Here's some food for thought in regards to your food example.
For meat-eating to exist, there must be humans who deliberately kill the animal that provides the meat, creating great fear and terror in the living being they are killing and performing wrong action for themselves.
Cultivating vegetarian food will kill beings from the plowing of the fields, application of pesticides, etc. But the purpose here is not to kill the sentient beings; they are being killed indirectly for the cultivation of vegetable sustenance.
Both kill. Living means killing.
Personally, I buy vegetarian food for myself because I think it causes less harm and suffering overall. Not to mention the health benefits of eating a vegetarian diet vs a meat-eating one are pretty well-established. Living longer means practicing the Dhamma longer. Who knows where the next birth will be and if the Dhamma will be available to practice?
Digity wrote:In other words, we've f**king up the planet. What else is new...
None of this is going to stop until the planet starts getting so out of balance that our lives get severely disrupted. At that point the joy ride will be over and we'll either sink or swim.
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