Got a news release in the mail from The Supreme Master Ching Hai Association. Never heard of them, but it was a funky enough name to get me to keep reading.
It was addressed to “The Honorable Anchor Gerry Brooks.” I’d like to think I’m an honorable anchor, but I’d never seen it as a title before. Still, enough to get me to keep reading.
And then Supreme Master Ching Hai started dishing it.
First, my heartfelt gratitude for all your dedicated efforts to better lives and help our world progress. Your work is hugely appreciated by society as by Heaven.
As all citizens aspire to have a peaceful and harmonious life, they look to your leadership in achieving this ideal. Indeed, amidst multiple concurrent crises — more than ever do we need your mighty power as entrusted by the people, to save our world.
Wow. Appreciated by Heaven? Mighty power to save the world? Me???
So what was this all about?
The Supreme Master Ching Hai is apparently pushing her chain of vegan restaurants.
Really, all she had to do was say so.