Dear fellow sisters and brothers. Today is Supreme Master Ching Hai Day. We are very happy to be able to have this gathering here at the New Land [Ashram] to celebrate Supreme Master Ching Hai Day, a wonderful and divine day. Although Master is not here in person, in Her heart She is always thinking of us. Therefore, She has recorded a video message to send us Her greeting. "Hallo! Wonderful people, wonderful souls, enlightened beings, the pride of my heart. Please accept my love and my apology because I’m not there but though I can’t be with you physically due to necessary retreat and you know. You know why, right? You also do retreat with me, then we are together, we’re always together anyway. Just the physical “walls” separate our physical visual sense. The “walls” of the physical body, the “walls” of the rooms, the “walls” of the space. But it doesn’t matter. I would have loved to see you also, your sparkling smiling eyes, your shining happiness that seems to burst through your faces for everyone to see; as we always enjoy each other’s presence. It’s just that we have special work to do, I have special work to do. Though it would be a great pleasure to enjoy with you all the beautiful programs prepared for Ching Hai International Day. But as I said, it’s your day too and the day of every good persons and beings on this planet – so please enjoy and be happy, that will make me happy too. I’m always there with you and for you. May you always be as happy as today and meditate as diligently as needing air to breathe, to uplift your soul and others. Will see you soon when the retreat ends. Love you forever. God bless you and yours. Thank you."