In today’s news, European Union provides nutrition assistance to Malawi, United States researchers study asymptomatic COVID-19 case, engineers in Italy develop new self-cleaning desalination device, Australia approves the country’s biggest battery plant, American firefighters lauded for safely delivering a baby, Japanese company uses artificial intelligence to grow soybean sprouts for meat-like flavor, and UK charity uses technology to find forever homes for over 10,000 feline friends.European Union provides nutrition support to Malawi. The European Union has contributed €39 million to providing nutrition assistance and social support to vulnerable Malawian individuals in the wake of COVID-19. Of the total amount, €16 million will be allocated to the Afikepo school feeding program for 280,000 primary school students in the southern region, with most of the food supplied by local farmers. In addition, €23 million will be contributed to the National Social Cash Transfer Program, which will benefit thousands more than before, including 80,000 rural beneficiaries plus 27,000 urban households. The European Union is a Shining World Leadership Award for Peace recipient, and a Shining World Leadership Awards for Compassion, Unconditional World Care and True Caring laureate. Thank you, European Union, for reaching out a helping hand during this time of need. We pray for the peace and safety of the kind Malawian people, in God’s benevolence.Researchers discover COVID-19 asymptomatic person who was contagious for over two months. A team of doctors and researchers from the United States have discovered that a 71-year-old hospital patient in Washington State was shedding COVID-19 virus particles for up to 70 days even though she had no symptoms. The elderly woman also had leukemia and thus a compromised immune system, which is suspected to have caused her to be infected with COVID-19 for such a long duration. Before this case, it was thought that immunocompromised individuals with COVID-19 are infectious only up to 20 days. Thank you, researchers, for this finding. We pray that all citizens diligently follow social distancing, wear protective equipment, and practice abundant caution to protect human health.Up next, engineers in Italy develop new self-cleaning desalination device. Let us take a moment to thank the medical assistants who help to answer patients’ phone calls and schedule their appointments. When we return, more mind-soothing news ahead, here on Supreme Master Television!Good day, lively viewers, it’s Tammy the vegan Tigress. The secret to my happy life is that I’m vegan and I don’t harm others. What goes around, comes around, so let’s all be kind vegans – woohoo! I’ve got a safety tip for you today. If you have birds or any wild animals as companions, please be mindful of what you use to decorate your home. For example, scented candles can be toxic to your animal friends, especially birds, as they are extremely sensitive to any fumes. Also, the wicks in some older candles contain lead which is also poisonous if inhaled. Similarly, avoid having bowls of potpourri around the house, as some pets might mistake these fragrant mixtures as food. Love you for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet for all of us humans and all co-inhabitants alike. Thank you for watching, and here’s the weather around the world!Engineers develop new self-cleaning desalination device. A team from the Energy Department of the Politecnico di Torino in Italy, together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, have created a desalination device that can clean itself of salt residues, thus enabling efficient freshwater production over time. It was seen that an inter-molecular phenomenon known as the Marangoni effect could be used to effectively mix the liquids of different salt concentrations. This would then help to avoid the buildup of salt crystals in filters. The new technique could allow more long-lasting and efficient solar freshwater generators to be created. Our accolades to the engineers involved. In Divine blessings, may your discovery help to bring adequate fresh water to regions in need and thus improve many lives.Australia greenlights the country’s biggest battery project. The Victoria state government recently approved French renewable energy developer Neoen to construct the 300-megawatt Victorian Big Battery in Geelong city in collaboration with United States-headquartered electric vehicle and clean energy company Tesla. When the project is completed in 2021, it will help support the region’s renewable grid, protect residents from unexpected outages, and increase grid stability and capacity along the transmission lines that run between the states of Victoria and New South Wales. The construction of the new battery plant will also create over 85 jobs and help reduce residents’ power bills. The State of Victoria’s goal is to be 50% renewable by 2030. Congratulations, Victoria, Neoen and Tesla. With Heaven’s inspiration, may the world continue its zero emissions agenda which also must include the unanimous adoption of a green vegan lifestyle.American firefighters lauded as heroes for delivering baby. Donny Dwayne Hogan Jr. and his wife Patrice of El Sobrante, California, were expecting their baby to arrive in three days. But when Patrice went into labor and the birth was imminent, the family had to call emergency services. Thankfully, the firemen, who were stationed only three kilometers away, quickly arrived, in time to deliver a healthy boy using their medical training. Firefighter Manuel Gali said that though it was his first time to respond to such a call, he was prepared. The grateful family plans to stay in touch with the firefighters, giving them gifts when they returned to visit baby Donny Hogan III. We are so happy for little Donny’s safe arrival. Congratulations, Hogan family and bravo, heroic firefighters! May we honor first responders everywhere who lovingly take care of our communities, in Celestial love.Coming up, Japanese company uses artificial intelligence to grow soybean sprouts for meat-like flavor. We will pause for a moment to enjoy some lively classical waltz music, which mainly originated in Austria. You’re watching Noteworthy News on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News - Forward-thinking News for an Exceptional World.Japanese company uses artificial intelligence (AI) to sprout soybeans for meat-like flavor. Japan-based soybean processing company DAIZ has been using AI to sprout non-GMO soybeans in a specific way so they can be used to create tasty plant-based meat substitutes. Their system calculates millions of combinations of parameters, including carbon dioxide, oxygen, water, temperature and more, to increase umami and other flavors of the bean. This enables the resulting Miracle Meat to closely match the taste and texture of various animal-based meats without the need for additives. DAIZ’s plant-based Good Burger had nearly double the expected sales when it was introduced at the fast food chain Freshness Burger across Japan in August 2020. Fantastic news and many thanks, DAIZ. In Buddhas’ support, may your new Miracle Meat become a favorite as it helps to expand the horizons of ethical protein alternatives.United Kingdom animal charity uses innovative methods to help over 10,000 cats find forever homes. Cats Protection has rehomed over 10,800 cats since the launch of its “Hands-Free Homing” plan at the start of the country’s COVID-19 lockdown. The organization uses interactive video technology to match prospective adopters with cats in need, then brings the felines to their new homes. Claire and Paul McGinley, who adopted 12-year-old black-and-white cat Shane, said that he has brought joy and laughter into their lives. Speaking on the new initiative, Mike Elliott, Director of Field Operations at Cats Protection, said crossing the 10,000 landmark was “an achievement worth celebrating” and is a testament to the teamwork and dedication of their volunteers, staff, and fundraisers. Our gratitude and a big paws-up, Cats Protection! Wishing you many fun and happy times together, Shane, Claire and Paul McGinley. May all the precious loving cats be cherished and protected, in God’s embrace.And now we have a joke of the day to relax your mind. It’s called, “Life Lessons.” “So, Rebecca, at this stage in life, would you say you know what the important lessons in life are?”“Yes! Certainly, Gemma. I think there are two important lessons in life...”“What are the two important lessons in life?”“I can’t remember the first, but the second one is to write everything down!”And now we have a heartline from Yeo in Australia: Hi, Supreme Master Ching Hai, The Sunday You started praying for World Vegan, I also wanted to pray, but I usually sleep before 9 pm, but that night I dreamt of Supreme Master Ching Hai. My sister’s family are disciples of Yours. Yeo from AustraliaFriendly Yeo, Our gratitude for sending your interesting lines.Master has a reply for you: “Charming Yeo, I can feel your sincerity and thank you for supporting our vision for a vegan world in your heart. May God bless you, your loved ones and the intelligent Australian people with clear vision and compassion so that your colorful country may become a heavenly refuge full of peace and joy for humans as well as animals.”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 joy and harmony accompany your every moment.
2020-12-31 174 vizionări
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Welcome to our show, “The Future Is in Our Hands – The Year 2020 in Review.” What a year 2020 has been! It may forever be remembered as the year of COVID-19. As of December 2020, over 75.7 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the world. Pandemics have come and gone in the past, proving that we humans are a highly resilient species. However, the confluence of an insidious pandemic, a
Veganismul – felul nobil de a trăi
2020-12-31 548 vizionări
So that’s why the children must have the parents together who meditate, and who guide them and who watch them all the time. Because it is very difficult for children to survive in such a violent world without guidance. Even the teacher cannot always control it.Any complaints about food? (No.) I mean, I don’t mind if you tell me, so I can arrange something. No? We have a few foreigners here. Three or four. They can cook some salad. You know, very easy. Put in the machine, chop it, and then, “Everybody, OK, come. Feeding time.” We are all vegan. It’s easy to do. It’s really OK? Because I know not everybody likes Chinese food, even though it is very famous.But if you’re happy, you will eat anything. That’s the secret. When I was running around, having no business like this, I’d eat anything and it was always good. So good that I can’t believe it now that I cannot eat. It is a different taste now. I always feel a lingering nostalgia for the food. In the olden times when I had no business, when I was not taking charge of this job, I ate better. Now we have a lot of food. Food before was a little bit less, but it tasted better. Now, more food, tastes no good. Every day I eat maybe once, or twice or one and a half. And still I have to force myself. That’s it. End of food business. You have any questions? New ones? That you want to ask me? Otherwise… (No.) No? Really? Good. That’s good. I don’t like questions.The other day, I invited all the children. I do like questions sometimes. I must tell you. Intelligent questions, you know? It’s very good. Give me some kind of material so that I know what you need. Give me some clues as to what you need, then I can tell you. Because I don’t need anything, so I don’t know your needs. It’s very difficult for me to know your needs. I mean material-wise. I do know sometimes, but I can’t always put it into words. Whatever you say inside, then it will manifest itself without me doing anything. So you cannot say that I know anything. And then, but again you’ve seen me doing it inside, so I cannot always say that I don’t do anything. But truly, do without doing. I do but I don’t know anything.So if you need something, you don’t understand, you must tell me. I like intelligent questions. It helps you. It helps me to tell you, to talk to you. Otherwise, it’s very difficult for me to find the subject to talk. That’s why sometimes I have to read books, and to read sometimes newspapers, something like that, to see what the world people are really swimming in, then I can explain somehow. But I’m fed up with newspapers and books sometimes. You can’t just read all day long. It’s tiring. But I don’t like questions when it’s nonsense.The other day I invited all the children up, you remember? (Yeah.) Yesterday. And I said, “You meditate well?” “Yes.” “Do you have any questions?” “Yes.” Some of them asked me. First one: “Master, did You make the vegan cake Yourself?” I said, “No.” And later: “Master, do You make the jewelry Yourself?” I said, “No, not this one.” I can’t tell lies. I made some down there but not this one. These are fake. So, they asked later, another very important question: “Master, the clothes You wear, did You make it Yourself?” Oh! Very good for me. One question I can say, “Yes, I did it, I did it.” So both of us are very happy because I can’t sit there and say no, no, and disappoint them. Because they think I am omnipresent, omnipotent, and I can do anything and everything I do. Because the parents keep telling them, “Master can do anything.” Even make cakes for you in a dream, something like that. So, they keep asking me all these kinds of questions.And sometimes it is not good to tell the children like this. Right? You have to specify something, like Master can do everything when necessary. When it’s really necessary for you. Otherwise, they come and ask everything. “Do You make the cloth?” “Do You make the cups?” You know, that kind of things. And also, some people when you tell your children, make sure you tell them in a logical and truthful way. Don’t exaggerate things, just for your own sake.Like some people threaten their children like, “If you don’t do this and that, Master will come and spank you right now.” And of course Master doesn’t come and doesn’t spank him. So next time he would not believe. I mean not believe in the parents, or perhaps he will not believe in the Master. Both are no good. Or sometimes they make a promise like, look here, if you are very brave, if you’re good, if you’re quiet, then Master will come and take you to such and such paradise. You go to sleep now, Master will take you. The child is very excited, expecting, and goes to sleep. And the next morning he says, “Master didn’t take me anywhere.” And again, again. So when they come here on Sunday, they say, “Master, why didn’t You take me to such and such a place?”I say, “I didn’t say I would take you.” They say, “Mama said that You would take me if I go to sleep.” I say, “What mama says is different. I didn’t say anything.” So I have to say... I have to change it a little bit. I say, “What your mama means is if you go to sleep early and if you’re good, behaving well, maybe one day Master will take you.” You have to say maybe, because maybe not. You never know how big her wisdom eye is. Maybe it’s still closed.When they are children, it doesn’t mean they are completely innocent and clean of karma. So that’s why you’ve seen a lot of what you call “Les Enfants Terribles,” “terrible children” around. That happens. Especially nowadays when television, newspapers and books, bookstores are full of criminal violence records and pictures and news. And they’re always available to children without even any cost, at the library and all that. You can go and read newspapers. You can read the discarded ones. And then television, the children can turn on themselves and then know everything. That’s why nowadays we have teenage gangs, which is a big headache in America, and also in some other places. Children sometimes point guns at parents and all that kind of things, just because they learned bad things from the society. Oh, that’s terrible.And sometimes our children, after initiation, they go outside and they swap, even sometimes meat, with other children. They don’t even know what’s wrong from right sometimes. So that’s why the children must have the parents together who meditate, and who guide them and who watch them all the time. Because it is very difficult for children to survive in such a violent world without guidance. Even the teacher cannot always control it. Because they come to school for a few hours, just teach, teach, teach, and then they go. After that they’re free. And their parents are busy. What a world! What a world! It’s even difficult for children to survive.And then, therefore, the children today are not the children of yesterday. And also, some children brought with them a lot of bad impressions from the previous life that have not yet completely shut off or cleared away. So many children, they’re bad from birth. You know that? Even some of the newspapers have printed bad news of a three-year-old boy who killed his sister of six-months. He picked her up and just banged her until she’s dead. And then when the police asked him what he had done. He picked the doll and did the same thing and said, “Dead, that’s it, dead.” He hated the child. Three years old only, already had hatred for the sister. He did it again to demonstrate how he did it. And he said, “Dead, that’s it.” No remorse. Nothing. With such expressions of violence.And we can’t just always say children don’t know anything. You have seen many children are very, very intelligent, right? Some are geniuses, four years old, like Mozart or other scientific geniuses of this world. Lately one Indian boy, I can’t remember the name; he’s 17 years old. And he was the youngest ever person who entered college. You know that news? (A kind of doctor.) Yes, for medical… (Medicine.) 17 years only. Very bright. And I think the youngest one for medical this year or for a long time. I can’t remember clearly, but I just remember he’s very young, and a genius. Yes. Admitted genius. He’s an Indian boy.So, you can’t say that people get older and they get affected by the society all the time. In many cases, yes. But not all cases are like that. Is that not so? So actually, children are not always as innocent as we want them to be. That’s why many parents have headaches and teachers have problems too. And they are very quiet in front of the parents. but behind that they play hell. Something like that. So, parents sometimes don’t know. I know one or two like that. Sometimes in front of me… I know a girl, very small, six or seven. In front of me, I never knew that she’s bad. But behind she made all kinds of trouble for anybody. And so much, she played so well that I didn’t believe all these people until I found out myself. It took a long time. Nearly a year. She could even fool me. Six years old only. She fooled me from six years until nearly seven. That’s a long time for me. But of course, I am busy. I don’t always check up and I don’t see her often so I don’t know that much.Children are not always innocent. Therefore, what I mean is that even the children might not always see the Master. We thought the children are very pure. Most of them are pure, yes. But not all. Not all of them descended directly from Heaven. Some of them ascended from a lower place, from a lower plane of existence. In that case, their memories, their reactions, their karma are entirely different from the ordinary children or from the higher dimensional children. That’s why not all the children can see the Master that easily. Even though many children do. So, if you promise that child that the Master will come after he/she sleeps, I can’t guarantee it. Make sure whatever you say is logical, and then it will happen to the children. Otherwise you say, “Perhaps.” “I think so, but I don’t know.” “I am not sure.” Otherwise, children will lose trust in you and then lose trust in the Master as well. It’s not good for the children.All right. That’s it. I think you’ve seen me enough. I’ll see you tomorrow. I make sure I come every day. At least. All right? Before, I used to come and see the newcomers every time they come. But I think I will just come here and see them. And then like that the old also can see me. That is more convenient, since I came once anyhow, so... But the trouble is when I come to see you, you expect me to say something. I cannot always say something. (No.) No, huh? I just sit here and look like this. So, I will see you around. I don’t really want you to go. But we’re just like this, I’m very shy. I can’t just sit here forever. What can I do?What else can I do? You suggest. (Stay there for a while, Master.) Stay there for a while? Oh, my God. I’m very shy, you don’t know. Well, then tell me something. (Sing a song.) Sing a song? You heard all of my songs already. (Can You meditate with us?) Meditate with you. No, not today. Well, another day. You’ve already finished. Sometimes I’ll come and meditate with you. Not every day. All right? You’ve done your job and you deserve to go to sleep. Not always every day is the same. It will be too boring, too routine …for me. Yes, of course. I am not an imitation bird. I can’t just sing when you turn on the clock. I can’t do that. I must survive. I must survive in order to serve you. If I force myself too much, I will have no more inspiration, and I drop dead. You understand? (Yes.) Because of you, I have to be flexible. Not because of myself only. Because of you. You understand that? Understand? (Yes.) All right. Anyhow, maybe I will think of something else to amuse you, but I think you are amused enough here, no? No need to sing songs and all that. We’re not a night club here.You see, it’s always different. You find yourself something to do or to read. But you, I don’t think you want to read here. Do you? You can read at home. No? You want to read something? (We have magazines.) You want to read Chinese, for example? We have a lot of Chinese books here. We have English books, too. You want to read something? (No.) Should I buy some magazines? (No. No magazines.) Or do you need news magazines? You have some news now? What do you like most now, at the moment? (Your picture.) What picture? Oh, my picture. That you have anywhere. I mean the inside. What is the most popular topic? (“Master Says.”) “Master Says.” What else? (Stories.) Stories. This time, what do they have the best there? What is the best? You haven’t read it yet? (We don’t have it yet.) You don’t have it yet? (It just came out.) Anybody read it already?(Yes. It’s about You telling the secrets of the pyramids.) Pyramids, you like that best? (Yes.) Anyone else like something else? (“You May Not Know.”) “You May Not Know?” (Yes.) What is it this time? (You drove to Monte Carlo.) (Yea, yeah, Monte Carlo.) Monte Carlo? That’s supposed to be a secret that you may not know? Sure if you were not there, you may not know. So, anything else that you like in there? Something that you really like... (Aphorisms.) Aphorisms? (Yes, a small...) A small sentence. If they translate it well, then it’s good. What else? No? That’s it?(The magazine every month is getting better and better, and well-organized.) Better every month? Sure. Everything is better with experience, like everything else. And better translators, perhaps. More on time. With me kicking behind their back. Pushing behind. Before, they used to take a longer time. Now I think we have maybe more fellow practitioners, and people who practice more, and they’re more mature. And their sacrifice spirit is becoming higher. They are more willing to do things, you see. With more loving and more willingness. So, things are better. Of course. We mature with time.
Între Maestră şi discipoli
2020-12-31 864 vizionări
On the eve of Christmas honoring the holy birth of the Worshipped enlightened Master Lord Jesus Christ, our Most Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai shared a heart-to-heart message for the world about the true meaning of this widely cherished time of year. The following are some of the highlights:My love to you, in the name of Jesus and in the name of God Almighty. It is Christmas again, one more year, so fast. And what a year we had.Today, many people celebrate Christmas, inside their house or with their friends or with groups or by Zooming. Many people don’t. Many people cannot afford. I do not celebrate Christmas. I send things to let my team workers celebrate, but I myself don’t celebrate anything. I’m just here today to remind you of the spirit of Christmas. It’s not just all about ourselves, that we have a big party, chopping down millions of young trees, killing millions of animals, turkeys – the innocent ones. They wanted to live. They wanted to enjoy life. They wanted also to celebrate Christmas in their heart. But we just cut short their life, snuff the life out of them without thinking twice. I don’t want to cry now. I think about that. Think about that. We don’t have to kill the turkeys to celebrate Christ’s birthday. He never ate any animal product. He was vegetarian. He was from the Essene lineage and they have been vegetarian all the time. So, if we celebrate Christ’s birthday, Christmas, we should remember all this. His teaching is important. If we say we are a follower of Jesus, then we should remember the Lord’s core teaching – that is compassion, love for all beings.Our world suffered a lot already. And now we have this pandemic. And it’s not the end of it yet. It’s not done yet. It keeps spreading around and developing more – more strains, more variants – so that the scientists and doctors are still worried whether or not the new-found vaccine will be effective.My heart has been feeling pain, a lot of pain. I cannot cry enough for humanity. I cannot tell you enough how I feel.In this world, nobody ever had to go hungry. We can give them financial assistance so they can start their own business. We can give them land, whoever needs land, to cultivate vegan food. We can change all these animal farms into organic vegan farms. The structure is already there, just change something. The land is already there. The employees are already there. Everyone can change into an organic vegan farm anytime.I remember when I was in Europe; I can’t remember where I was though. I was in a hotel waiting to go somewhere, and I happened to read a newspaper from England. It told a story of a boy in Africa somewhere, that all he needs is just £30. Then he can take care of his whole family, meaning he can cultivate the land. He can have enough money to buy seeds to cultivate his land or some equipment for farming. That’s all he needs. So, I sent him a check of £100, or more than that, I can’t remember. What I mean is, it doesn’t take much for people to take care of themselves. And it’s a pity that these hardworking people, sincere people, still need to be hungry because they don’t have the means to take care of themselves.Meanwhile, we, in big societies, have too much, too much! We waste it on anything at all, and buying drugs and all kinds of toxins, and call that pleasure. We spoil ourselves with many things that are really unnecessary. The more we want, the more we are dependent, and then we just get worse and worse, physically, mentally and spiritually as well. That’s a pity.Jesus has died for us and we have not made use much of His teaching. His teaching is not just material things, not just material lecture, because what He said, other Masters have said already before also, more or less, before Him or after Him. What He gave is something not spoken by humans’ language. Many Masters used that to teach and uplift Their disciples. Jesus did that as well.At the time of Jesus baptizing, people already could see the Kingdom of God, a glimpse of it. Nowadays we still can, if we have a good Guide, good Teacher, good Master, who knows how to help us to open the Kingdom of God for us to see.I just want to remind you of the spirit of Christmas. If you really worship Jesus Christ, you have to follow Him by His teaching. Even if you’re not enlightened yet, you must do what you can physically to help each other and to stop all the killing, stop all the wars – stop all the war with humans, stop all the war with animals. Then Heavens will be more lenient with us and we will not suffer pandemics or any other disaster again. That is the most urgent thing to do. And for enlightenment, you have to seek a Guide, a Master, Teacher, truly, the one who can lift you out of this world and the next. Because the lower Heavens are just only the beginning. There are better places for us to exist.And the New Year’s coming, we should start a new style of life: be vegan, be kind, be generous, be good to others around us. All right. Thank you very much, and I wish you the best. May God bless us all until we change for the better. We have to change for the better. Christmas and New Year, make a promise to yourself and to God that you will change for the better: more benevolent, more compassionate, more considerate for all beings on this planet. Amen.At this special time of year, we remember the great love and sacrifice of Lord Jesus Christ and all the spiritual Masters, past and present, who have graced this planet. Our deep gratitude to Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her earnest message as a true Friend who offers Her loving guidance while shedding ceaseless tears for our erring human race. In Heavens’ mercy, may we heed Master’s profound counsel and make new resolutions to lead a compassionate, vegan life, thus truly helping one another and ourselves.For the full rebroadcast of this live message from Supreme Master Ching Hai with multi-language subtitles, please tune in to Words of Wisdom on Monday and Tuesday, January 4 and 5, 2021.
2020-12-30 6395 vizionări
In today’s news, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai presents Shining World Compassion Award to United States miniature horse rescue charity, Japanese researchers discover Earth closer to galactic center than previously believed, engineers develop next-generation reinforced concrete with 3D printing, European partnership to construct low-cost houses in Africa from recycled plastic, social activist in India helps disabled during COVID-19 lockdown, survey reveals almost 10% of Tel Aviv, Israel residents are either vegan or vegetarian, and ground-dwelling parrot named New Zealand’s Bird of the Year.In Shining World Compassion Award News from the United States … It all began when Alex Granato and his partner Josh Dolan of Florida, USA, spotted a single small horse standing out in a field. Upon further investigation, they discovered dozens more, all similarly alone and uncared for. Alex and Josh rescued and adopted the first horse, a miniature they named Peeps. They also saved and were able to find homes for many of the other dwarf and miniature horses. Soon after, Alex and Josh established the Peeps Foundation, dedicated to serving dwarf and miniature horses in need. With more than 600 horses rescued so far, the Peeps Foundation not only finds homes for healthy equines but also provides a permanent sanctuary for others, especially dwarf horses that need specialized care.“Even though they’re small and look like a dog, and they’re fun to play with, they really need even more intense care than a regular 1,500-pound (680 kg) horse. Their feet are a constant issue when they’re that small of a size. They have regular size miniature horse organs but in a much smaller, compact body cavity. So, the weight of that and the compaction of the organs can cause a lot of intestinal or digestion issues. So, what Josh really focuses on is the feet and the proper care so they can get straighter joints, and the whole Foundation, a lot of the people that help us day to day, is focused on their diet and their general care so that they’re having the best, healthiest life they can have.” Upon hearing of the loving work of this horse rescue organization, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai graciously offered the Shining World Compassion Award, “plus US$20,000 with lots of love, hugs and gratitude,” and further stated, “May all involved live a long, happy life by God’s Blessing. May the beings you rescue enjoy care, love and dignity for the rest of their life, in God’s Love.”Our Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association members in Orlando, Florida, USA, were pleased to present the Award letter, crystalline plaque, Master’s financial gift, as well as Her publications and DVDs to the Peeps Foundation.“This award is presented in recognition of your Foundation’s unique mission to help neglected mini horses, especially those with dwarfism, by finding them forever loving homes. Your act of kindness reverberated throughout the industry, nurturing empathy for all creatures great and small, thereby creating a kinder world for all of the world’s co-inhabitants.”“Thank you so much. I can’t even express how much this means to us and how much this is going to help sponsor and help us get new forever homes for so many more animals.”“I just wanted to say, again, from myself and Josh Dolan and all of our animals here at the Peeps Foundation to Supreme Master Ching Hai – we are so grateful and so thankful for Your recognition and Your donation and can’t wait to put it to good use helping these animals.”Our joyful congratulations, Alex Granato, Josh Dolan, and the devoted team at the Peeps Foundation. May your work continue to bring comfort and hope to horses in need as we are inspired to love and care for all of the remarkable animal co-inhabitants that share our Earthly home.For the full presentation of the Shining World Compassion Award to the Peeps Foundation, please tune in to our Shining World Awards program at a later date.Earth 2,000 light-years closer to galaxy’s center than previously thought. Using four radio telescopes at various locations across Japan, Japanese astronomers with the VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry) project have determined that we are approximately 25,800 light-years away from the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s center. Additionally, they found the Earth and sun are traveling 227 kilometers per second around the center, seven kilometers per second faster than calculated before. These newly announced figures were possible because VERA’s data from over the last two decades enabled the building of a more accurate model of the Milky Way and our position within it. Thank you, VERA scientists, for this valuable information that better puts our place in the galaxy into perspective. May your ongoing studies continue to reveal more fascinating details about the expansive universe of which we are a part, in Celestial unity.Up next, engineers develop next-generation concrete with the help of 3D printing. We’ll pause a moment to thank the taxi drivers who courteously and safely take passengers to their destinations with a smile. We’ll be right back with more conducive news on Supreme Master Television.Hi, energetic friends, I am Danny the vegan Desert Rain Frog! My friends say that I uplift the energy and mood wherever I go. That’s because I am a happy vegan. Brighten up your surroundings by going vegan too! Paint may splatter on glass, and you can easily scratch the surface while trying to get rid of it. An effective cleaning method is to use dish soap and a safety razor blade. First, mix the soap in warm water until bubbles appear. Then, use a rag or sponge to soak the window with the solution. Cautiously scrape the paint away using the blade held at a 45-degree angle. Make sure the glass is wet at all times to prevent scratches. Thank you for your attention and love you so much for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet thus save the world! Now, the weather around the globe.Engineers develop low-carbon, high-strength concrete with 3D-printing technology. University of California, Berkeley, USA researchers have achieved a significant milestone in reinforcing concrete by embedding 3D-printed octet polymer lattices into the material. The lattices replace the commonly used steel rebar and make the substance four times stronger than traditional concrete while avoiding cracks that can develop with the conventional formulation. Producing concrete generates 7-9% of the world’s carbon dioxide releases, and the lattices can take up to a third of the concrete mixture, thus potentially lessening the carbon output during manufacturing. It is also possible to produce the polymer from recycled plastics, which would reduce CO2 emissions even more. What a great achievement, University of California, Berkeley scientists, as your next-generation concrete is eco-friendly and could lead to more durable buildings and structures. May construction become greener and more sustainable in the years ahead for our beautiful Earth’s health, in God’s beneficence.European partnership to build prefabricated houses in Africa from recycled plastic. In collaboration with United Nations (UN)-Habitat, a project involving Norwegian startup Othalo, Belgian architect Julien De Smedt and Norwegian entrepreneur Silje Vallestad will construct inexpensive homes from recycled plastic for people in sub-Saharan Africa. Their method can create a range of modular residences, and the current 60 square meter version will use about 7.2 metric tons of plastic. The patented building technology will help remove millions of metric tons of waste from the environment while also providing comfortable housing. Mass-production is expected to begin in early 2022 with plans to also construct schools, hospitals, cold storage units, refugee centers and more. Our gratitude, Othalo, Julien De Smedt, Silje Vallestad, UN-Habitat, and all others involved, in this fantastic initiative. May your endeavor be blessed with boundless Divine assistance, as you make our world a better place.Social activist adopts underprivileged Indian households during COVID-19 lockdown. Hari Krishnan of Chennai in India’s Tamil Nadu state regularly delivers monthly food rations containing vegetables, spices, rice, sugar, and salt to 254 disadvantaged families, most with a disabled member, living in six cities within the state. Mr. Krishnan has used all of his savings for the project that especially focuses on individuals with disabilities. His altruism inspired others to adopt 133 additional families. Due to his efforts, city authorities appointed Mr. Krishnan to coordinate 47 volunteers in five zones of Chennai. The team was allotted about 25,000 kilograms of food relief kits to distribute to migrants and indigent families. He has stated his charitable work gives him “immense joy that I cannot explain.” Hari Krishnan, God bless you! Our accolades and appreciation are accompanied by our prayers that people in India and worldwide remain safe during the pandemic, in Heaven’s watchful gaze.Coming up, almost 10%of population in Tel Aviv, Israel, eats vegetarian or vegan. We’ll spend some time now to read about past enlightened Masters and think about their invaluable teachings on virtuous living. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more motivating news. Welcome back to Noteworthy News - Gladdening News for a Brighter World.New survey shows nearly 10% of Tel Aviv, Israel residents follow vegan or vegetarian lifestyles. Research by Tel Aviv Global & Tourism, a municipal department, shows that 4.3% of the city’s residents are vegan and 4.5% are vegetarian. It was also discovered that of the 450,000 people that live there, almost half eat a vegan meal at least twice a week, and 37% have reduced their meat consumption within the last year. Factors influencing dietary choice cited by survey participants included health and animal well-being concerns as well as cost and taste. The picturesque city has 40 vegan restaurants, 44 vegetarian ones and 171 that are plant-based friendly. Wonderful news, Tel Aviv, on the rising popularity of veganism in your delightful city. May the Israeli people be blessed for choosing the compassionate path as they fully convert to the win-win vegan way, in Divine grace.Ground-dwelling parrot named New Zealand’s Bird of the Year. The gorgeous kākāpō has been chosen the winner of an annual competition held by the New Zealand conservation organization Forest & Bird. The goal is to increase awareness regarding the nation’s native species and unique environment. With 55,000 people voting, the lovely moss-green parrot is the only bird to have received the honor twice since the contest originated in 2005. The nocturnal, critically-endangered kākāpō can live for around 60 years and is considered to be the heaviest parrot species. Fortunately, the charming being’s numbers have risen from 50 in the 1990s to a current 213 individuals as a result of preservation efforts. Kudos to the lovely kākāpō for the win and hats off to all human and avian participants! May we cherish all animal co-inhabitants who grace our planet with their special and loving presence, in God’s radiance.Laughter is an instant vacation. Let’s take a short trip and laugh together with our joke of the day entitled “A Way of Improvement.”Eager to improve himself, a disciple asked his Master for advice.“Master, how do I identify my imperfections?”“It’s easy. Just point out one of your wife’s imperfections and tell her to correct it. Then, she will help you pinpoint all of your imperfections along with your family’s and friends’ ones as well.”And now we have a heartline from Thiên Ngân in Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam: Dear Supreme Master Ching Hai, My name is Thiên Ngân. I am 8 years old now and in 3rd grade. When I saw the animals being killed, I was so sad, because the animals were suffering a painful death, and I am so heartbroken. We will help You to make World Vegan, World Peace and make the world as beautiful as before; there will be no more diseases and disasters. God will forgive us. Nature will forgive us, and all the beautiful things will come to us. And God will bless us. May God bless You. Thiên Ngân from Âu Lạc (Vietnam)Dearest Thiên Ngân, Our appreciation for your heart-filled and positive message!Master has a reply for you: “Loving Thiên Ngân, thank you for being such a good girl. If the world has warm-hearted children like you, and the adults also have your enlightened mindset, it will surely be saved. Lots of love to you and brilliant Âu Lạc (Vietnam).”We welcome your heartlines, stories and or cute, loving animal clips. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartlineThanking you for spending time with us on Noteworthy News. May your days be graced with the light of Heaven.
2020-12-30 201 vizionări
The 19th-century Russian esotericist Helena Petrovna von Hahn, more popularly known as Madame Blavatsky or H.P.B., came from a noble family in Ukraine. As a child, Madame Blavatsky would often have visions and displayed clairvoyance as well as other metaphysical phenomena. Years later, she traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East studying under various teachers and Sufi saints. While in London, United Kingdom, she met one special teacher, an Indian yogi named Master Morya, who later directed her to go to New York in the United States. Once there, she founded the Theosophical Society in 1875 with other like-minded individuals. Madame Blavatsky wrote several important books on Theosophy, including “Isis Unveiled,” “The Secret Doctrine,” “The Key to Theosophy,” and “The Voice of the Silence.” “The Secret Doctrine” explains the origin and evolution of the universe and of humanity through an account of "Root Races" dating back millions of years. Although the writer of “The Secret Doctrine,” Madame Blavatsky often expressed that she was only the compiler of ancient wisdom that was passed on to her. The true authors of the work were her teachers, the Mahatmas, or Great Souls, who were the guardians of the Secret Wisdom of the ages. We will now share with you “From the Secret Doctrine: Cosmogenesis – The Seven Creations.”“The Seven Creations are found in almost every Purana. They are all preceded by what Wilson translates as the ‘Indiscrete Principle,’ Absolute Spirit, independent of any relation with objects of sense. They are: (1) Mahattattva, the Universal Soul, Infinite Intellect, or Divine Mind; (2) Tanmâtras, Bhûta or Bhûtasarga, Elemental Creation the first differentiation of Universal Indiscrete Substance; (3) Indriya or Aindriyaka, Organic Evolution. ‘These three were the Prâkrita Creations, the developments of indiscrete nature, preceded by the Indiscrete Principle’; (4) Mukhya, ‘the Fundamental Creation (of perceptible things) was that of inanimate bodies’; (5) Tairyagyonya or Tiryaksrotas, was that of animals; (6) Ûrdhvasrotas, or that of divinities; (7) Arvâksrotas, was that of man. This is the order given in the exoteric texts. According to esoteric teaching, there are seven Primary, and seven Secondary ‘Creations’; the former being the Forces self-evolving from the one causeless Force; the latter showing the manifested Universe emanating from the already differentiated divine Elements.”
Cuvinte ale înțelepciunii
2020-12-30 338 vizionări
Located in the Mediterranean Sea, about 160 kilometers south of the Greek mainland, Crete is endowed with mild temperatures, beautiful natural attractions, and an ancient history and culture. Its land mass is made up of varied terrain, ranging from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. Mount Ida is the tallest peak in this range, and is home to the Ideon Cave, the birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. Crete consists of four regional units: Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, and Lasithi. Two key landmarks in the capital city of Heraklion are the important Cretan monuments, the Knossos Palace built around 2,000 BC, home of King Minos and his mythical Labyrinth and the Phaistos Palace, built around 1,700 BC above the ruins of an older palace. The Old Town is known for its fairytale atmosphere, featuring the Koules Fortress and ancient defensive wall. The region of Chania on the western side of Crete, which contains the impressive White Mountains (“Lefka Ori” in Greek), has Samariá Gorge National Park occupying the largest part of its area and is home to the precious Cretan Wild Goat. Located between the White Mountains and Mount Psiloritis (also called “Ida”) is Crete’s smallest prefecture, Rethymno, which features gorgeous mountainscape, marvelous beaches, legendary caves, historic monasteries and monuments, traditional mountain villages, and mesmerizing Cretan lyra music. The Lasithi region is less mountainous and is located in the easternmost section of Crete. Key features of the region are the fabled palm tree forest of Vaï, the Gulf of Mirabello, the windmills on the Plateau of Lassithi, beaches with crystalline water, and beautiful cities. Cretans are nature lovers, so the island has many areas that are environmentally protected to preserve habitats and landscape diversity. Due to its amazing scenery, history, legends, local art and culture, Crete will impress you with its endless charms. We pray that the island will continue to develop and prosper in peace and harmony in God’s loving grace.
Urme culturale în jurul lumii
2020-12-30 237 vizionări
People produce about 311 million tons of plastics every year. We use so many different types of disposable plastics, which mostly find their way into the oceans. This ends up as tons of pollution which stays in our oceans and will be consumed by sea animals and other living creatures. Fortunately, there have been individuals and organizations who work tirelessly to help ameliorate this increasingly serious environmental problem. A company from Chile has developed Solubag, which works just as well as the traditional plastic bag, but does not contain any harmful chemicals.We are lucky to have an exclusive interview with Mr. Roberto Astete and Mr. Cristian Oilivares, the two co-founders of the company. “SoluBag started from a detergent we started to develop, and through time we realized that the detergent was not the best idea and we changed into developing a bag.” “However, our material is not plastic, we do not have any plastic traceability within the process. It's a material that simulates plastic and that has led to be a very easy replacement to use. The other thing that stands out as a product is that there is no technology in which anyone could destroy the plastic bag directly in their house.”During the interview, they showed us some of their products that are available in markets: t-shirt bags, sheet detergent and cloth bags. All are made from their eco-friendly materials. Upon learning of this amazing innovation, our beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai joyfully presented the Shining World Invention Award to Solubag, “plus US$10,000 toward this environment-protecting project. May Heavens bless you.”“We want to thank you for looking at our invention and for the support that we as a start-up are so in need, that people like Her notice us and can support us to continue growing and to develop this type of technology. That is to say, it was a blessing for us to have received these funds because we were just at a stage where we needed the funds very urgently to be able to patent this worldwide.”
Premiile Lumii Strălucitoare
2020-12-30 393 vizionări
Anybody has become a Buddha? Why are you laughing? Buddha business is very serious. It’s no joke. No, you haven’t become Buddha yet? Take so long? What? (Not everything...) Not yet? What? (Everybody is a Buddha.) Everybody is a Buddha? “Āmítuófó.”All right. OK, what do you want? Working Master. Welcome. Who’s new one? Newcomer? Really? Very new? Brand new? What is the purpose of your coming here? Oh, I’m sorry. Really, a working Master is like this. You see the work going on? (Yes.) So, I’m the most busy boss in Miaoli. Good that I can see you sometimes, cheer me up. If I’m only working labor camp, you know labor camp? Then I’d go crazy. Any news? Any question? Good news, bad news? No news? So, all have a good look and then I’ll go work again. It’s OK to be busy.You all right? Not too much disturbed by the work? (No.) No? Really? Sometimes? What? What’s that? (Everybody says it’s always too noisy.) Too noisy? (I think it’s OK.) No. Who said it’s too noisy, raise your hand? You mean you disturb the workers? You’re too noisy, is that right? You come here, no need to stand. There are places here. Come here. The standing ovation come over here. I don’t need your standing ovation. Just come over. I’m just a working staff, one of. Well, every time you come, there will be… Yeah, sit here, there are places. In front here, around here. I can’t stand it that you stand. Come here, yogi. Come up, here. There are places, anywhere.Oh, what’s wrong? You don’t tell me you work too hard? (A big rock just dropped on my feet.) You dropped the rock? (No, I…) Did you kick the rock? Sit anywhere. It’s all right. Or sit there. Just all right. So, you mean you hurt the rock? And it hit back at you or what? What happened? You practice… (We were loading rocks and the rocks dropped on me.) The rock can drop on your feet by itself? That’s rock magic. It’s on the rock. But it didn’t hurt so much? You’re OK? (I’m OK.) Did it break or anything? (I think I broke a bone.) Broke the bones? (Yeah.) Oh! And that’s all they gave you? (Yeah.) Who gave you? Who? (A Chinese lady.) Chinese lady is not good enough. I will ask a doctor to come and look at you. OK? (OK.) Maybe we will take you for an X-ray tomorrow and then they put a cast on it. It’s better. You don’t run to Olympic game tonight, all right? (Thank You.) You’re welcome.Is Chen or Hong around? Later, when I finish talking, go find Dr. Chen. It’s Dr. Chen, not Tong. (OK.) Ask him to take a look at this person and see if his bone is broken. If it is, he will need to go to the hospital for an X-ray tomorrow. (OK.) Please take good care of him. Understand? (Yes.) Maybe go to the hospital today. (OK.) May need to take him there today. (Yes.) I said maybe tonight, if necessary, we have to go and take you to the hospital. You don’t stay there, I guess. No? (No.) You like to stay there, better? (I’ll stay here.) No work, no work. Good excuse to just lay in bed and many beautiful nurses run around you. Good vision. Even if you meditate, you can’t see that much. You consider my offer. Don’t tell me that I don’t do anything for you. Anybody else with broken... spirit or something?It’s OK. All of you, all right? (Yes.) When I see you here, I feel a little bit guilty that I haven’t seen you earlier. Because I saw you were very happy and welcoming when I come, like a big movie star. But when I work, sometimes I forget. You know I’m very forgetful. Do you know that? You remember in Australia? In the middle of the lecture tour? I forgot all about the lecture tour. I came about two hours late. And, last night, just because we talked about that yesterday, last night. And one of our disciples reminded me that “You did that also in Seoul in Korea.” I said, “When? I didn’t do that.” She said, “Yes. Yes, You did.” Because, it was an afternoon lecture, something like that, and I was very tired. I said “OK, let me have a little rest.” So, I rested for around three hours. She said the lecture was supposed to be at two o’clock. I showed up at four. I said, “You didn’t call me. Why didn’t you call me?” She said, “Everybody walked up and down, but saw You snoring.”Oh! How embarrassing. I didn’t know if I snored or not. I was sleeping. How do I know? I said I needed a rest. You know, I’m very tired. Or when I rest, I rest. I don’t mess about. And people asked me, “Master, how can You sleep? You know, at such a time. Other master, before the lecture time, they couldn’t sleep for many nights.” For fear of Saturday night fever, you know? Fear of the limelight fever, they call it. At least they couldn’t sleep for one night, before the lecture night. “How can You always sleep like that?” I said, “I don’t know. When you’re too tired, you sleep anywhere.”I forgot. When I work, I forget too. I know that already. I thought when I worked… I was watching the clock. It was around…. a little bit after eight. I said, “I still have about 40 minutes, so I can do some other work. And then I can come to see you later. I still have about 20 minutes to warn the people down there. Like a quarter to nine, then you get together, and then I come at nine.” But then when I looked at the clock, it’s five past nine already. I was thinking maybe you all ran home. Did anybody go? Not yet? You are so in deep samadhi? Really? I’m really encouraged.Anybody has become a Buddha? Why are you laughing? Buddha business is very serious. It’s no joke. No, you haven’t become Buddha yet? Take so long? What? (Not everything...) Not yet? What? (Everybody is a Buddha.) Everybody is a Buddha? “Āmítuófó.” So then why do you sit there like idiots? And listen to a non-Buddha like me?What’s wrong with your eye? Your wisdom eye opened and you don’t need it? (Suffer a little stye.) Here? (Little stye. Eye stye.) (She has a stye in her eye.) Her stye? (Yeah.) What? Is there a Japanese, or I mean... No. (It’s a little infection.) Infection? From here? Here or from home? Where? Miaoli? Miaoli? Why? You do something? You work or something? Is there any translator there? You talk there and the translator will tell me. What’s wrong? (I don’t know.) You don’t know. Is it very bad? (It’s just a little bad. A little bad.) A little bad? (Yes.) OK, we’ll take you together. Oh! Welcome.(Please, I took care of her eyes because her eye was something wrong. A stye, you know the stye?) Yeah. (There is some inflammation around the eyes.) Is it very serious? (Not too bad, but she had some treatment at home in Seoul.) Oh. She already had it there, she said it’s here! (She didn’t understand. I’m sorry.) OK. She told me, “Here.” There’s a little difference. (So, I put the antibiotic ointment in her eyes.) Is that enough? (I think it is enough.) OK. (Because I gave her antibiotic ointment.) How long does she stay here then? (She stay...) How long will she stay more? (Maybe one more week.) Oh. Then better take to eye specialist or something. You think it’s serious? (I don’t think so.) You are not the…the… eye doctor. You are a den… You’re a Zen doctor. Teeth doctor! It’s a little bit far from each other. You treat the teeth and the eyes differently. What can I do? She’s funny. OK. I wish maybe the doctor will look at her later. (All right.) He’s an infant doctor, you know, like for babies but perhaps he would know something about eyes. Eyes are very tender, you know, like babies, so perhaps.You just arrived? (A few days ago.) A few days ago? I haven’t seen you at all. (I was standing in there,) Oh, translation. (a lot of translation.) Oh! But the other guy, is he not there? (Yeah, he is around here.) OK, OK. She just arrived, you know. Immediately you take her to work and then you sit there (She volunteered.) like nothing happened. She volunteered? (Yes.) Really? (I didn’t tell her.) OK, OK. Never mind. It’s your own business. It’s Korean people business.All right. So later when the doctor comes, make sure he looks at both of them to see whether they require more treatment. If he doesn’t know, just say he doesn’t know. (OK.) Just because he is a doctor doesn’t mean he knows anything. You know what docs are like. Why are you laughing? You’re funny. Aren’t you all very funny! I talk perfect English and you always laugh at me. (I think it’s all right now.) Something wrong? No? Did I speak the wrong thing? (No.) Correct. Yes, of course.So, any more complaints? (No.) Of course not. And you’re OK. Even more people, you have enough food? (Yes, a lot.) Actually, I don’t want to rush you all to come here together at one time like this, but I never know when I will stay here for a long time or not. Even sometimes I’d like to stay longer but then something unstable makes me go, or some necessity in other places. So, I only know for sure this time that I stay one and a half months, until the middle of this month.But if I stay longer… well, you may stay. I don’t care. As long as I have enough food, it’s OK. You have no problem? (No.) Really? You must tell me. Is the food enough? (Yes.) (More than enough...) More than… Because we eat only twice a day. Is that enough for you? (Yes.) More than twice? (Yes.) Three times? (Yes.) Wow, you eat in between? (Yes.) That’s all right. Don’t be cheated because the monks eat only twice a day, no, they have their (vegan) snacks, you know? They have their allowance; with that they buy extra, so they eat what they want in between, like (vegan) snacks. And besides, there are a lot of nutritious (vegan) food free in the kitchen. Do you have them here too? (Yes.) Like… (Lychee.) (Lychee, rice, mango.) Oh, lychee, mango, that’s different. That’s fruits. But there are some drinks, nutritious drinks, like vitamin drinks and a lot of… mineral drinks. You know those?With a lot of sesame powder, whole meal wheat powder and things like that, mixed together. They call it the eight precious ingredients. So, when you mix it with hot water or cold water, you can drink it. Those are always available in any kitchen. In the monks’ kitchen, nuns’ kitchen, and in your kitchen, perhaps. You have outside? You eat freely. You take whatever you can and eat whatever. Eat as much as you can. Right? What? In America they advertise something like… (All you can eat.) “All you can eat.”All you can eat, and all you can drink. But because last time, last time I heard that… You don’t understand? (No.) “All you can eat?” “All…you…can…eat.” In America, they have such restaurants, where they don’t have the menu, but they have like a buffet counter. So many things there, hot and cold. And then you go there, and you eat as much as you want and pay only five dollars. I went in one of them. And then... Chinese restaurant… but help yourself and eat as much as you can. But you pay only the same amount. Doesn’t matter if you eat much or you eat little, it’s up to you. But you pay cheap, the same price. Five dollars or ten dollars, whatever the price there is. So, I went in one of them. I told some of you? Did I tell? Perhaps in Chinese, no? I went in one of them. And that’s it: they have the sign “All You Can Eat” outside. That means you eat whatever you want. Anything you can stuff in is yours. And you don’t pay more. You see? You pay five dollars; it’s five dollars. But, inside there is a sign, “If you take too much and you can’t eat it, then it’s ‘fine’”. You know, the “fine.” One dollar for how much. How much left over, etc., something like that. But I don’t think every restaurant is the same, it's not the same.But you’re OK? Because last time I heard that... like, they say if they cook for you especially already, and then you always look at the Chinese section there… The workers’, whether there’s something else, and then you also try? And then when the workers come, there’s none left. Is that true? Maybe you don’t know, maybe a language problem, right? “How do I know that is Chinese?” The food doesn’t say anything. So later, I said “Well, then you bring your food down there and eat there.”Because they eat at different hours. Sometimes they work a lot and they don’t eat. Then they eat later. So the food is lying around there, is inviting, inviting the foreigners’ “hunger ghost.” Hungry ghosts. But does the food taste better here or not? Somehow? Does it? (Yes.) I hope so, because I worry that you’re not used to the style here. You know what? You can volunteer and cook Western food. No? (No.) Why not? No? You’re OK? Yes. It’s all right if you accept it. Yes. Maybe it’s less trouble for you. Otherwise, I tell you, it’s not fun to mess around with the fire in such a weather like this. It’s very hot. They’re all sweating. But they’re very dedicated, the people who cook, they cook with love. (Yes.) Whether they come here for one day, or they cook every day. They’re really dedicated, because they love to eat themselves. They’re very sympathetic to the fellow eaters. Anyhow, if you really cannot eat this kind of food, you may organize one or two days and cook them yourself, or cook yourselves. And cook yourselves well.
Între Maestră şi discipoli
2020-12-30 1087 vizionări
During the Christmas holidays, our Most Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai continued without a moment’s rest to work and meditate intensively for the world. Master also made time on December 24, 2020, to answer questions from the Supreme Master Television team on various spiritual topics, in yet another conference that reflected Master’s deep concern for our world.You know there are more new variants of COVID nowadays, right? (Yes, Master.) They spread 70 or 80 percent faster than the old one. (Wow.) And they found them in England, but maybe they’re already in France or anywhere else, so the whole Europe is shut down now. (Wow.) They don’t let anyone from England to come, well unless something really urgent or very, very important. (Yes, Master.) They’re all shut down now. Now the whole England is quarantined from Europe. And then even other countries also forbid the English people to come to their country also. I forgot, maybe Turkey or something. You find out. Because this new variant is from England, they found it in England. And six, seven types of them. Or maybe more now. So scary. (Yes, Master.)I don’t know how long until we are free of this COVID-19. It depends on humans. (Yes, Master.) If they U-turn and live compassionately, no more killing animals or man, then this pandemic will disappear in no time, without any medicine, without vaccine, without any trouble. But if they continue the way it is, I don’t know, I cannot guarantee. I can help some. But I cannot help completely. (Yes, Master.) It’s a lot already, it’s a lot of help. That’s why not as many people die as it would have been. Understand? (Yes, thank You, Master.)(Master, as the year 2020 is coming to an end, what would Master wish for the new year?) For whom? For yourselves? (For the world.) For the world? Oh, I wish the world vegan. World peace. That’s all I wish. Every day I keep repeating that to Heavens, make sure They hear me. To help us. Because without World Vegan, there will not be lasting World Peace. That’s why I ask people to pray and meditate only for World Vegan. And World Peace also comes along. The more World Vegan now, the more World Peace. (Yes, Master.) But it should be more lasting. (Yes, Master.) Well, it’s much better now, but still, it’s not as ideal as I want it. People are more vegan now. They have more time now during COVID-19. They will sit together or they sit alone, with their family, close family, or alone and with one or two, and they have more time to reflect. And we see the vegan trend is getting more prominent now. (Yes, Master.) I wish it will affect the whole world, and then soon we will have no more suffering animals on our planet, or suffering people from war and famine and all that. (Yes, Master.)I would advise all the leaders to save all the money unnecessary, for war, for other things that are frivolous spending. Keep their money and just give money to the poor. Give them something to start their lives with business, with education, or with farming, with changing their lives about from meat business to organic vegan business. (Yes, Master.) It’s very easy. And then they would take care of themselves. And the more people are vegan, the less government leaders should worry, because they will not be so violent if they have enough work for them to do, to earn their money, to take care of themselves; they would never make any trouble for governments. There will be less suffering, then also less sickness and less criminals in the world. (Yes, Master.) Then it’s good for everybody.That’s what I wish: World Vegan, World Peace, in the name of God. In God’s mercy, may it come soon. Amen. (Amen.)By the way, I thank also all the Supreme Master Television workers outside in the world. They also sacrifice a lot because they also have work to earn a living, and they also have their family members, their ties, their obligations, and they still take their time to help with this work, to help our world. So I’m thanking you sincerely and humbly. May God bless you all. Love you so much. Thank you. Hug, hug. God bless you and your family. Bye for now. (Bye, Master.)Our love and gratitude, Master, for Your vital words of wisdom, and for all You are doing to reduce the world’s suffering at this time. We too shall keep praying for humankind to rapidly U-turn towards a compassionate life, until finally World Vegan, World Peace is achieved in the Divine’s Grace and Mercy. May Most Precious Master be well and protected by the High Heavens, always.For the full broadcast of this conference with Supreme Master Ching Hai, please tune in to Between Master and Disciples at a later date.
2020-12-29 6428 vizionări
In today’s news, vulnerable families in Kenya receive vital support, scientists confirm urgency of reducing emissions from livestock, Norway commissions free image maps for monitoring tropical forests, smart suitcase helps visually impaired people to travel, Bangladeshi teenager wins international peace prize, pizza restaurants in Australia add vegan wings to menu, and endangered species receive more legal protection in United States.Food security in Kenya receives much needed support. Travel restrictions and lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19 presented significant challenges to the tourism industry in Kenya’s Mombasa County. Many families living along the coast either lost their informal livelihoods or had their incomes drastically reduced. With a donation from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started providing monthly cash transfers to 24,000 families. The money will be sufficient to cover half of their food expenses, while 6,000 children and mothers will receive supplemental nutrition in the form of peanut butter and fortified flour. The United States is a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to USAID, WFP and Kenya’s own government programs for lessening the distress of vulnerable individuals. May the courteous people of Kenya regain their food security and financial strength in a brighter future, embraced by the Providence.Researchers look at ways to curb global warming. In a recent paper, scientists warn that the overall temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere will rise unless significant changes are made to worldwide food production. Even if fossil fuel emissions drop to zero, greenhouse gases from animal livestock raising would escalate as the world population grows, warming the planet more than 1.5 degrees Celsius this century. However, the scientists present the possibility of controlling the temperature increase by adopting plant-rich diets, improving crop yields, and reducing food waste. Dr. Michael Clark, researcher at the University of Oxford in the UK and lead author of the report, is confident this can be achieved through the collective responsibility of citizens and governments. Thank you, Dr. Clark and fellow scientists, for your serious assessment. We pray for all people to see the light and do what is right to save our world, in Divine upliftment.Up next, Norway commissions free image maps for monitoring tropical forests. We’ll take a moment to thank the fruit and vegetable inspectors, who check the temperature of the produce, identify any defects, and determine its grade based on established quality standards. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more radiant news.Good day, inquisitive viewers, it’s Michelle the vegan Mary River Turtle. Honestly, can you think of a better way to live than being vegan? When you do good, you feel good! So start today and let’s make our world a better place! If you have a baby, you’ve probably noticed how fast their nails grow. Here are some tips for trimming them. First of all, it’s safer to use nail clippers or an emery board instead of scissors. Then, your best bet is to try doing it while your child is asleep. If that doesn’t work out, your backup strategy is to create a diversion. Give your little one something colorful to look at, a song that you sing for them, or a treat to eat. Remember to cut toenails straight across, and be sure to praise your bundle of joy for helping you. That way you’ll both feel good about the experience! Much love for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet for all humans and us all co-inhabitants. Thank you for watching. And now for the weather around the world.Satellite network provides monthly updates on deforestation in 64 countries. The Norwegian government, a Shining World Leadership Award for Humanitarianism recipient and a Shining World Leadership Award for Animal Protection laureate, has invested US$44 million in a project shared by three firms that gives everyone free access to high-resolution imagery of the world’s tropical forests. This especially benefits non-governmental organizations and other groups that are concerned about stopping the destruction of the rainforests and saving these precious ecosystems, but cannot afford such expensive datasets. US-based aerospace company, Planet Labs Inc., has more than 150 satellites in orbit that do the bulk of the monitoring. Multinational corporation Airbus is sharing its extensive image archive that goes back to 2002. Norway’s own Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) acts as the information coordinator and furnishes technical support to users. Our genuine gratefulness, Norway, as well as Planet Labs, Airbus and KSAT, for making data available that could promote ethical and democratic management of the Earth’s rainforests, in Celestial wisdom.High-tech prototype uses artificial intelligence so visually impaired can navigate public spaces. Dr. Chieko Asakawa, an IBM Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, lost her eyesight when she was 14 years old and has spent most of her adult life developing accessibility technology. Since 2017 she has been working with IBM Japan Ltd. and other companies on a robotic suitcase, to help herself and other blind people transit places like airports and shopping malls. The user communicates the desired destination through a mobile phone app, and then the rolling assistant plans the best route, using cameras, sensors and artificial intelligence. Directions for the user are delivered by means of vibrations in the unit’s handle. Our delighted applause, Dr. Asakawa, IBM Japan and collaborators, for giving autonomy to people with visual disabilities. May we be blessed with more innovations that improve the quality of life, in Heaven’s abiding care.Activist creates organization and software to support young victims of cyberbullying. Seventeen-year-old Sadat Rahman of Bangladesh is the 2020 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize, awarded annually by the KidsRights Foundation. He is being recognized for founding a volunteer support group in his home district of Narail, as well as for developing the mobile app Cyber Teens. The program empowers adolescents to use the internet safely and report cyberbullies confidentially. Since its debut, hundreds of teenagers have used the app and eight suspects have been arrested for online crimes. Sadat’s accolade comes with €100,000, which he will use to expand his services and protect children across Bangladesh. Our sincere congratulations, Sadat Rahman! You truly deserve this recognition for such noble ideals and using your talents to make the world a better place, in the overflowing love of Allah.Coming up, pizza restaurants in Australia add vegan wings to menu. We will take a moment to regain our composure by sitting up straight, hands relaxed in our lap, closing our eyes, and taking several slow and deep breaths – inhaling peace and exhaling stress. More praiseworthy news when we return! Please stay with us here on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News - Foresighted News for an Intelligent World.Fast-food chain debuts plant-based wings and sauces. Pizza Hut, an international franchise headquartered in the United States, has added the new menu items only at its outlets in Australia. The nugget-shaped wings are made from wheat protein, have a crunchy exterior, and may be ordered with five vegan dipping sauces, including Chipotle, Buffalo, Smoky BBQ, Hickory & Brown Sugar, and Hot Chili. In recent years, Pizza Hut has been upgrading the food it offers in response to growing customer demand for animal-free and sustainable options. In 2019, the company rolled out four novel pizzas named Vegan Mediterranean, Vegan Deluxe, Vegan Cheese Lovers and Vegan Margherita. Patrons were also introduced to vegan cheesy garlic bread and nondairy ice cream cones. Three cheers, Pizza Hut, on your enlightened service to hungry consumers. We pray that your delicious offerings will entice all of Australia to choose the compassionate way of eating as soon as possible, in Celestial celebration!Vermont, United States passes law to protect imperiled wildlife. The Honorable Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont, has signed legislation that prohibits the sale of ivory and other parts of endangered animals. The Government of Vermont is a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate. The new law applies to 15 of the world’s most at-risk species, such as elephants, rhinos, cheetahs and giraffes, and will take effect in January 2022. Although federal law prohibits importing, exporting and interstate trading of wildlife parts, contraband still manages to cross borders. This is why state bans on trading are at once necessary and effective for discouraging poachers and traffickers. God bless you, Governor Phil Scott and all supportive legislators! May your wise governance inspire other leaders to safeguard our treasured wild fauna, in Heaven’s abundant grace.One joke daily, keeps everyone happy, this is for you especially. It’s entitled, “Special Skill.” “Hey Jenny, I heard you got a new job. How’s it going?”“It’s fine now that I’ve completed the training period.”“Oh yeah? What special skill do you need to work in an orange juice factory?”“You have to learn how to concentrate!”And now we have a heartline from Bita in Iran: In the Name of God! Greetings from Your humble disciple to the Highest Master of the Earth and Universe, Tim Qo Tu, the Beloved Lord of All the Worlds! My dear Supreme Master, every minute and every day I am grateful, and I wonder how You appeared in my life and saved me. For many years, I have been asking God for salvation and for Hiers Love and unity with Hirm. Eleven years ago, I received the gift of initiation from Your merciful and kind Being. After connecting with You, all of my thirst for being with God was quenched, and all my outwardly searching was finished. The day I remembered my True Self, I knew that You are inside me, and there is no I, but all is You. And I became one with Your divine Presence and realized that You are God. Every day when I wake up, it is like I just got initiated on that day, and I am always grateful for and in awe of this rare and precious occasion, the highest gift, eternal salvation and liberation of my soul. It is because of all the miracles and blessings that are continuously flowing from Your divine Being to me, and the feeling of being always blessed and loved in a special way. Also, because my unconditional love, wisdom and freedom are growing, I feel very happy and free and have inner joy. Beloved God of All the Worlds, I am always happy in You. I breathe and live in God. The words are not enough for praising and thanking You and the lovely, blessed Quan Yin messengers who are the tools for initiation. My only sorrows are the physical distance from Your Divine presence and also the pain of God’s creations. I thank You for all of Your visible and invisible help and Your Compassion, Love, Blessings and Grace to all of the visible and invisible creations.And my special thanks to the noble, unconditional and shining Supreme Master TV team who are truly Your worthy and dedicated disciples. May the blessings of the Divine and highest Heavens shine on their beings. They make it possible that Supreme Master TV airs for disciples like me, who haven’t had the honor to meet You. But by seeing You on TV every day, my heart and eyes are brightened, and I benefit from Your true teaching and infinite wisdom. That makes the physical separation from You bearable for me; also it brings light, peace and love to our world and increases the love and consciousness of creations. Hope to see You and hope to have a vegan world. I would also like to send greetings and love from my three sisters, daughters and niece and her initiate father to You. We love You forever, Bita from Iran(A poem by Nezami)O Your Name is the best beginning of everything Without Your Name, I don’t begin anythingRemembering You, is comforting my soul, No other words, utter from my mouth except Your Name.You read everything that is not written yet, You know things that have not happened yet, Free me from my ignorance Let me know my own light.Lovely Bita, Thank you for your moving message.Master has a reply for you. “Faithful Bita, Thank you truly for your heartfelt-insightful poem. I am touched by your devotion and pure-hearted love. The Master Power will be with you always. Happy to know Supreme Master Television brings you daily comfort. May you and the poetic people of Iran shine under the Celestial sky, in Allah’s eternal care. Love Love.”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 the wisdom and benevolence of the Divine permeate your life.
2020-12-29 275 vizionări
We will now continue with the enlightening wisdom of the Reverend Thomas Merton as expressed in his book, “Thoughts in Solitude.” “There is no true spiritual life outside the Love of Christ. We have a spiritual life only because we are loved by Him. The spiritual life consists in receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit and His Charity, because the Sacred Heart of Jesus has willed, in His Love, that we should live by His Spirit — the same Spirit Which proceeds from the Word and from the Father, and Who is Jesus’ Love for the Father. If we know how great is the Love of Jesus for us, we will never be afraid to go to Him in all our poverty, all our weakness, all our spiritual wretchedness and infirmity.” “All sin is a punishment for the primal sin of not knowing God. That is to say all sin is a punishment for ingratitude.”“He is Love. Deus Caritas est (God is Love). Our knowledge of God is perfected by gratitude: we are thankful and rejoice in the experience of the truth that He is Love. The Eucharist — the Sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving — is a burning hearth of the knowledge of God, for in the Sacrifice, Jesus, giving thanks to the Father, offers and immolates Himself entirely for His Father’s Glory and to save us from our sins. If we do not ‘know’ Him in His sacrifice, how can it avail for us? ‘The knowledge of God is more than holocausts’ (Hosea 6:6). We do not know Him unless we are grateful, and praise the Father with Him.”“There is no neutrality between gratitude and ingratitude. Those who are not grateful, soon begin to complain of everything. Those who do not love, hate. In the spiritual life, there is no such thing as an indifference to love or hate.” “To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us — and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His Love, every moment of existence is a Grace, for it brings with it immense Graces from Him. Gratitude therefore, takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the Goodness of God. For the grateful man knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.”
Cuvinte ale înțelepciunii
2020-12-29 422 vizionări
On the eve of the New Year, 2020, our multi-talented Association members celebrated the new year in the gracious presence of our Most Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai at the New Land Ashram in Taiwan, also known as Formosa. The performers from different countries put on an array of dazzling shows to the delight of all the audience. During the program, Master announced Her exciting New Year gift to the world!“The sacred flame lighting up the five continents symbolizes Master lighting up the world and our souls. We’re going to have the first historical New Year without the existence of maya. Every year from now on will be a year of real freedom, a future full of Heavenly energy. Our first performance is brought to you by Aulaucese initiates, called ‘Happy New Year.’ It depicts the lively scene of the coming of the New Year, the spring blossoms, and the chirping of birds with enthusiastic singing and dancing.” “Spring is here, bestowing thousands of flowers into our life Simple joy at dawn, birds chirping merrily everywhere Such beauty in the sound of laughter Lives filled with blissful love Spring brings joy to life.” “Wishing that every family celebrates the Spring with their loved ones The old year has gone, the New Year is coming Receiving good news from everywhere Welcome the New Year in auspicious Spring breeze Thrilled with many radiant song lyrics Everyone is staying happily with their family Wishing all a healthy New Year Happy New Year!”“The people of Kazakh are regarded as the descendants of the swan. In their hearts, the swan symbolizes peace and purity. Next, let’s welcome a Kazakh folk dance ‘Swan.’” “Searching in a dream with heart agitating Longing for the swan with graceful melodies I enter into a dream of fairyland Your poetic voice is like the burning flame The breeze of love sways me gently Please don’t go, the white swan of love”
O călătorie prin Lumea Artei
2020-12-29 1072 vizionări
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.
2020-12-29 426 vizionări
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.
Între Maestră şi discipoli
2020-12-29 1224 vizionări
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.
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