Friday’s conference in Xalapa, the capital city of Veracruz, Mexico was an earnest gathering of government officials, dignitaries, and ordinary citizens who wished to know more about how each can save the planet.
Supreme Master Ching Hai was specially invited to share her wisdom about climate change solutions with the 1,000-plus live audience, and the world via live broadcast on Olivaradio and Supreme Master Television. Also joining were distinguished guest speakers including Local Representative of Xalapa Roberto Carlos Carbajal and Veracruz Governor Fidel Herrera Beltrán.
Roberto Carlos Carbajal – Representative of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (M): It is a social commitment that we must all assume; we must do it for the sake of our planet and for the sake of our families.
VOICE: Overseas video messages were also were received from Philippine Presidential Adviser on Global Warming and Climate Change Heherson Alvarez, Formosan Legislator Ms. Chiu Chin Tien, and the Vice President of the European Parliament, Mr. Edward McMillan Scott, who himself personally practices sustainability as a vegetarian.
VOICE: The event’s main feature was a live videoconference discussion with Supreme Master Ching Hai. Despite her busy schedule, the guest of honor graciously agreed to answer questions on the latest issues of climate change affecting Mexicans and the world at large.
“SOS” Save the Planet Live Videoconference with Supreme Master Ching Hai
March 6, 2009
Supreme Master Ching Hai: Peace and love begins on our table, begins on our plate, our dinner, our breakfast, our lunch. Love is just an abstract word, but love can be an action. So if we do love our children, we do something. And now that we know that vegan diet will save the world for our future generation, I do ask everyone to sacrifice their palette, the taste, the habit, which is very detrimental to our health anyway. Cut off this habit of animals’ products. And then we can have everything else, even cars to drive, even airplane, even ships, even boat, even everything that we’re having right now, because nothing is as harmful as animals’ product.
VOICE: Supreme Master Ching Hai’s counsel was keenly heard and warmly supported.
Governor Fidel Herrera Beltrán, Veracruz, Mexico (M): To save the planet is to save ourselves, to save our lives and that of all other living beings. To save the planet is then, to work together, governments and organizations, in favor of life and for the future…
With that I say: Thank you Master, keep going. And let us help you to save our planet. Thank you.
VOICE: Congratulations, dignitaries and all participants for this meaningful gathering on the most important issue in all of our lives. We especially thank Supreme Master Ching Hai for her deep concern and boundless love for the planet and her many inhabitants. In the words of the Honorable Veracruz Governor, “May the world quickly join hands and be vegan, to protect our kind, other beings and our only planetary home.”
Please tune in at a future date for the full conference with Supreme Master Ching Hai on Words of Wisdom, with multi-language subtitles.