After over twenty years of sharing her knowledge on how to live a balance life while pursuing a spiritual path, Supreme Master Ching Hai continues to dedicate her time and effort to uplift and enhance the life of all beings.
In recent years, she has written and published three animal books - The Dogs in My Life, The Birds in My Life, and The Noble Wilds – to introduce humankind to the magical world of animals.
Supreme Master Ching Hai shared that the books she wrote are works of love: Motivated by her unconditional love and overflowing compassion for our planet
Supreme Master Ching Hai continues selflessly accepts invitations to share her insights and wisdom on a kinder, nobler, and more loving way of life at gatherings with our Association members, symposiums,radio interviews, or via videoconferences and the like.
We now invite you to enjoy the rebroadcast of the the videoconference with Supreme Master Ching Hai at the premier ofthe Aulacese (Vietnamese) “The Dogs in My Life” & “The Noble Wilds” on August 15, 2009 at Nonthaburi, Thailand.
Ms. Park So-Yeon, President of CARE, an animal protection
organization and founder of Green People Network in South Korea :
although I am an animal protection activist, I used to see animals as
objects of sympathy. However, after I read these books, I felt that
animals also have their own personalities and they are very lovely
souls. I am very impressed by the fact that a saint doesn’t limit her
love to humans but also extends it to animals who can’t speak for
First of all，it must be an extraordinary soul，a profound and immense
love to be able to converse，understand，and interact with these small
beings -which people refer to as animals - with such equality，respect
and utmost tender care. And this，each of us has to reflect，ponder，and
contemplate on it a lot to fully understand and put into practice. The
evolution of every species progresses from fear to love. True love can
dissolve all fears and propels the evolutionary process.
Therefore，human beings have an extremely important role in promoting
love to help speed up the evolution of all species.
Dr. Ngô Đuc Vong is a researcher on plant viruses. He taught at the
National University of Hà Noi and Đà Lat University. He is the former
Deputy Director of the Research and Applied Center for Bio-energy :
Take，for example，the experiment of scientist Hoffman. He gave elderly
retirees 20 tomato plants each to take care. To the male elders，he
showed them clearly，using science and technology，i.e. mineral
standard，micro-quantity，macro-quantity，how to water them enough
water. To the female elders，he suggested that they don’t need to do it
scientifically，instead，when they wake up every morning，they should
caress and talk to the plants: 『Did you have a good sleep last night？
Do you need water？』etc. At harvest time，the tomato plant yield by the
female elders was 150% higher than that of the male elders.
Anyone who is generously extending love to all beings is in fact
abiding by the supreme law of the universe and is blessed by the
universe. That person is certainly at a higher level of evolution.
Conversely，people who spend their life in hatred and envy，who kill
others and eat animal flesh is acting against that law and will be
unished by the universal law.
So，if we love each other，then we will understand each other very
well，and if you love your animal and your level is up spiritually，your
animals also be up and vice versa. Just like if you love your wife
after many years of marriage，you understand each other even by not
speaking. Just one smile from her，you know what she wants and vice
versa. So in the world of animals，it’s the same，sir，nothing different.
We must love them and we desire to know them but first we have to show
respect，truly from our heart，and when they know we respect them，they
will open themselves and then the communication will begin. Also，once
we can communicate with one，we can communicate with other species of
animals as well.
Scientifically speaking，it has always been good the way nature
unfolds naturally，yes，naturally. Darwin’s theory is about a natural
evolution，not a forced，artificial，cruel，disturbing，interfering by
human’s way，the way we’re doing. So，Darwin’s suggestion is that we
leave nature alone as much as possible，interfere as less as possible.
See？ The natural evolution is that we let it evolve.
we can see for ourselves already that killing，torturing
animals，eating animals has not been helpful to our evolution
ecologically，economically，scientifically，medically – nothing. And
it only brings us trouble and suffering up to now，like the mad cow
disease，the swine flu，the bird flu，so many diseases，etc.，etc.，that now
we can’t even deal with. Even AIDS/HIV also came from eating the wild
animals. So，if we live the way nature intended，like you have mentioned
that Darwin’s theory that we have to let everything evolve，then we just
let nature evolve.
Moreover，we went against our own human evolution as well，as we were
biologically made to digest only plant-based food. Humans are naturally
herbivores，not carnivores. It is explained in detail by Dr. Milton
Mills in a well-known article called 『The Comparative Anatomy of
Eating，』 and confirmed by others such as the famous evolution expert
Dr. Richard Leakey and the editor-in-chief of The American Journal of
Cardiology，Dr. William Roberts. So，the answer of where humans belong in
species evolution is clear. We are not their predator; we are their
protector and friend.
We have to protect all species so that we can keep our biodiversity and
keep a natural evolution for all beings，including humans.
Most of them came from other planets and other planes of
existence，sometimes even from higher dimensions than many of us humans.
A few of them came directly from this planet due to the give and take
of karma (retribution). But most of the animals came from other
Supreme Master Ching Hai: According to the scientific study of these fatal diseases，all of
them originated from human hunting or slaughter of animals for meat.
Scientists have even stated that the deadly HIV virus was transferred
from the blood of chimpanzees that were being killed for meat. Other
pandemics such as the １９１８ swine flu outbreak in which ５０ to １００
million people perished，and the one that
continues to claim lives today，have their source in animals being
raised to be slaughtered for meat consumption. Due to the terrible
filth and cruelty，due to the overcrowded conditions of farmed animals
headed for slaughter，the swine flu was passed from pigs to humans and
then mutated to become a human transmitted disease. So，you see，the
question is not so much whether these terrible diseases come from wild
or livestock animals but that they truly came from livestock animals;
but that they also are based in humans killing for meat，a so-called
food that is being has been scientifically shown to be a poison.
the animal friends are in many ways more aware of climate change
than we are because they are the ones on the frontlines holding up
nature’s delicate web of life. They are also，sadly，the first-hand
victims of global warming，as we have witnessed and discovered. But they
don’t have much to discuss，really，as both the problem and the solution
are clear to them. They are in our hands，the humans’ hands. It is we
humans who have to sit down and discuss global warming，because we are
not as aware，and far less sensitive to understand the urgent situation.
And then，once we are informed，we have to talk even more，just to agree
to work toward the solution. But the animals know exactly what is
happening without a word. They know that the solution lies not so much
in words but in daily actions，and the essential change that will be the
most restorative for our world is to be vegan. That is the essence of
what we need to stabilize the planet，to bless the world through our
everyday benevolent actions，meaning be vegan.
Research has shown that being in the presence of animal companions
enhances a person’s ability to understand and relate to other people.
Thus，to appreciate the noble service provided by our animal friends
benefits them not only as children，but adds immeasurably to their
development as human beings.
Tell them that eating hunted wild animals is often linked to
diseases，fatal diseases，incurable diseases even，as we’ve discussed
earlier about the AIDS and pneumonic plague. Just this year，an outbreak
of the often-fatal disease SARS，or severe acute respiratory
syndrome，was linked by scientists to the widespread consumption of
wildlife in China. Eating wildlife meat can cost you your life and the
life of your loved ones as well; it’s infectious.
Every single being in creation has a purpose that aids another being
or assists in some way. Their help may even be invisible to us
humans，but it is still very real. However，of just the few things we do
know，we can be amazed at the versatility and uniqueness of all forms of
life on our planet. The earthworm，even，so tiny as that，for
example，helps enrich the soil we depend on for our food. Fish that we
don’t even see help offset climate change and stabilize the habitat of
their fellow marine inhabitants by maintaining the pH balance of the
ocean water. And the tiny bees contribute to pollination，that we could
not replace，not only for flowers but vital food crops. We cannot
replace their work even，as a human. In the Bible，God gave the animals
to be humans’ helpers，but this does not mean they are subservient for
us to exploit.
Not all animals need to have more quality to become human.
Actually，it is not always true that a soul who inhabits the body of an
animal is lacking in the human quality at all，or the qualities for
human life at all. In fact，sometimes higher level beings choose to
reincarnate into animal forms in this world in order to assist humans
or the planet in some way or another. So，regardless of what role each
soul is partaking in – animal or human，or even plant or mineral – we
should love and respect and care for all. Just like in a family，we have
siblings of different ages. Animals are likewise our brothers and
sisters. We each have different personalities and qualities，but we are
all valued by our parents，and by the Creator. Every being has some
qualities that make them simply wondrous，perfect for their unique
existence and function.