The talented Mrs. Lahav and her family reside in the bustling city of Tel Aviv, Israel. Liat’s transition to a vegan lifestyle was met with the typical challenges of customary habits and beliefs, but in her heart, she knew that a compassionate lifestyle must be led by example. "Well, my name is Liat Lahav. I launched SHANILI from passion for animals, compassion and love, and I called my brand 'Live Fashion, Walk Compassion,' because it’s fashion, first it’s fashion, and everybody loves fashion. And I wanted to show people and not only vegans, all people, that you can buy fashion and beautiful things that doesn’t need to have anything from animals. I’m using different kinds of microfibers. It can be like a suede, and really leather-like, like smooth leather. And until you see it and touch it and wear it, you can’t understand and believe that it’s not leather. It’s exactly the same. And it’s very good material. It’s synthetic. It’s very easy to process it. And it doesn’t damage the Earth, like the leather does. And especially, you can reproduce them because it’s synthetic. So, it’s recycling. So, it’s only a win-win situation. My dream, and this is my vision and my first purpose, is to bring the opportunity for vegans, vegetarians and anybody else who doesn’t want to consume animal products, to bring them the fashion into their lives. I’m all the time announcing that SHANILI is the pioneer for the vegan fashion revolution. And I’m working to get there. And so, I’m asking everybody here in Israel and outside Israel, if you know how you can help me to achieve that, and to bring the vegan fashion to the world, just I’m here. I’m open to hear everything and to make different kinds of collaborations, just to end this suffering from our world." Compassionate Liat Lahav, we thank you for your noble endeavors to bring a Heavenly way of life to God’s children on our precious planet. We wish you growing success and pray others will follow your animal-friendly example to Live Fashion, Walk Compassion.
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If you want to be liberated, have merit and live in a temple, there is also a lot of work to be done. It’s not that you have to shave your head.I set you free now and let you eat. You can go eat now. I still have a lot of work to do today. Maybe I can’t come to see you. Still a few days to go. Who shall I see tomorrow? Which country has the most people? (Aulacese (Vietnamese).) OK, Aulacese (Vietnamese). Let’s go. Very good. Thank you. Did you understand what I said just now?If she wants to become a nun with you, let her sweep the floor first, clean the toilets, tidy up the garden, mow the lawn and trim the trees in the garden. Don’t just shave your head so quickly and think that you’re great. If you want to be liberated, have merit and live in a temple, there is also a lot of work to be done. It’s not that you have to shave your head. If you just shave blindly without understanding, you can break any one of the 250 precepts, at any time. I’m telling you. You can break the precepts by a slight movement of thought. So, think clearly, it’s not so easy to be a monk or nun. I only broke one precept, which is wearing colorful clothes.Monks cannot wear jewelry or anything valuable. They should only have two or three sets of clothes and one kasaya, that’s it. Plus a bowl, that’s the way it should be. So, think clearly. It’s not like, you just shave your head and it’s done. It’s not that easy. You can break the precepts at any time. Even a slight thought can make you break the precepts. Even when you scrub your body, you can break the precepts. I’m telling you. It’s just that I can’t tell you everything. I can only tell you some. It’s not that easy. If you want to make merits by serving in a temple, you can go and live there, clean the house, clean the toilets, bathrooms, etc. I worked like that when I’d just become a nun. I swept and mopped the floor for others, cleaned the toilets and bathrooms, and cooked for all the monks and the laypeople as well. When people came, I’d cook for them. I didn’t become a nun to be respected or take offerings from others. No. Even just a small thought or action can make you break the precepts. I’m telling you. There are 250 precepts, not just five precepts. Even just Five Precepts, you didn’t keep very well, not to mention 250 of them. You just want to become a monk because they look good, but you don’t have the correct concept of monkhood. If you talk nonsense or do something wrong, you can ruin the reputation of monks. So, think it over. I’m going out. Whoever wants to see me can go out now. I’m a little taller, sitting on this.There was a monk in Japan, he was very good-looking, young and talented. He could paint very well. He painted portraits that looked real. He could draw a face that would look exactly like the person. So, he often painted for others, to make money, to maintain the temple he lived in, or to offer to other temples or other monks. There was a geisha. Japanese geisha. They don’t have physical relations with people. There was a geisha who seemed to have fallen in love with that monk, but she couldn’t have him. So, she tried many ways to approach him. She wanted to test him, and she liked him a lot. So, she asked him to paint her. When he came, she took off all her clothes and asked him to paint. Not just painting her face, or painting her with clothes on. No. She took everything off. She was completely naked, laying there, and asked him to paint her just like that.Well, he carried on and painted her whole body. But before he started, he made the price very high. He said, “You have to pay me this much, if you want me to paint you, otherwise, it’s not worth it.” She paid too, because that geisha had a lot of money. She was willing to pay him anything because she liked him. She wanted to test him, to see if his heart would be shaken. Two or three times before, she tried to tease him, but he ignored her. This time she asked him to paint her, he agreed, but he asked for a lot of money. After he finished and got paid, he took that money and offered it to a temple for maintenance work. Because that temple was very shabby and had no money for repairs, so he gave it all to that temple. After that, he threw his paintbrushes away. From that day on, he stopped painting.Do you Japanese know this story? Does anyone know this story? (It’s the first time I hear it.) First time? I thought you were Buddhists. And you even want to become a monk. When I read this story, I wasn’t a nun yet. I read it when I was little, that’s why I forgot the monk’s name. You are really disciples of the Buddha, "tu” as in “tu-di.” Are you “dust” or are you “soil”? Or maybe stones? Dust is fine, stone is harder. I’m going now. Because the monk thought he had broken the precept. As a monk, he shouldn’t have looked at a naked woman. So, from that day on, he stopped painting. Besides, he had earned what he wanted to earn. Because he used to make a little money at a time, it wasn’t enough. This time, he made a lot of money. It was enough for him to offer to the temple that he wanted to repair. After that, he stopped painting because he thought he had broken the precept. That’s why he stopped doing it. He went to practice spiritually and repent.Bye-bye. (Thank You, Master.) You’re welcome. See you later. (Hallo, Master.) Hallo. But I tell you, breaking precepts doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the precepts. It depends on what’s inside you, not the outer appearance. The Chinese must know this story. The Japanese may not know it, but the Chinese know it for sure. There were two monks who wanted to cross a river. (Yes.) There was a girl who was sick and couldn’t cross to the other side. So, one monk ignored her, while the other monk (Carried her.) carried her across the river. He put her on the other side of the river and walked away. As they walked, after a long while, the other monk couldn’t help it and said: "You are a monk, how could you carry a girl?" The monk said, "I put her down on the river bank a long time ago, but you are still carrying her." Do you understand? (Yes.) OK then. So, forgive me for not keeping this precept strictly.But it doesn’t matter. The Thai and the Burmese, some of them are temporary monks, just like the short-stays and the residents here. Residents are those who stay permanently. Short-stays are those who come and go. People in Thailand become monks for different reasons. If his parents passed away, for instance, he’ll be a monk for a week, a month or a year, in order to give his parents some merits. You understand? (Yes.) Perhaps I’m a temporary monk. It doesn’t matter. Now I look just the same as you, (Hallo, Master. Thank You, Master.) wearing colorful clothes. It doesn’t matter.(Hallo, Master.) Hallo. (Hallo.) See you later. Please watch the road for me. (Yes.) Sometimes it’s uneven. (Yes.) Thanks a lot. Are you cold? You waited for so long. (No.) Hallo! (Hallo, Master.) I wonder if the kitchen has prepared anything today. No? They only prepare on Sunday, right?(Hallo, Master.) Hallo, beautiful boys and girls. (Hallo, Master.) Watch out. Don’t get run over. (Hallo, Master.) Hallo. Be good. (Yes.) Be humble and behave well. So, the kitchen has prepared? (Yes.) OK, I’ll be back in a while. (OK.) It’s OK if we eat later, right? (Yes.) (Thank You, Master.) I cannot give an exact time. My time cannot be fixed like that. Beautiful hat. (Hallo, Master. Thank You, Master.) Hallo! (Hallo, Master.) Hallo, hallo. (Hallo, Master.) Very good. Our temple is not big, but we have many people.Hi, everybody. Thanks for helping. You’ll have a lot of merits. You help the Master and I help you. You may not know, I help quietly. If you do things right, you’ll have merits from helping Master. So, be attentive when you work. I am going now. Guards, thank you, thank you. I’m going now. Take a few more looks. (Hallo, Master.) Love you.
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On December 24, 2020, Christmas Eve, our Most Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai called the Supreme Master Television team to lovingly wish us a Merry Christmas. She also sent delicious vegan cakes and delectable homemade vegan mince pies!(Hallo, Master!) Hallo! Hey, good to hear from you. I just want to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year. And enjoy your cakes. (Thank You, Master. Merry Christmas, Master. Happy Christmas, Master.) Are the cakes big enough? (Beautiful.) (Yes, Master.) (Terrific, terrific.) For everybody. (Yes, Master, yes.) Good, good. Happy New Year altogether. Happy Holidays. Enjoy! (Thank You, Master.)Hallo? (Hallo, Master!) I just want to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year. (Thank You, Master!) (Merry Christmas, Master!) You also prepared coffee, tea and chocolate drink, and all that? (Yes, Master!) Wonderful.Are you all OK? (Yes, Master!) Ah, you know what? You cannot imagine how busy I am. So, please forgive me. OK? (Yes, Master.) All right, so go enjoy your cake before it gets cold. (Yes, Master.) (Thank You very much, Master.) (We Love You, Master.) Love you too! I wish you the best. (Thank You, Master. Thank You so much!) God Love Love, God Love. We love You. (We love You, Master! Merry Christmas, Master!) Take care! (Thank You, Master.)How are you guys? (Master, good! Good, Master!) Yes! Just want to wish you a Merry Christmas. (Yes, Merry Christmas, Master!) And keep well, be blessed, be happy! (Yes, Master.)Just wish you all the best. And sorry that’s all you get. But we have better than many millions of people, right? (Yes, Master. We appreciate, Master. Thank You so much.)I just want to let you know that I love you and I am grateful for what you are doing for the world. (Yes, Master. Love You too, Master. We love You, Master.) All right! Enjoy. (Thank You, Master. We love You so much.) All right, my love. God bless you! (Thank You, Master. We love You.) And Heaven protect you. And I love you. Ciao for now! (Ciao, Master. Take care.)(We wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy Vegan New Year! We Love You, Master!)Most Gracious Master, in this holiday season, we are tearfully grateful, that even though You are busy beyond our understanding, Master takes precious time during Her intensive meditation retreat to bring joyous greetings and prepare wonderful treats. Your unconditional and boundless Love for all beings is an inspiration to constantly strive to do more to safeguard our planet and our Earth co-citizens; our forever gratitude. May the Original Universe Protectors always shield Master to live in peace, safety and happiness as She wholeheartedly uplifts the world to a Heavenly state.
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In today’s news, Germany provides more development aid to Jordan, scientists find immune system’s T-cells react to COVID-19 six months post-infection, sobriety tags give Welsh courts new option to ensure offenders’ alcohol abstinence, Minneapolis, United States to construct tiny houses for homeless, kind young barber in Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam, provides free haircuts to underprivileged, major British bakery chain and vegan cheese manufacturer release new plant-based pastry, and Galápagos penguin and flightless cormorant populations on Galápagos Islands soar.Germany provides further development assistance to Jordan. Germany has pledged €394.3 million in grants, soft loans, and technical assistance to support development programs in Jordan in the coming years. Projects will cover important sectors, including water, sustainable energy, sanitation, education, job training and the environment. The aid will also bolster host communities under the Jordan Response Plan for the Syrian Crisis and help endeavors related to handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Jordanian ministries will partner with Germany’s KfW Development Bank and German Agency for International Cooperation to carry out the initiatives. Germany is a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion and a Shining World Caring Leadership Award laureate. Our sincere appreciation, Germany, for your continued support of Jordan’s people. May the kind Jordanians be blessed to greet ever brighter tomorrows, in Allah’s benediction.Scientists discover active immune response six months after COVID-19 infection. A preliminary study by scientists from the United Kingdom Coronavirus Immunology Consortium and Public Health England has revealed that the human immune system’s T-cells still respond to COVID-19 six months post-infection. T-cells disable human cells that have been infected with the virus, thus limiting its ability to reproduce and spread. Antibodies produced by the body’s defenses appear about 10 days after infection, and adhere to active virus particles to stop them, but reduce by 50% in two months. The investigation involved taking samples from 100 British healthcare workers with mild, moderate or no symptoms after contracting COVID-19 in March or April 2020. Thank you, United Kingdom Coronavirus Immunology Consortium and Public Health England researchers, for helping us to better understand our long-term immunity to COVID-19. May your findings help others to quickly develop an effective vaccine, in God’s mercy.Up next, sobriety tags give Welsh courts new option to ensure offenders’ alcohol abstinence. We’ll take a moment to thank the airport security officers who work day and night to screen passengers as well as baggage and cargo to ensure the safety of flights. We will return with more foresighted news after this constructive message here on Supreme Master Television.Hallo, beautiful friends, I’m Sombo the vegan Sloth. You can be the change you are waiting to see. Just go vegan – for yourself, the animals and the planet! I have a useful tip for you today. Please only use suitable material within a fireplace. Utilize dry wood, as wood containing a high level of moisture will generate more smoke. This can lead to creosote, a harmful chemical that irritates skin and eyes, accumulating on your chimney walls. Items that are hazardous to use as fuel include cardboard, plastics, and painted or treated wood. Burning colored paper can raise the flames’ temperature and potentially impair the flue, cause a chimney fire and/or release toxic fumes into the air. Thank you for tuning in. And love you for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet for all of us humans and all co-inhabitants alike. Now, the weather around our beautiful globe.Abstinence orders and sobriety tags offer Welsh courts a new tool. In Wales, the United Kingdom, courts can now mandate those who have committed alcohol-fueled crimes to avoid the substance for up to 120 days. New technology in the form of sobriety tags, which are worn on the ankle, helps the courts implement the requirement. A sensor monitors the wearer’s perspiration every 30 minutes and alerts authorities if alcohol has been consumed. Successful trials showed that offenders remained alcohol-free on more than 97% of the days monitored; tag wearers also reported a positive impact on their well-being and behavior, giving them new hope on their journey to be alcohol-free. The measure will be implemented in England next year. Kudos, Welsh courts, for using this novel method to help change lives for the better. May the innovation make society safer and aid many to transition to sober lives, in Heaven’s grace.Minneapolis, United States, to build tiny house community for homeless. The Minneapolis City Council has approved the US$2 million Indoor Villages plan to build 100 tiny homes inside an unused warehouse. The units will provide occupants with security and warmth during the cold winter months. Led by Avivo, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit dedicated to a multi-level approach to serving people, the initiative will provide residents with substance abuse and mental health treatment as well as aid in finding employment and permanent housing within the community. The two-year pilot project has the goal of being operational by the end of this year. Our gratitude, Minneapolis City Council and Avivo, for your caring actions to ensure all the people in your municipality have a warm and safe home. May Indoor Villages be a success as we move into a new era where the vulnerable are always cherished, in the love of the Providence.Young Aulacese, also known as Vietnamese, barber provides free hairstyling to disadvantaged individuals. In a large southern city in Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam, a man wearing a clown costume rides his bicycle around offering free haircuts to underprivileged and homeless individuals. Carrying a self-created tool kit with his equipment, professional barber Nguyễn Văn Pháp embarks on his mission of love four days a week between 8 pm and 11 pm, after his normal working hours. Pháp said, “Hairdressing as a job only allows me to live within my means. While not much, it enables me to help others, which makes life more meaningful.” Our big applause, Nguyễn Văn Pháp, for your charitable work that brings smiles to others and makes their lives more colorful and happy. May the Heavens forever take care of you and the gentle citizens of Âu Lạc (Vietnam).Coming up, study reveals record population rise of unique birds on the Galápagos Islands. We are going to pause for a moment to feed vegan treats to the street dogs in our neighborhood. Supreme Master Television will return in just a moment with more exceptional news. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Elevating News for a Graceful World.Major British bakery launches vegan pastry with award-winning plant-based cheese. Cooplands bakery chain in the United Kingdom has partnered with vegan cheese manufacturer Violife to produce the Cheeze and Vegetable Bake. The vegan treat contains Violife’s EPIC Mature Cheddar, a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) UK’s Vegan Food Awards 2020 winner, as well as a flaky pastry, vegetables and a creamy sauce. It is available at over 160 Cooplands outlets across the North of England. Cooplands also sells vegan steak bakes and sausage rolls. In addition, all of its bread is 100% animal-free. Way to go, Cooplands and Violife, for your collaboration to bring this delicious vegan product to the dignified British people. May all food retailers now take steps to meet the ever-rising demand for plant-based foods, in God’s upliftment.Unique birds on Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands see record population rise. A study by the Galápagos National Park and international nonprofit Charles Darwin Foundation has revealed that the flightless cormorant and Galápagos penguin population on the Galápagos Islands has seen a record climb in numbers. The increase is attributed to favorable La Niña weather conditions and a decline in tourism due to COVID-19. The number of penguins on the islands, the only penguins globally living on the equator, rose to the highest level since 2006, with 1,940 seen in 2020. The flightless cormorants reached a new milestone since recordkeeping began in 1977, with 2,220 documented. Thank you, Galápagos National Park and Charles Darwin Foundation, for the encouraging news regarding the burgeoning numbers of beautiful birds on the Galápagos Islands. In Divine peace, we pray their populations will continue to flourish in safety and good health.Nourish your spirit with laughter and adopt a positive mindset. Let’s take a moment for the joke of the day entitled, “First Wedding Visit.”Little Emily was at her first wedding and watched the entire ceremony. When it was over, she asked her mother:“Mom, why did the bride change her mind?”“What do you mean, dear?”“Well, she went down the aisle with one man and came back with another one.”And now we have a heartline from Jargalma in Mongolia: Dear Most Beloved Master and Supreme Master TV team, I am a Mongolian mother and a wife. Every day I wake up early in the morning to prepare vegan breakfast for my family. I always thank and pray for the happy life we have in the Grace, Blessing and Love of our Most Beloved Master. It gives happiness and peace to me to see that our family members are having vegan breakfast made with love and then going to do their jobs wholeheartedly and enthusiastically. People around me are all blessed and awakened to their own real nature by vegan food. We are helping the unfortunate ones and praying sincerely for every being on this Earth. It is really wonderful. It is hard to express all the appreciation from my humble heart in this letter. Every day Your Abundant Love radiates in the hearts of every single Mongolian. I cannot describe how much I appreciate Your devotion to every single noble being. Thank You, Most Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai. Jargalma from MongoliaJoyous Jargalma, Thank you for writing to us. We are touched by the simplicity of your words and rejoice in knowing that delicious vegan meals are earnestly prepared by you for your loved ones. We are also grateful to Master, whose love and sacrifice for all beings is beyond measure. Let us all join hands, and together with Master, meditate and pray for World Vegan on Thursdays and Sundays. May you and treasure- embedded Mongolia forever be in Buddha’s Loving care, Supreme Master TV teamP.S. Master also says: “Selfless Jargalma, if all could experience what you feel daily, humans would fully understand the power of love that flows from making compassionate choices in life, then a vegan world would surely be here. May Buddha’s infinite radiance shower you and sparkling Mongolia with blessings.”We welcome your heartlines, stories and or cute, loving animal clips. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartlineThank you for your pleasant company on Noteworthy News. May your heart be filled with empathy and compassion towards all beings.
2020-12-28 208 vizionări
The Reverend Thomas Merton, an important Catholic mystic and spiritual thinker, was born in 1915, to a New Zealand father and an American mother. The many life situations he encountered in his youth led him to explore religion and spirituality and eventually to devote his life to God by becoming a monk, and later a deacon, at the Abbey of Gethsemani, a part of the Order of Trappists, in Kentucky,
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2020-12-28 254 vizionări
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Positive Changes in Countries Part 22 - Faithful Governments, Faithful Citizens: Taiwan (Formosa), France, Gabon
Positive Changes in Countries Part 22 - Faithful Governments, Faithful Citizens: Taiwan (Formosa), France, Gabon
Taiwan (Formosa) is a recipient of the Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion. Located in the ocean waters neighboring mainland China, Japan, and the Philippines, this island nation was originally called "Ilha Formosa" by Portuguese explorers, which means "Beautiful Island." The Taiwanese (Formosan) people are known for their inventiveness and creativity, combining science with colorful des
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If you want to become a monk, you have to be truly sincere. Only when you are ready to sacrifice yourself for other people, should you become a monk. Otherwise, if you only want to be liberated from the cycle of birth and death, then you don’t need to become a monk. You can wear ordinary clothes and stay outside in the world, and still get liberated.You? Do you also have a question?(Master, recently there were some fellow initiates who told me that they’d like to become nuns very much. Yes, however…) Why do they want to become nuns? OK, then tell them to sign up for it. (Yes. And one of them just had her head shaved and wore a nun’s robe.) What? (She shaved her head and wore a nun’s robe. I don’t know how to…) Wearing a nun’s robe by herself? (Yes. She shaved her head and wore a nun’s robe.) Where did she go after that? (I don’t know if I should ask them to come up to the stage.) Some people are already monks or nuns. Why do you imitate what they wear? Is it for others to respect you? How come? Is she here? (There are two Korean sisters here.) Korean. Where are they? (One of them didn’t do it voluntarily. So she changed back to ordinary clothes.) Ordinary clothes. (Yes. And I told the other one that she only shaved her head and wore a nun’s robe, but she knows nothing about the precepts that a nun should keep.) That’s true. (I’m quite worried that there’ll be many other fellow initiates who want to do similar things.) Yes. (This morning…) No. No way. (I told her about the entire process. What I did was also to protect our group from bad things that might happen in the future.) Yes. (So, she’s fine now. She repented to Master after knowing that.) She shouldn’t have done that. (And she changed out of the nun’s clothes.)Just be an ordinary person. Why become a nun? They are already nuns, so they just continue to be nuns. Because I don’t want you to change your lifestyle, so, I dress like an ordinary person. Why do you have to change your lifestyle? If you want to be a renunciate with me, you have to sign up for it in advance. And then I’ll see if your destiny is to be a monk or a nun, OK? (OK, thank You, Master.) It’s not that you will become a renunciate by simply shaving your head and wearing a monk’s robe. They probably think that it’s very comfortable sitting here like you, while they can’t see me from sitting in the back. So, they think it’s fun to wear that kind of clothes and sit here. That is deceitful and creates bad karma.(It’s a nun who shaved her head for her. So, I also told that nun…) Who’s the nun? Is she from our group? (Yes. She’s a Korean nun sitting over there. I explained to her and asked her not to shave fellow initiates’ heads anymore.) Don’t do this at random. Her intention was good. She thought that since the sister wanted to become a nun, she should just let her. But let me tell you, you should not act recklessly regarding two things, renunciation and transmitting the Dharma. That’s why at initiation, I tell you not to disclose the information to others. First, you’d hurt yourself, because you don’t have enough power yet and you would collect people’s bad karma. Second, the ones who learned from you did not learn the whole thing, which is not good for them. They can get possessed, etc., because they don’t have enough power. There are already many people outside who haven’t obtained anything yet, but go out to give lectures and transmit the Dharma, leading people astray. That is misguiding people. It’s not right.I had a lot of monks and nuns before, but now many of them have left; not many remain. I told them not to wear monk’s or nun’s clothes anymore, because I saw that they were not devoted to being a monk or nun. So, I told them it’s better not to lie to people. Just wear ordinary clothes; it’s easy and free. No one would expect how you should behave, if you’re not a monk or nun. Understand? Carefree. Not to mention, if you want to become a monk with for no reasons at all. The reason to become a renunciate is to sit here and eat with me? That is not right. If that’s your motive, it’s not right. Not right. In this case, you will truly create a lot of difficulties, a lot of bad karma. You wouldn’t progress in your spiritual practice. If you want to become a monk, you have to be sincere.I trusted people very easily before. If anyone wanted to become a monk, I would immediately shave their head for them, just like the Korean nun. Just out of love, thinking that renunciation is a very good thing. I myself also love to be a nun, so of course, I welcomed them to join. But slowly, I realized that they were different. It seemed that they had not come for renunciation; they had different purposes. If you want to become a monk, you have to be truly sincere. Only when you are ready to sacrifice yourself for other people, should you become a monk. Otherwise, if you only want to be liberated from the cycle of birth and death, then you don’t need to become a monk. You can wear ordinary clothes and stay outside in the world, and still get liberated. Yes?(Master, one of them told me she had been following that Buddhist master for many years, and she longed to become a nun.) Because she’s been following the Buddhist nun who shaved her head, for many years? (Yes. She’s been following the Buddhist nun for many years.) Which Buddhist nun? (The Korean Buddhist nun.) Which one? The one behind? Has she been following her as a disciple or just following her around? Give her the microphone. Why did the nun shave her head? (As she wanted to practice harder, she wanted to be a nun…) Translate it. What does it mean by “following her?” Does it mean that she’s been following her without shaving her head, just living with her, like burning incense and reciting Buddha’s names, etc.? Or how did she follow her?(Master, she was a follower of the nun. Not as a disciple, but just a follower.) Who said that? (I am the Korean translator.) Yes, tell me. (She was a follower of the nun. She’s been following her for a long time.) You’re also my followers. How is she special then? (Nothing special. It’s just that she has been longing for renunciation since a long time ago. That’s why she had her head shaved recently.) Only recently? Why? (Before, she was a lay person.)That I know. Did her parents agree? Did her husband agree? (Let me ask her.) Yes. (Then, did your parents or your husband agree with that? Sister?) (I have no husband, no parents either.) (She has no parents nor husband.) How has she been following the nun? As a follower, just like you, right? Just comes and goes, right? (Yes.) (So, you’ve just been practicing like others; coming and going, right?) (Yes.) (Yes. She just followed her around.)Then, why does she want to become a nun only now, and not before? She has already learned with me, why does she still want to become a nun? (Why did you not become a nun earlier and finally decided to do that now?) (I had two children. They have all grown up and got married now, so I decided.) (She has two sons.) (She was married and has two sons. On April 1, 2012, she received initiation from Master.) April of which year? (Initiation on April 1st, 2012.) OK. So it’s been seven years already. (Yes.) Now she wants to become a nun. So, where is she going to leave the children? (Both her sons are married already. Her children have grown up.) (She told me that because her children have grown up, now she’s free. She’s been longing for renunciation.) What about her husband? Is she going to divorce him? (She has no husband now.) No? How come? (She doesn’t have a husband anymore.) Are they divorced?(Have you divorced?) (No. Twenty years ago, my husband passed away.)(Her husband passed away 20 years ago.) Passed away. OK. And her children have grown up. How old are they?(Grown up and married, that’s why she’s free.) What did she say? (What she means is, her husband died 20 years ago, and she raised the children. Both her sons are married already. That’s why she thinks it’s time now.) Oh. Is she Korean? (Yes.) And you advised her not to do it? (Yes. I told her… I explained the reasons to her and she accepted them. But then I thought it’s better that I don’t make the decision for her. I should report this to Master.)Why did she still ask you? Since she had her head shaved already, why did she still ask you?(Because I felt that she did not understand enough about monkhood.) She doesn’t understand. (No, she hasn’t been taught about precepts and hasn’t received them. So, I’m afraid that…)How old is she? (She seems to be…) Forty something? (No, she’s nearly 60.) (I’m 60 years old.) Nearly 60? (I got initiated ten years ago.) (She said she’s 60 years old.)Sixty years old and still wants to become a nun? What for? She’s 60 already, might as well just continue to live like that. It’s not that we think she’s too old, but I’m afraid that it’s difficult to change her personality at an old age. It might not be that easy for her to mingle and work with others. Her personality is already fixed. In Catholicism, they only accept people under the age of 30 to become priests. No more than 30 years old, male or female. They think it’s difficult to change or learn many things after 30. You can’t learn much if you’re old; not much time left. Time is too short for them to adapt to new circumstances. They would not be able to adapt to the group, nor to the rules and precepts of the group. Even if they want to devote themselves, it’d be difficult for them to adapt to the physical and lifestyle changes. That’s what I mean. Of course, she can still become a nun. But afterwards, she just continues to follow the Buddhist nun, right? Does the Buddhist nun have a temple for her? (Yes, the nun has a temple.) Will she live with her? You ask her.(Master, I did advise her, that since she’s been initiated by Master, true monkhood means liberation of the soul and renunciation of the mind. The outer form is not that important.) It’s not that important, indeed. (Yes, because if she dresses as a nun, but she doesn’t know about the precepts a nun has to keep, then she might easily violate the precepts, which would not be good for her.) Yes, this is what I’m worried about.It’s not that easy to become a monk or nun. You have to be clean, pure and dignified, and keep rules strictly, with no exception at all. You see, Ananda almost broke the precepts even after having followed the Buddha for such a long time. Of course, he was lured by someone else. But it’s still not a good excuse. I had around 500 monks and nuns with me before. Now there might be only 50 left, who are half renunciate, half lay people. To be a monk is not easy. People look at you and have expectations. Your every move is watched by others. If they criticize you, they would also cause bad karma.If she wants, she can stay with the Buddhist nun for a while, without shaving her head; she can be her attendant, taking care of her and helping to clean the temple. She doesn’t have to shave her head to stay with her. First, she can try to see if she can follow the rules and obey instructions from senior people. It’s not easy for someone of 60 to listen to others. I’m telling you. It’s my personal experience. I don’t listen to anybody now, I’ll tell you that. Whether I shave my head or not. I’m only ten years older than her, and I’m not listening to anybody, even my dogs.
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Operation Warp Speed, His Excellency’s personal push to make a coronavirus vaccine available as fast as possible to the public, has been roundly applauded and been called an 'unprecedented success.' The project began in May 2020, and the vaccine is now being mass distributed – truly an incredible feat.It is rare to witness in a lifetime a country’s leader with the tremendous courage to step outside political norms, even if it means being opposed, and still work from his heart to do what is right, including fostering peace in their land and the world. United States President, His Excellency Donald Trump, is one such person. This program highlights the many significant domestic and international achievements of President Trump, a Shining World Peace Leader Award laureate and Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate. He has been lauded for his numerous decisive actions to boost the United States in multiple spheres, including strong measures to improve the US economy, protect American citizens’ health, and drive constructive social change in communities.(The pace over the past 10 days has been astronomical. Everybody in official Washington (DC) I talked to said, 'I cannot believe he’s only been president for 10 days.')(This is how it’s supposed to be done. Actually, even more so than we’ve seen in the past.)(We are seeing the markets react positively.)(Consumer confidence rocketing to a 16-year high.)(Healthy job growth again for the month of February.)(So is this the Trump effect?) (Well, I think it is. I think there is no question that employers like Donald Trump a lot and his agenda and I think the fact that he’s just more pro-business.)(The Dow still nearing all-time highs. Just finishing the longest quarterly winning-streak in 10 years.)(He’s repairing relationships with Egypt as well as with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states.)(He’s done a really good job.) (Well, he’s pretty close to perfect, Sean. I’m serious.)(He has done more than any president in recent history, certainly in the last half century, in the first 98 days of his presidency.)Abroad, His Excellency has a lengthy list of outstanding accomplishments. President Trump has been strengthening relations between the United States and other countries as well as playing a key role as a peace-maker and negotiator to bring nations together who previously were in conflict or had few to no ties. He also brought American troops home from several countries. His work on the global stage has been so admired that, to date, he is a seven-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee.We first profile some of the substantial domestic advancements that have been attained by his administration.BOOSTING THE AMERICAN ECONOMYThe US economy has seen exceptional growth since President Trump assumed office. The keen business sense that made him a very successful entrepreneur has informed his fiscal policies. Resultingly, his nation has become more competitive in various markets, and the financial security of US citizens has improved. Numerous national economic records have been set. Overall, the median American household income reached an all-time high in 2019.The Dow Jones Industrial Average, a stock market index with some of the US’s top publicly traded companies, hit a new peak on December 4, 2020. The index is one indicator of America’s economic health and investor sentiment. Notably, the high was reached despite the ongoing pandemic.(It was a great finish to the year.)(Three hundred and twelve thousand jobs added.)(Real wages are rising for the first time in a decade and that’s good.)(Wages are stellar.)(A fantastic number.)(Those are great numbers and we should be applauding it.)(Unreal. Unreal number.)(The first word that popped into my head was eye-popping. I mean…)(This is a blockbuster number.)President Trump has been credited with an enormous expansion in job opportunities after assuming office. Since his election in 2016, seven million jobs have been created. Unemployment fell to a 50-year low in late 2019. Those groups that have historically fared less well economically in the US have enjoyed important gains. The White House noted that, 'The lowest unemployment rates on record were matched or set in September 2019 for African Americans, Hispanics, and people with disabilities.' In 2019, Hispanics and African Americans had the lowest poverty rate in the country’s history since recordkeeping of the statistic began. He also re-started funding of a program supporting career and technical education, with US$1 billion given to the US states to implement it. Additionally, President Trump signed an executive order that directs federal agencies to work with the private sector to create apprenticeship and job training programs leading to well-paying careers.SAFEGUARDING CITIZEN HEALTH"Operation Warp Speed is unequaled and unrivaled anywhere in the world."Operation Warp Speed, His Excellency’s personal push to make a coronavirus vaccine available as fast as possible to the public, has been roundly applauded and been called an 'unprecedented success.' The project began in May 2020, and the vaccine is now being mass distributed – truly an incredible feat.In remarks made on December 8, 2020, President Trump stated, "We’re here to discuss a monumental national achievement. From the instant the coronavirus invaded our shores, we raced into action to develop a safe and effective vaccine at breakneck speed. It would normally take five years, six years, seven years, or even more. In order to achieve this goal, we harnessed the full power of government, the genius of American scientists, and the might of American industry to save millions and millions of lives all over the world."President Trump has also prioritized ending the US opioid epidemic that caused 48,000 American deaths in 2017 alone by declaring it a public health emergency. Furthermore, he signed legislation in 2018 directing US$6 billion in new funding into programs to address the tragedy of opioid addiction. The law helps bolster drug treatment options, has measures to clamp down on the overprescription of opioids and enhances law enforcement tools to address the issue. He also directed the US Justice Department to sue opioid manufacturers for illegal and unethical practices, including aggressively marketing and distributing their products, thus causing a public health crisis. In November 2020, one major drug company pled guilty and agreed to pay a US$8 billion settlement.BETTERING SOCIAL WELFARE His Excellency Donald Trump has been vigilant about protecting Americans’ safety and welfare. He has taken several significant steps to address the scourge of human trafficking. He signed a bill in January 2019 providing US$430 million for anti-human trafficking measures in the US and abroad. The next January, he issued an executive order outlining new federal government steps to end the vile trade and exploitation of children on the Internet. His administration made US$100 million in grants available in September 2020 to law enforcement agencies and nonprofit service organizations that work in the area. This includes funding of housing assistance for victims and money for prevention and intervention initiatives.Supreme Master Ching Hai has spoken about President Trump’s tremendous efforts in the area."Others might have talked about it, or some have done little about it, but he is the first one who really acts strongly, fast and seriously, and with heart put into it, to protect people and children from human traffickers."Here are just a few of President Trump’s other major actions to help improve the daily lives of Americans.+ Approved a bill guaranteeing mothers a space for breastfeeding in US airports+ Doubled the child tax credit for parents and expanded income eligibility for it+ Signed a law giving an extra US$2.4 billion to an overall US$8.1 billion program for US states to help disadvantaged families access child care+ Proposed and Approved the US$2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that included a stimulus payment to citizens, expanded unemployment benefits, and financially assisted businesses, states and local governments+ As of December 2020, he is pursuing more federal coronavirus relief aid to the American people and businesses, including seeking a US$2,000 a person stimulus payment Etc.+Signed the First Steps Act, a prison reform measure that includes retroactive federal prison sentence reductions to address sentencing inequities and improve conditions inside facilities+Directed federal agencies to roll out the 'Ready to Work Initiative' that helps former prisoners gain employment and more here…INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTSBesides his devotion to the United States, President Trump is committed to peace around the world, as Supreme Master Ching Hai has revealed."He prays for peace. (Yes.) That’s what I know inside. (Wow!) Heaven told me that he prays for peace. (Wow!) (That’s amazing!) You cannot cheat God. (Yes.) You cannot blind Heaven. So They know. (Yes, Master.) Anyway, peace is the most precious thing that any president can give to his country and the world. (Yes.) (Could Master please tell us what is that covenant between God and President Trump?) That he has to make peace. Yes. That’s his job, his mission. (Oh.) You can see it very well. More nations are coming to peace also with Israel. That means peace with America and the world. (Yes, Master.) Because it’s mediated by the American government, by President Trump."Since assuming office in 2016, President Trump has supported and mediated historic peace agreements in numerous countries. The most recent accord was between Morocco and Israel. This is the fourth Israeli-Arab peace deal in the past four months mediated by His Excellency, which include those between Israel and Bahrain, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates. All of these countries are Shining World Leadership Award for Peace laureates. Illustrating the respect President Trump has earned among world leaders for his unprecedented peace efforts, Prime Minister of Israel, His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu said during the announcing of the peace accord with Sudan: "We are expanding the circle of peace so rapidly with your leadership, Mr. President, your able team. History in the making… This truly changes the region. It changes the lives of all our peoples for the better. It allows us to focus on the task of building nations, building our future… And with your help, the help of the United States, the possibilities are infinite."President Trump has also mediated a peace agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, both Shining World Leadership Award for Peace laureates, and was a key facilitator in leading to the signing of the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula by His Excellency Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea and a Shining World Leadership Award for Peace laureate and Dear Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and a Shining World Leadership Award for Peace recipient. In fact, President Trump was the first US President to step into the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.President Trump has not only been part of directly establishing peace internationally, he is the first US President in over 40 years not to have started any wars. He has also taken action to end conflicts by withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Syria. In Afghanistan and Iraq, by mid-January 2021, 5,700 troops will have been withdrawn. Moreover, signifying his intention for a peaceful world, President Trump appointed as the Acting United States Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Christopher Miller, who said in a letter to all Department of Defense employees, 'All wars must end.'Supreme Master Ching Hai has spoken of President Trump’s courageous work."Mostly America is the police of the world, and they flex muscle. And he is the one who did the opposite. Growing out of America, growing out of this kind of environment, whose race always believes in making war or to flex their muscles. And he didn’t do that. He did the opposite. So, he doesn’t fear. He just did what he thinks is correct."In a special message to President Trump on November 24, 2020, Supreme Master Ching Hai emphasized the importance of his peace-promoting efforts."You have never said that you are going to be president and then you make peace, but you just make peace, like that. And how many hundreds or thousands or millions of people’s lives will be saved? How many countries will be stabilized, and have peace and have prosperity and get on with their lives because of you. Please fight for them. Up to now, not everybody can make peace the way you do. At least you make peace and you save humans’ lives, you save Americans’ lives, these young, beautiful, handsome, intelligent boys and girls cannot just be wasted in a foreign land or any land. So you have saved their lives, you brought happiness to their family, you brought smiles to their wives, their children and all and for that, I thank you very much and the world thanks you also for having some peaceful future. And that means a lot to Heaven and Earth, means a lot to the whole world."As we have seen through our program today, President Donald Trump puts his full attention and effort to uplifting his nation and furthering peace and stability throughout our world. He makes it a top priority to drive constructive change to benefit the lives of his co-citizens and people globally. We give a high salute, praises and respect to his brave, innovative, 'can-do' spirit and meaningful endeavors that have inspired his fellow Americans and many worldwide."He’s good for your country and good for the world. So many things he did right. (Yes.) So many things he did good for the Americans, not to talk about for the world. Think about it, look back, see what he has done. And you will know what I’m talking about. If you really want your country better, improved, please let President Trump continue his mission. Because Heaven wants that way."We pray the world’s future continues to brighten in peace and happiness with His Excellency Donald Trump as President of the United States.
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In today’s news, Japan provides food assistance to Palestinian refugees, global experts call for tax on meat consumption and livestock production, remote control technology improves safety of warehouse workers during COVID-19, research reveals watching nature on screen improves mood, 87-year-young Indian homeopath treats patients despite the pandemic, Greenpeace releases short film that links animal livestock raising to Amazon destruction, and United States governor signs new law to protect native species.Japan provides food assistance to Palestinian refugees. The government of Japan, a Shining World Leadership Awards for Compassion, Animal Protection, and Generosity laureate, has contributed about US$4.3 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This funding allows the organization to continue its food aid for 99,000 Palestine refugees most at risk in Gaza, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a UNRWA press release, Director of Communications & Arabic Language Spokesperson of the UNRWA, Sami Mshasha said, “The government of Japan has been exemplary in its support to the Agency. We deeply appreciate this very generous support during an exceptionally challenging period of its existence to assist the vulnerable community.” Our heartfelt gratitude, Japan, and Heaven bless you! In the embrace of the Divine, may the Palestine refugees find safety and stability, as we move closer to lasting World Peace.Global experts call for tax on meat consumption and livestock production to avoid “Era of Pandemics.” In the major study “Workshop on Biodiversity and Pandemics” published by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 22 international scientists highlighted that pandemic risks are driven by human activities. The main factors include wildlife trade and animal livestock raising, which are also propelling climate change and biodiversity loss. Chaired by Dr. Peter Daszak, president of United States- based nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, the report warned that there are up to 827,000 unknown viruses in nature that could infect humanity. To prevent “more frequent, deadly, and costly pandemics”, the study urged policy makers to promote a transition to healthier and more sustainable diets, levy taxes on meat consumption and livestock production, and regulate wildlife trade. Many thanks, Dr. Peter Daszak and all experts involved in this important IPBES report. To safeguard the Earth for all inhabitants, may every country take unequivocal and urgent steps to accelerate humanity’s transition to a vegan world, in Heaven’s wisdom.Up next, remote control technology improves safety of warehouse workers in the wake of COVID-19. We’ll spend some time now to thank obstetricians who work tirelessly to provide expert medical care for expectant mothers during pregnancy and childbirth, to ensure safe deliveries as well as healthy moms and babies. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more engaging news.Hey, amazing viewers, it’s Veronica the vegan Violet-spotted Reef Lobster. The vegan journey of a lifetime begins with a single plant-based meal. What are you waiting for? Today I would like to share a laundry tip with you. Save money and go green by making your own reusable laundry sponges instead of disposable dryer sheets! You will need sponges, vegan, eco-friendly liquid fabric softener, water and a container. Cut the sponges based on the size of the container you are planning on using. Create the mixture by adding 2 cups of the liquid fabric softener to 2 cups of water. You can add more or less according to the container size you use. Allow the sponges to soak up the mixture. When you need to use a laundry sponge, take a sponge out and squeeze out any excess liquid. Throw the sponge in the dryer with the wet clothes and let the fabric softener do the work! After your laundry is dried, put the sponge back into the container with the mixture and keep on reusing the sponge until the mixture is all used up. Thank you for your attention, and lots of love for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet thus save the world! Now, the weather around the globe.Remote control technology improves safety of warehouses in wake of COVID-19. While many people have relied on goods being delivered to their homes during the pandemic, there is some concern that warehouses can be transmission points for the virus. Fortunately, a currently available technology called teleoperation is being offered by companies such as Phantom Auto and Teleo, both United States-based, to allow operators of forklifts and other equipment to work remotely. The machines are fitted with cameras and sensors that enable the drivers to control them from a distance. Teleoperation not only has safety benefits for the drivers but also for all of us during the pandemic, as well as helping to meet the demand for heavy duty truck drivers in the construction industry. Our appreciation, all who are developing this remarkable advancement. Your innovation gives us a practical option that promotes safety, in Heaven’s boundless care.Study reveals that watching nature on a screen improves mood. Researchers from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom have discovered that watching nature on a TV or a virtual reality set relieves boredom and decreases negative moods. Ninety-six adult study participants were taken into a lab where they watched a four-minute video to induce boredom. Afterwards they viewed an underwater coral reef clip from the BBC’s “Blue Planet II” series either on television, on a virtual reality headset with a 360-degree video or on a virtual reality headset with computer-generated interactive graphics. All three groups experienced minimized negative emotions such as sadness and much lower levels of boredom, while the interactive virtual reality group had increased positive emotions and enhanced feeling of connection to nature. The study has been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Environmental Psychology. Fascinating news, University of Exeter researchers. In God’s delight, may all people be blessed to regularly experience our soothing natural world.Despite the pandemic, 87-year-young homeopath continues to provide treatment to patients in remote villages in India. For six decades, Ramchandra Dandekar, lovingly referred to by his patients as “doctor”, has been providing Ayurvedic and homeopathic health care services to residents in his home district of Chandrapur, Maharashtra State. The devoted homeopath usually walks or rides his bicycle with bare feet to areas that are often inaccessible otherwise, traveling up to 10 kilometers a day. Carrying two bags with medications and test kits, Mr. Dandekar has treated thousands of patients, with people paying or not according to their ability. Although friends and relatives have cautioned him to stop his work during the pandemic, he said, “For a doctor, his patients’ health comes first.” Heaven bless you, Ramchandra Dandekar, for your noble spirit and exemplary love. May your outstanding deeds serve as a reminder for all to embrace selfless concern for the well-being of others, in Celestial beneficence. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Gratefully present the Shining World Compassion Award to Ramchandra Dandekar, with a humble contribution of US$10,000 in support of your benevolent work, with all love and gratitude in Divine grace. May Heaven uplift and protect you and all whom you serve.”Coming up, Greenpeace releases short film that links animal livestock raising to Amazon destruction. We are going to pause for a moment to feed our wonderful animal companions some vegan snacks. More high thinking news coming up on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Distinguished News for a Brilliant World.Greenpeace releases short film linking animal livestock raising to Amazon destruction. The animated film entitled “There’s a Monster in My Kitchen,” was created by the international environmental organization Greenpeace and the United Kingdom-based independent creative agency Mother. It centers on a jaguar named Jag-wah who had to leave his South American forest home due to the area being cleared for animal feed production and livestock raising. Narrated by Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, the film’s goal is to inform people about the extensive deforestation in the Amazon rainforest caused by the demand for meat. Legendary vegetarian British musician Sir Paul McCartney, a Shining World Compassionate Artist Award laureate, who has an animated cameo in the film, expressed the urgency of the transition to a plant-based diet, saying in a Meat Free Monday newsletter, “… Our forests–and all our futures–depend on it.” The film will be shared on social media as well as in movie theatres around the world. Thank you, Greenpeace and Mother, for this powerful campaign! We pray that individuals and industries alike take responsibility for their actions and move quickly towards a planet-renewing vegan way of life, in God’s mercy.United States governor signs bill to safeguard native species. The governor of South Carolina, the Honorable Henry McMaster, has signed into law new regulations that ban the commercial trade of 13 species of turtles native to the state, as well as enhance protection of other native reptiles and amphibians, to prevent poaching and illegal trade. The new rules were developed with the help of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and advocated by them, the residents of South Carolina, and organizations including the US-based Center for Biological Diversity and the Turtle Survival Alliance. The legislation also supports ecological conservation, as turtles help to maintain the health of rivers and lakes. Our gratefulness, Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina. In Divine compassion, may all governments seek to enact laws to protect our precious animal co-inhabitants who bless our world.Here are some funny lines to cheer you up. It’s a joke called “Requirements.” “Why aren’t you married yet?”“Well, my ideal woman has to be real pretty, a good cook and an excellent housekeeper. She’s got to be rich and have a pleasant personality. A nice big house wouldn’t hurt either.”“A woman like that would be crazy to marry you!”“Oh, it’s OK if she is crazy.”And now we have a heartline from Ms. Xiao Ming-Ming in Taiwan, also known as Formosa: To the most respected and beloved Supreme Master, and Supreme Master TV team:As the 2019 7-Day International Christmas Retreat held at the New Land Ashram, Taiwan (Formosa), ended successfully, the bliss of practicing the Quan Yin Method imparted by the Supreme Master has been imprinted in my heart forever. Taiwanese (Formosan) initiates were arranged to meditate in the Cultural Artifacts Museum situated on a higher ground surrounded by forests. On the evening of December 27, I saw Master’s Transcendental body standing on the right side of the staircase to the main hall, giving discourse to the disciples. She was dressed in a traditional Aulacese (Vietnamese) long gown in blue and green, looking radiant and glorious, and extremely dignified. Disciples basked in a million colorful rays of a magnificent sunset that penetrated the walls. With total concentration and in tranquility, they listened to Master’s discourse. Before my eyes, there was the divine vision of a Heavenly realm where the transcendental body of the Universal Master became one with Heaven, Earth, and humans, manifesting Buddhas in the Divine light! I was absolutely enchanted and filled with bliss!Another time, when I was meditating on the third floor of the Cultural Artifacts Museum, with my spirit happily traveling, I suddenly saw that the Greenhouse Main Hall down the hill was all empty. Inside, innumerable little white balls and dots were floating around, glittering and dancing. The Greenhouse Main Hall had transformed into a Starry Hall full of stars.I am very grateful to the omniscient and omnipotent Master for holding this 7-Day International Christmas Retreat, bestowing Her tangible and intangible grace to all. She has brought unity, blessing and light to God’s children on this small island of Taiwan (Formosa). During the diligent and focused meditation of initiates from around the world, Master has brought true love, freedom and peace to humankind, allowing elderly disciples to join the evolution of humans and planets, to realize God’s glory and to understand the philosophy of contentment and peacefulness. Long-awaited by humankind, the new era and new world of spirituality and art, Divine love and peace, have quietly arrived! My heart is cheering! My soul is in ecstasy! With utmost sincerity, I offer my eternal love and best wishes, Ms. Xiao Ming-Ming from Taiwan (Formosa)Kind Xiao Ming-Ming, It always brings the Supreme Master Television team much happiness to hear of disciples’ amazing spiritual experiences through the Quan Yin Method. We try our best to help Master in Her mission to lift the entire planet and all its inhabitants to a higher spiritual level and a peaceful way of life. Sharing experiences like yours helps us to spread the message, and we sincerely thank you. We wish the Heavens continued blessings to you and welcoming Taiwan (Formosa), Supreme Master TV teamP.S. Master says: “Gentle Xiao Ming-Ming, it is a pleasure to hear that your spiritual progress has allowed you to experience such wonderful visions during meditation at the New Land Ashram. Attending retreats allows us to put aside the mundane world for a few days and concentrate solely on our spiritual duties. Buddha’s radiance to you and your virtuous homeland of Taiwan (Formosa).”We welcome your heartlines, stories and or cute, loving animal clips. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartlineWe sure have enjoyed spending time with you on Noteworthy News. May peace and inner bliss illuminate your days.
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Global experts call for tax on meat consumption and livestock production to avoid “Era of Pandemics.”
Global experts call for tax on meat consumption and livestock production to avoid “Era of Pandemics.”
In the major study “Workshop on Biodiversity and Pandemics” published by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 22 international scientists highlighted that pandemic risks are driven by human activities. The main factors include wildlife trade and animal livestock raising, which are also propelling climate change and biodiversity loss.Chaired by Dr. Peter Daszak, president of United States- based nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, the report warned that there are up to 827,000 unknown viruses in nature that could infect humanity. To prevent “more frequent, deadly, and costly pandemics”, the study urged policy makers to promote a transition to healthier and more sustainable diets, levy taxes on meat consumption and livestock production, and regulate wildlife trade.Many thanks, Dr. Peter Daszak and all experts involved in this important IPBES report. To safeguard the Earth for all inhabitants, may every country take unequivocal and urgent steps to accelerate humanity’s transition to a vegan world, in Heaven’s wisdom.
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Veganismul – felul nobil de a trăi
2020-12-27 215 vizionări
If you’re a good spiritual practitioner, there are at least five angels protecting you. Also, Supreme Master TV is a kind of protective power. How would any invisible beings come to harass you? Take care of your body. Sometimes, you may have eaten some wrong food, which contains animal ingredients, or are allergic to it without knowing it, then you’ll feel itchy or something. If you’re a good spiritual practitioner, there are at least five angels protecting you. Also, Supreme Master TV is a kind of protective power. How would any invisible beings come to harass you? Take care of your body. Sometimes, you may have eaten some wrong food, which contains animal ingredients, or are allergic to it without knowing it, then you’ll feel itchy or something. I sometimes also feel very itchy. Sometimes, there are sores all over my body from scratching. I can’t say that it’s the invisible beings coming to hurt me. I know, sometimes, when I eat tomatoes, I have an allergic reaction. Our body becomes different as we age. Maybe we were not allergic to those when we were young. Or, when our karma comes, eating that may cause an allergy.However, though I know I’m allergic to tomatoes, I still love eating them. But later, I will have fun scratching. Scratch for a few days, then it’s gone. Just a little scratching, no problem. You have to pay the price. I know it, but I still eat it. Sometimes, I don’t eat it intentionally; they might have put tomato paste on the (vegan) pizza, or in the rice or (vegan) soup. Just for example. I feel itchy after eating it, so I just scratch. I don’t blame invisible beings for causing this. It’s the tomato (vegan) soup.Our body might become different as we get old, unlike earlier years. We’re stronger when we’re young. What’s that called? Our immunity was stronger. As we age, organs inside us will also become weaker, just like a car. If the car is well maintained, maybe it can be used for a longer time. If it’s not properly maintained, it’d become a lousy car. However, don’t always claim that it’s the invisible beings, whenever there’s any trouble, or say that someone is harming you with magical power.Why should he harm you? You’re not sure that he’s the culprit. Stop having delusions, or it could become real. It could, if you’re connected to him. You have your Master. Play Supreme Master TV and my lectures, then there’ll be no problem. Harm won’t come to us good people, unless it’s our own karma. Unless we are lousy in spiritual practice, and our level is too low. Then we’ll be taken advantage of by our own subconscious, our negative mind. I am old, I need to rest my back. Sitting up all the time, listening to you is really tiring. To hear you talk about invisible beings, I am also distressed. Any more distresses? Speak.(The last question, Master.) Speak. (Also about invisible beings.) Distressed again? The same person? (Another one.) Just read it. Read it. (Master, an invisible being transformed into Master’s appearance and told my girlfriend’s mother that she has reached the Fifth Level, and how long she would live, etc. He also told her to stop her daughter from going out with me. I once hated Master for this incident. Now I regret it very much, and I want to repent to Master. Will I go to hell for that? Master, please help me.)I’m not sure. Wait until you go there. Now you’re still here. Just repent and it’ll be fine. What did you hate me for? Even if it was the real Master instead of the false one, it’s good that She told your girlfriend to break up with you. You’re free. You should be grateful to me. Why should you hate me? Is that right, everyone? (Yes.) Perhaps that girl was not good for you. It doesn’t matter whether that Master is real or not, it’s better to have one less girlfriend, right?Many men deeply regret marrying their girlfriends. She is only your girlfriend; you’re not married yet. It’s still not too late. You can still be saved, right? In this world, you may have love today, but lose it tomorrow. Even if Master didn’t say anything, she might have left anyway. Or, after some time, you might have lost your passion for her. Just because you want to cling to that tiny bit of desire, you’re angry with me. That’s not right. It doesn’t matter if that Master is real or not. You failed even at an easy test. You’re just friends and not married yet. What if they are married and some Master tells his wife to divorce him, then he won’t forgive me. Having a girlfriend may not be good for you; losing a girlfriend may not be bad for you. Go find another girlfriend. There are so many girls in the world. You see she’s sitting here, so pretty. What are you missing? Losing one girlfriend is no big deal. You see they don’t have girlfriends.I also have no girlfriend and I still live on. I’m free to take care of myself alone. You don’t know the trouble of having a companion. No matter if it’s a man or a woman by my side, I feel annoyed sometimes. They sometimes do things differently, according to their ego. They don’t tell me why and don’t give me a chance to explain, why I tell them to do it that way. I’ll think they trust me and will do as I tell them, but it turns out that they do it differently. That ruins my schedule or creates unpleasant situations or obstructions. It’s not a big deal to have a girlfriend. Also, no need to be frustrated if you don’t have her; find another one. Maybe a better one. So, did she leave you? No? Is your girlfriend still with you? (Yes.) Then why did you hate me?(Because she told me that Master said so. At that time, I was still not clear…) It might not be “me.” (Yes, it’s because I hadn’t found out yet. Later, I understood after I found out the situation. It was not Master who said that.) The false one. (Right, the false one. Because I thought…) How did you know it was the false one? (I asked about the details. For instance, she said it was her mother’s experience. A being said this to her mother. And then that being would tell her something through her mother’s mouth.) Again, distressed by beings and then blame it on me. It’s always like that. (That’s how it went. And then, later…) Then you forgave me. Thank you. (I am sorry, Master. I am really sorry. I misunderstood You.) Lucky that you have only one girlfriend. If you had several more, I’d be dead. (Yes.) Please! It’s OK.(Another question is, I’m now troubled by this being. There seems to be more than one being with her mother. She is also our fellow initiate.) It has nothing to do with me, right? (I know. What I want to say is, because of this being, I now have difficulties in meditation. I’d like to know if Master can help in this matter.) I don’t know. (It’s not from me. It’s just that when I meditate… I think it’s from her mother. The consciousness of that being would come and bother me, which makes it very difficult for me to meditate. My girlfriend also experienced the same situation. Both of us have difficulties in our practice.)I can’t interfere with what people do outside. Sometimes, you go and bow to statues in the temples. Sometimes, you go and burn incense in graveyards. Sometimes, you ask for help from deities and ghosts. I cannot control what you do. You just mind your own business. I cannot even control what you do, not to mention other people. I cannot even control if you resent me or not. How would I interfere with other people’s business? Not even my disciples. OK. Tell her to play Master’s Buddhist chanting and see if it works. And ask her to watch Supreme Master TV. Ask both your girlfriend and her mother to watch, OK? (OK, thank You, Master.)I can’t interfere with other people’s business. I can’t even control my own disciples. Some of them just don’t listen to what I say. Some of them even made trouble, like talking nonsense outside and ruining my reputation, so that I could not come back to Taiwan (Formosa) for quite a few years, etc. I can’t control my own disciples, so how would I control others? I only teach you how to be a good person and practice spiritually. That’s all I can teach you. I can’t control your mind. But it’s also good like this, so you understand that I don’t control you. He is a free individual. He can choose to trust Master or resent Master. Do you see that? It shows that I don’t use any magic power to control you. I could do it, but I won’t and I don’t want to. I don’t want to control you. I want you to be free to choose for yourselves, so that you can grow.Even if you’re a university professor, you can’t help your child in kindergarten with his exams. He has to learn by himself. You can guide him, but you can’t take the exam for him. If he doesn’t learn according to what you teach him, he won’t pass the exam. And you also can’t take the exam for him. Isn’t it so? (Yes.) We humans have a great soul, inside which there is Buddha or God, and I don’t want to control this Buddha. You’ll have to find your own Buddha. I teach you how to find it. You need to grow up and take care of your own lives. You need to get enlightened and reach Buddhahood by yourselves. I can’t control you and I don’t want to.If a so-called enlightened master still controls others, then he’s not an enlightened master. What he does is use people’s faith and uses magic power to harm others. You can see that even Buddha did not control others. His cousin harmed Him, but He still let him do it. It’s not that He could not control him, but He didn’t want to. He respects you the same as respecting a Buddha, because you’re future Buddhas. There’s Buddha Nature inside you, which I can’t control. No more questions? Good.
Între Maestră şi discipoli
2020-12-27 886 vizionări
Our Most Compassionate Supreme Master Ching Hai lovingly accepted the heartfelt invitation by the Honorable Chief Phil Lane Jr., Hereditary Chief of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, to be a keynote speaker on December 22, 2020 at “Enlightening Our Way Together.” It is a global digital program, running from December 11 through December 22, celebrating the dawning of a new age, with emphasis on the worldwide adoption of the vegan diet and actualizing Article 15 of the International Treaty to Protect and Restore Mother Earth. Article 15 commits to eliminating factory farming and “protecting Mother Earth from further destruction.”In his letter, Chief Lane, who was inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai’s messages and Supreme Master Television programs to become vegan, said: “It was clear for me to fully address Article 15 that I needed to be vegan, myself, and 'Walk my Talk!' So I am a vegan now. Thank You for all your inspiration, prayers, and support. Literally, without Your very kind, loving, and generous support, all our work in 2020, could not have been accomplished! Our thanksgiving transcends the world of names and the murmur of syllables and sounds.”Although unable to attend the event due to Her intensive meditation retreat, Master graciously recorded a special video message for the participants; the following is an excerpt.Greetings, all the great First Nations in the world. All the Indigenous people, beloved of the Creation. I’m very honored to be with you today. But I feel like we always are together, no matter how long, how far the physical distance because that doesn’t matter to the souls.I wish all of you, first of all, the best that Heavens can bestow, that your people will always be feeling the love of the Divine in your heart, in your mind and in your soul. Amen.I congratulate those who have turned to veganism as a way of life to help save the animals and save our planet. I’m truly grateful for that. And may God bless you ever more.Yes, our world is in trouble. But we can fix it. Each one of us has a power to do it – simple, being vegan. And then other beautiful qualities will come out, and bless you, bless your loved ones, and then bless the world as well. That is the power of compassion, benevolence, which is inherent in all of us. All we have to do is just to use it.God is all love, and God has only love for all of us. It is that we should also spread that love, through a kind, compassionate way of life, so that no one, no beings get hurt, or damaged, or ruined, or destroyed through our negligent actions, through our inconsideration for others’ feelings and right to live.I am thanking Chief Phil Lane again for his leadership in this role, in this time of need, that he may remind his kinships, his people, his relatives, friends, to remember the benevolent way of life. May God bless him. May God bless you, Chief Phil Lane. You are truly a Chief, because you research, you know and you assimilate all the knowledge that is beneficial to yourself and to your people. And you are spreading it.And by being a vegan, you are the best example of leadership for your people. We thank you. Heaven takes note of that and is blessing you, your loved ones and your people evermore, evermore, evermore than before.It’s just that in this time of trouble, people will be more inclined to look inward, to be more connected with the Divine. Thus, they will feel, they will recognize more of the love and the blessing of the Providence. And it is a good thing that sometimes we go through upheavals, so that we can be awakened to something greater than our physical lives and our physical beings. And the Indigenous people know this.Because you are a very spiritual race of beings, ever since time immemorial, you have always tried to connect with the higher level of Spirit, and you have always tried to protect the environment, the lands, all the beings around you. Even trees, and grass, and flowers, always receive your respect, and love and protection. And for that, the Earth, Mother Earth thanks you. Nature thanks you and the animals thank you. And I thank you. And Heaven praises you for being so conscious of the blessing that you have. I wish all the people in the world have the same consciousness of respect, appreciation and protection and love for all beings around us, because we are all connected. If we hurt one, we will hurt ourselves. If we hurt one, we also hurt all. The Indigenous people, especially, realize this fact very, very deeply, and they always preserve the tradition of respect and love for all around them.Because they are a gentle race of beings, they are the forefathers of many races on this planet. We all came from Indigenous roots. We all came from the First People on this planet. Like, the First Nations now you call them. And we all have the duty to protect them, to protect this ancient heritage, this ancient way of life, relying on nature more and protecting nature more, respecting nature more.I do hope that all of us will remember these lessons we learned since the first day we appeared on this planet. Many of us have forgotten and that is a very sad thing. We pray Heavens to bless us to remember again, to remember deeper, deeper through our consciousness to be more connected with something higher than ourselves, something sacred, something protective, something holy, something benevolent, something of love of the highest order. Amen.It is Christmas season and I hope all of us remember the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus and make use of His blessing, His loving grace to do something good for ourselves, for others, for the world, and for the planet so that we might continue to exist in peace and love and harmony with all beings and above all, with all Heavens, with all the universe, in the all-embracing Love and Mercy of the Most High. May you all be well and blessed and loved the way that God intended for us to be. Love you forever. We are connected, we are relatives, we are friends. God bless you more. May God bless us all. Amen.Following Master’s message, Chief Lane and several participants expressed their appreciation:Chief Lane(m): Just heartfelt thanksgiving. I just had so many beautiful tears in listening to that beautiful kind, compassionate message from Supreme Master Ching Hai.Dr. Sailesh Rao(m): I'm truly grateful to Supreme Master Ching Hai for this incredible message. And I am grateful to Her for speaking out on behalf of the animals so clearly… that we must treat them with kindness and compassion… And also for highlighting the unity of compassion among all religions.Connie Baxter Marlow(f): I would like to honor and thank the Master for Her recognition of the role of the Indigenous people, in honoring the sacredness and oneness of all life for humanity…Adriana Alvarez(f): Thank You so much. Beloved Master Ching Hai, we have received Your blessings in our hearts, in our spirits, in each part of our DNA… Your example, Your pathway has inspired us, motivated us, enlightened our way together, to love, to honor, to cherish all life, and especially our animal relatives.Dr. Dot Maver(f): …And it is as though Supreme Master had a watering can of love and nourishment, on all the Earth for all creation and my heart is full. So, gratitude to You, to Supreme Master, and to all who are walking the journey ever more consciously.Our deep gratitude, Most Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai, for sharing this illuminating message of Love, uplifting hearts and lighting our way to a future filled with benevolence for all beings. Also, our sincere appreciation, the Honorable Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. and all those involved in this event, for your caring leadership and commitment to safeguarding our precious Mother Earth. We pray more humans quickly adopt the compassionate vegan way of life so generations to come of all peoples and species will know an existence where peace and love reign.Please tune in for Supreme Master Television’s show on the “Enlightening Our Way Together” global digital program, at a later date.
2020-12-26 6586 vizionări
In today’s news, Supreme Master Ching Hai presents the Shining World Compassion Award to young British vegan chef and entrepreneur, study shows alarming loss of animal habitats, Australian engineers develop a robotic gripper inspired by elephants, Japanese government moves towards making plastic recycling mandatory, American graduate student climbs mountains for charity, Swedish startup installs vegan food vending machines across the capital, France provides funds to protect wildlife in Cameroon.In Shining World Compassion Award News from England… Omari McQueen is a 12-year-old award-winning vegan chef from London, United Kingdom and the CEO of Dipalicious, a food company that sells all-vegan dips, snacks, juice packs and seasonings. When Omari was just seven years old, he stepped up to help his father prepare family meals when his mother became unwell for a time. Omari then discovered veganism after he saw a video produced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). He immediately switched to a vegan lifestyle and started looking for ways to show other children how to make plant-based food choices. The award-winning entrepreneur has his own cookbook and his own TV show called “What’s Cooking, Omari?” on the children’s television channel CBBC.“To teach other kids how to become vegan? That’s not a challenge. All I have to do is like with my brother and my sister, Laquarn and Ciara, and they’re younger than me. And for me to get them to go vegan, I said that cow’s milk is pus, that they’re drinking cow’s pus. And then they stopped drinking cow’s milk and started drinking almond milk. And they wanted to become vegan like me, when I made them taste my vegan meals. It’s not really that hard to make someone become vegan.”When Omari’s vegan enthusiasm came to the attention of our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai, She cheerfully offered him the Shining World Compassion Award, “plus US$10,000 for his loving and kind endeavors, with gratitude and best wishes for continued success. May you and your loved ones be forever blessed in Divine grace.”Our Association members were pleased to present Omari the Award letter, crystalline plaque, and Master’s financial contribution, along with Her publications and DVDs.“Your influence cannot be underestimated. Speaking on high-profile media outlets, and with celebrities like Kevin Hart, children and adults alike pay attention to your message. You inspire people to look, listen and try. Thank you, Omari, you are our hero, here to help save the planet.”“What I’d like to say to Master Ching Hai is that She’s really inspiring, and I’d like to say thank You for the Award and the check. Thank You, Master Ching Hai, for this check and I really love it.”Omari’s parents also wished to express their thanks for the Award. “We’d like to say thank You so much for Your love and support for Omari. It has meant a lot to us. I’d like to thank You for giving us an opportunity to be able to give our child something that we couldn’t afford to do. Thank You.”Our jubilant congratulations, talented Omari McQueen and family! With all the best wishes, may your light of inspiration shine ever brightly to help more and more people be vegan and save our world.For the full presentation of the Shining World Compassion Award to Omari McQueen, please tune in to our Shining World Award program at a later date.Study finds alarming loss of species’ habitat. Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom found that the natural habitats of mammals, birds and amphibians have decreased by a global average of 18% as a result of the climate crisis and human land use. The researchers analyzed the geographical ranges of 16,919 animal species over the last 320 years and found that habitats shrank with increased greenhouse gas emissions altering the climate and large areas of natural vegetation being converted to farmland and cities. Projections showed that overall habitat loss could reach 23% by 2100, which in turn could cause species’ extinction. One of the solutions proposed was to encourage dietary shifts towards eating less meat. Our appreciation, University of Cambridge scientists, for these sobering findings and wise solution. In Heaven’s peace, may we all be vegan now to help preserve our cherished co-inhabitants’ existence.Up next, Australian engineers develop a robotic gripper inspired by elephants. We’ll just give thanks to the playwrights who weave creative stories for the stage that engage our thoughts and emotions. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more outstanding news.Hallo, nice friends, I’m Evan the vegan Martial Eagle. Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary? Embody compassion and adopt the vegan lifestyle. It is difficult to prevent mud stains from getting on the carpet of your car, especially during rainy season. To remove dried mud stains, start by vacuuming up as much dirt as possible or pressing packaging tape against it. Next, rub the stains away using the side of a raw potato that is cut. The potato contains enzymes that will assist in disintegrating the dirt. Let the area dry and then use a wet rag to scrub off the marks. Love you for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet for all humans and us all co-inhabitants. Thank you for watching. And now, the weather around the world.Engineers from Australia develop a robotic gripper inspired by elephants. Director of the University of New South Wales Medical Robotics Lab, Dr. Thanh Nhỏ Đỗ, and his team have derived inspiration from the elephant’s trunk to create a soft fabric robot that can coil around objects and hold them in a similar way. With the strength to lift items 220 times its own mass, the new device is itself lightweight, flexible and suitable for picking up delicate and odd-shaped items thanks to its high sensitivity. It can also operate in a confined space to pick up items such as a pencil from within a tube, giving it an advantage over stiffer conventional counterparts that are claw-shaped. Potentially, it could be used in human rescue efforts and as personal assistant devices. The new robotic gripper is expected to be commercially available within 12 to 16 months. What a great idea and accomplishment, Dr. Thanh Nhỏ Đỗ and team. May smarter designs such as these soon become widely available while reminding us to appreciate Divine Nature’s awesome abilities.Japanese government to make recycling mandatory. In 2018, the Japanese corporate sector generated approximately 4.62 million tons of plastic waste, which was about half of the amount of the whole nation, and most of which was incinerated. To address this problem, the government will be requesting large companies to recycle their plastic waste, with April 2022 proposed as the starting date. The enterprises will be required to separate plastics from other trash and transfer them to a recycling company. Although small firms will be exempted from the obligation, they will also be asked to improve recycling efforts. Japan, a Shining World Leadership Awards for Compassion, Animal Protection and Generosity laureate, has committed to decreasing 25% of its disposable plastic waste by 2030. A grateful round of applause, government of Japan. In Celestial benediction, may all nations join in solving the serious global plastic issue to protect precious lives and the Earth.American graduate student climbs mountains for charity. Brittney Woodrum, a Humanitarian Assistance Program graduate student at the University of Denver, scaled all 58 of Colorado State’s 14,000-feet peaks to raise awareness and funding for global disaster relief charity ShelterBox USA. Her mission has raised almost US$85,000, to be used to purchase emergency supplies such as food, water, building materials, mattresses and blankets for families who have lost their homes and are especially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. During the three-month project, Ms. Woodrum carried the nonprofit’s 6-kilogram green box containing essentials such as water, snacks and clothes, on her back. She remarked that when faced with challenges, including a snowstorm, the greater purpose of helping others through fundraising kept her going. A truly impressive feat, Brittney Woodrum. Heaven bless your kind dedication. Many thanks for your relief aid around the world, ShelterBox USA. May we always support brothers and sisters in times of need, in God’s love.Coming up, Swedish startup installs vegan food vending machines across the capital. We are going to take some time to appreciate Maqam, a time-honored vocal tradition from Iraq and a UNESCO-recognized Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. More encouraging news coming up on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Caring News for a Graceful World.Vegan food vending machines installed in Sweden. After successfully installing its first vegan vending machine in Stockholm, Sweden-based startup VEAT Foods, founded in 2019 by Andreas Karlsson, will arrange for at least 10 machines to be put in places such as office buildings and department stores across the capital city by the end of the year. VEAT also plans to expand their locations to public transport, hospitals and universities, as well as introduce the machines to other European capitals in 2021. The delicious, reasonably priced plant-based meals offered at the vending machine, that include wraps, salads, reheatable meals, beverages and snacks, will be prepared daily in VEAT’s kitchen with locally sourced ingredients. The company, which recently secured approximately €500,000 in pre-seed funding, has had their meals created by prominent Swedish chefs, with any unsold food given to charity. Congratulations, VEAT Foods, and thank you for your commitment to making yummy vegan food easier to access. In Divine support, may the diet of benevolence continue expanding worldwide.France supports the protection of wildlife in Cameroon. The French government recently donated €990,000 to the 68,200-hectare Deng-Deng National Park in the eastern part of Cameroon. The funds will be used to help the park preserve its rich biodiversity, in particular, the gorilla and chimpanzee residents who have been adversely affected by construction and poaching. A management and sustainable governance system will be created to develop endeavors including overseeing the transparency of income received from water fees of the Lom-Pangar dam-reservoir. Our heartfelt gratitude, France, for your caring spirit and generosity. May conscientious Cameroon be blessed to have great success in your wildlife-preserving efforts.Let the worries of the world melt away. Join us forthe joke of the day entitled, “Fundraising Activity.”Boy Scouts were out collecting bottles for a fundraising activity. One ambitious but a little bit nervous young man knocked on a door and a sour-faced lady came to the door.“What do you want, sonny?”“D-do you have any non-alcoholic beer bottles for the Boy Scouts, M-ma’am?”“Look here, young man, do I look like the kind of lady who would drink this kind of thing?”“S-sorry, Ma’am. W-what about vinegar bottles?”?!And now we have a heartline from Peggy in Australia: Hallo faithful Supreme Master TV team, I am so blessed and forever grateful to be able to watch such an enlightening channel every day. Thank you so much for putting in so much effort every day to make these programs for everybody to watch. I especially adore The Joke of the Day, Heartlines, and Noteworthy News. I am an English student, and I look forward to getting my degree. And thanks to Supreme Master TV, I am doing extra well in my studies. I will mention you on my graduation day. Thank you so sosososososososososososososo (I can't emphasize it any more) MUCH!!!!!! Please send my sweet and thoughtful words to the one and only Supreme Master. I love You so sosososososososososososososo MUCH!!!! I worship You from my heart every morning and every night and every day and every week and every month and every season and every year and every decade and possibly every century. ALL OUR VEGANS UNITE!!!!! ROCKING SIDE BY SIDE!!! WATCH OUR VEGANWORKS!! (my original motto made especially for Supreme Master TV) XXOO THANKS Peggy from AustraliaPassionate Peggy, We enjoyed reading your heartline! Thank you for expressing your thoughts so genuinely through your writing! We also love all the programs on Supreme Master Television and especially thank Supreme Master Ching Hai for making the channel possible for all viewers through Her tireless dedication and guidance. Please continue spreading positive energy wherever you go. We wish you much success in all your great future endeavors. May Heavens protect you and the strong people of Australia forevermore, Supreme Master TV teamP.S. Master says: “Enthusiastic Peggy, your words jump off the page with joy. I can feel your love and exuberance. Ask those in your community to pray for World Vegan on Thursdays and Sundays. This is how to help a vegan paradise to be created in your homeland and around the globe. God’s Grace to you and dream-filled Australia.”We welcome your heartlines, stories and or cute, loving animal clips. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartlineIt’s been a pleasure to have your company on Noteworthy News. May your life be graced with Heavenly wonders.
2020-12-26 442 vizionări
Lord Jesus Christ (vegetarian) Our Savior – From the Gospel of Luke (vegetarian) in the Holy Bible: Part 2 of 2
Lord Jesus Christ (vegetarian) Our Savior – From the Gospel of Luke (vegetarian) in the Holy Bible: Part 2 of 2
We will now continue with the reading from Chapter 7 in the Gospel of Luke of the Holy Bible. In these verses, we will learn about some of the miracles Lord Jesus performed while on His mission to spread the word of God.Jesus and John the Baptist “When the men came to Jesus, they said, ‘John the Baptist sent us to You to ask, “Are You the One Who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”’ At that very time, Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. So, He replied to the messengers, ‘Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.’” “After John’s messengers left, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear expensive clothes and indulge in luxury are in palaces. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the One about Whom it is written: “I will send My Messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way before You.” I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the One Who is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he.’”Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman “Then He turned toward the woman and said to Simon, ‘Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven - as her great love has shown. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.’ Then Jesus said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’ The other guests began to say among themselves, ‘Who is this Who even forgives sins?’ Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’”
Cuvinte ale înțelepciunii
2020-12-26 575 vizionări
Today, we visit New Zealand, one of the rare countries to receive many Shining World Awards. In 2006, the government of New Zealand was the recipient of the Shining World Leadership Award for Peace and in 2018, the Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion. In 2019, the New Zealand government also became a laureate of the Shining World Leadership Award for Earth Conservation, the Shining World Leadership Award for Earth Protection, the Shining World Leadership Award for Climate-Change Mitigation, and the Shining World Leadership Award for Earth Restoration, etc. New Zealand’s indigenous Māori title is “Aotearoa,” meaning “Land of the Long White Cloud.” The Māori name given to New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, means “our container of treasured things and people that spring from Mother Earth here in New Zealand.” Although New Zealand already had a national museum with roots that stretch back to the colonial period, it was decided that the newly constructed Te Papa Tongarewa Museum would create a lasting bond of unity between the Tangata Whenua, the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand, and Tangata Tiriti, the non-indigenous New Zealand people. The entire museum is considered a “waharoa,” or a traditional entrance way, that introduces visitors to a New Zealand rich in cultural and natural heritage. Visitors who arrive at the museum will be greeted with the view of a Rongomaraeroa Te Marae, a traditional, cultural, and spiritual meeting place of the local Iwi and the Māori community, complete with intricately carved waharoa. Uniting Māori and Pakeha, or non-indigenous cultures, is a central exhibition hall. One of the six founding principles upon which Te Papa Tongarewa was built on was the acknowledgment of “Mana Taonga,” the cultural treasure of the indigenous people of New Zealand. Communicating “deep truths about our people,” Mana Taonga reflects Māori knowledge, language, and customs.
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2020-12-26 467 vizionări
In our first 2 parts, polar bears Quinton, and his single dad Tangakwunu were captured by a fishing boat. They were sent to a zoo, where they met their caretaker, Kate, who is a vegan animal lover. In order for the public to realize the dire situation that the animals in slaughter houses are facing, they escaped and traveled to a slaughter house. What are they going to do next? "This event is really to raise public awareness about the impact of veganism on the climate crisis situation." "Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of time. More researchers are now saying that the Arctic ice could be gone entirely, not by 2050, but in four or five years. We are an inch away from the point of no return, and we desperately need the mighty influence of governments and the media to change the outcome. It is threatening our only home, the planet Earth, and we must save it for ourselves and our future generations." "The event held last week, ‘Be Veg, Go Green, 2 Save Our Planet’ has sparked demonstrations in major cities throughout the world, urging government leaders to take actions immediately to stop global warming. They are also demanding every government in the world to convene at the United Nations before it is too late." "During the 11th Emergency Special Session, all meals served will be vegan. A resolution has been approved and passed. That's more than two-thirds of all member nations." "Slaughtering and consuming flesh is unbecoming to human dignity. We must embrace a nobler way of living. I've witnessed what goes on inside a slaughterhouse. Some may say there is a humane way of slaughtering animals, but there is no such thing as a humane killing of ANY being. The word ‘humane’ cannot be accompanied with ‘killing’ or ‘slaughtering’. We animals have emotions, feel pain, and fear being killed. Dear Benevolent Humans, saving the animals will save yourself and our planet. Sincerely with love, Tangakwunu on behalf of your co-inhabitants."
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