We all serve, and the King is a bigger servant than all of them, because he has to serve all the people of his country – if he gets the concept right. (Yes.) “Uneasy are the heads that bear the crown.” OK? (Yes.) We all have problems, and being the King is not an envious position to me. It’s a lot of responsibility, a lot, a lot, a lot of trouble to wade in.
He (King Charles III) just lost his mother, his most beloved mother. (Yes, Master.) And he has no time to even mourn her or anything. He’s not allowed to – he has to immediately take on the most responsible position in England. And in his heart he is pained. Understand me? He pains, he cries. (Yes.)
So, all the people who protest against the monarchy or against His Majesty, the new King Charles III, should think twice before they take any action to stir up problems in a peaceful country and a good country. (Yes, Master, understand.) Many people envy England and want to come to live in England. So, if they are British, they live in England, they should be happy, be proud.
The monarchy should be respected, appreciated and sustained. Because you can see the Queen... She’s the Queen of England, and in some countries, at the moment, maybe only like 14 left of the Commonwealth, but people all over the world who don’t even know her, who never even cared about royalty, they all lined up in the street, many, many miles long. Some had to wait 24 hours to pay respect to her coffin. (Yes. Right, Master.) So, this is the right thing.
Host: On Monday, September 19, 2022, while in Her retreat for the sake of the world, our Most Caring Supreme Master Ching Hai graciously called Supreme Master Television team members to kindly inquire about their health and wellbeing. During the conference, Master also shared Her invaluable insights and wisdom while responding to questions raised by the team amidst the recent events in the United Kingdom – the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the beginning of His Majesty King Charles III’s reign.
(Because of the ascension of King Charles III, some people protest that they don’t want the king to rule over them.) Yeah. (What does Master think about people protesting?)
They have the right to protest, of course. They have the right to express their opinion, because England is a free country. (Yes.) But, they should think – England is one of the best countries in the world to live in – king or not. Right? (Yes. Yes, Master.) And it could be due to the monarchy that England has been very stable and respected by other countries in the world. You know, Her Majesty the Queen of England just left the world, and all the leaders in the world came to pay their respects. (Yes, that’s right. Yes.)
“Media Report from Sky News Sept. 19, 2022 Reporter (f): No individual motorcades but coaches to ferry even the world's princes and presidents – ensuring arrivals ran like clockwork. The Emperor and Empress of Japan, for whom funeral appearances are rare because of their Shinto faith, shared a bus with the King and Queen of Bhutan. Has there ever been a world event where such thought must have gone into the seating arrangements of so many foreign dignitaries and royal families coming to pay their respects to the Queen? Leaving Westminster Abbey – the rare sight of royalty waiting for a bus and forming a queue. But a sign of the global reverence commanded by Queen Elizabeth II, amongst the world leaders who came together to lay her to rest.”
All of them. And even Putin also wanted to come, they didn’t let him. And I saw it on the news, they said one of his allies posed in front of the Queen’s coffin – and they protested, they fumed about it. (Yes.)
So, these people, if they want to protest… I didn’t see a lot anyway, but of course, they can express their opinion. But if they don’t like England, they don’t like the Queen, they could go somewhere else – they could emigrate. You know, nowadays we can emigrate anywhere. (Yes.) If they think some other country is better without kings, then they can go. Maybe they prefer Russia? Maybe they should live under Putin then. What do you think? (Not a good idea.) For example. Do you think they’ll like that? (No.) No.
Maybe King Charles, of course, humanly speaking, is not perfect in their eyes. But he’s not the worst leader in the world. Don’t you think? (No, Master, he is not.) By the way, it’s just symbolic, and he doesn’t mess with the political system of England. English people decide for themselves who manages their affairs. They vote and they have parties that choose leaders. (Yes, Master.) So, they should not worry about King Charles too much. And now that the Queen has just left the world, they should show some more sympathy, be more supportive so that he has the strength to think well and to do good things in their interests, don’t you think? (Yes, Master.) What is your opinion?
(Well, there were also a couple of pen signing incidences. When he was formally proclaimed as King Charles III, when signing the important document, he seemed to get upset that the ink tray was not in the correct position, and he signaled for someone to quickly move it. He said, “The servants should have moved these things. I am not to be expected to move these things.” So, is it the servants’ fault that these things happen?)
You know, this is the price to pay when you depend on other people to work for you. You can’t always have things the way you want. First of all, I would not use the word “servant” if I were you, because we all serve. They serve, but they are not servants. “Servant” nowadays, in terms of the way they use “servant”, is very degrading for humans. Do you understand me? (Yes, Master. That’s true.)
We all serve, and the King is a bigger servant than all of them, because he has to serve all the people of his country – if he gets the concept right. (Yes.) “Uneasy are the heads that bear the crown.” OK? (Yes.) We all have problems, and being the King is not an envious position to me. It’s a lot of responsibility, a lot, a lot, a lot of trouble to wade in. And of course, like the Buddha said, “No one will absolutely be a hundred percent blamed or praised. Everyone in this world, one way or another, one day or another, will be blamed or will be praised, but not always completely either side.” You see what I’m saying? (Yes, Master.)
So, you see, I think it’s the Queen’s fault – (Oh?) not the servant’s fault, not the Prince’s fault. Some people say, “Oh, that’s how we know how he treats his servants.” It’s not like that. Maybe he didn’t treat his so-called servants that way before. It’s just because of the Queen’s sudden death that throws everybody into disarray, mentally. Do you understand me? (Yes, Master.) All of them love the Queen. All the workers in the royal household love the Queen. And they have been serving the Prince for decades already. So, he has never complained. It’s just at this time they’re all very, very sad, very sorrowful. So, they probably forget what to do for the right thing. You see what I’m saying? (Yes, understand, Master.) That’s the number one thing. Number two, they have never done this before. This is the first time they have to prepare a tray for the Prince to sign such important documents. (Yes.)
Once in his lifetime. (Yes, that’s right.) So, they’re just all confused. (Right, Master. Yes. That’s true.) And too sad to even put their minds together. They’re just humans. And it’s not the Prince’s fault either. Of course, he just lost his mother, his most beloved mother. (Yes, Master.) And he has no time to even mourn her or anything. He’s not allowed to – he has to immediately take on the most responsible position in England. And in his heart he is pained. Understand me? He pains, he cries. (Yes.) And somehow he feels like he needs everyone to be his father and mother, to make up for his loss. He just lost his father as well, not long ago. Remember? (Yes. That’s true.) His Royal Highness Prince Philip also just left the world not long ago.
And now he lost his mother, so he’s become an “orphan.” And he feels like a big emptiness in his life, and somehow, unconsciously, he tries to grab everybody’s love and affection for him to fill that gap. (Right. Yes. Understand, Master.) I know that, because I lost my parents. Of course, I never told you this, but it’s not like I’m a stone or something. And least of all King Charles III. (Yes, Master.) He has been loved, pampered and spoiled, in the arms of his parents. And suddenly he lost one after another like that. His sorrow broke out as temper. Do you understand me? (Yes, Master.)
He feels so lost, so helpless. And he expected unconsciously that the people around him would understand that and would give him all the care, to minute detail – all the love that they would show him to make up for what he lost somehow. (Yes.) But, the so-called servants, they’re also lost themselves, because the Queen died. (Yes. Yes, Master.) So, both of them are in need, both of them are in trouble, and both cannot help each other. That’s their only problem. (Yes.) So, it’s nobody’s fault. It’s just they love the Queen too much. (Right.) And when you love somebody too much, and you lose them, then you’re in big trouble. You cannot think straight. You understand that or not? (Yes, Master.)
“Courtesy of Buckingham Palace Sept. 10, 2022 King Charles (m): To my darling mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late papa, I want simply to say this – thank you. Thank you for your love and devotion to our family, and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
OK, now, any other question before I keep crying? (Yes, Master.) (What would you call people who work for You in Your household then?)
Did you ever hear me call them servant? (No, Master.) OK. Well, Lynne Wintersteller, one of the celebrity singers in Hollywood, she even proclaimed that, when somebody asked her, she said, “I served them. I, brought food to them from the kitchen. I have no servants.” Remember that? Remember that, in Cancun? Before they were singing on the stage, I invited them to my hotel room and served them some food and talked to them. Because I love artists.
“Acclaimed Soprano & Actress United States, Lynne Wintersteller (f): I love Her [Supreme Master Ching Hai]. I’m calling Her ‘Mommy Heart.’ We had a special treat to meet Her. I guess a brunch, and She had us up to Her room and She cooked for us. I mean, it was a spread of food and there’s so much more backstage that She brought, and She wants everybody to take a bag of food home. So She’s quite remarkable, She really is. ‘Mommy Heart’ I love You. It was an honor to meet Her. My consciousness is elevated, it really is.
Cary Brown (m): I met Her [Supreme Master Ching Hai] this morning for the first time, and She actually served us lunch, it’s not like She had servants or something. She’s wonderful! She’s like a mother. She’s an Earth Mother to the world. And She was that same way with us as She was here tonight. That’s pretty terrific when you can be with a few people or you could be with hundreds of people, and have that warmth, and have that sincerity, and have that love. She’s a great lady. Great example for the world! I hope our future is in Her dreams and in our dreams and that we have a better, safer, cleaner world.”
Not because they sang on that occasion. They sang for the people who came – VIPs and all the people who came to that hotel that day for the green ceremony, to give some Green Award to some people who are champions for a vegan and green World. Remember that, in Cancun? (Yes.) Not because they came and sang for our invite party but because I love them and I was so happy to have a chance to even see them. So, I invited them to my room and gave them whatever food we had at that time. And they were so happy. (Yes.) She said, “She has no servants,” meaning Master has no servants.
Anyway, I call them my helpers, my assistants. You heard that many times, right? (Yes. Yes, Master.) And mostly, they don’t work in my household anyway, they work for dogs. So even if I need them sometimes to help me carry heavy stuff that I cannot do alone. I have to wait. Because they say, “Oh, we are with the dogs now. We are feeding the dogs. We are taking the dogs out. We are making sure the dogs are comfortable. Could You please wait?” So what would I do? Yes ma’am! I will wait, ma’am. I will wait, sir. Often, I make joke with them. I never call them “servant.” My God. I don’t remember so.
I don’t remember ever saying that. Did you ever hear me say that? (No, Master.) When I talk to you about them, I say they are the dog managers, or dog caretakers. (Yes.) Dog protectors, dog guardians, but I never call them servants. I don’t dare. I never think about that. I never think about that word to give them. I never thought like that. Because, they’re all children of God. How dare I say anything like that. (Yes, Master.)
There are no servants in this world, there are only children of God assigned to different duties, to keep the world functioning. Understand me? (Understand, Master. Yes, Master.) Suppose the King rules England, or any king rules any country, without any of these so-called servants, can they even rule? (No, Master.) Or I don’t know, maybe they can. (Not as well.) Maybe they can, but they have to be retrained in the opposite direction of the way they have been trained to be. (Yes. Yes, Master.)
Like, for example, Prince Charles, do not blame him too much. He has been trained differently. He has been groomed to be the King. And in the old tradition, the King rules the country – the top, number one over everybody else. And the King’s orders everybody has to obey. And everyone has to work for the King, not vice versa.
But they forget, the King also has to work, it’s just different jobs. (Yes, Master.) He has to see the people. He has to see other diplomats. He has to see other leaders, and he has to spend his time to read documents, to sign documents, to go out sometimes for charity purposes and all kinds of things they have to do. (Yes.) You can’t just sit there doing nothing. (Yes, Master.) And I heard that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh before, took care of more or less the grooming of the then Prince Charles.
“Media Report from ABC News (Australia) Sept. 10, 2022 Reporter (f): With the Queen often absent, Prince Philip made the decisions about the family, and his relationship with his eldest son was not always easy.
Reporter (f): Charles always had a difficult relationship with Philip. He could never live up to Philip's ideas of how he should be.”
He even didn’t let Prince Charles, at that time, know much about the worldly stuff. (Wow.) Just all concentrated on being a prince and the future king. That’s all that he has learned. And even he had to ask one of the former prime ministers to teach him how to receive a prime minister in a mock theater, acting. (Oh, yes.)
“Media Report from BBC Sept. 14, 2022 David Cameron (m): I had audiences with Prince Charles when Queen Elizabeth II was still on the throne, because he wanted to start thinking about how to conduct those audiences. And from what I saw, he will be brilliant at that job, brilliant at listening, brilliant at asking questions, giving wise advice and sage counsel. I mean, this has probably been the longest apprenticeship in history.”
Like rehearsing it so that when he became a king in the future, he would know what to do. (Yes.) He has to learn many diplomatic rules, many kingly rules, and royalty rules. And he has learned what he has been taught. (Yes, Master.)
So, he had to act the way the king would act according to tradition. Maybe now in modern times, they have to do it a little bit differently. I even heard that, therefore, Prince Charles does not even have to squeeze his toothpaste in the morning. And he doesn’t know things about what the people around him are doing in his household. Like, he doesn’t know what cling wrap plastic is. So, one time he saw it, and he “shrieked” and “yelled”. Probably just jokingly like it was scary for him, like jokingly scared. (Ah, yes.) Because he never saw that before! Imagine that? (Yes.)
“Media Report from The List June 8, 2022 Reporter (f): In the book ‘Rebel Prince,’ author Tom Bower revealed that Charles was unable to identify a very common household item. As it turns out, he didn't know what plastic wrap was. After asking staff to leave food out for him to eat later in the day, Charles reportedly let out a ‘shriek’ upon discovering the leftovers. The heir had allegedly been ‘frightened upon encountering the cold meats covered by the unknown product,’ prompting him to ask his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, what the product was. Using the British name for it, Camilla had to inform him that it was, in fact, called cling film.”
That’s how Prince Philip groomed him to become a monarch. And he has also been in a school. It’s half-normal for princes and princesses. And also, they didn’t groom him in the normal student way. More or less, they would know he’s a future king. The way they behaved towards him could not be as normal as with other students. (Yes, Master.) So, the king’s position, it just has a glorious side of a worldly look but it’s not all that easy to perform. (Yes, Master, we understand.)
“Media Report from Fox News Sept. 20, 2022 Reporter (m): King Charles spent decades preparing for the throne.
Interviewee (m): From the moment of birth, he needed to be prepared to be a suitable monarch for Great Britain.”
He was trained since he was a little kid already, not in a normal household or normal manner. Even though they tried to show it to the world, like the prince has to do things like normal students or normal people but it’s not all that normal. (Yes, Master.)
“Media Report from ABC News (Australia) Sept. 10, 2022 Reporter (f): When Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales on his 21st birthday, his life of Royal duty began in earnest.
King Charles (m): I, Charles, Prince of Wales, do become your liege man of life and limb and of earthly worship.”
So, I think the people of England should understand and tolerate him or forgive him if they think he’s wrong. It is not all black and white like that. (Yes, Master.)
What else did he do? (Well, in another incident when signing a visitor’s book in Northern Ireland, the pen leaked, and King Charles III got really annoyed and he showed some temper. Also, this is an old topic, that when the then Prince Charles was married to Princess Diana, he had an extramarital affair with Camilla, his now wife. Could these also be some reasons why people protest against the new king?)
Probably, yes. Some people can be very strict, stricter than their father and mother. (Ah.) Prince Philip and Her Majesty, the Queen of England. The late Queen of England. Some people are strict. But Jesus said, whoever has not sinned then throw the first stone. (Yes, Master. Yes.)
Prince Charles has so many good sides that people don’t see. He has worked very hard all his life. For all kinds of charitable organizations to bring in the money to help the poor people and the needy people. And he has to see many people. He has to travel a lot, even if he doesn’t want to. He has to do all these things that he might not always like. (Yes, Master.)
Imagine if you are him – you’re forced to travel to such-and-such country that you don’t like. And maybe at that time you are sick and you’re under the flu or you have a fever or you are not well, and you still have to travel. Or you have to see some people, some leader of the world that you don’t really like. (Yes, true.) And for being a prince, he’s really… of course, I told you about the temper. (Yes.) Both of the so-called servants, the helpers of the royal household, and the prince, they were under stress. (Right.) And when you are under stress – because the Queen’s sudden death left a big emptiness in their hearts for the moment.
So, both of them are under terrible stress. And it’s a new job for the householders and a new job for the prince. Prince Charles. (Yes, Master.) Same. Both of them are in a new situation, so they did not do well. That’s just small things. It’s not such a big deal that you even would want to discard the king. (Yes, Master.) […]
So, I think Prince Charles needs a little bit more sympathy from everyone, not just criticizing. Give him a chance to be a good king. He will learn with his job. He’s only a human, even though he is a king. And he has more jobs than you, most of the people – more responsibility, a heavier burden than many people in the world. So, give him a little room, a little chance, a little love. Encourage him to continue to work. He’s also an old man now. He’s 73, isn’t he? (Yes.) […]
And the so-called servants, the royal workers, they should concentrate more, but they could not, their minds, their hearts are in turmoil. (Yes, Master.) It’s a new arrangement for them, they never did that before – probably seldom. And the Prince, of course, is upset because he already was upset. He was overly upset already because his mother’s death caused him great sorrow. (Right.) […]
And suddenly he’s thrown into a big situation like that. And he’s already overly upset. He could not even cry in the public. He couldn’t even express well how he feels. It doesn’t matter how well he expresses, you can never express enough how you feel when your parent dies. And then any little thing, it seems blown out of proportion. (Yes, Master.)
But he has learned. The third time he had to sign something he brought his own pen. Just in case. So, he improved, man. Give him a chance to improve. (Yes, Master.) And even some public people, they feel sorry for him. One person gave him a pen, in case. Many people are queuing outside of the palace or her residences to mourn her, to show their love. And sometimes the King, His Majesty King Charles came out and greeted them and showed appreciation.
And one of them gave him a pen. Oh, that’s the idea. That’s a good idea. (Yes.) Instead of criticizing him, just help him to be better. (Yes.) Help him to do his job. I’m not like a fan of royalty or stuff like that. I don’t feel much connection with royalty stuff. But it’s just fairly speaking.
We are all humans, we should understand, sympathize and help each other. That’s better for the world than criticizing all the time for every little mishap. Right? (Yes.) What do you think? (We agree. That’s true.) The other ones? (Yes, we agree.) You should, you should. To be a good human, you should. (Yes. Yes, Master.)
And the new King, His Majesty King Charles III, probably is still very nervous in his new role. Wouldn’t you be? (Yes.) Even though all his life he knew that this day might happen, but what you know and what you face is different. (Yes, indeed. Yes, that’s true.) What you fear and what comes to you when that fear manifests is different – you will react differently, you’ll feel different. (Yes, Master.) So, he had to mourn his mother in his heart. He’s in such deep sorrow and he has to dress up, looking tough and normal and smile, and go do whatever they expect him to do. Imagine that? Isn’t that a very stressful position already? (Yes, indeed. Yes, Master. It is.) […]
People might think, “Oh, being a king is glorious and glamorous and powerful and all that.” Yes, maybe. But the reality of the work is different. It’s very stressful and demanding also. And he’s an old man. (Yes.) Before, of course, he worked also, but it’s not like being a king. Being a prince is different from being a king. (Yes, Master.) Because he still has his parents, to rely on and to lean on. He still feels very young and like a child. That’s how I felt when I saw my parents. I felt like I could do anything and never be blamed for anything, because I’m a child of my parents. (Understand, Master. Yes.) I never feel like I have to be more responsible, serious, because I’m teaching meditation. When I see my parents, I feel like a child. (Yes.) So proud to be a child who has parents. Never mind, I should not liken him to my situation, because each one is different.
But I feel very sorry for the new King, King Charles, because he’s facing double troubled waters. (Understand. Yes, Master.) Deep double troubled waters. So, I think the whole of England should help support and encourage him. Send him some love, some good prayers, so that he can be strong and continue to work for them. Because that’s what he does, working for his country. Of course, he gets paid for it and he has a lot of properties and a lot of money, because of inheritance, but that doesn’t help you when you’re in sorrow or when you have a big burden of responsibility, does it? (Right, Master.) No, it will be meaningless. (Yes. True.) How much can you eat per day? (Understand. Yes.) And how many clothes can you throw on your body every day. (Yes.) How much money can you spend per day? For what? Even if you have a lot of money. (Yes. It’s true.)
And you mentioned about his affair? (Yes, his affair, before.) Well, maybe the Church of England should have taught him more strongly about that. But you cannot tell your heart whom to love. This is the problem of humans. (Yes, Master.) King Charles III, he has many good qualities people should look into. I don’t know if he’s going to be a good king yet, but as the prince he was good, good enough. He did all expected from him, whatever he could, whatever he believes in. (Yes.)
He even does two days a week vegan. You know that, right? (Yes, Master.) It is true right? (Yes.) How many leaders in the world even do that? Tell me. (Yes, not many. No.) How many kings? I mean, top leaders, like kings or presidents or prime ministers who even try to be vegan? Except Boris Johnson. But how many kings or… Maybe they do quietly. But I don’t hear of any that even forsake once a week the meat and the animal-people products. Did you? (No, Master.) So, he’s doing better than others already. (Yes. That’s right.) He would never order to fight with anybody, kill anybody or make war, or incite war, or anything like that. Did he? (No, Master.)
So, at least he’s a peaceful leader. (Yes, true.) And even tries to be vegan. (Yes, that’s right. That’s very good.) He tries very hard. Since he was young, he’s been fed with all the animal-people products, and he could just quit it twice a week. That’s already something. (Yes. Yes, Master.) Yes. And he always advocates for protecting the forests, protecting the Amazon and stuff like that. (Yes.) He’s very active on that. (Yes.) How many princes, how many kings, how many presidents do that? (Not many. That’s right.) Not many. Are there? (No, Master. No.) Yes. Except that Arab prince.
There is a prince of one of the Arab countries. He did that; he became vegan. And I’m deeply grateful for that, and I’m in awe of that. Also, the late President of Slovenia Janez Drnovšek was vegan. Very rare, isn’t it? (Yes.) But he passed away already. And the then Prince Charles tried many things.
“Media Report from BBC Oct. 11, 2021 King Charles III (m): The business of what we eat of course is important. For years, I haven’t eaten meat and fish on two days a week. And I don’t eat dairy products on one day a week. Now, I mean, that’s one way to do it. If you did that, if more did that, you would reduce a lot of the pressure on the environment.”
And also concerning the affair of the then Prince Charles and his now wife, the Queen Consort Camilla – well, he’s a prince. Many other princes have many more affairs than that. Don’t you think so? (Yes, Master. Yes.) Other princes. Not many, but some. And worse things than that. And he has only one.
And I really felt shattered when Princess Diana died, and may her soul forgive me for what I’m saying, but perhaps this is the price that His Majesty King Charles III had to pay in order to become king, to rule England as well as the Commonwealth, and another price to pay to be with his loved one, because the Queen Consort Camilla was and still is the love of his life. (Yes.) They were in love or having some deep affection before he married Princess Diana. He did not really want to marry Princess Diana before, before the marriage. But it was Prince Philip who was instrumental in creating this marriage. He even told him, “She’s still a virgin. If you wait longer, you will never have a chance to marry a virgin.” Something like that.
I read it on the news before, a long time ago. So, you see, being a prince, and he was young as well, and it’s not all that easy for him to disobey his very strict father. (Yes, Master.) He was not just a prince, he was a son and a very dutiful and obedient son as well. (Yes.) He has not done anything I know that goes against his mother or his father up to date, or that I have known about.
And even when Her Royal Highness Princess Diana died, after a long, long time, he wanted to marry the love of his life, Camilla. The Queen did not want it. And she even called Camilla at that time a “wicked woman.” So, even then, Prince Charles also did not marry his now wife Camilla, according to all the news that I read. (Yes, Master.) He was a very dutiful and obedient prince.
Long ago, one of his ancestors, the King of England, King Edward VIII, he even forsook the whole kingship and the whole of England, the whole world, just to marry his divorced American mistress. He was the one who abdicated himself, and forsook all his duties and glory and title and kingdom, in order to marry the woman he loved. He said he cannot function without the woman he loved. So, in this sense Prince Charles was a very dutiful, very obedient son of his parents. (Yes, Master.)
So, that was quite a very rare and good quality for a prince who has been spoiled all his life. (Yes, Master.) And through all this, he did not show that he wanted to marry Princess Diana. And even her Royal Highness Princess Diana also knew that from the wedding night already, according to reports. He let her know that already, somehow.
“Media Report from The List Sept. 16, 2021 Reporter (f): The night before their wedding, Prince Charles apparently felt he owed it to his young fiancé to tell her how he really felt before making such a life-altering commitment. Diana’s astrologer relayed what the princess confided to her the night before she wed Charles. She said, ‘Charles told her that he didn’t love her. I think Charles didn’t want to go into the wedding on a false premise.’”
And during all their marriage, he just had physical intimacy with her only when she initiated, also according to reports. Because his heart was in love with another woman – his now wife, Queen Camilla. (Yes.)
“Documentary from Real Royalty Nov. 29, 2020 Reporter (f): Charles and Camilla met at polo in 1971. Their attraction was mutual and continued beyond her marriage to Guards officer Andrew Parker Bowles.
Christopher (m): She was able to satisfy him in a way that no other woman ever has done.”
“Media Report from Channel 5 Dec. 10, 2020 King Charles (m): I’ve come to the conclusion that really it would have been far easier to have had two wives.
Penny (f): He wore some cufflinks that Camilla had given him with two C’s entwined. He wore those on the honeymoon.
Victoria (f): Prince Charles and Camilla were speaking very intimately about what they like to do together and how much they miss each other.
Reporter (m): Did you try to be faithful and honorable to your wife when you took on a vow of marriage?
King Charles (m): Yes, absolutely.
Reporter (m): And you were?
King Charles (m): Yes. Until it became irretrievably broken down.
Princess Diana (m): Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”
“Documentary from Real Royalty Nov. 29, 2020 Reporter (f): The institution of monarchy won’t die overnight because of a few broken marriages. It survived the constitutional crisis 60 years ago when King Edward VIII abdicated to marry an American divorcee Wallis Simpson.”
“Media Report from Channel 5 Dec. 10, 2020 Reporter (f): Prince Charles and Diana’s divorce was finalized on the 28th of August 1996. One revelation that’s never previously come to light points to some peace.
Ingrid (f): Diana did tell me something quite interesting. She said on the day of the divorce she and Charles sat down together on the sofa and they both cried. By the time the divorce was actually finalized, they were on much better terms.”
“Media Report from The List Sept. 16, 2021 Reporter (f): Charles finally married that ‘third person’ in his first marriage — Camilla Parker Bowles, who he had reportedly never fallen out of love with over the years.”
So, now you see, he’s a very faithful man, faithful to his love, true to his heart. How many men can claim to be like that. (Yes, Master.) Least of all, a prince who has all the power to have fun all around. So, people should look into some of his good qualities, respectful qualities to give him some more support, some more sympathy. If cannot give love, at least some sympathy.
Imagine if he is you, how would you feel? What would you do to make a better job out of the king’s job. It’s a job, it has a lot of pros and cons as well, like every other job. It’s just more special, that’s all. (Yes, Master.) So, now they are legally married, and even with the blessing of the Queen. The Queen even bestowed the title in advance to Camilla as a queen consort, because she saw that Camilla was really good for Prince Charles at that time.
“Media Report from ABC News Sept. 10, 2022 Reporter (m): Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee. And marking the occasion by making a big announcement.
Reporter (f): …publicly announce her wish that Prince Charles’ wife be given the title of Queen.
Reporter (f): In a statement, writing, ‘It is my sincere wish that Camilla will be known as Queen Consort.’
Reporter (f): Earlier this year Queen Elizabeth made a once unthinkable proclamation – Camilla will be Queen.
Priest (m): By thy blessing, let these rings be to Charles and Camilla, a symbol of unending love and faithfulness, and of the promises they have made to each other.
Reporter (f): For years now, Camilla has been one of the busiest senior Royals – throwing herself into public life. She supports many causes near and dear to her heart.
Robert (m): She’s an incredibly supportive woman, and it’s a tough job to do. What they do is difficult. And I think that anybody who’s in that role will need a partner that they can have a joke with at the end of the day or just kick their shoes off and have a chat.
Imogen (f): Camilla keeps Charles III grounded – she’s very family-orientated. I don’t think she ever sought a public role. That wasn’t where she wanted to be. But this is the role that she’s ended up doing for the man that she loves.
King Charles (m): I count on the loving help of my darling wife, Camilla. In recognition of her own loyal public service since our marriage 17 years ago, she becomes my Queen Consort.
David (m): King Charles at his first address to the public, praising his wife, now his Queen Consort Camilla. Their life in the public eye, a journey of decades. And there was some doubt along the way about what her new title would be. But, of course, it was among Queen Elizabeth’s final wishes that Camilla be called Queen Consort.”
So, if we love the Queen then we should also follow her advice, follow her wish and do better things for England instead of stirring up more trouble. Don’t you think? (Yes, Master. We think so.) […]
And you yourself, who asked the question, what do you feel in your heart? Am I right? I mean, are you happy with my answer? (Yes, I agree. You’re right. Definitely.) Not because I’m your Master, but tell me how you would feel, if you were him. (It is logical, and you would want to follow your heart. I mean, your heart overpowers everything. How can one ignore one’s heart and be true to that?) Yes, it’s true also, it’s like that.
If you’re in love with somebody, you can’t help it. (Right. Yes.) That’s why people say, “you fall in love.” (Yes.) Fall in. (Yes, Master.) You’re not standing in love. You’re not sitting in love. You’re falling in. Fall. (Yes.) You just fall. (Yes.) And in France, they say “coup de foudre.” In Âu Lạc (Vietnam), they say “tiếng sét ái tình.” Meaning the thunder. The thunder of love just hits you, that’s what they say. Yeah! So that means you’re helpless. You’re dead. (Yes.) Only your heart is the one that is still alive and dictating your moves. That’s why many people do many crazy things because they fall in love.
They fall in love. (Yes.) Also, that’s the arrangement, so that he will have some blemishes to be a king. We have to pay for everything we have in this world. You know that, right? (Yes, Master.) Even if we don’t want to, or even if we don’t know, it is karma that arranged it that way. And I tell you a secret. They were lovers before. (Oh, wow!) Some previous life, yeah! They were royalty and were lovers before this life. (Oh, wow.) So, after some lifetimes, they still have this impression in their subconscious, so when they met each other, it just hit. (Wow. Oh, right.) It’s like you hit the target. (Yes, Master.) But even then, they were thinking, “Oh, it’s not possible.” They were too young also. At that time, they were young. (Yes.)
And he was busy as the prince. (Yes.) And she was busy with her stuff, and then one way or another it was just arranged that way that she married before he did. (Yes.) (Yes, that’s right.) And then afterward, he also has no choice, but then somehow they met each other again and then things just happened. (Yes, Master.) I don’t condone anything like that. (Yes, Master.) I’m just telling you a secret. Yes.
So if you feel anything not peaceful in your heart about the then Prince Charles and Camilla, then please don’t carry it. Don’t carry this burden. (Understand, Master. Understand, yes.) Do you feel OK now? (Yes, it’s clear now. Thank You very much for helping to clarify that.) Yeah. We wish them well, alright? (Yes, Master.) We wish them happiness and strength, so that they can continue to carry whatever burdens their job will heap upon them and the world will shove their way. (Yes, Master.) […]
Any other questions at all? (People have criticized the Queen because she is the head of some colonized nations. Could Master please share Your thoughts on this?)
Oh, dear. You always drag me into politics. Who’s going to get the trouble for me? Never mind. If you trust me, I am obliged to answer, to clear your mind. And I know many people ask this question around the world. The same with the questions your brothers asked before, they’re all over the world – they ask, they just don’t know whom to ask and where to ask. (Yes.) So, I might as well answer you in order to clear other people’s minds as well, if they let me. (Thank You, Master.)
It’s like that. It’s not the Queen’s fault, is it? The colonization happened, long, long, long before she was even born. (Yes. True.) And so, it just continued that way, and she just became a symbolic head of the Commonwealth, they call it. And the British, they don’t just colonize, they help also. (Yes.) Many of the former colonized countries admitted that, and they always welcomed the British passport people with warmth and affection, because the British also helped them in many different ways. (Yes, Master.)
I heard that some of the so-called Commonwealth countries are attempting or thinking or wanting to be independent. It’s OK. It’s all their free will to choose. If their people agree to that and their parliament has to agree to that as well, then they can apply to be independent. If they think it’s better for their country to be independent, then they should go forward in that direction, if their people also want it.
Some countries don’t want to. (Yes.) They want to stay with the British. (Yes.) Together also is strength. United we stand. (Yes, Master. That’s right.) But, if they think, or if they can prove, or if they have the statistics or research somehow, to prove that to be alone, to be independent from the British Union, then they should go in that way. If it’s better for their country, why not? But if it is not better for their people, for their country, then why bother about the name. (Yes, Master. Understand, Master.)
They have to ask their people. They have to listen to their people, see what their people want. And they have to do research, or ask somebody to research for them, to prove that being independent is really, really better for their country – outweighing the disadvantages. Then, they should do it. It depends. Depends on what country or in which situation, or the way their people want it. (Yes.)
“Media Report by ABC News (Australia) Sept. 10, 2022 Harshan Kumarasingham (m): She was respected greatly across the Commonwealth, and by the leaders of the Commonwealth. She mingled with so many leaders from generations of leaders. She really, in one person, personifies, for me, someone who shows the difficult transition from empire to independence, and somehow managed to keep an amicability, a cordiality, with where it could have been much more fraught and contested with different parts of the once-colonial world. In some ways she was quite remarkable in assisting in the transition from empire, which obviously was a colonial construct, to the Commonwealth, which was more a voluntary meeting of many different countries around the world.”
The monarchy of England is also very well beloved. The proof is that people from all over the world, they came and queued for ten, twelve hours. Even David Beckham, the famous football star. (Yes.) Even he waited for twelve hours in order to see her coffin, to pay respect. And he was very emotional, crying, remembering her.
And all leaders in the world came to pay respect to her. Even Putin wanted to. And was denied, of course. (Yes, Master.)
“Media Report from Bloomberg Sept. 19, 2022 Reporter (f): All of these world leaders and members of European Royal families in attendance.
Lizzy Burden (f): Westminster Abby holds 2,000 people. Millions are expected to descend on the capital to pay their respects.”
So, all the people who protest against the monarchy or against His Majesty, the new King Charles III, should think twice before they take any action to stir up problems in a peaceful country and a good country. (Yes, Master, understand.) Many people envy England and want to come to live in England. So, if they are British, they live in England, they should be happy, be proud. (That’s right, Master.)
And there will always be some little problems here and there. But one king cannot do everything. It depends on also many factors and the decision from the parliament and the English government as well. Even the Queen, they should not blame her for anything. She doesn’t have all the power to decide everything, concerning political issues. For example, they arranged whom she has to meet, to shake hands with, to talk with, even though she doesn’t want to.
Legend has it that one time, people saw that she had to hide behind the bushes in Buckingham Palace Garden because she did not want to talk to one of the world leaders again, one more time. She hid from him. People could not find her. She had to hide. She had no power to even refuse. She hid herself because she didn’t want to talk to that person again because she didn’t like that president at that time. And he was supposed to be one of the bad ones. You do research on that, and then you will know. (Yes, Master.) […]
“Excerpt from Documentary ‘Secrets of The Royals: Inside The Crown’ Robert Hardman (m): She could see the Ceaușescus coming the other way and thinks, ‘I really can’t face talking to them.’ So, for the first and only time in her life, she actually hides in a bush, in the palace garden to avoid her own guests.
Lord Owen (m): The Queen puts up with many different people, but Ceaușescu was too much.”
She could not just do everything she wanted. Even, for example, if there is some unrest somewhere like Kenya or something, they will report to her differently. They will say, “Oh, this kind of people, they are terrorists. They’re killing that and these people, they are killing that government. And then now we have to take an army to quell this terrorist approach, that makes unrest in the country of Kenya.” For example, like that. She cannot say, “Oh no, you cannot.” (Yes, understand.)
Even though she’s the Queen but she doesn’t have the power everywhere in all departments of the government to make decisions. (Yes.) So, people should understand more about this complicated and difficult political body of the world, to be appreciative of a good king that you rarely have in the world. (Yes, Master.) There is one time, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II’s daughter. (Yes.) I read it in the news that she said the Queen told her that sometimes she didn’t agree. If she could not agree with the prime minister or the government about doing something, and she could not argue out of it, then she just let it be, she just let them be. Let them do it. (Yes, Master.)
So, the prime minister and the government has also a lot of power to even refuse the Queen’s advice or decision. (Yes, Master.) So, the Queen was more or less a symbol of the monarchy and most of the political decisions came from the government. Prime minister, parliament, etc. (Yes, Master.) And even appointing the prime minister of England like the latest one, Madam Liz Truss. They picked her first and then they presented her to the Queen. (Yes, Master.) It wasn’t the Queen who picked her, so they presented her to the Queen and the Queen just agreed to it and let her be prime minister. I doubt she could just refuse Madam Liz Truss, and say, “No, I don’t want her.” (Yes, Master.) I don’t think the Queen could say, “Oh no, kick her out,” or “You get Boris Johnson back for me.” For example, like that.
So, people who blame the Queen and hate the Queen as a colonizer head and all that, they should not. They should not. She was a very good Queen. (Understand, Master.) She was loving. Because if she was not, all the people who worked around her would have not talked so well about her after she died. (Yes.) And during her reign, also, during her time of life on Earth as well, nobody has said anything bad about the Queen at all, including all the household. The household people are the ones who should know her the most. (Yes. Right. Yes, Master.)
“Media Report from Sky News Sept. 8, 2022 Lord Janvrin (m): She was a wonderful boss. We used to put up a red box every evening and we knew that she would have been through them and it would be back on our desk the next morning at eight o'clock. It was extraordinary how she did this day after day throughout her reign.”
“Media Report from CNN Sept. 8, 2022 Reporter (m): She changed the role of monarchy by introducing the idea of voluntary service into the official role of monarchy.”
“Media Report from Sky News Sept. 10, 2022 Lt. Col. Twumasi-Ankrah (m): Her Majesty is one of the hardest working people I've ever met in my life. For somebody of her age, the things she was doing, the events she was attending – sometimes three events in a day. It was absolutely remarkable.
Lord Robin Janvrin (m): Well, it was fun being her private secretary, and one of my predecessors said, ‘You never come out of your morning session with the Queen feeling worse than when you went in.’ She had a sense of humor. She was very interested in people.
Simon (m): It was my privilege to see Her Majesty quite a lot. And in all those interactions, there was a courtesy and a humanity and a kindness that I'll remember forever.”
“Media Report from Sky News Sept. 8, 2022 Queen (f): In a way I didn't have an apprenticeship. My father died much too young. It was all a very sudden kind of taking on and making the best job you can.”
And all the politicians in England are still respectful to her. […] You see, the monarchy should be respected, appreciated and sustained. Because you can see the Queen... She’s the Queen of England, and in some countries, at the moment, maybe only like 14 left of the Commonwealth, but people all over the world who don’t even know her, who never even cared about royalty, they all lined up in the street, many, many miles long. Some had to wait 24 hours to pay respect to her coffin. (Yes. Right, Master.) So, this is the right thing. You don’t have to go and pay respect and wait for 24 hours. But still, she was someone that people loved and respected.
She brought this kind of positive energy to the world. (Yes, Master.) Because she was kind and good. (Yes.) So, her son shouldn’t be too far from that quality. (Yes, Master.) They should support him.
Tell me. What else do you want to suggest or ask me or argue with me? (I have an article that defends the Queen. It says the Queen’s “presence was a key part of making decolonization possible.”) So, she’s the one who helped it happen? (Yes. She helped make the colonies become independent.)
Yeah, you can see that. In some subtle ways, she did what she could. (Yes.) She could not do everything all in one go, of course. But, when the situation’s favorable, she did what she could to help others to be independent. What use is it to her if she rules some more countries or less. (Yes, Master.) What’s the use? She had everything she needed.
And she was a contented person. She was busy with her job, and busy loving all the animal-people she had. She had geese, she had horses, she had dogs. And others, in numbers. (Yes.) Yes, and she had the whole country to take care of. Household to instruct things. And she had many meetings with the parliament, with the prime minister, with the government people, with the church people, all kinds of things. And she had her family, children to take care of – her grandchildren and all that. Why would a person like that even want to expand her rule or have more countries to rule? (Yes, Master.) […]
“Courtesy of British Royal Fans Jan. 6, 2022 Jane (f): Prince Philip called her the psychotherapist of the Commonwealth. She knows all the leaders, she hears their problems, and they see her as a kind of mother figure.
Narrator (f): Mother, wife, Queen. The job requires Elizabeth to play them all and much more besides. Yet despite being the most famous face on Earth, being Monarch can be an isolating job.
Penny (f): You are guardian of a whole keep of secrets you can’t even share with your husband. You spend a lot of time with strangers. You are expected to know exactly why you’re somewhere, why the people you’re speaking to are there. I think it’s a very lonely job, a very lonely job.”
And if the Queen was really a colonizer at heart and all that, why could India become free, independent? (Yes, Master.) And Singapore. (Yes, Master.) Or Malaysia, when they were together, Singapore, Malaysia. And many other countries. Many countries became independent. It was like 30-something, and now only like, 14. So, many have already become independent.
You can’t blame the Queen for anything, absolutely nada, nix, niente, zero. (Yes, Master.) That’s my opinion. And people can protest against me if they want, welcome. I just tell the truth, truthful to my heart. And my heart always dictates to me what to do. (Yes, Master.) My heart is truthful. […]
Host: Our deepest gratitude, Most Compassionate Master for teaching us the path of true appreciation, respect and humility. Serving others through our innate loving kindness and wisdom paves the way for a more noble society, and builds more stable and rewarding relationships. We pray for God’s Protection over all dedicated and hard-working leaders. May they become even greater examples of benevolence as they adopt the most meritorious vegan lifestyle, and thus help secure a brighter, more prosperous future where humanity grows in Peace and Love. May Precious Master enjoy perfect health and tranquility, safeguarded by all Merciful Godses.
To hear more of Supreme Master Ching Hai’s thoughts on the monarchy in the United Kingdom, as well as a story revealing how Master treats people in Her household, or anyone who helps Her along the way, please tune in on Monday, October 3, 2022, on Between Master and Disciples, for the full broadcast of this conference.
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