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Be Vegan – Be a True Practitioner, Part 2 of 2

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Be Vegan – Be a True Practitioner, Part 2 of 2

In the previous episode, we have seen the spiritual wisdom about being veg in Christianity, Islam, and Jainism. Today, let us continue exploring some more. Buddhism, for example, has long been known as a religion that emphasizes the importance of being vegan. Let’s hear what the Venerable Buddhist Master Sing Chang says about the vegan diet: “What’s the reason of not killing? Human beings went to hell due to doing bad deeds.” “When one goes to hell, as witnessed by spiritual practitioners, all the punishments, including oil cauldrons, tongue-ripping and copper pillars, are facts. The punishments of hell are also mentioned in the Original Vows of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Sutra, hence all are facts, not imagination.” It is with great delight that we choose a few clips from the film “Animals and the Buddha.” The enlightening film was co-produced by Bob Isaacson, who is also President and Co-Founder of Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA). “In the early tradition of Theravāda, the first precept was translated to me: I undertake the rule of training to refrain from causing injury to living things. That’s all living things; that’s how it was taught to me. And that’s how I teach people: all living things. So, we refrain from harming them. That’s the same in the Tibetan tradition. Do not do anything that hampers the growth, movement and flow of the Buddha-mind, Buddha-nature, Dharmakaya. So obviously, the eating of animals and the interfering with the animal kingdom, exploiting it, does affect that precept, does block that flow, does get in the way of the flow of Buddha mind, of the Dharmakaya. So the first precept, not to cause any injury to any living things, means ANY living thing!” Dear enlightened viewers, let us conclude with the URGENT message from our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai to all religious and spiritual leaders: “It’s time now to awaken and change these physically and spiritually unwholesome, unhealthy, cruel habits, and the utmost atrocity involved. Our original diet, as per the Garden of Eden, is the vegan diet. It promotes both physical and mental and spiritual wellbeing. We can live happy, healthy lives, thriving purely on plant foods.” “This also adheres to ‘Thou shall not kill,’ or ‘Ahimsa,’ means no violence, whereas eating animal-people goes against this commandment from God.”
Vegan and Religion
2022-01-08   503 Views
Vegan and Religion
2022-01-08

Be Vegan – Be a True Practitioner, Part 1 of 2

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Be Vegan – Be a True Practitioner, Part 1 of 2

Today, we would like to present various compassionate vegan messages from religious leaders around the world, where they share wisdom about being vegan, which is a MUST for any true practitioner. To honor the commandment “THOU SHALL NOT KILL,” many true Christian practitioners like the Reverend Pastor Robert Munro are faithfully following Lord Jesus Christ’s path. During a Sunday service in 2018, he shared valuable insights from the Bible: “‘God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every seed green herb for meat. And it was so.’ This, I would have to say, is one of the few times God spoke to humans directly. Throughout this Bible, and every scripture I’ve read, I’ve yet to see many passages where the Lord speaks to us directly. It is irrefutable; it does not say that we can eat animals at any time.” Does Islam share the same view as Christians about veganism? In the Book of Hadith, Chapter 49, Hadith No. 36 states that: “Beware of meat. It has addictiveness like the addictiveness of wine.” This verse clearly warns the faithful Islamic people about the intoxication of meat. Its addictiveness is as strong as alcohol, which is harmful to one’s life and is therefore forbidden in the Qur’an. Jainism also emphasizes the importance of compassion in spiritual practice. Sri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji, a great Scholar of Jaina Darshana (Jain Philosophy), the pontiff of Sri Main Jainkashi Math, will explain further on this topic. “So that’s why non-violence is the supreme religion; live-and-let-live. Everyone wants to live and wants the right to live. So that’s why we can’t harm any living being, we can’t kill anything. So in the philosophy, the one who is the God, who are conquerors and omniscient, give the great message for us on how to live together in harmony and peace. In our life, we have our essential duties.”
Vegan and Religion
2022-01-07   510 Views
Vegan and Religion
2022-01-07
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