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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 10 of 17, November 8, 2009

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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 10 of 17, November 8, 2009

So please pray with me, Mr. Pelletier, that everyone does wake up in time. Pray. I pray day and night that the Divine manifest in the physical realm and wake up the leaders of our nations, wake up the religious heads, wake up everybody in time so that they understand the urgency of our situation, and that they understand the solution of solving this dangerous crisis that is facing us. That is, we have to turn back to our caring and compassionate nature inside our heart. That’s very simple. We are that. We are compassion. We are merciful, we are caring. (They wanted me to ask one more thing.) Yeah, please. (Sometimes it takes an impending catastrophe to make us change and become much greater than we were before.) Oh. (Is this what’s happening with climate change? Is it, in fact, an opportunity for us to make an unprecedented leap in evolution?) Good question, sir, good question. You see, we should not have waited until we have a catastrophe like this, or impending catastrophe, to change. But, nevertheless, you’re right. It’s possible that when we’re faced with such a great upheaval, then we will change and we’ll make a leap into the next level. Especially now, we still have a little time to change; it’s just that we need to act now, you see, to profit from this so-called catastrophic future awaiting us. We have to act now for all of humanity. Because along with our own survival and health, there is an entire planet that is in trouble, and everyone needs to be vegan to save it. It’s a very simple solution that we might overlook. Because if we all change to vegan, put down the animal products, then we would have a dream world – that I promise. Because like begets like. We forget that the Bible told us that “as we sow, so shall we reap.” That means if we create peace, compassion and harmony, then that’s what we will get. Now, the impending catastrophe that you mention, it might be motivating us to change, the whole humanity. But to benefit from this opportunity, more people must act now. All of us must. We face a very dangerous future if global warming continues. In fact, distinguished scientists and other United Nations members have been meeting throughout this year in preparation for the December Copenhagen summit, where they hope to reach agreement on a treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was just here in Washington D.C., making a historic address to the US Congress, and asked the United States to help to lead in halting climate change. I would ask the same even though I am not a Chancellor. I’m sure many of you are aware of the increasing number of global warming effects noted worldwide, so I will share just a few from the world and from the United States. 1. In the Arctic, North Pole, so much ice has already melted that scientists are forecasting an ice-free summer within as little as three to six years, which would be the first time in one million years! Meanwhile, Greenland is shedding 85 million tons of icebergs each day due to warming, and at a rate that is increasing by 7% each year. The West Antarctic Ice Shelf is also melting, with 3.3 meter sea level rises forecast that would threaten cities like in your country, New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. And if all of Antarctica and Greenland were to melt – meaning the ice – then the sea levels could rise to as much as 70 meters, which would be deadly or disastrous to most lives on Earth. 2. Glaciers across the globe are shrinking more quickly than researchers ever expected, leaving rivers and lakes gone, disappearing or drying, with no water for crops and billions who face food shortages due to water shortages, as well. 3. Due to rising sea levels, islands are sinking as we speak, with Tuvalu, Tonga and some 40 other island nations having to plan their whole country's migrations. They are being forced to join the already 20 million climate refugees today. The International Organization for Migration stated that there may be 200 million climate refugees by 2050. 4. According to researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, United States of America, worldwide the number of the most destructive Category 4 and 5 hurricanes has doubled over the past 35 years. Category 5 storms yield the highest level of destruction in major cities. Their intensity and duration have also increased by 75% since the 1970s. One of these storms whose effects can still be seen and felt was the 2005 Hurricane Katrina, which devastated, especially, areas of New Orleans, with people who are still recovering their homes and their lives today. I am so sorry the American people have had to suffer through such tragedies. Now, in the United States: 1. Close to a million acres of pine forest have been lost in the Rocky Mountains due to beetle infestation from global warming. Similar also in Canada but, due to the time limit, I cannot report to you everything, so now we just report about the United States. 2. In the state of Montana, the famous glaciers of Glacier National Park are now expected to disappear within a decade. 3. According to a new study by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Colorado River, which supplies water to seven Western states, is going dry. Famous river. 4. In fact, researchers say that the US West is facing a devastating drought crisis as snows from mountains are releasing vast reservoirs of water. 5. The sea level in North Carolina, USA, rose three times faster during the 20th century than during the previous 500 years. 6. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that for the first time on record, in 2008, six consecutive tropical cyclones made landfall on the US mainland. The North Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean are the two areas with the strongest hurricane trends. You may ask, what is the main cause of this damage and destruction to the environment? Perhaps surprisingly, it’s not the coal industry or cars or planes or trains or boats or ships. It’s methane, which is produced primarily by the livestock industry. A new and just-published report by the respected Worldwatch Institute states that livestock is the largest single contributor to greenhouse gases, responsible for more than 51% of the total emitted. This report factors in an atmospheric heat-trapping effect of methane that is 72 times - 72 times! – larger than CO2, when averaged over a 20-year period. Furthermore, just days after the Worldwatch Institute report was released, NASA announced that methane actually contributes much more to global warming than previously understood and it traps 100 times the atmospheric heat over 20 years. And the largest source of methane is? You know - livestock. Now, facts such as these have caused people like esteemed climate expert Lord Stern of the United Kingdom to state in an interview that “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.” So I quote exactly what he said. Now, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reported that livestock raising is the single largest human use of land, the biggest source of water pollution, the number one cause of biodiversity loss, and the top producer of human-caused methane and nitrous oxide. In fact, the United Nations has named livestock as one of the biggest environmental problems of our time with 90% of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest since 1970 being for cattle and growing animal feed. Lush forests are being turned into barren fields at a rate of 36 football fields per minute –of rainforest are being destroyed as we are speaking. If you can imagine how big that is, how detrimental that is to our world... the rainforest is the lung of our planet; it’s the health of our co-citizens. And as the trees are felled and plants become more exposed and dry, they even emit carbon dioxide rather than absorb it. This is another danger that is attacking us. Next, meat consumption is a very serious threat to human health. You ask any scientist, they’ll tell you this. You ask all the responsible doctors, they’ll tell you this. In fact, one of the doctors is sitting there; Dr. Greger, I saw him there. Now, bacterial infections from food-borne illnesses originate largely in animal products, causing widespread illnesses, disability and even death for thousands of Americans each year. The top four bacteria are E. coli, salmonella, Campylobacter, and listeriosis. Studies have shown that bacteria from contaminated raw meat can remain even after washing a working surface. And it only takes a few cells of E. coli, for example, to kill a young child. Just a few cells of E. coli to kill a young child, a young, little, tender child. Imagine that, just a few cells. Add to that, the leading causes of death in the United States, like from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity. Every year, heart disease kills 632,000 Americans; cancer kills 560,000 Americans; stroke kills another 130,000 Americans; diabetes kills 72,000 Americans – just from meat eating. And we cry over war-related deaths. Who cries for these hundreds of thousands of Americans who die because of that piece of meat? Who cries for those young, helpless, innocent, little children who die just because of meat-related E. coli, just a few cells of it? So, ladies and gentlemen, meat is the worse killer than any war, don’t you agree? Yes or no? Yes! Thank you! Thank you! Then there are more diseases related to the production of the meat, like swine flu, which Dr. Michael Greger just explained very clearly, originates from animal farms. And the next pandemic, which could emerge any day now, any minute, could be worse for us, could be worse than swine flu. So, sir, to solve this, we do need to move quickly, and of course we know what to do, right? Yes? Be vegan. You know, yes or no? (Yes, we know.) Thank you. Wonderful people. Wonderful! You make my day. There is an advantage of time here, because one aspect of methane is that it dissipates in around 12 years’ time, whereas carbon dioxide, CO2, stays in the atmosphere for up to thousands of years. So, we remove the livestock-generated methane, and the planet cools fast! You see the logic? Yes. From many scientific studies, the health benefits of the vegan lifestyle are already clear. And there are entire communities such as Village of Peace in Israel, where thousands of vegan residents are free of diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and even cancer. In the country of Ghana, there is a similar program where after becoming vegan for more than 20 years now, the villagers, the entire village, don't have malaria anymore; and you know how malaria attacks those countries in Africa. And the previous high infant mortality rate went down to zero. Before, high infant mortality rate… zero. I also applaud this program. So please pray with me, Mr. Pelletier, that everyone does wake up in time. Pray. I pray day and night that the Divine manifest in the physical realm and wake up the leaders of our nations, wake up the religious heads, wake up everybody in time so that they understand the urgency of our situation, and that they understand the solution of solving this dangerous crisis that is facing us. That is, we have to turn back to our caring and compassionate nature inside our heart. That’s very simple. We are that. We are compassion. We are merciful, we are caring. So, we just have been cheated. We have been misinformed up to now, so we did not know it. Being vegan worldwide is the advancement of compassion that will uplift and unify all cultures, bringing tranquility to humans and animals alike. The inner peace that comes from replacing killing with respect for all life will spread like a wave across the globe, elevate human hearts, and create a harmonious Eden on Earth. That will bring us all to a lasting Golden Era. Bless you. Thank you. I am positive we will do it. Yes? (Yes!) We can make it – just a little change, just a little change. Just a little piece of animal meat - change to vegetable protein. We have plenty nowadays. We have vegan sausages, we have vegan… all kinds of chicken, Shrimp look-alike – taste better! Thank you. I love Washington, D.C.! I love Washington people, you are so elite! Thank you! “(OK. What are your impressions of this conference?) (Well, I am truly very, very impressed by the advanced technology, even the advanced thinking. Because I come from a country where serious environmental problems are increasing. There are serious problems with famine rising. And I also work in planning to help people to sustain themselves using local resources. So, coming to this conference and discovering that we can feed people effectively with plant-based products that are produced in the community, there, I am really surprised and overwhelmed. What surprised me the most is the abundance of information delivered, especially by Supreme Master Ching Hai. Really, She has very seriously researched on the matter and has provided sufficient information to convince people to give up the meat diet and I really believe we must make a shift. So, changing the way of living towards more vegetarian, it is the best option available to Africa.)” “(You've eaten cooked food that is vegan-based, even fake meat, what is your impression? Is this the first time you’ve discovered it?) (This is my first time. I ate and I asked a person next to me, ‘But in the conference, they asked us to eat organic, vegetarian. But they give us meat here, why?’ She told me, ‘No, it is not meat. This is vegetarian meat, the fake meat.’ So I was surprised because I did not know how to distinguish between animal meat and vegetarian ‘meat’. So I really encourage people to eat vegetarian food. There’s no difference. You have the same taste, the same consistency on the palate. Anyway, I urge you to eat vegetarian food. And it also makes you healthy. That's the most interesting thing. It is the goal of food, a diet that allows you to be healthy. I am working in environment area, and I am defending public health. So there are a number of alternatives that, really, by attending this conference, I could integrate, bring it back to my country. I think She (Supreme Master Ching Hai) is someone who really deserves much attention through the richness and the depth of the matters She provides to the community, the messages of peace and love She brings along, and much more than that through a more sustainable lifestyle that grants a better health for the community. Really Her message deserves to be heard.)”
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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 9 of 17, November 8, 2009

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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 9 of 17, November 8, 2009

I am always grateful and I have a special place in my heart for the United States of America and her citizens as shining examples of the democratic spirit. I am always impressed by this young, self-made nation that has excelled in strength and leadership through her people’s sheer determination, sincerity and faith.(And now comes the moment we have all been waiting for, the moment when we get to greet our special Guest of Honor, Supreme Master Ching Hai.) (Hallo, Supreme Master Ching Hai. You look so beautiful!) Hallo, my love. Hallo, everyone. Thank you. (We are extremely grateful that You could join us here in Washington, D.C.) (Supreme Master Ching Hai, we have been discussing the urgency of climate change and the solutions to many of our problems, and that a vegan diet offers a solution. We also have been talking about the dawn of a new Golden Era here on Earth.) Yes. (We have many guests with us here this evening, as well as our worldwide viewers, who would like to ask You some questions. But before we begin the question-and-answer session, is there anything You would like to say to our guests and viewers?) Yes, I would like. I would like to thank all the beautiful people for coming. And I am very honored to be with them once again in the company of the great, goodhearted, intelligent people of America, including the distinguished guests, dignitaries, and illustrious speakers who are leaders in their fields of government, science, environment, and health. I have been listening quietly. Well, I have been in your country, the United States, many times, including the magnificent nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and I have always been welcomed so much, so much, no matter where I go. For this, I am always grateful and I have a special place in my heart for the United States of America and her citizens as shining examples of the democratic spirit. I am always impressed by this young, self-made nation that has excelled in strength and leadership through her people’s sheer determination, sincerity and faith. And I believe that the courageous actions needed at this urgent time would be led by Americans. Your high standards of integrity and deep love for your families and country will bring about the crucial steps needed to save our precious planet, our home, and the one we want for our children and grandchildren. May this important event be fruitful and beneficial to the participants and the world. Thank you all for being here. God loves us all. God bless you all. Thanks a lot.(Thank You, Supreme Master Ching Hai, for Your insightful words and for Your beautiful dress today. You look absolutely gorgeous.) Thank you. This is vegan fur. Vegan fur, it’s not real fur. (Yes.) I designed it. Also the jewelry. You know, right? Look at how beautiful… You don’t have to wear real fur. It’s beautiful. It’s much more beautiful. And you feel so light wearing it because you don’t have a bad conscience. And so warm, so warm. I have something better inside. I also designed it. Look at this. See? Look: Be Veg, Go Green, Save the Planet.(Master, You look like a queen.)Thanks a lot. I am the “queen of hearts!” “To the queen of heart is the ace of…” beauty! I don’t want to sing that song, it’s a little bit sad, so, we sing some better song. I leave you to do it. All right, let’s get down to business because all of you are busy.(Well, we have several questions that our guests this evening would like to ask You. Are You ready for us to begin?) Yes, ma’am. (Our first questioner is a software developer named Jerry Pelletier.)(Hi, my name is, like they said, Jerry Pelletier.) Welcome. (Thank you. My mother, Chanmo was a devoted follower of Your teachings for many, many years.) I know her. (Yes, I knew, I knew.) She’s a Buddhist nun. (Yes, yes.) Yes, and she’s a very, very beautiful woman. (Yes.) (My question is that this world we share and made up of many countries, and the activities of one country affect the health and wellbeing of other countries. It’s kind of… the analogy I can make is the smoking and non-smoking sections of a restaurant. So, right now I think the world is… there’s more smokers than non-smokers. So what can we do? Is it just one person at a time? Is it a country at a time? What can we do to get everybody on the same sheet of music to change the way we live to save this world we live in?)Yeah, what can we do? We have to change ourselves first. It begins with us. Since time immemorial, evolution always begins with the individual. If we want to change the world, we change ourselves first. Now, even if the government forbids smoking or drinking or drugs, but if people individually continue, then we have not made much difference. So now, we have to change. For example, we change a little bit, our habit, just a very little bit. Like, we put down that piece of meat, and then we replace it with tofu or some other vegetarian (vegan) protein. Just a little change, very little change, and then the world will change, and then we will continue to live here, and then we can have a better world. Everything will change for the better. Just a little change like that. Anything else you want to ask? Are you happy with my answer? (Very much so, thank You.) “(Fate brought me here today, because I think I learned some things here that convinced me to change some of the ways I live. Hopefully, I’ll be able to spread some of that word to change the way some other people live that are close to me. I'm certainly going to consider my diet. I can probably cut back on meat. I can probably get rid of, certainly, the red meat. It's the idea of compassion, and a whole different view of my impact on the Earth and on the planet. And listening to the Supreme Master and the sense of compassion and love that emanates from Her is just wonderful, so it was inspiring. It was like going to church today.)” “(So, what made the biggest impact on you while you were here?) (Actually, it was the presentation by the last speaker, Supreme Master Ching Hai, one of the most Godly… a woman full of wisdom, and Her ambiance of spirituality. Very deep. And She has a world view not just from the country that She represents, but a world view, in helping the world.)”“(So do you think you'll make any changes based on the things you heard today, any changes in your life?)(Yes, I'm going to change the way I eat. Absolutely!)”
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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 8 of 17, November 8, 2009

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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 8 of 17, November 8, 2009

Mrs. Hazel Henderson: “And we need now to really restore our vision. And so, let us now learn from our children and the vision that all children in the world share. And they know that we can build a happy and harmonious and just and peaceful and sustainable future. So, we have to thank all of our children for their wonderful vision. And I have worked all of my life in the belief that we humans are standing at the brink now of the Solar Age. And this is the great transition, if we move to more vegan, vegetarian diets, we would go a long way to reducing the carbon on this planet.”Akiane Kramarik (vegetarian): “My story began at the age of four. I grew up in a family that did not believe in God. We didn’t pray. And one day, I started having these visions and dreams about Heaven, about different people, different cultures, and I didn’t think that my parents or my family were ready to hear it, so I decided to draw them. And the more I drew the more my parents started believing me and they started supporting me and my gifts. So, I progressed into painting. At the age of seven , I started to write poetry and I wrote many books but I’ve published two books.” “I was so honored that everybody could know my message. And my message is to bring people together, to unify them and to realize that love is the answer to everything, if we really look at it, at that perspective. And I actually wrote a poem that is about that. And this is called “Love.” ‘Love is never alone, Love is always crowded, Love is a shared self, We cannot own our love,We cannot teach our love. The longest breath of love, Is the shortest distance to Heaven. The deepest life is love, The deepest love is an embrace. Love is not rest. Love is peace, Love is a purpose.’ And right after I wrote that poem, I knew that I needed to show people that if we just live together in harmony and… live better! Myself, I am a vegetarian because there is no need to actually take another life. And I feel better. My artwork is inspiring me each day and inspiring people each day. The future has so many surprises. And I can’t wait till I show the world what my message is.”
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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 7 of 17, November 8, 2009

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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 7 of 17, November 8, 2009

Dr. Peter Carter (vegan): “I want to thank you all for coming out here from the bottom of my heart, and the reason is this: We hear increasingly that global climate change is the greatest threat to the survival of civilization and indeed humanity, but that’s not quite right. The greatest threat is the denial. The denial is huge. There are powerful forces behind it, still confusing and misleading people. So you people coming out and showing that you are breaking through the denial yourself, and you’re facing the reality of what we all face, and our children, is the best news there is and the best hope there is.” “The Golden Era, which in fact we have no choice but to leap to it... the Golden Era is a zero-carbon era, that’s what the scientists are telling us. There are three essentials that we have to achieve, and we can achieve these three all together. First is what most people call renewable, but it’s perpetual, you see? Perpetual nonpolluting zero-carbon energy.” “Second, sufficient zero-carbon nonpolluting food for all.” “Third, is that we have to create world peace.” “And this time we have to change our world to save our Earth. There’s something missing, obviously. We all know how bad this is, so there’s some missing ingredient in how we deal with this at our political levels and everything. Well, the first is the denial again. We’ve got to face the situation.” “So that’s the first thing. Well, obviously we have to have a compassionate culture. We have to create a compassionate culture as the Dalai Lama and all the spiritual leaders, indeed, Supreme Master Ching Hai, say is the essential.” Hostess: “It looks like, if we want to save our planet, we will have to change our lifestyle. An organic, vegan diet would definitely resolve many of the problems our world is facing today. Yes. It is getting easier to be a vegan.” Larry Falkin (Veg Advocate): “And not only does eating less meat significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it also helps people be healthier, helps people save money; it does all of those objectives.” Dr. Toon Hermans. MD (Veg Advocate): “We have made a very, very important decision: We go for veggie! And veggie means that we will encourage our citizens to have less meat. And why do we make this important political choice? It is important for the health to eat less meat, but also for the environment. We know that the production of meat gives significant environmental problems.”
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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 6 of 17, November 8, 2009

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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 6 of 17, November 8, 2009

T. Colin Campbell (vegan): “We learned that nutrition is a major factor in keeping us healthy, and by nutrition I mean consuming whole plant-based foods and eliminating, as much as possible, animal based foods: dairy, eggs and meat. And one of the outcomes of this idea is not only that do we restore health, but now we’re learning that this can have a major effect on the environment.” Dr. Ruby Lathon (vegan): “Research shows that the risk of chronic disease increases with the increase in meat and dairy consumption.” “So when we look at this, we’re wondering: What impact does this have on our health in general when we see these kinds of increases? Consequently, the increase in child health and the prevalence of overweight has also increased.” “So, we can see that as we’re increasing these things, such as meat and cheese consumption, our weight is going along with that, and as we know that when we have a higher weight, that many chronic diseases are related to that.” “And so, we’re seeing as the shift in our dietary patterns have changed, so is our weight and so is our health. And consequently, so is our environment. And so, when we make these links, then we can talk about what we can do about that. So, as it’s wreaking havoc on our diet, on our health, on our planet, you know it’s also just having a devastating effect as cited, in that we’ve often heard about – as cited here today in the United Nations report ‘Livestock’s Long Shadow’ - that an estimated 18% of greenhouse gas emissions were related to livestock and its production. However, the 2009 report 'Livestock and Climate Change' by researchers at the Worldwatch Institute estimated that that number was a bit higher, producing about 32.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year. So, that’s about 51% of greenhouse gas emissions, which is astonishing.” Nina (vegetarian): “Well, I’ve loved animals all my life, and I think it would be really hard if I had to eat one. I think it’s important to stop eating meat because if more people stopped, then it would be really good for the environment.”
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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 5 of 17, November 8, 2009

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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 5 of 17, November 8, 2009

Dr. Michael Greger (vegan): “According to the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the three greatest threats facing humanity: Number one is the global food crisis; climate change is number two; and pandemic influenza is number three - all of which have to do with our food choices.” “What has been happening in recent years to trigger these kinds of unprecedented changes in both swine and chicken flu viruses? Let’s ask the world’s leading expert, Dr. Robert Webster, as did the senior correspondent of News Hour with Jim Lehrer:” “‘Farming practices have changed.’ He talks about growing up on a farm. He says, ‘Now we put millions of chickens into a chicken factory, next door to a pig factory. And this virus has the opportunity to get into one of these chicken factories and make billions and billions of mutations continuously. And so, what we’ve changed is the way we raise animals.’ Five years ago, the world’s three leading authorities got together for a joint consultation – the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the World Organization for Animal Health, the world’s leading veterinary authority – and their job was to uncover the key underlying causes of all these new animal-to-human diseases. Number one on their list, in themes of risk factors, was this increasing demand for animal protein the world over.” “What can we do to prevent this kind of thing in the future? Which is why we’re all here today. The United Nations has urged all governments, local authorities, international agencies ‘need to take a greatly increased role in combating the role of factory farming, which combined with these live bird markets that can provide,’ in their words, ‘ideal conditions for the flu virus to spread and mutate into a more dangerous form. These factory farms can be thought of as the original incubators for dangerous strains of the flu.’” “The editorial concludes, ‘Those who consume animals not only harm those animals and endanger themselves, but they also threaten the wellbeing of future generations. It is time for humans to remove their heads from the sand,’ they say, ‘and recognize the risk to themselves that can arise from the maltreatment of other species.’” “If changes in human behavior can cause new plagues, well, then changes in human behavior may prevent them in the future.”
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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 4 of 17, November 8, 2009

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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 4 of 17, November 8, 2009

Dr. Noam Mohr (vegan): “The UN has estimated that 18% of our emissions causing global warming today are due to animal agriculture. For a comparison, as Mr. Holm pointed out, all the cars, and trucks and SUVs and planes and trains and other modes of transportation in the world together amount to about 12%. So, animal agriculture alone is a far bigger chunk of the problem than all those sources, important sources as they are, put together.” “As we burn forests in order to produce pasture land and farming land to grow feed for animals, we’re emitting all the carbon these trees have taken out of the atmosphere during their entire lifetimes, emitting them all at once, that’s a huge source of our carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. And if you look at formerly forested Amazon rainforest now converted into land used for growing animals for food, it amounts to 90% of all the Amazon rainforest that’s been deforested since 1970 - 90%!” “If you look over 20 years, methane is not 25 times more powerful, it’s 72 times more powerful.” “And in the near-term effects, sources of other gases, like sources of methane, have an outsized effect; and the number one source of methane worldwide is animal agriculture. So, that’s one reason why animal agriculture has a bigger effect than even these large numbers suggest.” “So, the huge numbers of animals we produce end up producing huge amounts of methane. The biggest culprit is dairy production; they produce more methane than any other source.” “One study found that we could reduce the economic burden of reaching our climate targets by 80% if we focused on animal agriculture rather than traditional sources.” “Every time we sit down to dinner, simply by switching your hamburger to a veggie burger, you can make a difference for the future of the planet, for the health of the planet.” Host: The Worldwatch Institute has released a new study called "Livestock and Climate Change” which states, and I quote: “…our analysis shows that livestock and their byproducts actually account for at least 51% of annual worldwide greenhouse gas emissions."
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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 3 of 17, November 8, 2009

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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 3 of 17, November 8, 2009

Mr. Jens Holm (Vegetarian): “We all know about driving less cars, stop flying with the airplanes, taking the train instead, and so on. But I think also we can change the climate by stop eating meat. The meat production is actually responsible for more than all the emissions together from the world’s entire transport sector. That means that meat production emits more gases than the cars, than the trucks, than the airplanes and the boats together. So, by stopping eating meat you can save the planet and you can save the climate. So, please, become a part of the solution: stop eating meat.”Mrs. Maneka Gandhi (vegan): “Let’s take methane. It’s an easy problem to deal with. It’s produced from four sources: livestock (livestock manure), rice farming, coal mines, and landfills. The time has come for both the developed and developing world to recognize that reducing methane is the quickest way to stop global warming, while we wrestle with the problems of technology changes for reducing carbon dioxide. What makes methane so lethal? It may be less than carbon dioxide, but it is 23 times more efficient in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. And methane has a large effect for a brief period. In fact, it lasts in the air for a net lifetime of about 8.4 years, whereas carbon dioxide has a small effect for a long period. What does that mean? It means that if we stop generating methane today, we will see the effect almost immediately.” “The world’s top destroyer of the atmosphere is not the car, nor the factory – it is the meat-eating human being. There is a 400-page United Nations report, which has identified the world’s rapidly growing herds of cattle as the greatest threat to the climate, forests, wildlife and the continuation of the Earth.” “The cost of reducing methane is zero – simply stop eating meat. We can remove methane in one day starting with today’s dinner. If you stop eating meat today, you will stop my Ganges glacier from melting, and 23% of my people will survive, because the magnificent and holy Ganges will stop turning into a stream. And how will this impact you? My people will not become refugees and storm your gates to enter your country. So, not only will you save the world yourself, stopping eating (meat) will also stop so much poverty on the planet. It brings you better health. It eliminates most cancers.”
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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 2 of 17, November 8, 2009

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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 2 of 17, November 8, 2009

Dr. Schneider (m): “So what has the IPCC concluded? Well, they said that the Earth’s warmed up 0.75° C, 1.4° Fahrenheit, since 1850. This is not speculative. This is established beyond doubt. And that’s consistent not just with the thermometers of the world but the rising sea levels as the oceans warm, the melting glaciers, and the fact that plants are blooming earlier a couple of weeks in the spring – those that are changing – and that birds come back on migration. There’s a large amount of evidence. The rate of increase according to our theory should increase with time. That has also happened. And that doesn’t prove it, but that’s strong circumstantial evidence, and humans are part of the story. And the IPCC concluded, based on that and other things that we call ‘fingerprints,’ that human activity is responsible for most of the warming since the 1970s. This is evidence.” “Well, our lifestyle matters. We have to be energy efficient at home. We have to make certain we are good consumers of products: that we read the labels that we buy, the energy star; that we try to get the hybrid and the plug-in cars; we use less imported food stuffs; and for me, personally, I’ve also reduced my meat consumption. I’ve lost weight and feel much better. Making significant difference matters. So, the advocacy of this organization, like eating fruits and vegetables, that’s in line with the advocacy of helping local jobs and reducing our carbon footprint. So, if you can solve more than one problem at once, well, those then get high priority.” Mr. Torregiante (vegetarian): “I've turned into a vegetarian myself, and hopefully a vegan when it's all over with, because I know that it contributes a lot to global warming, the methane gas, from the cows and all the animals. But everybody has to get on board. It's just not me and you and 5,000 other people; it's got to be millions of people who have to join this cause.” Glen (f): “I just am reminded how important it is to be compassionate and I understand about the importance of being vegetarian or vegan. But it’s encouraged me to share it with other people. Just hearing all of these incredible speakers today, it’s just really opened my eyes. We need to do something now. And that’s what’s so wonderful about being vegan: it can be a really… almost an immediate change.” Student A (f): “It was definitely the methane vs. carbon dioxide, and the 1000 gallons of water it takes to make a gallon of milk, is definitely, just like a short random fact that definitely sticks out in your mind. Be veg! Go green! Save the planet!”
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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 1 of 17, November 8, 2009

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Humanity’s Leap to the Golden Era: Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference, Part 1 of 17, November 8, 2009

First, we will learn about the current climate change situation from renowned scientists, researchers, and world leaders. They will share the latest scientific facts, many of which are not widely discussed. They will also suggest solutions to global warming which are both practical and easily implemented. Finally, we will take a look at what our world might look like after these solutions are implemented. Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan):“I am very grateful to courageous leaders in the world for stepping out of their boundary and to speak out for the sake of everyone. Even if the public does not appreciate their goodwill, Heaven will take note. and they will have a great reward hereafter. It is, of course very difficult to be in the position of authority. To be a leader is to be endowed with bravery, compassion and nobility. That’s why you are a leader. It’s not easy, of course, to be in the position of ‘leader.’ That’s why leaders are few.” “But fewer even still are brave leaders, courageous leaders, righteous leaders and wise leaders. To such wise and courageous ones, we offer full support and respect. We pray that Heaven gives them more strength, more wisdom to carry out their noble duty.” “Being a leader, we must know what is good for our subjects and what is not. And what is good, we have to encourage them to do, facilitate them to do. And what is bad, we have to stop, to protect them. That is the true meaning of ‘a leader.’” Mr. Williams (m): “We’ve studied the pyramid (food pyramid) of how each time you go up a ladder from the biomass that is produced by our autotrophs to the next level, all the way to the top, we lose energy, and so, the eating of animals is very bad. We should go to more a vegetarian diet. Our culture has been raised on these animals but it has gotten our ecosystem out of order.” Dr. Richard Dittman(m):“It’s a nice review of the scientific results of studies and I thought that was very good. I think we have to save the habitat and get to a sustainable lifestyle. I think all human beings have a duty to fellow human beings and to our habitat and to other species, and I think the idea of not being cruel and exploitative, I share those kinds of values.”
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Bless Yourself with Meditation: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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Bless Yourself with Meditation: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 2 of 2

“Don’t make meditation a kind of work; it’s just a relaxation time. Tell your mind it has nothing to do, and to just sit there relaxing. And if you cannot sit too long, you can lie down and rest. Make it pleasant.” “Make it pleasant at first. Don’t make it too hard for the mind, because he doesn’t like it. He doesn’t like working. And if you’re too serious, the mind will rebel, thinking, ‘I don’t like that. I’d like to have fun; I’d like to go out; I’d like to have music or coffee with friends. I don’t want to sit here.’” “First relax the mind. Most often, all of us are very hurried to become a Buddha, and that’s why we have problems. We struggle between the soul and the brain. The soul wants to meditate; the brain wants to play.” “Sometimes the mind tricks us a lot. And if we don’t have someone to encourage us or to hold hands, we cannot continue so fast. That’s why we need a teacher and friends, fellow initiates. Then we can talk out the problem with them, and sometimes they help.” “We’re the top of physical creation. We don’t know if we’re the top of the universe yet. Maybe not, but at least here, we’re the top of creation. So we must carry on our life as dignified as a human being should be, and not be fearful of everything and stupid and in misery, especially when we have the treasure inside that we can always use.” “That’s the only purpose of meditation: that you know yourself and know what true happiness is, not because the Master says so and you have to obey the Master. You obey the Master because it’s good for you, but you must know why. You must know it’s for you, not for the Master.” “It’s an honor, it’s a privilege, and it’s the best fortune of our life to be able to know such a secret. It’s not being forced, it’s not a bargain, and it’s not an obligation. It’s the best of all privileges, the best of all luck, in thousands or millions of lifetimes, that we’re being so easily shown such a door to liberate ourselves of all misery. So work on it. That’s all there is to it.”
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Bless Yourself with Meditation: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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Bless Yourself with Meditation: Selections from “Coloring Our Lives” by Supreme Master Ching Hai (vegan), Part 1 of 2

Supreme Master Ching Hai is a highly gifted, multi-talented and fully enlightened Master. She is also a world-renowned humanitarian, environmentalist, multi-talented author, artist, designer, musician, and a film director. Supreme Master Ching Hai imparts the Truth, as did the Worshipped Shakyamuni Buddha, Lord Jesus Christ, Venerated Lao Tzu, Prophet Muhammad, (Peace Be Upon Him), Sri Guru Nanak and many others. The spiritual practice currently known as the Quan Yin Method is the one practiced by all these enlightened Masters as well. “Coloring Our Lives” is a collection of quotes and spiritual teachings of Supreme Master Ching Hai. In response to the questions and concerns of Truth seekers, Supreme Master Ching Hai provides insights that are both spiritual and practical. Today we share with you the wise teachings of Supreme Master Ching Hai in excerpts from Her book, “Coloring Our Lives.”“Meditation is very popular now. They don’t say ‘meditate to find God,’ but ‘meditate to relax, to become healthier, feel better, live longer and be successful.’ That is, to be successful in every aspect, we must choose a time during the day to rest, not to sleep, but to meditate, or breathe in, breathe out, or whatever. Everyone knows about it now because science has proven it. If we choose a time during the day to rest or meditate, our bodies become healthier. One of the best methods is meditation; that is, choosing a time to meditate every day." “It’s a time for you to treasure. We’ve worked all day, busily taking care of the world and others. So whenever we meditate, that’s a time for us. We must love ourselves first — love others but also love ourselves.” “It’s very good for you. The most precious time for you since the moment you were born and until you die is meditation time. It’s the best thing you do for yourselves. No one can give it to you; only you can give it to yourselves. It’s the best thing that you can do for yourselves — meditation. While you do it for yourselves, others will naturally benefit as well. Your family, relatives, dogs and cats will also benefit. Trees and flowers will benefit too.”
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Experience Heaven on Earth, Part 9 of 9, May 9, 1999

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Experience Heaven on Earth, Part 9 of 9, May 9, 1999

Everything’s OK in Holland. Right? Everything is accepted, lots of freedom of religion. It’s a very cool country. Your country is very cool here. It’s very great here.How are you? How are you? (You are so beautiful, Master!) OK, huh? Right, right, right. Oh, baby. Baby, baby. Oh, baby. Don’t cry. It’s all right. (I miss You, Master. I love You.) (Hallo, Master.) Hallo. (Hallo, Master.)Oh! My God! (Happy Mother’s Day, Master.) Happy. Happy to you. Happy Mother’s Day to you. Yes. See you later. See you. See you later, inside. OK? See you later. Thank you very much. OK. Yes. Yes. Ca va, today?(Make way, make way. )Oh, be careful. (Hallo, Master.) How are you? Yes, hallo. OK. How are you? Hi, how are you guys? Bye. OK. (OK. Come and try.)You know any place near the riverside that cars cannot go in, like people walk, and then you…So, I walked in and I said, “Ooh, this is very unique. I’ve never seen this in the whole world.” Everything’s OK in Holland. Right? Everything is accepted, lots of freedom of religion. It’s a very cool country. Your country is very cool here. It’s very great here. Appelsap? Apple? (It’s orange juice. It’s not applesap.)Not everybody understands. They have a little physical communication problem. But inside we have no problem. (Yes.) We communicate anytime. You should ask me, “Are You beautiful?” After initiation there’s not much to talk about. We just look at each other and laugh.Do you want to hear some jokes? (Yes.) I forgot. I just know some jokes recently. I told a lot of jokes. In Switzerland, I heard a very, very good joke. I laughed for many, many days. Do you want to hear that joke? (Yes.) OK. It’s from one of our sisters in Switzerland. But do you have translation? Anyhow, when I finish one sentence, you just laugh. You know I’m telling a joke, so you laugh, all right? Anyhow. The ones who understand translate to the ones who don’t understand. The way she told it was very, very, very funny. I’m just trying to be as funny as I can. There’s a couple, an English couple. You sit there, be quiet. (Initiation.) What? Go in. Quick, quick, quick, quick. Who else is going? Kids? Initiation time. Go in. Are they going? Done. Close the door. OK.There was a couple, an English couple, a little old. They decided that they should go have a vacation together. So, they drove their car, you know, old… OK, for you who don’t understand English, I’m trying to make… Two persons, old. One man and one woman, a couple, driving car. Go Europe. First, they go to Austria. But please, this I heard (as) a joke only. It’s not true, so the Austrian people, do not get offended. So they went to Austria, and when they passed the border, “Pppzzzzttt!” passed the border, Austria, England, England, Austria. No, England, Austria, passed the border, “Pppzzzzttt!” to Austria. Austria. They’re going to Austria. First time they see big, big, big, big trees. You know, trees? They’re like this, “Boo.” I can’t see a big tree. And they saw a man sitting on top of the tree. On a tree like this, a man sits there. And they stop the car. Stop the car, “Zzzt!” And they look up to the tree, “Hey, what are you doing up there?” So the man says, “Can’t you see? I am driving a motorbike.” Motorcycle from the tree. So, the wife says to the husband, “I think this man is crazy. We better run away fast.” So they drive the car fast. “Zzzzt!” Poof! Gone. After a while, they saw another big tree. Big and tall like that, and there’s another man sitting on top of the tree there. And they stop the car. “Hey, what are you doing up there?” they ask. And the man again says, “Can’t you see? I’m driving a motorcycle.” So, the husband says to his wife, “You were right. I think this is a crazy country. Maybe we better go home.” But the wife says, “We already came so far. Maybe we’ll just try to look a little bit further. If nothing better, then we can go home.” So, the husband says, “OK. We better get out of here fast.” “Zzzoom!” Gone. And then, after a long while, they saw another big tree, big and tall like this, and there’s another man sitting on top of the tree. And they stop the car. “What are you doing up there?” the wife asks. And the husband says, “Don’t ask. He’ll answer the same.” So the wife said, “Never mind, let me try it. You have to always give people a chance.” So OK. So, the husband says, “All right then. What are you doing up there?” So, the man says, “Can’t you see? I’m eating an apple.” So the wife says, “Oh, thank God. Thank God. You don’t know what happened. Far back there, we saw two men who were sitting on top of the trees. And when we asked them what they were doing, they both said that they were driving a motorcycle. It was terrible for us to hear.” So, the man who was eating an apple, just threw the apple down immediately and said, “What! Oh, my God! Are they coming already? I better leave.”Is it good? I think that’s the best joke I heard for a long, long time. I laughed so many days. Every time I drive a car, I remember; and every time I see a motorcycle pass by, I laugh again. It’s so funny. Anyhow, I have so many jokes, but I forgot already. (What about the cheese joke?) The cheese joke? Already told everywhere. Everywhere I go, they give me cheese.They’re hoping that I stay. Hoping. Just make excuse to sit here for you to have a look, because you pay a lot of money for airplane tickets. Just to compensate for your tickets’ money. Do you have any jokes for me? Like “voom, voom, voom.” Is she here, Ursula? No? She liked that joke very much. (I just want to say that Ireland is a very beautiful country. You are going to Ireland, right?) Yes. To Dublin. (It’s very beautiful.) I’m sure, I saw it on the movies. (It’s beautiful.) Yes. Are you going there? (No, I was there three times in the last six months.) Oh, (yes. But it’s very nice. The people, we…the Dutch, think that the Irish are a little bit like the Dutch, but they are really different.) Oh, yeah? (They are very on the ground, very earthed.) Yes. What do you mean by that? They are nice? (Well, they’re very realistic. In Holland we are a little bit dreamy, but there, they are really, you know, they’re really here.) So, what will we do? What shall I do about it? What do I expect? (Make them…) (Tell them Your jokes.) Tell them the joke about the trees? (Africa.) Africa. OK. Well, the trees are more suitable for the Austrians than the Hollanders, the dreaming people, right? No, I’m just joking. No country is like that. Don’t tell this to Austrian people. They will kill us. No, everybody can take a joke now and again. OK, huh? Kiddos. Thank you for all the effort and your love and your presence. See you around. Goodbye. Thank you. (Goodbye.) Thank you all for coming. (Thank You for Your hard work, Master.) Not at all. (Thank You, Master, for visiting the Netherlands.) It’s nothing. You’re welcome.(Happy Mother’s Day.) Happy Mother’s Day to you! (Happy birthday, Master.) It’s not my birthday yet. Not yet, not yet. How are your husband and child? Very good. All of you are so young. OK, babies. Take care and we love each other very much. (Thank You.) See you. I’ll see you again. (Poland. Poland.) Because my luggage is getting smaller every day. I need this, I need that. Where is California people? (Yes, I’m here.) Give them this to send to Florida. (Yes.) Send it, OK. (This one is for Master. Master please take this.) OK. OK. (That pair of shoes. The shoes, Master.) This pair of shoes? Send them as well? It’s just a pair of shoes, you want it too? (Yes, this as well.) Everybody wants to take my things. How can I give the shoes I’m wearing?Some of you are going to another country? (Yes.) If you go, then see you later. If you don’t go, then see you later. OK. Ciao. (Yes, Master. Bye-bye.) I got to go. Ciao, babies! (Bye-bye, Master. Thank You, Master.) Wait, wait, wait, wait. Hollander, come here. (Hollander, only. Hollander. Sister, back, back, please.) Hollander. (Master, nice to meet You. I am a driver if You need.) Driver? From Holland? Ah, very nice. Thank you. You what?(Master, please leave safely.) I’m supposed to be alone, so everybody can take care of their jobs. You know, more important is I do my job. I alone, no problem, I take care of myself. (We again welcome You to the Netherlands.) Thank you. Good. Bye-bye. (Bye-bye, Master! I love You.) (Bye, Master. Bye!)
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Experience Heaven on Earth: Questions and Answers, Part 8 of 9, May 9, 1999

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Experience Heaven on Earth: Questions and Answers, Part 8 of 9, May 9, 1999

I demand nothing from you. I just offer you God realization. I offer you that you can see God right away, and you can see Hirm every day, and it's up to you…because I cannot give you my experience if you don't experience it yourself. I can only tell you that the candies taste very good, and I have tasted it, and it's good, and I have plenty more, so please, if you want, you can taste it.(The Bible says, "In the last time a lot of people come in my name and talk in my name." How do I know You have the right spiritual quality?)I cannot prove it to you. I don't want to. I have told you everything that I offer. You take it or you don't take it. Everything is free. Your choice is free. If you come, I will be obliged to spend my time, energy, and maybe money to take care of you, to serve you. And if you don't come, then I take care of someone else. I demand nothing from you. I just offer you God realization. I offer you that you can see God right away, and you can see Hirm every day, and it's up to you. You can try it or you leave it. If I teach you to do evil, if I teach you to go harm somebody else, if I teach you not to believe in God, then maybe you’d have a problem believing, but I just teach you to be good, to do good, and to know God, and I don't want anything from you. So, it's up to you. I can only prove to you, if you come in and prove it to yourself that everything I say is 100% truth. But if you just listen to me and you don't give me a chance, then I can never prove it to you, because I cannot give you my experience if you don't experience it yourself. I can only tell you that the candies taste very good, and I have tasted it, and it's good, and I have plenty more, so please, if you want, you can taste it.But if you say, "No, how do you know if your candy is fake or real?" Then suit yourself. Plenty of candies. Enough for everybody. "In my Father's house, there are many mansions."You are welcome to come in, or you stay out. I am not in a hurry; I have the whole eternity. And if I die, there will be another guy coming after me to teach you. If you don't feel hurried now, you wait for the next guy. Plenty of time.(What do You think about the angels? Angels? (Yes.) They are my friends. They do anything I want. Very helpful people. The Father sends them to help me. And after you are initiated, I also ask Hirm to supply some more angels for yourself. Personal assistants, at least five for each. Enough? You can see them in meditation, you can request their help. Sometimes you can see them like this, too.Oh, so sour! I told you the candy’s good, but it’s a little sour, this one. This is a lemon one, there’s so many tastes. It’s good, it’s just that I’m not on a diet program, I don’t need sour stuff. It’s good, but I think it’s better to not eat it. It’s just an example. I don’t really like candy so much. I hardly eat them.(No more questions.) No more questions? Fantastic! Thank you for being so, so lovingly patient. Thank you, thank you, thank you. (Thank You.)I will come back. During the initiation time when they’ve finished with all the detailed instructions. I don’t have to be present during initiation, but since I’m here, I will come personally. Is that enough? No more questions really?I’ll see you later. God bless you and your country. I enjoy very much my stay here. And beautiful in summer, so many flowers. Can you give all these flowers to all the mothers today? Yes, because this is Mother's Day. And all these are for you, please take whatever you like. Yes? (Can I help?) Yes. (Give it to the audience?) Yes. Put it near so they can see or put it behind, beside there. Yes, please. Just because we want to save time, so I cannot offer you personally. Please forgive me. Have a refreshment. Here you are, baby. There’s some more there. Take it.(Ladies and gentlemen, if you want to be initiated, please go to the information desk.) No? (No.) (There you can fill in the papers to have initiation. It will take place after a short break. In the meantime, you can eat a sandwich.) Oh! And we have sandwiches even! Here you are. Oh man! OK. I touch everything and you come get it yourselves. OK? Here, love.(If there are people in the hall, if you want to be initiated, there is an information desk at the end of the site in the lounge. There are forms that you can fill in. So, if you want to be initiated, you can go there, there are the papers to fill in.) Children only.(Ladies and gentlemen, initiation papers are behind there in the lounge, next to the information desk, the entrance. If you want initiation, go to the information desk in the lounge. Ladies and gentlemen, if you want to have initiation, please go to the information desk in the lounge at the entrance. Ladies and gentlemen, if you want to be initiated, please go to the information desk in the lounge at the entrance.)Hold it up so they know I touched it. I touch it and then you take. OK. Hallo. Please bless the fruit. OK. Same thing, same thing. OK?. Thank you. Once you take it, you go away so people can… Please, go ahead. I am afraid I’d have to stay until tomorrow. Here you are. Got it? Yes, go, go. Here, baby. (Thank You.) You want what? (An apple.) Apple? You look nice. Have some candies over there. Can you get me some candy for the kid? (Get the candy.) Here, baby. Have some candies. Here, here, here. Kids. Kids’ candy. Here, honey. All right. Kid, you have it? More for him. Use the shirt. Give the baby some fruits. I don’t know if he could eat this. With love. You have it already? Yes. Just for fun. For fun. OK. Do we have more? Go get. Here, here. Oh, no! Down, down. There is plenty of food I already touched here.The old brothers and sisters, the old initiated, I will see you later. You can ask me more questions if you want. Now let me take care of the new brothers and sisters first. Afterwards, we’ll see each other. God bless. They are all gone? (Do you have flowers? Give her a bunch.) All gone? Have an apple. (Thank You.) God bless you. (May God be with You.) I’ll see you later. (Make way please. Make way; She walks by.) See you later. (Make way, please.) Hare Krishna. See you later. See you later. Yes, yes. Very good people here. Yes. How are you? How are you? (Thank You.)(Dear Master!) Yes, yes. (Thank You, Master.) Just arrived? (Yes, we have just arrived.) I thought you were busy. (Yes. I love You.) (I love You, Master.) See you. OK? All right.
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Experience Heaven on Earth: Questions and Answers, Part 7 of 9, May 9, 1999

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Experience Heaven on Earth: Questions and Answers, Part 7 of 9, May 9, 1999

The negative power actually does not exist at all because everything comes from God. He is also a part of God and he is doing his job. Because in order to make us strong, there must be obstacles, there must be tests and tribulations. But if we truly want to know God again, there is nothing that can stop us. The negative power is there to remind us to go back to the Kingdom of God to avoid all this suffering and negative influence.(I brought with me a wish to Holland three years ago, the wish from my sister-in-law. She is in China. She is Your honest student. I knew You also from her. I really hope I have the chance to see You face to face, on behalf of the whole family in China and of all Your honest students. Thank You.)Then you go there. You go there and see her. Who asked that question? Raise your hand please. Cannot you go there? Who asks this question? If you don’t have the money to go there, I can help you. But you have to go there yourself. That’s why I ask who asks it. If you need the financial help, then I can help right away. But anything else you have to do. It’s simple. Just go there and see her. Why wishing, wishing? This doesn’t cost much. Next one. Nobody raises a hand, huh?(What is hell? What is negative… Is that the price of freedom? Thank You. What are negative forces?)Why did it start, right? (Yes, and what is hell, and why does it exist? And why does God allow us to know it?)I understand some Holländisch, I am surprised. Waarom (why) and all that, yes. It’s similar to German.The negative power actually does not exist at all because everything comes from God. He is also a part of God and he is doing his job. Because in order to make us strong, there must be obstacles, there must be tests and tribulations. But if we truly want to know God again, there is nothing that can stop us. The negative power is there to remind us to go back to the Kingdom of God to avoid all this suffering and negative influence. You see, sometimes in a disaster we pray to God more sincerely.(Would Master like to go on or start with initiation?) Go home now? (No, no, go on, go on with the lecture) Oh, go on? (or start with initiation.) They still have not finished with the registration outside, and when they’ve finished it then we can also start the initiation. So, tell me when you’ve finished. I do what you wish only.(Should I put an oath to get the transmission? Should I bind myself to something?) Bind yourself to something? (Yes.) No, you only bind yourself to God, which is yourself. I help you to release yourself from the binding bondage of the negative power and this world, and then you will be free. There is no binding, no condition. All you have to do is meditate every day for yourself. You don't even have to see me again, don't have to call me “teacher,” “Master” – nothing. You don't have to even know me again if you don't want to. If you can go alone, go alone. You are not obliged to anything because you are God. I just help you to realize again that you are God. So, it's up to you because you lose nothing. You will gain a lot. You will regain the Kingdom of God, you will regain yourself. There is no cost, no obligation, no membership – nothing. (What if enlightenment means that I have to let go of things I have now? For example, leaving someone I love.)Why? Why would you have to leave someone you love? Because of initiation? (Yes, because of enlightenment.) No, you don't have to leave anybody. I wasn’t enlightened, that’s why I left my husband. And when I was enlightened, he was already remarried. What was I to do?I left him because I thought I had to be free to go here and there, to go get enlightenment. He wanted children and I wanted enlightenment, so I had to say, “OK you’re free. You have children with somebody else. I have to go.” But after I became enlightened, I knew that you don’t have to leave anybody, but it was too late.You don't know, our brothers and sisters continue to stay at home making babies. What do you think? When we gather at New Year, Christmas Day, children, a lot of children; I have to spend a lot of money, giving them Christmas gifts and everything. I have so many children. What do you think, where they come from? No, you stay right where you are. Don't go anywhere.If you want to come see me sometimes because you need to ask some direct questions or you want to see a friend, then it's OK. But you go for a few days or a week, then you come back home. I’ll kick you out of my ashram if you don’t go home. Yes, you ask the old brothers and sisters, how many begged me to let them stay in my center, or do this, do that for me, I’d say, "No, you go home and do work for your family and take care of your family, because God entrusts the family in your hands, and that's your job. You don't stay here." Except some of the young bachelors; they try to live a renunciate life for a while, it's OK. The more we are enlightened, the more we have to be loving to our close ones. Well, it's not “have to,” we just feel that way. We feel we love them more, we understand them more, and we respect them more as God's children. So, don't worry about that. I am just a teacher. I’m a little busy.I already left my husband, and he’s already re-married, so, I stay like this, but you don’t go anywhere. OK?(There is some German, but I can't read German.) Come here and give it to me. (Is there a sister of Yours who is already fully enlightened? Do You…)Ah, he has English here, look! He wants to know if I have a sister who also is fully enlightened. Why is that? Am I not enough for you? Translate.No. He asks if I have a sister… They ask if I have a sister also fully enlightened. That’s why I ask whether I’m not enough for him or whoever. Yes, I have sisters. And whether they are fully enlightened or not, you have to ask them. This is a personal question. I don’t check up on everybody’s progress unless they tell me.(Another German.) Normally they write English down there. OK.(Does one incur bad karma [retribution] when you go fishing?) What is that? (Oh, fishing!)Oh! When you go fishing? Of course, you will get a lot, a lot of bad karma (retribution). Or what do you think? That the fish gets the bad karma (retribution) or what? Of course, if you go fishing, then you create, of course, heavy karma (retribution) because you are terminating a living being when his time has not yet come, when he hasn't gone naturally by God's will. Anytime we terminate an existence by our own self-will, we create a burden for our soul, and it's very difficult for us to erase that later on.(What about the world's various mythological beliefs? Are they all just people's imagination or fiction?) What is… (Mythology beliefs.) Oh, mythology, those stories? Some of them are truth, some of them are more kind of more modernized or more modified, some are just imagination for amusement. It depends, yes.(If we reach complete enlightenment, like Buddha for example, is there really not any dark space within us left over? Do we have to accept this?) When you are completely enlightened, then there is completely (inner Heavenly) light; there’s no more darkness; that is concerning the soul. But if you mean about the physical body, then you have to do what you do here on this planet until the time has come, then you go Home.(After initiation...Can he meditate with another group?) Yes, yes, I know. (Group, yes.) Yes, you can. You can because you can meditate anywhere. You can meditate on the bus, you can meditate at Keukenhof, you can meditate on the airplane, you can meditate in the cheese factory, in the toilet, in the bathroom – anywhere. No problem. Today, I went to see Keukenhof because I felt so stuffy in my small hotel room. And then there was a Muslim taxi driver and we were talking and we got on very well, because I knew so much about the Qur’an, and he liked it very much.And then, while driving, I was just closing my eyes and trying to meditate a little bit and he said, "Are You sleeping?" And I said, "No, no, I am just trying to pray a little." Because if I say I meditate, I wonder if he’d understand because the Muslims, they pray five times. So, I said, "I also pray, you know, five times or six times a day." So, he understood that. He said, "But You pray, You must go to the mosque, and You must do this and that." I said, "No, our prayers are simple." I said, "I have a mini mosque I carry in my handbag, and I do whatever I can now, and when I go home, I do the rest." Yes, our method is very convenient – nobody even knows that you are contacting God. While you sit there, seeing Heaven, Light, contacting God, nobody knows anything. I told you, nobody suspects that you are a saint. And just now, he brought me back here again and he kind of asked what I was doing. I said, "I am just going to give a little talk inside." I said, "You are busy; otherwise, you are welcome to come in and listen." He had been taking me all day here and there, but we just talked about Muslims, that's it. And then we ate sandwich together. Yes, and he was very kind, very nice to me. I didn’t have money; he even lent me money. Later, I got back from the bank and I gave it to him. He felt he could trust me. He was extremely kind to me.
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Experience Heaven on Earth: Questions and Answers, Part 6 of 9, May 9, 1999

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Experience Heaven on Earth: Questions and Answers, Part 6 of 9, May 9, 1999

The more you know that God, the more you feel secure, loved, protected, and even your family, your friends will be also, by the way, protected. Even the one who is already dead a hundred years ago that you don't even know of, five generations behind you are also protected and uplifted to Heaven due to the power of your awakening.(Can you be initiated if you are already initiated by another master, like Bhagwan?)Well, if you think that past initiation is enough for you and if that way of life suits you, and you believe in that, then you continue. If you think it's not enough, you don't feel satisfied somehow, something missing, then you know you should seek this one. In your heart, you must know. You talk to God, you pray to Hirm; and if Hes has guided you here, maybe Hes wants you to be here.(Are there different levels of enlightenment?) Yes, definitely. Just like there are different spiritual teachers in this world. You might have been initiated, so-called initiated by another master, as you’ve asked me, but your master has taught you the best that he knows, but there might be something else you should know. Even within high school or college there are different classes, yes, and if you feel you have not learnt enough from one method, then you should move on to the higher one. And if you are not sure, then you wait. You go home and pray more to God, and pray, pray, until you intuitively know what is good for you.(Does wearing leather or having leather furniture affect a person's karma [retribution]?)It does. Every time I sit on a leather chair in a car, I feel very, very sleepy. But people have different sensitivity levels. Sometimes people don't feel it. Everything in this world affects us, not just leather. Sometimes, you see some violent film, you go home, you feel uncomfortable, you feel pain. Sometimes you see a sad film, you go home and are in a bad mood. Sometimes you see a pornographic film, you go home, toss and turn and feeling trouble in your chakra, lower chakra, for example. Sometimes, you sit next to a person whose energy is a little heavy, then you also feel affected in some way. That's why we need spiritual power reawakened to protect us, to lift us out of this gross, coarse level of existence. Otherwise, Heaven is right in front of us, and we could not see. (Please clarify the effect on a person's karma [retribution], when he is ending a sick or diseased patient.)When he’s tending sick or diseased patients. (Yes. Or ending an animal’s life, like a vet.) Yes. Yes. It is very clear, it’s just when you read it, I cannot understand. I’m sorry. When a person is tending a sick… (Ending.) tending… Oh, ending. (Ending.) Oh! Ending. Meaning he has to put to death a dog or something like that.Well, if he does it as a request from someone else, he is not responsible. It just affects his heart; he will not like that. And of course, if he does it too often, he will feel very sad because of the compassion he feels for the animal or the sick person. And in that way, it's already affected him. It's similar with soldiers; they are ordered to kill, so they are not responsible. But that is if he is compulsed to go into the army. If he volunteers to go into the army...Well, it's very difficult to explain. For example, he has been in the army with the intention of protecting his country, and then he was under the command of a higher officer, but during the war, he was ordered to kill, and it wasn't his intention. It wasn't his hatred that he kills the other person, then he is not responsible.(I am sometimes afraid of discovering myself. What can I do? Thank You!) Then don't discover yourself. You should be afraid of hell, not yourself. There are worse things than discovering yourself.(Can the meditation You offer protect me or anyone not to be affected by negative forces from outside or within us?) Of course, of course. Definitely. Of course. You see... Can I explain a little further about that? It's not the meditation that protects you, it is the awakening of your own power within yourself that will protect you. It is the knowing that you are God that will protect you. The Bible says that God lives within you. I am just going to show you how to find that God, then Hes will protect you. But the meditation just means that you calm yourself down, so that you can communicate with each other, with that God within you. The more you know that God, the more you feel secure, loved, protected, and even your family, your friends will be also, by the way, protected. Even the one who is already dead a hundred years ago that you don't even know of, five generations behind you are also protected and uplifted to Heaven due to the power of your awakening. (Dear Master Ching Hai, it is well known that in 1999, August, there will be a big disaster in the world. Is that a disaster in humans' hearts or in the new world?) Or in what? (Or in the new world.) In the new world? (Yes.)The world is old, why new? Disaster always happens; don't wait until August '99. If we go out there and we don't drive carefully, have an accident, disaster is already there for you. What is the use, if the world is still there and you get into disaster yourself? So, do not wait for the world's disaster. Protect yourself from today.Don't ask me to predict the future, because there is no such thing as fixed future for mankind or any “kind.” If there is really a fixed future for any “kind,” then Jesus cannot do anything, Buddha did not have to come, and we don't have to meditate. We don't even have to pray. What is the use, right? The negative power wants you to believe that there will be a disaster of this and that and the other.I want you to know that God's grace is greater than any negative power in any disaster or any prediction. So, we have to get in touch with God's grace and then we are protected. Thank you. Shall I read the question for you? (Please, write your questions clearly.)(Can You open us all to come in contact with God?) Only the one who really wants it in his heart, will be opened. When you want to be open that means it will be opened. I can do everything, but you are God, you have to allow me. So, if you want to, you can go outside and put your name down, and tell us that you want to learn about the method, and later we’ll call you. And I will teach the ones who want to learn. You can go now already and when I finish this, I’ll show you. Go quietly so you don’t disturb the neighbors. And you can ask more questions later on. If you leave now, you can ask more questions later.(Can I get initiation alone? Or can we get it all together?) You can get it alone, but then I have to stay here three years to finish one by one. There is no secret between us. We can share it with everyone else if they want the same thing.
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Experience Heaven on Earth: Questions and Answers, Part 5 of 9, May 9, 1999

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Experience Heaven on Earth: Questions and Answers, Part 5 of 9, May 9, 1999

We can help by sincere prayer, but we must be enlightened, we must be connected with this God power first, and then whatever we think will come true, whatever we want will come true.(How do we reconnect with the sound of God inside, and how to do that?) I will show you later.(Is the future of our Earth fixed?) No, it's not. We can make it better, we can make it worse, because we have the power to change – but only if we know how to get that power. If everyone does not do anything about our inner power and just stays the way they are, then the future of the world is fixed. But if some of us try to do it better, try to know the secret of the universe, and try to make use of the God power within us, then we can change the future of the planet. (Very often I hear God speak, but sometimes I doubt if it is God's voice. Sometimes I get visions as answers for my questions. How can she know if it is God's voice?) That's why I will show you how to verify it. You see, that's why I ask that you get the proper instruction, so that you will not be lost in the spiritual world, in spiritual adventure, because in the spiritual world there are also dangers. At the time of transmission, God power will protect you from that day on, so nothing can happen to you and all the experiences will be very clear to you. And we will tell you how to identify whether it's God or whether it's from the negative power. That's why it takes like one or two hours. Otherwise, enlightenment is like this. Enlightenment is just a second, but because you have to continue your process of knowing your complete Self every day, little by little every day, so we have to tell you about the many tricks and traps, and give advice on the spiritual journey so that you can help yourself at home, alone, and you don't need to always ask me.But of course, you can always ask me later if you are not clear yet. Because in the beginning, maybe you have a few questions. It will be clear to you later, after some time of practice. In the beginning, if you want to ask me questions, you can write or you can come see me sometimes, because sometimes we make a gathering; everyone who has questions can come see me and then I answer all of them, individually, one by one. At that time, only you can come; nobody else can. That’s why we will give you an ID card, and only you can come to talk to me individually. If we don’t know your ID card, you cannot come there. Not for me, because of the guards and all the people.Because spiritual business is only between two of us. Not concerning other people. So, you will come alone and ask me yourself. Next one, please.But it costs nothing, costs nothing. All the questions now, from today, anything I teach you, anything I do for you, all free, free. But you have to pay for your ticket though. Sometimes I pay. Some people don’t have money; I pay for them, too, if they really need it. Sometimes we do. But most of the time, after initiation, everybody becomes so intelligent; they work well, they earn more money, and everybody takes care of themselves wonderfully.(Do You expect the future coming of Christ as many of us do?) No, I don't. I know He came already. The same, you ask the same question like the Jews asked themselves when Jesus was alive. They were waiting for the Messiah and killed the one that already came. Don’t do the same again. (How can we help our brothers and sisters in the Balkans, in the war with Kosovo?) In the what? (In the war.) The war? (War in Kosovo. How can we help our brothers and sisters?) In Yugoslavia? (Yes.)There are many ways you can help. If you believe that one side is bad, then you join the other side and kill them? Then his brother and sister or son will come and kill you, your brother and sister, and his son kills your son… blah blah.And there’s another way to help, is that You see whoever suffers, the refugees, you contribute some money for them, help their lives become better. And we do that. We don't join either side and don't kill anybody. We just help when the situation is already so bad, and we just make it a little better if we can. The best way to help is to get yourself enlightened; otherwise, it might be your turn next. Once you are enlightened, if you have relatives and friends, you can even pray for them better because you can tell God what you want. Now God also knows what you want but you don't know what God wants. That's the problem. That's why many prayers are not answered. Because God answers, but we don't hear. Because God talks in a subtle language, we have to quiet down in order to receive it. And we call this meditation, contemplation, or quiet prayer – whatever. But we have to open our contact with God first. We have to plug back in, reconnect the telephone, and then we can talk to Hirm and we can receive the answer. Now God tells us to do one thing, and we do another because we are not connected; that's the problem in this world. If the people fighting in Yugoslavia can contact directly to God, they would not start the war at all. God won't tell them to do that. So, since it's started, it has to continue to some point. Just like the engine of the car has started and it's downhill, it has to run its course and then it will stop.We can help by giving our loving thoughts and loving power. But our prayers must be powerful. And at the moment, our prayers don't have power because we are not connected with the power inside. That's why Jesus did not waste His time trying to go around stopping any wars, and Buddha did not go around trying to make peace between countries. They were busy teaching people to get enlightenment because They knew that's the only solution to any problem on this planet and any other planet in the universe. We can help by sincere prayer, but we must be enlightened, we must be connected with this God power first, and then whatever we think will come true, whatever we want will come true. At the moment, we want something but we don't have anything to back it up. Just like we want to buy a dress, we want to buy shoes, but we don't have money in the bank. Have money in the bank first, then anything else you want, you can buy. Thank you. I can see that talking about money, you like it. It is very practical. Everybody understands the language.(How do you deal with an enemy’s attacks on a person?) How do I heal? (How do you deal with the attacks of people?) How do I deal with the attacks of people? (Yes.) You mean me personally or generally? (How does one?) How does one deal? Again, we have to be enlightened. And then you will know how because every situation is different. I cannot tell you a general guide of what to do, but mostly, we have to do it lovingly. But because many people in this world are also not enlightened, therefore, they sometimes tend to be violent. So, even if you try to be gentle, it doesn't always work. Yes, that's why we still have war, and that's why everybody must be enlightened. As long as there are ignorant people on this planet, we still have the threat to peace. Threat to peace. If there are ignorant people, then… Thank God you understand English. What’s next?(What about the Mother of the World? What about the heart? What about love and wisdom? This is the middle path of the Buddha. What about the expansion of consciousness? Is this a process?) Yes, I am trying to expand your consciousness. I am here to help you to expand your consciousness; and you can have loving power, you can be more intelligent, happiness – whatever you want, you have. We are talking in the same language, except I know how and you don't. We all talk about the flowers, except I have it here and you don't. Nice, yes.(Are You a saint?) What do you think? Do I look like a saint to you? No. I don’t, huh? Thanks God. If I look like a saint, I will be in more trouble. I already have enough trouble without looking like a saint. It's not important that I am a saint or not. It's important that you will be a saint. And I guarantee you will become a saint, if I teach you. Yes, in the name of God, I promise.
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Experience Heaven on Earth: Questions and Answers, Part 4 of 9, May 9, 1999

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Experience Heaven on Earth: Questions and Answers, Part 4 of 9, May 9, 1999

You will become the Master! You must become a Master. Even if you think I am a Master, you’ll become one like me, and you bless yourself and bless everybody else. It is better that way than to go begging for spiritual blessing. You are God's children. I can make your heavenly dream come true, but you must do everything yourself. I can show you how to make your dreams come true and you do the rest.OK? Oh my God! Wow, wow, wow. (If I miss something, you will take it, OK?) (Yes.) Wow! Can you imagine what a difficult job it is! All you have to do is concentrate. (Yes.) Close your eyes (All right.) and think of your wisdom center here. Don’t look at people. Don’t hear them. Don’t look at me. Don’t hear me. I mean, you hear inside and then you will not miss one word. Try. Like this is… it’s fun but I forgot also. Wait for me, I’m coming. I mean, wait for us. I mean, I have no problem, but they have problem. You see, that’s the problem when they are not open.That’s why. You see that? Just translate a little bit, a few sentences. And English, my English is very simple. It’s first class, meaning I attended the first class of English. Very simple, and three persons already having trouble. It doesn’t sound like what I said. (All right.) Even though I don’t understand Holländische (Dutch) but it did not sound very much. OK. All right then, all right. Most of you understand English. (Yes.) Yes.So please do forgive our best-intentioned translators. It’s easy to sit there and criticize. It’s difficult to do. When you sit there, you are more relaxed because it’s not your job. Once you come here and try to do God’s job, the power is so strong, you get nervous, you forgot. Translate. (I translate this?) All right. Also, try to make it fast. Try to translate fast so we don’t lose so much time. (OK.) Because people like to go home after also. We have like transmission later for people who like it, so we better make it fast. Please. Translate. You should translate. It’s OK? (Yes.) You can hear? (Yes.) From behind, yes? (Yes.) It’s clear? Oh, wonderful! Wonderful! Yes. (Thank You.) OK. You’re doing a good job, continue.So, the process of enlightenment, there is no process at all. The moment you want it and then when we sit together, I just tell you what to do, and then you get it. It's that simple, so we don't need too much translation.You have to speak word by word clearly, not like you talk with friends, because the people are not used to your accent yet. I mean, we are strangers here. (We are all families.) Huh? (We are all families.) I know that. But I mean it takes long time to get used to somebody’s way of speaking, so we have to speak clearly. That’s why I speak the way I do – one, two, three. Normally, I speak softly like you, very soft and beautiful like you. I think all of you understood what I wanted to say, and we can just stop right here and if you have any more questions, I can answer you one by one.And if you think somebody else translates better, (you’re) welcome to try. Yes. We have many talents in Holland, and that is very good. (Can everybody hear me?) Sure. (So, I’ll give it a try, OK?) OK. If you want… If you have any questions, because of technical problems, you please write it down and hand it to our people. And then he can read it and I’ll answer right away. I will answer any question. Any question. Yes? Anybody wants to…(Do we have to be open to…) You write it down. Other people, please write it down quick. Yes.(Do we have to be open to receive enlightenment?)No, no. You are not open, that's why you need to be open. You don't need to be opened – we will help you to open. If you're already open, you don't need me. (Yes, that's what I mean.)All you need is to just to want to know yourself. (Thank You.) Actually, we don't have to do anything to receive the grace of God because the Kingdom of God is within us. It is that you just don't know how. So, when at the time of transmission, we just sit quietly and God does the rest. (Yes, I have a question, too.) Where are you? (Here.) Yes. Because of too much trouble with the microphone, so please, the other people write down meanwhile and we read it immediately. Yes. (Yes.)(I would like to ask: If you see God, you say that you don't see God as a man or as a woman, it appears to you, but do you visualize God as a human being or...?) No, you don't visualize. Hes comes the way Hes wants. You need to wait for me. (OK, sorry.) You don't have to visualize because God is God. You cannot visualize Hirm. Hes comes the way Hes wants.(The question: How does the transmission take place?) You will know it later. If you want to know, you stay behind, and after the conference we'll show you. I cannot explain it. It is in silence. It’s just the power of God is doing; there is no talk, no language to describe that. That's why it needs a living transmission pole. Otherwise, all the Bibles would be writing about how to do it a long time already and we would have been able to do it ourselves already. It needs a living transmission. And in every era of the planet, God chose at least one or two, or three, as the way Hes wanted to transmit this power to Hiers children, whoever wants to go back to the Kingdom of God.(Another question: How to reconnect…) Can you please read in Holländisch first and then you read English? (OK.) (So, in English, how to reconnect with the sound of God inside and to heal in that? I am open for this to happen.) Yes, you stay behind and I’ll show you how. I’ve told you many times. After this, if you are in a hurry, you can go out and tell my people that you want it and put your name down, and later we’ll call you. Only for the ones who want it; other people who don’t want, we don’t teach you. You have to want it yourself, of course. You don’t translate what I said? (You speak too quick.) Brother, can you understand me better? You try, (You try again.) and you speak faster. (OK.) You can stay there also and remind him if he forgets something. And you speak fast and speak in the microphone, please.(How to see You face to face, on behalf of the whole family in China, who are all Your honest students. Could You make my dream come true?) What kind of dream do you want to come true? If you want your dreams to come true, you have to walk the way I walk. There is no way to go back to the Kingdom of God except you walk yourself. I cannot go everywhere presenting myself to you as a Master who knows everything, who can do everything. And then you always stay like a weak person, always have to beg me for things. You will become the Master! You must become a Master. Even if you think I am a Master, you’ll become one like me, and you bless yourself and bless everybody else. It is better that way than to go begging for spiritual blessing. You are God's children. I can make your heavenly dream come true, but you must do everything yourself. I can show you how to make your dreams come true and you do the rest. I cannot tell you lie. Everyone must enlighten himself and bless himself with everything he wants to have in this life and the next life – I mean, in Heaven. Jesus has said that, "No one comes to the Father except through me." That means He will show you the way. He is the only one at that time who could show you the way, and then you will see the Father. If you try to do it by yourself, you don't know how, you don't have guidance, then you cannot do it.(Why can one not talk about his experience with others?) You can, but they don’t understand. They might laugh at you and think that you are boasting, you are blasphemous, and you are an atheist, and whatever.
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Experience Heaven on Earth, Part 3 of 9, May 9, 1999

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Experience Heaven on Earth, Part 3 of 9, May 9, 1999

If we will be transmitted this God power or we get rekindled this existing power within us again, then we can also experience Heaven, while we are living on this planet. We can also have the healing power, we can also have the blessing from God, so we can share it with others, we can also be successful in spiritual life as well as material life at the same time. We can have both Heaven and Earth at the same time and enjoy both.Because God is nameless, God is invisible in some way, so it is difficult for us to know Hirm. But if Hes has chosen someone to transmit this power from Hirm, then it's easier for us to relate, and then we can assimilate this gradually, until we become one with God, until we know God completely, and that is the process of complete enlightenment.The person who is chosen to be a transmitting pole for God power is no better than anybody else on this planet. It's just that in order to light a torch, another torch has to be alighted, and then you use that torch to light another and then light another and light another. So, in order to light many torches, one torch, one fire, must be made in the beginning, and that is just a chosen pole. Someone has to begin first, and everything else comes from there. So, in my experience that God has shown me, there is no mystery about how to know God. It's very, very simple; even children can have the experience of God, exactly the experience that is written in the Bible. Like, if Moses has seen God as a big bush of flames, if other saints have heard God like the sound of many waters, we can experience exactly the same like that, and more.That's why Jesus has told us that whatever He can do, we can do also. Because it's not Him that was doing, it was the Father. Similar to us, if we will be transmitted this God power or we get rekindled this existing power within us again, then we can also experience Heaven, while we are living on this planet. We can also have the healing power, we can also have the blessing from God, so we can share it with others, we can also be successful in spiritual life as well as material life at the same time. We can have both Heaven and Earth at the same time and enjoy both. Because most of us enjoy only the world and do not know there is another world that exists, that is, Heaven. We've heard that Heaven exists and we can see it after we die, but it is not so: we can see it right now.We can see it in two ways. One way is more materialized, like after the process of transmission, we become happier, we become more intelligent, more quick reacting, more tolerant, more loving, and more successful in many ways. And sometimes we can even see the future and the past, and we can know how to solve the present problems, etc. And all the people around us, family and friends, become better and better also. And that is one materialized way of the grace of God.It’s enough? You don’t… Is that enough? No, I ask there. So, you don’t remind him anything? (He tried to put the essence in.) OK, the essence. All right. I hope you’re satisfied.But there is another way that we can see Heaven truly, with our heavenly eye, and that is, literally speaking, we can enter Heaven as a place. And we enter it not by the physical body, but by a spiritual body, and then we can come back again to the physical body and continue our daily activities – and nobody ever suspects that we are a saint. That saves a lot of problems. People don't come and flock to our house and start worshipping the dirt at our feet and make our home become a free “kostenlos” hotel. Because you know very well, throughout history, any saint who became well-known, then he is finished. He has no privacy, no time for himself, no home, no rest, no anonymity – nothing. He has become a servant of the public.You see, in the old times, if you read the Bible, any Bible, even the Qur’an, the Christian, the Buddhist, they stated, some saints in the past, the way they see Heaven – they come up to Heaven and they hear the trumpet and they see the flame of God – you know, it's God – and they hear God speaking and all that. Just a few experiences, and they have been so famous, that even it's written in the record of the Bible. And we can have all this experience, but we keep quiet; nobody knows. It's better. Yes, we can see angels, we can see all the saints in the past and present and the future. We can talk to God also, in one way or another, in heavenly language or even in human language – in Portuguese, in Dutch, in Deutsch, in French – in every language you can communicate with God directly – and still no one will know anything about your inner development.Since ancient times, if we become well-known for some reason, or maybe it's God's will that we become well-known as a spiritual guide, then there is a lot of unpleasantness that surrounds us. Sometimes the spiritual teacher has been also persecuted by the people who do not understand, by the fanatics, by the governments, or by some religious frenzies. OK. You understand the rest. So, it is better for us, and it is advisable also, that we keep our spiritual experience within ourselves, within the circle of our people, because we understand each other and we know that we're having the same experience. There is nothing strange, nothing mysterious, nothing blasphemous about it, because we all have similar experiences and we know very, very well. But outside people, sometimes they do not understand. They would think that we are making up stories, and that's the reason why many of the saints in the past have been persecuted. But nowadays, the freedom of religions is greater, and human rights have been more respected, and so we have more opportunity to know spiritual practice. We can do it more openly. But even then, the spiritual experience, the heavenly blessing that we know from God, is always advisable to keep for ourselves alone.And there is a way to get to such a state of living in Heaven while working on Earth. There is a way to do that, because Heaven is already within us. Heaven exists all the time. We do not need to beg for it, we do not need to do penance for it, we do not have to pray all day for it. We just have to know where to get it again. Because we are the children of God, we don't need to beg for anything. We are princes of Heaven, princes and princesses, sorry.Because we always talk about God in terms of the masculine, I also go with that way, but God has no specialty. I have seen Hirm, and Hes has no differences like we have, like you and I. It's different. Very, very beautiful. Hes is sexless. Hes has no man or woman quality the way we think. Sometimes, for the sake of contacting with us, Hes can appear as a woman – woman saint or woman angel inside – to tell us advice and to share with us secrets of the universe. Sometimes God appears as a man also, to talk “small talk” with us or to tell us the wise way to live our lives and to take us up to Heaven; but that is up to us. Sometimes we human beings love to see a woman's appearance, love to see a man's appearance, so accordingly, Hes will fulfill our wish and appear as man or woman.Just similarly, I asked God why most of the ancient Masters were men, "Why do You tell me to do this difficult job now?" Hes said, "We surprise humankind." Because I told Hirm, “I am a woman. I like to have time, I like to look beautiful, and I like to walk slow and gracefully. I don't want to do a man's job, always rushing, rushing!” Because this is a very big job and it's strenuous, and demands a lot of energy, a lot of stamina, and I thought a man is better, suitable. But God said, "Never mind. I will empower you. You can do everything." Hes thinks that we need a change.You feel better, that you’ve been better than him? Go ahead. Go ahead, go ahead. Translate what I just said. (I didn’t hear Your last sentence, sorry. )That’s the problem. I also forgot what I said. (So did I.) Humans need a change. Can you hear her? (Yes.) Behind, can you hear? (Not well.) No. You speak louder, please. (Yes. OK.) Speak loud like me, scream. What’s the problem? Why do you keep changing translator? He was tired? (He told a whole different story than You were telling.) Oh, yeah? (He did, yes.) Oh really! (So, it became too… it became too bad.) OK. Try to speak louder then, if you know better. All right. Oh, my goodness! Shall we start all over again? OK.I’ll tell you what. There is one solution for this problem: it is that you get enlightened. I can show you – it takes only a minute. That’s why… Yes. OK? OK, behind there? Can you hear? (Yes.) OK, good. And then all the answers will come to you automatically because you are the Master. Then you can communicate directly with God in whatever language you want; no need translation. There are two ways, I told you: one way is the human language, another way is spiritual language. Mostly, God communicates through spiritual language and we understand as well.
Words of Wisdom
2021-02-24   989 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-02-24

Experience Heaven on Earth, Part 2 of 9, May 9, 1999

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Experience Heaven on Earth, Part 2 of 9, May 9, 1999

There are two ways to live in this world. One way is the normal way that we accept everything that happens to us as destiny. And there is another way, that we know God's grace and we can live a much happier, a much smoother, and more peaceful life. Once we know the grace of God, life begins to change. Life begins to be the way it should be. Life begins to be like Heaven. I would like to share some very good, important news to the Holland brothers and sisters. Because there is not much else I can bring to offer your great country, since your country is already very, very great, very prosperous and very intelligent in many ways. So, since I am invited here I think the only thing that maybe I could offer is the thing that I know of, the thing that I have; that is, spiritual knowledge. There are two ways that we can live our life in this world, and you all know that.Can you hear clearly, his beautiful voice? Is it… Can you hear? Can you speak in the microphone? Don’t look at me, don’t smile at me. Speak right here. I think I’ll take the microphone in my hand so I don’t miss it.There are two ways to live in this world. One way is the normal way that we accept everything that happens to us as destiny. Can you hear now? (Yes.) It’s OK? (No, no good.) No good? Yes or no? Please take care that you speak louder. Can you take the microphone and stand up straight? Please. Because I can hear you, it’s just they cannot. (Yes.) All right, that’s it. Now you look like a movie star. (Yes. Yes. It’s…) When you stand straight, it’s better for you.And there is another way, that we know God's grace and we can live a much happier, a much smoother, and more peaceful life. OK? Ah! They like you now. (Yes.) Most of the people in the world, we choose to live the first way of life because we do not know the second way. We would like to know the second way, but it is, most of the time, hidden from us even though it is very, very simple, as if taking something out of your pocket. We just don't know how, so we live a mostly unfulfilled, most of the time very frustrated, unhappy lives. Once we know the grace of God, life begins to change. Life begins to be the way it should be. Life begins to be like Heaven. Translate OK? No? Yes? You translate better, you come up. You better make it better. All right. I’m sorry. OK. OK. (OK.) OK. Yes. You better be good. (I’ll try.) All right. It is easier down there but when you stand up here... He is a little nervous, that’s why. OK, we begin anew.So today, we will talk about the second way of living, which will bring us happiness, which will bring us Heaven, which will bring us peace inside and outside. I like that. The way to contact with the grace of God, people call that the way of enlightenment, the way of Jesus, the way of Buddha, the way of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), the way of those great Masters in the ancient times and in the present and in the future. I am not trying to say the way of religions, because religion has two essences. One is the theory that we read the Bible, we become pious, we keep the commandments of God, and we fast or we be a good person, we help one another. That is one way. And there is another way, the spiritual way; it’s much, much deeper. The spiritual way is the way we can contact directly to God and tell Hirm everything that we want to tell, and Hes will tell us how we are going to solve the problems, or Hes is going to bless us, so that our lives will become exactly the way we want to live. He’s still good? OK. Stay there. Because in the Bibles or in many of the spiritual, religious scriptures, they don't mention how to contact God. They just mention that in the ancient times, like Saint John, or whomever had contacted God, or Moses had seen God, and then He got blessed and then He had wisdom, etc., etc., but the Bible or the scriptures do not tell us how to get the wisdom the way Moses did. Jesus had meditated in the desert for 40 days, similar with Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and similar with the Buddha, etc., etc. There are endless Masters since ancient times, I cannot mention Them all, but They all had to go through a process of contemplating for a long time and every day in life, in order to contact this God, contact God inside of us. So if we want to…Oh, sorry. OK, go ahead. Is that it? So short! Is that OK? You standby and you remind him when he forgets something. This is fun. Normally, a real translator, they note down some main points while listening and then they translate from that. It’s safer. You want it? (No, it’s all right. I’ll try to follow You.) Can you note a little bit and… yes. (OK.)It reminds me of a Japanese joke. It is a little bit out of the theme, but you want to hear? (Yes.) OK. Just to brighten it up because we are in spring and flowers everywhere. OK. There was a Chinese tour guide. He took a bunch of Japanese tourists to go around Amsterdam and looking everywhere, and then they went into a comedy club. And then the comedian was standing on the stage and talked and made a lot, a lot of gestures, a lot of things and everybody laughed. All the Hollanders laughed, laughed, laughed, and all the Japanese tour group kept waiting for the guide to translate. And after the comedian had finished and everybody had laughed already, they said, "What, what? What was it?" And then the guide told them, "The comedian has just told a great joke, so now please clap your hands and laugh." Then suddenly all the Japanese laughed. And the comedian said, "Why I talked so long and you talked only one sentence and they laugh?" Yes, yes. I think he is trying to do the same job. OK. Please try. (OK.)Now in ancient times, the communication system was not very efficient, the transportation system was almost non-existent. So, to find someone who could show us the way to achieve the grace of God or the way to return to our Kingdom of God within ourselves was almost impossible. And that's why most of the scriptures of the religions mention about these spiritual subjects in a very precious way, in a very mysterious way, in a very, kind of, very hard to find subject, and very hard to achieve. And they don't even write down the method for us. But nowadays, because of all the convenience of scientific discovery, we can share with each other anything that we know in a matter of hours or minutes. Anytime that we can see each other, anytime we want to see each other or want to see someone who knows the way, we can always fly over there or go by car, by bus. It's just a matter of a few hours or a few days, then we can know whatever we want to know about spiritual practice. And even if we could not see the person who knows it, we can see the person who is delegated from this so-called spiritual guide or spiritual friend, and we waste no time; we can always learn anywhere in the world. And this is very lucky for us.I did not know that. I thought I had to go to the Himalayas; but that was my destiny. I had to go there in order to come back and tell you that you don't have to go there. So, it wasn't a waste of time; it was the way of the working of God. But it's not the Himalayas that makes us enlightened; it is a spiritual power that is transmitted to us through a living, chosen station, a living chosen kind of like, spiritual pole, yes. If God has chosen you as an electric pole, Hes will transmit the power through you and then to another person. That’s very simple.
Words of Wisdom
2021-02-23   1082 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-02-23
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