What is the “critical mass of a vegan population”? What will happen when it’s reached? What kind of attitude should we have when facing the urgent situation of climate change? During an international gathering with Association members Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke of the significant influence of reaching this critical mass in being able to save the Earth by giving the example of the “100th monkey effect.” She also lovingly answered the questions of fellow initiates about spiritual practice and their daily lives. The Supreme Master emphasized at the same time: “We are saving this world not because… we are attached to this physical life. We are saving this world so other people… have a chance to return to their original loving Self… to save themselves and save the world. Once they have compassion their souls will be saved and even their physical also will be saved.”