So have to wear a mask and protective gear outside your room. Wash your hands, your body, all the time, after you’ve been out. (Thank You for the reminder, Master.) You have to be serious. (Hallo, Master.) Hey, hallo, (Hey!) Beautiful. How are you? (I’m good. How are You, Master?) So, so. (Oh.) The inside, more the inside. Also outside. I do work (Yes.) as much as I can and also meditate a lot. (Very busy.) Very sorrowful heart, pain in my heart. (Oh.) I have to fight with that, fight with my sadness because Heaven also told me, “Sadness won’t help. You have to be happy.” I said, “How? Look around You and tell me I have to be happy?” “Look around my world and my life and everybody else’s lives, and then You tell me to be happy?” That’s what I told Heaven. I try. I try to fake my smile alone. Nobody sees anyway. So what is the point? (Yes.) When people suffer, I suffer too. (Yes, Master.) I’m thinking of people who’re gasping for breath, and some young children, very, very young age, not even teenagers yet and suffer so much with this very strange disease because it’s not the usual one that they normally have as a kid. (Yes.) It’s unusual because it’s from the COVID-19, and they suffer so much and some die, and even some young teenagers also have problems. This is a terrible. Everyone involved in killing or torturing or partaking in this kind of business, like meat business, are affected. Some are covered because of their bigger merit from former lives, it’s still left over. (Yes.) Some are not covered and they just got hit. (Oh. It’s so sad.) Full blow. Some are covered, so they recover to some extent from their own merit. (Yes.) Covered from former life or this life, if they’ve done something well, good, helping others or saving lives in some way. They recover, or they won’t get hit at all, even if they carry the disease. So that is the problem. That’s why I want to tell you guys, I call you to remind everyone to wear masks (Yes, Master.) and protective face mask even, it’s better, if you go out somewhere, outside of your room, of your area. (OK.) Because someone else who has the disease, who has the infection, might have been there before you, even though no one was around you. Like if you go down in the basement of your own building, (Yes.) your own condo building, in the community basement to just get some tools or something from your storage down there or wash your clothes or something, you should wear a mask, and protective face mask, it’s the best. (OK, Master.) Come back, still need to wash yourself, it’s better. Wash hands, wash face, wash the whole body if possible. Because there are cases happened that someone went down to their own building basement to wash their clothes and then they got sick. They got infected even though no one was there and they have never been outside their room except that time. (Oh.) For example. (OK, Master.) So, be careful. Because whoever has been sick, if he or she has been there before you, (Yes.) or he coughs or breathes or touches things down there, then you might get infected as well, just the same. Even if that person is not sick or he doesn’t know he’s sick yet, he still has it. (Yes, Master.) And then it’s still in the air. Because a lot of people who don’t know they’re sick, or sick but walking around somewhere or in a supermarket or something like that, being macho, don’t wear a mask or flouting the emergency COVID curfew, things like that, and they breathe and they cough and they talk or whatever, and it’s still in the air and then you will get it if you are near or next to. After even, if nobody’s there anymore, you still get it. So have to wear a mask and protective gear outside your room. Wash your hands, your body, all the time, after you’ve been out. (Thank You for the reminder, Master.) You have to be serious. Don’t be macho, because you don’t know what it’s like when you are sick with this. It tortures you. Some feel like burning fire in their body, in their blood. Some have no air, they cannot breathe. Some children are sick with a strange disease and some people got affected in different ways. This COVID-19 infection is like none other. It has quite a variety of symptoms all related to it, and even no symptoms at all. Very scary one for children and adults alike. Even healthy, young adults also. So, be serious. (Yes, Master. Oh…) Can you still hear me? My phone is kind of cracking. (Master, I can still hear You, yes.) Good, good. Wonderful. (Master…) Yeah, one moment. (OK.) Be serious about that. Wear a mask, all the time. I mean, outside your room. (Yes, Master.) Even if you go to the common kitchen to eat, wear your mask. Take the food you need, and then go eat somewhere alone. (OK.) Don’t sit together and be chatty, even through the mask or without mask. Not even sitting far away. Far away like two meters, this is just a standard. The minimum that you can do. But you never know if somebody just passed by your area, your space. And he got sickness in him, the COVID-19 virus or with her. (Yes, Master.) You take off your mask to eat, you would catch it all the same. (Yes, Master.) People, of course, in our common kitchen, if we have it, people know how to wear masks and wear gloves to cook anyway. I have taught this since decades already. And our kitchen always has this standard practice. (Yes.) Wearing masks and gloves while cooking or handling vegetables and food. But outside people might not. And even then, you should wear the mask, take your food, and go eat alone. (OK, Master.) I mean all of you. (Yes, Master.) The people outside might not listen to my talk because they don’t know me, and they don’t care. But you guys should do it. (OK, thank You, Master.) I don’t waste my time to tell you this for nothing. No reason I would do that. Just to take care of you guys only. (Thank You so much, Master.) Be serious. (Yes, Master. Thank You.) And you guys meditate alone in your office. Better don’t need group meditation. Because you don’t have enough big space, (Yes, Master.) two meters square each. (OK.) Boys, they have them. If you have, then do it. But if you don’t, just meditate in your own office. Set the alarm clock, meditate with everyone else, (Yes.) three times a day, as our Supreme Master TV team workers. (Yes.) Yeah. And meditate alone, better. (OK, Master.) Your own space or in your own office. But must meditate. (Yes. Yes, we shall.) Three times a day, must, to protect yourself in a higher level, not just the mask and the medicine. These are just standard. (OK, Master.) Higher protection, you must create it, with the meditation practice that I have taught during initiation. (Thank You, Master.) Recite the Holy Names all the time and pray every day. (Yes, Master.) These are the highest protection. (Thank You, Master.) I told you guys to recite the Holy Names all the time, anytime, anywhere. (Yes.) Not only to protect you, but also to protect others nearby, around you. So it’s very important. (Yes, Master.) I told you guys to be serious, whoever can listen… I think even in where you live right now, it’s already pronounced safe, officially, and people are not quarantined anymore, but there are still some who have the infection without showing symptoms. So anyone who goes out of the house, they should wear a mask. (OK, Master.) When you go out, you wear a mask, except when you have to show your face for the ID purposes. Otherwise, just wear a mask, is safer. On the airplane or bus or something like that, or in the supermarket, so not to infect yourself or to infect the food that you are looking at, breathing on, or coughing on, you never know. Protect the food. (Yes, Master.) Go in the supermarket and all that; protect all the items in the shops. Anyway, because there are things that are still going on, like SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and stuff like that. Even though the death tolls were not very high, the infection is still going on. (Yes, Master.) And other seasonal flu and whatever. (Yes, Master.) I think you guys should wear masks when you go out in the public area. Yeah? (OK, Master.) (Will do. Thank You so much.) You’re welcome. (Anything new to share, Master?) I forgot to tell you some story. A snake tried to bite me when I walked out just some meters in the outside area, garden and trees. (Oh my goodness! What happened?) The snake tried to bite me. But before he can, the bird already killed him. (Oh, wow.) It’s a poisonous snake. Even though it was not a very big one, but it’s poisonous. And afterward I checked. I thought it’s the… I thanked all the Godses, and They said, “Oh, thank the good instrument, the bird.” It was the bird De. Remember one time I told you guys I’d seen a bird and he kept walking around me all the time? (Yes.) We can have his photo now. (OK.) He’s grown big now. (Wow.) About four sizes bigger than before. Bigger than that in the photo. (Oh, wow.) Before he was as big as one of my foot. My foot is small, but he’s about that size. Simple like a pigeon, adolescent pigeon. And now, he’s big. I thought he was an eagle. And color changed. Darker and not so spotty, but the spots became also bigger and he’s so majestic. He flew in from nowhere and just terminated that snake. (Wow. Thank goodness.) Before I was told that he’s there to protect me, but I didn’t know, I didn’t see any evidence. (When?) A few days ago. (A few days ago! Thank goodness. Thank Heavens for the bird.) Four days ago. Yes. (Four days ago, Master?) Yeah, four days ago. (Wow.) No longer where he was before, but he flew out from nowhere. He’s everywhere now. Anyway, he can fly very high and he went anywhere. He doesn’t stay in one place, or the place that I saw him before. He came from nowhere just like that. And just to make sure nothing, no magic can revive him, he came back and forth to keep eating the dead snake. (Yes. Thank you to the bird for protecting Master.) He’s like dividing it into many parts so that they cannot revive him again even with demons’ magic. He has grown so big that at first I didn’t recognize him. (Yes.) Surprised, and he saw me, he also didn’t linger. He flew away. And later, he’s not there but I asked him, why did he have to eat that terrible snake. (Yes.) He doesn’t have to eat it. It’s so yucky. (Yes.) And he says he has to chop some part off and divide it; otherwise some demons might patch him up and then turn him into a zombie and still can work again. (OK. Wow.) (Thank goodness for the bird.) The snake never wanted to, I know that. (Oh.) Just he’s pushed. Understand? (Yes, Master.) Manipulated into doing that. They use all kinds of things to trouble me. Oh, they really hate me. (Oh.) (Are there still many around, demons?) Oh, yes. (Oh.) Of course, and they are hiding in humans’ life as well. (Oh, no.) Yeah. Because some humans are turned into zombies. (Oh. Woah.) Many of them are also COVID[-19] victims. (My goodness.) So many things. They have such magic, they turn even people into zombies. And the soul is pushed out, forced out. (What happened to those souls?) Don’t worry about these souls, I caught them (OK, thank You, Master.) and sent them up to Heaven. (Wow. They’ve been turned into zombies. It’s like a Hollywood movie.) Yes, yes. And tell you what: Alzheimer’s disease, (Yes.) it’s not truly a disease per se, it is some half successful zealous demons’ doing. (Oh, my goodness!) If they are completely successful, then they take over the whole person. (Yes.) But if only half successful or less successful, then they turn them into Alzheimer’s patients like that. So they don’t remember anything. They don’t recognize their own wives and kids even. (That’s unbelievable.) I know. (There’s just so much we don’t know about this world.) This world is horrible, I’m telling you. Because we are doing things to ourselves also to make the energy so bad that all kinds of things can feed on it. (Yes, Master.) It’s kind of scary, this world. (Yes.) Thank God I have some little protection, now and then. (We pray for Master’s protection.) They try hard to get rid of me. (Oh.) I am die-hard. (Yes.) I’m a die hard, hard boiled. (Thank You. Thank You for staying here, Master.) Still have work to do. What to do? (Yes, Master.) (Master, there are some questions I’d like to ask.) Sure. Go ahead. (Has Master made any more donations for the COVID-19 victims in countries aggravated by the virus?) Of course, some, yes. I have arranged for Syria, Brazil, Mexico, Yemen. (Oh.) And I think I’m going to arrange for Afghanistan and Ghana, in Africa. I just do what comes along. I don’t always have enough information about the seriousness or infection rate in different countries. (Yes, Master.) As I told you, as you saw before, the phone, it did not even work well. (Yes.) And now it’s better. You can hear me. Right? Much better, now. (Thank You, Master.) Before it was so static, I could not even hear my own self. (Oh.) I don’t always have access to the news. (Yes, Master.) I’m a very low-tech person and I stay in some area that is not very high tech. But it’s still better than nothing, already. (Yes.) I still can work, it’s just that sometimes I don’t always see the news. I have to meditate a lot. (Yes, Master. Thank You.) And take care of many things alone. Some big things like washing dishes, washing clothes. Cleaning the house, sweeping the ants (Oh.) or whatever. (Oh. Yes.) Actually, in retreat, I should not look at the news or anything at all. It just comes by because of the phone. But also because this special situation of our world, I cannot just ignore. (Yes, Master.) Any other question? (Master, yes.) Before the phone went crazy. (I have one more question, Master.) OK. Good. Go ahead. (Master, You’ve been on this Earth for a very, very long time. It’s like forever.) Yeah. (So why did Master create the New Spiritual Realm just recently? Like a thousand years ago?) Oh. It’s just Higher Heaven’s number. (Oh.) I forgot to translate it into Earth years. If it’s Earth years counting, then it’s quite long, long, long. OK? (Oh.) Let me see. Sometimes I forgot to translate into our math system. Because it is different. It’s a different type of counting. (Yes, Master.) Different kind of time and space. And in some higher area, don’t have time and don’t have space. (Yes.) Like in the New Spiritual Realm of Tim Qo Tu, don’t have time and space. We don’t care, we don’t need that. (Cool.) And it depends on where I pass by or am hanging out as you say in American language. It depends on which Heaven I was hanging out when I was talking at that time, then I just spoke it accordingly. (Yes, Master.) But it wasn’t just a thousand plus years ago. (Oh, how long ago was it?) It takes some time to calculate. (OK.) That’s why sometimes I did not even think about that. Because it doesn’t matter to you guys in this period of time anyway. You got it. You got the Heavens, the highest possible, waiting for you. So I did not even think. But let me see. (Thank You, Master.) For me, it was secured and it’s there already for you guys, so I did not think too much. (OK.) Oh, it takes some time. Be patient. One moment. (Yes, Master.) If my brain can even grasp it. I just have to write it down on this paper and tell you. You have to know that in different Heavens, there are different math systems. (Yes? Oh wow.) No matter what, their time is different than our time. OK? (OK.) For example, in our Earth also, we have American dollars. Or even Russian ruble. Even just US$10,000 becomes like millions of rubles in Russia, or in India, or maybe in some renminbi in China for example, or Aulacese (Vietnamese) đồng. (Yes, Master.) So if you forget to translate, you say, “Oh, I have bought a house in Âu Lạc (Vietnam) for one billion dollars,” that means one billion đồng in Âu Lạc (Vietnam), but that is not one billion in US dollars. (Yes, Master.) So, for that thousand plus years ago, I was on the Fifth Level then. So now it would be about 63,230,320 plus years (Wow!) in Earth time. (Wow, that’s a very long time.) If you go higher, it’s even… It’s different. Or lower, it’s different. Because the Master’s soul is in different Heavens sometimes. (Ah, OK.) Can teach Heavens and Earth at the same time. Therefore, there was a big difference between the number of years, but it’s not just a thousand plus years ago. (Wow, OK, thank You for explaining, Master.) Anymore questions? That’s all. (Thank You so much, Master.) Oh, thank God, the phone works well, (Yes.) just for us. Before that, was it OK? Before this. (Yes, the first recording, it was OK like this.) Oh, you recorded. Good, so that you don’t forget if you want to tell your brothers and sisters, then you can transcribe it. (Oh yes, yes, that part will be transcribed, yes.) So that they can know about it. (OK, Master.) Especially about the masks stuff. (Yes, Master.) OK, thank you. (Thank You so much. God bless You, Master.) Bless you. (Thank You. Thank You.) Say hallo to sisters and brothers. (Will do. Thank You so much.) All of your co-team members. (Yes, Master.) I thank them all the time. Even, sometimes, if I don’t have time to write to thank, I thank you all, all the time. (Oh, one more question: You catch all the souls forced out by demons and take them up, Master?) Only the good or repentant ones. (Thank You, Master. Take care, wish You all the best.) Take care.
Between Master and Disciples
2020-06-01 3786 Views
Between Master and Disciples
Respected leaders and government officials, I am really grateful to you for all you have done up to date, to help our world the best you can. I thank you all. This is just a reminder, because I know that you know what’s the right thing to do. You must protect all under your wings – the co-citizens and the co-inhabitants, that is, the so-called animals. They are utterly helpless and à la mercy of humans’ power. The fact is, THERE IS NO HUMANE SLAUGHTER, no such thing as lawful murder en masse of the innocents. The WORLD IS BURNING, threatens to get worse any moment, HUMANS AND ANIMALS PERISHING at an alarming rate. Heavens and Earth are plaguing us with ever new, more strange diseases. Destructive signs are evident everywhere. WARNING SIGNS ARE AMBER and obvious around our world! Our climate is accelerating. Animal raising, fish, egg, milk industries, etc., anything to do with animals, are the worst producers of lethal methane gas which heats up our planet. So, stopping these brutal, murderous businesses is the fastest way to cool our Earth. You have the power to stop all this. You have the privilege to IMPLEMENT VEGAN LAW, NO MORE ANIMAL RELATED SUFFERING BUSINESSES. Zero pain, agony for all beings, humans and animals. Because kindness will beget kindness, and compassion will beget compassion. Mercy will beget mercy from Heavens. And this VEGAN LAW IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO SAVE OUR WORLD. So do not run away anymore from this inevitable decision. Simply just MAKE THE VEGAN LAW AND SIGN IT. Before it’s too late for you to decide the right thing, before it’s too late to even regret. Before more of God’s wrath descends upon us, with more severe weather, more plagues, more terror, more lives lost, more precious resources disappeared, more financial disaster. Work for God, with God. So you will be feeling light, pure and happy by DOING THE RIGHT THING, NOW. Make THE VEGAN LAW to save our world. MAKE VEGANISM THE LAW. Please keep watching to find out more. This is a highly recommended must-watch! As for all our shows, viewers may download this message free and send it to your respected government leaders, family and friends. God bless. The other three recent special messages: “Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Urgent Message to All Animal Meat Business & Livestock Factory Owners, also Fishing, Egg, Milk, Fur, Lab Test, Cosmetics and Leather Industries,” “Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Urgent Call to Rescue our World and Pray for World Vegan” and “Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Urgent Message to All Religious and Spiritual Leaders” can also be downloaded free at SupremeMasterTV.com/download.
2020-03-29 94434 Views
Your Reverend Holinesses, Highly Reverend Priests, Priestesses, Monks, Nuns of different faiths, my best wishes and humble prayers for Your wellness in God’s mercy. Though my time is tight and precious, as I am still in intensive meditation retreat for World Vegan, World Peace, but the urgent call of the planet and our world push me. I feel I must deliver some urgent messages to Your Holinesses and Reverends. Well, if our house is on fire, we cannot say: “I don’t have time to take care of it!” Our planet house is on fire!!! This letter serves the same goal anyway. It’s supposed to be sent by post, but I’ll read it. It’s faster. In time of emergency, too much bureaucracy doesn’t help. Your Holinesses and Reverends…Although the denomination seems varied, but we all serve one God, I believe. We are so grateful, I am so grateful, for the noble, devoted work Your Holinesses and all Your Reverends have been doing over the years, uniting people through spreading the Almighty’s message of love and compassion among humans and all of creation. Thank You. May God forever be on Your side.As great spiritual leaders, You would also be aware of the devastation occurring on our planet, directly related to accelerated climate change caused by humans’ cruel behaviors and brutal habits, which is not so difficult to change once applying the principle of love. Please tell Your believers this truth. Please keep telling them, please keep reminding them. I know You did, but we could do more. Thank You. We just have to change. Tell them that we must change. We must change if we want to claim that we are human, that we are the future Buddha, that we are the children of God! Because WE CANNOT SAY THAT WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD IF WE MURDER OTHER CHILDREN OF GOD. WE CANNOT CLAIM TO BE THE FUTURE BUDDHA IF WE MASSACRE OTHER FUTURE BUDDHAS whether in human form or in animal form. As we read the Buddhist Sutras, we know that even Shakyamuni Buddha repeatedly incarnated innumerable times as animals. And we know, in the Bible, God says that Hes even created all kinds of vegetables for the animals to eat and Hes created many things for us as well. If the animals mean nothing to God, God wouldn’t have created things for them to eat. Just like God loves us, so God created things for us to consume. It says that in the Bible, God created fruit and vegetables in the field and that those shall be our food. (Holy Bible, Genesis 1:29) We cannot say we love God and then destroy Hiers creation relentlessly. And now we are destroying Hiers planet. But with over 74 billion land animals alone mercilessly massacred for human consumption every year, the livestock raising industry and its byproducts are responsible for 87% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Not only we are destroying the planet by what we consume, but unspeakable atrocities are happening to innocent animals who have never done anything wrong. Moreover, God created animals to be our friends and helpers, not to be murdered and eaten in such a barbarious way! It is the 21st century, for God’s sake. In the Holy Bible, Job 12:7-8, it is said: “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or ask the birds in the sky, and they will tell you. Or speak to the Earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.” So, the animals, the Earth that God created are wise, respected beings, whose presence are a great blessing to humans. But what unpardonable acts against God’s Law are we doing to our Heavenly Father’s creation? We are destroying God’s creatures from land to sea! The abominable cruelty inflicted on God’s innocent creatures in lab tests, in livestock raising, in fishing, egg industry, milk, fur, cosmetics, etc., etc… Those industries are undeniably horrific and inhumane. It causes innocent, defenseless, gentle animals, our co-inhabitants, God’s creatures, to be imprisoned and tortured, molested in many ways without any chance to defense, or to utter any call for help! Even if they utter some call for help, say the mother cows, the mother pigs were crying when their babies were taken away, beaten, kicked, and murdered, no one would care. Even a five-year-old kid would understand their emotion. It’s worse than many hells! Imagine if they are our children, our relatives, our friends or ourselves! They are living beings with emotions, with thoughts, feelings. Any of us who have spent time with a pet, knows that they have their own personalities, they experience love, care, pain and sorrow, happiness and excitement. And loyalty; absolute loyalty. And there is no difference between a house-pet and other animals confined all their life in horrendous concentrated, tight animal factories’ crates or fenced-in cramped spaces, rain or shine, no shelter, enduring all kinds of weather, any wicked unimaginable conditions, and whose lives are violently ended at slaughterhouses! For humans’ consumption. If we still think that we are human in this case. For more information, please also watch the following recommended documentaries, such as: award-winning “Cowspiracy,” “Earthlings,” “Dominion,” and award-nominated “What the Health,” etc., etc... Also, download free-of-charge “From Crisis to Peace” at Crisis2Peace.org Crisis2Peace.org In all the major religions, there are commonalities, such as the principles: “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you” and “Thou shall not kill.” “Ahimsa” meaning nonviolence, etc… Obviously, the eating of any kind of animals, sentient beings is absolutely forbidden in all main belief systems and holy teachings. Yet too many of God’s children, or religious believers, are not following these basic guidelines, because we have been led astray by misconceptions that we need to eat the flesh of animals, fish, eggs and milk to be healthy. The opposite is true - it has been proven in scientific and clinical studies that consuming animals causes innumerable diseases in humans, such as cancers, all kinds of cancers and heart diseases, thus early death, and endless sorrow, suffering before that. Not just to the patients but to their relatives, friends, family members and loved ones. It’s time now to awaken and change these physically and spiritually unwholesome, unhealthy, cruel habits, and the utmost atrocity involved. Our original diet, as per the Garden of Eden, is the vegan diet. It promotes both physical and mental and spiritual wellbeing. We can live happy, healthy lives, thriving purely on plant foods. Actors, actresses, athletes, sportsmen, martial arts champions, medical doctors, scientists, Nobel Prize winners, etc… are glowing proof of a healthy plant-based diet. This also adheres to “Thou shall not kill,” or “Ahimsa,” means no violence, whereas eating animals goes against this commandment from God. Even if we are not the ones doing the killing, we cause others to kill for us. The animals suffer and die just the same, just for our meal, which we can replace with any other plant-based food. And nowadays it’s even much more so easy. Thus our being, due to murdering animals, is drenched with blood of the innocent on our hands. Please teach this again and again to Your trusting followers who look up to You, to Your Holinesses and Reverends as icons of compassion and saintly love. So they would listen to You! We cannot let satan or maya, the devil or the negative force continue to lure us astray, against God’s will, and against our innate intelligence and compassionate nature.Before continuing this letter, I will read a few examples of the prohibition of animals’ flesh eating in the main world religions. Just in case someone else also is listening. Someone else who has forgotten the religious commandments of their own religion. So first I’ll read it in alphabetic order. THE BAHA’I FAITH “Regarding the eating of animal flesh and abstinence therefrom, know thou of a certainty that, in the beginning of creation, God determined the food of every living being, and to eat contrary to that determination is not approved.” ~ Selections from the Bahá’í Writings on Some Aspects of Health and Healing BUDDHISM “…ALL MEATS EATEN BY LIVING BEINGS ARE OF THEIR OWN RELATIVES.” ~ Lankavatara Sutra (Tripitaka No. 671) “Also, after the birth of the baby, care must be exercised not to kill any animal in order to feed the mother with meaty delicacies and not to assemble many relatives to drink liquor or to eat meat….because at the difficult time of birth there are innumerable evil demons, monsters and goblins who want to consume the smelly blood…. by ignorantly and adversely resorting to the killing of animals for consumption… they bring down curses upon themselves, which are detrimental to both the mother and the baby.” ~ Kristigarbha Sutra, Chapter 8 Another one: “Be careful during the days immediately after someone’s death, not killing or destroying or creating evil karma by worshipping or offering sacrifice to demons and deities… because such killing or slaughtering committed or such worship performed or such sacrifice offered WOULD NOT HAVE EVEN AN IOTA OF FORCE TO BENEFIT THE DEAD, BUT WOULD ENTWINE EVEN MORE SINFUL KARMA INTO PREVIOUS KARMA, MAKING IT EVEN DEEPER AND MORE SERIOUS. …thus, DELAY HIS REBIRTH TO A GOOD STATE.” Or even send them speedily to hell. Karma means retribution. “As you sow, so shall you reap.” In the Bible, it states so. “As you sow, so shall you reap.” That is the meaning of karma in Sanskrit terms. Another one: “If bhiksus do not wear garments made of silk,” the silk that is made from the silkworms, “boots of local leather and furs, and refrain from consuming milk, cream and butter therefrom, they will really be liberated… If a man can control his body and mind and thereby refrains from eating animal flesh and wearing animal products, I say he will really be liberated.” Bhiksus means monks. ~ Surangama Sutra Another one: “If any of my disciples does not honestly consider that and still eats meat, we should know that he is of the candela’s lineage. HE IS NOT MY DISCIPLE and I am not his teacher. Therefore, Mahamati, if anyone wishes to be my relative, HE SHOULD NOT EAT ANY MEAT.” Candela means killer or murderer. ~ Lankavatara Sutra CAO ĐÀI-ISM “The most important thing is to stop killing... because animals also have souls and understand like humans... IF WE KILL AND EAT THEM, THEN WE OWE THEM A BLOOD DEBT.” ~ Teachings of the Saints, About Keeping the Ten Precepts – Abstaining from Killing, Section 2 CHRISTIANITY “Meats for the belly, and belly for the meats: but God shall destroy both it and them.” ~ 1st Corinthians 6:13, Holy Bible Another one: “And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere (before) it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.” ~ Numbers 11:33, Holy Bible CONFUCIANISM “All men have a mind which cannot bear to see the sufferings of others. The superior man, having seen the animals alive, cannot bear to see them die; having heard their dying cries, HE CANNOT BEAR TO EAT THEIR FLESH.” ~ Mencius, King Hui of Liang, Chapter 4 ĐẠO DỪA-ISM “To have peace, humanity must first have peace with the animals; do not kill them to feed ourselves, then there will be peace among people.” ~Nam Quốc Phật Temple ESSENES “I am come to end the sacrifices and feasts of blood, and if ye cease NOT OFFERING AND EATING OF FLESH AND BLOOD, the wrath of God shall not cease from you.” ~ Gospel of the Holy Twelve HINDUISM “Since you cannot bring killed animals back to life, you are responsible for killing them. Therefore you are going to hell; there is no way for your deliverance.” ~ Adi-lila, Chapter 17, verses 159-165 Another: “He who desires to augment his own flesh by eating the flesh of other creatures lives in misery in whatever species he may take his birth.” ~ Mahabharata, Anu. 115.47. FS, pg. 90 Another: “O best of Kings! If the things, acquired by injuring others, be utilized in any auspicious act, they yield contrary results at the time of fruition.” ~ Devi Bhagavatam, Fourth Book, Chapter 4, verse 32 ISLAM “Allah will not give mercy to anyone, except those who give mercy to other creatures.” ~ Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), Hadith Another: “Do not allow your stomachs to become graveyards of animals!” ~ Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), Hadith JAINISM “A true monk should NOT ACCEPT SUCH FOOD AND DRINK as has been especially prepared for him INVOLVING THE SLAUGHTER OF LIVING BEINGS.” ~ Sutrakritanga JUDAISM “And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eat anything that has blood*; I WILL EVEN SET MY FACE AGAINST THAT SOUL THAT EATETH BLOOD*, and will cut him off from among his people.” ~ Leviticus 17:10, Holy Bible *blood: meaning “flesh,” which has blood. SIKHISM “Those mortals who consume marijuana, flesh and wine - no matter what pilgrimages, fasts and rituals they follow, they will all go to hell.” ~ Guru Granth Sahib, page 1377 TAOISM “Do not go into the mountain to catch birds in nets, nor to the water to poison fishes and minnows. Do not butcher the ox.” ~ Tract of the Quiet Way TIBETAN BUDDHISM “The offering to the deities of meat obtained by killing animate beings is like offering a mother the flesh of her own child; and this is a grievous sin.” ~ The Supreme Path of Discipleship: The Precepts of The Gurus, The Thirteen Grievous Sins, Great Guru Gampopa ZOROASTRIANISM “Those plants, I, Ahura Mazda (means God), rain down upon the earth, to bring food to the faithful, and fodder to the beneficent cow.” ~ Avesta etc., and etc. There are more, of course. These are just a few examples. For further info, please check SupremeMasterTV.com. So regardless of which faith anyone belongs to, all must keep the most important precept: “Thou shall not kill.” Ahimsa. Nonviolence. Now it’s time for humanity to go back to how our Creator originally intended for all Hiers children to live – in dignity, respect, peace, love, and to be good stewards of our Earthly abode. Please remind Your faithful of all this and more. I know You did, but please repeat again and again, and explain to them it’s utmost important for their own souls as well as for our planet, for our world. It’s time for the suffering of all animals to end, as they have a right to live in peace, freedom and dignity with their loved ones in nature, just as God originally intended. Please help to rescue God’s creation. Please help to end the suffering of innocents. We make war with each other, and we make war with animals. These are not right. These actions are not right. These actions are against God’s commandments and will. Please remind Your faithful. I trust in the wisdom of Your Holinesses and all Your Reverends to lead this great change! We must change. I trust that Your Holinesses and Your Reverends, all Your Reverends to lead this great change. To promote the vegan lifestyle, which encompasses love, compassion and respect for all beings and obeys God’s commandments. Please promote it to all Your clergy, monks, nuns and all the faithful. The power of Your entrusted position will lend a significant, effective encouragement for world citizens to follow Your lead. Please be “the hero of our time,” rescue all these innocent beings, our fellow co-inhabitants called animals, who have never done any harm. Who are a blessing to our world. Who are wonderful, loving and kind to humans as well as to their own co-inhabitant animals. In our Supreme Master Television, we have ample examples of that, of the animals’ loving compassion and kindness recorded from all over the world. Please tell Your faithful to watch them. We cannot expect Heavens when we create hell or condone the hellish, massacre of God’s beloved creation, in such a mass-murdering, cold-blooded way. We cannot expect Heavens’ leniency if we destroy God’s creation and have no mercy to other children of God, meaning the animals. Please do not ignore their horrendous plight. God knows their daily anguish. Heavens and Earth witness their pain. Their cries have shaken all Heavens and the hearts of many beings. Please speak for them, please help them, as this also helps our world to heal in the wake of climate acceleration. Your noble deed will be forever recorded by Heavens and contribute to a benevolent atmosphere on our planet, to world peace, and to the stabilization of the climate, which is important to all lives on Earth. All lives also depend on Your merciful act. The world citizens, the animals and our children will forever remember Your heroic, compassionate deeds and pray for Your happy, prosperous, healthy long life in the name of God. The ever Merciful Heavens will be pleased. The all-loving God will pardon our sins and lengthen our lives, as we pardon and lengthen our co-inhabitants’ lives, the loving, kind animals. May God bless You, all Your Holinesses and all Your Reverends, and bless Your holy mission abundantly, and may God bless our world. Amen. Thank You. Thank You, and thank You. In God’s Love, thank You.
2020-03-09 71464 Views
TOPSupreme Master Ching Hai’s URGENT Message to All Animal Meat Business & Livestock Factory Owners, also Fishing, Egg, Milk, Fur, Lab Test, Cosmetics and Leather Industries
TOPSupreme Master Ching Hai’s URGENT Message to All Animal Meat Business & Livestock Factory Owners, also Fishing, Egg, Milk, Fur, Lab Test, Cosmetics and Leather Industries
Dear all animal meat business persons, groups, and livestock factory owners: Please take heed, because this is very, very important for you. You must know this before it’s too late – for you. This is what hell will sentence you for: … Maybe you did not do it on purpose. Maybe you didn’t think about it, but you must do think about it, because it concerns you. You will go to hell and suffer so much more, a thousand times more than these animals and people are suffering because of your bloody business. I am not swearing. Blood is on your hands. On your body, in your hair, in your stomach, in your breath, in your lungs, in your cars, in your houses. In your food, in your shoes, the leather shoes that you wear. Everything. It’s all stained in blood, soaked in blood. U-turn now when you still can. Begin a new life. I promise to intervene with Heaven on your behalf. For I also love you, despite what you have done. So stop the murdering. Stop it now and repent, so that the mercy of God might not be obstructed for you and yours. May God help you to be awakened soon. Please keep watching to find out more. This is a highly recommended must-watch!
2020-03-10 109525 Views
In today’s news, India receives healthcare support from United States, Qatar provides humanitarian aid to Gaza, Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam, secures funding for sustainable development, research highlights environmental benefit of electric vehicles, Congolese doctor saves lives with Ebola treatment unit, vegan tuna developed in Germany, and blue macaws contribute to forest growth in South America. United States provides health assistance to India. The United States, a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate, provided almost US$5.9 million to India, a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion recipient, to assist the nation in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to help those who are affected by the virus, increase surveillance and case finding, plus spread important public health messages. Innovative financing mechanisms will also be established to enhance emergency preparedness. Over the last 20 years, the US has contributed almost US$2.8 billion in assistance to India, of which US$1.4 billion was dedicated to health. The US has also donated humanitarian and health funds to many other countries across the globe, primarily for addressing the pandemic. Our accolades and gratitude, United States, for generously assisting other nations during this time. May your support bring comfort to those in need and help speed up the shift towards a sustainable and safe plant-based future, in God’s mercy. Qatar assists Gaza in addressing the coronavirus outbreak. Emir of Qatar, His Majesty Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate, has directed US$150 million of humanitarian aid to be delivered to Gaza over a six month period for endeavors to halt the spread of the coronavirus as well as support United Nations initiatives in the area. Qatar has also been providing meals, pillows, mattresses, blankets and electrical appliances to hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza quarantine centers due to the pandemic. In collaboration with Palestine’s Ministries of Social Development and of Health, the Arab nation is also providing fuel to the centers to ensure a secure supply of electricity. Our heartfelt appreciation, Qatar! May your loving kindness and generosity to our Palestinian sisters and brothers be an inspiration as our world unites to assist each other, in the gentle care of Allah. Coming up, Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam, acquires funding for sustainable development. We pause to thank the scientists who study and inform us about the beneficial weeds in our gardens. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more energizing news. Good day, radiant viewers! I’m Neo the Java Sparrow, and I’m vegan for life! My family and I love taking our dog camping! Do you? Then I have a tip to share with you! You can keep a closer eye out for your dog by attaching an especially long jogging leash to your belt. This not only gives them some space to wander but also allows you to look after them. If you don’t have an extra-long jogging leash, you can also use two regular leashes fastened together. Thank you for tuning in, and love you for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet thus save the world! Now the weather around the globe! Green Climate Fund (GCF) supports climate change recovery in Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam. The GCF has approved a US$30.2 million grant for a six-year initiative to strengthen water security and climate resilience of smallholder farmers in the South Central Coast and Central Highlands regions of Âu Lạc (Vietnam). The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, together with the United Nations Development Programme, and will benefit approximately 222,400 local citizens, especially women and ethnic populations. Specifically, information on climate-resilient farming will be provided as well as access to markets and credit. Irrigation systems will also be modernized and livelihoods enhanced, with more than 335,000 people expected to benefit indirectly from this endeavor. Bravo, Green Climate Fund, United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. May the gentle Aulacese (Vietnamese) people always be protected, in Buddha’s radiance. Study affirms that electric vehicles (EVs) emit less CO2 than their gasoline counterparts. Researchers from the universities of Radboud in the Netherlands, and Exeter and Cambridge in the United Kingdom, have confirmed that EVs emit less CO2 over their lifespan than traditional gasoline vehicles in 95% of the world. The calculations factored in the manufacturing of the vehicles as well as the batteries and considered emissions created by generating the electricity for charging. Nations that are powered mostly by fossil-fuel free sources, such as Sweden and Switzerland, saw the highest benefit where the improvement in terms of CO2 savings of EVs could be as high as 70%. Many thanks, researchers from Radboud, Exeter and Cambridge universities, for your calculations to show the benefits of driving electric vehicles. May all nations quickly increase renewable energy infrastructure as their citizens make the wise switch to planet-friendly electric motoring. Congolese physician’s innovative Ebola treatment device saves lives. Dr. Richard Kojan, an anesthesiologist and intensive care specialist at the humanitarian non-governmental organization Alliance for International Medical Action, created the CUBE, or the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit for Outbreaks. The CUBE is an individual, transportable, and transparent medical unit that can be assembled in approximately 90 minutes. Its negative air pressure prevents cross-contamination outside the cube, enabling more time between the patient and medical staff, also with the patient and her or his family. Approximately 30 CUBEs have been used to contain Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where, since their deployment, the mortality rate among Ebola patients has lowered to less than 35%. For this life-saving invention, Dr. Kojan was honored as “Game-Changing Innovator” at the 2019 Recognizing Excellence Around Champions of Health (REACH) Awards. God bless you, Dr. Richard Kojan, for your ingenious device. May it bring hope and health to people throughout the world, in Divine mercy. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Gratefully present Dr. Richard Kojan with the Shining World Invention Award for this lives-saving innovation, with high esteem, heartfelt gratitude and best wishes, in God’s benevolence, love and protection. May Heavens reward you and all involved multifold.” Coming up, vegan tuna developed in Germany. We are going to take some time to enjoy the sounds of Tsuur music, a combined instrumental and vocal tradition from Mongolia, which is also a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. More heart-warming news coming up on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News - Leading News for a Progressive World. Food tech company creates vegan bluefin tuna. Germany-based startup, Kuleana, has developed a plant-based fish named Akami, made from seawater, algae, vegetable proteins and koji. The pricing will be similar to its fish-based counterpart and made available as a frozen product to the food catering sector, with the prospect of distributing the vegan tuna to sushi restaurants. Speaking of Akami, Kuleana CEO Jacek Prus stated, “Because we’ve focused on developing such a high-fidelity product, we’re convinced that it will help to get tuna off the table.” On their website, Kuleana states: “We strive for a world where the food system protects and nourishes us, animals and environment alike.” Such a fantastic advancement, Kuleana and Jacek Prus, to create an alternative to bluefin tuna. We pray that all beings in the oceans will soon be able to live naturally and in tranquility, as the world’s citizens go vegan and restore peace for all, in Celestial harmony. Blue macaws contribute to forest growth in South America. A new study published in the online open access journal Diversity shows that the hyacinth macaw, classified as vulnerable, and the endangered Lear’s macaw play an important role in spreading the seeds of 18 plant species in Brazil and Bolivia. Researchers from five institutions recorded 1,722 seed dispersal events by these macaws in three habitats of the two countries. Infrared cameras were also used to track the macaws carrying seeds to distances of up to 1.6 kilometers from where they picked up a fruit or nut. With the strongest beaks of the parrot family, the hyacinth and Lear’s macaws can easily open the shell of large fruits and disperse their seeds. Many thanks, researchers, for this fascinating study. Our utmost gratitude to these beautiful macaws for their work in sustaining plant diversity. May these flying gardeners be safeguarded evermore, in Heaven’s loving grace. It’s now time for some light-hearted humor with the joke of the day entitled “Starting Time.” You’re 20 minutes late again! Don’t you know what time our people start work here? No madam, they’ve always started by the time I get here. And now we have a heartline from Aitana in Spain: Dear Master and Supreme Master TV team, There are no words to express how grateful I am for having the immense blessing of not only being initiated by Master but also for having been given the opportunity to collaborate with this amazing TV channel that is spreading blessings around the world and beyond. I have had some health problems this year, and the thing that worried me the most was not being able to continue doing my job as a Supreme Master TV translator. Thank You, Master, for taking such good care of me this year. You have always done it, and I have always felt it, but I am really, really, really grateful because You have been with me all the way, and I have been able to keep meditating and doing my bit collaborating with Supreme Master TV every day. I really appreciate, treasure and enjoy this blessed work we are doing for the world and I really want to continue doing it as long as it lasts. This is such a precious opportunity; I just have no words to express my gratitude for being part of it. Thanks also to all the brothers and sisters who are working together in this amazing endeavor. May God keep you always in good health so you can keep on doing it; it is just such a huge blessing! And may God always protect Master and keep Her safe and healthy. I love you sooooo much! With all love and gratitude, Aitana from Valencia, Spain Loving Aitana, Thank you for so beautifully expressing the privilege and honor felt doing Master’s work. As you say, words cannot convey in full the way we feel; however, we certainly understand and share your heartfelt sentiments. Master once said that work is best done with devotion and with such work, it is an immense blessing to have a sense of Divine purpose in daily living. Also, our appreciation for your kind wishes and may God bless you with robust health. Providence’s grace to you and grand Spain, Supreme Master TV team P.S. Master also says: “Gentle Aitana, my thanks to you for being so dedicated in your role as a translator. With such caring and supportive teamwork, together we can make a difference for our world. I am very grateful, and thank the Heavens for all the Supreme Master Television team members from around the globe contributing their time and efforts to this channel to help humanity and all beings. May the Divine continue watching over you and colorful Spain.” We welcome your heartlines and stories. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartline We sure have enjoyed spending time with you on Noteworthy News. May your life be graced with heavenly glory and wonder.
2020-06-05 10 Views
The Reappearance of the Christ by Alice Bailey: Selection from “Christ’s Unique Occasion,” Part 1 of 2
The Reappearance of the Christ by Alice Bailey: Selection from “Christ’s Unique Occasion,” Part 1 of 2
Alice Bailey was an extraordinary British American esoteric author of the 20th century. She was one of the first to use the term New Age, referring to a better future for the world that fulfills the Divine plan of love and light. Born in 1880, Alice Bailey in her youth was a devoted Christian who later developed an extensive knowledge and practice of Theosophy. In 1922, Alice Bailey and her husband Foster Bailey founded the Lucis Trust and the Arcane School to offer the teachings and meditation guidance to the public. The nonprofit Lucis Trust is still active today and continues to publish Alice Bailey’s works, including as free e-books, for people to study in this special period of our planet. We will now read an excerpt from Alice Bailey’s prophetic book “The Reappearance of the Christ,” about the unique factors that will mark the way the Christ will carry out His work during His next re-emergence on Earth. “First of all, He will come to a world which is essentially one world. His reappearance and His consequent work cannot be confined to one small locality or domain unheard of by the great majority, as was the case when He was here before. The radio, the press and the dissemination of news will make His coming different to that of any previous Messenger; the swift modes of transportation will make Him available to countless millions, and by boat, rail and plane they can reach Him: THROUGH TELEVISION, HIS FACE CAN BE MADE FAMILIAR TO ALL, and verily ‘every eye shall see Him.’” “It is a fallacy to believe, as some do, that the main trend of Christ’s work will be through the medium of the churches or the world religions. He necessarily will work through them when conditions permit and there is a living nucleus of true spirituality within them, or when their invocative appeal is potent enough to reach Him. He will use all possible channels whereby the consciousness of man may be enlarged and right orientation be brought about. It is, however, truer to say that it is as World Teacher that He will consistently work, and that the churches are but one of the teaching avenues He will employ. All that enlightens the minds of men, all that tends to bring about right human relations, all modes of acquiring real knowledge, all methods of transmuting knowledge into wisdom and understanding, all that expands the consciousness of humanity and of all subhuman states of awareness and sensitivity, all that dispels glamour and illusion and that disrupts crystallization and disturbs static conditions will come under the realistic activities of the Hierarchy which He supervises. He will be limited by the quality and the caliber of the invocative appeal of humanity and that, in its turn, is conditioned by the attained point in evolution.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-05 6 Views
For more than 20 years, We Animals has been dedicated to bringing into focus the animals in our human world. Now, in this historical time for animal advocacy, animal stories are no longer relegated to the sidelines. Instead, they are emerging as the lens through which to view some of the most pressing issues of our time. Never has it been more critical to tell their stories. “And never have we been able to do more to meet this challenge than in 2019. This year, We Animals became We Animals Media, a trailblazing multimedia agency dedicated to elevating animal photography and filmmaking. Our small but growing team has published in-depth features on the most important animal stories of our time, and has partnered with activists and media to bring these stories to a wider audience. What my work attempts to do is to reduce the amount of suffering worldwide by getting us to stop eating animals and reduce the number of animals suffering out there in the world. If you’re a supporter of We Animals Media, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. If you’re not, we would love to have you on board. The visibility of animal stories is one crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to long-term achievements for animals, compassion, and justice. Together, we can continue to bring the stories of animals out of the shadows and into the spotlight.” To close our program, Jo-Anne McArthur shared a final message. “We can all use our own skills, whatever they may be, to make the world a better place. So, whether you’re interested in law, or policy, or art, if that’s your skill and if that’s what you love doing, employ that to help people, help animals, help the environment, because everything really is an emergency right now. And so we all need to be participating.” Thank you so much Jo-Anne McArthur, for graciously taking time out to be on our program, for all your noble work, and for inspiring so many people to become protectors and advocates for our much-loved animal friends. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Applaud and present Jo-Anne McArthur with the Shining World Compassionate Photographer Award with a loving contribution of US$10,000 as a supportive gift for her noble work, in God's immense Love.”
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-05 7 Views
“As of now, animals are not free yet around the world. So NARD functions mostly as a ‘Memorial Day’ for animals. So we commemorate the billions and billions of animals that die every year by human hands, and we honor the individuals that we sometimes have with us, the deceased animals that we have. We give them basically an ‘open-casket’ funeral ceremony. But we also commemorate their billions of brothers and sisters that are lamenting at the same time in labs and circuses, farms, and slaughterhouses and factory farms.” An important aspect of National Animal Rights Day is the Declaration of Animal Rights. The Declaration was created for the very first NARD, and it is on display every year so that people can sign it. It was inspired by the American Declaration of Independence and includes the statement “All beings are created equal and have a right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of their happiness.” “People started signing it in the first NARD event. So the idea is once we hit 50,000 signatures or 100,000 signatures, to bring this huge document to the UN or the White House or the European Parliament and literally show them what the people say. And again, the idea is that the relationship between animals and humans should be just like the relationship between humans and humans. We’re brothers; we’re all Earthlings. We have the same blood running in our veins. We have the same will to be comfortable and love, and eat. Yeah, so we believe the relationship between humans and animals should be the relationship of brotherhood. Israel is now leading the world in veganism and creating steps towards animal liberation.”
Good People, Good Work
2020-06-05 8 Views
Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra: Contemplating the Karmic Conditions of Beings, Part 2 of 6, Aug. 09, 2015
Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra: Contemplating the Karmic Conditions of Beings, Part 2 of 6, Aug. 09, 2015
So if, in time of desperation, they should know there is God, there are angels, there is Buddha, for their peace of mind. Research has found that people who believe in God, who pray and all that, have more calmness and peace during times of emergency. Or in trouble, in sorrow time they're more composed, more at ease. This is the second sin. "Beings who shed the Buddha's blood, slander the Triple Jewels," Buddha, Sangha, Teaching. "and do not venerate Sutras," meaning do not venerate the teaching of the Buddha which is in the written word, "will fall into the Uninterrupted Hell where for billions of eons, they will seek escape in vain." Same. Killing parents, harming parents… killing parents is worse. And harming Buddhas, being disrespectful to the Buddha, the Sangha, and the Teaching, same stuff. Slander, you know, slandering the Buddha or the Sangha or the Teaching. "Beings who usurp or damage the property of the Eternal Dwelling, who defile the bhiksus and bhiksunis," meaning monks and nuns of the high order, "who commit sexual acts within the Sangharama," meaning within the ashram, "or who kill or harm beings there will fall into the Uninterrupted Hell where for billions of eons they will seek escape in vain." Same stuff. "Beings who seem to be sramanas but in their minds are not sramanas, who destroy the things of the Eternal Dwelling," meaning the ashrams of the Buddha, the temples, "who deceive lay people, who go against the precepts, and who do many other evil deeds will fall into the Uninterrupted Hell where for billions of eons they will not be able to escape. Beings who steal the wealth and property of the Eternal Dwelling…" just say ashram of the Buddha. The ashram of the Buddhas. "…including its grains, its food and drink, its clothing, or take anything at all that was not given to them…" from the sangha grounds, sangha ashram, "…will fall into the Uninterrupted Hell where for billions of eons they will not be able to escape." Scary, huh? I didn't know that it was so scary. Would you like to continue? (Yes, Master.) Yes or yes or yes? (Yes!) Yeah … You want or not want? I don't force it upon you. Yes or no? You really want it? (Yes, Master!) OK. Don't blame me if it gets scarier. If you steal something from someone else, then you won't fall to hell like this. But it depends on what you steal also. If you steal and make people hungry and die of starvation because of no money left, then maybe you could go into this hell, but maybe you can escape, or lesser hell. But if you steal things from the Buddha or take things that are not given to you from the ashram, then it's like that. When the Buddha was alive, people came and made offerings to the sangha. Be it medicine, or clothing for new monks, or to replace the old clothes for old monks, etc. If somehow anyone steals anything from that, medicine, clothes or anything, without asking permission or without being given, then that's a very great sin. Because why? Because the Buddha and the sangha, they are pure, they're enlightened saints. And they just don't have anything anymore. They left everything, they sacrificed everything. They denied themselves everything for the sake of all beings in the world, as well as in Heaven. So these beings, you must take care of them, not take things from them. So that's why. Because if you harm them, it means you harm all beings in the world and the universe. If they have no more health to take care, to continue the teaching, then of course all beings will be harmed. Right? The blessing will be gone if they die. And of course other Buddhas will come, but who knows. Maybe the (bad) karma is so great on this planet, other Buddhas will not come for many other eons of time. In nature it's like this. For example, in a pack of wolves, even wolves, the leader of the wolf pack eats first. And eats well first. And then the rest, for the whole pack. Not because the leader is greedy, or the whole pack is stupid. It's just that the leader has to be strong and well, in order to lead the pack. For their safety, their well-being to take care of, he, the leader must always be vigilant and take care of the whole pack. Therefore, he has to be strong, well fed, ready for action. Understand? (Yes.) All right. Very good. But in South Africa, I just learned yesterday from your sister. Because I invited her to my hut. And I gave her something to eat. She said, "Normally…" I gave her, I did things, I packed… Oh I did something and gave it to her, a sandwich or peeled fruit I gave. She said, "Master, it's OK You do that?" I said, "Why not? I take care of my worker." She said, "I should do it for You." I said, "Are you my boss?" She said, "On the contrary, the employee should take care." No, because I asked her to check something on the Internet for me about the land. So I jokingly said, "I'm your boss. I have to take care of my employee, worker." So she said, "It should be the opposite." I said, "Not here. If You're not my boss, I take care." And then I gave her a chair to sit and then while I was … Because I had to wash my hands, and the bucket under the sink was already full. I disconnected the pipe from the sink that the water goes to the waste channel. I disconnected it. So if I wash my face, I wash my hands, it goes into a bucket that I put underneath. It's almost full. So I carried it into the toilet area. Later, I'll use it to flush. And she said, "Master, Master, let me take care of that. Let me do it." I said, "No, you sit there. You're my guest. You sit. You don't work here." And then I'd done it, and then I came back and put the empty bucket so I could wash my hands, so water would go in. And after we both sat, she said, "It's weird, Master, it's weird." I said, "What is weird?" She said, "It's weird to see You carrying things around while I'm sitting here eating." I said, "What's weird about that? It's my work. It's my life. I do this all the time. Only when I cannot, it's too heavy, then I ask the attendant to help." She said, "No, in Africa, we don't do this. The elderly don't work like this. If we are around, we help." So it's really a very good education. In India also similar, even in Philippines similar. And we, many people, look down upon these countries, thinking, "Oh, Africa, jungle, tribal stuff, developing world." No! They are really, really educated in important matters. Not in PhD, not in whatever you call education in this world. Education in this world is very good, but the main point always emphasized that you have to learn well, so you get a good job, and then you can have a good wife, or good husband, or good money, and buy a house, or buy a good car, blah, blah, blah. Rarely anybody says you must learn well so that you can serve the world in more capacity, and people forget to educate children in a proper manner, to respect the elderly, to take care of the parents. Nowadays, parents, when just a little bit old, they throw them into the old (age) home. Visit once a month or maybe once every Christmas, And blah, blah, blah, blah, talking about goodness and all that. This is not right. Our world is not all correct. So if you go to the Philippines, you must remember. I saw Philippine children, whenever they came home from somewhere, they'd go and touch the feet of the elderly, like, "I'm home, I pay homage to you." Their parents, or things like that. And if they go, they very respectfully say goodbye. And the Philippines, everybody thinks, they send their people outside to work, for labor and all that. What can they do? In their country, they don't have enough jobs. But to go out to work as a laborer or as a housekeeper, using your hands to earn an honest living, is not a shame. They're not going out to steal, they're not going out to kill, they're not going out to cheat people. They go out to work, to bring money home. Anywhere work is the same. What's the difference if you work in the Philippines, this kind of country? So, you go home, think about this. Treat the elderly, or whoever needs you, treat your parents respectfully. That doesn't mean you are uncivilized. That means you are very, very, very extra civilized. If a human being doesn't know the basic courtesy to the person, the first persons they ever knew on this planet, the first friends they ever saw on this planet are their parents, the first persons ever to nourish them, ever sacrifice for them, wake up all night to feed them, go to work all day to bring food on the table, then this human being is not worth it to call a human. And no wonder, if they don't treat the parents well, they should go somewhere else. As the Buddha, Bodhisattva said, should go to hell. If you're not filial in some lesser degree, then you probably don't go to this forever hell, just some other kind of hell. You have to learn. You have to go there to learn the suffering, to learn how your parents suffered by your rebellious actions or words, or impolite replies. There are still these minimum standards of goodness, to the parents at least. Parents are the only first two friends you see in this world when you come out, and the two best friends that accompany you through your life. So, they are the best. You're lucky to still have parents. Go home and think about that. And think of how your mother, father had to wake up all day, all night, all night for you, and work all day, and go through a lot of sacrifice, just to bring you up, so that you're educated in the universities, for just some worldly repeated knowledge. Rarely anyone teaches you about God. But I'm not sure if the one who teaches you about God knows anything about God. That is another problem. And then misinterpretation also about God. But it's OK, at least the name God is mentioned. And God doesn't mind. As long as we remember somebody called God, and then in the time of trouble, or they pray every day before they sleep, then it's also some goodness in it, and some protection for them. But many families don't teach children this way. So when they have trouble, everything, they don't know where to turn to. The parents are not always there 24 hours. Nowadays, they're both working. So if, in time of desperation, they should know there is God, there are angels, there is Buddha, for their peace of mind. Research has found that people who believe in God, who pray and all that, have more calmness and peace during times of emergency. Or in trouble, in sorrow time they're more composed, more at ease. "Earth Store Bodhisattva continued, 'Worthy Mother, beings who commit such offenses will fall into the Five-fold Uninterrupted Hell where they will constantly seek temporary relief from their sufferings, but will never receive even a moment's respite.' Not even a moment of rest. Lady Maya further asked Earth Store Bodhisattva, 'Why is that hell called uninterrupted?' The Earth Store Bodhisattva replied, 'Worthy Mother, the hells are all within the Great Iron Ring Mountain. The 18 great hells and the 500 subsequent ones each have their own names. There are hundreds of thousands more that also have their own names. The Uninterrupted Hell is found within a city of hells that encompasses more than 80,000 square miles. That city is made entirely of iron.'" Metal. "'Ten thousand miles above the city is an unbroken mass of fire. Within the city are many interconnected hells, each with a different name. There is just one hell called Uninterrupted. The wall of that hell is a thousand miles high.'" Can you imagine? And we think that Everest is high already. "'Totally made of iron, and covered with a fire burning downward that is joined by a fire burning upward.'" Nowhere you can go. Incredible. Please, please rethink about how we react in this world. I read some of these before I went to the Himalayas also. I had one at home before. But I don't remember all this. For example, if I read about hell, I just said, "OK, all of this is about hell," so I read the next page and etc., and I didn't always have much time. At night when I had time, I read all this, I read other sutras - the Lotus, the Medicine, the Amitabha, and this one, but don't always remember all of the detail. So it's good for me to reread that again also. It's very interesting for me. No one, even the Buddha, will be able to know all these hells, except the Bodhisattva Earth Store. I must tell you that. You know why? Because the Buddha doesn't always go to hell. He doesn't need to. He will ask someone else to go for Him. Or even if He goes, He doesn't know all the details, He doesn't go all over the hells, because He has other work to do on Earth and in Heaven. So Bodhisattva Earth Store, He or She specializes in saving beings from hell. Whoever has just a little tiny grain of merit left, He will try to find an excuse to rescue that being. Imagine, He just went to hell once to look for His mother. Just because He had such a power to contemplate on that Buddha name for one day one night first, and then when he went there, of course he's still thinking of that Buddha. Therefore, just that merit saved all the beings from hell at that time. No matter how many beings go into whatever hell, it's never full. It's not like a prison, say, "OK, we have no more space." No matter how. Just like Heaven. No matter how many people go into one Level of Heaven, it's never filled. Jesus says, "In my Father's house, there are many mansions." But not just many mansions, limitless mansions. So don't worry that Master initiates so many beings, how can they all go to Heaven? You all go to Heaven. (Thank You, Master.) Welcome, welcome.
Between Master and Disciples
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In today’s news, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly presents Shining World Compassion Award to elephant rescue organization operating in Kenya, Japan supports vulnerable families in Syria, Scotland excels in green energy transition, Germany invests in carbon capture technology, New Zealand shelters homeless citizens during pandemic, international fast food chain trials vegan meat in China, and American couple dedicates their retirement to saving birds. In Shining World Compassion Award News from England… Wildlife charity and conservation organization, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, is best known for its Orphans’ Project, the first orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. Under the leadership of CEO Angela Sheldrick, the Trust has raised over 260 young elephants in need and has also provided veterinary care to thousands of other animals. Mr. Rob Brandford, the Executive Director of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust UK, graciously received the award on behalf of Ms. Sheldrick. The Trust in Kenya was established 40 years ago by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, in memory of her husband, conservationist David Sheldrick, who was the founder warden of a vast national park known as Tsavo. Daphne created the Trust so that she could find a ways and means to care for and provide for orphaned animals, specifically and best known elephants, but also rhinos, many types of antelopes, essentially any animal in need of help. Our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai thankfully presented Sheldrick Wildlife Trust with the Shining World Compassion Award, plus US$10,000 “as a token of gratitude and support for this noble cause.” Our Association members in Surrey, England, were pleased to present to Rob Brandford the Award letter, crystalline plaque, Master’s publications and DVDs, as well as a check of US$10,000 from Master. “This Award is presented in recognition of the Trust’s extraordinary pioneering conservation work, leading the world as the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program.” “Thank you so much. It’s a great privilege to accept this award from Supreme Master Ching Hai on behalf of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Angela Sheldrick – the daughter of David and Daphne. We feel very humbled to have our work recognized globally. Ultimately, we don’t do this work for awards, no one does. But it’s a testament to the success of our project that the work that we’re doing has been recognized. And as I say, we feel extremely humbled and honored and extremely grateful to receive this. Thank you. It’s such an honor to receive this check, considerable funds, a very generous donation, which will empower us to be there for orphan baby elephants in need, so that we can provide them with the nurturing and healing they need, so that when they’re grown, they can return to the wild, where they belong, and where all animals naturally belong. Thank you so much. Our heartfelt congratulations, Angela Sheldrick, Rob Brandford and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust team. May God forever bless you for saving so many of our sweet animal friends. For the full presentation of the Shining World Compassion Award to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, please tune in to our Shining World Award program at a later date. Japan, a Shining World Leadership Awards for Compassion, Animal Protection and Generosity laureate, supports food security in Syria. The Government of Japan has donated US$3.2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme for assisting 460,000 vulnerable individuals in Syria. Of the total amount, US$1.8 million will be put towards irrigation restoration, thus allowing 67,000 smallholder farmers to access water throughout the year and cultivate their own food to improve their incomes. The other US$1.4 million will provide emergency food aid to 392,000 conflict-affected people in northwest Syria. Our deep gratitude, Japan and World Food Programme, for your vital support of Syrian sisters and brothers in their time of need. May the hard-working people of Syria soon greet brighter and peaceful tomorrows, in Allah’s immense love. Up next, Scotland excels in green electricity utilization. We’ll just take a little time to thank the pediatricians, who work long hours to care for the health of our tender babies, kids and teenagers. When we return, more comforting news ahead, here on Supreme Master Television! Hi, loving friends, how have you been? I’m Wanda the Eurasian Beaver, and I’m a super healthy vegan. Today we have another wonderful tip from our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai: Hey. Hope you’re all doing well. Nice to see you again today after the last tip of the day. I have some new for you. There are many herbs that can be turned into tea for healthy, cleansing, refreshing enjoyment, either alone or mixed with other herbs or and tea. Here are some of my favorites: 1. Perilla. Perilla alone or with Aulacese (Vietnamese) coriander; 2. Perilla and fisher mint; 3. Basil; 4. Peppermint; 5. Peppermint with jasmine green tea; etc… You can try them and find out what’s your favorite. Enjoy with your loved ones while in or out of lockdown. Looking forward with you to better days ahead. God love. Of course, don’t forget to sweeten your tea, if you like, with agave syrup or maple syrup from the maple tree, or your favorite sweetener, healthy one, organic one. Choose organic whenever you can. Enjoy! Love love. We love You, Supreme Master Ching Hai. We appreciate so much this day-brightening idea. Thank You! Love you all for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet thus save the world! Thank you for your attention, and here’s the weather around our beautiful globe. Scotland, United Kingdom, increases renewable electricity consumption. According to recent data, 90% of electricity usage in Scotland is now generated by renewables – a 14% increase from the last year. The nation seeks to attain 100% renewable electricity this year and may be on track to achieve it now that government subsidies are allowed again for onshore wind projects. Additionally, the Scottish government has a goal of having half of all energy – including electricity, transportation, and heat – to be renewably sourced by 2030. Kudos, Scotland, on your impressive achievement of generating 90% of all your electricity from cleaner sources. In Divine benevolence, may your plans succeed to further green your nation, and thus our world as well. German university to build carbon capture facility. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is building the world’s first container-scale plant to test the conversion of carbon dioxide from the air into solid black carbon powder – a raw material that can be used in high-tech industry applications such as printing, electronics and construction. The three-year research project will receive €1.5 million from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The plant will operate by capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converting it to methane with renewable hydrogen. The methane then passes through a bubble reactor to produce the carbon powder. Germany is a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion and a Shining World Caring Leadership Award laureate. Way to go, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, on your large-scale carbon capture facility. Many thanks also, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, for your support. May this innovative project lead to even more advancements and tools for humankind to clean up the atmosphere, in Heaven’s kindness. New Zealand boosts housing for homeless community during pandemic. The government of New Zealand has announced another US$64 million in funding to secure motel space for homeless individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of finding more permanent housing solutions that will go beyond the lockdown. Already 1,100 motel units had been supplied, and the new funds will add another 500 to these while also providing extra support services for the vulnerable residents’ well-being. New Zealand is a Shining World Leadership Awards for Compassion and Peace recipient, and a Shining World Leadership Awards for Earth Conservation, Earth Protection, Earth Guardian, Climate-Change Mitigation and Earth Restoration laureate. Our gratitude, New Zealand government, for your caring actions to ensure that all of your citizens are as safe as possible. We pray for God’s grace and our own virtues to be our shield during this challenging time. Coming up, international fast food chain trials vegan meat in China. We pause to pray for Heaven to bless our leaders and governments in their work to improve the lives of their less privileged co-citizens. You’re watching Noteworthy News on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News - Inspirational News for a Happy World. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) successfully trials vegan protein in China. KFC recently served plant-based chicken nuggets at its Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai outlets. To sample the new product made by Cargill, headquartered in the United States, customers purchased pre-sale coupons for an order of five nuggets. Chicken-free products have also been tested at other KFC locations worldwide, with successful launches including a Beyond Meat partnership in the United States, the Original Recipe Vegan Burger release in the United Kingdom using Quorn’s fillets, and the Lightlife plant-based chicken offered in Canada. Great news, KFC. We’re glad to see your veg-friendly fare expand to evermore regions to meet the demand. As more and more customers prefer the vegan way, may our world rapidly shift to a sustainable and compassionate food system, in Celestial light. Avian-loving couple dedicate their retirement to saving birds. Since its founding 24 years ago, 79-year-young Liz Hatton and her 81-year-young husband Chris have been running For the Birds of Indiana, a nonprofit they founded to rescue and rehabilitate injured avians out of their home in the rural city of Westfield in Indiana, United States. The Hattons, originally from the United Kingdom, are supported by a small group of students and volunteers who help feed the few dozen winged guests and clean their rooms and pens across the 5-hectare property. Once rehabilitated, the birds, ranging from owls and hawks to blue jays and vultures, are released back to the wild. Mrs. Hatton hopes to find successors to continue the labor of love. Our praises, thanks and best wishes, Liz and Chris Hatton and volunteers at For the Birds of Indiana. In Divine love, may all our feathered angel co-inhabitants receive such gentle treatment everywhere. It’s now time to enjoy the joke of the day entitled “Sand Play.” Benji, how would you call this fish? He’s a famous fish! Hmmm… A starfish?! And now we have a heartline from Mandana in Iran: For my Master, who is dearer to me than my own life, I am wholeheartedly ready to obey whatever You instruct. My loving Master, whenever I needed or need help, nobody is there to help me, because everybody is busy with other things. Sometimes being alone makes me so tired, and hurt that I don’t have the power to continue. In my loneliness, I spent many days crying for Your loneliness. My love (Master), I adore Your kind voice, and I absolutely understand what You say, and what You feel. My love, my heart, the beauty of my life, even in these conditions, I will continue Your path with all of my inner love, and outer strength. Thank You infinitely for planting this elevated, unconditional, and fearless love in my heart, and watering it every day. Because of this, I am more determined to continue every day, despite all the difficulties in life. My love, my heart, and my everything, until the end of my life, I will be at Your service to repay the wisdom that You bestowed on me. If You found me worthy enough, I will be an unconditional tool for You. Mandana from Iran Devoted Mandana, Your genuine words, all the way from beautiful Iran, have touched and inspired us greatly. We know in our hearts; Master loves you very much. Here is Her response: “Virtuous Mandana, Thank you for your kind, heartfelt note and purity of soul. Heavens love the dedicated and steadfast spiritual practitioners like you. Strong faith on this path of enlightenment is a true blessing. Please continue this way. May Allah always guide and protect you and noble Iran.” We welcome your heartlines and stories. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartline It’s been a pleasure to have your company on Noteworthy News. May your heart and soul be uplifted always.
2020-06-04 79 Views
Studies in the Scriptures by Charles Taze Russell: The Divine Plan of the Ages - Selection from Chapter 5, Part 2 of 2
Studies in the Scriptures by Charles Taze Russell: The Divine Plan of the Ages - Selection from Chapter 5, Part 2 of 2
We now continue with the fascinating analysis of the Holy Bible by Charles Taze Russell, selected from Volume 1 of his “Studies in the Scriptures” titled, “The Divine Plan of the Ages.” “This was truly a mystery never before thought of - that God intends to raise up not only a deliverer, but a deliverer composed of many members. This is the ‘high calling’ to which the consecrated believers of the Gospel age are privileged to attain. Jesus did not attempt to unfold it to the disciples while natural men, but waited until they were anointed - begotten to the new Nature. From Paul’s explanation, we know that none but ‘new creatures’ can now appreciate or understand this high calling. He says: ‘We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom [plan], which God ordained before the world unto our glory; which none of the princes [chief ones] of this world knew; ... as it is written, ‘Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him;’ but God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit.’” “But God’s plan will not always be shrouded in mystery: the dawn of the Millennial Day brings the fuller light of God to men, and ‘the knowledge of the Lord shall fill the whole earth.’ The Sun of Righteousness, which shall arise with healing in His wings, dispelling the darkness of ignorance, is the Christ in Millennial Glory - not the Head alone, but also the members of His body; for it is written: If we suffer with Him, we shall also be glorified together. ‘When Christ, Who is our life, shall appear, then shall we also appear with Him in glory;’ and ‘Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father.’” “Then the ‘mystery’ will have ended; for the world will have come to see that it was the Spirit of God in Christ, and the Spirit of Christ in us - God manifested in the flesh - which they had hitherto misunderstood.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-04 42 Views
In a tea farming village, there lived a physician known for his miraculous healing ability; yet he had no cure for his pain. One day he met Hương, a dutiful and gentle girl who came to ask for his help. This predestined meeting, eventually led them on a spiritual path to liberate themselves from all sorrows and to find the meaning of life. We now invite you to join us for Part 1 of the drama “The Physician Who Heals With Conditions.” “Where do I go to find the simple joy Like the sunflowers seeking sunlight; like a drought yearning for a shower. Where do I go to find that peaceful realm Where happiness never fades, where the moon and stars welcome me with a loving smile Who knows, whom shall I ask? I asked the drifting evening cloud I asked the gentle breeze I asked the forest orchid Do you know, my dear? Where do I go to find that peaceful realm?” “It’s been my practice to heal anyone, but there’s a condition.” “Please go ahead.” “I have but one son... If you would accept to marry him...” “I accept.” “Father, I can’t accept this. You promised your master that you only ask people to do charity work to benefit others, but never for selfish reasons.” “At that time, I only thought of you; I didn’t think of anything else.” “But...we can’t give out such conditions, father! I regret this a lot.” “But...once I give out a condition, it’s irrevocable.” THREE MONTHS LATER... “Father... I am very grateful to you that my mother’s healthy again!” “Because of this incident, I’ve thought of a perfect proposition- that is, people must promise to be vegan.” “You must be vegan, all right!? Then they will get less sick, and you don’t have to work so hard.” “Thanks to you and brother Hân that I learned about the compassionate vegan lifestyle.”
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-04 126 Views
“For of the fruits of the trees and the seeds of the herbs alone do I partake.” (Gospel of the Nazarenes)“You shall not take away the life of any creature for your pleasure, nor for your profit, nor yet torment it.” (Lection XLVI, 10) In today’s program, it is our honor to present to you evidence that Jesus and the original Aramaic Christians were vegetarians, which is based on the document entitled; “Evidence That Jesus and The Original Aramaic Christians Were Vegetarians -- Uncovering A Vegetarian Jesus at the Beginning of Christianity” by Mr. James Bean. It is generally agreed by historians that Jesus and his disciples primarily spoke Aramaic, the common language of Judea in the first century AD, most likely a Galilean dialect distinguishable from that of Jerusalem. It is through profound reading of historical documents and research of many Christian scholars, that James Bean concludes undoubtedly that Jesus was raised in a vegetarian family and demonstrated the love and compassion for animals by preaching to end animal sacrifices. Thank you, James, for allowing us to use your document. All the evidence put together in James Bean’s research can be referred to in the Holy Bible. The Christian Bible consists of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is the original Hebrew Bible, the sacred scriptures of the Jewish faith, written at different times between 1200 and 165 BC. In the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions, the Old Testament includes writings considered apocryphal by Protestants. The New Testament books were written by Christians in the first century AD, dealing with the life, the person, and the teachings of Jesus and the formation of the Christian church. It contains four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), Acts, 21 Letters, and Revelation. Before we delve into the supporting evidence that Jesus was vegetarian, let us first take a look at the lineage of Christianity and its development. The Essenes, meaning “Doers of Torah”, who wrote (or collected) the Dead Sea Scrolls, existed over 150 years before the birth of Jesus. Some believe that Jesus was an Essene and was raised on Mount Carmel. Some scholars believe that Jesus was at least influenced by them. The earliest followers of Jesus were known as Nazarenes, and perhaps later, Ebionites. The Nazarene/Ebionite movement involved mostly Jewish/Israelite followers of Saint John the Baptist and later Jesus. They were led by “James the Just”, the oldest brother of Jesus, during the years 30-80 A.D. The term “Christian” came about later. It actually was an attempt to translate the term Nazarene into Greek, meaning a “Messianist” and referred to the followers of Christ who did not acknowledge the emperor of Rome. So, the terminology is flexible; many self-designations used by the Jesus movement, had previously been used by the Essenes. The main Essene scripture is the Gospel of the Holy Twelve, also known as the Gospel of the Nazarenes. According to legend, this Gospel was collectively written by the 12 apostles immediately after Christ’s death, and it is the scripture on which all of the Biblical synoptic Gospels are based and derived. This version of the New Testament portrays Jesus as a strict vegetarian. “You shall not take away the life of any creature for your pleasure, nor for your profit, nor yet torment it.” (Lection XLVI, 10) “You shall not eat the flesh, nor drink the blood of any slaughtered creature, not yet anything which brings disorder to your health or senses.” (Lection XLVI, 12) “You shall cherish and protect the weak, and those who are oppressed, and all creatures that suffer wrong.” (Lection XLVI, 18) “Be on guard, so that your hearts do not become heavy with the eating of flesh and with the intoxication of wine and with the anxiety of the world, and that day come upon you suddenly; for as a snare it will come upon all who dwell upon the surface of the earth.” (Jesus, Luke 21:34, Evangelion Da-Mepharreshe — Old Syriac-Aramaic Manuscript of the New Testament Gospels) “Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them.” (1 Corinthians 6:13) The Biblical basis for vegetarianism is shown in Genesis, the early chapters of the Hebrew Bible. It shows that vegetarianism is consistent with the spirit of early Christianity, which is to advocate kindness, mercy, non-violence and to love all of God's creation. Here are some of the quotes from the Old Testament. For of the fruits of the trees and the seeds of the herbs alone do I partake. (Gospel of the Nazarenes) And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. (Genesis 1:29-30) But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. (Genesis 9:4) Thou shalt not kill. (Exodus 20:13) Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. (Proverbs: 15:17) Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh. (Proverbs 23:20) To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats… And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil. (Isaiah 1:11, 15-16) Attentive viewers, we will be right back after this meaningful message. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television. Welcome back, loving viewers. In the New Testament, the stories of the feeding of the multitudes have generated the most discussion. When Jesus refers back to His feeding of the multitudes in Matthew 16:9, he says, “Do you not yet perceive? Do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered?” He doesn’t mention fish. Jesus: “May I share thy bread. I am the bread of life. He that cometh to me shall never hunger. And he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” Given the way Jesus spoke in Matthew 16:9–10, the insertion of fish becomes obvious. As it now stands, in the New Testament Gospels references to “bread” are frequent but “fish” are only referred to on a couple occasions. This strongly suggests that the original tradition was about distribution of bread, not bread and fish. Luke recorded that Jesus’ family made annual pilgrimages to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread. In fact, the Gospel of Ebionites clearly indicates that Jesus rejected the Passover meal by saying: “I have no desire to eat the flesh of this Paschal Lamb with you.” Jesus said: “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.” Furthermore, Jesus condemned animal sacrifice. The Ebionite or Hebrew Gospel quotes Jesus as saying, “I have come to abolish the sacrifices, and if you cease not from sacrificing, my wrath will not cease from you.” (Panarion 30.16.5) Another clear proof that Jesus did not want animal offerings but mercy is found both in Matthew 9:13 and John 2:13-17. “And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.” (John 2:13-17) “and doves and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So, he made a whip out of cords and drove all from the Temple, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said: ‘Get out of here.’” (John 2:13–16) One of the earliest Ebionite Christian documents, the Clementine Homilies, was written in the second century based on the teachings of Saint Peter. Homily XII states: "The unnatural eating of flesh meats is as polluting as the heathen worship of devils, with its sacrifices and its impure feasts, through participation in it a man becomes a fellow eater with devils". Thus, all three groups, Essenes, Nazarenes, and Ebionites, were vegetarian, which was highly likely the required practice in Early Christianity. For more information on the booklet “Evidence That Jesus and The Original Aramaic Christians Were Vegetarians -- Uncovering A Vegetarian Jesus at the Beginning of Christianity, By James Bean” Please visit SupremeMasterTV.com/JamesBean-Evidence-Jesus-was-vegetarian.pdf or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Noble Lineage
2020-06-04 225 Views
Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra: Contemplating the Karmic Conditions of Beings, Part 1 of 6, Aug. 09, 2015
Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra: Contemplating the Karmic Conditions of Beings, Part 1 of 6, Aug. 09, 2015
You already have the main things. The main precious substance is in you already. You got it. You got the initiation, you got the connection with Heaven already. Everything else is secondary. It's good. You've become nuns. No need to wear these clothes. I'm not used to it anymore. I am tired, so I wear something, to make me awake a little bit. It helps, you know? It helps. You like this kind of dress? (Yes, Master!) (Very much.) No problem! How many people like it? (Everybody.) Oh, no, no, no, really. (We do, Master!) I did not like it. I just wear it because I'm supposed to wear this today. I'm supposed to, that's all. The secret is like that - they chose the dress for me. If there is another better, maybe they would have chosen it for me. I mean, the Goddess of Dressing. So it's quicker for me. I don't have to stay there and, "eenie, meenie, miney, moe, this for one, this for you." So I said, "Please help me. It's too many dresses here, pick one." And they said, "This one." "OK, OK. Thank you very much. Good, good. Good, very good, very good!" All right. This is still live again, right? (Yes.) OK. So be careful what you say, all right? Everybody hears it. The whole world is listening. I thought I escaped Supreme Master Television, and now I'm sitting here, live again! At least that means I am alive. Yesterday, one of your sisters said that if you go to South Africa from Europe, then you don't have to vaccinate your dog. Is she still there? Yeah, yeah, yeah. She said that, right? Don't believe it. It's not like that. (Aww!) It's not true! It's like you can take your dog, and then go now. No, it's not like that! You have to apply and wait for permission, and oh! Oh! Ah… (Oh!) So, no wonder. So we put South Africa on hold. Don't just run there with your dog and blame me. I mean, everybody gives you different information. It's not always correct. That's why I told her to check on the internet, and there it is. It's not like that. It's complicated. It's not like that. It's not that easy. So forget South Africa for now. Don't think about it. The reason I stay around Europe is because it's easier. You don't have to go through checkpoints anymore. And you can take your dogs anywhere as long as you drive. And Europe is not that big. Drive around and with my dogs. Everything is better like that. We finished this already, right? We have another story for fun. You like? (Yes, Master.) Yes or no? I don't hear anything. (Yes!) Yes? (Yes!) I am kidding. I heard. I am not deaf! Enough! How can I not hear you? Even if you don't speak, you are very loud people. I hear you day and night, 24/7. Not just 7-Eleven, but 24/7. I check out how big it is before we start. It is good when you have just a short story or short chapter, and then go to the next. Maybe this is kind of short, maybe. There were two chapters next to each other. One is knowing the conditions of karma. And the next one is knowing the retribution. So talk about karma first or the retribution? (Karma.) Karma. One by one, huh? Yeah. And if we have to go, then we read the rest, maybe another 10 years or something afterwards. You really like to hear Buddhist sutras? (Yes, Master.) I have a lot more. This is only the Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra. (Wow.) And it's this much. There are Medicine Buddha, Amitabha Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha, a lot. He Himself is a lot, a lot, a lot because He lived here before. And nobody obstructed Him while He was speaking. He went from one country to another, free like a bird, and saying whatever He liked. No king ever came and made trouble for Him. No mayor came and threatened to kick Him out, or His disciples. You already have the main things. The main precious substance is in you already. You got it. You got the initiation, you got the connection with Heaven already. Everything else is secondary. Contemplating the Karmic Conditions of Beings. Because you're looking at me, so I'm busy looking at you. I forget everything. Yeah, all day I am thinking of everything but work, anything but work. Then, I forgot my dog behind. He's trailing behind me. He wants to come. We have to put him nearby. Because if he's alone there, I will not know what happened to him. I don't care if the house is gone, but my dog cannot be gone. So we put him nearby. It's safer. Not like he has to stay in my hut and take care of the hut. No. He has to come here whenever I'm here - nearby, in the lower level of the house. It's better. Nearer to us, no? Anything happens, we know. I protect my dog. The other three dogs stay there all the time, but the big dog only comes when I am here. Only yesterday, it was kind of … I don't remember what was happening. It was raining or something? Then I left him behind, but later the attendant brought him here also. It's all this, all the time. So, too much trouble for the dog, then, OK. It just takes some time to look for another place. Europe is small but not that small. There are big lands somewhere. Just that we have to find some beautiful place. All right. "Contemplating the Karmic Conditions of Beings." "At that time, the Buddha's mother, Lady Maya …" Not mean the maya, the maya, maya, but her name, her name is Maya. What does it mean, Maya in Hindu? M-A-Y-A. (Y-A) Yeah. None? No meaning, nothing? (It means money.) (Wealth, money.) Wealth and money. Oh, good, good! No wonder she's a queen. Who can be more wealthy? Who can have more money, right? Wow, maybe we all change our name. Yeah, look at all the big people. They have a name similar to money. All of you men change to Bill, Bill. If you're not sure, you just say, "Bill Bill Bill." The first name Bill, the middle name Bill, the last family name Bill. That is so sure, so sure, so sure. Yeah, it's funny. OK, OK, enough of that. Otherwise they think we are trying to imitate them, and be in concurrence or something. "At that time, the Buddha's mother, Lady Maya, Queen Maya, placed her palms together respectfully and asked Earth Store Bodhisattva, 'Great Sage, could You tell us about the different kinds of karma that beings of Jambudvipa create and the resulting retribution that they undergo?'" This means from this world, from the Earth. That's a name for this planet. They also call it Saha or Samsara. And we call it Earth, a Planet Blue. This is the same name. These two, you must remember they are all in the Heaven now. In the Second Heaven, Second Level of consciousness which is bordering the Third Level. Almost at the Third Level, so you can also say it's the Third Level. "So the Earth Store Bodhisattva replied, 'There are millions of worlds and lands that may or may not have women, may or may not have hells, may or may not have Buddhadharma,'" means the teaching of the Truth of the Enlightened Ones. And so on and so forth. "'To having or not having (Inner Heavenly) Sound Hearers…'" You know, Quan Yin. Hearer or contemplating is the same. (Inner Heavenly) Sound Contemplator, or Sound Hearer, or Sound Meditators, same. Sound, the inner (Heavenly) Sound. Because if the Buddha meant sound hearing from the outside, musical and all that, then he wouldn't have forbidden the people who do the retreat with monks, who receive the Eight Ways of Purification, not to go out dancing, not to listen to music. Do you understand? (Yes.) I just make it clear to you that this is really the inner (Heavenly) Sound that Buddha means. Because in the Buddha's time also, the way of life for the monks and nuns, they should not listen to music. They should not go and watch theater. Maybe occasionally, on special occasions when the Buddha is there, and they just make a party, a little music for Him. But they don't specifically go out and buy music, or go to watch music like all of us, or go out to watch, like, pop singing and all that stuff. So this is clearly the inner (Heavenly) Sound. Proof enough? (Yes.) Believe me now? (Yes.) (Always.) "'… May or may not have (Inner Heavenly) Sound Hearers or Pratyekabuddhas. Since the worlds differ, the retributions in the hells also differ.' Lady Maya spoke again to the Bodhisattva, 'Could You please tell us about the offenses done by those in Jambudvipa that result in retributions in the evil destinies?' Earth Store replied …" So she specified just for this world because so many worlds differ, and she's from the Earth. She just passed away and went to Heaven. So of course she was more interested in the world. And she asked that for the sake of earthlings, since this was where her home was. And her children, and grandchildren, and her husband, etc., were still there. Of course. And you ask for your own country's sake, right? Because so many countless worlds and countless planets, the queen could not sit there forever and ask the Bodhisattva to report to her all that. And also not interesting for us. She asked because she's from here. Thanks to her that we have this. We thank you, Mother of Buddha. OK. "Earth Store replied, 'Worthy Mother, please listen as I speak briefly about that.' The Buddha's mother answered, 'Great Sage, please tell us. We listen.' Then Earth Store Bodhisattva said to the Worthy Mother, 'Retributions that result from offenses done in Jambudvipa are described like this: Beings who are not filial to their parents, even to the extent of harming or killing them, will fall into the Uninterrupted Hell where for billions of eons they will seek escape, but in vain.'" Means they can never get out of there. Uninterrupted Hell doesn't mean that the punishments are uninterrupted, but meaning it's forever, it goes on forever. Meaning it never stops, that kind of hell, non-stop. Not just interrupted, like have a break or something, but goes on forever. Another sin; that is for parents… If you are not filial to your parents, this is also good that you know. In case you still have parents, be respectful, be kind, be protective. Be filial to them. That was the first sin.
Between Master and Disciples
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In today’s news, China supports food security in South Sudan, humanitarian organizations help enhance education in Tajikistan, green energy production increasing in Germany, scientists convert CO2 into useful products, British veteran walks to raise money for healthcare workers, vegan meat company secures funding for expansion in United States, and larger home opened for rescued wildlife in Laos. China donates food aid to South Sudan. China has provided nearly 1,000 metric tons of rice to South Sudan to assist the nation through a food shortage principally due to devastating floods last year and a recent plague of desert locusts that have decimated crops. As the COVID-19 virus has started to spread, China has also been assisting the east African nation in dealing with it. Furthermore, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, His Excellency Hua Ning, has pledged China’s ongoing support to help the country achieve lasting peace and stability. China is a Shining World Leadership Awards for Compassion, Wildlife-Protection, Wise Governance, and Compassionate Protection laureate. We laud your steadfast commitment, China, to the amiable people of South Sudan. In Heaven’s benevolence, may South Sudan be blessed with adequate food, water, comfort and harmony. Global humanitarian organizations launch educational program for youth in Tajikistan. United Arab Emirates-based Dubai Cares has initiated the US$1.5 million Making Youth Future Ready: Introducing New Vocational Educational Skills Training (INVEST) program in Tajikistan. It will be put into effect in collaboration with United States-based Mercy Corps to help improve employability for disadvantaged young people. The three-year initiative, to be implemented throughout Khatlon Province and the Districts of Republican Subordination, will provide life and work readiness skills, vocational training, and business growth support for 7,800 children and young adults. Additionally, 231 teachers, as well as an estimated 45,000 community members, are also expected to benefit from the endeavor. Our warm-hearted appreciation, Dubai Cares and Mercy Corps. May the bright youth of Tajikistan continue to flourish, in a world of blessings and loving guidance of Allah. Up next, green energy production increasing in Germany. We pause for a moment to thank the locomotive engineers for driving trains safely between destinations, adjusting for sensitive cargo and weather conditions. We’ll be right back, with more admirable news on Supreme Master Television. Hallo, Earth-loving friends, it’s Harry the Hamadryas Baboon, and I’m a fashionable vegan! Here is a tip to stretch your lower body, working the hamstrings, calves and hip flexors. First, make sure you are standing with your feet hip-width away from each other. Then move your left leg back in a lunge position and set both of your hands on each side of your right foot on the ground, approximately shoulder-width apart. Lower your hips enough to feel a stretch in the anterior aspects of your left hip and leg. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Then straighten your front leg by gradually extending it, leaving your hands placed on the ground. Stay in this position for 30 seconds. Finally, repeat these steps on the other side. Thank you for tuning in. Love you for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet for all humans and us all co-inhabitants. And now, the worldwide weather. Germany generates over half of its power from renewables. In the first quarter of 2020, Germany produced nearly 52% of its electricity from renewable sources, generating 77 billion kilowatt-hours mainly from wind and solar power. This is a rise of 7% in sustainable energy usage compared to the same period in 2019. The gains were due to multiple factors, including increased renewable infrastructure, record winds in February and lots of sun in March. By 2030, Germany plans to generate 65% of all its power from green sources as the nation heads towards full carbon neutrality under the European Union’s Green Deal to achieve zero net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. The government of Germany is a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate and a Shining World Caring Leadership Award laureate. Way to go, Germany, on your ongoing progression towards becoming a fully carbon-neutral nation. May the people of your benevolent country be blessed with much wisdom as they shift their lives towards complete planet-friendly living. Researchers develop bioreactor to convert carbon dioxide. Professor Peidong Yang and his team of scientists from the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in the United States have developed a biohybrid system comprised of nanowires and bacteria that can convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and organic molecules. The reactor could provide oxygen to outer-space travelers, while also supplying the ingredients for organic compounds that could be used to manufacture medicine, fuels and more. The efficiency of the device is 3.6%, which is almost as high as the most efficient plant on earth to convert CO2 to sugar: the sugar cane. Fantastic news, Professor Peidong Yang and researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, for your biohybrid system that could make space travel a reality. May your advancements help remind people to cherish our beautiful planet where oxygen and all materials we require are lovingly provided, in God’s grace. British centenarian raises funds for health service. Captain Tom Moore, who turned 100-years-young on April 30 of this year, has raised over £32 million for the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Captain Moore started a fundraising page on JustGiving.com and stated he would walk 100 laps around his garden before his 100th birthday. He initially hoped to raise £1,000 but the figure was far exceeded due to the enormous amount of support from the public. This warm response inspired the kind gentleman to continue with another total of 100 laps. More than 1.5 million people contributed to his cause, with the proceeds donated to NHS Charities Together. Our loving appreciation, Captain Tom Moore. May you continue your noble deeds in good health as the generous people of the United Kingdom stand together in the strength of the Providence, as we enter a bright vegan era. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Warmly present the Shining World Compassion Award to Captain Tom Moore, with lots of love and gratitude. May God bless you abundantly for your generous spirit and kind heart.” Coming up, vegan meat company secures funding for expansion in United States. We take a moment to be grateful to the designers and makers of our comfortable meditation cushions. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more soothing news. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Enhancing News for a Beautiful World. Seattle, United States vegan meat start-up raises funds to increase production. Rebellyous Foods, which already produces and sells plant-based chicken nuggets, has raised US$6 million to go towards speeding up their development of new machinery and vegan products as well as increase their employee numbers. The novel equipment will also be replicable in order to help other plant-based meat companies grow. In response to COVID-19, Rebellyous Foods’ Board member, Ela Madej, noted in a statement, “We need a pandemic-proof food system that can meet the nutritional needs of our growing human family.” Congratulations and good luck, Rebellyous Foods. With your talent and vision, may a future of abundance and unity soon be realized for all beings, in Heaven’s oneness. Mega reserve for rescued animals opens in Laos. Australia-based animal charity, Free the Bears, recently opened a large reserve on a hilltop at their Luang Prabang Wildlife Sanctuary to shelter over 20 animal species saved from illegal wildlife trade. The rescued animals include birds, civets, leopards, macaques, moon bears, pangolins, red pandas and tortoises. After three years of expansion, the new reserve is over 25 times larger than their original shelter and features a wildlife hospital, a cub nursery, a quarantine house and a pangolarium. Furthermore, the 77 moon bears saved by the nonprofit now have special houses and a sizeable enclosure containing a lake to swim in. By 2021, the project will be completed with the addition of more houses for rescued bears. The charity group seeks to end bear bile farming in the country by 2022 with the government’s support. Our heartfelt thankfulness, Laos and Free the Bears. May we always protect our animal brethren, as we herald an era of kindness, in Buddha’s compassion. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Thankfully present the Shining World Compassion Award to Free the Bears, and US$10,000 in loving support of your noble and caring work, with all love and gratitude, in Divine grace. May you, your team and the precious animals you safeguard be always blessed and shielded by the Heavens.” Let’s enjoy a laugh with the joke of the day entitled, “Moved by a Book.” Honey, what are you doing? I’m reading a book. Then why are you crying? The ending of the book is very sad. What book is that? My bank book! And now we have a heartline from Yu Mai-Mai in China: I am deeply grateful to all the Supreme Master TV team for your dedication. The positive energy you have brought to the world has greatly and rapidly changed the whole world and awakened the consciousness of human beings. I have been watching Supreme Master TV every day, and like very much the Surangama Sutra explained by Master in Between Master and Disciples. I knew nothing about the sutra before, and through the explanation of Master Ching Hai, I have understood the importance of keeping the precepts on the path of spiritual practice and being alert to all kinds of traps. Under Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving care, my family is full of happiness and joy! My son and daughter-in-law have happily adopted the healthy vegan diet together with our granddaughter. My husband is now retired and also Your disciple. My mother was initiated by You as early as in 1997. She has passed away now. I believe that Master has taken her to Heaven. I adopted my baby dog when she was four months old. Now she is 10 years old and her name is Happy. She has always been vegan, very loving, and energetic like a young dog. When Master comes out to meet fellow practitioners on Supreme Master TV, Happy goes into samadhi at home. So cute! Master Ching Hai, I am so grateful to You! I will endeavor to be Your best disciple, a good citizen of the country, a good wife, mother, and grandmother at home. On behalf of my family, I wish You the best of health and that Your noble ideals will come true very soon. Wish our world will unite in harmony soon. Yu Mai-Mai from China Gracious Yu Mai-Mai, Thank you for sharing your earnest words of appreciation for our Beloved Master and Supreme Master Television’s programming. It is our fortune that She took many hours to thoroughly explain the Surangama Sutra and did so in such a very clear and expressive manner. Like yourself, we are guided by Master’s wisdom and do our very best to follow Her example and lead the vegan lifestyle that nourishes and nurtures humanity, elevates our world, and fosters a harmonious existence for all beings. Peace and Heaven’s Love to you and your bright co-citizens of China, Supreme Master TV team P.S. Master said: “Eager Yu Mai-Mai, my thanks for your encouraging well-wishes. Please continue to diligently practice your spiritual meditation so that you may be a positive, shining role model of kindness and piety for others to follow. Buddha’s abundant blessings to you, your loved ones and courageous China.” We welcome your heartlines and stories. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartline Thank you for your company on Noteworthy News. May Divine love grace your spirit evermore.
2020-06-03 90 Views
Studies in the Scriptures by Charles Taze Russell: The Divine Plan of the Ages - Selection from Chapter 5, Part 1 of 2
Studies in the Scriptures by Charles Taze Russell: The Divine Plan of the Ages - Selection from Chapter 5, Part 1 of 2
He is noted for his analytical interpretations of the Holy Bible and for dedicating his life and resources to the preaching of the future establishment of a Golden Age on Earth. According to Mr. Russell’s research of the Holy Bible, God’s Kingdom would rule the Earth through Christ. Among the most well-known of his works is the seven-volume series, “Studies in the Scriptures.” Today, we will read an excerpt from Volume 1 of Charles Taze Russell’s “Studies in the Scriptures” titled, “The Divine Plan of the Ages.” “Paul declares that this mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations now made manifest to His saints, is ‘CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY.’ This is the great mystery of God which has been hidden from all previous ages, and is still hidden from all except a special class - the saints, or consecrated believers. But what is meant by ‘Christ in you?’ We have learned that Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit, and thus we recognize Him to be the Christ - the Anointed - for the word Christ signifies anointed.” “And, dearly beloved, many blows and much polishing must we endure - much transforming must we undergo, and much conforming to His example, under the direction of the great Master-builder; and in order to have the ability and ideality of the Builder displayed in us, we will need to see that we have no cross-grained will of our own to oppose or thwart the accomplishment of His will in us; we must be very childlike and humble – ‘clothed with humility; for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.’ Let us humble ourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt us in due time, as He has exalted our Head and Forerunner.”
Words of Wisdom
2020-06-03 83 Views
In today’s show, we will explore the history, culture, and natural wonders of Bermuda. Located in the North Atlantic off the east coast of North America, Bermuda is the oldest British colony. The water at beaches in Bermuda is always crystal-clear year round, making it a perfect relaxing destination for holiday vacations. Bermuda has a population of about 63,000 people, inheriting colorful cultures from descendants of mainly Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans, with a small percentage of Asians. Bermudians have a very distinct fashion sense, and the Bermuda shorts are renowned around the world. The people of Bermuda highly value social etiquette and are known for their good manners. The spirit of kindness and politeness is most exemplified by Mr. Johnny Barnes, a beloved figure in Bermuda. Mr. Barnes was a devout Christian. He credited the Lord Jesus Christ’s teachings on brotherly love as his inspiration. “Life is sweet, life is beautiful. No matter what happens in life, it is always sweet to be alive. Enjoy the sunshine, the flowers, the birds - they're happy.” Bermudians love nature and are avid wildlife conservationists. It is the biodiversity of Bermuda that makes it a truly special place. From old English ceremonies, to art festivals, concerts, and holidays, Bermudians embrace any chance to celebrate. In a culture of festivities, dancing and music is an essential part of everyday life. Bermuda music is a contributing factor to the overall Caribbean music genre. The Gombey dance is a symbol of Bermudan culture. One of the most notable events in Bermuda is the Gombey Festival, a celebration of African-Bermudan culture that usually takes place in September or October. Weekly events known as Harbor Nights are also held in Hamilton to showcase local musicians and performers. Every Wednesday night on Front Street, from May to October, outdoor arts and crafts are displayed. As if a testament to the colorful culture of Bermuda and its happy people, the majority of the artworks are bright water-color paintings inspired by the island’s vibrant hues of life.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-06-03 76 Views
Today, we travel to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, well known for its shining skyscrapers, natural attractions and culinary delights, to meet an adorable 4-year-old humanitarian named Cheikh Faizal. In a spontaneous clip his father recorded of Cheikh, the young child’s innocent kindness melted hearts on social media. His small acts of gentle kindness moved people in a profound way, reminding everyone of the humanity we are born with. Cheikh’s father, Sahouli Bouamama, was understandably very proud of his son’s compassion. “My son saw the young boy without shoes and made the decision himself that he wanted to help him. He showed his love for everyone there, even though they are homeless. He then went home without his shoes. Hopefully, everybody in the world will see this positive message and we can make life better for every human being. There are many homeless people, but if everybody makes a small gesture of kindness we can improve their lives.” Cheikh has also done many other thoughtful things to help his community. He collected garbage at a beach and left a very cute message asking people to take care of the beach. Recently, he distributed toys and other gifts to children living in less-advantaged rural areas. Upon hearing the news of his pure hearted compassion, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai offered the Shining World Kindness Award to the youngster “plus US$3,000 in case more socks and shoes are needed for others, in Allah’s Grace. May Heavens reward you and your good family richly. Love you.” And then, after knowing about his other altruistic deeds, Supreme Master Ching Hai arranged “to send a further US$10,000 to Sahouli Cheikh Faizal to support his noble work. With all love, big cheers and benevolent best wishes in Allah's merciful grace.” They showed deep gratitude to our Beloved Supreme Master, expressed their love towards all animals and also shared their thoughts about the noble vegan lifestyle. “A vegan lifestyle is very, very good. It will help human beings and also it will help animals a lot. And for COVID-19, it will help either to reduce or stop COVID-19. If everyone does the vegan lifestyle, maybe this COVID-19 will not even exist at all. Be vegan; save all animal life. Thank You, Master.”
Shining World Awards
2020-06-03 127 Views
In today’s news, France contributes food aid to South Sudan, access to affordable housing in India receives a boost, Philippines to utilize offshore wind technology, solar power car cover developed in France, leading vegan meat company feeds medical workers in United States during pandemic, United Kingdom public sector catering operators vow to reduce meat, and dugong population increases in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. France supports nutrition in South Sudan. The French government contributed €500,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which will be used to provide 29,000 people, including expectant and nursing mothers as well as vulnerable youngsters in Jonglei and Upper Nile areas, with more than 170 metric tons of special nutritious products. Matthew Hollingworth, WFP’s Country Director in South Sudan, expressed his appreciation for the urgently needed donation, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2014, France has contributed US$1.3 million to WFP’s work in South Sudan. Our heartfelt gratitude, France, for your generosity and care for our South Sudanese sisters and brothers. May the kind people of South Sudan soon see bright tomorrows in the Divine’s uplifting grace. Asian Development Bank (ADB) promotes housing for underserved people in India. The ADB has agreed to lend up to US$60 million to Indian affordable housing lender, Aavas Financiers Ltd, to enhance the availability of housing finance for lower-income individuals in the country, especially women as primary or co-borrowers. This initiative should increase property ownership for women in low-income communities, who have been traditionally underserved, as it opens up opportunities for reasonably priced housing. Bravo, Asian Development Bank and Aavas Financiers Ltd, for this wise venture. With such important support to vulnerable women and families, may India grow in prosperity and happiness for the benefit of all citizens, in Celestial radiance. Up next, Philippines to utilize offshore wind technology. Let’s take a moment to thank the education ministers of nations who shape and improve the education system of their countries at all levels. We will return with more rewarding news after these messages here on Supreme Master Television. Hi, generous viewers! I’m Maru the Markhor, and I live on a plant-based diet. Today I have an eco-tip for you. Most receipts cannot be recycled, because they are BPA-coated, a chemical that has been classified by the European Union as toxic for human reproduction and harmful to the environment. Hence, for health and environmental protection, start using electronic receipts today! You can request an e-receipt to be emailed to you at the time of in-store purchases. In addition, e-receipts are easier to store on your computer and keep track of the product warranty because paper receipts can be easily lost. Thank you for tuning in, and love you a lot for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet thus save the world! Now, for the weather around the globe. The Philippines welcomes its first offshore wind projects. The Philippines’ Department of Energy awarded Triconti Windkraft Group, a Filipino-Swiss-German partnership, a 1.2 gigawatts wind energy contract to build two wind facilities in offshore locations of the Northern and Central Philippines. The Aparri Bay Offshore Wind Project will be situated off the coast of Cagayan Province, occupying over 14,000 hectares and producing electricity at 500-600 megawatts capacity, while the 600-megawatt Guimaras Strait nearshore project between Panay and Negros islands will cover 12,700 hectares of coastal area. The total output will help the nation increase its renewable energy sector, and provide clean and affordable electricity to local residents. Thank you, Triconti Windkraft Group and the Philippine government, for your swift movement to renewable energy. May God bless our world with more green solutions. Solar panel car cover developed to recharge electric vehicles. French industrial coating and printing company, Armor, has created a product called ASCA, which uses organic polymers that are printed on flexible films to create thin, light and supple solar panels. The material can also be adhered to the body of the car, as it is durable and weighs only 450 grams per square meter. An average size cover of five square meters can provide enough charge in eight hours of sunlight to give an extra up to 15 kilometers of range per day. What a clever design, Armor! May your thin-film solar panels soon be incorporated into all electric vehicles as we quickly implement the concepts of a circular economy to save and reuse our resources, in Heaven’s loving patience. Beyond Meat donates to hospital workers and people in need during pandemic. Vegan food company Beyond Meat from the United States donated one million vegan burgers to food banks, frontline workers and organizations in need. The burgers were distributed by the company’s staff, friends and ambassadors such as professional basketball star and vegan, Kyrie Irving, who gave 200,000 of the burgers to Food Bank for New York City. Also, vegan comedian Kevin Hart sent the healthful Beyond Burger to hospital staff at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Southern California. Vegan seafood brand, Sophie’s Kitchen, also contributed US$210,000 worth of fish-free tuna to San Francisco Bay Area food banks. And Miyoko’s Creamery has been serving 1,500 to 2,000 vegan grilled cheese sandwiches each week to people who work in Northern California hospitals. Many thanks, Beyond Meat, Sophie’s Kitchen, Miyoko’s Creamery and all involved. In Divine insight, may your delectable and nutritious food help to awaken the realization in people of the vegan solution for our planet. Coming up, United Kingdom public sector catering operators commit to meat reduction. We’ll pause now to appreciate the traditional art of textile making from the Li ethnic group of Hainan Province, China, a UNESCO-inscribed Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Supreme Master Television will return in just a moment with more exceptional news. Welcome back to Noteworthy News - Giving News for a Selfless World. Caterers in the United Kingdom pledge to reduce meat served. UK public sector food caterers, who serve billions of meals per year to one-quarter of the nation’s population, will reduce meat by 20%, or nine million kilograms. While the effects of the change will reach their customers in schools, hospitals, universities, care homes and more, the industry also seeks to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as the nation moves towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. An equivalent of 16 million chickens or 45,000 cows per year are expected to be saved by the new pledge. Our salute, United Kingdom caterers, for your high thinking decision to reduce the amount of meat used in your meals. May your actions have profound effects on the eating habits of people all over the world as all nations move to completely eliminate meat from the diet of their cherished citizens, in Heaven’s mercy. Dugong population increases in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. According to a study by Shining World Leadership Award for Environmental Protection laureate, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the survival rate of dugongs has significantly increased since a ban on fishing nets was implemented in December 2018. Abu Dhabi waters are home to around 3,000 dugongs, the world’s second-largest population of the gentle herbivores. Seeing that they were becoming increasingly vulnerable to fishing, the EAD in coordination with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment introduced the ban to help protect the dugongs and other endangered marine species. Our gratitude, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi and UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. May our world continue this trend to protect and nurture each and every one of our precious animal co-inhabitants for a vegan future, in the abounding love of Allah. Time now to enjoy the joke of the day entitled, “An Advantage.” Did you know that there is a new car wash opening up in your neighborhood? How convenient! I can walk to it! Thank you for your presence on Noteworthy News. May the light of the Providence shine on you always. And now we have a heartline from Andrea MacGregor in New Zealand: Dear Supreme Master Ching Hai and all the Supreme Master TV team around the world, I would like to give you all the biggest thanks ever for saving my son and me. Our lives are like living in Heaven now after spending so many years in a nightmare. My son is 12 now and has autism. For 11 years, he had the most incredible meltdowns which could go on for hours. School was horrendous for both him and I. And then the magic that is Supreme Master TV came along!! At the beginning of the year, I started playing Supreme Master TV in his room 24/7 and gave him a double dose next to his head while he slept. Since then, he has been the angel I always knew he was. Not one meltdown and not even slightly angry!! He has gone from all 1’s for his behavior to all 5’s (top score) and from all 1’s for his schoolwork to 8, 9, and even 10’s (top score) in one year. We are so immensely grateful to Supreme Master Ching Hai and all the Supreme Master TV team for creating this magic and the immense blessings that come from this station. My son now has a future, and I know that it is all because of You; Thanks to You. I will be forever grateful and love You Supreme Master Ching Hai more than I ever thought possible. May this station continue to bless the world for many years to come. With the biggest thanks and love, Andrea MacGregor New Zealand Loving Andrea, Thank you for your heartline. We are so glad that life is now like Heaven after so many challenging years. It is truly Master’s immense grace that Supreme Master Television can bring such blessings into our lives. We can never thank Supreme Master Ching Hai enough for all that She has done for us across the globe. May your beautiful son continue to shine and experience God’s eternal love and light. Wishing the paradise island nation of New Zealand be ever more lovely, Supreme Master TV team P.S. Master has a reply for you: “Peaceful Andrea, happy to know of this positive and fortunate transition in your lives. May your precious son always be comforted by divine, loving Celestial melodies. Heaven’s blessings to you, yours and good-natured New Zealand.” We welcome your heartlines and stories. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartline
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“So take it under your control, And show mercy on this innocent one. Perform of I your worship, And you appear before me soon, And you become granter all pleasures to me, Oh Lord, who is everywhere. But if you grant the position of creator, Or the position of Lord Vishnu instead, As a reward for my worship, Then I would have to become a bird and fly in the sky, Or become an animal and dig deep in the earth, To see you again my Lord. How can I bear this sorrow of not seeing you, Oh Lord Sankara, who is everywhere. When would I live on Mount Kailash, Along with your attendants, In the stone studded golden mansion of yours, Oh God, who is the giver of happiness With hands raised and clasped, In deference to you, Oh Lord, who is everywhere, Oh Lord, who is with Goddess, Oh God, who is the master, Oh God, who is above all, Oh God, who is good, And chant with pleasure. ‘Oh God, save me,’ And spend the time, As if the creator’s kalpa is a second. When will I see thine holy pair of feet, Oh king of the mountains, And be able to hold it, carry it on the head, eyes and chest, Embrace it, smell the scent of lotus flowers from it, And attain rapturous ecstasy, Which even Brahma and others do not get.” “I offer devotions to thine lotus-like feet, I meditate on thee who is the greatest, I seek thy refuge, Oh my Lord, And by my words I beg from you, Oh Vibhu, To bless me with the merciful divine sight, Which is always sought by the Gods. Oh teacher of the universe, Teach me the way of happy living.” “Oh God, who wears the young crescent, Oh God of all beings, Oh God, who is the Lord of us all, And Oh God, who is teacher of all the Three Worlds, If only I had all these, I would have ability to serve you in a better way.”
Words of Wisdom
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On June 16, 2019, the third Sunday of June, our Association members held a grand celebration for International Father’s Day, thanking all the fathers in the world in human and non-human forms. Our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai graciously attended this event at the New Land Ashram in Taiwan, also known as Formosa. We will now present to you this uplifting celebration in our series of programs entitled “Vegan Heroes - Father’s Day Celebration.” Let’s start with Part 1. As the head of the family, father is the great tree protecting us from tough storms. Gratitude to father for his selfless love and sacrifice, we wish all fathers a Happy Father’s Day! Taoyuan Center, Formosa (Taiwan), is going to present the song “Devotion.” “The long road is devoted to the place far away, the rose is devoted to love. What can I devote to you, my love? The white clouds are devoted to the meadow, the rivers are devoted to the ocean. What can I devote to you, my friend? The white doves are devoted to the blue sky, the starlight is devoted to the long night. What can I devote to you, my child? The rain is devoted to the earth, the time is devoted to the seasons. What can I devote to you, my mom and dad?” Ladies and gentlemen, there are so many songs in this world, but those about fathers always bring the most wonderful and elevated emotion. Let us merge into the ocean wave of fatherly love through the song entitled “A Song for Beloved Father” performed by the fellow initiates from Âu Lạc. “Your hands once rocked my cradle with a lullaby. Your hands once helped me take my first steps. I can never forget the days of my childhood with you. Those wonderful dreams always have your images. I fear the day when you’re no longer in life. I fear the day when I no longer see your beloved face. I pray for time, I pray for time to drift slowly, so that I may always have you in life. The years passed swiftly. Many changes in the currents of life. Looking at my beloved father, now your hair has grayed. For those years you have raised me, many difficult sacrifices, with hope in your life, to see me live happily, to grow up as a good person. From the depth of my heart, I’m thankful for my life.”
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
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As the world becomes vegan, more and more companies are participating in this noble movement. A myriad of new products is being created each day, helping to make the transition to the compassionate lifestyle much easier. One such company is Chef’s Choice Foods. Chef’s Choice Foods was the first company to introduce to the world the famous Thai coconut milk, by canning it. It eventually became a world leader in creating some of the most amazing dairy-free products, enabling people to bring vegan cuisine to the next level, from savory to sweets. Now they produce around 120 vegan products, which are exported to more than 60 countries. The journey of this company traces back to when merchants sold their coconuts on the Chao Praya River. The Osonphasop family played a big role in bringing this amazing Thai taste to the world, in a canned form. Sonya and Marisa Osonphasop, who are also the daughters of Chusak Osonphasop, the former Managing Director of Chef’s Choice Foods, will tell us more about the company and their wonderful products. “In 1978, we sent out the first lot of canned coconut milk from Thailand. We were the first company in Thailand. After that, we started to develop the products further and had canned fruits and vegetables and sauces, all the Thai sauces and pastes and condiments. In 1996, Dad heard about Supreme Master Ching Hai and he became a disciple. At that time, he instantly changed the production line, so everything was vegetarian. Then later, in 2008, Master encouraged all the disciples to become vegan. At that time, Dad found that there was lots of Thai curry paste but none of them were vegan. So, he took the time to develop a very nice tasting curry paste and it’s totally vegan.” Sonya and Marisa, both vegans, have since developed a large variety of other vegan products that they launched under a new brand called Nature’s Charm. Many thanks, Sonya and Marisa, for introducing your company to us and the variety of amazing products you have created. How wonderful to know one can enjoy great tasting food, while at the same time know that no other beings on the planet have had to suffer for it.
Veganism: The Noble Way of Living
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