workers at the disaster site are enthralled by the Chinese food prepared
by fellow practitioners, which they proclaim to be the most delicious
food that they have tasted over the past few days.
practitioners set up a loving-support booth near "ground zero" of
the disaster, providing meals and hot drinks to rescue workers laboring
hard around the clock.
that date, the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Arlington,
Virginia were attacked by hijacked airplanes, and another plane was
hijacked and destroyed in Pennsylvania. These catastrophes not only
shocked the world, but also had a tremendous emotional impact on all
of humankind. On learning news of these unfortunate events, Master immediately
called all the centers in the vicinity of the affected areas, instructing
fellow practitioners to quickly set up relief teams. Her gentle but
concerned voice awakened all the fellow disciples on the east coast.
She made emergency phone calls to each of these centers, touching and
calming all panicky hearts, and linking the fellow practitioners together.
As a result, the relief work was launched smoothly and efficiently.
issued an e-mail expressing Her sorrow to all centers around the world,
as well as a request of love to all fellow practitioners: "In addition
to providing material assistance, all centers should gather for group
prayer and meditation, so that mankind may understand each other through
more peaceful ways."
Master's instructions, centers near the affected areas immediately launched
relief efforts that included visiting and comforting victims in hospitals,
offering blood donations, making financial contributions, providing
for the material needs of rescue workers at the disaster sites, and
offering mobile phones to facilitate communications. At the same time,
fellow practitioners also launched worldwide relief activities, including
collecting financial contributions, and conducting prayer-cum-meditation
sessions, in hopes that their intense meditation could bring positive
power and peace to the world, and promote mutual understanding among
humans, so that no such violence would ever happen again. On the other
hand, in response to the physical needs of victims, many centers began
collecting contributions, and fellow practitioners throughout Formosa
earnestly responded to this effort.
the forefront of the disasters that have recently caused serious casualties
and shocked the whole world, the New York and Virginia Centers have
each set up a relief center on Master's instructions, with all the nearby
centers, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Boston, Houston, Kentucky
and others, coming to help.
Master's reminder about
emergency rescue activities
for the "911 disaster" in the U.S.A.