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Offline Dharmakara

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Free vegetarian decals, posters, and bumper stickers
« on: September 29, 2012, 06:39:43 am »
Free vegetarian decals, posters, and bumper stickers --- for more information on vegetarianism, please visit the LOVE US, NOT EAT US website.


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TO CHERISH ALL LIFE
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Re: Free vegetarian decals, posters, and bumper stickers
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 03:46:55 pm »
Many thanks Will be reading 'To Cherish All Life' And passing it onto others.. Peace and love  :pray:
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Re: Free vegetarian decals, posters, and bumper stickers
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 04:49:16 pm »
last checked there is no such language as "chinese", china has many languages, even tibetan is one,  perhaps they meant mandarin
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Re: Free vegetarian decals, posters, and bumper stickers
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 08:12:12 pm »
Many thanks Will be reading 'To Cherish All Life' And passing it onto others.. Peace and love  :pray:

Glad to hear you found it useful --- there's also a good selection of paperbound books you can receive for free, including a pocket version of the Dhammapada translated by the Ven. Buddharakkhita, Awakening a Kind Heart by the Ven. Sangye Khadro, and an abridged edition of Settling Back into the Moment by Joseph Goldstein which is also a pocket version.

Actually I've always preferred pocket versions when travelling around, just the right size for keeping wear and tear to a minimum.

last checked there is no such language as "chinese", china has many languages, even tibetan is one,  perhaps they meant mandarin

Yes, you're quite correct and thanks for pointing that out because I keep forgetting to correct it --- not sure why he didn't use the correct term for the language, especially since he's lived in Sinapore all his life, though there's always the possibility that it was just an oversight on his part. I'm currently working on an updated version of their site, as well as a new layout and design for the Dharma The Cat site, but if I get the time latter tonight I'll try to make the corrections.

Again, thanks for the reminder.

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Re: Free vegetarian decals, posters, and bumper stickers
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 04:32:20 am »
Unfortunately I think the "Chinese" sticker has the hardest job of the lot with many superstitious peoples who use animal parts not only for food, but as aphrodisiacs, good luck charms, health supplements and for many other uses which as a westerner I find unbelievable. Maybe the "Chinese" sticker should be made bigger...

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 04:49:20 am »
Yes Dhammaseeker51,

Perhaps one of the most prevalent Chinese superstitions is using meat as an offering to the Gods, Ancestors and even to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.  Chinese people have passed this superstitious custom down from generation to generation, thinking that it's Buddhism, but it's not.  Usually, it's the old Asian ladies that perform these duties on special occasions.

They think that the gods will be pleased on Chinese New Year's day because you offer them a soy chicken and some barbecue pork.  They think that their ancestors whilst they were alive, liked to eat that stuff, so now that they're dead, the spirits of the deceased will be happy that you are now offering that stuff for them to eat.  They even like burning paper money, paper cloths and paper and plastic cars and paper houses for the deceased to enjoy.  It's a bit silly if to think that burning a cheapo looking plastic car in this world will miraculously turn into an awesome Mercedes in the spirit world!

It's not easy to educate these old ladies otherwise, because they've been doing this for years.  And as if they'd believe you instead of their mother, who taught them these things.  But we can still try to educate them as best we can.  Encourage them to make use of vegetarian offerings instead of meat offerings.

And we can also educate the next generation to stop these superstitious practices.

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 05:20:59 am »
im sure a chinese person could give a long list of stupid, ridiculous things that americans do, if their practices give meaning to them i dont see why its our place to criticize, although im not much into the meat offering part. i imagine it would be rather rude to show up at a chinese funeral without paper money, offerings etc......
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Re: Free vegetarian decals, posters, and bumper stickers
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 07:25:14 am »
I was surprised to hear how many sharks are being killed - I think for shark-fin soup? 

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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2012, 04:36:18 am »
Yes PP,
Quorn have started making a sharks fin vegetarian substitute 'specially for the Asian market. Expecting it in my local Tesco anyday now. Should be delicious...
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2012, 05:50:02 am »
Yes PP,
Quorn have started making a sharks fin vegetarian substitute 'specially for the Asian market. Expecting it in my local Tesco anyday now. Should be delicious...

Good old Tesco, every little helps! :teehee:

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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2014, 11:33:00 pm »
Why are you plagarising my signature under all my posts, chal??
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