In the song “One’s lifetime, one forest”, the composer Tran Long An wrote “Everyone chose easy jobs, who would do the difficult one? Therefore, does that mean the difficulties in our life do not result from our choices?! It isn’t difficult to understand, because most people in our world hope to have a carefree, especially wealthy and esteemed life. Moreover, when one is at the top of his fame, praises, admiration, how many people could refuse…
The lyric from the song written by Tran Long An composer does help us think of Venerable Shakyamuni Buddha, when he was in the power of a prince, a beautiful wife, well-behaved son, …he left that position to live as a homeless mendicant bonze, bare head, bare feet. This classic story has been passed down from generation to generation, countless devotees have been practicing him. Each person has been practicing in a different way throughout their lifetime. Some people have been practicing Buddhism with the purpose to free themselves, others aimed at delivering humankind. Looking at the life of the singer Ho Quynh Huong, perhaps, no words are enough to describe her life, except the words “Admirable and Respectful”
In the early 90’s, when the singing contests were organized professionally on the TV channels, radios when the Vietnamese music was popularly known with the adoption and interference of the worldwide music, the name Ho Quynh Huong appeared overwhelmingly on magazines and newspapers, her songs were played on most radios, and the unique face of the singer from a mine land was extremely familiar on the TV channels. Her professional performances from the musical form to the content were expected in most big musical shows by the nationwide audiences. The prestigious awards of the agencies of the Vietnamese Party and Government, the official organizations were continuously offered to Ho Quynh Huong singer. Her fame resulted in her great ambitions that very few “beginners" could have. However, it wasn’t easy to achieve those successes if she does not have a modern musical thought, a professional and hardworking style, and her respectful attitudes towards her audiences. It wasn’t easy at all!
Afterwards, when she was at her great success in the Vietnamese musical world, at her uttermost fame that thousands of people desire, Ho Quynh Huong singer decided to quit all her musical successes to follow a desire “to embark herself on difficulties”. It was the first time in her life she thought back everything she was having, it was not what she really needs after all. She began to doubt herself: “ Why do I feel so empty and lonely in my soul as if there were no places to shelter and no one to depend on? Her doubt caused her to toss and turn all nights. Behind the glory on the stage, she used to be a “wanderer” in her immense thoughts. Ho Quynh Huong began to search for the truth of Buddha, look for the moralities of the Supreme Master, practiced the Meditation method, applied what she learnt, read and taught into her life by having a slow and hard-working life, eating vegetarian food for all body needs…When there is enough sunlight, flowers will blossom, when it is hot enough, let go of her hands, when the Truth of Life is open, the name Ho Quynh Huong disappeared on the musical market, so it caused a big surprise to the artists and in the heart of thousands of beloved audiences nationwide and worldwide.
Leaving the glory of a famous singer behind, accepting to abandon the love of the audiences for her was not easy at all. It is similar to the scene that Buddha gently unveiled the curtain to look at his wife and son sleeping three times before leaving decisively. Sometimes, that decision makes us think of heartlessness. However, deep in the subconscious of the people who accept difficulties, to them, “leaving means going back”. Going back to their sincerity, being back to a person full of Mercy, Wisdom, Bravery in the awaking and enlightenment of the earth and human life. The return is to accomplish the duty of the deliverance, to bring happiness to the people around. The true happiness that Ho Quynh Huong wanted to bring for us is the desire to spread a real vegan life widely and deeply to people throughout Vietnam and the world.#Ho Quynh Huong used her hands to practice and experience the major benefits of having a real vegan life. From health, endurance, persistence to the balanced and optimistic spirit; from the little depression in our daily life to the love, forgiveness, sharing with everyone… Nevertheless, if she had only stopped at that aim, her life would have been better. But, with her good-hearted soul, with the desire to step into difficulties, Ho Quynh Huong who had those true benefits of the vegan life really wanted to spread it to our life positively, so that everyone can have the good things like what she is having. During the past 10 years, since the day she decided to leave her glorious life of a prestigious singer behind, Ho Quynh Huong definitely spent all her time, her soul, her talents for the projects that follow her dreams which she consider as her uttermost goals in this life. Her achievement is known as the establishment of Loving Vegan Group, with the more and more diverse developments and professional services.
A true vegan ecosystem has been being finished to meet the needs and aim at replacing people’s needs gently: eating and drinking, health, beautification, entertainment, even she is planning to build a real vegan place with green and pure environment. The value of the material and immaterial products that Loving Vegan Group of Ho Quynh Huong brought to life has positively changed the life of the people who knew her products, especially the awareness of loving the environment and loving the life of not only themselves but also that of all creatures living together on earth.
Veganism has not only become a familiar concept, but also turned a trend to a practiced life among most people who experienced it. Besides, Ho Quynh Huong positively called for events protecting the environment, earth hour, or her special concern to patients of cancer… She thought those are motivating activities to bring a vegan life into human’s life as soon as possible.
Looking back to those achievements, it is profound that there is no achievement without loss, sacrifice. To have Loving Vegan Group with the projects aiming at the friendly environment, protecting people’s health and improve the spiritual life of human’s life these days; we should know it is a tough and challenging process. Blood, tear, youth, ambition, money…is all that Ho Quynh Huong-the founder of Loving vegan Group- has sacrificed and spent all her life to create the great things for the community, for our Earth. Her love and sacrifice of her lifetime, Ho Quynh Huong has been known widely not only throughout Vietnam but also getting approvals and admiration of the colleagues, friends worldwide.
It is extremely good if all of us have the same dream of bringing a vegan life of Ho Quynh Huong into the real life of each person. Happily, it is a great honour when Loving Vegan Group has recently made great progress and it can be called a miracle, when the World Records Content Academy -WRCA, the World Record Union- WORLDKINGS officially established the World Record "The first Vietnamese female singer and record holder found “ LOVING VEGAN” to help people lead to a peaceful spiritual life, serving the public health and the society" for Loving Vegan Group and for the great contributions of Ho Quynh Huong. The establishment proved the belief as well as the appreciation of the World for her ideal and humanity that Ho Quynh Huong and Loving Vegan Group have brought. The dream “Bringing the vegan life into the lives of people throughout Vietnam and all over the world” is perhaps not far….
Buddha said, “The better your mind measure is, the broader the roads you will travel on” . The long and wide roads ahead to achieve the great dream of Ho Quynh Huong have switched to a new turning point, with troubles and challenges. But certainly, with the consciousness of Ho Quynh Huong, it is not a journey of looking for new fame for herself, but it is a journey to build a future of Truth-Goodness-Beauty for humankind on earth.