In this video/audio, Supreme Master Ching Hai discusses her recent experiences in Hong Kong, praising its people for being extremely kind and helpful. While in the region she was especially touched by a happy, contented blind person who made his living by selling items on the streets. She points out that we humans should live simple lives and be contented as he is.
Master also reminds our Association members not to take home excessive amounts of water from the Hsihu Ashram. We should all be considerate of nature and other sentient beings. Moreover, in our spiritual practice we should avoid paying too much attention to outer appearances and material gain. Instead we should go within and be humble. The greedier we are, the more spiritual points we lose.
Regarding environmental protection, Master says that besides taking eco-action by saving water and electricity, we should love nature and avoid cutting or trimming trees at random. Because some large, tall trees are high-level spiritual beings who are here to protect us and share their merits with us. All animals, trees, and stones have spirits, and mountains have mountain gods. Therefore, we should be grateful for being human and being able to enjoy so many wonderful things.