They believe that their connection with the reindeer-people is spiritual. And their view of the land is that they share the landscape instead of owning it. They place value on the lives of the reindeer-people. It is said that the Dhuka and the reindeer-people have a symbiotic relationship. The Dhuka would not survive in the climate without the reindeer-people, and without the Dukha the reindeer-people would not be safe due to wild animal-people from other kingdoms. The Dukha truly recognize the intelligence within these beautiful reindeer-people. In recent years the Dukha have been saddened by declining health of the reindeer-people. There has been an increase in ticks and parasites on the reindeer-people, dog-people and horse-people as well as other illnesses. These are believed to be due to climate change, different migration patterns (due to mining and other factors in the environment) as well as diseases that the reindeer-people might be catching from livestock that they pass between their travels. The Dukha have thus been speaking out to community and government leaders regarding climate change. Their wish is to work with the governments in order to preserve the precious land and all of the beautiful offerings that nature bestows upon us. This commitment to preserving nature and protecting our beautiful world for our future children is especially inspiring and commendable.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-01-19 488 Views
Today, we journey to the United States to meet the kind-hearted Erin Yanz, who is the founder and manager of Erin’s Farm, a non-profit animal-people sanctuary based in Hobart, Indiana. In 2017, Erin founded the 33-acre facility, which was converted from a former slaughterhouse and now houses approximately 250 animal-person friends, including people from the horse, pig, donkey, goat, chicken, and duck kingdoms.Erin shared with us what she and her devoted staff and volunteers have been working on to bring lovely friends of the animal-kingdoms closer to families, especially to the kids. She kindly explained about her emphasis placed on education with programs that help people to become more compassionate and respectful towards nature and our precious animal-people co-inhabitants. “It's not just meeting an animal in the classroom like we used to, it's like coming and seeing them in their natural environment and seeing those animals interact with family members and other species. And they're learning so much just putting the phones down and stepping into nature, and then into where they live, and seeing how they live.”Upon hearing about this caring animal-people haven, our Benevolent Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Thankfully present the Shining World Compassion Award to Erin’s Farm, plus a US$10,000 contribution in loving support of your noble work, with much love, heartfelt gratitude and best wishes for you and all the precious animal-people you care for.”“Dear Erin, It is with great admiration and gratitude that we present to Erin’s Farm the ‘Shining World Compassion Award’ for rescuing animal-individuals today, and educating the public to ensure a better tomorrow. This Award is presented in recognition of your vegan sanctuary’s loving efforts, transforming from ‘slaughter to salvation.’ Through educational outreach, the next generation are gaining firsthand experience of the inherent beauty and preciousness of animal-people, ensuring a brighter future and rapid progress to a vegan world. May God reward you and your staff manifold, in Heaven’s grace. With Blessings, Love and Great Honor, Supreme Master Ching Hai.”
Shining World Awards
2022-01-19 362 Views
Nobody can force you to love. You can see that very well. (Yes, Master.) Evidence is Francis. He has no love, no compassion, no sympathy, nothing, for those utmost treaded upon, squashed upon, crushed to nothingness, these children. He has no love, obviously. Otherwise, he would have expressed his sorrow. (Yes, Master.) At least apologized and do something.These priests should be immediately defrocked and sent to jail or send them somewhere that they don’t see humans anymore. Otherwise, they might continue to molest people (Yes, Master.) or children that happen to pass by. (Yes.) Who knows? So, this book is just another damage control stuff. (Yes, Master.) It’s just strategy. (Yes.) Political move. (Right.) Because if he really wants to correct the morals of his priests, then he should have done the heavier sin first. (Yes.) He should have taken care of that first. (Yes, exactly.) The priests molesting children, abusing children, betraying the parents’ and children’s trust, betraying Jesus’ teaching, betraying God, betraying the church, and the society. These pedo-priests should be punished first. (Yes, Master.) Not the nuns, even Mother Superior. (Yes, Master.) All the nuns, they might make mistakes, they might have their personality or something stuff. But still, it’s not as if she’s raping her, or molesting her, or murdering her. (That’s right, Master.) And it’s not always all the Mother Superior’s fault. It could be the nuns. They come in as girls. They have also their personality. (Yes.) They may obey you today, but they find another way to break the rules tomorrow without being caught. Or make an excuse to break the rules. (Yes, Master.) Young people, they have this revolutionary kind of mentality within them. (Yes, Master.)Like many teenagers, they just hate their parents, (Yes.) just because they depend too much on them. They cannot do anything without parents. They don’t have money. They have nowhere to go. They depend on the parents, and that is enough to make them hate them. Because they don’t have freedom. And their young ideal is different. They think of life as a rosy place, and why the parents don’t give them this, don’t give them that. So easy to give. Why not? But they don’t know the parents work so hard (That’s right.) to try to keep their heads above water.Most people are working very hard just to make ends meet, especially if they have children. (Yes, Master.) Children cost a lot. (That’s right.) The whole life until they grow up and marry, they cost many, many millions of dollars to the parents. Added up. (Yes, Master.) At least hundreds of thousands of dollars if they add up everything. And not talking about ill time, sleepless nights, early morning, have to go to work and all that and had to take care of the child all night already. (Yes.) And worries, and anxiety, and stressed out because the child is sick, and because you are exhausted from work and from caring for the children. To count money is not even enough. All this love and the labor of care and kindness and gentleness, protectiveness. All these are priceless. (That’s right.) You can never repay the parents for their love and care and sacrifice. (That’s true, Master)Why am I talking about this? What was it before? What’s the sentence before? (About the kids not obeying their parents.) I’m not talking about these abused ones. (Yes.) I mean the tendency of children. We were children once, (Yes.) we know that. We don’t always listen to parents. Even though we seem to. (That’s right.) But on the other hand, we sneakily do other things. (Yes, exactly.) Then we’re punished. And then we say, “Parents are so bad, so bad. (Yes.) The parents don’t understand us. We think this way, that way and they think that way, this way.” It’s all because we’re young and we have all kinds of chemicals inside. (Yes, Master.) The hormones are raging inside. And the influence of society already is too late to change. You’re going to school and buddy-buddy, and all that stuff.So sometimes they became nuns, not because of the ideal. I don’t mean all of the nuns are like that. Some. They just want to run away from family. (Understand.) And they dream about utopia. (Yes.) Like where it’s so quiet, tranquil and all love, and all peace, and all smooth, and “no problemo.” (Yes, Master.) But when they face the reality, it’s different. They come in, they have to clean the toilet as a novice. They have to do the lowliest job first. (Yes.) Being tested, and trialed, and having to get up early to pray. (Yes.) And then have to do the job properly, or else. (Yes.) And then don’t want to do it or do it not 100% and then get scolded, and then don’t like it. (Yes.) “How come this place is worse than in my family? Scolded again, telling me what to do again. It’s the same like family. So, I get out.” (Yes, Master.)I had residents before. Before they were monks and nuns, officially with me. But later on, they didn’t behave very well, some of them. So, I called them “residents” instead. I said, “You have to earn the title ‘monk’ or ‘nun.’” But then later we just kept it that way because I said, “Who cares. It’s just a title. Just a word.” (Yes, Master.) No need to worry about changing back into monk or nun, but sometimes I also call them monks and nuns. Many times, I mentioned like that. And you still refer to them as monks and nuns whenever we have anything to do with them. (Yes, Master.)And then, when you go to the convent, you don’t just go there, sitting all day and dreaming about Jesus even. You have to do work. The convent needs taking care of every day, needs to be cleaned. Needs repairing, needs maybe planting vegetables. Taking care of the garden, sweeping the yard, trimming the trees. Cutting away the bushes, taking away the weeds so the vegetables will grow, etc. etc. There’s work to do. And young nuns, they don’t accept old nuns. They don’t accept old girls to become nuns. Very young.The young come in, spoiled already from family, even though they didn’t think they were spoiled. (Yes, Master.) Paid by parents to go to school, all the way up to then. And not doing much at home. If they want to, they do it. If the mother pays them something, then they go wash dishes or wipe the toilet. Symbolically, not quite clean. And if they don’t want to do it, they pull faces, or whatever. (Yes.) And what can mother do? “Go in your room.” “Time-out!” “You’re grounded.” (Yes, Master.) That’s the worst they can do. (Yes.) Parents – normally the worst is that they tell them to go into the room. (Yes.) Cannot come out, cannot play on the computer, cannot watch TV, (Yes.) cannot call on the phone, nothing. Confiscated. (Yes.)Sometimes they say one day, two days. But they soften, and then they feel sorry, and then they give it back in an hour or two anyway. So, it becomes like a habit. The child doesn’t care. “Oh, the worst is that they make me go into the room one, two, three hours, or a whole day. Who cares? I can sleep. Catch up. Catch up with the time I have to go early to school and all that.” (Yes.)So not all people have the ideal to go in the convent as a nun to dedicate your life for the love of Jesus and the love of humanity. (Yes, Master.) Unless you have it within you. Nobody can train you to love. That is the thing. (Yes.)Nobody can force you to love. You can see that very well. (Yes, Master.) Evidence is Francis. He has no love, no compassion, no sympathy, nothing, for those utmost treaded upon, squashed upon, crushed to nothingness, these children. He has no love, obviously. Otherwise, he would have expressed his sorrow. (Yes, Master.) At least apologized and do something. (Yes.)Keep delaying all the way until now. Not saying much. Just thank the journalists. Of course, he has to. He wants to have the journalists on his side. Otherwise, they’d write worse articles about him. (That’s true.) It is all political. That’s why he sees the politicians, he sees the movie stars, and royalty or whatever, but he doesn’t see the poor people, who have nowhere to turn to, to defend for their children. (Yes, Master.) At least he should see them, and listen to them, comfort them. (Yes, Master.) Even if he doesn’t give anything, at least listen to their grievance or give them a little comfort. (Yes.)Like somebody listen to me. Somebody believe in me. Just listen. That’s all they wanted, really. (Yes, Master.) Because they are the ones who give the pope, who give the priests money. It’s not the other way around. (That’s true.) They don’t expect anything from the church. They are the ones who keep the church. They are the owners of any church. (Yes, Master.) They’re the ones who give donations to build the church and to feed the priests and the personnel (Yes.) of the church or any affiliated kind of agency, affiliated office or entity, that belongs to the church, like schools and anything. (Yes, Master.) The common people are the ones who keep the church going, who keep their prestige, who give them this privilege and good life. And they turn around harming their children! You see this kind of lowlife!? (Yes, Master.) Not even dog-people do that. (No.)If you take care of the dog-people, they love you to bits. (Yes.) Most of the dog-people… I saw some clip, I will send it to you. Oh, the dog-persons reunited after two years. Suddenly, somehow, they have a reuniting occasion. Came back, saw each other. Oh, the dog-person is so happy, happy, lick, lick, cry, cry, and fainted on the floor even. (Oh my gosh, wow!) Too happy, too shocked. Fainted. And got up a little bit, licked a couple of times and fainted again. (Oh.) Too tired, too shocked, too excited. Too excited. I will send it to you. And we’ll put it on Supreme Master TV. And other dog-people, of course, they jump on the owner, they kiss him all over, giving a big shower, like for many years did not shower. Yeah, he’s drooling all over. (Yes.) So happy, so happy.Even our family members are not as welcoming as that. (Yes, Master.) Such affection. Such a love. My dog-people are the same. I told you already. (Yes, Master.) They still do it, even. Not just the first time when we separated, when I was on retreat for some weeks. And she saw me, she jumped from table to sofa, sofa out to balcony. I worried she would drop down on the floor. (Oh.) Jumping all over, and kept saying, “I love You, I love You, I love You.” Repeating like a mantra. For 20 minutes something. I said, “Would you stop please, before you die.” I had to stop her and hug her, but she struggled and then ran free and then kept repeating her mantra again. So I just stood there, speechless. Because I didn’t know she could speak this. This was the first time ever. But then, after that, many times, she did it again. (Wow.) If she didn’t see me for maybe half a day, and if I saw her in a room, I come in, then she repeats the same mantra again and turns around, runs around, runs around, around me, or jumps on me, until she’s done. Because I can’t stop that girl.Others do the same, but they don’t speak English. She’s the only one. (Oh.) And I don’t know how she got it, because maybe she just repeated from me. But, how can she understand that word? (Yes, Master.) She must understand it. (Yes.) She doesn’t just say it blindly. (Yes.) Or on cue. (Yes.) Or for a vegan bone or anything. No. She just did it all by herself. (Wow.) And she understood the word, the way she expressed it. (Oh, yes, Master.) Only for me. If somebody else is around, she won’t do it. (Oh no.) And then, with my camera, I took a long time on many, many, many takes in order to capture a few words from her. If she saw the camera, she stops.
Between Master and Disciples
2022-01-19 2442 Views
In today’s news, Turkish charity donates food items to assist flood and conflict victims in South Sudan, doctor warns Omicron variant is world’s second most contagious known virus, British group unveils design for zero carbon jet airplane, tree in South America has been thriving for over 2,500 years, Brazilian pro big wave surfer rescues fellow athlete from drowning in Portugal, American brand’s plant-based tuna crowned as one of “The Best Inventions 2021” by TIME, and Indonesian police rescue 53 dog-people from slaughterhouse.Turkish non-profit delivers timely food assistance to South Sudan. The Turkish Red Crescent has donated 31 tons of food to relieve food shortages faced by 12,000 flood victims and conflict-affected people in South Sudan. The aid was handed over to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) at a ceremony in Juba led by the Turkish Ambassador to South Sudan, His Excellency Erdem Mutaf, who stated that the “symbolic and very important” contribution demonstrates the strong relationship between Turkey and South Sudan. The aid will be delivered to the most vulnerable people through a joint effort between the Turkish Red Crescent, South Sudan Red Cross Crescent, and the South Sudan Islamic Council with logistical assistance from the WFP. Our sincere accolades, Turkish Red Crescent and partners, for your compassionate assistance to our brothers and sisters in South Sudan during difficult times. May the faithful South Sudanese be always nourished, in Heaven’s infinite protective power. Physician cautions Omicron variant is second most transmissible known disease globally. At a December 21, 2021 press conference, Dr. Claudia Hoyen, a co-director of infection control at the Ohio, United States-based University Hospitals, soberingly warned that the Omicron strain of SARS-CoV-2 is the second most contagious virus on the planet, behind measles. She also emphasized that healthcare professionals must treat it as deadly as other COVID variants. Dr. Hoyen highlighted that data released by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on December 20, 2021, showed that the highly transmissible variant was the dominant COVID-19 strain in the country, representing 73% of new cases, which was a huge jump from 12.6% of the previous week. Alarmingly, as of December 2021, in some parts of the US Northwest, South, Southeast, and Northeast, the Omicron variant accounts for over 90% of new infections. Many thanks for the vital warnings, Dr. Claudia Hoyen and United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To avert lethal zoonotic outbreaks, may every nation urgently ban meat consumption and implement Vegan Law, in God’s Wisdom. Vegan: all the world looks up 2 u. Up next, British group unveils design for zero carbon jet airplane. We are going to take some time to thank the street artists for bringing joy and upliftment with their music and art. When we return, more distinguished news ahead, here on Supreme Master Television! Good day, compassionate friends! I’m Henry, a vegan lad from the Hoopoe kingdom. My friends ask me why my crown of feathers looks shinier. I tell them it must be because of my plant-based diet! Here is a tip on how to keep your nasal passages open when experiencing congestion or sinus problems. Flushing saltwater through your nasal passages not only clears thick or dried mucous but also improves the cilia’s function to empty out the sinuses. You can make a saline solution at home or purchase saline nose drops at a local pharmacy. To make your own, pour 1 cup (240 milliliters) of distilled water into a clean container. If you are using tap water, you should sterilize it first by boiling it. Then, allow it to cool down until it’s lukewarm. Next, add 0.5 teaspoons (2.5 grams) each of salt and baking soda to the water. Lastly, while your mouth is open, use a squeeze bottle, neti pot, or bulb syringe to pour the water into your nostril as you lean forward, roughly at a 45-degree angle, toward a sink. Be sure to breathe through your mouth and not the nose. The solution will flow to your other nostril and/or mouth, and you should spit it out. You will be feeling much better once your nasal passages are clear! Thank you for your attention and lots of love for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet for all humans and us all co-inhabitants. Now, the worldwide weather. British research group reveals design for zero emissions concept jet. The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) from the United Kingdom, recently unveiled the FlyZero concept, a hydrogen-powered commercial jet aircraft that will produce zero emissions and match the performance of current planes. ATI is a partnership between the UK government and industry, with the government investing £1.95 billion between 2013 and 2026, and a matching contribution by industry. The group expects that hydrogen jets will be operational by the mid-2030s. Its current concept envisions a plane that can carry 279 people from London, UK, to San Francisco, United States, in the same amount of time as current aircraft. The United Kingdom is a laureate of the Shining World Leadership for Caring Award, Shining World Wise Leadership Award, and Shining World Leadership Awards for Protection, Animal Protection and Kindness. Way to go, Aerospace Technology Institute, on your zero carbon, future of flight project. In Divine abundance, may we quickly work towards reforming our current technology towards benevolent alternatives that respect the planet and all life. Tree in South America flourishes for 26 centuries. “El Alerce Abuelo,” (“The Grandfather Larch”), 57 meters tall with a 2.8 meter diameter has been thriving for over 2,600 years in Los Alerces National Park in Chubut province, Argentina. The park, which was established to protect Alerce (larch) trees, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2017. The tree type, which belongs to the second-longest living tree species in the world, can grow 0.6 to 1.6 millimeters annually. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s list of threatened species, the Alerce tree is categorized as endangered due to its decreasing population. Such a wonder of nature, to be able to live for more than 26 centuries! Argentina is a Shining World Leadership Award for Justice recipient. Our gratitude, government of Argentina, for protecting these marvelous trees. In Heaven’s watchful gaze, may we be righteous guardians of the miraculous natural world on this wonderful planet. Brazilian pro surfer saves life of fellow athlete in Portugal. The waves of Nazaré are spectacular and frightening but still attract big wave riders from around the world. Professional big wave surfer Andrew Cotton, from the UK, had a close call when he fell off his surfboard and was tossed around like a doll between the rocks and the monstrous waves off Nazaré’s coast. Fortunately, Brazilian pro surfer Marcelo Luna was in the area when he heard the shouting of onlookers from the cliff. The video footage shows Mr. Luna jet skiing to Andrew, despite the dangers of the life-threatening waves, and pulling his fellow surfer out of harm’s way in minutes. Great job, Marcelo Luna, for taking action without hesitation! May you safely surf many more exciting waves, Andrew Cotton. Best wishes to all surfers on your journey to conquer the highest waves, in Celestial jubilation. Vegan side effect: can’t change the surname 2 Dracula. Coming up, American brand’s plant-based tuna crowned as one of “The Best Inventions 2021” by TIME. We’ll just pause to learn about the benefits of holy basil or tulsi, an aromatic perennial herb widely cultivated in the Indian subcontinent that is used to make tea and in Ayurvedic medicine. You’re watching Noteworthy News on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Gracious News for a Kinder World. American brand’s vegan tuna named one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2021. Renowned US media company TIME annually compiles a list of top creations that are improving our world. In choosing vegan Kuleana Tuna, TIME cited its innovative ingredients, major health benefits, and contribution to sustainability. Made from algae, radish, potato, bamboo and koji, a fungus from East Asia, the nutritious tuna alternative contains iron, vitamin B12 and omega fatty acids. With a deep red color similar to its animal-people-based counterpart, the delectable sushi-grade product is also free from microplastics, mercury, and high cholesterol. Expressing his appreciation for the TIME magazine inclusion, Kuleana’s co-founder, Jacek Prus, said, “We are on a mission to sustainably and satisfyingly feed the world’s next billion.” Our hearty thanks, Kuleana, for helping to save tuna-people’s lives by promoting a tasty vegan option. Our praises, TIME, for spreading this good news. May all on Earth turn vegan now, in the Providence’s everlasting protection. Indonesian police rescue dog-persons from slaughter. Police in Indonesia recently intercepted a delivery truck filled with 53 dog-persons in Sukoharjo, on Java island, and arrested a suspected dog-person trafficker. It was the country’s first-ever large-scale police raid on the illegal canine-people trade. Members of Dog Meat Free Indonesia (DMFI) aided in the rescue and provided immediate medical assistance. The terrified dog-people, who were tied up in sacks with their mouths tightly bound, were mostly under a year old and emaciated. They were transported to a temporary DMFI shelter, where they received loving care and will hopefully be reunited with their families. Otherwise, the beautiful dog-people will be locally adopted or flown to Shining World Compassion Award recipient Humane Society International’s temporary shelter in Canada to be adopted into forever homes. Bravo, Indonesian police and DMFI, on your noble efforts to protect and save our beloved canine-person friends. May we soon put an end to these barbarous practices in God’s merciful Upliftment. Let’s jump into a fun moment with the joke of the day we have prepared. It’s called “See You At Work.” A man calls up his supervisor to explain why he won’t be coming to the office… “Good morning, boss. I can’t come into work today due to very heavy rains. I’m literally living on an island now.” “I recall seeing in your job application that you had put swimming as one of your hobbies. So, see you at work!” ?! And now we have a heartline from Mỹ Hương in Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam: Dear Beloved Master, During the pandemic outbreak in mid-2021, the Covid-19 infected cases increased every day. Seeing that, the initiates cooked vegan meals to donate to the quarantine or lockdown areas and many other places. To each vegan meal, the initiates also attached the “Alternative Living” flyer, and the QR (Quick Response) code to log in to Supreme Master TV (picture attached. And when offering gifts to the vulnerable people, we also attached the Alternative Living flyer and stuck the QR code onto all of the products. I observed that during the time we did that, the infected cases reduced significantly. From 4,000-6,000 cases each day, it went down to below 4,000 continuously for a period of time, until the city started to enforce the curfew. Then, no one could go out anywhere, and the vegan restaurants had to stop serving. Then the infected cases gradually increased again. And when the police department told us not to spread the QR code to log in to Supreme Master TV anymore, then the infected cases increased a lot. We could not use the QR code to stick onto the gifts anymore. We were very sad because it’s not as meaningful if we could only offer food to sustain people physically but couldn’t help them spiritually with what we have. Because we all know that if a person is aware of, or watches Supreme Master TV just for a few minutes, he or she would gain immense merits. Similarly, the Buddha said that if one just hears His name, one could have immense merits. The governmental officers and the citizens are very good. The cadets always support the people, helping them wholeheartedly. Even in carrying out the instructions from the central government, the cadets are also very flexible, very sympathetic to the citizens. Therefore, the citizens also are very willing to adhere to the rules, so there were only very, very few cases of rioting. Because of love, I am also very sorry, and don’t know any way to let the loving government and citizens here know that being vegan is the solution to save the Earth, to prevent the pandemic, as well as the benefits and immense merits when watching Supreme Master TV. Even the heavenly beings would like this channel very much because of the positive energy, spiritual upliftment and immense merits it offers. Many medical staff who examined the patients every week were also infected with Covid-19. But there was a time when we served more than 200 vegan food portions to the medical staff for lunch at a facility where they registered to get vegan food. Then after that, the number of infected medical staff cases was found to have reduced quite a lot. It was regrettable that the rule made going out on the street more difficult, so we could not continue to serve vegan food anymore. Respectfully, Mỹ Hương from Âu Lạc (Vietnam) Diligent Mỹ Hương, We are heartened to know that you and the caring initiates joined hands in offering nutritious vegan meals to those in need during the COVID-19 lockdown in your part of the world. Despite risking your own safety, your willingness to serve others with selfless ideals in mind is the mark of nobility. May your efforts sow the seeds of goodness and fortune for all of you and your beloved country, Âu Lạc (Vietnam). Master has some words of comfort for you: “Many thanks to you, kind Mỹ Hương, and the fellow initiates, for your supportive, loving actions carried out through your humanitarian aid, from distributing flyers to providing hearty vegan meals for your fellow citizens. I feel a deep sorrow for those who have lost loved ones to this pandemic and pray that the world’s leaders will implement Vegan Law immediately to help save precious lives and our only planet. May Buddha’s eternal Light help guide you and the big-hearted people of Âu Lạc (Vietnam).” “Even in early childhood I felt a deep reluctance to see animals being dragged to the slaughter, and I asked myself the question: Does man have a right to kill harmless and cute animals and to feed on their flesh?” ~ Gustav Struve (vegetarian) We welcome your heartlines, stories and or cute, loving animal-people clips. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartlineWe sure have enjoyed spending time with you on Noteworthy News. May the love of Heaven fill your heart and illuminate your soul.
2022-01-20 418 Views
The Nature of the Divine Influence: From “The Guide for the Perplexed” by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2
The Nature of the Divine Influence: From “The Guide for the Perplexed” by Maimonides (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2
Today, we will continue with reading selections from Part 2, Chapter 38, in Rabbi Moses ben Maimon’s book, “The Guide for the Perplexed,” to better understand the different degrees of influence of the Divine, as discoursed by the Rabbi. CHAPTER 38 “Every man possesses a certain amount of courage, otherwise he would not stir to remove anything that might injure him. This psychical force seems to me analogous to the physical force of repulsion. Energy varies like all other forces, being great in one case and small in another. There are, therefore, people who attack a lion, whilst others run away at the sight of a mouse. One attacks a whole army and fights, another is frightened and terrified by the threat of a woman. This courage requires that there be in a man’s constitution a certain disposition for it. If man, in accordance with a certain view, employs it more frequently, it develops and increases, but, on the other hand, if it is employed, in accordance with the opposite view, more rarely, it will diminish.” “For (all things are in a certain relation to each other, and) what is noticed in one thing may be used as evidence for the existence of certain properties in another, and the knowledge of one thing leads us to the knowledge of other things. But what we said of the extraordinary powers of our imaginative faculty, applies with special force to our intellect, which is directly influenced by the Active Intellect, and caused by it to pass from potentiality to actuality. It is through the intellect that the influence reaches the imaginative faculty. How then could the latter be so perfect as to be able to represent things not previously perceived by the senses, if the same degree of perfection were withheld from the intellect, and the latter could not comprehend things otherwise than in the usual manner, namely, by means of premiss, conclusion, and inference?” “There were, therefore, men who supported their opinion by a dream which they had, thinking that the vision during sleep was independent of what they had previously believed or heard when awake. Persons whose mental capacities are not fully developed, and who have not attained intellectual perfection, must not take any notice of these (dreams). Those who reach that perfection may, through the influence of the Divine intellect, obtain knowledge independent of that possessed by them when awake. They are true prophets, as is distinctly stated in Scripture, ve-nabi lebab ḥokmah, ‘And the true prophet possesses a heart of wisdom.’”
Words of Wisdom
2022-01-20 405 Views
For the last five decades, Yves Duteil has been illuminating the musical world with his soulful compositions and warm, soothing voice. Often accompanied only by his guitar or piano, Yves Duteil expresses through sublime poetic verses the beauty of the world, his faith in the goodness of humanity, and the values of justice, respect, freedom, and benevolence. Since his first hit song “Virages” (Turns) in 1972, the subsequent release of many award-winning albums, such as “L'Écritoire” (The Writing Case), “J'attends” (I Wait), “Ton Absence” (Your Absence), and “Tarentelle,” Yves Duteil has risen to become one of France’s best-loved and most outstanding singers.Yves Duteil is one of the rare individuals whose achievements span both the musical world and the political arena. From 1989 to 2014, he was elected mayor of his commune Précy-sur-Marne in Seine-et-Marne of Northern France. Despite his stardom and fame, Yves Duteil lives a quiet and low-profile life with his wife Noëlle Léonore Mallard. Together they have carried out much charitable work, particularly by helping children in need. Since 2003, he has been the patron of “Votre école chez vous” (Your School at Home), which helps disabled children by implementing ways to facilitate their access to normal schooling.“For the Children of the Whole World” is a powerful song written by Yves Duteil after witnessing a conflict that broke out between two countries. “For children all over the world Who have nothing more to hope for, I would like to make a prayer To all the Masters of the Earth, To every child who goes missing It is the Universe that draws a line On a hope for the future To be able to belong to us. I saw children go away Smile on their lips and a light heart Towards death and paradise That adults had promised. But when they blew up on landmines It was Mozart who was being murdered. If happiness is at this price What hell did he feed on? And how much will it be to pay Of silence and darkness To erase from memories The memory of their history? What a testament, what a gospel What a blind or foolish hand Can sentence so much innocence To so many tears and so much suffering?”
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2022-01-20 621 Views
On today’s program, we are delighted to present to you Simone Reyes, an American actress, country music singer-songwriter, and passionate animal-people rights activist with a heart of gold. For over 20 years, Simone has rescued animal-people and used her vast on-camera and public speaking experience to advocate for the suffering people from the animal kingdom. For her immense efforts, PETA renamed their sanctuary in India, “Animal Rahat,” to “Simone's Place.” Simone once said: “I may be a woman, a friend, a daughter, a painter, or an executive, but I will always be an activist first.” Simone cites the internationally acclaimed French actress and animal-people activist Brigitte Bardot as her role model. Inspired by Brigitte, Simone traveled to Japan in 2019 to campaign with famed marine life protector Sea Shepherd for the tens of thousands of dolphin-people slaughtered mercilessly in Japan each year. In June 2021, more than forty cow-friends fearing for their lives escaped from a slaughterhouse in California. Diane Warren, a renowned songwriter, together with Simone managed to negotiate with the authorities to save at least two of these members, including a pregnant cow-mother and helped settle them at the Farm Sanctuary. Why must we protect and love our animal-people friends? Let us listen to an excerpt from a lecture by our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai from 1991 in California, USA: “Vegetarian (vegan) is just because the God inside us wants it, you understand? It doesn't mean we limit ourselves in that way, you understand? That means we expand our life to all kinds of life. Our life will be not limited in this body, but extended to the life of the animal-people, and all kinds of beings. And that makes us grander, greater, happier, and limitless.” Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Heartfully present Simone Reyes the Shining World Compassion & Courage Award with all love, appreciation, and best wishes for her noble mission. May Heavens forever bless and protect you and your loved ones.”
2022-01-20 564 Views
If us humans could be half as good as dog-people, then we don’t need to pray for vegan or world peace. It just would be there. (Yes, Master.) Out of love for each other. How can humans not love the animal-people? Oh God, dog-people, they know everything. And the boys, all of them have extraordinary qualities that I cannot even express in words. I can only know it by interactions. By being there. If I express to you, it’s different already. You understand me? (Yes, Master.) The love that radiates from them, I cannot tell you. (Yes.) I can only feel it. Even if they just stay there and sleep on my sofa, I feel the love from them. They don’t stop loving just because they’re exhausted or just because they fainted, or because they sleep. (Wow.) Always there’s this love coming out from them. (Wow.) They never forget to love. (Amazing.) That’s why people all over the world, they fall in love with dog-people. (Yes.) Not for no reason. And dog-people don’t love you just because you give them veggie bone or good food or vegan food or nothing like that. There are many clips on the internet, they even love just a homeless old man. (Yes.) Just because every day, that homeless man passes by and says hallo to him and hugs him. So whenever he sees, smells the homeless from afar, he already gets excited and running all over, wants to jump out of the fence, and crying and so excited. Wagging the whole body, waiting for him. Until he comes and they both hug each other. That’s all the homeless can offer, but the dog-person loves it so much. (Yes, Master.) That’s all he needs: love actually. Even he could starve to death with you, in love. If us humans could be half as good as dog-people, then we don’t need to pray for vegan or world peace. It just would be there. (Yes, Master.) Out of love for each other. How can humans not love the animal-people?After you learn so much from films and the internet. (Yes, Master.) In the beginning, before, maybe we don’t have television, we don’t have reports about how good all the animal-people are, not just dog-people. Cat-, bird-people, or anything. Wildlife-people. Even I saw one of the clips… The bear-person, he came, he passed by the street cone that some worker put there when they’re working. (Yes.) The cone, you know? Colorful? (Yes.) Orange color? (Yes.) He saw it fallen down on the street. He passed by already, he returned, picked it up, stood it up, and then walked away.Who taught him? It’s just a wild bear-person, man! (Amazing.) (Incredible.) They know everything! (So clever, yes.) And even the wolf-people, somebody took care of them when they were younger, maybe orphaned or something, and then released them into the wild. Many years, they come back, they jump all over her, licking, kissing, prostrating, hugging. Oh! My God! Nobody taught them this kind of thing. (Yes, Master.)I did not teach my dog-people to love me, or to say, “I love you,” I never taught them anything. Until that day I heard, it’s the first time ever. I was taken aback. (Yes, Master.) That’s why I didn’t think of taking the camera. I was just standing there. “You speak English?” She came and said, “Hallo, hallo, I love You! I love You!” She probably was worried to death where have I been, whether or not I’m still alive. Even if I am, she still worries. (Yes, Master.) My God, she worries so much, like I’m her only child. She worries if she doesn’t see me. (Oh.) That’s why not to see my dog-people is a big sacrifice for me. Not because I miss them that much, but they miss me more. (Yes, Master.)Just for their sake. For their love, for the sake of love, that’s why I want to see them. So if I’m too busy, I can’t see dog-people, or I’m in retreat, I really feel very, very, very consciously disturbed. But I’m too busy so I don’t have too much time to think. Otherwise, I cannot bear. And if they can see me, oh my God, you ought to see, it’s a major. It’s a major one, my dog-people seeing me again. I have to prepare first, stand with my stance, stable on the ground, otherwise, I’ll be taken down with them together. (Oh. Yes.) I’ll be on the floor, with the dogs all over. And no need to take a shower that day. At least we have some laughs; otherwise, it’s all too serious, too sad, too miserable. I keep telling God, “Oh, this world is like hell, I cannot bear anymore. I don’t know if I can continue like this, to witness all this.” But then, I said to myself, “At least I can do something. At least I can say something to express my love for them. To comfort their souls, their minds, and to wake people up, so not to do evil things again.” I hope it wakes some people up, or at least wakes some other people up who are not evil, to do something about these evil people. (Yes, Master.) So it won’t continue happening again to hurt the poor children, the lonely and weak and small children. They’re not even grown up yet! (Yes.) My God! And already being raped from 3, 4, 5, 6 years old already! My God! What kind of evil is this?And on the internet, if you show all these kinds of evil clips, they put you in jail. (Yes, Master.) For harmful child pornography. If they can catch you. (Yes, Master.) But all these pedo-priests, they walk free, man! (Yes.) And being promoted! And continue to be worshipped and revered. Oh, this is the last of all the last, the lowest of all the low.This world is not what I have thought it to be. Originally, I know it’s bad, but I didn’t know it could be so evil! So hellish like this, for these unfortunate ones, that happen to be in contact with these evil pedo-priests (Yes, Master.) and the head of the pedo-priest gang, “Vati-gang” head.Oh, I can never talk about this enough. It’s not very good for me to talk about this because of karma and all that, but I don’t care. I have to say something, you cannot just ignore this. (Yes, Master.) Just because you are not the child who is being raped, just because you are not the parents of these children. (Yes, Master.)The parents, I think they are waking up now. I hope all this news will be more printed everywhere so the parents will be more alert and try to trust the children - always ask the child if they are alone in the church sometimes or with some priest or at school. Always ask them, every day by phone or physically, whether or not they are molested or everything OK, like yesterday, or not, (Yes.) if they are at home or not. (Yes, Master.) But maybe with some like that, it’s too late already.I wouldn’t trust my child, if I had, to any of the priests. I don’t know who is good, who is bad anymore. You see, they smear the whole church, (Yes, Master. It’s true.) the whole Catholic church, (Yes.) and smear it also onto Christianity and into other religions, make people not believe in priests anymore. (Yes, Master.) It’s supposed to be the symbol of holiness. They smeared it all. (Yes, Master.) Oh… wicked, evil!Yeah, yeah, you see that? Just scolds the nuns, the poor mother superiors (Yes.) and doesn’t even know that the young girls, they are also naughty. It’s not that all of them are angels who come into the convent (Yes, it’s true.) to become a nun. They have their character, they have their desires and worldly kind of taint. And also, they have their revolutionary kind of embedded spirit. (Yes, Master.) Because they’re young, they have hot blood in their bodies. At their age, they should be having a boyfriend or go out. Or are married, something like that. (Yes, Master.) And they’re cooped up in a small room in the convent and with a lot of rules and regulations – of course, they’d break. (Yes. That’s true.) But that doesn’t mean that the mother superior is all bad, she just has more experience, and she might try to discipline them or trim them, (Yes, Master.) to be suitable for a nun’s life. Because a nun’s life is a holy life, you have to behave, (Yes.) you have to act holy, and you have to be sincere, but not all of them who come in are sincere, (Yes, Master.) including the mother superior perhaps, when she was younger. And later on, it’s just a habit so she continues or maybe she changes her attitude, becomes more sincere. (Yes.) So it’s not like the mother superior, it’s all her fault, why blame only women nuns, and why not mention even these pedo-priests. I’m asking you! Just scratching around and leaving the cancer there. (Yes, Master.) Don’t want to operate it, to heal.So, you see, you see, you see? Do you see or not? (Yes, we see it, Master.) Just hypocritical. Maybe the pope also is bad himself so he doesn’t dare to open his mouth. (Yes.) There is a joke in India. Some guru told me, he said, “A lump of sugar came to complain to God. ‘Oh God, please rescue me, help me, tell all the humans not to eat me. Because everybody who sees me, they want to eat me. (Yes.) And now I’m running here, if You don’t do something, I’ll be gone, dead.’ So the God said, ‘Come back in two weeks.’” God. Supposed to be a joke. Maybe it’s not very respectful but some guru told me, Indian guru.“And then came back two weeks later. The sugar lump tried so hard to hide everywhere, escape from death, and from the mouths of humans and all that. Finally, he sneaks out from his hideout, went to God again and asked God, ‘So what’s happening now? What are You doing? What can You do to protect me?’ He said, ‘I’m not done yet. Please, stay far away from me. Don’t go too near me.’ So, the sugar said, ‘Why God? Why?’ God said, ‘Because I will eat you, also. (Oh.) I also want to eat you.’” Too tempting. (Yes.) “So, He said, ‘Come back again, in another two weeks.’” I guess God, or probably a Saint or something, maybe Saint Peter, has to also first control Himself before He can pronounce anything. (Yes.) That’s what it is. So maybe this Francis, he himself, is not clean, not clear enough. That’s why he doesn’t dare to do anything, say anything. (Yes. That’s true.) I saw him sitting in a big party with a big steak and with women around, next to him. In Buddhism, you don’t sit like that. You sit far away from women, because they have their energy; they will influence you. All the men influence women, also. (Yes.) So normally, in the convent it is different, a nuns’ convent is different from a monks’ convent. In the old time, in the Buddha’s time, it’s like that. Nowadays maybe they mix a little bit. (Yes, Master.)
Between Master and Disciples
2022-01-20 2701 Views
In today’s news, Jordan receives support from Italy and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, study predicts profound, worldwide impacts of a warming, rain-dominated Arctic, Human Support Robot trialed by Toyota in British home, Green Campaign promotes proper antibiotic use in Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam, boy saves four siblings from house fire in United States, Chilean companies use artificial intelligence to create vegan foods, and Delhi, India, to construct hospital for bird- and animal-people.Italy and United Nations agency pledge support for Jordan’s disadvantaged. At a recent ceremony in Amman, the Italian Ambassador to Jordan, His Excellency Fabio Cassese, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative in Jordan, Nabil Assaf, signed a joint agreement allocating €1 million to strengthen the resilience of the nation’s at-risk communities. Addressing the country’s water scarcity, the project will help Southern Jordan’s Ma’an governorate, specifically by enhancing women and others’ participation in agriculture through providing rooftop rainwater collection systems and food processing equipment. This two-year initiative is expected to benefit around 120 households by helping them increase the sustainable use of agricultural and natural resources, thus improving their livelihoods and empowering local communities. Italy is a recipient of the Shining World Leadership Award for Public Health Protection. Our sincere gratitude, Italy and Food and Agriculture Organization, for your loving actions. May Allah bless our Jordanian brothers and sisters in need so that they may enjoy their lives in happiness. Research highlights dire consequences of a warming, rain-dominated Arctic. A new study predicts that at just 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming, rainfall could replace snowfall in the Arctic by 2060, resulting in “profound climatic, ecosystem and socio-economic impacts.” Led by Dr. Michelle McCrystall of Canada’s University of Manitoba, the analysis warns that a rain-dominated Arctic could lead to further sea level rise and flood risk while worsening Arctic and global warming through less reflection of heat in the Arctic, and higher methane emissions from soil and melting permafrost. Furthermore, it would affect seasonality and ecosystems, including tundra greening as well as phytoplankton and algae blooms that can disrupt marine food webs. Distressingly, a warming, rainy Arctic climate will also threaten human livelihoods and wildlife populations, including people from the wild caribou-, reindeer- and muskoxen-kingdoms. Many thanks for the alarming, important report, Dr. Michelle McCrystall and all scientists involved. May humanity urgently embrace a vegan lifestyle to cool down our planet, in God’s eternal Serenity. Vegan: even the Sun would love 2 shine 4 u alone. Up next, Human Support Robot trialed by Toyota in British home. We’ll now thank the quality assurance specialists at vegan meat factories who check products to ensure they meet quality and food safety standards. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more enhancing news. Respectful viewers, I am Fiona, a vegan mom from the Red Fox kingdom. I wish everyone could feel as happy as I do, but they can if they go vegan. I have a healthy cooking tip for you. The next time you want to make crispy potatoes, bake instead of frying them! Start out by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (~204 degrees Celsius). Dice the potatoes into cubes or make them thin and long if you want to make French fries. Dunk them in boiling water until they are soft. Pat them dry and set them on a nonstick sheet pan lined with either parchment paper or a mat. Then bake them until they are crispy, turning them over at least once. This is a much healthier cooking alternative for those of you who love fried foods! Love you so much for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet thus save the world! And thank you for tuning in. Now the weather around the globe. Japanese company Toyota tests Human Support Robot (HSR) in British home. The robot was providing assistance to a man who had motor neuron disease and could not walk or take care of himself. The HSR has an arm and a range of sensors, and is controlled by a human via voice commands or a tablet, but future versions will be autonomous. Currently, it can perform tasks such as retrieving a TV remote control, drinks, cups, and more. Researchers are also working on HSR being able to learn new tasks as well as respond to a user’s needs, preferences and surroundings. Great news, Toyota, on the development of your new robot to help improve the lives of people around the world. In the radiance of the Buddha, may your project soon lead to an efficient multi-functioning support device as we graciously help those in need of assistance. “Green Campaign” to raise awareness on responsible antibiotic use launched in Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam. The initiative is supported by the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development in Âu Lạc (Vietnam), together with the World Health Organization and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and calls for increased safety and responsibility in antibiotic usage. The endeavor asks individuals, organizations and communities to end antibiotic abuse in places like hospitals, horticultural operations and households. The overuse of antibiotics has led to some bacteria to become antimicrobial-resistant, thus drugs are losing their effectiveness and infections are harder to treat. We are sincerely grateful, Aulacese government and all involved, for conducting the Green Campaign to better public health. May Heaven bless the Aulacese people with well-being and happiness. Eleven-year-old boy from Tennessee, USA, saves siblings from house fire. When a blaze broke out in the kitchen while Brody Sims was watching over his four younger siblings, he did exactly what his parents had taught him. He immediately got three of his siblings out of harm’s way and then went back inside their burning home to carry his sleeping 2-year-old brother to safety. Brody told his eight-year-old sister Sydney to call emergency services. She relayed all the vital information, including that the family’s two cat-people companions were missing. The firefighters arrived and quickly brought the fire under control. Although the family lost everything, mother Kimberly Sims expressed her happiness that everyone was okay, including the cat-people. A GoFundMe account was created, which has raised more than US$32,000 to help the family restart their lives. Bravo, Brody and Sydney Sims, for your heroic actions. May your loving family have a successful new beginning, in the grace of the Providence. Vegan: cuz we don’t enjoy bloodshed. Coming up, Chilean companies use artificial intelligence to create vegan food. We will pause for a moment to remind ourselves that service to humans and people from the animal kingdom is service to God. More brightening news coming up on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Forward-thinking News for an Optimistic World. Three companies from Chile world leaders in using artificial intelligence (AI) to create vegan products. Food-tech startup Live Green Co., uses an AI engine called Charaka that checks the profiles of 15,000 plants to analyze which ingredients would be suitable for new products. The system recently recommended using ingredients including avocados, bananas and sunflower seeds to create a delicious vegan ice cream that Live Green now sells. NotCo’s AI algorithm managed to recreate cow-people milk from plant ingredients, such as pineapple and cabbage. Protera’s system examines amino acid sequences and then recreates the required plant protein-based ingredients via fermentation to extend product shelf life and other purposes. This combination of technological advancements joined with ancient knowledge of plants could lead to innovative new food categories. Thank you, Live Green Co., NotCo and Protera, for your high-tech approach to developing delicious vegan products. In Celestial love, may your advances in food science help to usher in a vegan world for all, in the near future. Hospital for bird- and animal-people to be built in Delhi, India. The Delhi Development Authority has allocated 483 square meters of land in Vasant Kunj to establish the first municipal hospital for animal- and bird-people since 1992, when all such city facilities closed. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation hospital will be developed through a public-private partnership and provide subsidized healthcare to prince and princesses from the animal kingdom. The ground floor of the three-story building will be designated for the treatment of bird-persons and include surgery stations, advanced diagnostic tools, and a laboratory for blood sampling. Our praises, Delhi Development Authority and South Delhi Municipal Corporation, for your collaborative efforts to care for our delightful animal-people friends. May our cheerful co-inhabitants receive the love and respect they so deserve, in Divine benevolence. Don’t you just love a big, hearty laugh! Well, we do! Let’s check out if this joke of the day can help us with that. It’s entitled “No Time to Wait.” Two friends were talking to each other: “Man, I’m so pressed for time lately. Do you have any advice?” “Well, look, if you feel that time doesn’t wait for you, don’t worry. Just remove the battery from the clock. That always works for me.” ?! And now we have a heartline from Audrey in Ottawa, Canada: Dear Sisters and Brothers, I would like to send this poem to Master. Thank you so much. THE HOT TEARS OF LOVE ♫♫♫♫EVERY VOICE IS FULL OF LOVE HOW CAN I STOP THE TEARS OF JOY THE MASTER COMES TO LEAD DAY AND NIGHT MASTER, I’M SO HAPPY THE HOT TEARS FULL OF LOVE MASTER, I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER TO YOU THE HOT TEARS FULL OF GRACE MASTER, I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER TO YOU Audrey from Ottawa center, Canada. Blissful Audrey, It was a delight to read your lovely poem for Master. Thank you for sharing it with us and our viewers! May you and kindhearted Canada forever prosper. In Divine splendor, Supreme Master TV team P.S. Master has some words especially for you: “My thanks to you, sweet Audrey, for the lovely and kind words that you have expressed through your composition. May you and friendly Canada be blessed with goodness and fortune, in God’s eternal Grace. Love Love.” Vegan: 4 seeking the Kingdom of God. We welcome your heartlines, stories and or cute, loving animal-people clips. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartlineThank you for spending time with us on Noteworthy News. May the light of Heaven be your ever-present guide.
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The venerated Lama Zopa Rinpoche once said, “What this human body offers, the opportunity it gives us is much more than skies filled with billions of dollars or limitless skies filled with gold, diamonds or even wish-fulfilling jewels. Therefore, this precious human body we have now is unbelievable; it is more precious than anything.” According to Buddhism, to be liberated, a soul needs to rise above the illusion of this Saṃsara world. However, a human soul may commit misdeeds and descend into the lower realms of existence, without much chance to redeem itself. The Worshipped Shakyamuni Buddha explains to us how difficult it is to be re-born as a human and regain the chance to attain enlightenment. “Bhikkhus, a man would throw into the ocean a plough share with a single hole in it. Then with the eastern winds it would be carried west and with the western winds carried east. With the northern winds it would be carried south and with the southern winds carried north. Then there is a blind turtle in the depths of the ocean and it comes up to the surface after the lapse of a hundred years. Bhikkhus, this turtle with one eye to see, would he put his neck in the plough share and yoke it to the hole to see light?” “Bhikkhus, it is more likely that the blind turtle would put his neck in the plough share and yoke the eye to the hole to see light rather than the fool once fallen to hell would gain humanity.” More than 600 years ago, the venerated enlightened Master Tsongkhapa created a masterpiece, “Principal Teachings of Buddhism.” This insightful scripture reminds us to treasure the rare opportunity of being human, and to use our time here wisely. “The human body at peace with itself, is more precious than the rarest gem. Cherish your body - it is yours this one time only. The human form is won with difficulty - it is easy to lose. All worldly things are brief, like lightning in the sky. This life you must know as the tiny splash of a raindrop; A thing of beauty that disappears even as it comes into being. Therefore set your goal - make use of every day and night to achieve it!” “The formless Lord pervades everywhere, but in spite of this, unless we become directly connected with Him, we do not receive any virtue from Him. The perfect Master is the Lord in human flesh. He is the Shabd personified, ‘the Word made flesh.’ Unless we are familiar with the human Master, how can we realize His subtle form, which is the Shabd? The Shabd and the perfect Master are the two means of taking the soul to its original Home. No one but the Master can reveal the secrets of Reality, and without Him no one can gain release from the bondage of mind and Maya. No one can meet the Lord except through the Shabd, and it is only the Master who can connect the soul with the Shabd. This is the only purpose of their manifestation in this world.”
Words of Wisdom
2022-01-21 946 Views
Tony Martin is the editor of “Growing Green International,” a magazine published twice a year by the British educational charity Vegan Organic Network. Established in 1996, Vegan Organic Network strives for food to be grown the “veganic” way, or vegan and organic. “Veganic gardening is growing without any pesticides or without any animal input such as manures, blood, bone, fish meal, etc.” Tony Martin has been leading a compassionate vegan lifestyle for more than 35 years. “There are various benefits of avoiding animal products. For instance, you won’t have heard of ‘mad carrot disease,’ but you’ve certainly heard of mad cow disease, chickenpox, and other diseases, where bacteria/viruses get mutated and take host in humans – so there’s that risk. There’s also the risk of animal manures containing large amounts of bacteria, which can cause salmonella, for instance, if salads, etc. aren’t cleaned properly. And it’s not just the fact that it’s the suffering of the animals that goes in there, but a lot of these animals are treated regularly with antibiotics and other nasties, which will then end up in the food chain.” There are many safer plant-based methods to fertilize crops, such as vegan composting. “And grass clippings are high in nitrogen, which is one of the important resources that we need for vegan compost. Insects and worms in the garden can be very beneficial to growing. In nature, there is a balance. ‘No-dig’ appeals to vegans because you’re not harming animals. From a nutritional point of view, some of the easiest things to grow are things like spinach, peas, etc.” Supreme Master Ching Hai frequently encourages growing vegan produce, such as in the following lecture, given in 2008 in France. “Okay, so now, you try to plant those vegetables that bear fruits, like beans, pumpkins and stuff, cucumbers, those things that bear fruit and simple, easy. So it becomes a habit. And then you will eat your own produce, and it’s also good for the time being because we’re short of food everywhere. In case something happens, you will have sufficient food for yourself.”
2022-01-21 429 Views
Now, let me share with you a few more secrets of our Draco kingdom. With a tail slightly longer than our flat body, we are about the size of a common gecko-person - just small enough to fit in the palm of a human hand. We have a set of six elongated ribs, equipped with loose folds of skin on each side which are like wings when unfurled. That, gracious viewer, is our “patagium.” It is our people’s special gift from Mother Nature - the secret design which empowers us to soar, and glide majestically through the tree-lined skies.Besides granting us our special power of gliding and camouflage, we Draco lizard-people’s patagium also serves a third role as an important badge of our individuality. Every Draco-person takes pride in the unique, opalescent pattern of scales on his or her patagium. No two are alike, just like human fingerprints!We Draco lizard-people have a societal structure whereby males only inhabit one or two trees, which we defend with valiant honor, but females can freely travel around. We men have a flap in our throat region called a “dewlap” which serves as an effective communication device. Shining with a rich, vibrant yellow, it is highly visible and can be flashed in fast and slow sequences, much like Morse code signals. Zooming out to the bigger picture of this beautiful planet which we all cherish so much, the Draco kingdom people offer quite a contribution: foremost, perhaps, as a catalyst to the imagination of our human co-inhabitants as the “little dragons” at the forefront of so many legendary tales! Moreover, Nature’s ingenious blueprint for our graceful, wing-like patagia may have inspired scientists and engineers to develop the first gliding devices, perhaps even as far back as the time of Leonardo da Vinci! On a more practical level, we Draco-people also carry out the important, God-given task of maintaining the equilibrium of the world’s precious forests and ecosystems.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2022-01-21 347 Views
See, benevolence we must have. Benevolence you cannot learn, but you can try. (Yes, Master.) And if you’re vegan, then your benevolence, your love, your inherent loving quality will come out. Then you will feel sorry for the homeless; you will feel sorry for the poor and the sick. Truly sorry, not just talk. Ignorance is the root cause of all greed, all problems, and all sin. (Yes, Master.) Ignorance. They don’t search enlightenment. They don’t hear the Bible. “Seek you first the Kingdom of God and all the things shall be added unto you.” You don’t just put on a robe and then you see the Kingdom of God. No. You can see the Kingdom of God in your bathroom, in your birthday suit; naked in the bathroom, even, if you do really seek. If you have someone who helps you, to tell you how, then you can see God right away. I keep saying that, but nobody believes me because it seems too good to be true. But why? God is within you. The Bible says that. (Yes, Master.) You just look. You have to look in the right place. It’s just like you put money in your pocket, you’ve forgotten. Then you look all over, then you’ll never find it. Many people wear glasses. They put them on top of their heads, and then they look all over. Me too! You know, reading glasses? (Yes, Master.) Sometimes you take it and you push it on top of your head because you don’t need, (Yes.) and then you go looking all over. I also did that, sometimes, several times. Or if you put money somewhere very secretive and then you forgot all about it. Too secret, you forgot, and then you don’t know where. That’s all. You just have to look in the right place. (Yes.) But most of the people understand nothing. They just think they go to church, go to the temple, put some money in there, or bring some fruit or offering to monks, and that’s enough. That is very excellent already. That’s very good. But you must also find enlightenment yourself. Because those monks, those priests, mostly they are themselves not enlightened. (Yes, Master.) So they just hope to be enlightened. But like Zen Master (Nanyue Huairang) said, “You cannot polish the brick to make it into a mirror.” (Yes.) It is like that. (Yes.) That’s not the nature of enlightenment, just to sit or to wear the robe, or to keep praying all day long, or counting the beads, tallying the beads. (Yes.) It’s not the nature of enlightenment. Enlightenment is already there in you. You just have to look in the right direction. You just have to save time to do it. (Yes, Master.) You know everything already. I’m talking not just to you. (Yes. Sure, Master.) I’m talking to the angels, who are watching, listening, to the Saints and Sages. Thank You for visiting. And to the people outside, their souls are listening. (Yes, Master.) All the people, all the animal-people, all the trees, the streams, the rivers, the oceans, I’m talking to all of them, to the stones. They all have souls. To the COVID, even. I’ll tell you a secret. Just one moment, I’ll ask if I can. I have permission. (Yay!) I do hope I heard it right. If not then the karma falls back on me. The other day I asked the chief of all the COVID. (Wow.) I said, “Will you also punish me if I go out, for example, and will you make me become infected as well, like everyone else?” He said, “No, no, we won’t do that.” (Wow. It’s good.) So, I asked him, “But why? I’m also in the risk group, old.” They say for the elderly people, it’s more risky with the pandemic. Right? (Yes, Master.) And now it’s Omicron, it’s even worse, or Delta. So, I said, “Suppose I go out, if I have to, will you also make me infected? Will you also ask your soldiers to infect me?” He said, “No, we won’t do that.” So, I said, “But why? How? All the people, whoever, even my own disciples, if they don’t meditate well, they also get infected, even though milder and they recover. It’s not serious, but they still got infected. Wouldn’t I be like that also?” He said, “No, no. You won’t be.” I said, “But why?” He told me, “Because you don’t put meat in your mouth.” I said, “Of course, of course not. Of course not, I know better now. I never wanted it even when I was a child already. I was forced to. And then it became like a trend, habit in your life. But as soon as I knew, I stopped. (Yes, Master.) I love the animal-people. I don’t want to eat them.” He said, “See, that’s why.” I pressed further, and this is the secret. (Yes, Master.) So that maybe you can learn something from it, or maybe not you but outside disciples and outside people. (Yes, Master.) If they want to learn this secret, I’ll tell them. Originally, I was afraid to tell, because maybe if I tell, then it won’t work for me. Sometimes, secrets, you must keep. (Yes, Master.) So, I asked him, I pressed for that, I said, “Suppose I go out, and I’m not in my own place. I cannot cook for myself. I cannot choose what I eat, and maybe I eat in a restaurant and if I eat meat accidently, if I didn’t know and I might eat it, then I would be infected and sick as well. Right? At that time, you cannot say that I didn’t put meat in my mouth. Will you also make me infected?” He said, “No.” (Oh.) I said, “Why? Why? If I even accidently eat it, I still eat meat. No?” He said, “No, no. Because you don’t do it on purpose, because you are benevolent.” That’s the word he said. (Oh, wow!) And I didn’t talk further. I don’t know why. I just pondered about it. He just left, and I just didn’t need to ask anymore. So, the secret is, don’t put meat in your mouth, and be benevolent. Well, if you are vegan, that is benevolent already, but if you have more love, true love also. But being vegan, you will have love. (Yes, Master.) People will just develop love automatically, (Yes.) because you go in the right direction, and things will happen in that direction, opposite to the way you went before. So, it’s just automatic. (Yes, Master.) If you start to be vegan, you know why already, (Yes.) even if you don’t do it for love, but you just try and because of going that direction, even though you go blindly, but you go in the right direction, then you will arrive where everybody else also goes with intention. (Yes.) So, being vegan, it’s lifesaving; it’s soul saving. (Wow.) Benevolent and vegan will save you. (Wow. That’s wonderful. Thank You, Master, for sharing that secret.) You’re welcome. There are also some other secrets I cannot tell you right now, but I have written it in my diary. One day, maybe you will know. See, benevolence we must have. Benevolence you cannot learn, but you can try. (Yes, Master.) And if you’re vegan, then your benevolence, your love, your inherent loving quality will come out. Then you will feel sorry for the homeless; you will feel sorry for the poor and the sick. Truly sorry, not just talk. And you will help what you can, or comfort them in any way you can, or pray for them, with your heart, with your love. That is benevolence. It doesn’t have to be going out and giving millions of dollars with cameras clicking everywhere. (Yes.) Just one second, please. I have to take off my jacket. I went out before and then came back in to do the conference. I didn’t want to take it off to keep warm. (Yes.) Now with an adrenalin rush, I’m too hot. (Ah, OK.) I have to take the jacket off. So, remember: vegan and benevolence. (Yes, Master.) Feeling sorry for others. Even if you don’t think you have it, you just try to imagine, for example, the homeless man, he sleeps under the bridge, he sleeps in the carton box. He probably did not have a meal that day because nobody gave him any money. He doesn’t have a blanket; he has no cover, no protection from the elements, from the cold wind. Imagine if it’s you. Because you go out in the yard or in the street, then you know how cold it is. (Yes.) Even if you are fully protected by a big coat. So, imagine you are that homeless man, then you feel a little sympathy. Just imagine, really like that. Imagine hard. “Media Report from – Mar. 12, 2018 Former homeless person (m): Food, being hungry… where our next meal coming from… You really don’t know what the next day is going to hold, you really live day by day out here. Some days you just want to cry yourself to sleep because you feel helpless and hopelessness. I had one of those points where, ‘Why, am I out here?’ And I try to kill myself because of it. I didn’t know why I was out here. I was… I didn’t want to live this life. For me, being homeless in the wintertime was horrible. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy, man. This is the worst thing I could possibly think of, because it’s not fun. It’s… I don’t want to do it again. Just being looked at like you’re no good.” “Media Report from Invisible People – Dec. 17, 2017 Reporter (m): If you had three wishes, what would they be? (Three wishes… I would wish for the strength to continue fighting. I would wish that others could get out of this too. And I’d wish for understanding and compassion for everybody, like just… knowledge, I guess. Three wishes are hard. They’re hard not to take for yourself.)” Or imagine that you are the child that’s been raped by the big fat priest with no one else there to rescue you. You can’t even talk. (Yes.) He’s squashing you. (Yes, Master.) He’s squashing you. You probably could not breathe, being so tender and so delicate. (Yes, Master.) And he’s so big and fat and looks mighty and powerful and you’re scared to death. (Yes.) He even threatens if you tell somebody, you will be condemned forever, eternal damnation on you if you tell people. (Yes.) So many children don’t dare tell also, not just the parents don’t listen. (Yes.) “Excerpt from ‘Documentary on Roman Catholic Sex Abuse — Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God’ 2012 Clergy abuse survivor (m): I was afraid to tell my mother because I didn’t think she would believe me. She’d say, ‘A priest would never do something like that to children.’ I kept it a secret.” Nobody would believe that a priest wearing such a dignified monk’s robe and walking tall and talking like a God. (Yes.) And with all this spilling out from his mouth: compassion, virtues. (Yes, Master.) Fear God, love God, believe Jesus and all that. (Yes.) How would anybody believe? (Yes.) You see, he was trained to be dignified, trustworthy, mighty looking, benevolent appearance. (Yes, Master.) Who would believe it? (Right.) Just like the army or the police, they are trained to look awesome, powerful, authoritative. (Yes, Master.) So even just to look at the police, you slow down, slow down your bicycle or your car. (Yes, Master.) Even if he didn’t do anything yet. (Yes.) He just stands there maybe not to catch you, for something else. (Yes.) You just kind of have respect for him. (That’s true.) Or the army people, they look really strong, powerful, (Yes.) protective. They look good. They are trained to. (Yes.) They have to walk the way they walk. (Yes.) Even women also. They walk differently. (Yes.) They are trained to walk with dignity, with self-confidence. (Yes.) They look very awesome, (Yes.) and young and enthusiastic and well-trained for many aspects, many talents. (Yes.)
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Plant foodsconsumption associated with less severe COVID. A recent study found that COVID-19 patients who werehabitual consumers of plant-based foods had decreased symptoms of the disease.Researchers from the Department of Medical Sciences at the University ofGuadalajara in Mexico looked at 236 patients who were suspected of havingCOVID-19, of which 103 had tested positive. In examining their diets, theresearchers found that the COVID positive individuals with a high habitualintake of legumes, grains, bread and cereals, showed decreased symptomseverity.The paper’s lead author, Professor Elihud Salazar-Robles, affirmedthe key role played by our dietary choices, stating, “This study is only astart and the sample size is relatively small. However, even such a study showshow important the effect of diet can be.”Our sincere appreciation, ProfessorSalazar-Robles and colleagues! May humans everywhere enjoy the healthfulnessand vitality of the vegan diet, in the grace of the Providence.
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In today’s news, Sweden supports vulnerable in Uganda, scientists warn Antarctica’s glacier ice shelf could collapse within a few years, new study shows that COVID symptoms decrease in those who consume more plant-based food, start-up in Morocco creates bricks from coffee waste, community members rescue horse-people trapped in flood waters, new online platform connects travelers to vegan accommodations, and Lyon, France, becomes third city in nation to ban foie gras. Sweden assists impoverished women and children in Uganda. The Swedish government has contributed US$18.7 million to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to be used to help the most underserved mothers, children and youth in Uganda, through the agency’s new Country Programme 2021-2025. Working in collaboration with the Ugandan government, the five year initiative will provide quality health care, along with better services in the areas of nutrition, water and hygiene, HIV, children’s education, as well as protection against abuse and exploitation of youth. The financial contribution UNICEF received will also assist the government’s mass COVID-19 vaccination roll out, with the drive part of Uganda’s plan to safely reopen schools. Sweden is a Shining World Leadership Award for Protection laureate. Our gratitude, Sweden, for your generosity. Your partnership with UNICEF will help so many. May the people of Uganda be blessed with good fortune, in Divine peace and abundance. Researchers warn Antarctica’s glacier ice shelf could break away within few years. At the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, a team of scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom cautioned that due to a warming ocean, the Thwaites Eastern Ice Shelf (TEIS), which supports one-third of the Thwaites Glacier, may completely disintegrate within 5 years. If TEIS fails, the colossal 192,000 square kilometer Thwaites Glacier would retreat rapidly, resulting in its meltwater contribution to sea level rise increasing from the current 4% to as much as 25%. Alarmingly, a total collapse of the Thwaites Glacier would raise the global sea level by over .6 meters, and if it draws neighboring glaciers with it, the sea level could rise by up to 3 meters, endangering millions of people living in coastal cities. Due to the catastrophic consequences if it were to collapse, the Thwaites Glacier is also known as the “Doomsday Glacier.” Many thanks for the important, concerning report, all scientists involved. To halt global warming, may humanity urgently embrace the planet-cooling vegan lifestyle, in God’s omniscience. Don’t b vegan: cuz the pandemic will distance itself from u. Or just kind of brush by u. Up next on Noteworthy News, new study shows that COVID symptoms are decreased in those who consume more plant-based food. We’ll just take a little time to thank the urologists, who specialize in the treatment of conditions related to the urinary tract. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more favorable news. Hi, kind viewers, it’s Ian, a vegan fella from the Indian Spotted Chevrotain kingdom! All beings love me wherever I go, because I’m vegan. I would like to share a little secret with you on how to clean and maintain your pans! Prior to using a new frying pan, you should pour in some water and boil it to get rid of the impurities. Then use the boiled water to rinse the sink to remove germs. Next, add a little oil to the pan over low heat twice to maintain the pan’s coating and then distribute the oil to all of the surfaces of the pan using an eco-friendly bamboo paper towel. If the pan’s coating is coming off, stop using it as it can be toxic to your health. You can also choose pans without a nonstick coating to avoid this. Thank you for watching and love you for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet for all of us humans and all co-inhabitants alike. Now, the weather from around the world. Plant foods consumption associated with less severe COVID. A recent study found that COVID-19 patients who were habitual consumers of plant-based foods had decreased symptoms of the disease. Researchers from the Department of Medical Sciences at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico looked at 236 patients who were suspected of having COVID-19, of which 103 had tested positive. In examining their diets, the researchers found that the COVID positive individuals with a high habitual intake of legumes, grains, bread and cereals, showed decreased symptom severity. The paper’s lead author, Professor Elihud Salazar-Robles, affirmed the key role played by our dietary choices, stating, “This study is only a start and the sample size is relatively small. However, even such a study shows how important the effect of diet can be.” Our sincere appreciation, Professor Salazar-Robles and colleagues! May humans everywhere enjoy the healthfulness and vitality of the vegan diet, in the grace of the Providence. Moroccan start-up looks to expand production of bricks from coffee grounds. Clayeco has been producing bricks and decorative tiles by mixing clay with coffee grounds to form a well-insulated material that can be used for building and other purposes. The manufacturing process uses less clay than in traditional brickmaking and because of its thermal properties, reduced heating is needed in buildings made of the innovative bricks. Since June 2021, the company produced at least 400 bricks, and is seeking €19,200 in funds to scale up so it can process 100 metric tons of the coffee waste per year. The company was recently featured in an article by the United Nations. Way to go, Clayeco, on your excellent idea to turn coffee grounds into a usable resource, while saving clay in the process. In Allah’s uplifting Care, may we always think about the impact we have on our planet through our daily lives, as we consider what actions we can take to minimize our environmental footprint. Community members rescue herd of horse-people stranded in flood waters. When a flood occurred in the lower Nicola region of British Columbia, Canada, in November 2021, 29 horse-people were stranded on a farm in chest deep, fast-flowing water for over 12 hours overnight. Caregivers Connie Joe and Jerry McCauley reached out to their friends, family and community members for help and were amazed at the support they received. Former strangers Henry Chillihitzia, Tyson Vandean and Phil Dumont jumped into a motorboat to try and direct the horse-people to safety. Others assisted by riding on horseback or in tractors. After four hours, the team was able to convince all the horse-people to swim to safety and fortunately all equine-people seemed fine after the ordeal. Our heartfelt salute, Henry Chillihitzia, Tyson Vandean, Phil Dumont, and all involved, in rescuing the people of the noble horse kingdom. May we always lend a helping hand to our animal-people friends, in Heaven’s benevolent gaze. Vegan: cuz we don’t want our mouths dripping with blood. Coming up, new online platform connects travelers to vegan accommodations. Let us take a moment to thank God for reminding us that there are better and higher plans for us even when we fail at achieving our little dreams. We’ll be right back with more inspirational news here on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Beautiful News for an Amicable World. Travel company offers lodging options for vegans. Vegvisits is the name of a website that is being lauded as the Airbnb for vegan and vegetarian travelers. The platform, which was founded in 2016 by long-time vegans Linsey and Nicholas Minnella of the United States, facilitates hosts from around the globe to offer meat-free accommodations to those who are vegan or vegetarian. The founders were motivated to develop their vision after leaving their jobs in the financial sector and traveling around the world. They realized they felt more comfortable staying with people who shared the sense of peace of the veg atmosphere. Vegvisits also provides an opportunity for locals to share their knowledge of their veg-friendly area. Wow, what a winning way to travel! Our appreciation, Vegvisits and hosts, for making it easier to enjoy plant-based living while on the go. May worldwide citizens soon realize that eating people from the animal kingdom is not kind, in Celestial upliftment. City of Lyon, France bans foie gras. Lyon has become the third city in France to ban “fatty liver,” following the example of the cities of Strasburg and Grenoble. Thanks to the decision, the dish will no longer be served at official municipal dinners, ceremonies or receptions. In making the announcement, the Mayor of Lyon, the Honorable Grégory Doucet, described foie gras production, which involves the force-feeding of geese and ducks, as going “completely against animal-[person] well-being.” Its production has been banned in 18 countries, and the European Parliament has also voted to end the barbaric practice, a first step to prohibiting it, while November 25 has been designated as “World Anti-Foie Gras Day.” Three cheers, Lyon and all governments and people that are choosing compassion. May humans everywhere develop sensitivity in favor of the welfare of our animal-people friends, in God’s Benevolence. Well, look at that: a joke has appeared! Let’s see how much laughter is stuffed inside. It’s called, “Still Counting.” A newlywed couple were talking. “So, I was wondering honey, how many girlfriends did you have before marrying me?” ... “Don’t want to tell?” “Sorry, honey, but I’m still counting...” ?! And now we have a heartline from Ching-Ju in Taiwan, also known as Formosa: In one of my inner experiences, I was in front of a waterfall, which was so magnificent, beautiful, and bright, where Master held my little hand as I turned into a child at that time. The sound of the water running from the waterfall had a very high vibration, strong energy and powerful sound current. Master and I were both so bright that we couldn’t clearly see the nose and eyes of each other. It seems that we’re made of Light. The waterfall, Master, I, and the Light had merged into one. Since very ancient times, I’ve been together with Master and followed Master to come to the Earth in many lifetimes. In one lifetime, Master was Jesus Christ and I was one of His disciples, Mary Magdalene. I saw that Lord Jesus, me, and other disciples ran to the mountain to hide in a cave in order to escape the pursuit and killing of the Jewish people. I also witnessed that Lord Jesus was hurt and abused, and I felt totally heartbroken when seeing Lord Jesus crucified. Ignorant humans, the Savior has descended and is right in front of you and me. Do follow Her closely, follow Supreme Master Ching Hai to return to the temple of Jesus, to our Home in the New Realm. Ching-Ju from Taiwan (Formosa) Shining Ching-Ju, It was amazing to read your heartline. Your experiences with Master in this life and previous ones are profound, and we hope others will heed your wise words. We are thankful for your message. May the Buddha’s eternal Love bring peace to your heart and the hearts of the fortunate Taiwanese (Formosan) people. In the Light of the Divine, Supreme Master TV team P.S. Master appreciates your loving support in Her reply to you: “Intuitive Ching-Ju, now as we near the time to go Home, tears fall, and my heart bleeds, to see the suffering all around this beautiful planet. May the Heavens hear our prayers for humankind’s complete compassion to the animal-people, thus creating Paradise on Earth, and bringing joy and well-being to you and lively Taiwan (Formosa).” “You don’t have to take a life to grow muscle.” ~ David Carter (vegan) We welcome your heartlines, stories and or cute, loving animal-people clips. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartlineIt’s been a pleasure to have your company on Noteworthy News. May you and your loved ones be graced with the benediction of Heaven.
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