Category Archives: Mindful Eating

I AM AN EXTREMIST

“I’m, an extremist…! Outside the mainstream, that’s me; – vegan pacifist! I teach peace and love; love your neighbor as yourself; turn the other cheek. Intellectually, everybody supports me; yet not in practice! Unconditionally – I love you and everyone. Extremist, I am…!”   By BupSahn Sunim

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LOVE ALL BEINGS LIKE YOURSELF

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HOW WE DESCRIBE ANIMALS (AND OURSELVES)

HOW WE DESCRIBE ANIMALS (AND OURSELVES) “Animals are trained, humans taught. Animals have fur, humans hair. Animals operate by instinct, while people are moved by plans and ideas. A newborn baby is a cub, puppy, or calf while people come into the world as babies and are soon transformed into … Continue reading

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ZEN AND THE ART OF MEAT-EATING

The relationship between meat eating and Buddhism is a complex one which differs between traditions and is further complicated by the fact that Buddha Shakyamuni is said to have died from eating uncooked pork. Below I will consider some of the aspects of the relationship between Buddhism and meat eating … Continue reading

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BUDDHA TEACHES ANIMAL-RIGHTS (NOT)

“Lay aside violence,in respect for all beings,– don’t kill or cause death! Yet don’t be like Jains, eat meat, you must, if offered; – eat it I beg you! And yet not all meat; these meats you should never eat: elephants and dog, snakes, lions, tigers, panthers, bears and hyenas; … Continue reading

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