In today’s news, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai presents the Shining World Hero and Compassion Award to Mr. Philip and Mrs. Trix Wollen of Australia for extraordinary animals rights and humanitarian work, COVID-19 surges put unprecedented strain on United Kingdom hospitals, new orange-colored bat species discovered in Guinea, Milan, Italy further restricts smoking, Bangladeshi women garment workers get free education, Taco Bell and Beyond Meat collaborate to produce new plant-based protein, and in Turkey loyal dog wouldn’t leave hospital until caregiver discharged.
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In Shining World Hero and Compassion Award News from Australia …
At the young age of 34, Mr. Philip Wollen had already become vice-president of the international financial organization Citibank. He was also recognized as one of the top 40 “Brightest and Best” executives in the country. But when a work-related project took him to a slaughterhouse, the cruelty he witnessed changed his life. To him, the screams of the animals were just as heart-rending as those of his late father, who had suffered with painful cancer. Since then, Mr. Wollen has become a vegan and made it his life’s purpose to do everything possible to alleviate suffering. Together with his wife Trix, he founded the Winsome Constance Kindness Trust, an organization that today has supported more than 500 worthy projects to benefit animals and humans in need.
“I discovered that when we suffer, we suffer as equals. And in their capacity to suffer, a dog is a pig is a bear, is a boy. Meat today is the new asbestos, more murderous than tobacco. CO2, methane, and nitrous oxide from the livestock industry are killing our oceans with acidic, hypoxic dead zones. Ninety percent of small fish are ground up into pellets to feed to livestock. Vegetarian cows today are the world’s largest ocean predators.”
With much admiration, Supreme Master Ching Hai respectfully presented Mr. Philip and Mrs. Trix Wollen with the Shining World Hero and Compassion Award, “with all gratitude, love and blessing, in God’s grace.”
Our Association members in Australia were honored to present the Award letter, crystalline plaque, as well as Master’s publications, DVDs and “Vegans are Heroes” caps to the couple.
“Allocating 90% of your wealth to serve others is part of your mission, with an objective to leave Earth life with the same amount you had upon arrival. Wisely, you search for and encourage leaders of integrity to stand up for social justice, to be role models inspiring a movement where all of Earth’s co-inhabitants can live in harmony, with dignity, equality and freedom. As a brilliant speaker, your fluent, stirring speeches have been viewed by tens of millions - an extraordinarily compelling voice for the animals, influencing permanent change. With special thanks to his silent hero, Trix Wollen.”
“On Trix and my behalf, I would like to thank deeply the kindness and generosity of Supreme Master Ching Hai for this most gracious award, undeserved though it may be. I’m very touched and gratified to receive it today. Thank You.”
Mr. Philip and Mrs. Trix Wollen, we offer our congratulations as we extend our gratitude to you for all of your elevating, altruistic work. May you both live long lives in happiness and vigor as you continue to help our world, in God’s mercy and grace.
For the full presentation of the Shining World Hero and Compassion Award to Philip and Trix Wollen, please tune in to our Shining World Awards program at a later date.
UK public healthcare in crisis amid rapid rise of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
In a recent briefing, His Excellency Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of United Kingdom, and a Shining World Leadership for Caring Award laureate, warned that with a record 32,689 COVID-19 patients in hospitals just in England as of mid-January 2021, the strain on the national healthcare workers is “colossal.” The British Medical Association highlighted that over 46,000 hospital staff are ill with the coronavirus, which adds pressure “on an already overstretched workforce.” To urgently contain the pandemic, the UK went into a six-week national lockdown on January 4, 2021, and has pledged to vaccinate 15 million high-priority people by February 2021. Our deepest gratitude and Heaven’s immense blessings to all healthcare workers. May the United Kingdom soon recover from the pandemic, as we find true protection and well-being through creating a vegan world, in God’s wisdom.
Up next, new orange-colored bat species discovered in Guinea. We’ll just take a little time to thank the garage door technicians, who help to install and fix issues with our garage doors. We’ll be right back, with more joy-inspiring news on Supreme Master Television.
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Bat Conservation International (BCI) and partners find new bat species with orange body.
BCI scientists have discovered a new kind of bat in West Africa that is orange and black. Named Myotis nimbaensis, the mammal was found in Guinea’s Nimba Mountains and is so unique that it’s closest relative differs genetically by at least 5%. Each year, about 20 new bat species are found, but they rarely have such a unique appearance as the Myotis nimbaensis. Wonderful news, Bat Conservation International researchers and team, on the discovery of this beautiful bat with a bright orange color. In Heaven’s benevolence, may the species continue to thrive in good health as we cherish the diversity of our planet’s animals.
Milan bans smoking near others in designated outdoor areas.
The Italian city has now outlawed smoking within 10 meters of people at public tram and bus stops, sports and recreation grounds, parks, green spaces, stadiums, cemeteries and children’s play areas. Those who do not follow the rule, which is expected to help reduce air pollution and better public health, will be fined from €40 to €240; however, the implementation of penalties will be gradual. It is estimated that smoking causes 8% of Milan’s fine particle (PM10) matter in the air, which is currently beyond the recommended safe limit in Europe. The move is the first step towards a full outdoor ban on smoking within 10 meters of others by 2025, including outside bars and restaurants. Three cheers, Milan, on your new law. In the loving guidance of the Providence, may tobacco use soon stop as all people cherish good health.
Asian University for Women’s Pathways to Promise initiative in Bangladesh changes lives.
Founded by Kamal Ahmad, the Chittagong-based institution offers bright women in the garment industry free education while the factory owners provide them with income as they go through their study program. The curriculum includes reading comprehension, writing, and business studies. Addditionally, performing arts give the participants an opportunity to freely express themselves. Since the program began in 2016, 430 students have entered a pre-college preparation program. Graduates have secured excellent jobs in government and organizations such as the World Bank, and are enrolled in graduate school at universities such as Oxford, Stanford, and Columbia. We are so happy to hear of this great opportunity for women in the Bangladeshi garment industry. Many thanks, Kamal Ahmad, the Asian University for Women, as well as the factory owners involved. May all people worldwide be blessed with educational access for the betterment of humanity, in Allah’s overflowing love.
Coming up, Taco Bell and Beyond Meat collaborate to produce new plant-based protein. We are going to pause for a moment to be grateful for the tremendous loving energy from the Universe that helps us to get through our everyday lives. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more harmonious news. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Noble News for a Peaceful World.
Beyond Meat and Taco Bell team up to make new menu items.
Taco Bell, the United States-based Mexican-inspired fast-food chain, recently announced they are collaborating with Beyond Meat to develop a new plant-based protein that will be tested during 2021. Although Taco Bell has 30 vegetarian ingredients already on its menu, and has been serving veg friendly meals for 57 years, it will now incorporate vegan meat into its cuisine, as part of the growing trend of restaurants utilizing meat alternative products. After Taco Bell announced the partnership, Beyond Meat’s shares on the stock market increased by as much as 16%. Way to go, Taco Bell and Beyond Meat, for your new partnership that will bring more climate-friendly, meat-free dining options to the people of the United States. In the love of Divine, may all global citizens help to protect the animals and our planet by switching to plant-based meals.
Faithful canine waits for human caregiver outside hospital in Turkey.
When Cemal Senturk of Trabzon, Turkey was taken to a nearby hospital, Boncuk, his dog companion, followed and waited outside the facility. Mr. Senturk was in the hospital for six days and during that time, everyday Boncuk would somehow escape from their apartment and was brought back home again by Cemal’s daughter. However, the loyal dog managed to keep her vigil outside the hospital from 9 am until nightfall daily. Mr. Senturk tried to reassure her through the window in his ward that he was okay, but she still refused to leave. Seeing this, the hospital staff fell in love with Boncuk and sometimes fed her. When Mr. Senturk was released, a joyful reunion between the two best friends ensued. We wish you many healthy and blissful years together, Cemal Senturk and lovely Boncuk. Indeed, human’s best friend is full of love and loyalty and deserves the utmost respect.
Let’s ease our mind with a joke of the day entitled “Business Dinner.”
Three businesspersons were having a vegan dinner at a club. When it came time to pay the check, each grabbed for it.
“For me, it’s a company business expense.”
“I’ll pay! I’ll charge it to my client.”
“Let me have it. I’m filing for bankruptcy next week.”
And now we have a heartline from Xiao-Ming in China:
How fortunate I am to have got to know Master 23 years ago and started following Master’s teachings, becoming a member of the saintly group who are searching for the Truth and True Love. Every time when I think of this, I feel very grateful to Master, and I also feel thankful for making the correct choice of which I am most proud. Looking back on my life since childhood, I’ve realized that at each critical moment in my life, there was always a kind of mysterious power that was guiding and correcting me secretly until it led me to encounter Master and step on the path of spiritual practice. I believe that all these came from Master’s Power. The sacred relationship between Master and disciples transcends all mundane relationships and is beyond time and space and forever lasting. Thank You, Master! Influenced by Master, I adopted the vegan diet. Twenty-three years ago, vegetarianism or veganism was not popular here. People around me either could not understand me or took pity on me. How would they know that keeping a vegan diet is so wonderful? Since becoming a vegan, I’ve been healthier and more energetic, free of the guilty feeling of eating meat. It frees us from the karmic circle of eating meat and being eaten later. Thank You, Master! It’s only after being a vegan that I have come to appreciate the beauty and wonder of all living beings: how adorable and innocent are the pigs, tender, obedient, and lovely are the sheep, loyal and kind are the cows, and clever and beautiful are the chickens! The world is so colorful and full of vitality due to these lively and lovely beings. After becoming a vegan, one will feel the love and kindness from animals and the loving connection between humans and animals, which brings us joy and uplifts our energy. If you love animals, even just a little bird, it’ll bring heaven to your life.
Master, even though I can't fully understand Your greatness, I know that in human history, no enlightened Master, like You, was willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of suffering animals and dared offend humankind for their cruel lifestyles and the interest groups which profit from killing animals. You have forsaken everything You can, including Your health and reputation without considering Your personal safety. Every time when I see Master speaking out and crying for animals with so much sorrow, I believe that Master is the incarnation of God Almighty, because only God has such deep and boundless compassion. Thank You, Master, for teaching humankind the most important lesson of love. Thank you, Supreme Master TV, for the loving programs every day, for your reports that are full of blessing and positive energy, which let us know there’s a loving world worthy of the whole of humankind to fight for. A world of love will glorify all our lives! Xiao-Ming from China
Blessed Xiao-Ming, We thank you for your beautiful description of our loving animal co-inhabitants, which joyously opened our hearts and made us smile.
Master has this message for you: “Dedicated Xiao-Ming, I am blessed and grateful to have such delightful initiates like you. Clearly, you practice and meditate well! It is heart-warming for me to witness your evident progress, and living a life that is fulfilled by knowing God. May you always feel my Love, and the love of our grateful animal friends. I thank you for your trust. May the Heavens reward you and the benevolent Chinese people with great joy and well-being.”
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