Decreased water leads to unrest in India - 21 Aug 2009  
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Across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar and Rajasthan, climate change-related drought and a weak monsoon season has affected crops, river flow and hydroelectricity supply, making it impossible to even obtain ground water through the use of electric pumps.

Hoping for government assistance, citizens have blockaded roads in peaceful rallies. Unfortunately, satellite images from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration point to an even worse crisis pending, as overuse of underground water supplies is causing those to dwindle as well.

We send our prayers to the Indian residents suffering with limited electricity, water scarcity and growing food insecurity.

Let us all return to our true nature through the humane and water-conserving plant-based diet, which ensures adequate supply for all.  

Supreme Master Ching Hai has long reminded that the best way to solve such situations is to approach them at the root, as she discussed during an April 2009 videoconference in South Korea.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: All this is important because if humans are in shortage of food or of water, then conflicts, of course, will break out. When our family members are in danger of hunger or thirst, maybe we would do anything to bring food to them.

So reluctantly, some virtuous or good people might even go astray and cause conflict between neighbors and then, on a larger scale, it will cause conflict between nations.

Scientists have documented that one serving of beef takes more than a thousand gallons of water to produce.
By contrast, the vegan diet uses about one-tenth of that amount.

So, the best way to prepare for conflict is to take complete prevention. The vegan diet will help us to achieve that goal, and almost immediately.