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One of my favorites is persimmon, so today I would like to share with you the benefits of eating them. Persimmons are a great source of vitamin C, that shields cells from damage and helps fight inflammation. Additionally, they are rich in antioxidants, which help decrease the risk of developing certain diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disorders. Persimmons contain beta-carotene and this contributes to the maintenance and control of blood pressure. They are also a source of potassium, a mineral that dilates blood vessels and relaxes muscles. As well, these high-fiber fruits can assist in reducing LDL cholesterol levels. Persimmons should be eaten in moderation— a medium sized one (approximately 100 grams) per day is sufficient. Incorporating them into salads, pickles or sauces is a wonderful extra healthy treat.
We have just been informed that the express delivery of the joke of the day was successful, so let’s sit back to listen to it. It’s called “Happiness Flowers.”
At the fabric flower shop, a middle-aged man chooses three fabric roses and tells the shopkeeper:
“These flowers are for my wedding anniversary. Please attach a beautiful ribbon to them with this message: ‘Each of these fabric flowers represents a year of marital happiness.’”
“You’ve been married for three years?”
And now we have a heartline from Yue-Yun in China:
Hallo, Dear Supreme Master Ching Hai! Supreme Master TV has come to be my wonderful, daily companion. I am tremendously grateful as I tune in to watch each exquisite, positive program. I would also like to express my deep gratitude to Master through my favorite program, the “Heartline.”
Our home used to be on a remote hillside, and agriculture was our livelihood. Before initiation, my husband was drinking and gambling, which put our family on the verge of collapse. In that hour of misery and despair, we came across the Quan Yin Method. My husband and I got initiated in 1998. There has been a big change for our family ever since. Joyful laughter is heard along with jokes and talks. Not only did my husband quit those bad habits, but he has also been practicing very diligently. He is filled with inner visions and cheers me on along my spiritual path.
Every day, we meditate for more than 10 hours, and truly feel Master’s Blessing and Love. And our life has been full of surprises. We moved from the hillside to the city into a luminous building. The tranquil, peaceful life of the spiritual practice fills our hearts with gratitude.
Over the years, our beautiful dream was to meet Master whom we had missed so much. In 2017, we saw our esteemed Master in Hsihu Ashram as we had wished for. Luckily, we also attended the 3-day international retreat, and received the “Gift.” We even placed an order for the “Sun” and “Elixir,” S.M. Celestial Jewelry. And when we received the Jewelry, we sensed a strong Power lifting our bodies upward. It was just incredible.
Thank You, Master, for everything You’ve granted us. No words can express my gratitude. We will surely practice more diligently and help the ones who are in need of our help.
I sincerely pray that the world will be free from wars, hunger, and disasters. My Beloved Master, please take good care of Yourself! Wishing You peace, good health, and happiness! Respectfully, Yue-Yun, a disciple from China
Faithful Yue-Yun, We can truly relate to your experiences since meeting Master and embracing the Quan Yin Method of meditation. We are so blessed to have this opportunity to connect with the most Loving and Powerful Divine Master who unconditionally never stops giving for a moment. Thank you for sharing.
Master has this caring message for you: “Loyal Yue-Yun, it warms my heart that you and your husband have been initiated into the Quan Yin family and have wholeheartedly embraced my teachings and your spiritual practice. You must congratulate yourselves. Well done and with much Love. May you, your husband, and splendid China be blessed by the great Buddha’s Wisdom. Love you both so dearly!!”