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New one?
New, new, new, new.
New (arrivals)? Raise hand.
All new, I know.
Just like me, I’m new.
You’re okay? (Yes.)
I like your hair, so cool.
You!
I used to have those cactus.
Similar.
Very beautiful and they have red flowers come out.
Very beautiful and they have red flowers come out.
You know that?
You know those things?
They don’t have them there?
They have them in Spain.
Very nice.
Similar to your hair,
and they make red flowers, beautiful.
and they make red flowers, beautiful.
I go ask somebody something.
About this secret document.
(You look beautiful.)
Oh, thank you.
I’m trying to keep up with my reputation.
I’m trying to keep up with my reputation.
You expect too much.
I always have to look young, and energetic, healthy.
I always have to look young, and energetic, healthy.
Lucky, happy.
Chinese?
(Âu Lạc (Vietnam).)
All this is Aulacese (Vietnamese)? (Yes.)
All this is Aulacese (Vietnamese)? (Yes.)
There are some people out there, why don’t you let them in?
There are some people out there, why don’t you let them in?
There are some people out there, why don’t you let them in?
There are 3, 4 people out there.
They are out there, go check to see if they are Aulacese, let them in.
They are out there, go check to see if they are Aulacese, let them in.
They are out there, go check to see if they are Aulacese, let them in.
They are out there, go check to see if they are Aulacese, let them in.
Where from?
Âu Lạc (Vietnam), correct?
(Yes.) Âu Lạc (Vietnam),
or USA Aulacese (Vietnamese)?
Âu Lạc (Vietnam).
From Âu Lạc (Vietnam)?
(Yes.) It’s called true comrades!
Oh, crying again.
Your eyes are all swollen, my goodness!
Your eyes are all swollen, my goodness!
So beautiful.
But keep crying.
Sit here.
There is still room. Okay.
Are you the ones from outside they just called in? (Yes, yes.)
Are you the ones from outside they just called in? (Yes, yes.)
Thanks to my call that you could come in and sit there.
Thanks to my call that you could come in and sit there.
Thanks to my call that you could come in and sit there.
Anyone else?
Any other Aulacese, let them all in.
Any other Aulacese, let them all in.
Sit here. Sit down.
A little tight, but it’s okay.
Just sit for a while.
Move back a little so these people can sit.
Move back a little so these people can sit.
They don’t need any earphones.
They don’t need any earphones.
They are fine to just have a look at me.
They are fine to just have a look at me.
You really come from Âu Lạc (Vietnam)? (Yes.)
You really come from Âu Lạc (Vietnam)? (Yes.)
Where? From Sài Gòn?
Hà Nội?
From Tây Ninh, Đà Lạt...
Wow.
“When my country’s at peace,” right? (Yes.)
“When my country’s at peace,” right? (Yes.)
“When my country’s at peace,
I shall go visit
I’ll visit the many sad cemeteries
I’ll visit the many sad cemeteries
I’ll visit the forests that are now charred
I’ll visit the forests that are now charred
When my country’s no longer at war
When my country’s no longer at war
On some of my friends’ graves,
new green grass has just…
When my country’s at peace,
I shall travel nonstop
from Sài Gòn to Central,
from Hà Nội to the South
I’ll join the celebration
And hope to forget the story of our nation.”
And hope to forget the story of our nation.”
“From Sài Gòn to the South,
from Hà Nội to Central,” huh?
(Đà Lạt.)
(Đà Nẵng.) Đà Nẵng.
(Đà Nẵng.) Đà Nẵng.
(Nha Trang, Master.) Nha Trang.
(Bình Thuận.) (Sài Gòn.)
Bình Thuận. Sài Gòn.
(Đà Lạt.) Đà Lạt. (Phú Quốc.)
(Quảng Ninh.) Quảng Ninh?
(Quảng Ninh.) Quảng Ninh?
In the North? (Hạ Long.)
(Phan Thiết.) What?
(Phan Thiết.) Phan Thiết.
(Phú Quốc, Master.)
Phú Quốc? My God,
you swam all the way here?
(Đà Lạt.) Đà Lạt.
(Long Xuyên.)
(Hải Dương.) Hải Dương.
(Hải Phòng.) Hải Phòng.
(Cà Mau.) Cà Mau.
One person speaks at a time.
One person speaks at a time.
(Cần Thơ.) Cần Thơ.
(Đắk Lắk.) Đắk Lắk.
Wow, the highlanders also came...
Wow, the highlanders also came...
Hà Nội.
…36 old streets.
(Long Xuyên.)
(An Giang.)
Long Xuyên, An Giang.
“The An Giang,
deep river and emerald water, a river of…”
deep river and emerald water, a river of…”
No, it’s not right.
Stealing other people’s lyrics.
I’m from Châu Đốc.
Châu Đốc? Wow.
“What mountain pass is as tall as the one in Châu Ðốc?”
“What mountain pass is as tall as the one in Châu Ðốc?”
(Mỹ Tho.) Mỹ Tho.
I was from Quảng Ninh, but moved to Sài Gòn.
I was from Quảng Ninh, but moved to Sài Gòn.
Quảng Ninh, Sài Gòn.
“Catch a fish, put it in a basket,
“Catch a fish, put it in a basket,
it makes noise.” (tongue twister)
The fish is making noise,
and we put it back in the sea to let it live again.
and we put it back in the sea to let it live again.
(Bắc Ninh.) Bắc Ninh?
(Bắc Ninh.) Bắc Ninh?
Wow, where is Bắc Ninh?
I know.
How far is it from Hà Nội?
Thirty kilometers from Hà Nội.
Only 30? It’s pretty near.
(From the city.)
What city?
(Sài Gòn, Master.)
Sài Gòn is not a city, it was the capital before,
Sài Gòn is not a city, it was the capital before,
but now has become a city.
Right? (Yes.)
Hồ Chí Minh City.
(Ðồng Tháp, Master.)
Ðồng Tháp. Wow!
The mama in the front.
(I consider myself from Sài Gòn but…)
(I consider myself from Sài Gòn but…)
But from Huế? (Yes.)
From Huế, you moved to Sài Gòn. (Yes.)
From Huế, you moved to Sài Gòn. (Yes.)
Live in Sài Gòn, but were born in Huế. I see.
Live in Sài Gòn, but were born in Huế. I see.
(Biên Hòa, Master.)
Biên Hòa.
Wow. Grapefruits, have you brought any here?
Wow. Grapefruits, have you brought any here?
Đà Nẵng?
(Phú Yên, Phú Yên.)
Where are you, the one from Phú Yên?
Where are you, the one from Phú Yên?
(Phú Yên is over there.)
I’m also from Phú Yên.
Also Phú Yên? Okay.
Okay. Where else?
My God, the whole country has come here?
My God, the whole country has come here?
(Nha Trang.) Nha Trang.
In Nha Trang.
“Nha Trang is the land of white sand
“Nha Trang is the land of white sand
Whoever passing by will not forget.”
Whoever passing by will not forget.”
Sài Gòn?
(I’m from Nha Trang.) Nha Trang.
(I’m from Nha Trang.) Nha Trang.
(Tiền Giang.) Tiền Giang.
(Tiền Giang.) Tiền Giang.
(I’m from Thủ Đức.) Thủ Đức.
(I’m from Thủ Đức.) Thủ Đức.
(Sài Gòn.) Sài Gòn, okay.
(Sài Gòn.) Sài Gòn, okay.
Anywhere else?
(Tây Ninh.) Tây Ninh.
(Đồng Tháp.)
The same?
Đồng Tháp is Đồng Tháp Mười (Ten)?
Đồng Tháp is Đồng Tháp Mười (Ten)?
(Yes, they’re the same.)
Is there Đồng Tháp Nine, Đồng Tháp Eight?
Is there Đồng Tháp Nine, Đồng Tháp Eight?
Đà Lạt? (Yes.)
Okay. Okay.
(I’m from there, too.) Also from there.
(I’m from there, too.) Also from there.
(Husband and wife.)
You two live in the same place?
You two live in the same place?
Live in the same house? I see.
Live in the same house? I see.
I can tell by the looks.
Look alike.
Living together for a while, two people will look exactly the same.
Living together for a while, two people will look exactly the same.
Living together for a while, two people will look exactly the same.
The longer you live together, the more you look like each other.
The longer you live together, the more you look like each other.
The longer you live together, the more you look like each other.
Same as those who have a dog as a pet,
Same as those who have a dog as a pet,
after a long time, they look like the dog.
after a long time, they look like the dog.
But it’s true, no?
Is it true?
Those who have a dog for a long time,
Those who have a dog for a long time,
the owner and his dog look alike.
Because they love each other so much.
Because they love each other so much.
Every day they exchange a little bit of their energy,
Every day they exchange a little bit of their energy,
Every day they exchange a little bit of their energy,
their life-sustaining energy, back and forth,
their life-sustaining energy, back and forth,
and so the two look exactly alike, like siblings from the same family.
and so the two look exactly alike, like siblings from the same family.
and so the two look exactly alike, like siblings from the same family.
Is there anyone else from far away?
Is there anyone else from far away?
(I’m from Tiền Giang, but live in Mỹ Tho.)
(I’m from Tiền Giang, but live in Mỹ Tho.)
Tiền Giang, Mỹ Tho.
(Phan Rang.) Phan Rang. Okay.
(Phan Rang.) Phan Rang. Okay.
(Sóc Trăng.) Sóc Trăng? Wow.
(Sóc Trăng.) Sóc Trăng? Wow.
From Sóc Trăng also, love?
(Yes.) Okay.
Anyone else?
(Nghệ An, Master.)
Nghệ An also? Wow.
My goodness.
Where do so many of you people come from?
Where do so many of you people come from?
Even from Nghệ An, you “crawled” all the way here.
Even from Nghệ An, you “crawled” all the way here.
Đồng Tháp Mười again?
There is a song about Đồng Tháp Mười.
There is a song about Đồng Tháp Mười.
It’s very nice.
“Here is my beloved Tháp Mười in the south.”
“Here is my beloved Tháp Mười in the south.”
“Offering golden rice and folk singing...”
“Offering golden rice and folk singing...”
is that right?
“Laughter is heard everywhere,” right? Yes.
“Laughter is heard everywhere,” right? Yes.
I only remember that much.
In Âu Lạc (Vietnam),
there is a song for every city.
there is a song for every city.
“O Đà Lạt, farewell, my sweet.
“O Đà Lạt, farewell, my sweet.
O Lâm Viên, high waterfalls, and distant hills”
O Lâm Viên, high waterfalls, and distant hills”
What else?
“O singing pines and trembling Golden Stream
“O singing pines and trembling Golden Stream
You hear not in someone’s footsteps a promise to return?”
You hear not in someone’s footsteps a promise to return?”
You hear not in someone’s footsteps a promise to return?”
Huế, Nghệ An, Đồng Tháp, all have songs about them.
Huế, Nghệ An, Đồng Tháp, all have songs about them.
We just didn’t remember them all, right?
We just didn’t remember them all, right?
The song “An Giang River” is also nice, right?
The song “An Giang River” is also nice, right?
Why are you crying?
I am so happy, Master.
So happy, and you cry? (Yes.)
So happy, and you cry? (Yes.)
Is there anyone crying from sadness? (No, Master.)
Is there anyone crying from sadness? (No, Master.)
You’re not that silly, right?
Spending a lot of money coming here to be sad is silly, right?
Spending a lot of money coming here to be sad is silly, right?
Spending a lot of money coming here to be sad is silly, right?
Here, you must laugh to make your money worth it, huh?
Here, you must laugh to make your money worth it, huh?
Is there anyone, any comrade living in remote areas
Is there anyone, any comrade living in remote areas
Is there anyone, any comrade living in remote areas
that haven’t spoken yet?
Where?
I married and lived in Germany
for 28 years but still kept my Aulacese citizenship,
for 28 years but still kept my Aulacese citizenship,
Aulacese passport, so everyone
considered me as coming from Âu Lạc (Vietnam).
considered me as coming from Âu Lạc (Vietnam).
I know, but where did you live?
I know, but where did you live?
In Âu Lạc, I lived in Sài Gòn, in District 4.
In Âu Lạc, I lived in Sài Gòn, in District 4.
I see. Okay.
Móng Cái again?
(I’m from Thừa Thiên, Huế.)
Thừa Thiên, Huế.
(I was born in Huế, but live in Móng Cái.)
(I was born in Huế, but live in Móng Cái.)
Móng Cái?
How did you manage to come here?
How did you manage to come here?
(I went to Sài Gòn.)
You went to Sài Gòn, then came here. Okay.
You went to Sài Gòn, then came here. Okay.
Móng Cái (also means “woman”) here.
Móng Cái (also means “woman”) here.
And there is also Móng Đực (man) that hasn’t come yet.
And there is also Móng Đực (man) that hasn’t come yet.
Móng Cái (woman), Móng Đực (man),
Móng Cái (woman), Móng Đực (man),
Móng Con (child) haven’t yet come?
Móng Con (child) haven’t yet come?
Later, okay.
Oh God, everyone cries, making me want to cry, too.
Oh God, everyone cries, making me want to cry, too.
Crying is contagious, no?
Crying because you’re happy?
Crying because you’re happy?
(It has been a long time I haven’t seen you, Master.)
(It has been a long time I haven’t seen you, Master.)
I’m also happy.
I’m also happy that you can come.
I’m also happy that you can come.
We haven’t seen each other
for a long time, huh? (Yes.)
It’s a very long way.
How did you manage to come here?
How did you manage to come here?
(Thanks to Master.)
Not thanks to me, thanks to the good government.
Not thanks to me, thanks to the good government.
The government is cheerful,
therefore you comrades can come here.
therefore you comrades can come here.
Understand? (Yes.)
Thanks to the government.
Gradually, everything is getting better and better.
Gradually, everything is getting better and better.
(Yes.)
Do you want some candies?
(Yes.)
Well, there are no candies.
Do you want biscuits? (Yes.)
Do you want biscuits? (Yes.)
Let me go check if I have them.
Oh, they understand everything!
Share, share, share.
What kind of pants is this without pockets?
What kind of pants is this without pockets?
Blouse without buttons.
They are made by the Indonesians.
Indonesia.
They are light and cool to wear,
They are light and cool to wear,
just like our “bà lai” outfit, right? (Yes.)
just like our “bà lai” outfit, right? (Yes.)
Okay.
No more hands to hold!
No!
Leave it here. Okay?
For now.
I’ll hold the mic for you.
I held it already.
Okay, no need anymore.
No more talking.
Now you’ll catch, okay? (Yes.)
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
Only one per person.
Otherwise, I’ll be standing here throwing forever and cannot go.
Otherwise, I’ll be standing here throwing forever and cannot go.
Otherwise, I’ll be standing here throwing forever and cannot go.
(Me (this child), Master.)
Where are you, child?
Who are you, child?
You’re already old and still call yourself “child.”
You’re already old and still call yourself “child.”
I’m not that old.
How can my “child” be that old?
You guys always say,
“Oh, Master is young and beautiful.”
“Oh, Master is young and beautiful.”
Then how can my child be that old?
Then how can my child be that old?
A child whose beard and hair are all gray!
A child whose beard and hair are all gray!
Who doesn’t have yet?
(I don’t have it yet.)
You don’t have it yet?
(No, Master.) Here.
Who doesn’t have it yet?
Who hasn’t gotten it, raise your hand.
Who hasn’t gotten it, raise your hand.
If you already have, don’t raise your hand.
If you already have, don’t raise your hand.
If you have and you raise your hand, then you’ll go to the re-education camps.
If you have and you raise your hand, then you’ll go to the re-education camps.
If you have and you raise your hand, then you’ll go to the re-education camps.
I’ll send this basket over there now, okay?
I’ll send this basket over there now, okay?
(Okay!)
Don’t put your hands in there, okay? (Okay.)
Don’t put your hands in there, okay? (Okay.)
Only one piece per person!
Here.
Everybody, one.
We go this way.
They ate already, look, so fat.
They ate already, look, so fat.
Yeah. Come,
symbolic, okay?
They always want to eat these things,
They always want to eat these things,
I don’t know why.
They’re not tasty, nothing.
Love to eat.
Because Master gives.
Anyone?
Careful, your eyes!
Oh, yeah!
You quiet people!
Cannot be too quiet around here, you know?
Cannot be too quiet around here, you know?
Because they always make noise to attract my attention.
Because they always make noise to attract my attention.
Because they always make noise to attract my attention.
So you always have to have a whistle.
So you always have to have a whistle.
All right.
You enjoy the cakes.
I’ll come back.
What, what? What?
What are you saying that you’re puckering your lips?
What are you saying that you’re puckering your lips?
What are you saying that you’re puckering your lips?
(Master, please stay here.)
Stay here a little bit longer, right? (Yes.)
Stay here a little bit longer, right? (Yes.)
How many little bits?
How long is a little bit?
A little bit, okay.
(Thank you, Master.)
Request to stay for a while.
I asked, “How long?”
Okay, look, look, look!
Is my hair still okay?
(Yes. It’s good.)
I feel like I’m in the wind.
Oh my God. My God!
Do I still have my hair?
Lucky the hair stays on the head.
Lucky the hair stays on the head.
Otherwise, you’ll also catch it,
take it, put home.
I’ll come back later.
Don’t worry. Okay?
See you later. (Yes.)
I will come back, okay? (Yes.)
I will come back later. (Yes.)
I will come back!
I love you!
I take a look at you all.
I take a look at you all.
Otherwise, what to do?
I can’t talk every day!
There is a Bodhisattva Kang.
Where are you? (Over here.)
Is this from you?
Is this from you?
It’s not from the abbot?
It’s from you or the abbot?
(The abbot.) The abbot.
You visited him?
I talked to him.
About three or four years ago,
we began talking with each other.
we began talking with each other.
They cook vegetarian food.
(They are all vegetarian?)
They are vegetarian,
but they still have dairy.
It’s very good already
to take up
a lacto-vegetarian diet.
It’s not bad in Tibet, because
they let the cows roam free.
It’s okay.
It’s better than confining them.
But now it seems
that they don’t really
raise cows anymore.
(Not anymore.)
They prepare to cultivate land.
(Cultivate land.) Cultivate land.
Yes. It’s better.
Crop farming is very safe.
If any country is advanced in agriculture,
If any country is advanced in agriculture,
their people will be well fed and happy.
their people will be well fed and happy.
They will not make revolutions, protest,
They will not make revolutions, protest,
or do anything else.
Because agriculture is very important.
Because agriculture is very important.
If people are well fed, they won’t think of doing anything else.
If people are well fed, they won’t think of doing anything else.
If people are well fed, they won’t think of doing anything else.
Make a revolution for what?
Once they have enough food, it’s okay.
Once they have enough food, it’s okay.
When we talked to them,
we exchanged information.
They invited you because they want to…
They invited you because they want to…
Did you ask them to invite me?
Did you ask them to invite me?
No.
It’s not what I meant.
No. It’s not? (Right.)
Oh, they are so sincere.
Yes.
There is a temple called Sunshine Monastery.
There is a temple called Sunshine Monastery.
Over there, they know…
I am reading this.
“They worship Master Padmasambhava.”
“They worship Master Padmasambhava.”
Master Padmasambhava.
You all know him, right?
He is very famous in Tibet.
He was born from a lotus flower.
He was born from a lotus flower.
Someone said he was one of my past lives.
Someone said he was one of my past lives.
It’s what I heard.
It’s been a long time.
I don’t remember.
“They worship Padmasambhava.
Later their temple was burned and destroyed.
Later their temple was burned and destroyed.
Now they are rebuilding it.
The abbot is very young.
Don’t know from where he obtained materials
Don’t know from where he obtained materials
about Master’s lectures and teachings.
about Master’s lectures and teachings.
Three years ago,
he asked all of the 200 monks
to be vegetarian.” (Wow!)
You know not all of the Tibetan monks are vegetarian.
You know not all of the Tibetan monks are vegetarian.
You know not all of the Tibetan monks are vegetarian.
Some are vegetarian.
Now the Dalai Lama is vegetarian, of course.
Now the Dalai Lama is vegetarian, of course.
Some monks are vegetarian, too.
Some monks are vegetarian, too.
But they don’t emphasize this.
Most monks over there still eat meat.
Most monks over there still eat meat.
It’s similar to Theravada Buddhism,
It’s similar to Theravada Buddhism,
just like the monks
in Cambodia and Thailand.
“So after they learned Master’s teachings,
“So after they learned Master’s teachings,
they all became vegetarian.
The abbot told all of them to be vegetarian
The abbot told all of them to be vegetarian
and stop wearing fur clothes.”
The animal leather and fur.
“And then they don’t smoke anymore,
“And then they don’t smoke anymore,
don’t drink anymore,
and don’t hunt anymore.”
Wow! This abbot!
Not only did he tell his monks to stop eating meat
Not only did he tell his monks to stop eating meat
and stop wearing fur clothes,
he told all his disciples around him,
he told all his disciples around him,
like neighboring disciples, nearby ones.
like neighboring disciples, nearby ones.
They all became vegetarian!
This monk is amazing!
So young, only 45 years old,
So young, only 45 years old,
and yet he was so influential.
(Very young.)
They all listened to him.
That’s their tradition over there.
That’s their tradition over there.
Their tradition is to follow a monk’s advice.
Their tradition is to follow a monk’s advice.
Yes, but I have never heard that all the people
Yes, but I have never heard that all the people
followed a monk’s advice in such a way.
followed a monk’s advice in such a way.
He is really amazing.
It is not that easy!
The people are very pure.
Pure, of course.
People there are very pure.
They are very sincere in their belief.
They are very sincere in their belief.
They believe with all their heart.
They believe with all their heart.
Then why do they want to invite me to go there?
Then why do they want to invite me to go there?
To exchange the experience
and discuss the dharma (true teaching).
and discuss the dharma (true teaching).
They want to talk to me.
We speak different languages.
How long does it take
to go from here to there?
By airplane, etc.
It takes over 20 hours to fly to the capital.
It takes over 20 hours to fly to the capital.
It takes another 4 hours
to travel from the capital, Beijing, to that place.
to travel from the capital, Beijing, to that place.
Then you need to go by car
as there are no more airplanes.
It takes about 6 hours
to travel by car on mountain roads.
to travel by car on mountain roads.
Basically, there is
not much walking to his place.
(No need to walk?) There are roads,
(No need to walk?) There are roads,
but the roads are not very easy to walk on.
but the roads are not very easy to walk on.
Yes, I understand. Wow.
The people who live in remote areas
The people who live in remote areas
are very pure at heart.
They don’t interact with the outside world that much,
They don’t interact with the outside world that much,
They don’t interact with the outside world that much,
so they are very pure.
Most of the Tibetan lamas
are very pure normally.
Even though they eat meat because of tradition,
Even though they eat meat because of tradition,
they are very pure and devoted to their faith.
they are very pure and devoted to their faith.
They recite sutras for many hours a day,
They recite sutras for many hours a day,
prostrate themselves before Buddha statues
prostrate themselves before Buddha statues
for a long time, and they also meditate.
for a long time, and they also meditate.
They are very devoted and focused.
They are very devoted and focused.
What do you want me to do?
To walk there from here?
To take an airplane.
And when there is no way to fly, then take a car.
And when there is no way to fly, then take a car.
When there is no way to take a car,
When there is no way to take a car,
then just run, right?
Wow. Maybe we can
invite him over here instead?
(Well, this is also possible.
Yes.) We can invite him over
as a guest, an honored guest.
We contacted him in advance today, because…
We contacted him in advance today, because…
I don’t think it is possible for me to go there
I don’t think it is possible for me to go there
because I have to meditate a lot now
because I have to meditate a lot now
and I cannot afford spending a lot of time traveling there. (Yes.)
and I cannot afford spending a lot of time traveling there. (Yes.)
and I cannot afford spending a lot of time traveling there. (Yes.)
In the future, whoever wants to see me can come here.
In the future, whoever wants to see me can come here.
In the future, whoever wants to see me can come here.
We will welcome them with vegan food,
We will welcome them with vegan food,
cookies, cakes and Loving Hut.
cookies, cakes and Loving Hut.
What should we do?
We need to write a letter to thank him.
We need to write a letter to thank him.
I cannot go.
If any leader is a vegetarian, they should be open about it
If any leader is a vegetarian, they should be open about it
and encourage everyone to be vegetarian, too.
and encourage everyone to be vegetarian, too.
This way they will earn immense merits,
This way they will earn immense merits,
and they can also protect this planet
and they can also protect this planet
so that their own relatives, friends, and children
so that their own relatives, friends, and children
can continue to live on this planet
can continue to live on this planet
in a clean atmosphere.
We don’t leave the Earth
populated and full of toxic air for our children.
populated and full of toxic air for our children.
We are not a religion
and I don’t care which religion you believe in.
and I don’t care which religion you believe in.
It doesn’t matter even if you are an atheist.
It doesn’t matter even if you are an atheist.
If you don’t believe in God,
then believe in your own highest power.
then believe in your own highest power.
Believe in the greatest, highest soul.
Believe in the greatest, highest soul.
Believe in the highest wisdom,
the highest existence.
We were born from that highest existence.
We were born from that highest existence.
If we are acquainted with Hirm, we will be greater,
If we are acquainted with Hirm, we will be greater,
more intelligent,
more joyful, and happier.
There is nothing to deny.
There is nothing to hide.
I say and do things openly whenever I can.
I say and do things openly whenever I can.
I used to be very open,
but I stopped doing that later
because of the various restrictions.
because of the various restrictions.
And then I started my retreat for the sake of the world.
And then I started my retreat for the sake of the world.
I am not hiding anything, right? (Yes.)
I am not hiding anything, right? (Yes.)
Even a tiny woman like me is not afraid of anyone.
Even a tiny woman like me is not afraid of anyone.
Why should those great leaders be afraid?
Why should those great leaders be afraid?
They should do things openly.
(Yes.)
This is what I think.
This is my personal, humble opinion.
This is my personal, humble opinion.
If I am a leader with so much power
If I am a leader with so much power
and am responsible for taking care of such a large population,
and am responsible for taking care of such a large population,
and am responsible for taking care of such a large population,
and if I know it is the right thing to do,
and if I know it is the right thing to do,
I would definitely lead everyone to do it together.
I would definitely lead everyone to do it together.
That is what a leader is for, right?
That is what a leader is for, right?
There is nothing to be afraid of.
There is nothing to be afraid of.
We have seen changes
in many governmental agencies and officials in China.
in many governmental agencies and officials in China.
agencies and officials in China.
Oh, yes, yes.
There have been many changes.
Now there are many vegetarian restaurants in China.
Now there are many vegetarian restaurants in China.
Now there are many vegetarian restaurants in China.
Many Chinese disciples can come here,
Many Chinese disciples can come here,
which was not possible before.
Now the government is more open.
Now the government is more open.
It is very good, okay?
I am very happy.
It will get better and better.
Better and better. Okay?
Look how good Formosa (Taiwan) has become.
Look how good Formosa (Taiwan) has become.
Their citizens can visit the UK without a visa for six months.
Their citizens can visit the UK without a visa for six months.
How is it possible?
They can also visit Europe without a visa.
They can also visit Europe without a visa.
How is that possible?
Formosa has become better.
China will become better, too.
In the future, Chinese people will become more prosperous.
In the future, Chinese people will become more prosperous.
In the future, Chinese people will become more prosperous.
Thank you, Master.
The more good deeds we do,
the more meritorious deeds we do,
the more meritorious deeds we do,
the longer the merits will last.
If we do bad things,
the merits will be lessened and shortened.
the merits will be lessened and shortened.
It is like that.
In a few years, the Chinese people,
In a few years, the Chinese people,
no matter if in Formosa (Taiwan)
or Singapore, Malaysia,
Indonesia, China, or Mongolia,
Indonesia, China, or Mongolia,
will be more glorious and prosperous. Okay?
will be more glorious and prosperous. Okay?
But you need to do more meritorious deeds.
But you need to do more meritorious deeds.
Do good deeds.
The governments are doing good deeds
The governments are doing good deeds
by taking care of people’s basic needs.
by taking care of people’s basic needs.
But they also need to take care of the mental and spiritual aspects.
But they also need to take care of the mental and spiritual aspects.
But they also need to take care of the mental and spiritual aspects.
Then it’s complete and perfect.
Then it’s complete and perfect.
Now it’s only a little bit behind on spiritual aspects.
Now it’s only a little bit behind on spiritual aspects.
The government is already very good. Yes?
The government is already very good. Yes?
They do not allow any corruption.
They do not allow any corruption.
It happens sometimes, of course, but the government will take actions.
It happens sometimes, of course, but the government will take actions.
It happens sometimes, of course, but the government will take actions.
Maybe a small group of lower rank officials
Maybe a small group of lower rank officials
don’t follow the rules, for example.
don’t follow the rules, for example.
But governments do have rules that forbid corruption.
But governments do have rules that forbid corruption.
They want to help and take care of the people.
They want to help and take care of the people.
Right? (Yes.)
So no one should be left
without food, shelter or clothing.
without food, shelter or clothing.
Everyone’s basic needs are taken care of.
Everyone’s basic needs are taken care of.
If a government can do this,
it’s already a very good government. Yes?
it’s already a very good government. Yes?
What should a government do?
To take care of everyone’s basic needs.
To take care of everyone’s basic needs.
It’s a good government to take care of its duty.
It’s a good government to take care of its duty.
Okay, it’s just a little bit behind on spiritual aspects.
Okay, it’s just a little bit behind on spiritual aspects.
Just be vegan and practice spiritually, and it’ll be okay.
Just be vegan and practice spiritually, and it’ll be okay.
Just be vegan and practice spiritually, and it’ll be okay.
It’s also fine without practicing spiritually.
It’s also fine without practicing spiritually.
Just be vegan. Because we should take care of the next generation.
Just be vegan. Because we should take care of the next generation.
Just be vegan. Because we should take care of the next generation.
If we don’t take action now, it’ll be terrible for the next generation.
If we don’t take action now, it’ll be terrible for the next generation.
If we don’t take action now, it’ll be terrible for the next generation.
I hope the government can move forward one small step at a time
I hope the government can move forward one small step at a time
I hope the government can move forward one small step at a time
and lead the public to be vegan
and lead the public to be vegan
in order to protect China.
The Chinese population is so large.
The Chinese population is so large.
It’s the largest.
So if we can protect China,
it’s also protecting the entire world.
it’s also protecting the entire world.
I don’t mean just the Chinese people in China, all right?
I don’t mean just the Chinese people in China, all right?
I don’t mean just the Chinese people in China, all right?
But all of us have friends and family there.
But all of us have friends and family there.
Therefore, if we protect the Chinese people,
Therefore, if we protect the Chinese people,
it’s more or less equivalent to protecting the world.
it’s more or less equivalent to protecting the world.
Wherever Chinese people go,
they will bring their influence.
They have business everywhere.
They have business everywhere.
They are prosperous and honorable everywhere.
They are prosperous and honorable everywhere.
They can then influence their local governments and citizens.
They can then influence their local governments and citizens.
They can then influence their local governments and citizens.
If the Chinese government can lead the way,
If the Chinese government can lead the way,
then… Wow!
I’ll definitely pray for them.
They will earn infinite merits.
They will earn infinite merits.
Okay, but I really cannot go there yet.
Okay, but I really cannot go there yet.
I need to meditate.
One more thing.
You just mentioned the large Chinese population
You just mentioned the large Chinese population
and the food issue.
Actually China has come to the point of a food crisis
Actually China has come to the point of a food crisis
because they use a lot of GMO food.
because they use a lot of GMO food.
They have a lot of food imports
They have a lot of food imports
and mostly GMO food because other countries
and mostly GMO food because other countries
have been growing GMO crops for many years.
have been growing GMO crops for many years.
There’s a lot of land yet to be developed
There’s a lot of land yet to be developed
near the Tibetan region.
Yes, it’s good to go there and develop it.
Yes, it’s good to go there and develop it.
It can then support the whole of Tibet.
It can then support the whole of Tibet.
Yes, Tibetans have particularly refused to use fertilizers
Yes, Tibetans have particularly refused to use fertilizers
and pesticides over the years.
(Oh, is that so? Wonderful.)
The government sometimes provides incentives
The government sometimes provides incentives
for the use of fertilizers, but they always stay away.
for the use of fertilizers, but they always stay away.
No need to use chemicals.
Recently, 23 children died
because they ate food tainted with too much pesticide.
because they ate food tainted with too much pesticide.
At an elementary school in India,
At an elementary school in India,
23 children died.
Many more were hospitalized in serious conditions.
Many more were hospitalized in serious conditions.
The government found out that it’s due to the use of pesticide.
The government found out that it’s due to the use of pesticide.
The government found out that it’s due to the use of pesticide.
Without proper washing, or when there is
Without proper washing, or when there is
too much pesticide to be washed off,
too much pesticide to be washed off,
children may be too sensitive
to the high pesticide intake and die.
to the high pesticide intake and die.
Twenty-three of them!
So the government has arrested the principal.
So the government has arrested the principal.
It’s not fair to blame the farmers,
It’s not fair to blame the farmers,
because it’s cheaper to use chemical pesticides.
because it’s cheaper to use chemical pesticides.
Sometimes it’s even subsidized by the government.
Sometimes it’s even subsidized by the government.
After the pesticides are purchased, the farmers are not informed properly.
After the pesticides are purchased, the farmers are not informed properly.
After the pesticides are purchased, the farmers are not informed properly.
Most farmers are simple people.
Most farmers are simple people.
When they hear that it’s good,
they just use it.
Not only can the chemical pesticide
Not only can the chemical pesticide
cause direct damage to our body,
cause direct damage to our body,
like the 23 poor children who died right away
like the 23 poor children who died right away
with no chance of treatment...
Not only can it cause direct damage to our body,
Not only can it cause direct damage to our body,
it will remain underground or in the rivers.
it will remain underground or in the rivers.
Then it will be absorbed by the plants,
Then it will be absorbed by the plants,
and stay in our food chain for a long time.
and stay in our food chain for a long time.
You cannot even filter out these pesticide chemicals.
You cannot even filter out these pesticide chemicals.
They are not tangible enough to be filtered.
They are not tangible enough to be filtered.
They are already mixed into plants and waters.
They are already mixed into plants and waters.
They have become part of the fluids.
They have become part of the fluids.
How can you filter them out?
They can’t be filtered.
It’s really terrible to hurt ourselves by our own doing.
It’s really terrible to hurt ourselves by our own doing.
It’s really terrible to hurt ourselves by our own doing.
We use toxins to harm other beings,
We use toxins to harm other beings,
which in turn has harmed ourselves.
which in turn has harmed ourselves.
Every government should teach the farmers properly
Every government should teach the farmers properly
to eliminate pesticides.
Otherwise, the farmers will not know how.
Otherwise, the farmers will not know how.
The farmers saw their neighbors using it, so they just followed.
The farmers saw their neighbors using it, so they just followed.
The farmers saw their neighbors using it, so they just followed.
Sometimes smaller dosages may cause a little sickness that is still curable.
Sometimes smaller dosages may cause a little sickness that is still curable.
Sometimes smaller dosages may cause a little sickness that is still curable.
Sometimes if the dosage is too high for the sensitive kids,
Sometimes if the dosage is too high for the sensitive kids,
it can be immediately lethal.
For the past few days, it’s been quite sad
For the past few days, it’s been quite sad
to see their parents, friends and relatives
to see their parents, friends and relatives
crying in agony helplessly.
Those children are innocent.
Their welfare system provides free lunches for the kids,
Their welfare system provides free lunches for the kids,
Their welfare system provides free lunches for the kids,
free of charge.
Perhaps because it’s free, they use the cheapest
Perhaps because it’s free, they use the cheapest
or the most available products without proper cleaning.
or the most available products without proper cleaning.
Or maybe the pesticide can’t be washed off.
Or maybe the pesticide can’t be washed off.
Sometimes, it’s because the dosage is too high
Sometimes, it’s because the dosage is too high
and traces of it are still consumed.
and traces of it are still consumed.
For example, sometimes they spray the pesticide
For example, sometimes they spray the pesticide
by scattering it around here and there.
by scattering it around here and there.
But sometimes unknowingly or carelessly
But sometimes unknowingly or carelessly
they could have sprayed the same place twice.
they could have sprayed the same place twice.
Or perhaps the tool was damaged,
Or perhaps the tool was damaged,
so it kept on spraying heavily on certain places.
so it kept on spraying heavily on certain places.
The children took in fatal amounts and died.
The children took in fatal amounts and died.
The children took in fatal amounts and died.
It happened in India just a few days ago.
It happened in India just a few days ago.
They made it a major case,
so the government investigated and found the pesticide.
so the government investigated and found the pesticide.
Over here, no matter what kind of vegetable,
Over here, no matter what kind of vegetable,
as I told you already on Supreme Master TV,
as I told you already on Supreme Master TV,
you have to wash it.
First, you soak it in a lot of water
First, you soak it in a lot of water
and wash thoroughly.
Wash off any dirt or pesticide.
Wash off any dirt or pesticide.
Then wash it again,
add some salt and soak it for few minutes,
add some salt and soak it for few minutes,
and then rinse it off with water
two or three times.
It’d be better after three times.
Except for the vegetables
and fruits that are organic,
and fruits that are organic,
all the others may still contain pesticide,
all the others may still contain pesticide,
more or less.
Try to wash more thoroughly, okay?
Try to wash more thoroughly, okay?
Just wash and soak a few more times.
Just wash and soak a few more times.
But there is no guarantee.
Sometimes adults can get used to it because
Sometimes adults can get used to it because
our body size is larger.
our body size is larger.
But the poor children just ate the food unknowingly
But the poor children just ate the food unknowingly
and died from the toxin.
Okay, we should offer some money
Okay, we should offer some money
to their temple for maintenance
to their temple for maintenance
because the temple was destroyed before
because the temple was destroyed before
and it’s newly built.
We should give them some money.
We should give them some money.
I will give them some money.
Can you give to them as an offering to the temple?
Can you give to them as an offering to the temple?
Okay?
(Okay. Thank you, Master.)
I can’t go there myself.
We can also…
I can only pray for them and ask Buddha to bless them.
I can only pray for them and ask Buddha to bless them.
It’s good that they are vegetarian and understand the teachings very well.
It’s good that they are vegetarian and understand the teachings very well.
It’s good that they are vegetarian and understand the teachings very well.
Buddha has taught them well.
Now they just need to keep the vegan diet and meditate.
Now they just need to keep the vegan diet and meditate.
Now they just need to keep the vegan diet and meditate.
You show them the Convenient Method and it will be okay.
You show them the Convenient Method and it will be okay.
You show them the Convenient Method and it will be okay.
Yes, yes. Okay?
You can show them the video in which I teach the Convenient Method.
You can show them the video in which I teach the Convenient Method.
You can show them the video in which I teach the Convenient Method.
They are very ready already.
You can show them the Convenient Method right away.
You can show them the Convenient Method right away.
You can show them the Convenient Method right away.
Use my video, the one in which I teach people how to meditate.
Use my video, the one in which I teach people how to meditate.
Use my video, the one in which I teach people how to meditate.
You can translate for them.
As long as they can meditate, it’s okay. All right? Okay.
As long as they can meditate, it’s okay. All right? Okay.
We will give them some money
as an offering to the monks and the temple.
as an offering to the monks and the temple.
They can buy some clothes and shoes.
They can buy some clothes and shoes.
Just a little to show our heart.
And to help them renovate the temple.
And to help them renovate the temple.
I really can’t go there.
The time right now is crucial.
I have to meditate a lot, otherwise we won’t make it.
I have to meditate a lot, otherwise we won’t make it.
I also won’t make it, neither will the world.
I also won’t make it, neither will the world.
Now I am different from before.
I am very sensitive.
I am very sensitive right now.
I can see through things at any time.
I can see through things at any time.
I can be affected quickly at any time.
I can be affected quickly at any time.
The world must go up now.
If it does not continue going up,
If it does not continue going up,
it will stop there, or fall back.
it will stop there, or fall back.
Just like climbing mountains, right?
Just like climbing mountains, right?
If you don’t try your best to climb up, you will fall down.
If you don’t try your best to climb up, you will fall down.
If you don’t try your best to climb up, you will fall down.
So, since we are already halfway up, we must continue to pull. Okay?
So, since we are already halfway up, we must continue to pull. Okay?
So, since we are already halfway up, we must continue to pull. Okay?
I really need to meditate a lot.
I’m not kidding.
I have been meditating in the cave all day
I have been meditating in the cave all day
and only ate a little just now.
I invited those Supreme Master TV
I invited those Supreme Master TV
staff members from America to eat together.
staff members from America to eat together.
I haven’t had any food since yesterday till today.
I haven’t had any food since yesterday till today.
We fellow practitioners will also meditate a lot.
We fellow practitioners will also meditate a lot.
So everyone should meditate a lot, okay?
So everyone should meditate a lot, okay?
To help the world.
Even if I go there, I can’t do much.
Even if I go there, I can’t do much.
Please, give video tapes and audio tapes to them
Please, give video tapes and audio tapes to them
and give them books to read.
If you can help translate, please translate for them,
If you can help translate, please translate for them,
print the materials, and offer the materials to them
print the materials, and offer the materials to them
at an affordable price.
May I ask you another question, Master?
May I ask you another question, Master?
Can we translate some of Master’s teachings
Can we translate some of Master’s teachings
into the Tibetan language?
(Of course you can.)
Then we can print them ourselves.
Then we can print them ourselves.
Yeah, yeah. Go distribute. (Okay.)
Yeah, yeah. Go distribute. (Okay.)
There is no need to print on expensive materials.
There is no need to print on expensive materials.
Just print on inexpensive materials and give to them. (Okay.)
Just print on inexpensive materials and give to them. (Okay.)
Just print on inexpensive materials and give to them. (Okay.)
Just tell them
it is free of charge.
Monks have no money.
Also they are not very rich right now.
Also they are not very rich right now.
Give to them free of charge.
Okay?
Do you have money?
If not, I will give you more.
(Thank you, Master.)
I will give you more.
Give to the temple and give some to you
Give to the temple and give some to you
to print materials and copy videos for them.
to print materials and copy videos for them.
It’s the same as me being there.
It’s the same as me being there.
If I go there, I would also do these things.
If I go there, I would also do these things.
Of course, it’s better to see in person.
Of course, it’s better to see in person.
It’s better because…
It’s for the human emotion.
But I don’t have to go there to help them. Okay?
But I don’t have to go there to help them. Okay?
You help them and it’s fine.
Show them how to meditate.
Our method works.
The Convenient Method.
If they want to learn more,
we can send a Quan Yin messenger
we can send a Quan Yin messenger
and ask them to come altogether and teach them.
and ask them to come altogether and teach them.
and ask them to come altogether and teach them.
Give initiation once.
It’s the same.It’s the same as me being there. Okay? (Okay. Okay.)
It’s the same.It’s the same as me being there. Okay? (Okay. Okay.)
It’s the same.It’s the same as me being there. Okay? (Okay. Okay.)
It’s the same.It’s the same as me being there. Okay? (Okay. Okay.)
Please explain to them like this. We can also send some people there.
Please explain to them like this. We can also send some people there.
Please explain to them like this. We can also send some people there.
If not, you can show them the Convenient Method.
If not, you can show them the Convenient Method.
Actually, three years ago,
after reading the sample booklet,
after reading the sample booklet,
they told me, told us
“When we recite sutras and meditate,
“When we recite sutras and meditate,
we hear lots of Sound.”
It’s great. Of course.
The monks are very pure.
How wonderful!
You know it. It works.
It works. I told you.
I don’t have to go there for it to work.
I don’t have to go there for it to work.
They can feel it if they are sincere. Okay?
They can feel it if they are sincere. Okay?
I really need to meditate.
I have to meditate a lot, so I can’t run around.
I have to meditate a lot, so I can’t run around.
Not too far.
Running around every day wastes a few hours already,
Running around every day wastes a few hours already,
but it’s better than wasting tens of hours or a few days.
but it’s better than wasting tens of hours or a few days.
Do you have any other requests?
Do you have any other requests?
I have some good news.
Yeah, go ahead.
In Tibet, there are many monks and nuns
In Tibet, there are many monks and nuns
who are very enlightened.
They have written many books.
Some books tell the stories of Tsongkhapa.
Some books tell the stories of Tsongkhapa.
They said that…
The Tibetan Buddhism is into terma (hidden treasure).
The Tibetan Buddhism is into terma (hidden treasure).
Termas are derived from ancient times
Termas are derived from ancient times
when the enlightened Master was alive.
when the enlightened Master was alive.
They scattered these things to different places,
They scattered these things to different places,
so that in different times,
the things can be uncovered and read,
the things can be uncovered and read,
to prevent some information from being lost and thus not passed on.
to prevent some information from being lost and thus not passed on.
to prevent some information from being lost and thus not passed on.
In the ‘70s, they discovered a terma
In the ‘70s, they discovered a terma
which indicates that Tsongkhapa has reincarnated.
which indicates that Tsongkhapa has reincarnated.
However, they searched the whole of Tibet and couldn’t find him.
However, they searched the whole of Tibet and couldn’t find him.
However, they searched the whole of Tibet and couldn’t find him.
Tsongkhapa. (Master Tsongkhapa. Yes.)
Tsongkhapa. (Master Tsongkhapa. Yes.)
Someone also said that I used to be him as well.
Someone also said that I used to be him as well.
Before, before,
when I was in India,
there were several people.
Every time they saw me, “Hallo, Tsongkhapa.”
Every time they saw me, “Hallo, Tsongkhapa.”
“How are you today, Tsongkhapa?”
“How are you today, Tsongkhapa?”
She didn’t call me by my name
She didn’t call me by my name
but called me Tsongkhapa.
Because she saw that I used to be him.
Because she saw that I used to be him.
When she greeted me,
she kept using that name.
So cute.
When I was in India, I didn’t go out to preach.
When I was in India, I didn’t go out to preach.
I was nobody, running around.
I was nobody, running around.
Several people were like that.
“Tsongkhapa, how are you today?”
“Tsongkhapa, how are you today?”
When I talked to her,
she would say, “Yeah. Okay. Tsongkhapa.”
she would say, “Yeah. Okay. Tsongkhapa.”
“Okay.”
She said it very naturally as if it was true.
She said it very naturally as if it was true.
She was not an Indian,
but an American Indian.
A native American.
It was a girl.
And some other men also called me Tsongkhapa in India.
And some other men also called me Tsongkhapa in India.
They didn’t call me my name.
She knew my name.
It’s not that she didn’t know.
We used to live in the same place.
We used to live in the same place.
Every time she saw me, she called me Tsongkhapa.
Every time she saw me, she called me Tsongkhapa.
So cute.
So Tsongkhapa has reincarnated.
So Tsongkhapa has reincarnated.
Do they know where he is?
Some people should know.
(Did they say they know?)
They did say. Yes.
They just said, for example,
last year the Dalai Lama said,
“You should not look down upon the female practitioners.”
“You should not look down upon the female practitioners.”
“You should not look down upon the female practitioners.”
Because in Tibet, there is an old tradition.
Because in Tibet, there is an old tradition.
People thought the females could not become Buddha.
People thought the females could not become Buddha.
Only males can become Buddha.
Only males can become Buddha.
Why not? They have many… (Yes.)
Why not? They have many… (Yes.)
Many female Bodhisattvas
are depicted in their thangkars (Buddhist paintings).
are depicted in their thangkars (Buddhist paintings).
Yes, but they thought they had no physical forms.
Yes, but they thought they had no physical forms.
In the physical sense, they made a clear distinction
In the physical sense, they made a clear distinction
between males and females. (Okay.)
between males and females. (Okay.)
The females were looked down upon.
The females were looked down upon.
When they became nuns,
they couldn’t accept offerings from the public.
they couldn’t accept offerings from the public.
They could only receive a little offering from their family.
They could only receive a little offering from their family.
They could only receive a little offering from their family.
So it was harder for the females to practice spiritually.
So it was harder for the females to practice spiritually.
So it was harder for the females to practice spiritually.
(Understand.) Now it’s slowly changing.
(Understand.) Now it’s slowly changing.
Especially the founder of Serthar Buddhist Institute,
Especially the founder of Serthar Buddhist Institute,
Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok.
In his samadhi (deep meditative state),
In his samadhi (deep meditative state),
he saw Tsongkhapa.
Tsongkhapa told him what to do.
Tsongkhapa told him what to do.
So he accepted many females into the Buddhist Institute
So he accepted many females into the Buddhist Institute
to become nuns and practice spiritually.
to become nuns and practice spiritually.
They can also accept offerings.
So they are more equally treated.
So they are more equally treated.
I am a woman, and I also wear high heels.
I am a woman, and I also wear high heels.
That’s the problem.
Yes. That’s the thing.
Also, before Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok passed away,
Also, before Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok passed away,
he gave the position of abbot
he gave the position of abbot
of the Buddhist Institute to his own niece,
of the Buddhist Institute to his own niece,
a female spiritual practitioner called Master Mencuo.
a female spiritual practitioner called Master Mencuo.
(Oh. Is that so?)
This master is also very famous in Tibet.
This master is also very famous in Tibet.
(Oh. It’s great.) From this perspective,
(Oh. It’s great.) From this perspective,
they have changed many traditions and made breakthroughs.
they have changed many traditions and made breakthroughs.
they have changed many traditions and made breakthroughs.
But in the past,
even an eight-year-old dragon girl could become a Buddha.
even an eight-year-old dragon girl could become a Buddha.
even an eight-year-old dragon girl could become a Buddha.
Remember?
It’s recorded in the Lotus Sutra (Yes.)
It’s recorded in the Lotus Sutra (Yes.)
about this eight-year-old girl.
A dragon girl, not even a human. (Yes.)
A dragon girl, not even a human. (Yes.)
Yes, there are special cases.
(Yes.)
There are special cases.
You cannot judge if someone is a Buddha or not with a fixed mindset.
You cannot judge if someone is a Buddha or not with a fixed mindset.
You cannot judge if someone is a Buddha or not with a fixed mindset.
Okay. Don’t worry about it.
Okay.
If someone knows, he knows.
If not, it doesn’t matter.
That’s it. And then?
Then one of our brothers participated
Then one of our brothers participated
in a spiritual congregation in India.
in a spiritual congregation in India.
Over there, the Dalai Lama also said
Over there, the Dalai Lama also said
that you should never slander a female renunciate
that you should never slander a female renunciate
who is extraordinary and incredibly advanced.
who is extraordinary and incredibly advanced.
Is that so? Whom was he addressing?
Is that so? Whom was he addressing?
The public. There were 300,000 people at the congregation.
The public. There were 300,000 people at the congregation.
The public. There were 300,000 people at the congregation.
He told the public to never slander.
He told the public to never slander.
(Never slander her.) Never slander her.
(Never slander her.) Never slander her.
He didn’t mention the name. (He didn’t.)
He didn’t mention the name. (He didn’t.)
He said if you do so, it’s very bad for you.
He said if you do so, it’s very bad for you.
Oh. If you slander her, it would be bad for you.
Oh. If you slander her, it would be bad for you.
Oh. Wow.
If he doesn’t mention the name, how can people know?
If he doesn’t mention the name, how can people know?
Yes, if people know, they won’t slander.
Yes, if people know, they won’t slander.
If they don’t, they will slander blindly.
If they don’t, they will slander blindly.
He was hesitant in saying it.
Maybe he had his concerns.
He just said there is a woman who is very advanced spiritually.
He just said there is a woman who is very advanced spiritually.
He just said there is a woman who is very advanced spiritually.
Is that right? (Yes.)
Okay. Yeah.
Did he say it’s a nun, a female renunciate, or not?
Did he say it’s a nun, a female renunciate, or not?
(Yes, he did.)
Oh, then I should shave my head again.
Oh, then I should shave my head again.
But the Tibetans are not attached
But the Tibetans are not attached
to shaving the head or not shaving the head.
to shaving the head or not shaving the head.
Some lamas have long hair.
It is also fine if they want to keep their hair long.
It is also fine if they want to keep their hair long.
If they don’t, it’s okay too.
They are very open.
They can see who is who inside.
They can see who is who inside.
But it was the Dalai Lama who said so?
But it was the Dalai Lama who said so?
(Yes.) Wow. He is very enlightened.
(Yes.) Wow. He is very enlightened.
He is very enlightened in his practice and very loving.
He is very enlightened in his practice and very loving.
Before, when I was there, he often gave me medicine.
Before, when I was there, he often gave me medicine.
He asked me to come over to give me medicine,
He asked me to come over to give me medicine,
a special medicine.
His younger brother told me, “Even the Tibetans
His younger brother told me, “Even the Tibetans
couldn’t buy this medicine sometimes.
couldn’t buy this medicine sometimes.
He kept giving you the medicine that’s hard to buy.”
He kept giving you the medicine that’s hard to buy.”
He kept giving you the medicine that’s hard to buy.”
I also offered to him whatever I had,
I also offered to him whatever I had,
such as agates, corals, and prayer beads, etc.
such as agates, corals, and prayer beads, etc.
I offered them to him when I went.
I offered them to him when I went.
I also offered him a khata (Tibetan scarf of respect).
I also offered him a khata (Tibetan scarf of respect).
Every time he saw me, he gave me special treatment.
Every time he saw me, he gave me special treatment.
No matter how many thousands of people were there,
No matter how many thousands of people were there,
he still gave me special treatment.
he still gave me special treatment.
He held my hand for a long time.
He held my hand for a long time.
Sometimes I was embarrassed
Sometimes I was embarrassed
and said, “There are still people behind me.”
and said, “There are still people behind me.”
He was very fond of me.
Very fond of me.
Oh! Once at the border of Tibet,
Oh! Once at the border of Tibet,
he hosted a big spiritual congregation.
he hosted a big spiritual congregation.
There were lots of people walking in circles.
There were lots of people walking in circles.
They sat in a small transparent room,
They sat in a small transparent room,
so that everyone could see them.
so that everyone could see them.
They sat inside and recited sutras for many days.
They sat inside and recited sutras for many days.
They sat inside and recited sutras for many days.
It was a big event. There were lots of people
It was a big event. There were lots of people
including Westerners, Asians, and Tibetans.
including Westerners, Asians, and Tibetans.
People with diverse origins.
They kept circling his talisman outside.
They kept circling his talisman outside.
They kept circling his talisman outside.
On the first day, he told the lamas,
On the first day, he told the lamas,
the respectful lamas,
to arrange for the Westerners to sit on the stage.
to arrange for the Westerners to sit on the stage.
For example, there was a platform like this,
For example, there was a platform like this,
which was surrounded by wooden structures.
which was surrounded by wooden structures.
The Westerners sat there together.
The Westerners sat there together.
I was also asked to sit up there.
I was also asked to sit up there.
On the second day, I don’t know why,
On the second day, I don’t know why,
but there were no Westerners in sight.
No one was sitting up there.
I just meditated, I couldn’t circle around.
I just meditated, I couldn’t circle around.
I just sat in a corner and meditated.
I just sat in a corner and meditated.
Seeing no one on stage,
I just meditated off the stage on the floor.
I just meditated off the stage on the floor.
Then the Dalai Lama asked the guard to invite me to sit on the stage.
Then the Dalai Lama asked the guard to invite me to sit on the stage.
Then the Dalai Lama asked the guard to invite me to sit on the stage.
I felt so embarrassed.
I was the only one sitting there.
I was the only one sitting there.
The lamas were very, very nice to me.
The lamas were very, very nice to me.
The lamas were very, very nice to me.
Every day I went outside to meditate in the mountains.
Every day I went outside to meditate in the mountains.
When they passed by, they would also join their palms together.
When they passed by, they would also join their palms together.
When they passed by, they would also join their palms together.
The nuns would come to shake my hands
The nuns would come to shake my hands
and touch my forehead with theirs.
and touch my forehead with theirs.
They were very respectful to me.
They were very respectful to me.
So cute.
They also wanted to offer me money.
They also wanted to offer me money.
I said, “No, no. I have.”
I didn’t have any, but I didn’t want to accept theirs.
I didn’t have any, but I didn’t want to accept theirs.
I didn’t have any, but I didn’t want to accept theirs.
I had some money, but very little. Very little.
I had some money, but very little. Very little.
I ate chapatti every day and also some peanut butter.
I ate chapatti every day and also some peanut butter.
That was it.
But I didn’t want to accept offerings.
But I didn’t want to accept offerings.
I didn’t do anything.
I knew I shouldn’t accept it, so I didn’t.
I knew I shouldn’t accept it, so I didn’t.
They were very friendly and very protective of me.
They were very friendly and very protective of me.
Once I was meditating,
there were some ants around me.
there were some ants around me.
There was a monk who kept staring at me.
There was a monk who kept staring at me.
He asked the ants to go away.
He sat behind me, but he didn’t bother me.
He sat behind me, but he didn’t bother me.
He sat a little far behind
and recited a certain mantra to chase the ants away.
and recited a certain mantra to chase the ants away.
The ants liked to climb on me.
I don’t know why.
They didn’t bite me.
He asked all the ants to leave.
Later I knew it.
I got up, shook myself and left.
I got up, shook myself and left.
I thanked him.
I found out that he had seen me
I found out that he had seen me
and acted as a dharma guard behind me.
and acted as a dharma guard behind me.
I was in India at that time.
The Tibetans have very good affinity with me.
The Tibetans have very good affinity with me.
I have had several lifetimes’ affinities with them.
I have had several lifetimes’ affinities with them.
I have had several lifetimes’ affinities with them.
Wow. This lama is so good, the Dalai Lama.
Wow. This lama is so good, the Dalai Lama.
No wonder he took care of me so well.
No wonder he took care of me so well.
At that time, I was nobody.
I walked around in the mountain alone.
I walked around in the mountain alone.
I meditated.
I went outside of my little wood cabin to meditate.
I went outside of my little wood cabin to meditate.
I went outside of my little wood cabin to meditate.
I also circled the mountain to exercise before meditating.
I also circled the mountain to exercise before meditating.
He lived in a palace on the mountain.
He lived in a palace on the mountain.
I walked around there.
Everyone walked together around there.
Everyone walked together around there.
Every day, there were a lot of people circling his palace.
Every day, there were a lot of people circling his palace.
Every day, there were a lot of people circling his palace.
I also walked with them. I just walked a little bit for exercise
I also walked with them. I just walked a little bit for exercise
I also walked with them. I just walked a little bit for exercise
so that the meditation is more stable. It was good.
so that the meditation is more stable. It was good.
They spread the word that I meditated a lot.
They spread the word that I meditated a lot.
Something like that. I don’t know.
Something like that. I don’t know.
So, everyone who saw me would kowtow to me.
So, everyone who saw me would kowtow to me.
I also kowtowed to them.
Maybe they were very courteous to spiritual practitioners.
Maybe they were very courteous to spiritual practitioners.
Maybe they were very courteous to spiritual practitioners.
Some monks or lamas carved some words for me in the Tibetan language.
Some monks or lamas carved some words for me in the Tibetan language.
Some monks or lamas carved some words for me in the Tibetan language.
The first Tibetan alphabet, the first letter.
The first Tibetan alphabet, the first letter.
He carved the word and gave it to me.
He carved the word and gave it to me.
He said all the Buddhas were from this alphabet,
He said all the Buddhas were from this alphabet,
the first one.
He didn’t mean the physical word.
He didn’t mean the physical word.
So touching, so cute.
When you go back,
please tell them I respect them very much.
please tell them I respect them very much.
I envy them that they can practice in peace there.
I envy them that they can practice in peace there.
Thank you, Master.
Many lamas there are enlightened.
Many lamas there are enlightened.
Some rinpoches (respected teachers) wrote books themselves.
Some rinpoches (respected teachers) wrote books themselves.
Some rinpoches (respected teachers) wrote books themselves.
Since the 30s and 40s of the last century,
Since the 30s and 40s of the last century,
they have been studying the life of Tsongkhapa.
they have been studying the life of Tsongkhapa.
(Tsongkhapa.)
They also studied the termas (hidden treasures) passed down,
They also studied the termas (hidden treasures) passed down,
related to Tsongkhapa.
They had been studying until the year 2000.
They had been studying until the year 2000.
After that, they said, back in the ’40s or ’30s,
After that, they said, back in the ’40s or ’30s,
they were certain that Tsongkhapa
they were certain that Tsongkhapa
will definitely reincarnate at the dharma-ending era.
will definitely reincarnate at the dharma-ending era.
The timing depends on the merit of the people
The timing depends on the merit of the people
of the Tibetan area and the whole world.
of the Tibetan area and the whole world.
If people do not have much merit,
If people do not have much merit,
he might come out later and will suffer a lot.
he might come out later and will suffer a lot.
If people have a lot of merit, he will appear earlier.
If people have a lot of merit, he will appear earlier.
(Appear earlier.) Appear earlier.
(Appear earlier.) Appear earlier.
Oh, so if people have less merit,
Oh, so if people have less merit,
he will appear later. (Yes.)
They didn’t mention when he will appear?
They didn’t mention when he will appear?
(No they didn’t.)
Till 2000? (Around the year 2000.)
Till 2000? (Around the year 2000.)
Around the year 2000, he will appear.
Around the year 2000, he will appear.
They said the earliest time, if people have good merit,
They said the earliest time, if people have good merit,
he might have appeared in the ’70s. (Earlier.)
he might have appeared in the ’70s. (Earlier.)
He might have appeared in the ‘70s.
He might have appeared in the ‘70s.
He has appeared.
(Yes, yes.) Understand.
Okay. That’s nice.
Many people said Jesus has come
Many people said Jesus has come
and Tsongkhapa is here,
but no one knows where they are.
but no one knows where they are.
They just keep talking like this.
They just keep talking like this.
People try so hard to search.
They published many books about Tsongkhapa.
They published many books about Tsongkhapa.
Otherwise, people don’t know him very well
Otherwise, people don’t know him very well
because Tsongkhapa has been (gone for)
because Tsongkhapa has been (gone for)
about seven hundred years already. (Of course.)
about seven hundred years already. (Of course.)
It’s said that many days before Tsongkhapa’s death,
It’s said that many days before Tsongkhapa’s death,
he surprised his disciples who saw him, as he suddenly
he surprised his disciples who saw him, as he suddenly
took on the appearance of a young girl.
took on the appearance of a young girl.
(Before he died, he transformed his appearance into a little girl?)
(Before he died, he transformed his appearance into a little girl?)
(Before he died, he transformed his appearance into a little girl?)
Yes, yes. (Okay.) Because Tsongkhapa’s physical body was left behind.
Yes, yes. (Okay.) Because Tsongkhapa’s physical body was left behind.
Yes, yes. (Okay.) Because Tsongkhapa’s physical body was left behind.
(Understand.) Yes. So based on
(Understand.) Yes. So based on
his physical appearance at that time,
his physical appearance at that time,
they made statues and drew many thangkars (Buddhist paintings).
they made statues and drew many thangkars (Buddhist paintings).
they made statues and drew many thangkars (Buddhist paintings).
They are not very popular in Tibet and China nowadays.
They are not very popular in Tibet and China nowadays.
I heard that they are widely distributed in India and Nepal.
I heard that they are widely distributed in India and Nepal.
I heard that they are widely distributed in India and Nepal.
Last year, we went to Nepal.
(The thangkar with the image of the girl?)
(The thangkar with the image of the girl?)
Yes. Then…
(Oh. To mark the special phenomenon,
(Oh. To mark the special phenomenon,
they made the carvings.) Yes.
Considering these evidances
and the terma’s emergence in this century,
and the terma’s emergence in this century,
they have determined in private
they have determined in private
that Tsongkhapa might appear as a woman.
that Tsongkhapa might appear as a woman.
He probably appears as a woman.
He probably appears as a woman.
How can he be a woman this lifetime?
How can he be a woman this lifetime?
What was it before?
The enlightened people in the old times
The enlightened people in the old times
foretold certain things in the future and buried their record,
foretold certain things in the future and buried their record,
foretold certain things in the future and buried their record,
which can’t be dug out until the right time comes.
which can’t be dug out until the right time comes.
(Now they dug it out to read.) It’s called “terma.”
(Now they dug it out to read.) It’s called “terma.”
Terma is the treasure that’s buried and hidden.
Terma is the treasure that’s buried and hidden.
Now they dug it out and foretold that Tsongkhapa
Now they dug it out and foretold that Tsongkhapa
will probably return in the body of a woman.
will probably return in the body of a woman.
You mean it’s foretold that certain things will happen
You mean it’s foretold that certain things will happen
at a certain time and place in the future,
at a certain time and place in the future,
and the record was hidden.
When the time comes, they dig out the record and read it,
When the time comes, they dig out the record and read it,
so they know that Tsongkhapa will reincarnate in the body of a female.
so they know that Tsongkhapa will reincarnate in the body of a female.
so they know that Tsongkhapa will reincarnate in the body of a female.
Okay. Understand.
Thank you, thank you.
Where did they find the termas?
Where did they find the termas?
That spiritual group is very secretive.
That spiritual group is very secretive.
They don’t let other people see it.
They don’t let other people see it.
Oh. They don’t let other people see it?
Oh. They don’t let other people see it?
(No.) Why not?
Since they dug it out, they should let other people see it.
Since they dug it out, they should let other people see it.
Since they dug it out, they should let other people see it.
It was written for everyone to see, not just a few! (Yes.)
It was written for everyone to see, not just a few! (Yes.)
It was written for everyone to see, not just a few! (Yes.)
Did they dig it out and place it in the temple to be worshipped?
Did they dig it out and place it in the temple to be worshipped?
Did they dig it out and place it in the temple to be worshipped?
(They don’t let other people see it.)
(They don’t let other people see it.)
Then how did you know about it?
Then how did you know about it?
(I had personal talks with them.)
(I had personal talks with them.)
Oh, when you were talking to them,
Oh, when you were talking to them,
they revealed it to you. Okay.
Wow. You are very blessed.
Many people know nothing about it,
Many people know nothing about it,
but they revealed it to you.
Thank you.
Now so many of us know.
(Personal talk.)
But even if people know, they don’t believe it.
But even if people know, they don’t believe it.
It is said that before Jesus passed away,
It is said that before Jesus passed away,
before he ascended, it is also written that
before he ascended, it is also written that
he will return in the future
but as a female, and people will not recognize him.
but as a female, and people will not recognize him.
It is said that people in the future will not recognize him.
It is said that people in the future will not recognize him.
It is said that people in the future will not recognize him.
There’s a prophecy that has been left behind,
There’s a prophecy that has been left behind,
but likewise, not many people know about it.
but likewise, not many people know about it.
Only some people know.
Sometimes it’s published in newspapers.
Sometimes it’s published in newspapers.
It’s strange.
Why do the Masters choose to come back as a female?
Why do the Masters choose to come back as a female?
Why don’t they choose to be a male, so it’s more…
Why don’t they choose to be a male, so it’s more…
Otherwise, it’s difficult
for people to recognize them.
Isn’t it easier to recognize if they appear to be exactly
Isn’t it easier to recognize if they appear to be exactly
the same as before, or as the images in the pictures?
the same as before, or as the images in the pictures?
Why do they make it so complicated for us?
Why do they make it so complicated for us?
How can we find them?
Everyone is waiting for Jesus to appear
Everyone is waiting for Jesus to appear
in the exact same image, with beard and all that.
in the exact same image, with beard and all that.
If he comes back as a girl wearing high heels,
If he comes back as a girl wearing high heels,
who can recognize him?
Tsongkhapa is the same.
He used to be a spiritual practitioner
He used to be a spiritual practitioner
with shaved head and in monk’s clothes.
with shaved head and in monk’s clothes.
If he comes back as a girl…
Even in Tibet, it’s not easy for a girl to be a nun.
Even in Tibet, it’s not easy for a girl to be a nun.
It’s hard to be acknowledged.
So who can find him?
Everyone goes to worship the big male monks.
Everyone goes to worship the big male monks.
This is so strange,
so complicated and confusing to us.
so complicated and confusing to us.
If I was one of them, I wouldn’t be able to find him, either.
If I was one of them, I wouldn’t be able to find him, either.
If I was one of them, I wouldn’t be able to find him, either.
I would look for someone with a beard,
I would look for someone with a beard,
or a shaved, bald head.
Anything else?
You are quite amusing.
Yes, something new.
Have some good news every day.
Have some good news every day.
In Tibet, there are many monks who practice very well spiritually.
In Tibet, there are many monks who practice very well spiritually.
In Tibet, there are many monks who practice very well spiritually.
They have been promoting the vegan diet
They have been promoting the vegan diet
and the principle of non-killing.
and the principle of non-killing.
They are very thorough in their work.
They are very thorough in their work.
Some of their materials are from us,
Some of their materials are from us,
some are downloaded from the internet.
some are downloaded from the internet.
(From the internet.)
They have similar content like ours.
They have similar content like ours.
They find some research studies
They find some research studies
done by nutritionists and medical experts.
done by nutritionists and medical experts.
They also use these materials.
Yeah. Just like us. Yes.
Once they read ours, they do research themselves.
Once they read ours, they do research themselves.
After doing research, they know what we said is true. (Okay.)
After doing research, they know what we said is true. (Okay.)
After doing research, they know what we said is true. (Okay.)
Many spiritual practitioners are promoting the vegetarian diet in Tibet.
Many spiritual practitioners are promoting the vegetarian diet in Tibet.
Many spiritual practitioners are promoting the vegetarian diet in Tibet.
(They are vegetarian?)
Yes. They are vegetarian.
The Tibetan people are very receptive to the vegetarian diet.
The Tibetan people are very receptive to the vegetarian diet.
The Tibetan people are very receptive to the vegetarian diet.
(Oh. It’s wonderful.)
They have never rebuked me.
Oh. It’s wonderful.
They have good affinity.
(Good affinity. Yes.)
It’s wonderful.
I am so happy for the Tibetan people.
I am so happy for the Tibetan people.
I have always respected them.
Even if they were not vegetarian,
Even if they were not vegetarian,
they are very pious.
They are very sincere in spiritual practice.
They are very sincere in spiritual practice.
No one told them to be vegetarian,
No one told them to be vegetarian,
so they didn’t know about it.
But their hearts are very sincere.
If they become vegan, they will progress faster,
If they become vegan, they will progress faster,
become better and more enlightened. Okay?
become better and more enlightened. Okay?
In addition to their sincere hearts,
In addition to their sincere hearts,
if they can refrain from killing, be compassionate,
if they can refrain from killing, be compassionate,
they will progress even faster.
They are very sincere to begin with,
They are very sincere to begin with,
more sincere than you.
They are truly sincere.
You know from Tibet, for example,
You know from Tibet, for example,
they would climb mountains and cross rivers,
they would climb mountains and cross rivers,
making one prostration every step and three prostrations every three steps.
making one prostration every step and three prostrations every three steps.
making one prostration every step and three prostrations every three steps.
They have to wear wooden shoes.
They have to wear wooden shoes.
Otherwise, it would go rotten here.
Otherwise, it would go rotten here.
The hands and knees would go rotten.
The hands and knees would go rotten.
They prostrate at every step.
The big prostration.
The big one with the whole body
The big one with the whole body
flat on the ground to worship Buddha.
flat on the ground to worship Buddha.
They do that at every step, and three prostrations every three steps.
They do that at every step, and three prostrations every three steps.
They do that at every step, and three prostrations every three steps.
From somewhere, anywhere in Tibet,
From somewhere, anywhere in Tibet,
they go on the pilgrimage to worship the mountain.
they go on the pilgrimage to worship the mountain.
Go on the pilgrimage.
They are so pious like that.
They only bring a little food.
It’s cold in the mountain.
They can’t bring many clothes.
It’s like that.
So sincere.
All day long they turn the Dharma wheels,
All day long they turn the Dharma wheels,
reciting Buddha’s name and sutras.
reciting Buddha’s name and sutras.
You can’t even sit for two and a half hours.
You can’t even sit for two and a half hours.
You laugh!
How can you laugh?
Later I will send you there to learn some lessons
Later I will send you there to learn some lessons
before you can come back.
Yes.
The Catholic monks or disciples
The Catholic monks or disciples
are also very sincere.
Every Sunday they go to churches.
Every Sunday they go to churches.
They sing, pray, and praise God, etc.
They sing, pray, and praise God, etc.
They also go out to do good things.
They also go out to do good things.
The Catholic monks,
either Catholic or Evangelist,
they are very willing to serve.
They go out to do things
other people don’t want to do.
They go to the places where other people don’t want to stay
They go to the places where other people don’t want to stay
They go to the places where other people don’t want to stay
to help the poor and the needy.
You see all the remote areas have nuns or priests to serve.
You see all the remote areas have nuns or priests to serve.
To take care of the bodies and spirits of the people.
To take care of the bodies and spirits of the people.
It’s very precious.
Respectable and admirable.
Yeah. What else?
In India, there was Mother Teresa
In India, there was Mother Teresa
who already passed away.
Her story is very touching.
(Go ahead.)
In Tibet, there is a well known spiritual practitioner
In Tibet, there is a well known spiritual practitioner
named Suo Daji Khenpo.
He gives lectures in universities
He gives lectures in universities
to promote the vegan diet.
He said one thing.
He believes that if you want to be liberated,
He believes that if you want to be liberated,
you have to practice the real Buddhist dharma (true teaching)
you have to practice the real Buddhist dharma (true teaching)
you have to practice the real Buddhist dharma (true teaching)
and find an enlightened Master.
He doesn’t go into details.
But their talks…
We have read some of their books.
We have read some of their books.
We think these people are really enlightened.
We think these people are really enlightened.
Yes, yes. They are not unenlightened.
Yes, yes. They are not unenlightened.
Of course, there are many enlightened people,
Of course, there are many enlightened people,
not just them.
Yes, it’s because they practice spiritually.
Yes, it’s because they practice spiritually.
More or less, okay?
Those who advise others to be vegan
Those who advise others to be vegan
must be enlightened somewhat.
Anyone who practices sincerely will be enlightened.
Anyone who practices sincerely will be enlightened.
Anyone who practices sincerely will be enlightened.
This is good. It’s great.
The more people are promoting this,
The more people are promoting this,
the more vegetarians there will be in the world.
the more vegetarians there will be in the world.
Through them, there will be more kind people in the world,
Through them, there will be more kind people in the world,
Through them, there will be more kind people in the world,
who are benevolent and protective of animals.
who are benevolent and protective of animals.
Many people are vegetarians now. (Yes.)
Many people are vegetarians now. (Yes.)
I thank you and the fellow practitioners outside.
I thank you and the fellow practitioners outside.
The anonymous fellow practitioners
The anonymous fellow practitioners
who practice different methods than us.
who practice different methods than us.
They work very hard.
You should also work hard.
(Yes.)
Follow their examples. Okay?
Don’t just protect yourself after going vegan and practicing spiritually.
Don’t just protect yourself after going vegan and practicing spiritually.
Don’t just protect yourself after going vegan and practicing spiritually.
If you cover yourself up, no one will know.
If you cover yourself up, no one will know.
Try to guide them.
Tell whoever you know.
Yeah. What else? Brother?
I think regarding the organic farming,
I think regarding the organic farming,
I think regarding the organic farming,
we should not focus on the areas surrounding the big cities.
we should not focus on the areas surrounding the big cities.
we should not focus on the areas surrounding the big cities.
If we develop organic farming around the big cities,
If we develop organic farming around the big cities,
I think it’s too costly,
because the land has been contaminated. (That’s right.)
because the land has been contaminated. (That’s right.)
because the land has been contaminated. (That’s right.)
It will take many years to nourish the land.
It will take many years to nourish the land.
It will take a lot of investment and technologies (Of course.)
It will take a lot of investment and technologies (Of course.)
to change the land.
Also, it won’t be pure organic.
We should focus on the remote areas.
We should focus on the remote areas.
(Yes. Yes.) People there are relatively poor.
(Yes. Yes.) People there are relatively poor.
We can invest there, develop a vegan and organic base.
We can invest there, develop a vegan and organic base.
The seeds are original.
The land preserves its original ecology.
The land preserves its original ecology.
(It’s very clean.)
Yes, very clean. (It’s cleaner.)
The local people farm to sustain themselves,
The local people farm to sustain themselves,
to feed themselves.
They don’t know how to sell and how to increase productivity.
They don’t know how to sell and how to increase productivity.
They don’t know how to sell and how to increase productivity.
They don’t know such things.
Therefore, these places are
truly undeveloped virgin lands.
But they don’t want to go there.
But they don’t want to go there.
It’s very convenient in the cities.
It’s very convenient in the cities.
They can buy things to eat at home.
They can buy things to eat at home.
They don’t want to develop.
If you can go, then go.
Buy a piece of big land in that remote place
Buy a piece of big land in that remote place
where even the birds don’t want to lay their eggs.
where even the birds don’t want to lay their eggs.
And transform it into a rich area.
And transform it into a rich area.
People used to do that before.
You see, there are people living in the desert, right?
You see, there are people living in the desert, right?
There are people climbing
in the high mountains, right?
It’s because people must have been there before.
It’s because people must have been there before.
There are people living in the desert and developing it.
There are people living in the desert and developing it.
There are people living in the desert and developing it.
So, no matter how remote a place is,
So, no matter how remote a place is,
it can’t be worse than the desert. Right?
it can’t be worse than the desert. Right?
For example, in China, there is a lot of land,
For example, in China, there is a lot of land,
but people are crowded in the cities for convenience.
but people are crowded in the cities for convenience.
It’s a pity that there is so much land but no one develops it.
It’s a pity that there is so much land but no one develops it.
It’s a pity that there is so much land but no one develops it.
It’s like this in many countries,
not just in mainland China.
The cities are crowded and full of toxic gas.
The cities are crowded and full of toxic gas.
Things are expensive.
It’s like a big contaminating pot.
It’s like a big contaminating pot.
People are put together.
They are unhappy.
The atmosphere is not good.
It’s better to go to remote areas instead.
It’s better to go to remote areas instead.
I also like to live in remote places.
I also like to live in remote places.
It’s more peaceful.
It’s not to escape from anything.
It’s not to escape from anything.
There is more space between the neighbors.
There is more space between the neighbors.
Then, we are less influenced.
We can farm in a remote place,
We can farm in a remote place,
plant our own food for ourselves to eat
plant our own food for ourselves to eat
and sell the rest to others.
It’s not bad like that.
I encourage people to farm.
If a country’s agriculture is stable,
If a country’s agriculture is stable,
the people will be stable as well.
It’s not a big deal if we have fewer clothes to wear,
It’s not a big deal if we have fewer clothes to wear,
but we can’t live without food.
So agriculture is very important.
So agriculture is very important.
It’s a pity that in this era, a lot of land is wasted.
It’s a pity that in this era, a lot of land is wasted.
The farmed ones are also left alone,
The farmed ones are also left alone,
because it’s easier to go to cities to make money.
because it’s easier to go to cities to make money.
It’s cheaper.
And it’s busier in the city.
Living in a remote farmland is lonely.
Living in a remote farmland is lonely.
There is nothing to do.
Some people don’t like it.
Young people don’t like it.
Their parents farmed the land, so the young people have money.
Their parents farmed the land, so the young people have money.
Their parents farmed the land, so the young people have money.
Then, they sell the land and run away.
Then, they sell the land and run away.
They don’t know how to farm.
They don’t want to.
It’s a pity.
The vegetables you plant yourself taste very sweet.
The vegetables you plant yourself taste very sweet.
The vegetables you plant yourself taste very sweet.
Just now, I talked to the staff members of Supreme Master Television.
Just now, I talked to the staff members of Supreme Master Television.
Just now, I talked to the staff members of Supreme Master Television.
Since I told you to grow your own food to eat
Since I told you to grow your own food to eat
and grow as much as you can, they have had a small garden.
and grow as much as you can, they have had a small garden.
This small.
They plant watermelons,
winter gourd, potatoes,
guavas, and tomatoes.
Also cucumbers.
They also have oranges and tangerines.
They also have oranges and tangerines.
She said in such a small land, there is a lot of produce.
She said in such a small land, there is a lot of produce.
The winter gourds are so big.
They said they are so big.
They didn’t use any chemicals.
They use normal, natural fertilizer.
They use normal, natural fertilizer.
Wow. They grow so big.
They ate and felt, “Wow, it tastes so good.”
They ate and felt, “Wow, it tastes so good.”
They feel very happy.
Eating your own food is different.
Eating your own food is different.
She said it’s very sweet and fragrant.
She said it’s very sweet and fragrant.
It’s different from those sold outside.
It’s different from those sold outside.
When I was in Hungary,
some of your sisters went to Austria to learn
some of your sisters went to Austria to learn
from our organic farmer fellow practitioner
from our organic farmer fellow practitioner
how to plant vegetables at home.
how to plant vegetables at home.
I’m telling you.
I’m telling you.
Normally, the zucchini is like this. Right?
Normally, the zucchini is like this. Right?
Wow, the ones she planted are like this.
Wow, the ones she planted are like this.
Really!
I can’t even lift them up.
She just planted them casually,
without using much fertilizer.
She cut the grass and arranged them
She cut the grass and arranged them
around the plants to be used as fertilizer.
around the plants to be used as fertilizer.
They were planted outside of the field.
They were planted outside of the field.
It’s an agricultural Center in Hungary. Really!
It’s an agricultural Center in Hungary. Really!
I saw them with my own eyes.
Zucchinis. Wow.
They are really this big,
this wide and this long.
They are bigger than watermelons
They are bigger than watermelons
and winter gourds, bigger than pumpkins.
and winter gourds, bigger than pumpkins.
They are so big.
I have never seen such big zucchinis before.
I have never seen such big zucchinis before.
Wow. So big.
She gave one like this to another Center.
She gave one like this to another Center.
The whole Center could not finish it. Really.
The whole Center could not finish it. Really.
If you cut it up, there’s a lot, a lot.
If you cut it up, there’s a lot, a lot.
It was incredible.
It was organic.
She planted it herself.
She didn’t use fertilizer and didn’t need to work much.
She didn’t use fertilizer and didn’t need to work much.
I saw her do this.
She cuts some grass, makes a hole,
She cuts some grass, makes a hole,
and covers it with grass.
Later on she just harvests the fruits.
Later on she just harvests the fruits.
So big like this.
Maybe it helps to be a spiritual practitioner.
Maybe it helps to be a spiritual practitioner.
Maybe she is a very loving person.
Maybe she is a very loving person.
More stuff to share with us?
In Hebei Province, there is also a farmer
In Hebei Province, there is also a farmer
who is 30 to 40 years old.
(A farmer.) A farmer.
(A farmer.) A farmer.
He learned to farm with love.
He doesn’t use any fertilizers.
(Oh. Is that so?) Yes.
(Oh. Is that so?) Yes.
He can communicate with the birds, like sparrows, as well as insects.
He can communicate with the birds, like sparrows, as well as insects.
He can communicate with the birds, like sparrows, as well as insects.
(Tells them not to eat.)
He says, “Please, don’t eat the crops on my land.
He says, “Please, don’t eat the crops on my land.
I reserve this area for you to eat.
I reserve this area for you to eat.
You can eat a small part of it.”
(He reserves a part for them.)
All the insects and birds listen to him.
All the insects and birds listen to him.
They go there to eat.
It’s great.
It’s true. It happens.
If we practice spiritually and have love,
If we practice spiritually and have love,
we can communicate with all beings. It’s truly like this.
we can communicate with all beings. It’s truly like this.
Wonderful. And then?
Is there a lot of produce?
His produce is a lot, (A lot.) more than his neighbors.
His produce is a lot, (A lot.) more than his neighbors.
A lot more.
Wow. It works.
Spiritual practice is not just good for the soul,
Spiritual practice is not just good for the soul,
it’s good for the body and all the beings.
it’s good for the body and all the beings.
It’s wonderful.
The farmer is a vegetarian.
Yes.
The farmer is a vegetarian.
His name is An Jinlei.
China Central TV station interviewed him.
China Central TV station interviewed him.
(Oh. He is famous.)
He has two dogs who are both vegetarian.
He has two dogs who are both vegetarian.
His two small dogs are also vegetarian.
His two small dogs are also vegetarian.
Big dogs. Very big.
Big dogs? (Yes, yes.)
Both big dogs are vegetarian.
Yes, yes, yes.
They are vegetarians.
When vegetarians like us went to his house,
When vegetarians like us went to his house,
the dogs didn’t bark. He said when they see meat eaters, they would bark.
the dogs didn’t bark. He said when they see meat eaters, they would bark.
the dogs didn’t bark. He said when they see meat eaters, they would bark.
It’s true.
My dogs are like that, too.
Their coats are very shiny and they are very tame.
Their coats are very shiny and they are very tame.
These days, several people came to my house.
These days, several people came to my house.
I let our fellow initiates come.
They love dogs, so I let them come to see my dogs.
They love dogs, so I let them come to see my dogs.
They love dogs, so I let them come to see my dogs.
At the entrance, there is a front room,
At the entrance, there is a front room,
and the living room is inside.
When they came in,
I was afraid the dogs would do something.
I was afraid the dogs would do something.
I told them to be prepared for the whole army to come out.
I told them to be prepared for the whole army to come out.
I told them to be prepared for the whole army to come out.
Once I opened the door, they really jumped on them,
Once I opened the door, they really jumped on them,
running out, and hugging them.
running out, and hugging them.
Benny kept licking one person nonstop.
Benny kept licking one person nonstop.
I said, “Stop. They have cream and that.
I said, “Stop. They have cream and that.
It’s not good.
Stop licking.”
Three of them hugged different people,
Three of them hugged different people,
jumped on them and hugged this one and that one.
jumped on them and hugged this one and that one.
jumped on them and hugged this one and that one.
They kept licking them.
No one barked at all.
They communicated quietly.
The three of them kept hugging everyone
The three of them kept hugging everyone
like relatives or friends whom they haven’t seen for a long time.
like relatives or friends whom they haven’t seen for a long time.
like relatives or friends whom they haven’t seen for a long time.
When I come home, they are also like this.
When I come home, they are also like this.
When they came, also exactly the same thing.
When they came, also exactly the same thing.
So loving.
Oh, they were extremely happy.
Oh, they were extremely happy.
Wow. Lying there, enjoying.
All the vegetarian dogs are very kind.
All the vegetarian dogs are very kind.
They understand everything.
You know it, right? (Yes.)
Before, my dog Hermit
didn’t allow other people to touch him.
didn’t allow other people to touch him.
But when he came here, he circled the room, right?
But when he came here, he circled the room, right?
Any of you could touch him.
He lay down to let you touch him.
He lay down to let you touch him.
And then he ran to another person and let that person touch him.
And then he ran to another person and let that person touch him.
Do you remember? (Yes.)
You were not here.
Why did you say yes?
It seems that you weren’t here.
Not these people.
But you saw it on TV.
(We saw it on TV.)
You saw it on TV.
(DVD.) Yes, yes, yes.
When he went out with me,
he didn’t let anyone touch him.
He hid behind.
When people came and said, “What a good dog,”
When people came and said, “What a good dog,”
he hid behind.
I felt embarrassed.
I said, “Sorry, my dog is shy.
He is rather shy like this.
Normally he is like this.”
Normally he was not like that.
When you came, he welcomed all of you.
When you came, he welcomed all of you.
All of my ten dogs were like this before.
All of my ten dogs were like this before.
When they just came, when I just adopted them,
When they just came, when I just adopted them,
they didn’t behave like that.
When Zolo just came, he was very ferocious.
When Zolo just came, he was very ferocious.
Grrr… Like this.
Later whoever came,
he would jump on him, and hug him.
he would jump on him, and hug him.
Yeah. Go ahead.
He doesn’t bring his cell phone to the field.
He doesn’t bring his cell phone to the field.
He told everyone not to bring cell phones to the field.
He told everyone not to bring cell phones to the field.
He told everyone not to bring cell phones to the field.
Because the radiation from the cell phone
Because the radiation from the cell phone
will harm the land. (Harm the land?)
will harm the land. (Harm the land?)
Yes, yes. It will harm the land
(Farmland.) and the plants.
He said every piece of land has its heart, liver, spleen, lung, and kidney.
He said every piece of land has its heart, liver, spleen, lung, and kidney.
He said every piece of land has its heart, liver, spleen, lung, and kidney.
(Of course.) He lives with the land every day. (Yes.)
(Of course.) He lives with the land every day. (Yes.)
(Of course.) He lives with the land every day. (Yes.)
Sometimes he just lies on the ground to sleep.
Sometimes he just lies on the ground to sleep.
He just takes a rest there.
In the beginning, all the people in the village didn’t understand him.
In the beginning, all the people in the village didn’t understand him.
In the beginning, all the people in the village didn’t understand him.
They said he was a weird man.
(He doesn’t even allow people to take their cell phones in there.) Yes.
(He doesn’t even allow people to take their cell phones in there.) Yes.
(He doesn’t even allow people to take their cell phones in there.) Yes.
He is a peculiar person. (Yes, yes.) Even though
He is a peculiar person. (Yes, yes.) Even though
he doesn’t produce a large quantity of food,
he doesn’t produce a large quantity of food,
his produce is always sold out as soon as it is harvested.
his produce is always sold out as soon as it is harvested.
his produce is always sold out as soon as it is harvested.
Later, the abbot of a famous temple
Later, the abbot of a famous temple
invited him to share his experience
invited him to share his experience
with the monks. (Experience.)
with the monks. (Experience.)
Yes. (Wonderful.) He is very, very loving.
Yes. (Wonderful.) He is very, very loving.
(Of course.) His whole family is vegetarian.
(Of course.) His whole family is vegetarian.
We told him some of your teachings and your ideals.
We told him some of your teachings and your ideals.
We told him some of your teachings and your ideals.
And he said they were so good.
He said they are commendable. (Okay.)
He said they are commendable. (Okay.)
Yes. He commended us.
Those who understand are very receptive.
Those who understand are very receptive.
(Yes.) For the one who is enlightened, it’s easy for him.
(Yes.) For the one who is enlightened, it’s easy for him.
(Yes.) For the one who is enlightened, it’s easy for him.
He understands immediately.
He thinks the same way.
The enlightened people understand. (Yes.)
The enlightened people understand. (Yes.)
They basically understand everything. Okay?
They basically understand everything. Okay?
It’s wonderful.
Our world needs more people like that.
Our world needs more people like that.
They don’t need to learn from me.
They don’t need to learn from me.
They have love and are one with all beings.
They have love and are one with all beings.
They are very compassionate.
I need more people like that.
Then our world will be much better.
Then our world will be much better.
There were some Scottish people like that.
There were some Scottish people like that.
They plant potatoes.
Oh. The potatoes are so big.
It’s because they plant with love.
It’s because they plant with love.
They don’t use anything special.
They don’t use anything special.
They don’t spray any chemicals.
They don’t spray any chemicals.
The more chemical is sprayed,
the more it’s needed, because
once the soil is ruined,
they have to use an even higher dosage
they have to use an even higher dosage
in order for the plants to grow again.
in order for the plants to grow again.
Then it keeps going like this.
The soil is all ruined.
Then the soil becomes very toxic.
Then the soil becomes very toxic.
The poisons run into the rivers and streams.
The poisons run into the rivers and streams.
And then we drink from them.
That’s why the more civilized people are,
That’s why the more civilized people are,
the worse their health is.
Even if they can live long,
they are fed with medicines.
They live but are not really living.
They live but are not really living.
Half alive and half dead. (Unhealthy.)
Half alive and half dead. (Unhealthy.)
Unhealthy.
Then we always go to the hospital
Then we always go to the hospital
for check-ups, because we ingest poisons every day.
for check-ups, because we ingest poisons every day.
We drink poisons, eat poisons,
We drink poisons, eat poisons,
and breathe poisons.
It’s a pity.
So last time, I told them if we have an island
So last time, I told them if we have an island
that we can rule by ourselves and live by ourselves… (Wow.)
that we can rule by ourselves and live by ourselves… (Wow.)
…then it would be wonderful.
What “wow?”
We don’t even have yet.
I just said “if.”
How can we be so lucky?
Then, we can have our own country.
Then, we can have our own country.
People can come without visa.
We can stay as long as we want.
We can stay as long as we want.
We don’t need to spend a lot of money.
We don’t need to spend a lot of money.
We can plant food for ourselves.
We can plant food for ourselves.
But there are so many of you,
I am afraid that no island is big enough.
I am afraid that no island is big enough.
We can’t plant fast enough.
Before the crop is ripe, you already… yum yum yum.
Before the crop is ripe, you already… yum yum yum.
Eat “trees” (sounds like “eat veg”).
Eat “trees” (sounds like “eat veg”).
Even though you keep a vegan diet,
Even though you keep a vegan diet,
you should still eat less.
Otherwise, the plants will be trembling when they see you.
Otherwise, the plants will be trembling when they see you.
Otherwise, the plants will be trembling when they see you.
I mentioned some plants are okay to eat
I mentioned some plants are okay to eat
because there is less suffering for them.
because there is less suffering for them.
If you can, try to eat those kinds of plants.
If you can, try to eat those kinds of plants.
You can eat rice because rice is harvested
You can eat rice because rice is harvested
when the plant is almost dead,
like 90% dead.
Especially the Indian Basmati rice.
Especially the Indian Basmati rice.
It doesn’t hurt the plant much.
At that time, the energy has gone,
At that time, the energy has gone,
leaving only the empty shells.
For example like that.
It’s strange.
The cucumber and zucchini are different.
The cucumber and zucchini are different.
Cucumber is okay to eat.
Zucchini is different. Okay?
I don’t eat zucchini.
For example.
They look similar, but they are different.
They look similar, but they are different.
They are different kinds,
they have different sensations.
Okay. Anything else? Yes?
Yes? Wow.
You can talk endlessly.
Today, we give all for you to talk.
Today, we give all for you to talk.
Everyone likes to listen to you.
Please talk louder.
In Tibet, since there is less population,
In Tibet, since there is less population,
there is still a lot of land. (Where?)
there is still a lot of land. (Where?)
The Tibetan area in western Sichuan.
The Tibetan area in western Sichuan.
We talked to some people in the local temples.
We talked to some people in the local temples.
We said we want to look for a better place.
We said we want to look for a better place.
They often build retreat centers
They often build retreat centers
and Buddhist institutions.
Those places are very isolated without much disturbance.
Those places are very isolated without much disturbance.
We told them that we also wanted these places.
We told them that we also wanted these places.
We wanted to build facilities
and small houses based on our ideals.
and small houses based on our ideals.
It’s like what Master mentioned before,
It’s like what Master mentioned before,
two square meters per person.
As in, it should be small. To live a simple life.
As in, it should be small. To live a simple life.
(Okay. Two meters by two meters.)
(Okay. Two meters by two meters.)
Later we did a calculation.
We think three square meters seems to be best actually.
We think three square meters seems to be best actually.
Three is also fine. Okay.
Yes. Some are longer, taller.
Yes. Some are longer, taller.
Three meters are okay.
Normally the interior is two square meters
Normally the interior is two square meters
and the yard outside is one square meter.
and the yard outside is one square meter.
So adding one meter, it’s three meters by two meters.
So adding one meter, it’s three meters by two meters.
Yes. We went to the Tibetan area
Yes. We went to the Tibetan area
and had a retreat ourselves. It went very well.
and had a retreat ourselves. It went very well.
(Is that so?) Compared to the cities and
(Is that so?) Compared to the cities and
(Fewer disturbances.) the so-called developed areas,
(Fewer disturbances.) the so-called developed areas,
the mountains were quite different.
the mountains were quite different.
Of course.
There are fewer disturbances.
The more people, the denser the magnetic field.
The more people, the denser the magnetic field.
Sometimes you don’t know
if a thought is yours or from your neighbors.
if a thought is yours or from your neighbors.
We are influenced.
In the past, when you asked me,
In the past, when you asked me,
of course I couldn’t tell you to drop everything
of course I couldn’t tell you to drop everything
and go deep into the mountain to meditate.
and go deep into the mountain to meditate.
When you asked me, I always said, “It’s okay.
When you asked me, I always said, “It’s okay.
Just live with your family and the society.”
Just live with your family and the society.”
I couldn’t tell you all to run away to the Himalayas
I couldn’t tell you all to run away to the Himalayas
and sit cross-legged.
You still need to take care of your families.
You still need to take care of your families.
You have no choice.
But truthfully, to practice well, it’s better
But truthfully, to practice well, it’s better
to go to remote areas where there are less people.
to go to remote areas where there are less people.
That is if you are able to focus on your practice.
That is if you are able to focus on your practice.
Not everyone can go there and do it.
Not everyone can go there and do it.
Some people go there, and they can’t stand it after two or three hours.
Some people go there, and they can’t stand it after two or three hours.
Some people go there, and they can’t stand it after two or three hours.
They run back home.
It’s too lonely.
There is no noise.
They can’t bear it.
They are used to noises.
They like human atmosphere.
Without human atmosphere, it seems too quiet alone.
Without human atmosphere, it seems too quiet alone.
And then?
In China, there is a popular song
In China, there is a popular song
which is from Tibet.
The lyrics are very well written.
The lyrics are very well written.
It says the dream of happiness
is what we have since the ancient times.
is what we have since the ancient times.
Although it’s a dream, to us it’s getting closer and closer
Although it’s a dream, to us it’s getting closer and closer
and it’s becoming a reality.
Yes, yes. (That’s it.)
Yes.
We feel it will happen soon.
It’s getting close.
The world peace and happiness
The world peace and happiness
for all that we want seems to be coming very close!
for all that we want seems to be coming very close!
World vegan is also close.
Now there is sixty…
What?
They clapped hands
when they heard world peace.
No.
I mean world vegan.
Last time, how much percentage did I say?
Last time, how much percentage did I say?
Sixty-three percent?
Now there are more.
(How many now?)
About 70, more than 70% vegetarians.
About 70, more than 70% vegetarians.
Some people eat vegetarian food one day,
Some people eat vegetarian food one day,
but not the next.
Some are like that,
but it’s better than nothing.
Including them, it’s getting better.
Including them, it’s getting better.
Maybe soon, meat will not be available
Maybe soon, meat will not be available
at the supermarket anymore!
That will be great!
Maybe!
Having a dream is better than having nothing.
Having a dream is better than having nothing.
But it seems that many monks
are turning vegetarian now in Tibet.
are turning vegetarian now in Tibet.
In India, several groups
have also switched to the vegetarian diet,
have also switched to the vegetarian diet,
following the Dalai Lama.
Yes, the Dalai Lama is already a vegetarian,
Yes, the Dalai Lama is already a vegetarian,
so everyone should be vegetarian as well.
so everyone should be vegetarian as well.
The whole Tibet should be vegetarian.
The whole Tibet should be vegetarian.
No more discussion, no more questions.
No more discussion, no more questions.
No more hesitation.
All the monks should
follow the Dalai Lama to be vegetarian.
follow the Dalai Lama to be vegetarian.
And all the Buddhists should follow the monks
And all the Buddhists should follow the monks
to be vegetarian. Right?
Then they can say they are sincere disciples.
Then they can say they are sincere disciples.
Right? How can the master be vegetarian, but the disciples are not?
Right? How can the master be vegetarian, but the disciples are not?
Right? How can the master be vegetarian, but the disciples are not?
How can this be?
Yeah.
The Dalai Lama is the greatest enlightened master in Tibet,
The Dalai Lama is the greatest enlightened master in Tibet,
The Dalai Lama is the greatest enlightened master in Tibet,
a living Buddha, right?
If he is a vegetarian, all the monks under him
If he is a vegetarian, all the monks under him
should all be vegetarian.
No more discussion. Right?
Then if the monks under them,
Then if the monks under them,
I mean the monks with lower ranks,
I mean the monks with lower ranks,
the monks with lower positions, all become vegetarian,
the monks with lower positions, all become vegetarian,
then their disciples should also be vegetarians.
then their disciples should also be vegetarians.
What else is there to talk about? Right?
What else is there to talk about? Right?
If they worship the Dalai Lama all day
If they worship the Dalai Lama all day
but continue to eat meat while he is a vegetarian,
but continue to eat meat while he is a vegetarian,
what’s the use of worshipping? Right?
what’s the use of worshipping? Right?
It’s not logical.
Thirty years ago, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa
Thirty years ago, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa
already said very firmly that his disciples
already said very firmly that his disciples
must be vegetarian, otherwise, they are not his disciples.
must be vegetarian, otherwise, they are not his disciples.
Yes, that’s right!
The Buddha also said the same thing,
The Buddha also said the same thing,
“If you eat meat, you are not my disciple.”
“If you eat meat, you are not my disciple.”
The Buddha said it before, too.
It’s great! Ah! Wonderful!
And?
In Tibet, there are so many monks,
In Tibet, there are so many monks,
tens of thousands of them,
who go to all kinds of places and villages.
who go to all kinds of places and villages.
To tell people to reduce livestock raising,
To tell people to reduce livestock raising,
or not to raise at all.
They tell people to plant vegetables, trees,
They tell people to plant vegetables, trees,
and fruits, etc.,
or make handicraft products to make a living,
or make handicraft products to make a living,
so that they can be vegetarian.
so that they can be vegetarian.
(Wonderful!) Yes.
Keeping a vegetarian diet
is consistent with the ideal of the Dalai Lama,
is consistent with the ideal of the Dalai Lama,
which is nonviolence, love and peace.
which is nonviolence, love and peace.
Yes. He has been promoting nonviolence.
Yes. He has been promoting nonviolence.
(Yes.) If we kill animals, either directly or indirectly,
(Yes.) If we kill animals, either directly or indirectly,
we are engaging in violence! (Yes.)
we are engaging in violence! (Yes.)
For several decades, the issue of Tibet has not been resolved,
For several decades, the issue of Tibet has not been resolved,
For several decades, the issue of Tibet has not been resolved,
because some people keep using violence
because some people keep using violence
to fight against the injustice that’s imposed on them.
to fight against the injustice that’s imposed on them.
However, many citizens think that it’s the Dalai Lama’s conspiracy.
However, many citizens think that it’s the Dalai Lama’s conspiracy.
However, many citizens think that it’s the Dalai Lama’s conspiracy.
(It’s not. He did not.)
Right. Then, this misunderstanding
Right. Then, this misunderstanding
is now being dissolved gradually.
is now being dissolved gradually.
People do not misunderstand him anymore.
People do not misunderstand him anymore.
Some of his disciples, a small number,
Some of his disciples, a small number,
very few of them do not listen to him at all.
very few of them do not listen to him at all.
Of course! (Yes.)
Some are like that.
Because their personality is more violent,
Because their personality is more violent,
they took the chance to make trouble.
they took the chance to make trouble.
It’s not the Dalai Lama who taught them to do so.
It’s not the Dalai Lama who taught them to do so.
He is completely for nonviolence,
He is completely for nonviolence,
from the very beginning to the end.
from the very beginning to the end.
He is for nonviolence and peace.
He is for nonviolence and peace.
The Dalai Lama has been teaching people to be peaceful.
The Dalai Lama has been teaching people to be peaceful.
The Dalai Lama has been teaching people to be peaceful.
He will never ask people to resort to violence. No.
He will never ask people to resort to violence. No.
I have met many people in China
I have met many people in China
who saw the Dalai Lama in person.
who saw the Dalai Lama in person.
They said the Dalai Lama is very compassionate.
They said the Dalai Lama is very compassionate.
(Yes, yes.) He is very merciful.
(Yes, yes.) He is very merciful.
(Yes.) Benevolent.
Yes. He is a very good man.
When you see him, you will love him.
When you see him, you will love him.
He is very friendly and humble.
He is very friendly and humble.
He won’t do anything to anybody.
He won’t do anything to anybody.
He won’t ask people to do anything violent.
He won’t ask people to do anything violent.
So, if there are more people in Tibet becoming vegetarian,
So, if there are more people in Tibet becoming vegetarian,
So, if there are more people in Tibet becoming vegetarian,
the conflict among ethnic groups
the conflict among ethnic groups
and the negative issues originated from the past
and the negative issues originated from the past
can be transformed to be positive.
can be transformed to be positive.
The government and the people
The government and the people
can work together to resolve the conflict among ethnic groups in China.
can work together to resolve the conflict among ethnic groups in China.
can work together to resolve the conflict among ethnic groups in China.
(More positive energy.)
Yes. Positive energy.
Vegetarianism holds the key to this.
Vegetarianism holds the key to this.
Okay. It’s wonderful!
I am very pleased.
When we practice more spiritually,
When we practice more spiritually,
we will bring merits to a country and create a peaceful atmosphere.
we will bring merits to a country and create a peaceful atmosphere.
we will bring merits to a country and create a peaceful atmosphere.
It works.
It was not like this before.
Now there are a lot of Quan Yin practitioners in China, right?
Now there are a lot of Quan Yin practitioners in China, right?
Now there are a lot of Quan Yin practitioners in China, right?
The more practitioners, the more changes take place in your country.
The more practitioners, the more changes take place in your country.
The more practitioners, the more changes take place in your country.
Is that right? The more changes in the world, as well.
Is that right? The more changes in the world, as well.
Is that right? The more changes in the world, as well.
It works! Let’s be diligent and work hard! Okay?
It works! Let’s be diligent and work hard! Okay?
It works! Let’s be diligent and work hard! Okay?
I will write a letter back to him.
A very respectful and humble letter to him.
A very respectful and humble letter to him.
We will also contribute something materially to support him.
We will also contribute something materially to support him.
We will also contribute something materially to support him.
Not just the physical support, but spiritual as well.
Not just the physical support, but spiritual as well.
We support him as one.
For him to rebuild the temple or go preaching.
For him to rebuild the temple or go preaching.
I will give it to you. Okay?
Please bring it back
and convey to him
in a very respectful manner.
Okay? (Okay, okay. Thank you, Master.)
Okay? (Okay, okay. Thank you, Master.)
Really I can’t run around.
I am old. He is only 45.
I am old. He is only 45.
I am already over 60.
There is a big difference. Forty five years old.
There is a big difference. Forty five years old.
When I was 45, I was also running all over the world.
When I was 45, I was also running all over the world.
When I was 45, I was also running all over the world.
His invitation came too late.
I don’t know… I think…
We will contact the spiritual practitioners there in Tibet.
We will contact the spiritual practitioners there in Tibet.
If they would like to have initiation,
If they would like to have initiation,
could Master please send a Quan Yin messenger there?
could Master please send a Quan Yin messenger there?
(Of course. Of course.)
Thank you, Master.
We can send people anywhere.
All of you please practice well
All of you please practice well
and we can send a lot of people there.
and we can send a lot of people there.
You should also practice at home.
You should also practice at home.
You don’t need to be a monk or nun to practice.
You don’t need to be a monk or nun to practice.
On the contrary, sometimes when you become
On the contrary, sometimes when you become
a monk or nun, you can’t practice well.
a monk or nun, you can’t practice well.
You will have too much time and you won’t cherish it.
You will have too much time and you won’t cherish it.
You have to be very sincere to make good use of time to practice.
You have to be very sincere to make good use of time to practice.
to make good use of time to practice.
Can I go now?
We will see each other again.
How many new people?
Today.
Yesterday and today?
Oh, all new!
Also upstairs.
Then, each one can take a piece of cookie.
Then, each one can take a piece of cookie.
Have a bite for fun. All right?
Thank you, Master.
I am a nun in high heels.
This is all I can give to you.
How can there be a nun in high heels? Right?
How can there be a nun in high heels? Right?
There has not been such a person since the ancient times, right?
There has not been such a person since the ancient times, right?
There has not been such a person since the ancient times, right?
Maybe Quan Yin Bodhisattva was like that.
Maybe Quan Yin Bodhisattva was like that.
But there were no high heels back then.
But there were no high heels back then.
One each, okay?
Share.
Who else doesn’t have?
Don’t have? Don’t have?
Extra.
Extra. Bonus.
If don’t have, then take half from the neighbor.
If don’t have, then take half from the neighbor.
Eat like this.
There!
Bring it up for them.
Oh! Bring up, they can have some.
Oh! Bring up, they can have some.
For them, not for you.
You think I give it to you?
If you eat too much, you go…
If you eat too much, you go…
How come you are becoming more and more beautiful?
How come you are becoming more and more beautiful?
(Thank you, Master.)
I see an old friend here.
So I’m quite happy.
How come you come alone?
How about other people?
Brother Lin and others…
Brother Lin, he originally would have been here...
Brother Lin, he originally would have been here...
on the 19th. August 19.
Now he has work and he wants to change to an earlier date.
Now he has work and he wants to change to an earlier date.
Now he has work and he wants to change to an earlier date.
I don’t know when.
I didn’t see him.
It’s okay.
What I meant was,
whoever can come should come first. (Yes.)
whoever can come should come first. (Yes.)
Like that.
Because there are spaces. (Yes.)
If you can’t, then it’s okay.
We don’t sleep.