Recieved: 1999/11/24 12:21
Subject: Re: [K-list] Re: kundalini-digest V1 #467
On 1999/11/24 12:21, Ckress posted thus to the K-list:
In a message dated 11/24/1999 6:45:46 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> If you want to avoid causing pain, quit eating altogether, or eat just
> fruits and nuts. Better yet, quit breathing. Every breath we take inhales
> entire universes of life. And don't forget walking--we thoughtlessly crush
> blades of grass and tiny insects with every step.
> Seems more sensible, though, to approach the act of eating more reverently,
> blessing not only the food on the plate, but the creatures, plant or
> animal, who gave their lives that we might eat. Most people take food--of
> any sort--for granted, but it's an entire series of miracles, from life, to
> death, to life again, that brought this sustenance to our plates.
> Please, let's do put this "food fight" aside. For the record, no one is
> more saintly or spiritual just because they don't eat meat. No one is less
> saintly or spiritual if they do eat meat. It's what goes on in the heart,
> mind, and soul--not the stomach--that decides that.
Thank you!! I was a vegetarian for 20 years, but never because I thought it
was morally superior. After all, Hitler was a vegetarian.
A vegetarian once told me with pride, "I never eat anything that could have
run/flown or swam away," as if this were some kind of virtue. (What's the
alternative -- only go after helpless sentient beings?)
I once read a hilarious retort from a non-self-righteous vegetarian who was
asked if he only ate vegetables because he loved animals. "No," he replied,
"I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants."
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