During this international gathering, Supreme Master Ching Hai mentioned that with the arrival of the Golden Age, peace is now a trend in the world, and every country should aim for peaceful advancements. She spoke of South Korea and North Korea as an example, saying that the people of both lands are Koreans so they are brothers and sisters. They should live together peacefully, and the whole world would praise their efforts and become more willing to interact with both. They could even stay under two systems but work together, exchanging economic roles and ideas so that each region would improve and develop.
Supreme Master also stated that we should always be good and peaceful together. Fighting is from the long ago Stone Age or Ice Age; it is a backward kind of action. Our world is now more civilized. "Any money going to arms and soldiers is depleting a country's economic treasure. Only by helping each other, becoming friends with each other can we stay long, relaxed and happy. The world's consciousness has risen very high now. This will contribute to peace and harmony on the planet. Any country or any race of humans that goes against this stream of change will feel very strange in their hearts, will feel disturbed, will feel unbalanced, will feel not very right," said Supreme Master, "because in their souls, they know they go against the current. Then they will feel isolated and feel agitated and feel unwell."
In Korea, vegetarianism is well known and well received now. There are currently 22 Loving Hut restaurants. Non-Association members have also opened up other vegetarian restaurants, and their business is good. The mayor of Seoul has been promoting the vegetarian diet, too. Supreme Master praised the mayor and affirmed that if all government officials became vegetarian first, they would then have more power when they tell people about it.