the great vegetarian debate

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Rahula unskillfull acts can also be commited through a lack of thought.

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Rahula the Nidāna Sutta is relevant.

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Samma Ditti: Right view is most important.

Mano Pubbangama Dhamma
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Mind is the forerunner of all phenomena
Mind is chief, they are all mind created

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Re: the great vegetarian debate

Postby cooran » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:26 am

Interesting attitudes around the world

20 of your tales of Vegetarian Woe
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21122072

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"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Re: the great vegetarian debate

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:53 pm

Those are good. Some of my tales are similar:

I order a vegetarian meal and get fish (as if fish are not animals, yes not mammals, but still members of the Animal Kingdom).

One waiter asked, "but why??" when I asked what vegetarian options there were.

"So you only eat fish and chicken?"

"What do you even eat??" (as if omnivores only eat meat, no bread, no pasta, no veggies, no beans, etc., etc.)

"I could never be a vegetarian, I am a strict carnivore!" (again, see my comment above, as if omnivores only eat meat and nothing else)

"But you need animal protein, how do you stay healthy?" (and this person recently came back from the doctor with high cholesterol and other ailments)
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Postby marc108 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:05 pm

"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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Re: the great vegetarian debate

Postby knitted » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:00 am

I believe it is no longer simply an issue of preventing cruelty to animals. Resources are so scarce that our current habits will destroy us all. I find myself less and less willing to eat anything that we do not grow or cook ourselves, or comes from local ingredients. Mass production = mass extinction.

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Re: the great vegetarian debate

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:27 pm

What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: the great vegetarian debate

Postby knighter » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:28 am

Hello there

If we were ment to be vegetarians,
why are animals made out of meat :rofl:
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