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Offline moonbeam

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Re: Helpful tips?
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2011, 04:29:00 pm »
I would say that when buying something in a box or can to always look at the ingredients. Something the food makers put stuff in there that you wouldn't think about.

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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2012, 10:24:43 pm »
i recently drink one spoonful of sesame oil and olive oil each twoday.

sesame oil are famous as queen of the oils (if you want to bought look for cold press oil; didn' t be like me i have wrong sesame oil cause its already cooked, not cold press manufacturing),

olive oil look extra virgin olive oil

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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2012, 11:11:30 pm »
It's the wholesale slaughter of the animals, the ruthless efficient industry of killing which turns me against meat eating.
They are bred and forced to live in often horrific conditions and slaughtered in a merciless environment, where their life force is not even recognised, processed like an inorganic commodity.
I don't understand how anyone who is aware of the process can condone and support it, it's barbaric.

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Me too, when I see people being not aware how many lives by feeling save having pleasure with vegetable food and even make it to the way of releasing form suffering, seeking refuge in idealism. *smile*

They do not see the whole poison industry, the weapon industry the burning, cutting, digging and its complex supply. I guess its always a matter of right livelihood but the wrong is very modern.

Back to the topic, here a helpful tip form the Buddha: A Son's Flesh

Daimond, that is a good idea next to reducing the meals. Next to reduce untimely eating the Buddha also allowed his disciples to take some kinds of fat and sugar after noon.

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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2012, 01:50:54 pm »
Walking past my local supermarket meat section (4 aisles) I see those red packets as the dead body parts of murdered animals, for that's what they are.
Someone else without that mindfullness and conditioning will pick one up and see "a lovely piece of meat."

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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2012, 07:52:10 pm »
After coming across the fruit section, I see this polished and packed fruits remember the burning forests, the periodly killing of animals, the poison thrown on earth, the knifes cutting through the skin and habitats of mother earth, fruits of greed, for thats what they are.
Some else without that mindfulness and conditioning will pick one up and see "a lovely piece of fruit meat".

Some would not enter the local supermarket at all. *smile* "But it is so tasty and we can everything the whole year."

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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2012, 10:09:14 am »
Hanze you make your point about burning forests etc, but, at the time of writing there is no direct evidence to suggest that fruit or vegetables suffer when harvested.
There is plenty of evidence of the suffering of animals reared and slaughtered as human food.
This is common sense. Well to me it is... (smile)

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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2012, 05:06:11 pm »
That's the problem of being protected in his living room, never had seen how it comes till the fruit in your shop. *smile* Maybe you like to start to make a fruit plantation by you self, a good karma plantation.

It common that beings are turning around for a long time, we should be aware of it. The reason are there sense.

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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2012, 05:15:38 pm »
So another helpful tip from the Buddha that gets in direction reducing suffering and cleansing ones mind is starting to observe the The Uposatha Observance, including local vegetable food would be more that great *smile*:

6. "Bhikkhus. Ariyan disciples in this Religion reflect thus:

"'All arahants, for as long as life lasts, eat at one time only and do not partake of food in the evening. They abstain from food at the 'wrong time'."[6]

"All of you eat at one time only and do not partake of food in the evening. You abstain from food at the 'wrong time.' For all of this day and night, in this manner, you will be known as having followed the arahants, and the Uposatha will have been observed by you. This is the sixth factor of the Uposatha.

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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2013, 09:27:55 am »
i became a vegetarian 13 years ago, long before i read my first buddhism book....

i was a (semi) professional sporter (triathlon).

I met this wonderfull girl, she was a vegetarian. After a while she became my girlfriend, for now i can call her my wife for 5 years, we have a wonderfull son and are expecting a second child.

As we first dated i asked her, why are you a vegetarian. She told me she didn't wanted an animal to die only to fill her plate. I laughed... she told me she dind't wanted to discuss this, because she discussed so many times. She gave me some books and some brochures, about animal abuse, about the meat industry, about nature... she told me if you have read this, then i will discuss it with you, because only then you will know what your talking about....

We never had the discussion, i stopped eating meat, fish and poultry before the last book was finished, that was more than 13 years ago.

i kept on doing my sport for several years, as a vegetarian. I visited a sports physician every month, and had a bloodtest every month. Everything was perfect.

So if you want to stop, don't stop because you think you need to... do it because of a reason, do it for yourself...

If you want to do it for buddhist reasons, don't blame yourself if you fail, as long as you stay focussed that it's the first prescription of the paƱca-sila ... once you have achieved a certain distance on the path of buddha it will have no sense of sacrifice anymore, the feeling of being commited wil be more satisfactory than a T-bone steak on the bbq  ;D



 


 


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