an area that includes parts of both Poland and Belarus, the 150,000
hectare Bialowieza Forest, Europe's last remaining ancient woodlands,
has lost 50 centimeters in groundwater levels over the past 30 years
and is seeing weakness in some shallow-rooted species like the majestic
The forest was designated as a United Nations
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World
Heritage Site in 1979 and is home to rare mammals including 300
European Bison. Poland is currently considering forest expansion to
further protect natural habitats.
Poland, we applaud your
commitment to preserving this magnificent reserve. Let us all stem
climate change worldwide by adopting the organic vegan, meaning
Supreme Master Ching Hai has long reminded
of the significance of our actions, as during a September 1994 lecture
in Singapore where she explained the benefits of a virtuous lifestyle
for the welfare of the Earth.
Supreme Master Ching Hai:
Recently, our world has a lot of disasters like burning forests, and
then that reduces a lot of the rain. And that in turn also heats up our
planet. And then the more it heats up, the more dry.
The more dry,
the less trees. The less trees, the less rain. The less rain, the less
trees, and this is the devil’s circle. And every corner of the earth,
affects the whole planet.
Therefore, if you yourself; your
heart, your mind, your speech, your actions are pure, how much
beneficial can it be to this planet? The vegetarian (vegan) diet is
good for you; it would purify your spirit, purify your aura, and make
you clear, inner and outside, and protect you.