A Special Christmas Letter Saturday, December 27, 2008
Greeting, precious people!
On these magical days of Christmas and coming New Year, I would like to thank you for all the good things you’ve done in your past, Association members and non-members alike. Wishing mighty blessing from Heaven to shower upon you and cherished ones.
Especially I thank my loyal and faithful friends whose love and courage have sustained goodness on Earth and charmed the mercy from Heaven.
And I thank you for all the support and shared ideal that maybe we just can make this Earth a better place or even a heavenly place.
Personally I know some of you but not all of you.
However, I know you are the best friends that anyone could ever ask for – wish I have the chance to thank you and embrace you all in person.
If the planet survives, it’s because of your love, because of your heroic dedication.
Pray that your shining example will lead everyone to hope, confidence and emulation, so that together we can rebuild not only our planet but goodness in human’s heart.
We will continue to work toward an ideal and peaceful tomorrow.
I have no worthy present to give such noble friends this Christmas.
But if you ask what gift pleases me, I would say, “I WANT THE PLANET.”
May you continue to be a beacon of lofty splendor, befitting the children of God.
Brilliant Light of a thousand suns - Part 2 万岁灯 天莲 Thursday, December 25, 2008
What better way to celebrate Christmas than to present another one of Supreme Master Ching Hai's heavenly design - the longevity lamp named Heaven Lotus.
This lamp belongs to the standing lamp series, and features an already open lotus rising out from the mud of samsara, pure and unadulterated with its brilliant thousand rays of sunlight.
The lamp is made of bamboo material and is a joy to behold. At the center a bright light lite by a round bulb, with many smaller colored lights surrounding the main light. There is a small pull string which enables you to switch on the main light only or with the accompanying mult-colored lights.
The design is simple, pure, elegant and joyful. Just like the lotus flower, we should aspire to return to our heavenly abode by developing our spiritual self until it flowers like a heaven lotus.
The 5 petals open out beautifully in a warm welcome to the spiritual seeker signifying its exalted state of consciousness.
Irish Independent Newspaper Interview 17 December 2008 Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Irish Independent newspaper publishes interview with Supreme Master Ching Hai today on 17 December 2008. Look out for the Earth section.
Be sure to grab a copy of the paper available at all news stands and airports around Ireland and United Kingdom. This interview is conducted by journalist Andrea Bonnie earlier on 21 November.
Just a few days ago on 8 December, Ireland recalled all beef products it has exported to more than 10 countries due to dioxin poisoning found in Irish beef. Countries affected included Asian countries such as China and Singapore.
We hope that Ireland will be the first nation in the world to ban beef and all meat products !! Hurray to Ireland !! The world's hopes rest on you !! Be our hero !!
2nd Singapore Loving Hut opens at Parklane Shopping Mall Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Today the second Loving Hut Singapore has its soft launch.
It is located at Parklane Shopping Mall, 35 Selegie Road, #01-07, Singapore 188307.
Landmarks around this place is the Peace Center next door, the old Cathay cinema further down the road, and the Singapore Management University, School of Economics and Social Sciences at Bras Basah Road is not too far away.
Dhoby Ghaut MRT is within walking distance, if you are coming by train.
You can expect more posts and food tasting will be published here at this blog.
Three Cheers for Loving Hut Singapore !!!
Loving Hut is at the left of the Parklane main entrance.. just besides the DBS ATM, so you can pay using cash only.. how convenient !
Special Christmas vegan log cakes are on sale too ! Don't miss it..
Here's a look at the kitchen staff busy preparing the food for the guests today.
Loving Hut Christmas 08 @ Suntec.sg Part 2 Monday, December 15, 2008
We ordered the cold drink Earl Grey Milk Tea at Loving Hut, Suntec City
It's a vegan drink, with soy milk replacing cow's milk.
Looking outside, we saw the decoration at Suntec City..
It looks like the whole city is getting ready to greet the coming Christmas, and people are getting ready to spend serious money in this shopping season..
Have they lost the sense of the real celebration ? Is it all about spending ?
How far have we strayed from God's commandments.. We wondered what is ticking in the minds of people still killing animals every single day with their meals.. We prayed that they will all wake up in time, and then we shall celebrate the real Christmas ! A vegan Christmas !!
Loving Hut Christmas 08 @ Suntec.sg Part 1 Sunday, December 14, 2008
It's Christmas season around the corner, here in sunny Singapore, and we are heading to Loving Hut at Suntec City for a nice vegan meal.
Loving Hut Suntec City Mall, Sky Garden #03-016 @ Tower 2
Tel: 6238 6755
Here's what we order at Loving Hut..
Laksa !! A local favourite! A dish of spicy and delicious noodle in rich curry soup. All vegan. And all goodness. There are no prawns to kill and de-shell, only vegetarian ingredients here. A meal that will save the planet.
Suntec city mall is bedecked with Christmas decoration. Here's what we saw on the way to Loving Hut..
Some of the Tragic Results of Meat Eating Saturday, December 13, 2008
Research has shown that eating meat can cause some of the following diseases:
High blood pressure Heart disease Diabetes Stroke Parkinson’s disease Bladder cancer Colon cancer Prostate and ovarian cancer Lung, skin and kidney cancer Breast cancer. Blue tongue disease E coli Salmonella (over 2300 types possible) Bird flu Mad cow disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) Pig's disease (PMWS) Shellfish poisoning Listeriosis Pre-eclampsia Campylobacter
Scientists analyzing satellite photos have discovered that the ice cap surrounding the Arctic have melt sufficiently to allow a ship to sail around the North Pole, for the first time in 125,000 years ( one hundred and twenty five thousand years )..
This is the first time it has happened in human history.
If you are reading this, please go vegetarian / vegan now to save our planet.
More Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Conserve up to 70% clean water Save over 70% of the Amazonian rainforest from clearance for animal grazing A solution for world hunger: Free up 3,433 million hectares of land annually Free up 760 million tons of grain every year (half the world’s grain supply) Consume 2/3 less fossil fuels than those used for meat production Reduce pollution from untreated animal waste Maintain cleaner air Save 4.5 tons of emissions per US household per year Stop 80% of global warming PLUS MORE…
Some Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet Monday, December 8, 2008
Lower blood pressure Lower cholesterol levels Reduce Type 2 diabetes Prevent stroke conditions Reverse atherosclerosis Reduce heart disease risk 50% Reduce heart surgery risk 80% Prevent many forms of cancer Stronger immune system Increase life expectancy up to 15 years Higher IQ
SOME OF THE COSTS OF MEAT EATING Sunday, December 7, 2008
HEART DISEASE Over 17 million lives lost globally each year Cost of cardiovascular disease is at least US$1 trillion a year CANCER Over 1 million new colon cancer patients diagnosed each year More than 600,000 colon cancer-related mortalities annually In the United States alone, colon cancer treatment costs about US$6.5 billion. Millions of people are newly diagnosed with other meat-related cancers every year. DIABETES 246 million people are affected worldwide An estimated US$174 billion spent each year on treatment OBESITY Worldwide 1.6 billion adults are overweight with 400 million more who are obese Costs US$93 billion each year for medical expenses in the United States alone At least 2.6 million people die annually from problems related to being overweight or obese ENVIRONMENTAL Use up to 70% of clean water Pollute most of the water bodies Deforest the lungs of the Earth Use up 90% of the world's cereal Cause world hunger & wars 80% cause of global warming PLUS MORE…
Supreme Master Ching Hai February 28, 2008 - Austria
MASTER: Suppose you know something is poisonous to your children; will you deliberately give it to them, to harm them? No! So now all the evidence points out that meat is also poisonous and alcohol is bad. Just ban them outright. There’s no more discussion.
Make it your mission in life, to inform people about the danger of eating meat, and show them the solution.
Indonesian Spiced Coconut Vegan Rendang Friday, December 5, 2008
Today on Supreme Master Television cooking show, you can see the gourmet dish of Indonesian West Sumatra style. This dish is called Indonesian Spiced Coconut Vegan Rendang, which is a really long name.
The main ingredient of this dish is the vegan dry meat. This is how the vegan meat looks like before cooking..
In Indonesian Malay cooking, the star of the show is actually the use of spices. Take a look at the ingredients used for this dish:-
Hidden costs of meat on global warming. 肉品造成全球暖化的隱藏代價 Thursday, December 4, 2008
During a radio interview with Supreme Master Ching Hai on Ireland’s popular East Coast FM Radio, co-host and newly vegetarian Ms. Louise Kings shared a discussion about the harms of meat consumption for both human and planetary health. Ms. Kings cited the United Nations 2006 report, “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” which revealed that transport is actually not the #1 cause of greenhouse gases; rather, the livestock industry alone is responsible for more emissions than all transportation combined.
Interview with Supreme Master Ching Hai by East Coast FM Radio, Ireland Sunday, August 31, 2008
Louise Kings (F): Scientists have shown that: say the average car produces 3 kilograms a day of CO2 gases, while clearing rainforest to produce beef for maybe 1 hamburger produces 75 kilograms of CO2 gases. That’s a huge difference of two and a half thousand percent (2500%). So for anyone wanting to reduce their carbon footprint this clearly shows that eating meat has a much bigger impact on the environment than, say, driving your car. Would you be in agreement with what the scientists are saying?
Supreme Master Ching Hai : Yes, ma’am. 18 percent pollution is just part of the estimate. Actually there are other hidden side costs of global warming, because it’s not included, like people get sick and the price we have to pay for the hospital and the taking care and develop medicine and research and etc., etc., and cost of the sorrow of people who lost loved ones due to meat related illness. And all the change that we advocated up till now by society is helping but it’s very little as you can calculate it yourself. Only vegetarian diet can truly help. And as every action provokes another action and like attracts like. So if we save lives, ours will be spared. Everything else is just secondary.
For more information about East Coast FM Radio and this interview, please visit www.eastcoastfm.net
VOICE: We would like to thank East Coast FM Radio and concerned co-host Ms. Louise Kings for offering listeners a clearer picture of matters that are highly relevant to themselves and those around them.
Our gratitude to Supreme Master Ching Hai whose insights are truly practical and yet have deep implications for our lives and our souls. We pray that the real facts and priorities regarding our diet will be more widely known for all to make the best choice.
In a previous post, we blogged about the young vegetarian kid who is doing his best to save the world, adopting a vegetarian diet, and driving a zero emission vehicle.
We looked at the design of his bike, and we were deeply moved that such a young vegetarian hero doing his very best to save the world. Not only is he a vegetarian, he is driving a zero emission vehicle !
We saw him park his vehicle at a vegetarian restaurant, but we didn't get to see him.
So we waited, and not so long later, our young vegetarian hero shows up...
How can he leave his beloved zero emission vehicle alone ? With very daft moves, he picks it up, turn it around, and he's ready to go !!
Hang on kiddo, wait,.. our hero, wouldn't you pose for a shot ?
We managed to take a photo as he left the vegetarian restaurant, and carried his beloved green bike down the stairs.
We love you kid !!
Children of the world who wants to save the Earth.. Please follow this kid's example, eat vegetarian meals.. that is how you can be a hero and save our world !
While at the Happy Arts Deli 悦艺苑 Vegetarian restaurant, a young customer came in and park his vehicle right in front of our table. We were very amused and happy to see his zero emission vehicle.
So much love in this organic, beautiful work of art. The love of the designer and builder of this bike for the kids is obvious. The love of the parents who bought this zero emission vehicle is evident.
You must have heard of it by now.. That a vegetarian driving a gas guzzler Hummer SUV is more green, have less carbon footprint than a carnivore meat eater riding a bicycle..
Well, this young customer is a vegetarian, eats out at a vegetarian restaurant, and drives a zero emission vehicle.. He is such a sweet angel !
We can't help but take a closer look at his vehicle, admiring its form and beauty and simplicity.
We pray that all the kids around the world who are so concerned about saving the state of our planet Earth right now will wake up and join this kid, to become a noble vegetarian, and by sparing the animal's lives, help us all to save the world.
Be a hero, kids !! Save our world. Set an example for the adults to follow.. I want to eat vegetarian and harm no animals... because I want to save the world..