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The Peaceful Veg Diet - A Common Thread Amongst All Enlightened Masters, Part 4 of 4

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“A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is as bad as an act of cruelty to a human being.” - Hadith (Islam)

“Burden not an animal with more than it can bear. We, truly, have prohibited such treatment through a most binding interdiction in the Book. Be you the embodiments of justice and fairness amidst all creation. ” - Baha’u’llah, Most Holy Book

“All men have a mind which cannot bear to see the sufferings of others. So is the superior man affected towards animals that having seen them alive he cannot bear to see them die; having heard their dying cries, he cannot bear to eat their fles.” - Mencius, King Hui of Liang (Confucianism)

“Before the art of cooking was known, primitive people ate only vegetables…. Thereupon the sage taught the men to attend to farming and to plant trees to supply the people with food. And the sole purpose of securing food is to increase energy, satisfy hunger, strengthen the body and appease the stomach. ” - Mozi, Indulgence in Excess (Mohism)

“Don’t kill animals to make offering Sages and saints are not biased. Your sickness is due to previous life bad karma (retribution) or because of this life’s violence. ” - Encouraging Goodness Scripture (HÒA HẢO Buddism)

“Our Guru, our Spiritual Guide, only stands by us if we do not eat any meat or dead bodies.” - Guru Granth Sahib (Sikhism)

“Buy captive animals and give them freedom. How commendable is abstinence that dispenses with the butcher! While walking be mindful of worms and ants. Be cautious with fire and do not set mountain woods or forests ablaze. Do not go into the mountain to catch birds in nets, nor to the water to poison fishes and minnows. Do not butcher the ox that plows your field.” - Tract of the Quiet Way (Taoism)

“Those plants, I, Ahura Mazda (God), rain down upon the earth, to bring food to the faithful, and fodder to the beneficent cow; to bring food to my people that they may live on it, and fodder to the beneficent cow.” - Avesta (Zoroasterianism)

We now conclude our 4-part program with the thought-provoking excerpt from our beloved master Supreme Master Ching Hai. “This world belongs to everyone, including the animals. That’s why we follow a vegetarian (vegan) policy because this world has come into existence due to the force of the thinking power of all the beings that exist on this planet. We wanted this place so it exists, including the animals.” “So we’ve forgotten that we’re the co-owners, not the sole owners of this world. That’s why we shouldn’t kill animals, shouldn’t eat them, and especially shouldn’t kill any other beings.”
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