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The King & Co. – Part 1

A man without wine is like a flag without wind. Wine entering the mind is like a tiger entering the jungle… The breeze blows gently. Wine guzzlers are junior gods. God resides all the way in Heaven. But I’m here with a wine bottle, fine music, and beautiful women.

Servants, bring me the wine! Hmm! Excellent wine! This is indeed “good wine in a sparkling cup.”

Here are the jade lutes, beautiful women, and celestial music...

His Majesty has arrived.

Oh no! Woe to me! The wine causes me trouble, making me late for the Court’s meeting.

Long live His Majesty! Long, long live His Majesty!

Be at ease.

Our gratefulness, Your Majesty.

How come your face is so red?

Because I was bleeding, Your Majesty.

How come your royal appearance is so pale, Your Majesty? Are you sick?

Perhaps because His Majesty just eats simple vegetables. Or too many national affairs?

Nah! What national affairs? I’m just smoking dope to lose weight.

Why would you want to lose weight?

I heard that being skinny is fashionable. It’s to get a slender waist!

Your Majesty, please stop doing dope. You’ll get addicted, and it’ll be hard to quit.

And it’ll harm your health too.

In times of escalating prices, smoking dope will make you bankrupt in no time.

The following are stories about the harms of addictive drug use.

Story #1

The first story is about a drug addict who, sadly, beat up his wife and children for drug money.

Hi Daddy. You’re home.

Never mind. Why aren’t you in bed by now? And you too. Get to bed, quick.

What a mess!

Darn it! Not a single penny!

And you too. Why didn’t you get them to bed?

You just got back? Why do you always yell and scream every time you come home?

What yelling! Why are you still working at this hour? When will you be done?

I have to deliver these clothes tomorrow. Poor kids! They’ve just finished helping me. They were waiting up for you.

Poor them! Poor them! What about poor me? Where’s the money? Give me some to buy a cigarette. Hurry up!

You know already. Our family doesn’t have much money. If I give it all to you, how will I feed the kids?

Have you had enough of life? You wanna die? Wanna die?

I beg you. Don’t hit me. I beg you, please.

You wanna die or what?

I’ll give it all to you.

Quick!

I’ll give you everything.

Give it to me!

Oh children! My husband comes home only to get money for drugs and beats up his wife and kids. Children, will we even have a tomorrow?

Ah! This spot is terrific. Ah! It’s a heavenly moment for me now.

THE NEXT DAY

We're going on a field trip.

Dear! Oh dear!

Please wake up!

Try to wake up, sweetheart!

Son, call 911 for me! Quick! Quick!

Don’t die, please!

Mom! Mom! The doctor is here! Mom!

Come here to Mommy.

Halo, halo! A man about 30 years old has died from addictive drugs.

Story #2

This second story is about an underage girl. She was a good student but was lured into using drugs. She became an addict and dropped out of school, facing tragic and unfortunate situations.

Story #3

This third story tells of a high school student who was lured into using free drugs at school. After that, he wanted a higher dose each day and became addicted.

Sir, do you have the drugs? Please give me some. I don’t have any money. I’m addicted already. Please help me.

You’re pulling my leg, man!

You ain’t got money?

I don’t have any money.

Then don’t do drugs.

Help me, please. It’s all because when I was in school, you tricked me into using free drugs. Now I’m hooked.

I told you already. No money, no drugs. If you want drugs, go steal some money! Then come back here and see me.

Go steal some money! Go steal some money!

Ah, good. I’ll have both money and drugs.

Robber! Robber! Robber! Robber! Robber!

Stop! Stop! Stop!

Someone there?

Someone there?

Hey, you, stop!

It affects everything, don't you know? It makes your mind blurred. It shrinks your brain. It clogs your nerves. It makes you hallucinate. It makes you go crazy when you don't have it and become addicted to it. It breaks your family love, relationship. It drives your girlfriend, boyfriend away. It makes you become a criminal sometimes. How do you have peace in this chaotic state of mind in order to practice spiritual even?

You have to be first calm and normal. We have enough confusion with work, with war, with disaster, with relationship already. Do not create more confusion for yourself and damage your only vehicle to reach God. This is the body, the temple. Keep it well, in order, healthy, because you must use it. Drug is no, no, no, no.

Even if prices aren’t escalating, you’d still face bankruptcy.

You should have said “national budget deficit.”

Oh, yes! I meant ... national budget deficit, Your Majesty!

Ouch, ouch! This nation is mine. National “treasury” or national “trousers” are all mine. It can be “spent” freely. Who can do anything to me!

That’s right, Your Majesty. Not only this land’s treasury, but the land’s spade, soil pick, garden hoe, and weeding hoe are also all yours.

What is it? If there’s deficit, we still have the treasuries of our lesser neighboring countries. We’ll just send lots of troops to take over, then we’ll have dollars to spend right away. What’s the worry?

That’s so true! Your Majesty is extremely wise!

Your Majesty, what you said is contrary to the sages’ ethical principles.

What’s contrary about it?

Your Majesty, if we want to invade neighboring countries, we must have good reasons. We can’t make war with other countries just because we need money for dope. Please safeguard the dignity of a wise king and of our nation. Otherwise, we’re no different from bandits.

Your Majesty, this is in “Angle-lay.” I can’t read it.

Angle-lay?

Yes, Your Majesty. “Angle-lay” in French (Anglais) means English.

Let me call the “Angle-lay” translator here.

Must be veg; shouldn’t kill animals. Global warming. Be Veg and Go Green 2 Save the Planet!

I think global warming is a very urgent matter. Convey my order that from now on, every mandarin and citizen must strictly undertake all measures to ward off this danger. Whoever can come up with bright ideas will be greatly rewarded. Whoever violates the law will get his head chopped off.

We shouldn’t be chopping heads because that violates the “non-violence” principle. While the world is full of disasters, we must do good and bestow grace to create merit.

Why should we do good?

Your Majesty, the royal flyer mentions “non-violence,” and also “Be Veg, Go Green!”

“No more killing. Be healthy and loving.”

What in the world is eat “glass bottle”? (“Ăn chay” – eat veg – sounds like “ăn chai” – eat a glass bottle.) How can you possibly chew a glass bottle? You want to die or something?

Eating veg means eating plants, legumes, fruits, and not eating animal flesh.

Save over 70% of the Amazonian rainforest from clearance for animal grazing.

Consumes 1/3 fossil fuels of those used for meat production.

Yes, that includes not killing humans, not waging war with other countries.

OK, OK! How about “go green”? What’s that all about? Can we choose another color?

Your Majesty, “go green” means not polluting the environment, not cutting down trees and deforesting to raise cattle for meat. We must also plant more trees to absorb CO2 and produce oxygen, and drive cars with low or zero CO2 emissions.

URGENT QUIZ To save our planet, we should:
1 - Be Veg?
2 - Drive Hybrid Vehicles?
3 - Plant More Trees?
4 - Change to Sustainable Energy?
5 - Pray?
ANSWER: THESE + MORE

Your Majesty, we should do organic farming to reduce CO2.

Organic farming = Saving the world

Organic is not just necessary for farming in ways that doesn’t hurt other life and doesn’t harm our health, organic is becoming necessary to face the climate catastrophe and organic is becoming necessary to face the exhaustion of non renewable fossil fuels. The place for non sustainability is coming from factory farming, from feeding grain to cattle, growing soya bean in the Amazon to either run cars or create factory farms.

And that is leading not just to more use of nitrogen fertilizer, which is causing global warming, but is using to increase methane emissions, which is also causing global warming. So, definitely an absolute fazing out of factory farming and a minimizing of meat eating. When you work with nature you produce more food and this is the science I do.

Productivity of ecological systems is much higher, productivity of diverse systems is much higher. So, if we have to address the food problem, the hunger problem, working with nature is the solution, working against nature is a recipe for hunger.

Organic food and produce are grown and handled according to strict sustainable procedures, with limited chemical input or we could even use no chemical input at all. Organic food also GM-free (free of genetically modified organisms).

Organic farming reduces toxic farming run-off and pollutants that contaminate our water, soil and air. So, organic farming is healthier for farm workers, the surrounding communities as well, and for natural wildlife.

Now, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) considers 60% of all herbicides, weed killers, or 90% of all fungicides - that means mold killers - and 30% of all insecticides - that means insect killers - are potentially cancer-causing for humans and animals of course. Organic farming keeps harmful chemicals and pesticides out of the food that we eat and the beverage that we drink.

And it’s easy, it’s simple, cost and water effective. And it’s ecologically, economically sound.

Also we must save water as much as possible and recycle trash into useful items, wasting nothing at all.

What are you doing?

I was planning to recycle this piece of paper, Your Majesty.

Be veg, go green... “Go green,” I can OK right away. But “be veg,” I need to think about it.

Your Majesty, the time is so very urgent! Your Majesty shouldn’t think too long and run out of breath! Please tell everyone to undertake the best solution: they must be veg to protect the planet before it’s too late.

So many islands have sunk under water already. Many coastal cities’ land has been eroded. Two thousand more islands are sinking, and 18 islands - for what we have known, maybe more, but we don’t know - 18 islands including small nation islands already gone, disappeared under water, sometimes 6 meters under water already, and another 40 are or at risk of sinking, or uninhabitable or begins to be uninhabitable because they cannot cultivate anymore because the land became inundated with salty water already.

I want to plead with all the planet people. Please stop killing animals. Please have compassion. Please turn to vegetarian diet. Please be vegan. That is to save yourselves and your children.

So, organic vegan diet is the answer.

We all gather here today to discuss an important matter that greatly affects the survival of our world, and that is global warming, Now, I’d like to ask all the heads of state for your opinions so that we can cooperate and solve the issue. I’d like to ask representatives of your esteemed nations to begin.

In recent decades, we have destroyed so many forests…

…raising animals for food is…

…untold suffering for animals…

… and the lack of food, which makes billions of people go hungry …

…our world has had more and more natural disasters…

…so much methane which is the main cause of global warming …

…avian flu, swine flu, mad cow disease…

…humans haven’t stopped waging wars…

…world have lost harvests…

…measures to protect animals’ rights…

I often watch Supreme Master Television and hear Supreme Master Ching Hai say that switching to a compassionate vegan diet and organic farming is the best and fastest solution to stop global warming.

We agree. Be organic vegan. So, we should abolish livestock farming, and at the same time, subsidize organic vegetable farmers.

Eat bottles (Ăn chai)… Ah, ah… Be Veg (Ăn Chay), Go Green 2 Save the Planet!

Quick! Stop them!

Your Majesty, did you lose your head?

Do you know what you are doing, Your Majesty?

Do you remember your name, Your Majesty?

Do you remember where you are at?

Do you remember what the Queen and the Prince look like?

Have you lost your memory, Your Majesty?

Did you forget that you don't remember?

Do you recall what happened?

Have you lost your head, Your Majesty?

Quick! Quick! Use the Triple-Power Magic Fan!

His Majesty has arrived!

Hey buddy, why are you jumping up and down like that?

They left me behind again.

Really? All right, climb on up! I’ll give you a ride.

Officer! Thank you, Officer!

Let go!

Get up here.

Oh, thank you, Officer. Thank you.

Why are you holding me so tight? Put your legs down. Sit firmly, all right?

If you don’t eat veg, then you will regret it.

Why do we have to eat water chestnuts? (“ăn năn” – regret – sounds like “ăn năng” – eat water chestnuts) No, no! “Ăn năn” means regret. Got it?

Eh, eh, you goody mandarins shouldn’t coerce His Majesty.

Yeah, yeah, don’t you people coerce His Majesty!

All right! Quiet down! Court dismissed. I’ll go back to smoke some dope, then I’ll think about it.

Yes, please go back and sleep, Your Majesty.

Your Majesty, I have an urgent matter to report! I have an urgent matter to report! Your Majesty!

Who is this stranger?

Please tune in for more thrilling turn of events in upcoming weeks to find out who this unkempt stranger is and what he wants.

Warning: 1) The characters and plots in this film are not 100% fictional.

2) The actors and actresses whose faces, legs, arms or body parts appear in this play are all starlets yet to rise to glory or refusing to retire! (The old-ish or middle-age-ish starlets here are in the same boat!)

3) The technical and camera crew had never once touched the equipment for this kind of project, not even a single peek! (but perhaps they had glanced on TV) (There are a few who graduated with a degree in coffee-making or crepes-frying… something like that. Occupations of the remaining ones are undetermined.)

4) About the king’s throne (fake stuff!), palaces, and other dwellings – it is not known where these were bought or rented. As for the costumes and furniture, from afar it is impossible to determine their exact measurements!

5) As for the actors short and tall, big and small, talented or terrible, good-looking or unappealing – it was hard pressed to be choosy. (They all left for Hollywood!) The judges’ selection criterion: “Better than nothing!” (sigh!..)

6) Every day, humans and the dog swing by the studio to eat until full, rehearse half-baked and perform once in a while, then they all go home to sleep, their whereabouts uncertain!

7) The names of the actors and actresses are clearly made-up. (Don’t even think about getting their autographs!)

8) Golden Ring = a metal magic head ring that Master Xuan Zang used to control the “monkey brain” of Sun Wukong the Monkey King. (screenwriter played on words)

9) Director (in Aulacese: Đạo Diễn) Chop Herbs: Has got some “Đạo” (meaning Tao); as for “Diễn” (meaning acting), we haven’t tried him out!

Conclusion: Screenwriter aka top-notch director is washing her hands of all responsibilities, completely free. Watch at your own risk! (Hee…hee…)

CREDITS: The King & Co Part 1

WRITTEN and DIRECTED BY (remote control): Madame T.H. (Top-notch director) DIRECTOR: Chop Herbs (So-so class director but nearby!) PRODUCER: Supreme Master TV Ginger Group MUSIC COMPOSER: Uncle Three Drummer SET DECORATION: Sister Tomato and the Veggie Group DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Brother Popping Light

CAST: King Pre-Junkie Post-Yogi: Wayward Trần Goody Mandarin #1 – Prime Minister: Enlightened Đặng Goody Mandarin #2: Gentle Lý Goody Mandarin #3: Upright Đặng Goody Mandarin #4: Great Enlightened Nguyễn Goody Mandarin #5: Just Enlightened Đặng Goody Mandarin #6: Seven Crosseye Bùi Goody Mandarin #7: Wee-Enlightened Nguyễn Goody Mandarin #8: Labouring Lý Goody Mandarin #9: Blessed Trần

Kiss B. Mandarin #1: Crooked Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #2: Tigerwhisker Lê Kiss B. Mandarin #3: Infidel Nguyễn Kiss B. Mandarin #4: Shady Lê Kiss B. Mandarin #5: Fibbing Lý Kiss B. Mandarin #6: Toady Trần Kiss B. Mandarin #7: Sparsewhisker Nguyễn Kiss B. Mandarin #8: Catwhisker Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #9: Copycat Trần Kiss B. Mandarin #10: Sans Courage Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #11: Bully Trương Kiss B. Mandarin #12: Disloyal Bùi Kiss B. Mandarin #13: Traitor Phan

Wishy Washy Mandarin #1: Almost Enlightened Trương Wishy Washy Mandarin #2: Yet to Practice Trần Wishy Washy Mandarin #3: Braggart Trần Wishy Washy Mandarin #4: Frugal Bùi Wishy Washy Mandarin #5: Bla Bla Lý Wishy Washy Mandarin #6: Busybody Lý Palm Fan Advisor: Yesman Phan Translator: Knowman Trần Majestic Admiral: Judo Võ Mighty General: Kung Fu Trịnh

Deaf Maid #1: Ear Royale Lê Deaf Maid #2: Royale Ear Bùi Lisping Maid: Homely Betty Royal Attendant: Brother Five Parasol Vendor Gruff Guard: Brother Three Scar Chubby Guard: Brother Eight Ennui Palace Maid #1: Dreamy Lute Palace Maid #2: Wine Pourer Lanky Soldier: Seeking Phan Maltese #1: Hulla Maltese #2: Baloo

Drug Stories: Drug addict man: Brother Five Life Wife of drug addict: Sister Six Sorrow Two children: Child actors - Acceptance and Patience Drug dealer #1: Brother Two Heartless Drug dealer #2: Lost Moral Tô Paramedic: Brother Eight Resuscitate Teenage drug addict girl: Young Stray Foot Jogger: Sister Shake Shake Teenage drug addict boy: Young Lost Way Old woman: Mrs. Three LaMent Policeman: Brother Seven Loyal Owner of house: Mr. Earn Buck

Meeting of International Leaders: President of the United States of America: Hector Benson President of China: To Become Coal President of Brazil: Horado Watson King of Saudi Arabia: Hadi Aladdin President of France: Chocolate in the Cup President of Ghana: Adika Okeke Prime Minister of Australia: Anthony Curry G8 International Guards: Leaf Village Tae Kwando

Martial Artists International Reporters: Sour Tomato Newspaper Reporters International Cameramen: Nhà Bè Ironsmiths International Photographers: Thị Nghè Bridge Glass Cutters Spear Soldier #1: One Knife Điền Spear Soldier #2: One Metal Sword Spear Soldier #3: Long Sword Tào Spear Soldier #4: Steel Baton Tài Policeman: Public Alert Kiều

VOICES: Brother Three Stutt Brother Two T-terring Mr. Eight Veggie Uncle Two Guard Brother Four Mouth Brother Five Haggard Brother Three Lettuce Brother Four Opera Brother Six Goody Brother Seven Overbite

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Brother Two Weld

ART DIRECTOR: Brother Three Muscle

EDITORS: Brother Four Dopey Uncle Four Tofu Brother Two Ricegrain Uncle Seven Soysauce Brother Three Hammer Brother Two Mallet

SOUND DEPARTMENT: Brother Seven Deaf Brother Eight Buzz Brother Five Hard of Hearing Uncle Seven Fiddle Uncle Three Monochord

MUSICIANS: Camelia Trịnh Guitar Hứa Blue Cloud Tạ Rose Blossom Hà Snow White Bùi Clear Moon Cao Wholesome Human Trịnh Gratitude-keeping Trương Protocol-performing Tạ Saintly Wisdom Trần Trustworthy Tô

VISUAL EFFECTS: Sister Four Nearsighted Brother Six Glass Bottle Brother Ten Carpenter Tèo Ice Cream the Kid Brother Six Pedicab Brother Two Mason Brother Eight Painter Brother Three Plowshare Brother Seven Buffalo Nose Brother Four Frog Eye

CAMERA OPERATORS: Mr. Bushy Beard Brother Three Rock Sugar Brother Sulfate Water Buffalo Brother Three Scruffy Brother Four Dopey Uncle Seven Soysauce

LIGHTING DEPARTMENT: Brother Three Beard Brother Four Bald Head Brother Eight Crosseye

MAKE-UP: Miss Three Sponge Cake Sister Five Sticky Rice Cake Sister Six Banana Fritter Sister Four Skeleton Miss Nine Soya

HAIRSTYLISTS: Sister Seven Beignet Mrs. Eight Cucumber

COSTUME AND WARDROBE: Miss Three Sponge Cake Mrs. 5 Stick

Today’s Enlightening Entertainment will be presented in Aulacese (Vietnamese), with subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.

In today’s Enlightening Entertainment, with great honor Supreme Master Television is pleased to present the world premiere of an epic saga abounding with creativity and insight, elaborately produced over a period of time with wholehearted dedication and effort.

Brilliantly written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, a spiritual master, humanitarian, artist and author of #1 international best-selling books, “The King & Co.” is a tale that reflects the challenges of the age, right in this urgent time of our planet. It interweaves ancient and modern settings, with tragic as well as comic plots, combining thrilling adventures, loyalty and tender affection among people, along with profound spiritual reminders.

The story centers around Đại Ngôn royal court with mandarins of all kinds, from virtuous to corrupt to indecisive, each unique; a king who must rule over his kingdom and, in international relations, also has great global reponsibility; a handsome prince on his way to re-discover his True Self; an innocent country girl with a pure, loving and courageous heart: their fates are intertwined with one another.

“The King & Co.” also presents fact-based messages about the four most dangerous silent killers of the planet, namely, meat, addictive drugs, tobacco and alcohol, in hopes that worldwide citizens will become more aware about the poisons that are destroying this and future generations.

Despite her very busy schedule, Supreme Master Ching Hai personally wrote and directed via remote control “The King & Co.”, showing her deep concern for humanity and all beings on Earth. From start to finish, every detail, including the characters’ names, selection of songs to accompany the dances, gestures of each character, appropriate make-up styles for actors, and even their stage names, was all under her meticulous guidance.

The 6-part series “The King & Co.”, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, will be aired over nine weeks. This creative work is derived from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s unconditional love, inner source of creativity, and perfect wisdom. We invite you to share this special gift and enjoy “The King & Co.” on today’s program.

You’ve just enjoyed part 1 of “The King & Co.”, written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Please tune in next Thursday for part 2 on Supreme Master Television.

Thank you for watching today’s Enlightening Entertainment. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television. Coming up is Words of Wisdom. May your life be graced with noble love and joy. We bid you farewell for now.
The King & Co. Part 2

This is Bla Bla Radio, broadcasting from the capital city Dancing Chicken.

The hottest and most recent news from the Imperial Palace: According to a not-very-reliable source from the tabloid news agency, from now on all court officials must wear numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 etc. like soccer players. The reason is that His Majesty indulges in addictive drugs, alcohol and meat; thus his memory is so fuzzy that he is unable to remember the names of his mandarins.

Long live the King! Long, long live the King!

Be at ease.

Our gratefulness, Your Majesty.

I have thought about this carefully. From now on, our people must go green to protect the planet. In accordance with the literary mandarins’ suggestions, lots of trees must be planted; any empty space of land must be used for planting.

The Prime Minister is vegan

Your Majesty, we must also plant fruit trees, vegetables, beans and all that, to sustain ourselves and prevent high price or shortage in food.

Organic vegan = Saving the world

OK.

Your Majesty, we must also dig ponds to collect rainwater for irrigation and home use in order to reduce the waste and lack of water at present.

OK.

Your Majesty, light bulbs also need to be switched to the energy-efficient type; it’s “green” as well as “bill” ($) saving. In addition, “green” cars must be used, which saves gas. Or if they use only air, that’s the best. Ride bicycles more often.

Right! It should be like that.

Or if the distance is not too far, then go by bus number 11.

Why 11?

Your Majesty, that’s using our 2 legs to walk.

What’s the matter?

But, Your Majesty, the most important thing is to encourage all people to be veg, because that’s the best and fastest way to curb global warming.

Why is being veg the best and fastest way to save the planet?

Your Majesty, it’s because raising animals for meat damages the environment the most. So many forests that provide oxygen for the planet have been cut down to grow grains to feed livestock in order to produce 1 piece of meat that we gulp down in a few seconds. It wastes numerous natural resources and energy, while hundreds of millions of people and children are starving everywhere in the world.

Oh no, that’s not good. We have to stop the breeding of livestock for meat and grow more crops to provide for everyone in the world.

Organic farming = Saving the world.

How wise of Your Majesty!

So now you’re forcing His Majesty to give up nutritious meat and fish to eat ascetic vegetarian food?

His Majesty is already all skin and bones. If he turns veg, that will be the end of him.

Not at all. It’s been proven by science and medicine that a veg diet brings health, longevity, and physical endurance, plus mental clarity. Look at the elephants and horses. They eat only grass but are big and strong like no other. There are so many renowned and wise people in the world like the scholar Einstein, George Bernard Shaw, Leonardo da Vinci, etc. Also there are glamorous and handsome movie stars like Alicia Silverstone, Natalie Portman, Joaquin Phoenix, Tobey Maguire, etc. from past till present – we cannot mention them all.

Oh yeah! That makes sense. Then I also want to be healthy, smart, and handsome like that.

If so, our country would be very blessed. How wise of Your Majesty! Thank you, thank you so much.

But dope is also veg, no? There’s no killing of animals involved.

Your Majesty, nevertheless, drugs damage the brain and nervous system, impair judgment, and cause addiction, not fitting for a wise ruler like Your Majesty to use.

If you people take away all the pleasures from His Majesty like that, how can he live?

There are many pastimes in life that are noble and elegant. Your Majesty can watch Supreme Master Television and its many exciting shows.

Practice the Quan Yin Method. Go up to see the divine realms, learn with heavenly beings, grow more enlightened every day, and become a saint. Wouldn’t that be better?

And leave an everlasting shining example for future generations to emulate!!!

We don’t really know if that’s true or not, but His Majesty already has to sacrifice so many pleasures.

As a son of Heaven, a king must take care of his people, his country and the world; any sacrifice would be worth doing.

But nothing is really “sacrificed” here; just give up a few pieces of meat and addictive drugs.

The following stories are about the dangers of eating fish and meat.

Today, Black Soil Fish Company recalled 2 tons of products infected with ciguareta. There is currently an outbreak of poisoned...

Who’s calling? Who’s that?

It’s me, Minh. So, any special plan for this weekend?

Of course! I’m getting ready to go fishing here. Everything is loaded in the car. Want to go fishing with me?

Fishing? Too boring! Forget it! How about you go to the supermarket and buy some fish? I’ve got a grill here. Come by and we’ll eat for fun.

All right. See you later then. I’ll bring the fish there to grill.

Hey Xuân, remember to bring a pack of beers!

Sure, see you later.

See you.

Wow, these fish are great for grilling.

You’re pretty good at grilling fish!

Thank God you like my food, not like her...

These fish are to die for!

My wife never touches the fish I grill.

Are you kidding? Why?

Because the doctors whispered in her ears, saying that the mercury and dioxin in fish are very dangerous.

Say what?

Things like that!

Nonsense! What’s dangerous about fish? I can eat 100 of these guys to their bones and still live to 100! See? Nothing’s wrong. Fish meat, fish eyes, fish fins, fish tail, fish bone – I’ll finish them all, no problem.

Enough, man! You talk too much. Watch out or you may choke. Don’t blame me for not warning you.

O God! Are you joking? Is this a prank or real?

I was so close to death!

Don’t you ever scare me like that again!

I’m kinda sick looking at this piece of fish. Well, I’m done eating. Go inside and rest.

2 hours later

Hey, are you okay?

I’ve got a terrible stomachache! O God, when will the diarrhea and vomiting stop? I feel I’m in the ninth hell!

I also don’t know why my throat and chest still hurt so much, Xuân.

Ouch! Hot! Hot! Hot!

Hot? It’s not hot at all. It’s cold actually.

How come the floor is burning hot?

Are you going to tell me that candle is cold too, Xuân?

Let me see. It’s cold, very cold! Strange. How come all my perceptions are upside down?

Do you think it has anything to do with the fish we ate this afternoon?

I very much suspect so.

How come my throat and chest feel like they’ve been stabbed from the inside out?

Ouch! Hot! Hot! Hot!

Mrs. Lý, you can come in now.

What you have is a case of ciguatera fish poisoning.

I told you not to eat fish.

Who would have known those fish could be so harmful! But the fish tasted normal though.

The toxin is undetectable, and unfortunately, it cannot be killed by freezing or cooking either.

Oh, gosh. How to cure this?

Actually, there’s no remedy for this. The toxin’s effects may last for years. But there can be relapses afterwards, so you need to stay away from substances such as alcohol and fish. It’s best if you stay away from animal protein actually.

That’s right. That means we have to be vegetarian, honey.

But I don’t get it, my friend ate the same fish but didn’t get poisoned also?

Reactions can start anywhere from 2 to 12 hours after consuming the fish. But your friend… he has his own problems from eating that fish… it’s a pretty serious complication.

Time of death: 21:32:47 Cause: Wounds from an ingested fishbone that perforated both the esophagus and the aorta.

Every day, when we eat meat, we’re playing a game of chance. The price is too high: our health and often our precious lives. In the end, we always lose. And here are the losses:

At least 20 million people worldwide die each year from meat- and dairy-related causes. Global cost of over US $1 trillion per year. That’s not to mention significant losses from suffering among family and friends due to the loss of parents, children, lovers, spouses, etc.

Following are the stories of three ordinary people. They belong to the group of at-risk players. Before they knew what had happened, they didn’t even have a second chance.

Meet Thủy, a sweet, good-natured 13-year-old who excels in school and in ballet. She aspires to be a world-famous ballerina one day. Her teachers believe she will succeed, and the judges also recognize her rare talent.

Please come in.

Mai is a well-to-do real estate agent, an independent woman. Her affable and down-to-earth personality wins her the trust of many a satisfied client – and quite often, many business deals.

Oh, very spacious.

It’s so beautiful.

We’ve checked out the house already; now I’ll hand you the key.

We have the key now, honey!

Please sign here.

Sure, come to the restaurant and have lunch with us some day.

Congratulations! Congratulations!

Thank you.

Lastly, we have Ðức, a born-to-be restaurant worker who is fast talking, confident, and strong. His nimble hands and great memory make him an asset to any food and beverage establishment that’s lucky enough to hire him. He has always brought in a lot of profit for his employers. Ðức is a fervent lover of hamburgers. He likes them well done for safety, of course.

It’s lunch time! I’m exhausted!

Perhaps no one could have guessed, but the lives of these 3 strangers are connected. Their vulnerable fates are tied together by a common denominator: the food that they have been consuming every day.

May I have a hamburger, please, Boss?

Sure, coming right away.

I’m terribly hungry.

Here! Take your time.

Hey Boss, this hamburger is out of this world!

Of course! Need you mention it!

I’ve eaten here every day since your grand opening until now. I haven’t skipped a single day!

For sure! My hamburger is famous as the best in town!

That’s right! That’s why I’ve been coming here for the past years. I didn’t care for the free food at my boss’ restaurant.

I’ve just arrived. Are you on the road?

Yes, I’m on my way.

Drive carefully.

See you later.

So delicious! So good! Next time I must grab another one. It’s really good!

Here is your grilled beef. Please enjoy.

Thank you.

That looks delicious! How’s your real estate business lately?

Oh my, I’m busy like a bee, sweetie, but I’m very happy because I have lots of clients.

My sister is awesome! But do you feel tired?

Well, trying to please the clients can sometimes give you a headache! But luckily I live a healthy life, no smoking, no drinking alcohol like others.

But do you eat well?

I do! I’m very careful. I only eat organic meat. They advertise that it doesn’t contain pesticides. So in general, I’m strong like an elephant!

Oh, really?

At this rate, I’m going to live for a long time.

Is the food ready, honey? I’m starving.

Almost done, wait a little.

How was your dance class today, sweetheart?

It was so much fun, Mom. You know what, the teacher praised me as the best dancer in my class.

Really? My child is fantastic!

She said that my chance of winning the award is high, Mom.

My daughter is super! Work hard at it, sweetie!

Thủy, are you okay? What’s the matter? Tell me.

Thủy! What’s the matter? Are you all right? Tuấn, call 911, son.

Sister, what happened to you? Yes, I’ll call the ambulance.

They specially only use organic meat.

I’ve been hearing your advertisement of this organic meat quite a lot now.

Well, if I know something good, I must share with you.

I probably will follow your method to live long and healthy.

Call me when you have time, all right?

Halo? Sister? Are you okay? What happened to you? Let me call the ambulance! Hang on!

This case is hopeless. The cancer is too advanced.

Hi Ms. Mai.

Hi, Doctor.

Ms. Mai, the test results show that you’re at the last stage of colorectal cancer.

What did you say? What am I to do, Doctor?

We generally advise our patients to avoid drinking, smoking, and especially don’t eat meat.

No, no, Doctor… I don’t smoke, I don’t drink. My lifestyle is very healthy; I only eat organic meat. The meat is always well-cooked to avoid E. Coli or Salmonella poisoning.

Unfortunately, you may not be aware, but cooked meat such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish creates cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). A true healthy lifestyle would include a vegan diet.

Oh God! I wish someone had told me all that before! What am I to do now, Doctor?

We’ll try our best with surgery and chemotherapy. But we must inform you, there will be side effects.

Thank you, Doctor.

We will try to help you.

This is not good! We must call the doctor.

Doctor, doctor, doctor! The patient is having seizure!

What happened? How’s her blood pressure?

The meat that Thủy ate the other day had E. Coli, an animal-borne bacteria so powerful that it shut down her kidneys and set off relentless seizures. Doctors have no choice but to put Thủy in a coma just to stop the seizures.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (Mad Cow Disease)

Meanwhile, Ðức is unaware he has contracted the human form of Mad Cow Disease from eating his favorite hamburgers. His brain is being attacked and eaten up, resulting in spongy holes in his brain tissue.

Fresh mushrooms here! Here they are! Here are fresh mushrooms, boss! Fresh mushrooms!

This dish is missing mushrooms! Why do you give me carrots and green peas? O God!

This is where I put the mushrooms. What are you talking about?

This is not the first time you made mistakes this week.

Who’s making mistakes?

If you don’t want to work then just go home.

I did it right though. I did it right!

Why don’t you go home!

What are you saying?

I don’t want you to work here anymore.

Fine, I’ll go. I don’t care.

Don’t talk anymore, just go home!

I’ll go. I don’t care. You think I need you?

Don’t come back here again!

I’ll leave, fine!

Ouch! That’s strange! Why? Ouch, I’m so dizzy. How come I feel so dizzy? Why am I here?

Are you okay?

Who are you?

Are you all right? Want me help you to stand up? Let me help you.

Get away. Where am I?

Ðức soon experiences memory loss and impaired limb coordination, the start of an unstoppable neurological deterioration whose end is always fatal.

Somebody fainted!

Amitabha Buddha be praised. Quan Yin Bodhisattva, the Goddess of Great Compassion, Great Mercy be praised! Please help my daughter overcome danger. Before my husband and I didn’t know that eating meat would bring us misfortunes, so now my most beloved daughter is in a coma. We don’t know whether she’ll be dead or alive. I promise from now on, my family will stop eating meat. We’ll eat only fruits and vegetables, and never kill animals again. God and Buddha, please have compassion to save my daughter’s life! She’s still too young.

You must take very good care of her.

Yes, Doctor.

Hi sister, do you feel any better?

The doctor said it’s very difficult to cure.

But you were so healthy!

No one told me that every single kind of meat is toxic. I advise you... don’t eat meat anymore.

Nurse! Get the wheelchair quickly. Be careful! Help him up. Quickly!

The chemotherapy has weakened her. Can she eat at all?

She can’t eat anything.

Here is his file, Doctor.

Thank you. Nurse, do you change diapers for the patient frequently?

Yes, I do, Doctor.

Give him some painkiller.

Yes, Doctor.

Please take a look at this, Doctor.

His brain doesn’t work well. This Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (Mad Cow Disease)...

Dead from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (Mad Cow Disease)?

Yes, Doctor.

Hi, sir and ma’am. Hi, children.

Hi, doctor.

I’d like to congratulate your whole family! Thủy is very fortunate to recover from this devastating E. Coli bacteria! But...

But what, Doctor?

Unfortunately, this bacteria has already destroyed her neurological system...

What!?

My child!

I’m very sorry…

My beloved daughter!

But she has to be paraplegic for life.

O God! My child! O God!

My baby! I was at fault for letting you eat infected meat... and now I’ve ruined your life.

From now on, your mother and I will take very good care of you two!

I’m grateful to God and Buddha for letting you come back to life. I’ve repented a lot.

Mom, let’s not eat meat anymore, okay Mom?

What, honey? That’s right! From now on, our family will be vegetarian.

The graceful dancer’s dream of becoming a ballerina is dashed forever. But Thủy remains grateful to be alive. From this experience, she knows in her heart that she ought to extend the same gift of life to all beings, human and animal alike.

And replace with other things that are more noble, elegant, and beneficial for His Majesty himself and for the entire country, the whole planet. That is the work of a hero and a wise king.

Take all these foods away. Don’t kill and harm animals anymore. I hereby order, from now on, all citizens must be veg to be in harmony with the law of the universe.

But fish and meat are so yummy, how can we give them up?

If you have something to say, say it out loud for His Majesty and everyone to hear. Why bother to hide it?

I just said that fish and meat are so yummy, it’s difficult to give up. Is that OK?

I understand, but that’s only a habit. If you have love for our people and country, and want to save the planet, then it’s not so difficult. Just practice a few weeks and you’d get used to it. After that the body and cell essence will be pure. Then even the smell of fish and meat becomes unbearable, much less putting them in your mouth. When you look at the animals, you will feel love toward them; you won’t have the heart to kill and eat their flesh and blood.

Besides, vegetarian food is extremely tasty and nutritious. I respectfully invite Your Majesty and all court officials to walk over to my house. My lady cooks absolutely delicious veg food.

Enough! Stop arguing with each other, or the neighbors will laugh at us. I command that the literary mandarin, whose wife is a superb cook, to prepare a cozy banquet. I and all court officials will go over to feast this Sunday.

Yes, exactly in 3 days, at noon, I respectfully invite Your Majesty and all mandarins to be guests at my house, Singing Pig Street, number 99, Alley Laughing Cow 24/7.

I already gave the OK for that. You all must also be present on that day. Court dismissed.

Your Majesty! I have an urgent case to report! I have an urgent case to report! Prince, Prince, O Prince!

Here, here, here! I have something for Your Highness. Try them on.

Very good, very good.

What are you doing? Let me go. What are you doing? I’m innocent! I’m innocent! I’m innocent!

Your Highness, O Your Highness! You probably would have to suffer an unjust death...

Who is this unknown man? Why does he cry for the Prince? Please tune in coming weeks for more fascinating developments.

CREDITS: The King & Co Part 2

WRITTEN and DIRECTED BY (remote control): Madame T.H. (Top-notch director) DIRECTOR: Chop Herbs (So-so class director but nearby!) PRODUCER: Supreme Master TV Ginger Group MUSIC COMPOSER: Uncle Three Drummer SET DECORATION: Sister Tomato and the Veggie Group DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Brother Popping Light

CAST: King Pre-Junkie Post-Yogi: Wayward Trần Literary Mandarin #1 – Prime Minister: Enlightened Đặng Literary Mandarin #2: Gentle Lý Literary Mandarin #3: Upright Đặng Literary Mandarin #4: Great Enlightened Nguyễn Literary Mandarin #5: Almost Enlightened Trương Literary Mandarin #6: Seven Crosseye Bùi Literary Mandarin #7: Bla Bla Lý Literary Mandarin #8: Labouring Lý Literary Mandarin #9: Yet to Practice Trần Literary Mandarin #10: Blessed Trần

Martial Mandarin #1: Stumbling Lâm Martial Mandarin #2: Rumbling Huỳnh Martial Mandarin #3: Protesting Lưu Martial Mandarin #4: Disgruntled Lương Martial Mandarin #5: Countryless Võ Martial Mandarin #6: Avaricious Tạ Martial Mandarin #7: Contraband Phạm Martial Mandarin #8: Shifty Phan Martial Mandarin #9: Bullheaded Bùi Martial Mandarin #10 : Fugacious Trương

Kiss B. Mandarin #1: Crooked Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #2: Tigerwhisker Lê Kiss B. Mandarin #3: Infidel Nguyễn Kiss B. Mandarin #4: Shady Lê Kiss B. Mandarin #5: Fibbing Lý Kiss B. Mandarin #6: Toady Trần Kiss B. Mandarin #7: Sparsewhisker Nguyễn Kiss B. Mandarin #8: Catwhisker Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #9: Copycat Trần Kiss B. Mandarin #10: Sans Courage Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #11: Bully Trương Kiss B. Mandarin #12: Disloyal Bùi Kiss B. Mandarin #13: Traitor Phan

Palm Fan Advisor: Yesman Phan Majestic Admiral: Judo Võ Mighty General: Kung Fu Trịnh Deaf Maid #1: Ear Royale Lê Deaf Maid #2: Royale Ear Bùi Lisping Maid: Homely Betty Royal Attendant: Brother Five Parasol Vendor Gruff Guard: Brother Three Scar Chubby Guard: Brother Eight Ennui Lanky Soldier: Seeking Phan Yogi First Prince: Divine Trần

Male radio listener 1: Uncle Two Newspaper Male radio listener 2: Uncle Seven Mag Male radio listener 3: Uncle Four Mart Female radio listener : Mrs. Three Noodle Merchant Radio host: Loud Sound Ngô Flying boy who visits Masters: Little Flyer Lý Flying girl with scarf: Pure Cloud High Above Flying boy who loses shoe: Shoe Seller Tí Flying boy who loses cell phone: Phone Peddler Tèo Flying woman who loses dentures: Auntie Five Dentist Flying girl who loses wig: Big Baby Hairdresser

Jesus Christ: Rise to Heaven Phạm Buddha: All-Good Lương Lao Tzu: Higher Trương Confucius: Saintly Cao Tea drinking genie: Celestial Trà Fairies and Angels: Fairy Ngô Sea Gull Hà Flying Messenger Phạm Celestial Swan Dương Cloud Fay Vũ Precious Angel Lâm Laughing neighbors: Brother Two Neighbor Miss Three Neighbor Uncle Nine Vermicelli Mrs. Three Vermicello Laughing lady in the market 1: Jello Thúy Laughing lady in the market 2: Smoothie Sương

Skinny person holding fish: Ancient Pisces Đường Grandmother at the King’s Tomb: Seventy Thái Grandson at the King’s Tomb: Elementary Tô Male commoner offering flower: Ordinary Mạnh Upper class female at the King’s Tomb: Elegant Đinh Upper class male at the King’s Tomb: Knightly Lương Skinny Seaport Police: Eyeing Cao Chubby Seaport Police: Sand Bag Lữ

Fish Story: Fish Eater 1: Seven Bowl Bùi Fish Eater 2: Stubborn Bành Wife: Miss Three Squatting Market Doctor: Kind-hearted Tạ Nurse: Virtuous Hà People in waiting room : Vegans of Wood Village

Meat-eating Stories: Ballerina Girl (E. Coli victim): Swan Vũ Mom: Autumn Apricot Vũ Dad: Splendid Vũ Brother: Skillful Vũ Other Ballerinas: Soaring Seagulls Dance Company Real Estate Agent (Cancer victim) : Ms. Three Real Estate Client Husband: Brother Eight Construction Client Wife: Ms. Four Interior Friend: Sister Six Brick Kiln Restaurant Diners: Potato-planting Leaf Villagers Restaurant Worker (Mad Cow Disease) : Brother Seven Bakery

Chef: Uncle Trương the Chef Chef’s Assistants: Assorted Assistant Cooks Waitress: Hospitable Hà Fast Food Restaurant Owner: In Time Đỗ Assistant: Ready Lê Fast Food Customers: Fast Food Group Ballerina’s doctor: Sister Eight Nurse Real estate agent’s doctor: Brother Five Dentist Restaurant worker’s doctor: Brother Four Dentist Doctors: Green Energy Engineers Group Nurses: Vegan Veterinarians Group Patients: Bà Chiểu Market Hygiene Group

VOICES: Brother Three Stutt Brother Two T-terring Mr. Eight Veggie Uncle Two Guard Brother Four Mouth Brother Five Haggard Brother Three Lettuce Brother Four Opera Brother Six Goody Brother Seven Overbite

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Brother Two Weld

ART DIRECTOR: Brother Three Muscle

EDITORS: Brother Four Dopey Uncle Four Tofu Brother Two Ricegrain Uncle Seven Soysauce Brother Three Hammer Brother Two Mallet

SOUND DEPARTMENT: Brother Seven Deaf Brother Eight Buzz Brother Five Hard of Hearing Uncle Seven Fiddle Uncle Three Monochord

MUSICIANS: Camelia Trịnh Guitar Hứa Blue Cloud Tạ Rose Blossom Hà Snow White Bùi Clear Moon Cao Wholesome Human Trịnh Gratitude-keeping Trương Protocol-performing Tạ Saintly Wisdom Trần Trustworthy Tô

VISUAL EFFECTS: Sister Four Nearsighted Brother Six Glass Bottle Brother Ten Carpenter Tèo Ice Cream the Kid Brother Six Pedicab Brother Two Mason Brother Eight Painter Brother Three Plowshare Brother Seven Buffalo Nose Brother Four Frog Eye

CAMERA OPERATORS: Mr. Bushy Beard Brother Three Rock Sugar Brother Sulfate Water Buffalo Brother Three Scruffy Brother Four Dopey Uncle Seven Soysauce

LIGHTING DEPARTMENT: Brother Three Beard Brother Four Bald Head Brother Eight Crosseye

MAKE-UP: Miss Three Sponge Cake Sister Five Sticky Rice Cake Sister Six Banana Fritter Sister Four Skeleton Miss Nine Soya

HAIRSTYLISTS: Sister Seven Beignet Mrs. Eight Cucumber

COSTUME AND WARDROBE: Miss Three Sponge Cake Mrs. 5 Stick

THE DANGERS OF FISH CONSUMPTION - Seafood is identified as the leading cause of all foodborne illnesses in the US each year. - Seafood is one of most common causes of food allergies worldwide, often with life-threatening acute reactions and lifelong chronic effects.

CIGUATERA POISONING - The most common seafood toxin reported worldwide, found in over 400 fish species, including farmed salmon. The tasteless, odorless toxin cannot be destroyed by cooking or freezing and, once ingested, there is no cure. - Some symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, nightmares, insomnia, dangerously slow heart rate, abnormally low blood pressure, and nervous system dysfunctions such as prickling and numbness of skin, weakening of respiratory muscles, coma, convulsions, blurred vision, transient blindness, hypersalivation, inability to swallow, the sensation as if teeth are about to fall out, and false temperature perception in which hot objects feel cold and cold objects “burn.” Symptoms can last for years and relapses occur by consuming seafood, chicken, pork, coffee or alcohol.

- In 2009, Tom Pickett, an active diver and surfer, caught and ate a tropical fish containing ciguatoxin. He was hospitalized for over two months, at times unable to talk, walk, or feed himself, and lost 50 pounds. Once out of the hospital, Tom suffered daily from fatigue, unclear thinking, unintelligible speech, hallucinations and delusions, difficulty in tasks like showering and shaving, and the constant risk of falling and injuring himself.

SCOMBROID POISONING - Some symptoms: Burning sensations around the mouth, facial flushing, sweating, nausea, vomiting, headache, palpitations (abnormal heartbeat), dizziness, rash, and vasodilatory shock. - Scombroid toxin cannot be destroyed by cooking or freezing. - Within 30 minutes of eating a canned-tuna salad, a 51-year-old female physician experienced a throbbing headache worse than her usual migraines, with nausea, abnormal heartbeat, and the feeling of impending doom. She was later diagnosed with scombroid poisoning.

TETRODOTOXIN (FUGU, PUFFERFISH) POISONING - Some symptoms: Victims remain fully conscious while becoming completely paralyzed, thus imprisoned within their own bodies. The toxin in one pufferfish could kill 30 adult humans and has no known antidote. - Pufferfish toxin cannot be destroyed by cooking or freezing. - Japanese Kabuki actor Bando Mitsugoro VIII died of paralysis eight hours after eating puffer fish livers.

SHELLFISH POISONING - These toxins cannot be destroyed by cooking or freezing, and there is no known antidote. Types include: - Paralytic shellfish poisoning - Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning - Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning - Azaspiracid shellfish poisoning - Amnesic shellfish poisoning - In June 2010, 57-year-old John Saunders from the US died within 3 days of eating crab.

The toxin, known to be 1,000 times more deadly than cyanide, at first tingled his lips, then weakened his muscles, impaired his coordination, and paralyzed his body so that he could barely breathe. He succumbed on the day after leaving the hospital. His death was the area’s second fatality in less than a week due to paralytic shellfish poisoning.

MERCURY POISONING - Mercury poisoning is caused almost exclusively by eating fish. - Some symptoms in adults: Visual field constriction, memory loss, headaches, tremor, loss of fine motor control, spasticity, hair loss, and prickling of hands, feet, and lips. - Some symptoms in infants: Unborn infants exposed to mercury from their mothers can suffer blindness and deafness, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, seizures, swallowing and speech problems, and other birth defects.

- Mercury contamination in fish led to a poisoning outbreak affecting 2 million people in Minamata, Japan starting in 1956, causing more than 900 people to lose their lives, and thousands to suffer seizures, paralysis, and permanent severe neurological damage to limbs, speech, hearing and vision, etc. Cats were seen having convulsions and drowning or running into flames, crows fell from the sky, and dead fish floated on the sea.

Sohachi Hamamoto, a hardy and strong-willed resident, overnight lost his balance while walking, could not put on his shoes, salivated, and began to convulse so much that he had to be tied to his bed. He “craze-danced” like the cats and tore open his skin relentlessly with his fingernails, dying seven weeks later. - A US study found that every fish tested across 291 streams was contaminated by mercury.

MORE TYPES OF SEAFOOD POISONING - Fish and shellfish accumulate and transmit pollution and toxins from the environment to humans, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, banned insecticides, etc. - Fish and shellfish frequently transmit deadly pathogens including worms, Hepatitis A virus, norovirus, Vibrio bacteria, Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria. - Researchers find that fish worldwide is contaminated with cancer-causing radioactive Strontium-90, which may date back to global nuclear testing of the 1950s.

These are just a few of the facts and real cases of fish poisoning. There are many other heart-rending cases which can’t be all recounted in this limited time.

There are many real-life meat poisoning cases worldwide. - In 2007, Stephanie Smith, a 20-year-old dance instructor in the US, was infected with E. coli 0157:H7 from eating one hamburger. After a 3-month coma induced to stop her relentless seizures, Stephanie emerged brain damaged and permanently paralyzed from the waist down.

- In 1995, 19-year-old Stephen Churchill in the UK became the first victim to die of the human form of mad cow disease. Once a smart and talented pilot-in-training, he suffered depression, dementia, loss of limb control, and within a year, death. No amount of cooking can destroy the pathogen, and all cases of this incurable illness are fatal.

- A bright and lively 7-year-old named Monika Samaan in Australia ate fast-food chicken tainted with Salmonella. Her resulting illness led to lifelong spastic quadriplegia, mental retardation, and liver dysfunction.

- In 2008, Mari Tardiff, a public health nurse, a robust athlete and young mother of two unknowingly drank raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter. Within days, she was gripped by acute diarrhea, vomiting, and Guillain-Barré syndrome that for months left her trapped in her own body, fully conscious and in agonizing pain inflicted by the infection's severe effects, yet unable to move, speak or even breathe on her own. Mari may never be able to walk again.

- The #1 cause of seizures in the world is Taenia solium, a tapeworm that comes from pork. - In South Korea, Staphylococcus aureus bacteria has been found on 75% of imported Dutch pork, 50% of Danish pork, and 50% of Mexican beef. - 92% of people infected with Listeriosis require hospitalization. One in five infected die. Foods most likely to have listeria are soft cheeses, rare meat and poultry, raw egg, seafood, hot dogs and luncheon meats.

- 98% of chicken produced in Ireland have been determined to have Campylobacter or other harmful bacteria. Campylobacter can cause bloody diarrhea, fever, heart and abdominal pain, blood infections, arthritis, lifelong irritable bowel syndrome, heart attack, and paralysis. It is the leading cause of food-borne illness in the US, the UK, and Australia. Campylobacter has been found in 59% of conventionally raised chickens and 57% of organically raised chickens in the US. In US supermarkets, 90% of the poultry sold is contaminated with Campylobacter, as is 65% of the chicken sold in the UK.

- Salmonella has been detected in 80% of chicken meat in Moscow, Russia supermarkets and in 55% of slaughtered pigs in Hong Kong. - Bacteria-laden fecal matter has been found in 92% of poultry and 69% of pork in multiple supermarkets across the US. - Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. coli all originate in animals’ intestines or fecal matter. Even food poisoning outbreaks linked to plant foods are always a consequence of meat production.

- Cancer-causing chemicals such as heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are formed every single time beef, lamb, pork, poultry, or fish is grilled, fried or broiled. While cooked meat is laden with cancer-causing toxins, undercooked meat is a breeding ground for deadly bacteria. These are just a small sample of meat poisoning facts and cases worldwide. There are many other heart-rending cases which can’t all be recounted in this limited time.

Today’s Enlightening Entertainment will be presented in Aulacese (Vietnamese), with subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.

In today’s Enlightening Entertainment, with great honor Supreme Master Television is pleased to present the world premiere of an epic saga abounding with creativity and insight, elaborately produced over a period of time with wholehearted dedication and effort.

Lovingly written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, a spiritual master, humanitarian, artist and author of #1 international best-selling books, “The King & Co.” is a tale that reflects the challenges of the age, right in this urgent time of our planet. It interweaves ancient and modern settings, with tragic as well as comic plots, combining thrilling adventures, loyalty and tender affection among people, along with profound spiritual reminders.

The story centers around Đại Ngôn royal court with mandarins of all kinds, from virtuous to corrupt to indecisive, each unique; a king who must rule over his kingdom and, in international relations, also has great global responsibility; a handsome prince on his way to re-discover his True Self; an innocent country girl with a pure, loving and courageous heart: their fates are intertwined with one another.

“The King & Co.” also presents fact-based messages about the four most dangerous silent killers of the planet, namely, meat, addictive drugs, tobacco and alcohol, in hopes that worldwide citizens will become more aware about the poisons that are destroying this and future generations.

Despite her very busy schedule, Supreme Master Ching Hai personally wrote and directed via remote control “The King & Co.”, showing her deep concern for humanity and all beings on Earth. From start to finish, every detail, including the characters’ names, selection of songs to accompany the dances, gestures of each character, appropriate make-up styles for actors, and even their stage names, was all under her meticulous guidance.

The 6-part series “The King & Co.”, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, will be aired over nine weeks. This creative work is derived from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s unconditional love, inner source of creativity, and perfect wisdom. We invite you to share this special gift and enjoy “The King & Co.” on today’s program.

During a royal court meeting in the land of Đại Ngôn, having observed that the King looked very pale, a mandarin inquired about His Majesty’s health. The King stated that he had been using addictive drugs to lose weight! The virtuous mandarins quickly advised the King to stop his drug abuse, citing the many adverse effects such as health impairment and national budget deficit. While court officials were arguing back and forth in the tense atmosphere, a dog suddenly appeared with an SOS flyer.

After reading it, the virtuous mandarins reported to His Majesty the dire situation caused by global warming and the solution of “Be Veg and Go Green 2 Save the Planet!” The King seemed to agree and supported the “Go Green” idea. As for “Be Veg,” His Majesty said he needed to reconsider and would answer later.

Now, please join us for the first half of Part 2 of “The King &Co.”

You’ve just enjoyed the first half of part 2 of “The King & Co.”, written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Please tune in next Thursday for the continuation of part 2 on Supreme Master Television.

Our heartfelt appreciation to worldwide viewers who shared thoughtful words and encouraging support after watching Part 1 of “The King & Co.”

We just finished watching “The King & Co.” and I must say it was quite an amazing experience because there was a really broad range of emotions in that movie. We laughed, we cried, we clapped at the end. It was really, really nice. Obviously, the sad parts were really sad, seeing the devastating effects of the drugs. We really have to do something about that; and it’s great that we’re getting out there through Supreme Master Television and getting this message out. Thank you so much Supreme Master Ching Hai for doing this for the world. I wish you all the best.

I really liked it very much. Looking forward to seeing the other episodes. Every Thursday, right?

What a wonderful show! Full of humour, drama and information. All portrayed with such sophistication. I think the reality-based drug addiction scenes were exceptionally moving and emotional. The characters were dynamic and full of life. Such a creative and imaginative drama that it kept my interest throughout and delivers the message in a powerful way. I loved it and look forward to the next show! Maggie from London, United Kingdom

We can tell that they’ve put in a lot of efforts.

I thank Supreme Master Ching Hai for all her creative art works, such as poetry, drama and this series of TV shows. She tries to use different means and methods to tell us so many important and beautiful messages, which are, the only way to save the planet is to be veg and go green.

It was really funny! Why do we have to wait 1 whole week?

The show was so funny. I couldn't stop laughing. Thank you so much, Supreme Master TV, for bringing us such a funny yet educational series. I can't wait to watch them all. May all people on the planet adopt the compassionate and cruelty-free vegan diet. I love you, Supreme Master Ching Hai.

I’ve witnessed someone trying to quit drugs. It’s a very painful process. This show tells us how detrimental and horrible drugs are to humankind. It’s a very positive program.

I think it’s excellent. I can’t wait to see the next episode.

Fantastic drama. I thoroughly enjoyed the cracking cast.

The costumes were breathtaking. Thank you, Supreme Master Ching Hai, for writing this beautiful, thought-provoking and inspiring story. I can’t wait till next Thursday to watch the next episode Rosemarie from the United Kingdom

I’m one of Supreme Master Television’s frequent viewers. I watched this drama with my elder sister. The message contained inside is truly amazing. In my opinion, the most essential point is that we can conserve the environment through vegetarianism. That is the fact that many people don’t know. In fact, meat eating is the biggest cause of environmental problem. I believe it is worth it to get the message out for the people who don’t know about the harm yet.

This drama seems to be light-hearted, but I can feel Supreme Master Ching Hai’s sincerity. I have a few friends who are addicted to drugs. I know drugs don’t just hurt the drug users, but also their friends.

The drama also brings up the issue of organic vegan diet. Housewives like me know that many vegetables have been sprayed with chemicals which is very harmful to the environment and our health. So it’s very important to keep an organic vegan diet.

I thank Supreme Master Ching Hai and all the working staff behind the scene for your dedication to save the planet and the world.

Brilliant! The play is serious, funny and very well put together. The harm of drugs is very well acted and is effective; credit goes to the director! Well done to all and the dogs! Diana from London, United Kingdom

The intro was too funny! Couldn't stop myself laughing... Loved that part “We need a translator for Angle-lay in French” and “Why green and not another color”! I was literally falling off my chair when the dog carried the “SOS flyer” to the dope-king's court and the Kiss B. mandarins started looking around nervously for an “Angle-lay” translator!

I thank Supreme Master Ching Hai and all the working staff. We’ve all heard that we shouldn’t use drugs. But when the message is delivered through creative and humorous stories, we will remember it better. So I think this show is very ingenious.

Hi, I’m just going to say that it was a great movie with such funny parts, with a spiritual message, and it was very uplifting. It was great acting with costumes that work just amazing. Thank you to the director and producer, Supreme Master Ching Hai.

Finished watching part 1. This must be the most awesome movie ever created!!! Anticipating part 2. Too hilarious ♥

A friend of mine recommended to me a new fun drama, so we watched it together in a coffee shop. It was good for us to have a good talk and laugh together while watching funny moments, interesting scenes, and actions of the actors. It was also a very good opportunity to discuss about the lessons such as harms of drug and about environmental friendly organic farming. I would like to recommend this drama to my family and friends too.

I just saw “The King & Co.” and first of all, I want to thank you for shedding light on such an important thing that’s ruining if not killing millions of people around the world. And hopefully, your viewers will pay attention and really understand and they can get help and be better people for themselves.

I think they have put a lot of efforts into making this drama. Even though it has educational message, it’s also very interesting. The content is very positive. So I think it’s suitable for people of all ages.

Hi, I just watched this movie “The King & Co.” and I can say that it was so emotional for me. It touched my heart deeply by what meat eating can bring to the world, and also drugs consumption, alcohol consumption. There’s a lot of people who might not know this reality. So I really want to thank you the producer Supreme Master Ching Hai for bringing this message even though some of the images seem so real but people need to see the reality, and they need to know what they have to do to change this reality.

Because we can have a better world by changing our habits, eating habit, our everything in our lives. Even though it was a movie but it’s from the real world, it’s from our real life. I hope that this movie will be watched by a lot of people around the world to let them know what we should do to save our planet. So the last thing I would like to say, simple and to everybody, “Let’s do what we can do for the world and let’s Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet!”

Thank you for joining us on today’s Enlightening Entertainment. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television. Words of Wisdom is up next. May Heaven’s love and blessing be with you always. Farewell for now.

After the premiere of “The King & Co,” enthusiastic responses have arrived from diverse parts of the globe via letters, recordings, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other means of social networks.

I love Supreme Master Ching Hai so much. I very much like the masterpiece that she wrote and directed; it helps people understand that killing animals is not right.

I’ve just watched the drama “The King & Co.” written by Supreme Master Ching Hai. I think that series is very good and the court officials are very funny and witty, offering me many beneficial lessons. We shouldn’t drink alcohol or use addictive drugs. I hope no one will fall into that situation. I wish every family live well and harmoniously.

Part 2 to be continued on Thursday, July 29 , 2010
The King & Co. Part 3

Today’s Enlightening Entertainment will be presented in Aulacese (Vietnamese), with subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.

In today’s Enlightening Entertainment, with great honor Supreme Master Television is pleased to present the world premiere of an epic saga abounding with creativity and insight, elaborately produced over a period of time with wholehearted dedication and effort.

Lovingly written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, a spiritual master, humanitarian, artist and author of #1 international best-selling books, “The King & Co.” is a tale that reflects the challenges of the age, right in this urgent time of our planet. It interweaves ancient and modern settings, with tragic as well as comic plots, combining thrilling adventures, loyalty and tender affection among people, along with profound spiritual reminders.

The story centers around Đại Ngôn royal court with mandarins of all kinds, from virtuous to corrupt to indecisive, each unique; a king who must rule over his kingdom and, in international relations, also has great global responsibility; a handsome prince on his way to re-discover his True Self; an innocent country girl with a pure, loving and courageous heart: their fates are intertwined with one another.

“The King & Co.” also presents fact-based messages about the four most dangerous silent killers of the planet, namely, meat, addictive drugs, tobacco and alcohol, in hopes that worldwide citizens will become more aware about the poisons that are destroying this and future generations.

Despite her very busy schedule, Supreme Master Ching Hai personally wrote and directed via remote control “The King & Co.”, showing her deep concern for humanity and all beings on Earth. From start to finish, every detail, including the characters’ names, selection of songs to accompany the dances, gestures of each character, appropriate make-up styles for actors, and even their stage names, was all under her meticulous guidance.

The 6-part series “The King & Co.”, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, will be aired over nine weeks. This creative work is derived from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s unconditional love, inner source of creativity, and perfect wisdom. We invite you to share this special gift and enjoy “The King & Co.” on today’s program.

During a royal court meeting in the land of Đại Ngôn,

the King stated that he had been using addictive drugs to lose weight! The virtuous mandarins quickly advised the King to stop his drug abuse.

While court officials were arguing back and forth,

a dog suddenly appeared with an SOS flyer about the dire situation caused by global warming and the solution of “Be Veg and Go Green 2 Save the Planet!”

The King supported going green by planting trees everywhere. The loyal mandarins also reported that going green included digging ponds to store rainwater, switching to energy- efficient light bulbs, and so on. The benefits of being veg and why veganism is the fastest way to save the planet were also presented.

A number of constructive activities such as watching Supreme Master Television and practicing the Quan Yin Method of meditation were suggested to replace the King’s drug addiction. Last week’s episode also featured the story of two friends who suffered severe symptoms after eating fish.

We now invite you to enjoy the continuation of “The King & Co.” Part 2.

You’ve just enjoyed the continuation of part 2 of “The King & Co.”, written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Please tune in next Thursday for part 3 on Supreme Master Television.

We thank you for watching today’s Enlightening Entertainment. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television. Coming up is Words of Wisdom. May peace and joy be with you and your family in God’s grace. See you next time.
The King & Co. – Part 5

Today’s Enlightening Entertainment will be presented in Aulacese (Vietnamese), with subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.

In today’s Enlightening Entertainment, with great honor Supreme Master Television is pleased to present the world premiere of an epic saga abounding with creativity and insight, elaborately produced over a period of time with wholehearted dedication and effort. Lovingly written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, a spiritual master, humanitarian, artist and author of #1 international best-selling books, “The King & Co.” is a tale that reflects the challenges of the age, right in this urgent time of our planet.

It interweaves ancient and modern settings, with tragic as well as comic plots, combining thrilling adventures, loyalty and tender affection among people, along with profound spiritual reminders. The story centers around Đại Ngôn royal court with mandarins of all kinds, from virtuous to corrupt to indecisive, each unique; a king who must rule over his kingdom and, in international relations, also has great global responsibility; a handsome prince on his way to re-discover his True Self; an innocent country girl with a pure, loving and courageous heart: their fates are intertwined with one another.

“The King & Co.” also presents fact-based messages about the four most dangerous silent killers of the planet, namely, meat, addictive drugs, tobacco and alcohol, in hopes that worldwide citizens will become more aware about the poisons that are destroying this and future generations.

Despite her very busy schedule, Supreme Master Ching Hai personally wrote and directed via remote control “The King & Co.”, showing her deep concern for humanity and all beings on Earth. From start to finish, every detail, including the characters’ names, selection of songs to accompany the dances, gestures of each character, appropriate make-up styles for actors, and even their stage names, was all under her meticulous guidance.

The 6-part series “The King & Co.”, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, will be aired over nine weeks. This creative work is derived from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s unconditional love, inner source of creativity, and perfect wisdom. We invite you to share this special gift and enjoy “The King & Co.” on today’s program.

During a royal court meeting in the land of Đại Ngôn, the King stated that he had been using addictive drugs to lose weight! The virtuous mandarins quickly advised the King to stop his drug abuse.

While court officials were arguing back and forth, a dog suddenly appeared with an SOS flyer about the dire situation caused by global warming and the solution of “Be Veg and Go Green 2 Save the Planet!” The King supported going green.

The benefits of being veg and a number of constructive activities such as watching Supreme Master Television and practicing the Quan Yin Method of meditation were also suggested.

A vegan literary mandarin invited the King and court officials to his residence to enjoy vegetarian food.

During the banquet, the King was rather surprised to find that vegetarian cuisine was wonderfully delicious. His Majesty especially loved the zero-alcohol vegan wine created by Supreme Master Ching Hai. The host mandarin also requested other officials not to smoke at his place because cigarette smoke would be harmful to everyone present.

Continued

We now invite you to enjoy the continuation of “The King & Co.” – Part 3.

You’ve just enjoyed the continuation of part 3 of “The King & Co.”, written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Please tune in next Thursday for part 4 on Supreme Master Television.

Thank you for joining us on today’s Enlightening Entertainment. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television. Words of Wisdom is up next. May God’s blessing be with you and your loved ones always. Farewell for now.

After the premiere of “The King & Co,” enthusiastic responses have arrived from diverse parts of the globe via letters, recordings, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other means of social networks.

Hi, everyone! I am Chen Wu-shiung, Executive Director of the Chinese Society of Cinematographers. I’m currently engaged in program production, directing, and teaching professional photography. Today I was very honored to attend this premiere event and watch this exquisitely produced film masterpiece. I’m very touched and impressed by Supreme Master Ching Hai’s concern for the planet throughout the years.

This time she personally wrote and directed such a film to enlighten people about how to stop global warming and save the planet. The film is presented in such a humorous and lively way, and the exaggerated acting is just hilarious. Everyone has happily and delightedly enjoyed the film. I think this is due to Master’s noble wisdom. In a lighthearted atmosphere she brings up some serious issues for viewers to ponder. In the film she cites a lot of information that speaks for itself. These data clearly present all the facts and their impact.

The film also contains many real-life stories about people’s painful experiences, which help viewers to heed the message and be cautious. The film tells us to avoid the four major killers of the world: tobacco, alcohol, meat, and addictive drugs. It also tells us how seriously these things are harming our Earth. Thus it inspires us to join the ranks of those who are trying to save the planet and it enlightens us about what we can do, such as being veg, going green, and doing organic farming. Only then can we mitigate global warming and leave an unpolluted Earth for our future generations.

I hope everyone will join together and help to promote this idea! Finally, I think that we should find more opportunities to show the film to more people, to let them know that we must work together to accomplish this task. I hope this film will help people to heed the message, understand more about what to do, and lead a happier life. Thank you!

What I really appreciated about ‘The King & Co.” is seeing how simple looking special effects could help convey great messages. And the slight touch of humor could only make it a better experience, and arguments used in it were still just as touching and real. I am thanking the staff and the casts for broadcasting such a program for free. And I am sending my best regards. This is Seydina from Canada.

After I saw the film “The King & Co.” by Supreme Master Ching Hai, I feel the King and his mandarins are like the good and bad within us. Let our good prevail over the bad. And I hope that with this film, I will be veg to join others in saving our planet. I thank Master for writing and directing this film to help us see ourselves better.

I didn’t really know about this whole global thing. But as I watched this movie, I realized this is a really serious issue. So I should be a vegetarian and I should spread out to the world how serious this thing is. It was quite impressive. It was something very unique. I think this movie is really working. I’m gonna try to lessen eating meat.

I'm Monica and I'm from Canada. I'm glad to have watched the movie “The King & Co.” The film opens our eyes to very important topics. The statistics support very well the issues related. For example, I learned that meat consumption led to a lot of pollution, and I never thought of that. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in this project. Everyone can do his part and the first step is to get informed. So I invite you to watch this film.

After watching Master’s film, I feel that being veg is very beneficial to our health and helpful in protecting the environment. It’s a constructive way of life that allows everyone to join in to safeguard the planet. Many accidents have occurred due to alcohol and beer drinking. Many losses in material as well as mental values are due to addictive drug abuse.

Losses of money and human lives have happened everyday in the world due to alcohol, tobacco and drug addictions. The drama that Supreme Master Ching Hai wrote is very meaningful for a healthy lifestyle. It awakes and uplifts human awareness about the benefits of a green planet and the harmful effects of the immoral actions.

I believe this movie brings a true message. Even the smallest animal has its own life. We should not kill or hurt anyone, also not ourselves with drugs or meat. It says so in the Bible. Although the message is serious I enjoyed the fun acting in the movie very much. Mike from Ethiopia

Hi, I’m Hong Seung-Woo, a senior student majoring in Law at Han Dong University, South Korea. I watched “The King & Co.” at a Loving Hut Café. The theme was so interesting and its contents are fresh. I believe this will greatly help people who are not aware of the benefits of the vegan diet and the harmful effects of addictive drugs and alcohol. I hope Supreme Master Television continues to schedule many more good programs in the future. Thank you.

Hi, I’m Clelia Reverón, business consultant, with many years of working in organizations. I’m Venezuelan. The film brings East and West together in a humorous way. It helps us understand that addictive drugs, alcohol, meat, all these things are very, very harmful to us. I loved the movie, and I hope that it reaches many, many people.

A thanks to you, Master, and to the whole team that with so much affection, with so much love and with so much confidence in people, each day sends a message in thousands and thousands of forms so that everyone can react and save our beloved planet.

I’m very fortunate to have many friends who introduced me to Supreme Master Television which airs the film “The King & Co.” written and directed by Supreme Master Ching Hai. The film’s content is highly educational, directing people to the vegetarian and compassionate lifestyle. Drug addiction is a detrimental way of life that brings suffering. I hope there are many more films like this for the public to see.

Hi, I'm Sonny from Canada, future student at the Faculty of Social Work. I greatly encourage you to watch the movie “The King & Co.” It’s an original work in itself, thanks to its artistic design and the humane message it conveys. It touched me greatly. It’s important in the era we’re in, subjects such as environment, drug abuse and over-consumption, and this film prompts us to reflect on global issues. I thank the director for her time, her energy and her love invested into this project.

Our sincere appreciation to worldwide viewers who shared thoughtful words and wonderful support for “The King & Co.”

We apologize for many more other viewers' heartfelt comments, which cannot be shared for lack of space and time. If possible, we'll try to air them later. Supreme Master Ching Hai sends her gratitude to all supportive viewers in the name of the whole “The King & Co.” group.

This is really quite refreshing. This film is a very unique presentation of entertainment. Its message is supremely important. I hope it helps people awaken to the importance of becoming vegan. It is the ethically correct choice and the healthiest diet!

I love “The King & Co.” ~ Georgiy

Thanks for the subtitles. ~ Pontanaja

Warning:
1) The characters and plots in this film are not 100% fictional.

2) The actors and actresses whose faces, legs, arms or body parts appear in this play are all starlets yet to rise to glory or refusing to retire! (The old-ish or middle-age-ish starlets here are in the same boat!)

3) The technical and camera crew had never once touched the equipment for this kind of project, not even a single peek! (but perhaps they had glanced on TV) (There are a few who graduated with a degree in coffee-making or crepes-frying… something like that. Occupations of the remaining ones are undetermined.)

4) About the king’s throne (fake stuff!), palaces, and other dwellings – it is not known where these were bought or rented. As for the costumes and furniture, from afar it is impossible to determine their exact measurements!

5) As for the actors short and tall, big and small, talented or terrible, good-looking or unappealing – it was hard pressed to be choosy. (They all left for Hollywood!) The judges’ selection criterion: “Better than nothing!” (sigh!..)

6) Every day, humans and the dog swing by the studio to eat until full, rehearse half-baked and perform once in a while, then they all go home to sleep, their whereabouts uncertain!

7) The names of the actors and actresses are clearly made-up. (Don’t even think about getting their autographs!)

8) Golden Ring = a metal magic head ring that Master Xuan Zang used to control the “monkey brain” of Sun Wukong the Monkey King. (screenwriter played on words)

9) Director (in Aulacese: Đạo Diễn) Chop Herbs: Has got some “Đạo” (meaning Tao); as for “Diễn” (meaning acting), we haven’t tried him out!

Conclusion: Screenwriter aka top-notch director is washing her hands of all responsibilities, completely free. Watch at your own risk! (Hee…hee…)

The top-notch director wants to let the good-hearted viewers know that during the making of this film, no humans were ever harassed by any animals (or their own kind).

Concerning the white teddy bear, he was hospitalized in an intensive tailor unit. He needed some emergency puff-up and only a few stitches to recover, but he is back to normal now and is on vacation indefinitely, with no forwarding address. (He needs his absolute privacy!) Any adoring letters or emails to him will be given to his secretary. (Don’t know what she will do with all these!)

The walls have been repaired perfectly. The king bus has also been pampered in the back yard garage and is being handled by the best car mechanics on Earth. (That was because after the delicious vegan party, the humans were obviously too heavy for the poor bus.) So he needs a little rest, but he will recuperate well. We wish him good luck and a speedy 100 miles- per-hour recovery.

All the human actors meanwhile also went back to their normal activities, working 8am to 5pm, or something like that. All in “The King & Co.” are still alive and well, including animals, humans, trees and all. None has ever been harmed. And the actors, including animals therein, are totally vegan. So don’t worry, kids! (It was only a movie) As for the condition of the viewers, rumor has it that some have become completely vegan, while some quit smoking, quit drugs, quit drinking, etc… and others maybe soon. In that case, congratulations!
The King & Co. – Part 6

It happened a few days ago already. Why are you reporting it just now?

Your Majesty, I emailed you a few times. Maybe Foreign Group deleted them all. Xù Xù, come here. Why didn’t you return to the court to report?

Your Majesty, I did barge in a few times but was grabbed by the neck and thrown out every single time. Today I risked it all, dog bites and cats scratches!

I climbed the wall to get here and report. Please quickly rescue His Highness! Hurry, hurry!

Ouch! How dare the guards at the Royal Gate have the nerve to do that! Bring them in for punishment!

Ouch! Ouch!

Your Majesty, it’s okay, please forgive them. It’s because I was trying to elude the CIA, FBI, police and custom officers, so I had to disguise myself as a commoner, scurrying back here, all blackened with dust. That’s why the guards at the gate couldn’t recognize me. Besides, I lost my royal badge, so I was hard pressed to explain.

All right then, I’ll put this aside for now.

Rescuing the Prince is an urgent matter. Please be quick in giving orders to save him.

Oh yes, urgently apprise our embassy and tell them to swiftly go rescue the Prince.

His Excellency the Ambassador hasn’t returned from va-ca-shin. I tried to call but only got an answering machine.

A... hem… Today the Đại Ngôn’s Embassy is closed for va-ca-shin in Morocco; we’re not sure if we can be back in 2 weeks. For pressing matters, please press 1.

To look for a specific person, please state the first name, family name, date of birth, ID card number, and issue date.

Looking for... looking for... My God, I forgot his name!

If you’re not sure whom you’re looking for, please press 2. My God!

Please state whom you’re looking for, which position, which office, birthplace, parentage, skin color, hair color, eyes color, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.

Time is up. This machine is sleepy and unable to receive any signal at all.

Please press 4 for the operator.

Halo, halo. Operator???

You have 3 seconds left. Hurry up and deposit more money.

Woe to me! No more money! It’s late!

Where would I get change?

Have a nice day, buddy. Bye bye. What a machine! What a telephone! Ouch!

If only His Highness didn’t sneak out to see Miss Banana Pudding, we wouldn’t have gotten into this mess. It was already clear that His Majesty wouldn’t allow marriage to her, but he still insists on falling in love. What would banana pudding know about love?

We don’t know for sure if His Highness is innocent. Who knows? He might have been doing drugs; that’s why he was imprisoned.

Mr. Martial Mandarin, don’t be quick to judge and offend His Highness.

From what I know, His Highness is very kind and exemplary. Every day, he observes the vegan diet, meditates, and studies teachings of the sages. He has nothing to do with alcohol, meat, or addictive drugs.

Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet.

“Say YES to DRUGS”

“NO, NO, NO!”

“It is HOT”

DRUG = DRAG

“Nice stuff”

Meat & Animal Products = 80% Global Warming Be Veg, Go Green = Save the Planet

Banana Pudding! My Banana Pudding!

Yes, that’s correct. He sought a master to learn Dỗ Gà (Yoga).

The Prince is learning Dỗ Gà? (Dỗ Gà – pat the chicken – sounds like Yoga) Which Dỗ Gà? Whose chicken need to be patted?

It’s spelled Y-O-R-A.

Dô Ra (come and go)?

No, it’s spelled Y-O-G-A. Yoga. That’s meditation, Your Majesty.

Yes, it’s the Dỗ Gà meditation.

So, the Prince learns Dỗ Gà for whom? I mean, with whom?

Your Majesty…

Why are you stammering? Are you hiding something from me?

Speak now, or your head will fly off.

Your Majesty, only with your permission will this humble soldier dare to report.

Fine. Permission granted.

Your Majesty, His Highness learns the Tao (Truth) with Master T. H.

T. H.? What is T. H.?

May I have your permission again, Your Majesty?

Don’t be wordy! Hurry up and tell me. Who is T.H.?

Your Majesty, T. H. is short for Master Thiên Hậu.

Is it the Supreme Master Thiên Hậu?

Yes, Your Majesty.

I’ve heard of him... But how come you didn’t dare say his name?

Your Majesty, the Prison Head Mandarin ordered that whoever mentions the name of Master Thiên Hậu will be flogged 100 times and may possibly be put in jail until their collar bones rot!

What??? Flogged 100 times? Jailed???

Yes. They’re also forced to eat meat before they can be released. Whoever refuses will be kept in prison and endure extreme hard labor in the neck rehab camp.

What on Earth is the neck rehab camp?

The Prison Head Mandarin said these people have hard necks, so “rehab” is needed for softening.

What does this Master Thiên Hậu teach that’s so wrong, causing the Prison Head Mandarin to give such malicious orders?

Your Majesty, he only teaches people to be veg, meditate, do good deeds, and love all beings. “BE VEG, GO GREEN 2 SAVE THE PLANET”

What else?

He doesn’t collect fees but only requests that his disciples keep the precepts.

Tell me! 1 is no killing but be vegan 2 is no stealing but be charitable 3 is no lying but be honest 4 is no cheating on your spouse but be faithful…

5 is no... no...

What is it now?

I beg Your Majesty for permission again.

OK.

Your Majesty, the fifth precept is no taking of harmful intoxicants such as addictive drugs, tobacco, alcohol...

There’s nothing wrong with all that. How come the Prison Head Mandarin severely punishes those followers?

Your Majesty, in my humble opinion, in this world there are as many people who love us as those who envy us, especially those in powerful positions! I heard that many of the Prison Head Mandarin’s wives and mistresses study with the Master, so His Excellency was enraged with jealousy and let many of them sleep in “cages”. I also heard that big companies of meat, fish, alcohol, and addictive drugs often make very generous “offerings” to His Excellency; so their permits get approved very quickly without inspection. Whoever opposes those companies would also get flogged, jailed, or disappear.

Oh, how come they lose their toothpick? (“mất cái tăm” – lose the toothpick – sounds like “mất tăm” – disappear) The toothpick for your teeth?

Aya, no. “Mất tăm” means he’s gone for good, finished off, missing in action.

Give me one more.

Yes, Your Excellency, right away, here, here, here.

Are you messing with me?

So sorry, Your Excellency. Sorry.

Guards, bring them in. Beat them to death for me.

Following are stories about the dangers of tobacco.

STORY #1

The following story is about a very successful person in society who destroyed his own life by smoking cigarettes. Come have a drink with me. Thank you.

Bảo smokes a lot. I’m so sad, Mom and Dad!

Bảo, darling, please don’t smoke anymore! It’s very harmful to your health!

Nah! What harm? People smoke everywhere, no problem!

I saw in the news and newspapers, they all said that smoking causes lung cancer and discoloration; it can even endanger your life.

That’s enough! Don’t preach to me. My smoking has nothing to do with you.

Why not? Just breathing in your cigarette smoke, it’s harmful to me all the same!

Then go live by yourself. I’ll never quit smoking.

Bảo, are you all right? Oh dear, my God! Why are you coughing up blood like this? Oh God, honey… How come there’s blood all over! Bảo! Oh God… Bảo…

My God, what’s taking so long…

Is Mrs. Trần here? Your husband has advanced lung cancer. Please come with me.

This is the x-ray of a normal person’s lungs. And this is your husband’s. Notice this white spot over here; that’s because your husband smoked too much.

Doctor, is there any way to save him?

It’s not treatable!

Please save my husband, Doctor. Please save my husband.

I’m very sorry.

My husband… This cannot be! It can’t be like this.

STORY #2

This story is about a father who destroys his child’s life with second-hand smoke.

We’re at school now, sweetheart. Got all of your books with you? (Yes, Daddy.) Good girl.

Bye, honey.

Bye, Daddy.

Remember to listen to your teachers. (Yes.)

One, two, three. Mom packed up lots of fruits. You want an apple, Daddy?

No, I don’t want it. Thank you, kiddo.

Is the apple good?

Yes, Dad.

Daddy, I have this for you.

What do you have for me?

This is a bracelet I made for you.

Oh, it’s beautiful!

“I love Daddy.” Wow, so beautiful! Thank you. Okay, go on with your homework. Ask me if you have any questions. (Yes.)

Daddy, that thing makes me so dizzy.

It’s okay, baby. Let me finish this one, okay?

Honey! Our daughter fainted. Call 911 quickly.

Wake up, sweetheart!

Mr. and Mrs. Phan.

Yes, Doctor.

She got an asthma attack that nearly took her life because of the effects of second-hand smoke.

In this case, can you save our child, Doctor?

Unfortunately, her lungs are also damaged. I’m sorry, but at present it’s difficult to determine. Test results show that the smoke from cigarettes has caused chronic damage to her lungs. Her immune system is also very weak. The consequences of second-hand smoke are far more dangerous than people think.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. I pray to God, Lord Jesus, Mother Mary, and all the saints, please save my daughter’s life. I beg you to save my child and I promise to quit smoking from now on.

I understand now. Let me summon the Prison Head Mandarin to clarify this. I’m not a vegan but I don’t oppress those who are vegan and pursue spiritual practice. You can’t abuse your absolute power to oppress decent citizens like that.

Long live Your Majesty.

Long… long… live…

Be at ease. Help me find ways to rescue the Prince; time is so pressing now. I’m like sitting on fire. Oh, my son! If the Queen learns of this, I’d have to sleep on the sofa for sure! Step over here.

Your Majesty, please take care of your royal self. For His Highness’ sake, we’re determined to try with all our might. Please have peace of mind.

Your Majesty, please appoint me as Commander General to lead the troops. We’ll overwhelm Sinh Gà Bổ and demand them to return His Royal Highness. If they don’t comply, we’ll annihilate the entire country to revenge.

Your Majesty, that plan is a no-no. We shouldn’t make war because that will bring utter misery and suffering to the people. In my humble opinion, we should send people on AIR FORCE 2 right away to the neighboring country for negotiations.

That’s right, Your Majesty. Please give orders to be carried out immediately.

I’d like to join that diplomatic envoy and roll all 5, 6 decimeters of my tongue to beg forgiveness for His Highness.

Sure, I OK that. Take lots of gold and silver from the national treasury as an offering to bribe the government of Sinh Gà Bổ. I’ll be anxiously waiting. Depart as soon as you can. Remember to email me any update.

Your Majesty, I’ll return to my office immediately to contact their government through internet. I’m retreating now.

OK. You may leave!

To find out the conclusion, please tune in during upcoming weeks.

CREDITS: The King & Co Part 6

WRITTEN and DIRECTED BY (remote control): Madame T.H. (Top-notch director) DIRECTOR: Chop Herbs (So-so class director but nearby!) PRODUCER: Supreme Master TV Ginger Group MUSIC COMPOSER: Uncle Three Drummer SET DECORATION: Sister Tomato and the Veggie Group DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Brother Popping Light

CAST: King Pre-Junkie Post-Yogi: Wayward Trần Yogi First Prince: Divine Trần Queen Careen Citadel Queen’s Maid #1 Fast Dance Queen’s Maid #2 Double Cloud Literary Mandarin #1 – Prime Minister: Enlightened Đặng Literary Mandarin #2: Gentle Lý Literary Mandarin #3: Upright Đặng Literary Mandarin #4: Great Enlightened Nguyễn Literary Mandarin #5: Almost Enlightened Trương Literary Mandarin #6: Seven Crosseye Bùi Literary Mandarin #7: Bla Bla Lý Literary Mandarin #8: Labouring Lý Literary Mandarin #9: Yet to Practice Trần Literary Mandarin #10: Blessed Trần

Martial Mandarin #1: Stumbling Lâm Martial Mandarin #2: Rumbling Huỳnh Martial Mandarin #3: Protesting Lưu Martial Mandarin #4: Disgruntled Lương Martial Mandarin #5: Countryless Võ Martial Mandarin #6: Avaricious Tạ Martial Mandarin #7: Contraband Phạm Martial Mandarin #8: Shifty Phan Martial Mandarin #9: Bullheaded Bùi Martial Mandarin #10 : Fugacious Trương

Kiss B. Mandarin #1: Crooked Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #2: Tigerwhisker Lê Kiss B. Mandarin #3: Infidel Nguyễn Kiss B. Mandarin #4: Shady Lê Kiss B. Mandarin #5: Fibbing Lý Kiss B. Mandarin #6: Toady Trần Kiss B. Mandarin #7: Sparsewhisker Nguyễn Kiss B. Mandarin #8: Catwhisker Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #9: Copycat Trần Kiss B. Mandarin #10: Sans Courage Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #11: Bully Trương Kiss B. Mandarin #12: Disloyal Bùi Kiss B. Mandarin #13: Traitor Phan

Palm Fan Advisor: Yesman Phan Majestic Admiral: Judo Võ Mighty General: Kung Fu Trịnh Deaf Maid #1: Ear Royale Lê Deaf Maid #2: Royale Ear Bùi Lisping Maid: Homely Betty Royal Attendant: Brother Five Parasol Vendor Body Guard #1 Hunching Lê Body Guard #2 Underweight Ton

Lanky Soldier Seeking Phan Shorty Soldier Three Inch Tào

Musician #1 Elegant Sound Địch Musician #2 Carefree Flute Trịnh Musician #3 Jade Music Dương Musician #4 Radiant Zither Hoàng

Supreme Master Thiên Hậu Celestial Galaxy Prison Head Mandarin Jail Chief Tôn Prison Guard #1 Jail Boss Cai Prison Guard #2 Warden Cung Prisoners Persistent Ngô Pious Trần Diligent Hồ Sutra Đinh Goodhearted Tào Forbidden Đô Detained Tống Disadvantaged Viên Jailbird Trương Banished Hồ Tall Gate Cao Wronged Ngu

Smoking Story #1 Smoking Husband Must Benumbed Wife Basket Case Mother-in-law Mrs. Little Âu Father-in-law Thumping Quách Friend #1 Bony Chu Friend #2 Four Stooping Friend #3 Shorty Five Waitress Scanty Vân Doctor Meritorious Ôn Extras Lost Bùi Typhoid Fever Nguyễn Scraggy Cao Morose Trâm Seven Lanky Eight Weighty Two Petite

Smoking Story #2 Smoking Father Smoky Ung Daughter Lily Ung Mother Cloudy Lê Doctor Dr. Hua Tuo Jr. Extras Pallor Ôn Twiggy Bành Scrawny Chu Leggy Chu Wasted Đèo Washed Out Tụy Pale Sơn Manly Tu Old-fashioned Hữu Skinny Bế

War Red General Defeated Hồng Red Horn Soldier Shouting Đinh Red Flag Soldier Flagpole Đinh Red Soldiers Red Chargers Black General Surrendered Hắc Black Horn Soldier Black Horn Hắc Black Flag Soldier Ink Flag Đinh Black Soldiers Ebony Jetters Man pulling cart Partner Trương Mother who was killed by a sword Ill-fated Ngô

Young child crying for mom Little Tèo Old man Daddy Lã Old woman Lingering Trần Man who dropped the chest Wandering Bùi Child looking for mother Wandering Lưu Jr. Other civilians Ordinary Folks Loving Hut waiter Hundred Table Bùi

VOICES: Brother Three Stutt Brother Two T-terring Mr. Eight Veggie Uncle Two Guard Brother Four Mouth Brother Five Haggard Brother Three Lettuce Brother Four Opera Brother Six Goody Brother Seven Overbite

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Brother Two Weld

ART DIRECTOR: Brother Three Muscle

EDITORS: Brother Four Dopey Uncle Four Tofu Brother Two Ricegrain Uncle Seven Soysauce Brother Three Hammer Brother Two Mallet

SOUND DEPARTMENT: Brother Seven Deaf Brother Eight Buzz Brother Five Hard of Hearing Uncle Seven Fiddle Uncle Three Monochord

MUSICIANS: Camelia Trịnh Guitar Hứa Blue Cloud Tạ Rose Blossom Hà Snow White Bùi Clear Moon Cao Wholesome Human Trịnh Gratitude-keeping Trương Protocol-performing Tạ Saintly Wisdom Trần Trustworthy Tô

VISUAL EFFECTS: Sister Four Nearsighted Brother Six Glass Bottle Brother Ten Carpenter Tèo Ice Cream the Kid Brother Six Pedicab Brother Two Mason Brother Eight Painter Brother Three Plowshare Brother Seven Buffalo Nose Brother Four Frog Eye

CAMERA OPERATORS: Mr. Bushy Beard Brother Three Rock Sugar Brother Sulfate Water Buffalo Brother Three Scruffy Brother Four Dopey Uncle Seven Soysauce

LIGHTING DEPARTMENT: Brother Three Beard Brother Four Bald Head Brother Eight Crosseye

MAKE-UP: Miss Three Sponge Cake Sister Five Sticky Rice Cake Sister Six Banana Fritter Sister Four Skeleton Miss Nine Soya

HAIRSTYLISTS: Sister Seven Beignet Mrs. Eight Cucumber

COSTUME AND WARDROBE: Miss Three Sponge Cake Mrs. 5 Stick

“Killing is never right. Peace is always the answer.” - le Maître Suprême Ching Hai

Today’s Enlightening Entertainment will be presented in Aulacese (Vietnamese), with subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.

In today’s Enlightening Entertainment, with great honor Supreme Master Television is pleased to present the world premiere of an epic saga abounding with creativity and insight, elaborately produced over a period of time with wholehearted dedication and effort. Lovingly written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, a spiritual master, humanitarian, artist and author of #1 international best-selling books, “The King & Co.” is a tale that reflects the challenges of the age, right in this urgent time of our planet.

It interweaves ancient and modern settings, with tragic as well as comic plots, combining thrilling adventures, loyalty and tender affection among people, along with profound spiritual reminders. The story centers around Đại Ngôn royal court with mandarins of all kinds, from virtuous to corrupt to indecisive, each unique; a king who must rule over his kingdom and, in international relations, also has great global responsibility; a handsome prince on his way to re-discover his True Self; an innocent country girl with a pure, loving and courageous heart: their fates are intertwined with one another.

“The King & Co.” also presents fact-based messages about the four most dangerous silent killers of the planet, namely, meat, addictive drugs, tobacco and alcohol, in hopes that worldwide citizens will become more aware about the poisons that are destroying this and future generations.

Despite her very busy schedule, Supreme Master Ching Hai personally wrote and directed via remote control “The King & Co.”, showing her deep concern for humanity and all beings on Earth. From start to finish, every detail, including the characters’ names, selection of songs to accompany the dances, gestures of each character, appropriate make-up styles for actors, and even their stage names, was all under her meticulous guidance.

The 6-part series “The King & Co.”, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, will be aired over nine weeks. This creative work is derived from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s unconditional love, inner source of creativity, and perfect wisdom. We invite you to share this special gift and enjoy “The King & Co.” on today’s program.

During a royal court meeting in the land of Đại Ngôn, the King stated that he had been using addictive drugs to lose weight! The virtuous mandarins quickly advised the King to stop his drug abuse.

While court officials were arguing back and forth, a dog suddenly appeared with an SOS flyer about the dire situation caused by global warming and the solution of “Be Veg and Go Green 2 Save the Planet!” The King supported going green.

A vegan literary mandarin invited the King and court officials to his residence to enjoy vegetarian food.

While the King and his officials were feasting at the vegan literary mandarin’s residence, a guard rushed in to report urgently that the Prince was being jailed at the border for selling addictive drugs, with the death penalty pending. It was because an attendant mistook the King’s cocaine for face powder and put it in the Prince’s suitcase.

While disguised as a commoner to visit his newly acquainted girlfriend, His Royal Highness was unexpectedly detained by the Sinh Gà Bổ airport personnel for possessing a nationally prohibited substance.

We now invite you to enjoy “The King & Co.” – Part 4.

You’ve just enjoyed part 4 of “The King & Co.”, written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Please tune in next Thursday for part 5 on Supreme Master Television.

Thank you for your presence on today’s Enlightening Entertainment. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television. Coming up is Words of Wisdom. May your days be filled with noble joy and inner peace. We’ll see you again.

Advocacy of Peace

The Baha’i Faith Today there is no greater glory for man than that of service in the cause of the Most Great Peace. PEACE IS LIGHT, whereas war is darkness. PEACE IS LIFE; war is death. PEACE IS GUIDANCE; war is error. PEACE IS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD; war is a satanic institution. PEACE IS THE ILLUMINATION OF THE WORLD OF HUMANITY; war is the destroyer of human foundations. ~ Promulgation of Universal Peace

Bishnoism GREAT PEOPLE WILL NEVER ARGUE AND THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY ARE WEAK. ~ Principles of Bishnoism

Buddhism Victory breeds hatred, The defeated live in pain. HAPPILY THE PEACEFUL LIVE, Giving up victory and defeat. ~ Dhammapada

Cao Đài GOVERNING THE RIGHT WAY BRINGS PEACE, HAPPINESS AND CONTENTMENT TO ALL CITIZENS. Educating with universal perspectives that cultivate individuals who work to benefit the entire society, to BUILD LOVE AND ERASE HATRED. ~ God’s Letter of Instructions to Humanity

Christianity FOLLOW PEACE WITH ALL MEN, AND HOLINESS, without which no man shall see the Lord. ~ Holy Bible

The Essenes

For happy are they that strive for peace, For they will find the peace of the Heavenly Father. And give to everyone thy peace, Even as I have given my peace unto thee. ~ The Essene Gospel of Peace

Hinduism If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive. If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred. ~ The Bhagavad Gita

Hòa Hảo Buddhism War is a folly, indeed, Killing brings nothing in the end! Life is short, shorten it no further Help each other to live longer PUT LOVE FOR HUMANITY FIRST LET NOT OUR OPINION MAR HARMONY. ~ Illuminating the Way I

Islam It may be that Allah will bring about FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND THOSE WHOM YOU HOLD TO BE YOUR ENEMIES among them; and Allah is Powerful; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. ~ Holy Qur’an

Jainism Knowing the incomparable control, HE SHOULD NOT BE HOSTILE TOWARDS ANYBODY, IN THOUGHTS, WORDS, OR DEEDS, having eyes to see everything. ~ The Sûtrakritâṅga Sutra

Judaism And He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and THEY SHALL BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES, AND THEIR SPEARS INTO PRUNINGHOOKS; NATION SHALL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST NATION, NEITHER SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANY MORE. ~ The Tanakh,

Sikhism Peace in this world, peace in the next world and peace forever, remembering Him in meditation. ~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Taoism To keep from being entangled by prevailing customs; to shun all ornamental attractions in one's self; not to be reckless in his conduct to others; not to set himself stubbornly against a multitude; to desire the PEACE AND REPOSE OF THE WORLD IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE. ~ Chuang Tzu

Universal White Brotherhood Teach yourselves and your neighbors to BEND HANDS AND TO EMBRACE WITH LOVE AND WISDOM. Only in this way individuals, families and the society as a whole will be improved in political, cultural and spiritual aspect. ~ The Universal Love

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Oh God, so high! Dog! Dog!

Oh God, my poor legs! The darn door. OK, I’ve got the phone. Oh my, so stuffy, like a wood cage! Geesh! Too small! I can’t take it anymore! Halo. Halo.

Harder, harder! Where’s my hat? Who took my hat? You dare laugh at me? Dare to beat me? How come you beat me instead of him? Unlock me! You beat me and now want to lock me up? Why so lightly? Hit harder! Anyone still hard-headed, chop his head off!

Bow and arrow ready! Shoot! Soldiers, get set! Advance! Mom, get up. Get up. Get up, Mom. Mommy, get up. Mom!

SOME OF THE COSTS OF WAR - 1.5 months of global military spending can feed all the world’s hungry for one full year.

- The actual and projected costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 could feed all the world's hungry for 67 years.

- One year’s cost of war in Africa could ensure that every African man, woman, and child in need has lifelong access to clean water.

- The cost of having one US soldier stationed in Afghanistan for one year can instead build 20 schools for Afghan children.

- The lost economic value due to Liberia's wars could have paid for the entire high school education of every person in the country and a solar cooking set for every household, plus furnish 70,000 villages across Africa with solar lighting, 20,000 water wells, and 500 hospitals.

- One day of war in Iraq costs US taxpayers US$720 million. One minute of war costs US$500,000. One second of war costs US$8,300.

- One month of global military spending can provide 3.6 billion children with a month’s water, food, healthcare and education.

- African nations engaged in conflict experience 50% higher infant mortality.

- Two weeks of global military spending can secure water for life for 2.4 billion people. WEAPONS - One month of global weapons purchased at a cost of US$108.3 billion can feed 95.7 million hungry children 3 wholesome and nutritious meals a day for 10 years.

- One year’s cost of weapons imported to Africa can drill 56,000 drinking water wells.

- The cost of a single B-2 stealth bomber can serve 2.56 billion meals for the hungry, restore the sight of 31.4 million blind patients, remove 1 million explosive landmines, or build 713,000 new family homes.

* Not included herein are other war-related costs.

* Not included herein are emotional, psychological, physical, mental and spiritual costs.
The King & Co – Part 7

How come the altar has both Buddha and Jesus? Well, you’re a newcomer, so you don’t know. The King’s father was a Christian and the King’s mother was a Buddhist, so by tradition, His Majesty worships both.

10 Buddhist Precepts
1. No killing.
2. No stealing.
3. No sexual misconduct.
4. No lying.
5. No using intoxicants. etc.

10 Commandments from the Christian Holy Bible
1. Thou shalt not kill.
2. Thou shalt not steal.
3. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
4. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
5. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant nor his maidservant, nor his ox nor his donkey, nor anything that is thy neighbor's. etc.

Ah, so that’s what it is. But I heard Master Thiên Hậu say that “Jesus and Buddha are both OK.” So, why worship both and take up so much space?

Eh, don’t talk too much, you’ll get yourself in trouble! What people worship is none of our business.

The King said that it’s safer to worship both: If Buddha doesn’t help, then there’s Jesus; no need to worry!

Yeah, that makes sense, eh?

The King always makes sense!! Don’t you know that?! Well, be quick; His Majesty will be here soon to worship. Halt! Turn right! Turn left!

His Majesty has arrived. Long live the King! Long, long, long live!

You may leave and wait for my order.

Order obeyed.

I, Emperor Tiên Nghiện Hậu Thiền, successor of the late King to carry out Heaven's will, am earnestly praying to Buddha and Jesus for blessings to save Prince Tiên Thiền. He was wrongly accused and is imprisoned, awaiting his death in Sinh Gà Bổ.

The Prince is a filial son, a gentle young man who loves people and animals. He has never done anything wrong. If death is unavoidable then it is I who deserve it. Please let me die in his place. And if with God and Buddha’s grace, both father and son safely escape this calamity, I will repent and vow to keep a vegan diet, practice meditation, abstain from alcohol, meat, addictive drugs, and do good deeds for the rest of my life. Please witness my sincerity with this bow. Buddha be praised. Amen.

And one more thing. O Divine One above, please keep the Queen at her parents’ home a little longer so that I can quietly work on rescuing the Prince, because if she comes back early and finds out, then I’m finished!

What??? You think I don’t know? How longer were you planning to hide from me? Still standing there and denying? Eat the plate then! You even hid something like that from me. Eat to your fill!

Airport, Country of Đại Ngôn

How come it's taking so long? How many hours have we been waiting? Go in, go in, go in, go in. Touch to see if he's still alive or already dead. Geesh! What kind of driving is that?

Attention please, attention: Due to extremely bad weather, all flights are delayed for the next 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 days until the sky is clear. Please go back home safely, eat and rest; we’ll see you again. Attention please: Due to extremely bad weather…

Court, Country of Sinh Gà Bổ You can’t base on this suitcase and take away a human life. It proves that the cocaine is his.

Death sentence! Take the criminal away! Take him away! I object! I object! You deserve it!

7 Days Later – Airport, Đại Ngôn Where are the body guards? Body guards, body…

Your Majesty, your lowly servant is here.

Go to my office and check email for news of the court officials and the Prince, then report to me quickly.

Order obeyed. O God, how can this be?

Your Majesty, the mandarins urgently reported that the weather is extremely bad… I believe that is due to global warming; therefore everyone must be veg…

…do good deeds, go green, 2 save the…

Stop it already! Just report news from the mandarins. About global warming and being veg, I know very well from watching Supreme Master Television.

Your Majesty, I’m sorry. The mandarins reported that the weather suddenly turned bad, so all flights were postponed to a few days later, and according to the Ducky Channel’s weather report, things may be delayed for another week.

Oh God! My son’s life will be gone by then! Summon the Secretary Mandarin here immediately.

Order obeyed.

Go quickly! Ouch, ouch...

Long live His Majesty! Long live, long…

Never mind, be at ease. I want to know how communications with Sinh Gà Bổ turned out.

I’ve tried my best to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over there, but because of bad weather, all lines are either having trouble or kaput. So until now, I haven’t been able to send anything to Sinh Gà Bổ. Please forgive me, Your Majesty.

Oh no! God help me! My son will be dead for sure. My dear son!

Please allow me to leave to keep on trying; hopefully we can get through. My son, O Crown Prince! O Crown Prince, my son!

Execution Grounds, Country of Sinh Gà Bổ

Quick! Bring them in.

Hurry up.

Be quick! Why are you so slow!? Quickly, take him out there! Make him kneel. Kneel down!! Blindfold them for me! That guy also, blindfold him! Make it tight. Get ready!

Fire!

Our final reminder: All passengers for Air Force 2 flight departing for Sinh Gà Bổ, please board at gate A107.

Quick, quick. We've got it. You two, pull the red box over here. Come here! Be careful. Open it. Why do we have to open it, Boss? It’s our new law to inspect all red boxes. Where’s the key? You had it this morning and now don’t have it? No problem. Here, here, let me open it. Oh! There's a pig climbing the tree! Over there! He went to the other tree.

It’s all right. No problem. Close it again.

Royal Palace, Đại Ngôn

Go green, do good deeds… Be veg, save the planet…

and must be veg, go green too. Encourage everyone to be veg. Go green, do good, be veg. His head is bleeding.

Your Majesty, the Prince…the Pri…

What about the Prince?

His Royal Highness… was…executed…

Oh God! My son!

That was close!

Your Majesty, Your Majesty… Wake up, Your Majesty… That was close! Call the Red Cross ambulance.

Call the ambulance!

Call 9-1-1. Call the police…

Summon the General…

Call the Royal Physician immediately.

Halo, halo… Emergency room… This is… apartment… Royal Palace… Rat Boulevard #77…

Execution Grounds, Sinh Gà Bổ

Squad A, go fetch these bodies! Squad B, collect those! And you, come here! Inspect thoroughly, then report to me. Do it quick! So stinky! There’s blood everywhere, so filthy!

Wait, where’s the body of prisoner number 7?

Spread out and find it for me.

It’s the criminal from Đại Ngôn .

Exactly… But…how come… the corpse…is gone!

That’s impossible! Go check it out. Don’t be ridiculous. Search carefully for me.

How strange!

How did it disappear?

Gone…!

Such thing never happened.

According to our country’s laws, a criminal’s dead body must be left at the execution grounds for 3 days to admonish people. Could a corpse walk away by itself?

What are you guys doing? What ghost? No ghost here. What are you doing?

Just fetch the remaining bodies. I’ll report it to the superior. Collect them. Do it quickly. It smells terrible.

Yes, yes.

Hey you, come report to me.

There must have been some animal that came and took it away.

If it were an animal, there would be footprints in the mud, but there are none here.

Remote Countryside, Sinh Gà Bổ

I… Where am I? Am I still alive or in the nether world?

Your Highness is awake, Your Royal Highness! I’m… I’m so happy.

Oh, Miss Golden Ring… Am I dreaming or this is real?

Ouch…

You’re conscious and staying in my home. The wound is not that serious. The doctor said you’ll recover in a few days. I’m sorry, Your Royal Highness. Ahem.

Prince Tiên Thiền has regained consciousness – thank God and Buddha.

Congratulations, Your Royal Highness.

Ouch.

Please be at ease. Thank you both for saving my life.

But you have to rest to regain your health. You shouldn’t move too soon or the wound would bleed more; it’d take longer to heal.

Please don’t mention words of gratitude, Your Royal Highness. It’s only our duty. Fellow practitioners here all love you and contribute their efforts to protect you. Your Royal Highness can just stay here; our house is in the remote countryside, very safe.

Your Royal Highness, please have some steaming hot banana pudding freshly prepared by gentle Miss Golden Ring.

How is it possible that I’m still alive?

Please have some pudding to regain your strength, then I’ll tell you everything from beginning to end.

This is the banana pudding which you like very much. Today I sprinkled some extra roasted sesame seeds to make it more aromatic. Ah! It’s broken! Oh how sweet it is, the pudding bowl of romance – I fall in love with both the pudding and its cook…

This is the last spoon. I’ll bring you tea at once.

Please don’t bother, gentle miss. I’ll go to the kitchen to prepare the tea. What to do? What to do now? What to do?

CREDITS: The King & Co Part 7

WRITTEN and DIRECTED BY (remote control): Madame T.H. (Top-notch director) DIRECTOR: Chop Herbs (So-so class director but nearby!) PRODUCER: Supreme Master TV Ginger Group MUSIC COMPOSER: Uncle Three Drummer SET DECORATION: Sister Tomato and the Veggie Group DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Brother Popping Light

CAST: King Pre-Junkie Post-Yogi: Wayward Trần Yogi First Prince: Divine Trần Queen Careen Citadel

Literary Mandarin #1 – Prime Minister: Enlightened Đặng Literary Mandarin #2: Gentle Lý Literary Mandarin #3: Upright Đặng Literary Mandarin #4: Great Enlightened Nguyễn Literary Mandarin #5: Almost Enlightened Trương Literary Mandarin #6: Seven Crosseye Bùi Literary Mandarin #7: Bla Bla Lý Literary Mandarin #8: Labouring Lý Literary Mandarin #9: Yet to Practice Trần Literary Mandarin #10: Blessed Trần

Martial Mandarin #1: Stumbling Lâm Martial Mandarin #2: Rumbling Huỳnh Martial Mandarin #3: Protesting Lưu Martial Mandarin #4: Disgruntled Lương Martial Mandarin #5: Countryless Võ Martial Mandarin #6: Avaricious Tạ Martial Mandarin #7: Contraband Phạm Martial Mandarin #8: Shifty Phan Martial Mandarin #9: Bullheaded Bùi Martial Mandarin #10 : Fugacious Trương

Kiss B. Mandarin #1 Crooked Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #2: Tigerwhisker Lê Kiss B. Mandarin #3: Infidel Nguyễn Kiss B. Mandarin #4: Shady Lê Kiss B. Mandarin #5: Fibbing Lý Kiss B. Mandarin #6: Toady Trần Kiss B. Mandarin #7: Sparsewhisker Nguyễn Kiss B. Mandarin #8: Catwhisker Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #9: Copycat Trần Kiss B. Mandarin #10: Sans Courage Ngô Kiss B. Mandarin #11: Bully Trương Kiss B. Mandarin #12: Disloyal Bùi Kiss B. Mandarin #13: Traitor Phan

Eunuch A Willowy Peach Eunuch B Slender Bamboo Palm Fan Advisor: Yesman Phan Majestic Admiral: Judo Võ Mighty General: Kung Fu Trịnh Deaf Maid #1: Ear Royale Lê Deaf Maid #2: Royale Ear Bùi Lisping Maid: Homely Betty Royal Attendant: Brother Five Parasol Vendor Body Guard #1 Hunching Lê Body Guard #2 Underweight Ton

Lanky Soldier Seeking Phan Shorty Soldier Three Inch Tào

Supreme Master Thiên Hậu Celestial Galaxy Airport Police Officer 1 Troublesome Đinh Airport Police Officer 2 Disorderly Lưu Porter Soldiers Brawny Cao Strong Mã Porter Khương Athletic Tạ Robust Đặng Tigerlike Trương Muscular Võ Hefty Lăng Airport Worker 1 High Ranker Airport Worker 2 Tall’n Great Airport Security Officer Nitpicking Trần

Tourists Travel Đoàn Judge Mindless Thẩm Prosecutor Unjust Lý Defense Lawyer Silver-tongued Mã Court Police Officer #1 Managing Quách Court Police Officer #2 Investigating Trần Court Secretary Unschooled Trương Witness Sightless Văn Jury Appraising Thẩm Convicting Chung Sentencing Phan

Judge Chu Magistrate Trần Righteous Ngô Impartial Lý Good Cause Tôn Supreme Judge Investigating Lục Mediating Ôn Just Bao Public Gallery Viewing Đoàn Execution Squad Leader Executing Lã Execution Squad Bowing Lâm Kowtow Dương Action Trần Doing Lê Convicts Grave Lăng

Body Collection Squad Corpse Bạch Cadaver Âu Interring Mai Remains Lâm Bygone Mai Deceased Lê Miss Golden Ring (Miss Banana Pudding) Flatty Bành Mr. Ring Mr. Elder Kim Mrs. Ring Mrs. Elder Kim Banana Pudding Customers Eight Bowl Tào Portly Tạ Fatty Văn Chubby Tô

Mandarin Holding Incense Burner Incense Lư Flag Carrying Soldiers One Flag Hoàng Two Flag Hoàng Escort Guards Bodyguard Phùng Escort Trần Protecting Lưu Cavalier Trương Guarding Bảo Sentinel Đoàn Convoy Tống Martial Lâm Palanquin Carrying Soldiers Carriage Man Rickshaw Man Service Man Stout Mạnh Hardy Mạnh Staunch Hùng Attending Lê Serving Tạ

Fruit Carrying Maids Sweet Apple Bùi Red Plum Trần Pomegranate Bạch Sour Lemon Nguyễn Sweet Flavor Huỳnh Fragrant Lê Plum Pear Đào Custard Apple Na Fan Carrying Maids Service Hàn Lassie Tô Flower Carrying Maid Yellow Flower Girl

VOICES: Brother Three Stutt Brother Two T-terring Mr. Eight Veggie Uncle Two Guard Brother Four Mouth Brother Five Haggard Brother Three Lettuce Brother Four Opera Brother Six Goody Brother Seven Overbite

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Brother Two Weld

ART DIRECTOR: Brother Three Muscle

EDITORS: Brother Four Dopey Uncle Four Tofu Brother Two Ricegrain Uncle Seven Soysauce Brother Three Hammer Brother Two Mallet

SOUND DEPARTMENT: Brother Seven Deaf Brother Eight Buzz Brother Five Hard of Hearing Uncle Seven Fiddle Uncle Three Monochord

MUSICIANS: Camelia Trịnh Guitar Hứa Blue Cloud Tạ Rose Blossom Hà Snow White Bùi Clear Moon Cao Wholesome Human Trịnh Gratitude-keeping Trương Protocol-performing Tạ Saintly Wisdom Trần Trustworthy Tô

VISUAL EFFECTS: Sister Four Nearsighted Brother Six Glass Bottle Brother Ten Carpenter Tèo Ice Cream the Kid Brother Six Pedicab Brother Two Mason Brother Eight Painter Brother Three Plowshare Brother Seven Buffalo Nose Brother Four Frog Eye

CAMERA OPERATORS: Mr. Bushy Beard Brother Three Rock Sugar Brother Sulfate Water Buffalo Brother Three Scruffy Brother Four Dopey Uncle Seven Soysauce

LIGHTING DEPARTMENT: Brother Three Beard Brother Four Bald Head Brother Eight Crosseye

MAKE-UP: Miss Three Sponge Cake Sister Five Sticky Rice Cake Sister Six Banana Fritter Sister Four Skeleton Miss Nine Soya

HAIRSTYLISTS: Sister Seven Beignet Mrs. Eight Cucumber

COSTUME AND WARDROBE: Miss Three Sponge Cake Mrs. 5 Stick

Today’s Enlightening Entertainment will be presented in Aulacese (Vietnamese), with subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.

In today’s Enlightening Entertainment, with great honor Supreme Master Television is pleased to present the world premiere of an epic saga abounding with creativity and insight, elaborately produced over a period of time with wholehearted dedication and effort.

Lovingly written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, a spiritual master, humanitarian, artist and author of #1 international best-selling books, “The King & Co.” is a tale that reflects the challenges of the age, right in this urgent time of our planet. It interweaves ancient and modern settings, with tragic as well as comic plots, combining thrilling adventures, loyalty and tender affection among people, along with profound spiritual reminders.

The story centers around Đại Ngôn royal court with mandarins of all kinds, from virtuous to corrupt to indecisive, each unique; a king who must rule over his kingdom and, in international relations, also has great global responsibility; a handsome prince on his way to re-discover his True Self; an innocent country girl with a pure, loving and courageous heart: their fates are intertwined with one another.

“The King & Co.” also presents fact-based messages about the four most dangerous silent killers of the planet, namely, meat, addictive drugs, tobacco and alcohol, in hopes that worldwide citizens will become more aware about the poisons that are destroying this and future generations.

Despite her very busy schedule, Supreme Master Ching Hai personally wrote and directed via remote control “The King & Co.”, showing her deep concern for humanity and all beings on Earth. From start to finish, every detail, including the characters’ names, selection of songs to accompany the dances, gestures of each character, appropriate make-up styles for actors, and even their stage names, was all under her meticulous guidance.

The 6-part series “The King & Co.”, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, will be aired over nine weeks. This creative work is derived from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s unconditional love, inner source of creativity, and perfect wisdom. We invite you to share this special gift and enjoy “The King & Co.” on today’s program.

During a royal court meeting in the land of Đại Ngôn,

the King stated that he had been using addictive drugs to lose weight! The virtuous mandarins quickly advised the King to stop his drug abuse.

A dog suddenly appeared with an SOS flyer about the dire situation caused by global warming and the solution of “Be Veg and Go Green 2 Save the Planet!”

A vegan literary mandarin invited the King and court officials to his residence to enjoy vegetarian food.

While the King and his officials were feasting, a guard rushed in to report urgently that the Prince was being jailed at the border with the death penalty pending. It was because an attendant mistook the King’s cocaine for face powder and put it in the Prince’s suitcase.

On his way to visit his girlfriend, His Royal Highness was unexpectedly detained by the Sinh Gà Bổ airport personnel.

The King was extremely worried and conveyed order to immediately inform the Embassy to rescue the Prince. Nevertheless, the ambassador was still on vacation. When a martial mandarin raised his doubts about the Prince’s innocence, the attendant explained that His Highness was a noble person who never used addictive drugs. He also revealed that the Prince was a vegan and practiced meditation as taught by Supreme Master Thiên Hậu. After listening to the mandarins propose various plans, the King chose to try peaceful talks with neighboring country Sinh Gà Bổ to save the Prince.

We now invite you to enjoy “The King & Co.” – Part 5.

You’ve just enjoyed part 5 of “The King & Co.”, written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Please tune in next Thursday for part 6 on Supreme Master Television.

Thank you for your company on today’s Enlightening Entertainment. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television. Next is Words of Wisdom. May your life be blessed and in harmony with all beings. We bid you farewell.

After the premiere of “The King & Co,” enthusiastic responses have arrived from diverse parts of the globe via letters, recordings, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other means of social networks.

Great! Will it be available on DVD for sale anytime soon? ~ Hannah

Hi, my name is Russell. I’m from Brisbane, and I’m here watching the premiere of “The King & Co.” I must admit I found the program quite confronting, and it really educated me about some of the problems that we’re facing with alcohol at the moment. So, well done!

The film made us aware and gives us informative recommendations. Some parts were horrendous but factual, yet from those we can understand many things.

It's getting more interesting each week! I'm watching previous episodes again and again. Could watch forever. Can't believe they're all amateurs. And I love the music, keep humming all day : ) P.S. Will there be a season 2? Hope so! ~ Daina

Hi, I am Emre Emirli. I'm from Istanbul, Turkey. If you want to highlight a serious matter I believe the best way to make the point is with comedy. The characters in “The King & Co.” and the way they were portrayed by actors in the show were hilarious and it gives a strong message, which is: Don’t do drugs. Every time you remember those funny faces and gestures of these actors, you will get the very same message, and the message will always be on your mind.

I will recommend to my friends who smoke and drink to watch “The King & Co.” Cool!

Thanks to Supreme Master Ching Hai and Supreme Master Television, too. I've learned much from this film. Eating bloody meat causes diseases in humankind. Smoking, drinking alcohol, taking and injecting addictive drugs cause diseases. To animals, fish, or all sentient beings, we have to be respectful and take care of them because they have feelings too. I thank Master again for all that she teaches us through these shows. Let’s take care of our planet, so that we can live a peaceful life on it. Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet!

Everyone must watch it and learn something new! Thank YOU SUPREME MASTER CHING HAI! LOVE YOU VERY MUCH! ~ Paula

I very much appreciate watching this epic saga. I wish everyone would watch that film. The film tells us that humans' bad habits can be switched to good habits. I learned that omitting bad habits is efficient and necessary for our lifestyle.

Our sincere appreciation to worldwide viewers who shared thoughtful words and wonderful support for “The King & Co.”

We apologize for many more other viewers' heartfelt comments, which cannot be shared for lack of space and time. If possible, we'll try to air them later. Supreme Master Ching Hai sends her gratitude to all supportive viewers in the name of the whole “The King & Co.” group.

MEAT COSTS and VEGAN SAVINGS

A meat-free vegetarian diet drastically reduces carbon footprint.

Over a one year period, per person: Emissions from a meat-based diet is equivalent to driving a mid-sized car 4,758 km.

Emissions from a vegetarian diet is equivalent to 2,427 km - nearly 50% less.

Emissions from an animal-free vegan diet is equivalent to 629 km – 1/7 the amount of a meat-based diet, or 87% less.

Emissions from an organic vegan diet is 281 km – 94% less emissions than that of a meat-based diet.

AN ANIMAL-FREE VEGAN DIET CAN REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES BY UP TO 94%.

Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet!

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Today’s Enlightening Entertainment will be presented in Aulacese (Vietnamese), with subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.

In today’s Enlightening Entertainment, with great honor Supreme Master Television is pleased to present the world premiere of an epic saga abounding with creativity and insight, elaborately produced over a period of time with wholehearted dedication and effort.

Lovingly written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, a spiritual master, humanitarian, artist and author of #1 international best-selling books, “The King & Co.” is a tale that reflects the challenges of the age, right in this urgent time of our planet. It interweaves ancient and modern settings, with tragic as well as comic plots, combining thrilling adventures, loyalty and tender affection among people, along with profound spiritual reminders.

The story centers around Đại Ngôn royal court with mandarins of all kinds, from virtuous to corrupt to indecisive, each unique; a king who must rule over his kingdom and, in international relations, also has great global responsibility; a handsome prince on his way to re-discover his True Self; an innocent country girl with a pure, loving and courageous heart: their fates are intertwined with one another.

“The King & Co.” also presents fact-based messages about the four most dangerous silent killers of the planet, namely, meat, addictive drugs, tobacco and alcohol, in hopes that worldwide citizens will become more aware about the poisons that are destroying this and future generations. Despite her very busy schedule, Supreme Master Ching Hai personally wrote and directed via remote control “The King & Co.”, showing her deep concern for humanity and all beings on Earth.

From start to finish, every detail, including the characters’ names, selection of songs to accompany the dances, gestures of each character, appropriate make-up styles for actors, and even their stage names, was all under her meticulous guidance. The 6-part series “The King & Co.”, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, will be aired over nine weeks.

This creative work is derived from Supreme Master Ching Hai’s unconditional love, inner source of creativity, and perfect wisdom. We invite you to share this special gift and enjoy “The King & Co.” on today’s program.

During a royal court meeting in the land of Đại Ngôn, the King stated that he had been using addictive drugs to lose weight! The virtuous mandarins quickly advised the King to stop his drug abuse.

A dog suddenly appeared with an SOS flyer about the dire situation caused by global warming and the solution of “Be Veg and Go Green 2 Save the Planet!”

A vegan literary mandarin invited the King and court officials to his residence to enjoy vegetarian food.

While the King and his officials were feasting, a guard rushed in to report urgently that the Prince was about to be executed.

It was because an attendant mistook the King’s cocaine for face powder and put it in the Prince’s suitcase causing His Royal Highness to be detained by the Sinh Gà Bổ airport personnel.

The King was extremely worried and conveyed order to immediately inform the Embassy.

Nevertheless, the ambassador was still on vacation.

After listening to the mandarins propose various plans, the King chose to try peaceful talks with neighboring country Sinh Gà Bổ to save the Prince. At the royal shrine, His Majesty King of Đại Ngôn prayed that if the Prince returned home safely, the King would keep a vegetarian diet, practice meditation, and avoid alcohol, meat and addictive drugs for the rest of his life.

Unfortunately, the flight to Sinh Gà Bổ for a negotiation was delayed: the weather had gone haywire due to global warming. In Sinh Gà Bổ, the Prince was executed along with a number of prisoners, but when soldiers went to pick up the bodies at the execution grounds, they couldn't find his.

Meanwhile, the Prince woke up in a thatched house and reunited with the love of his life, Miss Golden Ring. Green Village fellow practitioners came to visit the Prince, a vegan and practitioner of a meditation method taught by Supreme Master Thiên Hậu. They recounted how the Prince had been protected by Master Thiên Hậu. After the Prince was arrested, his two guards were able to escape.

One returned to report to His Majesty the King, the other remained in Sinh Gà Bổ to find Miss Golden Ring and pass on the news. Upon the guard’s suggestion, Miss Golden Ring gathered her relatives to the execution grounds to rescue the Prince. Fortunately, the Prince was still alive, so everyone agreed to bring him home to cure and care for him.

Continued. We now invite you to enjoy the conclusion of “The King & Co.”

You’ve just enjoyed the conclusion of “The King & Co.”, written and directed via remote control by Supreme Master Ching Hai, with performances by members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association.

After the premiere of “The King & Co,” enthusiastic responses have arrived from diverse parts of the globe via letters, recordings, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other means of social networks.

Hi, my name is Steve Chang and I am a professional stuntman from Hollywood. What I really like about “The King &Co.” was that there are so many elements all mixed together. It’s comedy, it’s drama, it’s documentary, it’s even a public service announcement. I thought the costuming is great, and I like how the dramatic side story is really complemented by the humor of the King and his people. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how young you are or even what language you speak.

The messages in “The King &Co.” are universal. Meat, drugs, tobacco, alcohol,not only are they bad for you, they’re bad for society, they’re bad for the environment. I think people just need to make that connection and one of the best ways to do that is through movies. Everyone loves movies. So I just like to thank and congratulate Supreme Master Ching Hai and all the Association members who helped to bring this project to life.

The story of “The King & Co.” is full of creativity. It encompasses both ancient and modern times in a very free style. Although the Supreme Master is responsible for guiding many disciples around the world in their spiritual practice, she still found the time to write such a story. From this we can know her gracious and meticulous nature.

“The King & Co.” is very instructive for my friends as well for my relatives; they all like it. So thank you very much, Supreme Master Ching Hai, for this educational way to tell us what is good for us through this movie.

Hi, I’m Des from Brisbane, I thought the movie had a good message and was well done!

Hi. My name is Uranbileg. I am a vice director of Tevkhen Company. Today we organized a gathering among our workers to watch the film. The film “The King & Co.” shows the corrosive and destructive result of addictive drug abuse. Nowadays this is one of the most significant problems in Mongolia, so I wanted to help my workers understand. I like it very much.

Halo, my name is Bobsy. I’m sitting here on a Lama Island, in the beautiful South China Sea. “The King & Co.,” is a novel way of introducing some of the most serious killers that are really devastating humanity today. I appreciate Supreme Master’s efforts and talents and skills in doing something like this.

It’s not easy especially when she was doing it by remote access, she not only directed the movie by remote control, but she also wrote the script and conceptualize it. And above all, my respects for your dedication, commitment, and tireless work to creating a better world for all of humanity and all of God’s creations on planet Earth.

Also, I would like to mention a word about the actors and the actresses in the movie. They're all volunteers and all non-professionals, and like the Supreme Master, they are doing it from their hearts as a gift to raise awareness about these four killers, I am amazed and inspired by Supreme Master’s efforts. Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet!

It shows clearly that meat, tobacco, drugs & alcohol are not good. Thank you, Madame T.H. ~ Gustavo

People think vegetarian means that they can only eat grass. But after watching the film, they can understand that there are a lot of vegetarian foods. I thought it was very funny. Costumes and décor are fantastic. The colors, it’s just wonderful. And I was very touched by the credits at the end where you see that no one has experience and everybody’s tried to do their best.

And I want to congratulate Supreme Master Ching Hai for that movie. I think it’s quite amazing to come up with the idea of filming such an epic movie.

The film was truly fantastic and amazing.

The shrine photo made me laugh out loud! It is very rare for a philosophical and spiritual system to have a sense of humor about itself. In fact, I can think of no other examples... This is really quite refreshing. This episode was very dramatic. Yet, the dangers of eating meat are very real, and the examples, though extreme, were in fact realistic.

I must say those were the most honest and straight-forward doctors I've ever seen! Most physicians are far too cowardly to tell their patients to stop eating animal products; they would rather prescribe ten different heart and liver medications than dare to tell the simple truth. This film switches between being a serious drama and a live-action cartoon.

It is a very unique presentation of entertainment. Its message is supremely important. I hope it helps people awaken to the importance of becoming vegan. It is the ethically correct choice, and the healthiest diet!

I’d always appreciate good news, especially valuable information, and this movie proved that it was valuable information to have. I 'd like to say thank you for sharing and hopefully I can pass along the message to others not just like-minded people, but those who still have the lack of understanding of how to really live healthy and how to truly live righteously. So maybe this movie will inspire me even more now to do my parts!

One impressive moment that I really appreciated was that Supreme Master Ching Hai actually wrote the script, and she directed, the movie, she played the big role with developing the characters down to their dress code and their hair styles, so she really took over and projected not just a great movie but her own thoughts to how she could relay her own message to helping people understand what it means to Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save Our Planet.

Incredible piece of work. It gets better and better with each episode. I laughed, I cried, I was completely immersed in the movie. “The King & Co.” is witty, heartfelt, and evoked indescribable emotions. I especially liked the moral messages that were conveyed. A must-see movie. Thank you for such an amazing production!

I think the drama gave us a lot of realization. It is a gift not only for us but also for our children and next generation future well-being. Supreme Master Ching Hai has written and directed via remote control an epic saga which is easy to understand, for that I am very happy. Being veg, going green is the beneficial way to health and can help brake global warming.

I am a professor at the Department of Soil and Water Conservation at National Chung Hsing University. I am currently both a professor and the Secretary-General for the school. Through a humorously fictional approach, this drama helps viewers to understand all kinds of problems caused by the habits of consuming cigarettes, addictive drugs, alcohol, and meat.

I think humans have to be vegetarian to save the planet from disasters. Global warming leads to abnormal weather patterns and extreme precipitation events. That’s why floods in the past were not as overwhelming, but now they are quite devastating. We humans should be compassionate and treasure our planet Earth. Because the Earth is already ravaged by humans to such a degree, we need to quicken our pace. I appeal to all humans to Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet!

What I have just watched has touched me so much. Meat eating and so on are not good for our bodies. They harm the whole society. We have to reduce them so that the society and our Earth can be saved.

Everyday, seeing my friends eating meat, drinking alcohol or smoking, I thought that was just normal habits. Yet after watching this film, I realized that those actions have long-term damage. I wish that everyone who watches “The King & Co.” will be awakened.

I very much admire the way Master transmits her messages. Master doesn’t use the way of dry teaching but conveys it through the film in a very lively way, even very humorous, which makes people able to remember the messages. Behind those stories are very meaningful lessons.

Supreme Master Ching Hai is very busy with her works, yet she still took the time to direct this film. For that I would like to express my gratefulness to Master, someone who is full of love not only for humankind but also for this entire planet.

Hi, I just finished watching a 6-part series shown on Supreme Master Television called “The King & Co.” It’s wonderful! Master Ching Hai has written and directed it, and all this drama is wrapped around a message. It’s a very simple message and I want to get it out: Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save our Planet! It’s that simple! So simple. I hope people listen. Thank you, Master Ching Hai, for giving us this wonderful gift!

I hope that through “The King & Co.” people will get to know the environmental impact of tobacco, alcohol, meat and addictive drugs. I sincerely recommend this drama to viewers of all ages. Thank you.

My name is Uygar, I'm from Cyprus. I am working as a director in Cyprus. When I first saw the trailer of “The King & Co.,” although I am quite unfamiliar with that culture, it was quite obvious to see how some movies were satirized, and the depiction of seriously harmful intoxicants in promotional and inducing ways. It was very good.

I am Lin Deng-Juin, Director of the Public Health Bureau of Taichung City. In the film “The King & Co.” there is a lot of evidence that eating meat is harmful and people now are aware of it. Eating meat is damaging to the ecology. The disasters from climate changes are huge, like the flood in Pakistan and the bushfire in the Siberian forest near Moscow this year.

This is of course largely caused by meat-eating. I very much agree with being vegan. Their acting and humorous dialogues are impressive and delightful. I really admire the director who can come up with all these ideas, and I salute her for that. She is really great! Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet!

A very serious message delivered with very silly humor... an unusual strategy, but it works, being both informative and entertaining! Good job on all your hard work, everyone who produced it! ~ Jason Polland

Truly awesome. I greatly enjoyed the film. I would like to thank Supreme Master Ching Hai.

Hi, my name is Gerhard from Munich, Germany and I work for a Biomedical engineering company. I had the opportunity to watch the film “The King & Co.” The message came across very clearly. A healthy diet not only benefits oneself but also the whole of humanity and ultimately is also essential for the planet.

As soon as possible there ought to be a fast rethinking happening. The film is not only funny, it is also easy to understand for children. I would sincerely like to give thanks to Supreme Master Ching Hai. Also, Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet!

It was a great drama. I think this drama tells us clearly what we have to do in order to protect the Earth.

I would like to express my deep gratefulness to Supreme Master Ching Hai for giving me clues to many things that I wouldn’t have realized otherwise and for enlightening me on these things.

Our sincere appreciation to worldwide viewers who shared thoughtful words and wonderful support for “The King & Co.”

We apologize for many more other viewers' heartfelt comments, which cannot be shared for lack of space and time. If possible, we'll try to air them later. Supreme Master Ching Hai sends her gratitude to all supportive viewers in the name of the whole “The King & Co.” group.

We would like to thank Supreme Master Ching Hai, the screenwriter and remote director of “The King & Co.”, for her creative and loving gift, especially for the Earth’s inhabitants. May humanity heed the compassionate messages of Supreme Master Ching Hai for this planet to soon become a peaceful and happy realm, a Heaven on Earth according to God’s will.

Thank you for your presence on today’s Enlightening Entertainment. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television. Coming up is Words of Wisdom. May your life always be uplifted in love, grace and wisdom. We’ll see you next time for the continuation of the Aulacese chèo traditional opera “The Third Princess” by playwright Trần Trí Trắc. Farewell for now.

Thank you for your presence on today’s Enlightening Entertainment. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television. Coming up is Words of Wisdom. May your life always be uplifted in love, grace and wisdom. We’ll see you next time for the continuation of the Aulacese chèo traditional opera “The Third Princess” by playwright Trần Trí Trắc. Farewell for now.

The Majority Report The top-notch director wants to let the good-hearted viewers know that during the making of this film, no humans were ever bullied by any animals (or their own two-legged kind). Concerning the white teddy bear, he was hospitalized in an intensive tailor unit.

He needed some emergency puff-up and only a few stitches to recover, but he is back to normal now and is on vacation indefinitely, with no forwarding address. (He needs his absolute privacy!) Any adoring letters or emails to him will be given to his secretary. (Don’t know what she will do with all these!)

The walls have been repaired perfectly. The king bus has also been pampered in the back yard garage and is being handled by the best car mechanics on Earth. (That was because after the delicious vegan party, the humans were obviously too heavy for the poor bus.) So he needs a little rest, but he will recuperate well. We wish him good luck and a speedy 100 miles- per-hour recovery.

All the human actors/actresses meanwhile also went back to their normal activities, toiling 8am to 5pm, or something like that. All in “The King & Co.” are still alive and well, including animals, humans, trees and all. None has ever been harmed or harassed. And the actors, actresses, including animals therein, are totally vegan. So don’t worry, kids! (It was only a movie.)

As for the condition of the viewers, rumor has it that some have become completely vegan, while some quit smoking, quit drugs, quit drinking, etc… and others maybe soon. In that case, congratulations! Thank you all (really) and farewell eh!... Love love Bà T.H.

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“The King & Co.” is a lavishly mounted series that carries a potent anti-alcohol message. Using humor and comedy it also manages to get across a number of other important social messages for which Supreme Master Ching Hai and the Supreme Master Television service have become renowned. The series is sure to be a hit with many viewers worldwide.

I liked it. I was very impressed. The scope of the material presented was large, was full, was exciting. It was presented with quality and with taste. And the subject matter about drugs and alcohol and tobacco are very important, and they were covered well. Veganism to me is what sets it apart.

And now that more and more people are becoming vegan, it makes me feel so much better. And the way this was handled was fun. There was a little bit of “Keystone Kops,” there was a little bit of seriousness. There’s a little bit of the grittiness of the street in it, and it’s full of imagination and joy. And thank the Supreme Master because it’s a wonderful presentation.

And there is so much joy. Vegans sometimes feel like they’re on a raft with nobody around them. And you’ve put us on a steam ship and with company, and with family, and with good cooks and good chefs.

From a filmmaker’s perspective, the accomplishments of this picture are rather amazing. It was well photographed, some interesting camera angles, lighting was consistently good. It’s amazing. You, folks handled the material in a mature, professional way, and that’s nice to see. Thank you.

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