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BuddhaZine | Situs Berita Buddhis – Sutra tentang Pare


Cerita tentang Dukkha yang sepahit pare tapi memiliki banyak manfaatnya dalam kehidupan. Demikian juga dukkha itu sendiri,  tidak akan kekal selamanya seperti pare yg dimakan,  akan berubah menjadi manis dan bermanfaat bagi tubuh setelah berada di perut. Cerna tulisan berikut ini dari seorang sahabat lama  http://buddhazine.com/sutra-tentang-pare/

Sutra tentang Pare
Nyanabhadra | Rabu, 3 Februari 2016 19.03 PM Column

Sutra tentang Pare
Oleh: Bhante Nyanabhadra

Demikianlah yang belum pernah saya dengar…

Familiar kan dengan kalimat di atas? Iya benar, itulah kalimat pembuka dari Kitab Pali dan juga Kitab Mahayana, hanya mengalami perubahan kecil.

Belum pernah dengar Sutra Tentang Pare (苦瓜經, Pinyin: Kǔguā jīng) kan? Jangan coba-coba cari di Pali Pitaka atau 大藏經 (Pinyin: Dazang Jing), apalagi Tibet Pitaka (བཀའ་འགྱུར baca: Kangyur Wylie: bKa’ ‘Gyur). Walaupun tidak ada di dalam Tripitaka, namun apabila Anda jeli, maka bisa menemukan kisi-kisinya di sana-sini. Buddha juga merenungkan fenomena yang hadir di sekitarnya, tampaknya pahit menjadi satu bagian renungan itu.

Kita pasti tahu rasanya pare. Yes, pahit. Saya waktu kecil pernah coba pare, rasanya tidak keruan, dan langsung saya buang, kakak saya langsung ngomel, “Sudah dibilang pahit, tapi tidak percaya”. Mulai saat itu saya tidak pernah mau mencicipi pare lagi, alasannya simpel, pahit!

Karakter Mandarin dari pahit adalah Kǔ (苦), dan ternyata dalam konteks dukkha juga menggunakan istilah yang sama. Dukkha dalam bahasa sehari-hari adalah duka, istilah ini sudah cukup jelas maknanya, walaupun kadang disebut sebagai suatu ketidakpuasan. Orang Tiongkok menyebutkan bahwa pahit adalah duka.

Pernah minum obat herbal yang digodok dengan 5 gelas air menjadi 1 gelas? Nah itu juga pahitnya minta ampun. Anak-anak pada umumnya tidak suka, namun sang ibu selalu punya trik untuk membuat mereka minum. Pahit itu mungkin tidak sedap di mulut, namun ketika obat itu sudah masuk ke dalam sistem pencernaan, manfaatnya ternyata besar, bahkan menyembuhkan berbagai penyakit tanpa banyak menimbulkan efek samping. Sesuai peribahasanya 良藥苦口 (Pinyin: Liángyào kǔkǒu), obat menyembuhkan namun pahit rasanya.

Pare itu pahit, namun menyehatkan, tahukan kalau pare bisa menurunkan kadar gula dalam darah? Pare itu ternyata megandung vitamin C yang sangat banyak, antioksidan, dan beberapa varian vitamin B, terakhir pare bisa membantu mengurangi gangguan pencernaan dan sembelit. Nah banyak juga manfaat pare dari hasil penelitian.

Pengalaman menjadi anak indekos memang berkah yang tak pernah saya lupakan, saya mulai makan apa adanya, terutama waktu di Bandung, warteg (baca: warung Tegal) adalah tempat yang sering saya kunjungi. Awalnya saya tidak suka pare, namun pelan-pelan telah berubah menjadi makanan favorit, karena semua menu sudah pernah saya coba, muter sana sini sayur itu-itu saja, akhirnya coba makan pare, ternyata not too bad!

Sehebat apa pun sang koki memasak, pare tetap saja pahit, tampaknya tak ada cara untuk mengelak dari rasa pahit. Se-bahagia apa pun manusia hidup di dunia ini tetap tidak bisa menghindari pahitnya kehidupan, bukan tujuan kita menghindarinya tapi tugas kita merubahnya, mentransformasikannya menjadi sesuatu yg bermanfaat daripada dibuang begitu saja.

Pare, Kǔguā (苦瓜), Pahit, Kǔ (苦), merupakan suplemen bagi kesehatan dan kebahagiaan, demikian juga Bhante Thich Nhat Hanh pernah berkisah tentang pengalaman makan pare, pahit di mulut tapi manis di perut. Beliau juga sering menggunakan perumpamaan lain seperti lumpur dan teratai. Manusia hanya mau teratainya saja dan kalau bisa semua lumpur dibuang. Teratai tidak bisa tumbuh di atas batu, ketika Anda membuang semua lumpur (baca: pahit atau derita) maka teratai (baca: manis atau kebahagiaan) akan mati. Semua orang butuh dosis pahit secukupnya agar dia bisa mengerti kontrasnya, asal jangan overdosis saja!

Ingat, kawan! Ada perumpaan dokter yang memberikan diagnosa kepada pasien atas penyakitnya, setelah itu dokter akan memberikan resep yang harus ditebus di apotek. Ikutilah instruksi makan dan dosis yang ditentukan. Jika engkau tidak sabar ingin segera sembuh dengan cara meneguk semua obat itu, maka mudarat sudah di depan pintu.

Hidup di dunia ini, janganlah berharap untuk membuang semua derita, hidup di dunia ini janganlah hanya berharap meraup semua kebahagiaan saja. Dua kutub ini sama-sama mendatangkan ketidakpuasan, kekecewaan, bahkan frustrasi. Bukan demikian sikap yang diajarkan oleh Buddha. Ketika pahit datang maka kita makan dengan ketegaran agar pahit ini menjadi obat bagi mental dan badan jasmani, demikian juga manis yang menjadi kekuatan.

Ingatlah prinsip sesuai dosis. Kehidupan manusia sudah banyak sekali kesulitan-kesulitan, Anda tidak perlu dengan sengaja menciptakan pahit yang tidak diperlukan. Kesulitan akan datang sesuai dengan kondisi-kondisi, kemudian kesulitan ini akan bersama kita sejenak kemudian pergi. Setelah itu datanglah kebahagiaan yang juga memiliki prinsip serupa, dia datang, bersama kita sejenak dan dia akhirnya tetap harus pergi meninggalkan kita. Dua kutub ini akan terus datang dan pergi silih berganti, Anda tidak bisa berharap satu saja. Ketika Anda berharap satu kutub saja, maka kutub berlawan arah juga ikut bersamanya, seperti Anda berharap naik maka turun langsung mengikuti, karena mereka satu paket.

Ketika pahit datang, maka rasakanlah, jangan lupa bahwa “pahit” selalu ada sebabnya. Kabar gembiranya adalah pahit itu juga terimbas impermanen dan bisa ditransformasi, cara transformasinya lewat latihan, yaitu konsentrasi dan pengertian.

Mereka yang sudah terbiasa dengan rasa pahit, maka sudah tidak takut lagi, tiada rasa takut, tiada rasa penolakan, tiada rasa tidak nyaman, mereka terbebas dari penghakiman sepihak tentang rasa apa pun. Mereka bisa menerima dengan lapang dada.

Setelah Anda selesai membaca sutra ini, pikiran menjadi jernih, hati menjadi terbuka untuk menerima hal-hal yang pahit, Anda bahkan bisa senyum kepada pahit dan tiba-tiba berubah menjadi manis. Anda senyum kepada manis dan sudah siap untuk menerima kedatangan pahit.

Demikianlah Sutra tentang Pare telah selesai disampaikan.

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Perjalanan Spiritual Lewat Musikal


http://print.kompas.com/baca/2015/09/06/Perjalanan-Spiritual-lewat-Musikal

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Kutipan dari Harian Kompas 6 September 2015

Perjalanan Spiritual Lewat Musikal Cetak | 6 September 2015 

Seandainya aku tahu di mana kau berada

Aku akan berlari mencarimu

Tapi sayang, aku terlahir buta

Tak bisa mendaki ke puncak tertinggi aku

Lebih parah lagi, sebagai orang bisu dan tuli

Aku tak bisa memanggil, atau mendengar suaramu… Tuhan….

(BUKU: LOVING THE SILENT TEARS)Salah satu adegan di gerbong kereta api.

Begitu kira-kira terjemahan lagu dari musikal Loving the Silent Tears. Libreto diangkat dari puisi karya Maha Guru Ching Hai, tokoh spiritual asal Vietnam yang pengikutnya tersebar di sejumlah negara. Pentas Loving the Silent Tears digelar perdana di Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, pada 27 Oktober 2012. Videonya kemudian beredar ke seluruh dunia. Pada Minggu (30/8) musikal itu diputar di Jakarta oleh komunitas vegan.

Di belakang musikal ini ada orang- orang hebat. Mereka adalah sutradara Vincent Paterson yang pernah menggarap konser dunia Michael Jackson dan Madonna. Ada Jorge Calandrelli, komposer, penata musik, peraih enam kali penghargaan Grammy yang pernah menggarap musik untuk Placido Domingo, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, dan Madonna. Orkestrasi dan konduktor Doug Katsaros. Koreografi dan tari ditangani Lula Washington Dance Theatre.

Musikal melibatkan penyanyi terkenal Jon Secada, Jody Watley, kelompok reggae Black Uhuru. Plus belasan penyanyi pendukung dari Perancis, Arabia, Italia, Vietnam, Irlandia, Korea, Tiongkok, dan lainnya.

Menarik bagaimana menikmati puisi karya tokoh spiritual itu diadaptasi menjadi libreto dan lagu. Seperti kita tahu, libreto merupakan bagian dari elemen penting musikal. Adaptasi digarap dengan pendekatan nge-pop, layaknya lirik lagu pop. Musik digarap melibatkan berbagai genre, seperti pop, rock, jazz, klasik, danreggae.

Koreografi digarap dengan kaidah- kaidah tontonan panggung musikal yang penuh gebyar, cerah. Ada beragam elemen tari, mulai dari gaya kabaret, tari rakyat Rusia, hingga tak kurang dari 16 kultur global. Hasilnya, Loving the Silent Tears ternikmati sebagai musikal segar, menghibur, lewat musik dan tari, tanpa kehilangan spiritualitasnya.

 Indah, mengalir

 Di tengah tontonan musikal yang meriah gemerlap itu, penonton diajak merenung tentang kesejatian hidup. Tentang upaya mencari kedamaian jiwa dan makna cinta. Tokoh-tokoh dalam musikal ini menyebut diri sebagai orang dengan poor soul, jiwa miskin. Mereka berada dalam perjalanan mencari kesejatian itu. While I am athirst in the desert of existence/ You’re drinking nectar somewhere in the heavenly abode…. Ketika aku haus di gurun kehidupan/Kau minum madu di rumah surgawi.

 

Loving the Silent Tears dibangun dengan struktur naratif yang diolah dari puisi. Narasi menyatu dengan komposisi (score) sebagai satu kesatuan ucap. Narasi tidak menjadi pengantar, seperti yang sering dijumpai pada musikal-musikal murahan. Atau dengan kata lain bisa dikatakan, komposisi terintegrasi dengan struktur naratif, dan bukan terpenggal-penggal sebagai medley.

 

(BUKU: LOVING THE SILENT TEARS) Penampilan Patti Cohenour

 

(BUKU: LOVING THE SILENT TEARS) Harmoni tiga penyanyi dari Israel, Arab, dan Iran.

 Semua elemen dalam musikal tersebut, termasuk koreografi, digunakan untuk bercerita tentang kebahagiaan lahir batin yang bisa diraih setiap orang. Kebahagiaan yang dibangun dengan cinta, hati damai, kebaikan, dan saling memaafkan.

Musikal disodorkan dengan cerita yang jernih, ringan mengalir. Tokoh utama ”cuma” tiga, yaitu kondektur, dan dua penumpang kereta api, tetapi mereka mewakili tipe-tipe manusia. Setting”cuma” sebuah gerbong kereta, dalam perjalanan semalam, tetapi, kereta menjelajah melintas ke segala penjuru dunia, dan bertemu dengan orang dari berbagai sudut bumi. Ada metafora universalitas persoalan manusia.

Dalam kereta itu ada Conductor yang diperankan aktor Junior Case dan Joy (Patti Cohenour), perempuan yang menulis buku harian tentang kematian putranya dan membawa duka sepanjang hidupnya. Lantas ada Pete (Luke Eberl), pemuda yang menganggap bahwa sukses hidup adalah uang. Sampai-sampai ia berpandangan, ”And who needs God when you have money—siapa yang butuh Tuhan kalau Anda punya uang.”

Ketiganya melakukan perjalanan kereta. Lagi-lagi ini metafor sebuah perjalanan spiritual mencari pencerahan. Seiring perjalanan, mereka saling belajar. Bahwa manusia memerlukan ”asuransi spiritual”, bukan asuransi properti. Termasuk ketika mereka bertiga terlempar dari kereta, dan terdampar di padang gurun. Kala kereta datang kembali mereka telah sampai pada salah satu stasiun pemahaman tentang hidup.

”Semua saling mencinta, semua peduli, dan semua saling memaafkan. Semua menyayangi ciptaan. Ada ruang yang luas di surga di atas sana….”

Seluruh persoalan hidup, permenungan, dan pencerahan itu terjelmakan dalam lagu dan terintegrasi dengan narasi secara mulus dan rapi. Tidak terasa ada sandungan yang memberi kesan bahwa lagu itu hanya ilustrasi.

Seluruh koreografi terancang menyatu dengan narasi. Begitu beragam gerak tarinya, mulai dari samba, tarian persia, skotlandia, hingga rusia. Musik dan tari cukup berimbang dengan narasi. Tidak terasa ada dialog yang panjang, atau musik dan tari yang terlalu panjang. Serba terukur dan seimbang.

Penonton Loving the Silent Tears diajak menikmati perjalanan spiritual lewat musik, nyanyi, dan tari. (XAR)

Versi cetak artikel ini terbit di harian Kompas edisi 6 September 2015, di halaman 32 dengan judul “Perjalanan Spiritual Lewat Musikal”.

 

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A Guiding Light for the New Era : A New Messiah Heralds Peace and Prosperity


In his famous quatrain collection Les Propheties (The Prophecies), 16th-century French clairvoyant Michel De Nostredame foretold the occurrence of numerous major world events. Experts studying the poems say that Nostradamus predicted the Great Fire of London, the French Revolution, World War II, and the September 11, 2001, tragedy in the United States. Thus, as the world quickly approaches the Aquarian Age and the December 21, 2012, baktun cycle change on the Mayan calendar, Nostradamus’ writings are garnering much attention.

Those researching Nostradamus’ other works are uncovering more remarkable findings. For example, in August 2002 the US-based newspaper Sun published Grant Balfour’s article, “Nostradamus: I Know America’s Future!” on a letter discovered in France. Mr. Balfour reported that a respected panel of academic experts led by Dr. Jeanne LaFobruge* concluded that the letter contained a record of Nostradamus’ visions about significant recent and future events in the US and elsewhere.

In his letter, not only did Nostradamus accurately describe the international economic recession and other important present-day global events, he also described a new leader who would usher our world into an “age of exploration and limitless prosperity” lasting more than 1,000 years. The following is a condensed collection of excerpts from the Sun article.

* It seems that the person referred to in the Sun article is actually the late French Nostradamus expert and historian Jean-Charles de Fontbrune [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obituaries/8195118/Jean-Charles-de-Fontbrune.html]. Mr. Fontbrune was primarily responsible for translating the Nostradamus quatrains containing these predictions.

Sun Newspaper, August 6, 2002
Nostradamus: I Know America’s Future!
By Grant Balfour

Nostradamus, the world’s most accurate prophet, clearly foretold the current War on Terror and America’s immediate future.

Experts say the shocking prophecies are contained in a letter recently discovered in the archives of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Once the handwritten document had been analyzed and thoroughly authenticated, French authorities contacted Washington, D.C. with the earth-shattering discovery.

“The letter.. .consists of seven dreams or visions, each of which apply directly to America after the turn of the millennium,” says Dr. Jeanne LaFobruge, leader of the blue-ribbon academic panel studying the Nostradamus Letter.

“It appears that Nostradamus was so moved by these intense visions, he immediately put pen to paper and wrote them to a close and trusted friend, possibly his wife or a local friar. Over time, the writing was preserved, but its true significance was forgotten. Luckily, the document survived.”

“I say ‘luckily’ with full intent, although perhaps it is more than luck. Our studies have shown these seven dreams are directly concerned with the present time, with events that are taking place or about to take place right now.”

“Thus far, his predictions – this summer’s devastating wildfires, the deadly flooding in San Antonio, Texas, and the drought parching the United States from Nevada to Florida – have already come true.”

“Perhaps it is no accident the Nostradamus Letter chose the present day to once again come to light, as a warning from above about the dangers we have ahead.”

Against the backdrop of the War on Terror – a situation Nostradamus refers to as “the war without countries, enemies like sand” – the gifted seer foresaw two years of world-changing events, beginning with a major economic upheaval.

New Great Depression

“The first image is of ‘gilded giants,’ with ‘rotten heads’ falling onto huddled masses of poor people.” LaFobruge says.

Nostradamus is clear in explaining that it is a scene of economic devastation.

The toppling of corporate giants like Enron, WorldCom, ImClone, and Tyco will continue at an alarming rate, until a wave of desperation floods the stock market, bringing trading to an all-time low. Millions will be left penniless, their savings and retirement plans rendered worthless.

The process will reach a point of no return sometime this fall, when a CEO with major political ties will escape prosecutors and flee to Iraq or Libya. Once safe with America’s enemies, his ill-gotten gains will buy a life of luxury and ease.

As world markets one by one fall like dominoes, famine and disease will run rife. Only those capable of living off the land will emerge from these troubled times unscathed.

War on Terror Redoubled

“Relatively untouched by the economic hardship affecting the rest of the world, Al Qaeda operatives will take advantage of the disaster and unleash a new devastating attack by sea,” LaFobruge says.

Coastal cities – probably Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland – will suffer a venomous plague as seaborne toxins kill millions of fish and pollute miles of shoreline. Harbors and seaports will be rendered unusable and the stench of decay will foster deadly airborne diseases.

The parties responsible for the attack will be found dead from their own poisons. Several of them will be born in Canada or the US, leaving American military forces with no clear target for reprisals.
……

Presidential Scandal

“On the heels of that triumph, however, international investigators will uncover a devastating secret,” LaFobruge says.

“‘Kingdoms will topple,’ Nostradamus wrote, ‘but the eagle will be wounded in its golden crown.’ The panel was unanimous in its determination that this vision describes a terrible scandal, financially linking high-ranking government officials to leaders in the terror network.”

The undeniable ties will lead to a major upheaval in government, possibly culminating in the impeachment of the president or vice-president.

End of War on Terror

In the political chaos following the dramatic revelation, the terrorists will strike again, using “flames from the sky” and incinerate major cities in Europe. But shortly before Christmas 2003 the terrorist army will be uncovered near the town of Megiddo, Israel – the Biblical site of the battle of Armageddon.

“A single, decisive strike by the new American leadership – who Nostradamus dubs ‘the temporary princes’ – will shatter the terrorist organization,” LaFobruge says.

Future peace, however, will rely on a long-term Middle Eastern “Marshall Plan,” offering aid and economic opportunity to the war-ravaged citizens of the defeated regimes.

“According to the letter, only once the victors lift the fallen from the dust can peace flow like a river, cleaning the world.”

Second Coming

The rebuilding of America’s government, Europe’s bombed cities, and the war-ravaged Middle East will all take place thanks to a single leader Nostradamus called “Faro.” (1)

“He will come from the mountains to the northeast of India, possibly Tibet, and where he walks, prosperity follows,” LaFobruge says.

“His organization will combine the best elements of church and state by feeding the hungry (2) and teaching new prayer techniques.” (3)

Although active before the end of the War on Terror, it is only after the final victory that this world leader’s true identity will be revealed.

“For his final vision, what Nostradamus wrote was: ‘While bells ring in London (4), in the time of Scorpion, the new Jesus shows his face to all in the New World’s island cities (5). The ocean sings – Miracle! (6) – to behold the risen Lord,’” says LaFobruge.

“This vision clearly indicates several things about this mysterious Tibetan hero. He will be in Hawaii or Puerto Rico, possibly during a world tour … There will be a miraculous happening that will be witnessed by the world, and it will take place in November of 2004.

“Most importantly, this miracle will leave no doubt that this man, Faro, is none other than the Second Coming of Christ Himself.”

Eternal Youth

Once accepted as the world’s leader, the new Messiah will replace all governments with a scientific think-tank whose only responsibility is to solve humanity’s problems.

“The first problem eliminated by this so-called ‘Parliament of sages’ (7) will be human aging,” LaFobruge says. “By 2006, they will have solved the problem – and no one need ever grow old again. (8)

Following that amazing discovery will be an age of exploration and limitless prosperity for over 1,000 years.

End of excerpt

Notes:

(The following views do not necessarily represent those of Sun or Mr. Balfour.)

Supreme Master Ching Hai in Tibetan monastic habit
in Her early years.

Nostradamus’ description of the Second Coming of Christ and Dr. LaFobruge’s explanation of the Messiah’s mission bear a remarkable resemblance to the noble life of the world-renowned spiritual teacher, humanitarian and artist, Supreme Master Ching Hai, and the work of Her Association. The following are some examples regarding the prophecies cited in the article:

1. “The rebuilding of America’s government, Europe’s bombed cities, and the war-ravaged Middle East will all take place thanks to a single leader Nostradamus called ‘Faro.’ He will come from the mountains to the northeast of India, possibly Tibet, and where he walks, prosperity follows.”

Faro in Spanish means “lighthouse” or “guiding light.”

Supreme Master Ching Hai achieved complete enlightenment in the Himalayas and was in Tibet and India before being sought out to share Her teachings with the public.

Master and the representatives of the governors of the six states
Chicago, USA (February 22, 1994)

A recipient of the World Spiritual Leadership Award, presented in 1994 by governors of six states in the US, Supreme Master Ching Hai has long served as a foremost spiritual guiding light.

Supreme Master Ching Hai is still working to bring peace to all parts of the world and fulfill the realizable dream of “Heaven on Earth” for all beings.

2. “His organization will combine the best elements of church and state by feeding the hungry…”

Over the last two decades, Supreme Master and Her Association have been providing emergency assistance, disaster relief, and ongoing charitable aid to alleviate the pain and suffering of humans and other beings across the globe. Some of their activities include the rapid provision of vital supplies following calamities such as the 2011 Japanese tsunami; the 2010 Haiti earthquake; the 2008 Sichuan, China earthquake; Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma) and other Asian countries; Hurricane Katrina in the US and the Kashmir earthquake of 2005; the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, and the September 11, 2001, event in New York, USA.

Additionally, Master and Her group have helped refugees, orphanages, and many organizations that benefit humans, animals and the environment. Often giving anonymously, Supreme Master Ching Hai always contributes whatever She can at any time or in any place where help is needed.

3. “…teaching new prayer techniques”

Supreme Master Ching Hai practices and shares a meditation technique called the Quan Yin Method, through which one can reach a deeper union with the Creator via contemplation of the inner Light and Sound. The inner Light, or the light of God, is the same light referred to in the word “enlightenment.” It shines forth as wisdom and compassion. The cosmic vibration known as the inner Sound, being all powerful and ever present, is also experienced as an inner melody of divine love and can heal all wounds, fulfill all desires, and quench all worldly thirsts. As the deepest and most effective form of real prayer, the meditation technique taught by Supreme Master Ching Hai thus allows a sincere spiritual aspirant to be transported to higher realms of existence through contact with the direct teachings of God.

4. “Bell rings in London…”

London, United Kingdom (June 9, 1999)

Supreme Master Ching Hai spent much time in England as a young adult during Her university studies and became a naturalized British citizen. In more recent years, She has travelled and resided there often, returning to London many times for lectures and to give initiation to Truth seekers. During a 1999 European lecture tour, Her visit to England coincided with the signing of the Kosovo Peace Treaty. The bells ringing in London could well signify this newfound regional peace, as well as welcoming the arrival of the light-bearer “Faro” as seen by Nostradamus, the grand city’s former student, now returning as the Master – a cause for true celebration by all.

5. “‘…the new Jesus shows his face to all in the New World’s island cities’ … This vision clearly indicates several things about this mysterious Tibetan hero. He will be in Hawaii or Puerto Rico, possibly during a world tour.”

Responding to requests from spiritual aspirants, Supreme Master traveled in a series of world tours, offering lectures on nearly every continent. In both 1989 and 1993, Her stops included cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington, DC, and others, located on or near islands throughout North and South America. Lectures were also held in New York City on the island of Manhattan, and Mexico City, which was originally built by indigenous Aztecs on an island in Lake Texcoco.

Helsinki, Finland
(May, 1999)
Prague, Czech Republic
(May, 1999)
Paris, France
(April, 1993)
Hawaii, USA
(March, 1993)
Washington D.C., USA (April, 1993)
Colorado, USA
(April, 1993)

Supreme Master Ching Hai was invited to speak in the US island state of Hawaii in 1993 and later held an international meditation retreat there. Her selfless dedication to humanity was recognized by the late Honorable Mayor Frank Fasi of Honolulu, Hawaii in 1993, when She was granted honorary US citizenship and bestowed the International Peace Commendation. She also stayed for some time on Coconut Island in Hawaii, and later on San Marino Island in the city of Miami Beach, Florida as well as in southern Florida, where many students of the Quan Yin Method were fortunate enough to join Her in spiritual gatherings.

6. “The ocean sings – Miracle! – to behold the risen Lord. ”

The Supreme Master’s name, “Ching Hai,” means “Pure Ocean” or “Clean Sea” in Chinese. Apart from the grace and miracles bestowed as a spiritual Master in saving countless souls through many years of sharing the Truth, Supreme Master is also a multi-talented artist and musician. She is an extremely rare spiritual Master who can transform people’s consciousness through Her uplifting talents, which include singing, poetry, and music. Her songs and music are empowered by a loving vibration that brings incredible healing, purification and spiritual elevation, and comforts innumerable souls’ longing to return to Heaven. A worldwide spiritual awakening is taking place – as when “the ocean sings,” divine blessings flow and miracles happen.

Please see photo captions at the end page.

7. “‘Once accepted as the world’s leader, the new Messiah will replace all governments with a scientific think-tank whose only responsibility is to solve humanity’s problems.… ‘Parliament of sages’…”

In 2006, Supreme Master Ching Hai inspired the launch of Supreme Master Television, a 24/7 internationally broadcast channel viewed by millions of people around the world via satellite and over 90 cable and IPTV networks in multiple languages. This unique channel focused on constructive news and programs to inspire peace through outstanding examples of excellence in humanity and noble ways of living. Most notable was the channel’s landmark coverage on practical, efficient solutions to the current major world issue of global warming. Featured broadcasts included live climate-change conferences, interviews with Nobel Prize-winning and US National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) scientists, government leaders and leading environmental experts.

Throughout the channel’s five-year broadcast, Supreme Master Ching Hai Herself spoke frequently via televised videoconferences with government leaders, eminent scientists, physicians, artists, environmental protection groups, and animal welfare organizations, offering practical solutions and spiritual insights for addressing urgent world problems. This unique broadcast forum transcended all governments and national boundaries, sharing messages of peace and the collective wisdom of renowned world experts throughout the global community, making it truly a “Parliament of Sages.”


8. “…no one need ever grow old again”

Most holy scriptures refer to the state of being “ever young” or having “eternal life” as a level of spiritual attainment that means one has transcended the cycle of birth, aging and death that binds all mortals. The Light and Sound meditation as transmitted by Supreme Master Ching Hai promises restored awareness of the soul’s eternal nature and complete liberation from the cycle of physical birth and death.

Nostradamus’ prophecies were largely written as four-line poems, made difficult to decipher through the frequent use of symbolism and anagrams as a way to avoid possible persecution from officials during his time. Perhaps it’s no accident that the meaning of Nostradamus’ French name, Michel De Nostredame, is “Michael ‘Angel’ of our Lady.” In one of his quatrains, Nostradamus refers to himself as “the next to the last of the surname of prophet (Le penultiesme du surnom de prophete),”who will deliver the impossible to a great people. The last four letters of his chosen Latinized name Nostradamus, when written backwards, are “SUMA” – a term that has been used regularly in the past to refer to Supreme Master Ching Hai (SU: Supreme; MA: Master). In Quatrain #3-94, he described a glorious outcome of this divine mission:

In a heartfelt letter addressed to his son, Nostradamus mentioned that his prophecies would extend from his time to the year 3797. He explained, “This may perturb some, when they see such a long time span, (but) this will occur and be understood in all the fullness of the Republic; these things will be universally understood upon Earth, my son.”

Since the beginning of Her lectures to the public in 1988, Supreme Master has often spoken of crossing the threshold into a Golden Age, the 1,000-year period of exploration and limitless prosperity envisioned by Nostradamus. Through the years, She has worked tirelessly in both the spiritual and physical realms to elevate the consciousness of sentient beings in preparation for this transition, while promoting the vegan diet, compassion for all beings and a righteous way of living. In the year 2004, during an intensive personal retreat that lasted more than two years, She sent several messages to Association members, informing them of a New Golden Era, and of the blessing by Heaven of all beings on Earth. In one letter, She wrote:

“This planet has undergone tremendous changes for improvement. Lots of purification and blessing has been bestowed upon this world in all aspects. Saturate yourselves with this once-in- eons-of-a-chance-love, for it is your absolute refuge – as the cleansing is taking effect around you. Meditation, noble precepts and unconditional love will draw you more towards the field of positive Grace.”

Photo Archive: Hungary (2005)

A few months later, during a February 2005 talk with fellow initiates in Hungary, She spoke again of this promising shift for the planet: “Especially at this time, in the transitional period when Earth is joining all the more developed galaxies, everything is blessed and opened for the faithful ones.” She also advised everyone to spend more time in deep meditation during this special period.

Indeed, the life of Supreme Master Ching Hai is the manifestation of divine blessing. Never in history has an enlightened Master been able to unite as many people from so many different nationalities, cultures, and religions. As observed by the Honorable Mayor Frank Fasi of Honolulu: “She brings love around the world where there is hate. She brings hope where (there) is despair. And, She brings understanding where there is misunderstanding. She is the light of a great person, an angel of mercy for all of us.”

As human consciousness is being further elevated, following the natural evolution of the whole universe, let us rejoice at this great news about the dawn of enlightenment and the noble vision of peace and harmony for all beings on Earth. May more and more people be inspired by the guiding light of the “Faro” and choose to lead lives of love and compassion. We pray that all children of the Divine — humans, animals, plants and other creations, live in peace and happiness together in the paradise called Earth, as intended by God and as foretold by the beloved prophet, Michel De Nostredame!

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Photo captions for note 7:
(Photo 1) Supreme Master Ching Hai with His Excellency Jose Maria Figueres, former President of Costa Rica
(Photo 2) Supreme Master with the Honorable Mayor of Cancun, Jaime Hernandez Zaragoza, and his wife
(Photo 3) Dr. Janez Drnovšek, 2nd President of Slovenia (vegan)
(Photo 4) Her Highness Princess Maja von Hohenzollern
(Photo 5) Her Excellency Annette Lu Hsiu-lien, former Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
(Photo 6) Dr. Rajendra Pachauri (Vegetarian), Chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC)
(Photo 7) Her Excellency Maneka Gandhi, Member of Parliament in India (vegan)
(Photo 8) Ms. Lisa Bloom, civil rights attorney and US legal analyst (vegan)
(Photo 9) John Salley, 4-time NBA basketball champion (vegan)
(Photo 10) Al Jardine, singer and founder of the Beach Boys
(Photo 11) Ms. Jane Velez-Mitchell, Emmy Award-winning CNN journalist (vegan)
(Photo 12) Eric Roberts, Oscar-nominated actor (vegan)
(Photo 13) Dr. T. Colin Campbell, bestselling author of The China Study (vegan)
(Photo 14) two-time Oscar winning composer Al Kasha

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To learn more about the life and work of Supreme Master Ching Hai, please visit:
http://video.godsdirectcontact.net/magazine/smwork/
http://suprememastertv.com/press-kit/
http://www.godsdirectcontact.org.tw/eng/download/smtv-brochure.pdf

To learn more about the life of Nostradamus and further information on his prophecies, please visit:
http://www.nostradamus.org/

For further information on the connection between Supreme Master Ching Hai and the Prophecies of Nostradamus, foretelling the coming of a Great Master, please refer to our News magazine article at:
http://www.godsdirectcontact.org.tw/eng/news/108/p-2.htm

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