This pandemic is horrible. It has souls. It’s good at doing tricks. It isn’t like other common sicknesses. That’s why it’s more difficult to cure. It’s difficult to catch it and treat it. And it spreads so quickly. Until now, the number of global cases still keeps increasing. The number has never dropped. Understand? (Understand.) So, citizens in Taiwan (Formosa) are very much blessed. That’s why in the past months, there hasn’t been many new cases.
Hallo, hallo? (Hallo, Master.) How is everyone? (Good.) OK, I just wanted to say hi because I haven’t seen you for a long time. (Yes. Hallo Master.) Just a few words to reassure you. Did a lot of people come? (Yes.) Is everything OK? (It’s OK.) (Thank You, Master.) OK. I just want to say a few words to reassure you, because it's been a long time. (Yes.) (Thank You, Master.) Things are a little tense right now.
How’s everybody doing? (Good.) (Thank You, Master.) Is everything OK with the food? (Yes, OK.) Is everyone sitting at the right distance? (Yes.) Because the government requires it. It’s not about the requirement, it’s for protecting everyone. When you sit, keep the right distance. Just like how the government requires. OK? (OK.) Just to be safe. Because at this point, the virus hasn't gone yet; it is still here. (Yes.)
Does everyone wear a mask? (Yes.) Because I cannot see you. I am alone here. I cannot do the video conference on my own. So, I just use the phone. (OK.) I look more or less like how I used to be. Just a few more gray hairs and a few more wrinkles. That’s it. Do you wear a face shield? (Yes.) Would it be too hot for you? (No.)
Have you meditated at home lately? (Yes.) I didn’t mean to close the ashram. But because of the pandemic, the government has to restrict people’s freedom. However, your country is pretty good already. You have a lot of freedom. Everybody is free to go out and do business, etc. The disease seems to be under control. Is it? (Yes.) (It’s Master’s blessing.) Very fortunate, indeed! (Thank You, Master!) Congratulations! (Thank You, Master.) And I heard the typhoons were also afraid of you, they turned somewhere else. (Thank You, Master.) (Master blessed us.) They don’t dare to come. You are so powerful. (It’s the power of Master.) (It’s Master’s blessing.) Meditate more and it will become better. (OK.)
If you are sick, do not come to group meditation, OK? (Alright. OK.) So you won’t affect other people. In case it is something infectious, it’s not good for the public. (Understand.) Just follow the rules. It’s nothing serious. Nothing difficult. (OK.) I love you very much, just that I need to meditate more. (OK.) I also have work to do. But I have to put more effort into meditation, for the world. Do you understand? (Understand.) Thank you. Take care of yourself and protect each other, OK? (OK.) (Master, please take care of Yourself, too.)
I heard that even though someone did not show any symptoms, they could still be infectious for up to 70 days. Seventy days means more than two months. (Understand.) She did not show any illness, but she could be infectious for seventy days, infecting a lot of people.
Even though your country is OK, you still have to be vigilant. (OK.) Your government has done its best, so we are also obligated to do our best. If you’re sick, you’ll cause trouble to others. You will infect others and then trouble the government, as well as doctors, nurses, and working team at the hospital. Because if many people get infected, hospital beds won’t be enough. And then, patients of more urgent diseases could be neglected. Therefore, we have the duty to take care of ourselves, not causing more trouble to others and to the country. Do you all understand? (Yes.)
This pandemic is horrible. It has souls. It’s good at doing tricks. It isn’t like other common sicknesses. That’s why it’s more difficult to cure. It’s difficult to catch it and treat it. And it spreads so quickly. Until now, the number of global cases still keeps increasing. The number has never dropped. Understand? (Understand.) So, citizens in Taiwan (Formosa) are very much blessed. That’s why in the past months, there hasn’t been many new cases. (Thank You, Master, for Your blessing.) (Thank You.) OK. But don’t take it for granted. Don’t take it for granted. Meditating more is to help yourself, your family, your country, and the world. Every day we have worldwide group meditation to pray for World Vegan, World Peace. OK? (OK.) Fellow practitioners of our group have to meditate more.
Previously I said that we meditate together once a week, only on Sundays. Because at that time, we only thought of outside people, they normally don’t meditate. Not all of them pray and meditate. But they can join if they want. Otherwise, we initiates can do it every day. (Good.) Then it might be faster. (OK.) Yes, it does work. Have you seen its benefits? (Yes!) At least it’s good for your country because you’re more diligent. (Thank You, Master.) (Thanks to Master’s blessing.) And Taiwan (Formosa) is small, so it’s easier to communicate and easier to gather the power. The power can be unified more easily. Good. It’s fine. We just do whatever we can. (OK.) Otherwise, the world is in a very terrible situation right now.
Have you watched the news? Probably not. (Yes, we do.) I don’t mean watching Supreme Master TV. Do you also watch the news outside? (Yes.) OK. Sometimes it also depends on situations. You have to be mindful for any change. When you go out, you still have to wear masks and face shields, etc. OK? (OK.) And bring hand sanitizers with you. If no hand sanitizer is available to you, you can also use vinegar. (OK.) But be generous about washing your hands. After touching things outside, like doors or things in the market, you all have to cleanse or wash your hands immediately. (OK.) Are you doing it? (Yes.)
The Supreme Master TV staff is different. You’ve seen them not wearing masks and not keeping a safe distance. It’s because they stay in the same place without going out. Understand? (Understand.) So, they’re not in danger of infection or in contact with others. They stay in their own places, meditating alone, cooking for themselves and eating alone. That’s why there’s no problem. (Understand.) But when they want to go out, they still have to wear masks, just like you. Whoever goes out, must do the same. (Understand.) After they return, they have to be quarantined for three weeks.
Before, I was not aware that your government also asked for a 3-week quarantine. I myself had requested them to do it for three weeks. They told me that the quarantine time is only two weeks, but I said that it’s not secure enough. Three weeks is better. Then I found out that the government requested three weeks – the government of Taiwan (Formosa). That’s what I heard. So, it’s a coincidence. I knew it, even though I was not working with your government. So, your Master is amazing.
Just joking. Because it’s allowed by the government, that’s why you can come. You also have to pray more for Taiwan (Formosa) and your government. Understand? (Yes.) Pray for them also when you meditate, and for the whole world. OK? (OK.) (Thank You.)
It’s not easy to be able to live in a good country. Not easy. You have merits, and that’s why you can live in a good country. It’s not that easy to be able to live in just any country, which is so peaceful and so free. Do you understand? (Yes.) So, you also have to be thankful. Thankful to Heaven and to your government. Understand? (Understand.) Obey its rules. OK? (OK.) So, wear masks when you go out. Maybe your government has not enforced it, but it’s better that we make ourselves do it. Protect and take care of yourselves, and also protect others. Understand? (Yes.)
Then, that’s about it for today. You’re about to go home later. This is the first time. It’s just a test run to see if there’s any inconveniences. (OK.) (Thank You.)