The words and deeds of government leaders are highly influential, as shown in the case of China, where many high-ranking leaders and officials are adopting the vegetarian diet, and the country as a whole is becoming more open and prosperous. A new vegetarian trend is also emerging in Tibet. After learning about Supreme Master Ching Hai's teachings, one Tibetan abbot led all 200 monks residing at his temple to become vegetarian as well, and to stop wearing animal leather and fur. Moreover, the Dalai Lama and many other Tibetan spiritual practitioners are now vegetarian, and tens of thousands of monks are traveling throughout the region to promote vegetarianism and tell rural residents to reduce livestock raising and increase plant-based farming. In Âu Lạc (Vietnam), one Association member, a young, beautiful vegan artist, was voted Asia's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Many other artists, performers, and members of the general public have been influenced by her to adopt the vegetarian/vegan diet and spiritual practice.
The Supreme Master encourages government leaders to be open about their vegetarian/vegan diets so that others will be encouraged to pursue this noble lifestyle. In so doing, the leaders will earn immense merits while also protecting the planet for future generations.
Furthermore, Supreme Master has also revealed that different motivations for pursuing spiritual practice lead to encounter with different levels of masters. It is vital to seek a Fifth Level Master since such a Master can help the souls of all Five Worlds. Within the first Three Worlds, creation and destruction occur all the time, and the Fourth Level is in between. Thus, only when we reach the Fifth Level are we safe forever.