In today’s news, Japan sends rice to households affected by Mt. Mayon eruption in Philippines, international researchers find how COVID infects across species, University of Cambridge scientists create smart 3D printed concrete wall for highway project in United Kingdom, judge in case brought by young climate advocates says Montana, United States must consider environmental impact when evaluating new fossil fuel projects, Thai street cleaning lady returns lost gold ornaments to owner, Dutch vegan organization works to convert entire country to plant-based way, and New Zealand study finds having disaster evacuation plan for animal-people companions saves lives.
Laughter is such a great mood booster, so let’s grab a healthy portion with the joke of the day. It’s called “Honest Criminal.”
A policewoman was interrogating a criminal:
“How many people have you scammed?”
“Thirty-six people in all!”
“So, why did you only say 35 in your initial statement when you were arrested?”
“Because I hadn’t met you yet.”
And now we have a heartline from Hsin-Yen in Taiwan, also known as Formosa:
Dear Master, In October 2021, there was a dying hornet on my balcony with his legs up in the air. At that moment, I remembered what Master had taught on Supreme Master TV, and thought I would give it a try. Surprisingly, he flipped his body over and ate the fruit I gave him. After eating and regaining his strength, he flew up, hovered above my head for a bit, and to my surprise, flew down to land on the back of my hand, and stayed for quite a while before flying away. Actually, at the time, I dreaded being stung, but I immediately dropped the thought. I felt there was this harmonious warm energy exchanging between us. I knew he was trying to say “thank you” when he landed on the back of my hand, where he stayed for quite a while. When he regained his strength to fly, I cheered him on from behind, knowing that he’d fly home safely. Thank You, Master, for Your teaching and for showing us in person how to treat the little animal-people kindly. Hsin-Yen from Taiwan (Formosa)
Kindly Hsin-Yen, It is true that we should treasure insects for their contributions to our world and we thank you for relating this happy adventure.
Our Beloved Master has this reply for you and your lucky hornet friend: “Caring Hsin-Yen, bravo for saving the life of one of our tiny co-inhabitants. The little hornet was obviously very grateful for your nurturing, and I thank you too for overcoming any fears and acting with compassion for a soul in need. May the mighty Power of the Buddhas keep you, our insect kingdom, and gracious Taiwan (Formosa) abounding in peace and safe.”