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

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I am always grateful and I have a special place in my heart for the United States of America and her citizens as shining examples of the democratic spirit. I am always impressed by this young, self-made nation that has excelled in strength and leadership through her people’s sheer determination, sincerity and faith.

(And now comes the moment we have all been waiting for, the moment when we get to greet our special Guest of Honor, Supreme Master Ching Hai.) (Hallo, Supreme Master Ching Hai. You look so beautiful!) Hallo, my love. Hallo, everyone. Thank you. (We are extremely grateful that You could join us here in Washington, D.C.)

(Supreme Master Ching Hai, we have been discussing the urgency of climate change and the solutions to many of our problems, and that a vegan diet offers a solution. We also have been talking about the dawn of a new Golden Era here on Earth.) Yes. (We have many guests with us here this evening, as well as our worldwide viewers, who would like to ask You some questions. But before we begin the question-and-answer session, is there anything You would like to say to our guests and viewers?)

Yes, I would like. I would like to thank all the beautiful people for coming. And I am very honored to be with them once again in the company of the great, goodhearted, intelligent people of America, including the distinguished guests, dignitaries, and illustrious speakers who are leaders in their fields of government, science, environment, and health. I have been listening quietly.

Well, I have been in your country, the United States, many times, including the magnificent nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and I have always been welcomed so much, so much, no matter where I go. For this, I am always grateful and I have a special place in my heart for the United States of America and her citizens as shining examples of the democratic spirit. I am always impressed by this young, self-made nation that has excelled in strength and leadership through her people’s sheer determination, sincerity and faith. And I believe that the courageous actions needed at this urgent time would be led by Americans.

Your high standards of integrity and deep love for your families and country will bring about the crucial steps needed to save our precious planet, our home, and the one we want for our children and grandchildren. May this important event be fruitful and beneficial to the participants and the world. Thank you all for being here. God loves us all. God bless you all. Thanks a lot.

(Thank You, Supreme Master Ching Hai, for Your insightful words and for Your beautiful dress today. You look absolutely gorgeous.)

Thank you. This is vegan fur. Vegan fur, it’s not real fur. (Yes.) I designed it. Also the jewelry. You know, right? Look at how beautiful… You don’t have to wear real fur. It’s beautiful. It’s much more beautiful. And you feel so light wearing it because you don’t have a bad conscience. And so warm, so warm. I have something better inside. I also designed it. Look at this. See? Look: Be Veg, Go Green, Save the Planet.

(Master, You look like a queen.)

Thanks a lot. I am the “queen of hearts!” “To the queen of heart is the ace of…” beauty! I don’t want to sing that song, it’s a little bit sad, so, we sing some better song. I leave you to do it. All right, let’s get down to business because all of you are busy.

(Well, we have several questions that our guests this evening would like to ask You. Are You ready for us to begin?) Yes, ma’am. (Our first questioner is a software developer named Jerry Pelletier.)

(Hi, my name is, like they said, Jerry Pelletier.) Welcome. (Thank you. My mother, Chanmo was a devoted follower of Your teachings for many, many years.) I know her. (Yes, I knew, I knew.) She’s a Buddhist nun. (Yes, yes.) Yes, and she’s a very, very beautiful woman. (Yes.)

(My question is that this world we share and made up of many countries, and the activities of one country affect the health and wellbeing of other countries. It’s kind of… the analogy I can make is the smoking and non-smoking sections of a restaurant. So, right now I think the world is… there’s more smokers than non-smokers. So what can we do? Is it just one person at a time? Is it a country at a time? What can we do to get everybody on the same sheet of music to change the way we live to save this world we live in?)

Yeah, what can we do? We have to change ourselves first. It begins with us. Since time immemorial, evolution always begins with the individual. If we want to change the world, we change ourselves first. Now, even if the government forbids smoking or drinking or drugs, but if people individually continue, then we have not made much difference. So now, we have to change. For example, we change a little bit, our habit, just a very little bit. Like, we put down that piece of meat, and then we replace it with tofu or some other vegetarian (vegan) protein. Just a little change, very little change, and then the world will change, and then we will continue to live here, and then we can have a better world. Everything will change for the better. Just a little change like that. Anything else you want to ask? Are you happy with my answer? (Very much so, thank You.)

“(Fate brought me here today, because I think I learned some things here that convinced me to change some of the ways I live. Hopefully, I’ll be able to spread some of that word to change the way some other people live that are close to me. I'm certainly going to consider my diet. I can probably cut back on meat. I can probably get rid of, certainly, the red meat. It's the idea of compassion, and a whole different view of my impact on the Earth and on the planet. And listening to the Supreme Master and the sense of compassion and love that emanates from Her is just wonderful, so it was inspiring. It was like going to church today.)”

“(So, what made the biggest impact on you while you were here?)

(Actually, it was the presentation by the last speaker, Supreme Master Ching Hai, one of the most Godly… a woman full of wisdom, and Her ambiance of spirituality. Very deep. And She has a world view not just from the country that She represents, but a world view, in helping the world.)”

“(So do you think you'll make any changes based on the things you heard today, any changes in your life?)

(Yes, I'm going to change the way I eat. Absolutely!)”

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