What kind of person can be considered a true spiritual practitioner? Is it enough just to be vegan and meditate? Supreme Master Ching Hai tells us that a sincere practitioner should be considerate of others in all circumstances. When we need to confirm the right thing to do just put ourselves in the other’s shoes and we will know right away. “Don’t do to others what you don’t want others to do to you.” There is nothing wrong with wanting to achieve something but if our actions hurt other beings physically or even verbally we should seek another way. By telling the folktales “The Repayment of Sparrows” and “The Immortal Woman — He Xiangu” Supreme Master reminds us that our physical body is ephemeral. Good results are reaped by doing good deeds. We should thus keep the precepts strictly at all times love and protect all living beings and be ever grateful to Heaven.