Former Prime Minister of Bhutan, H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley, Praises Dr. Hong Tao Tze as The Hope for a Better World
Cultural Goodwill Group of World Love and Peace landed at the foot of the Himalayas on November 18th 2016, to visit Bhutan, the last Shangri-La on Earth, the happiest country in Asia. Former Prime Minister of Bhutan, H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley, invited the Tai Ji Men Shifu, Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, and Dizi for the visit. Their dialogue flowed with wisdom. As we face crises as the world rapidly collapses before our eyes, H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley praises Dr. Hong as the positive influence, the hope for a better world. For years, The Tai Ji Men Cultural Goodwill Group has visited 68 countries throughout all continents to promote love and peace and they have been lauded as “International Goodwill Ambassador for Peace”It was a meaningful meeting between the “International Goodwill Ambassador for Peace” and the “Preacher of Happiness.”
H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley, along with his wife and daughter, warmly welcomed Dr. Hong and all of the members, into their home, where they chatted and had tea like old friends.
In 2008, Mr. Thinley became the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Bhutan. He served two terms and was highly respected by the people. "If the development of a nation is measured solely by the GDP indicator, the nation will be served to satisfy personal greed; depletion of resources will result into degradation of human value." has been his philosophy of governing the nation. In 2006, Bhutan was rated as the world’s happiest country. For many years, H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley traveled the world to share his philosophy of governing a country, and has been recognized as the “Preacher of Happiness.” His book “Happiness: A Shared Global Vision” has been published in Japan and Taiwan. The book has also made “Happiness” become one of the Human Development Index for the United Nations. In 2012 the United Nations proposed a new economic model centered at Gross National Happiness (GNH), instead of the GDP.
Dr. Hong Tao Tze, Zhang-men-ren of Tai Ji Men and H.E. Jigme Thinley met at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012. H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley was then the prime minster, was invited to ring the Bell of World Peace and Love. His wish for the ringing of the bell was for “A sustainable and happy world.”He is truly a wise man, well-versed with the balance of ying and yang. As they met for the second time, H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley shared his philosophy on the governing of a country and the reality of it being a tough challenge as we face chaos and rapid changes in the world. He also shared his experiences with international premier clubs and how everybody has the heart to investigate ways to solve the crises that world that is collapsing quickly. H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley thinks Dr. Hong is the hope to make the world better and promised to work together.
Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze shared his efforts in promoting love and peace, the Era of Conscience Movement and its videos, and the results of culture exchanges throughout five continents. He also shared the thesis he presented recently at the 17th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, and talked about how to govern a nation and achieve world peace with yin yang philosophy, and proposed the keys to govern a nation--culture, education and economy. H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley was deeply moved and admires Dr. Hong’s long time effort for the promotion of world peace and love. He presented a autographed copy of his book, “Happiness: A Shared Global Vision.” Their philosophy of ying and yang matched perfectly and everyone presented could feel how much they cherished each other.
Before saying goodbye, members of Tai Ji Men sang “The Love and Peace Song” to show their sincere heart. H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley said he could feel the positive energy of the volunteers who paid for all the trips out of their pockets to visit the world. The meeting was full of peace and calmness. H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley said that Dr. Hong is not just Taiwanese, he is a world citizen with a big heart. Former Prime Minister, H.E. Jigme Y. Thinley, a man with ideals, visions and loved by the people of Bhutan, has printed his title on his name card as retired public servant. His humbleness is worth learning from for the powerful government officials.