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Be Vegan – Be a True Practitioner, Part 2 of 2

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Be Vegan – Be a True Practitioner, Part 2 of 2

In the previous episode, we have seen the spiritual wisdom about being veg in Christianity, Islam, and Jainism. Today, let us continue exploring some more. Buddhism, for example, has long been known as a religion that emphasizes the importance of being vegan. Let’s hear what the Venerable Buddhist Master Sing Chang says about the vegan diet: “What’s the reason of not killing? Human beings went to hell due to doing bad deeds.” “When one goes to hell, as witnessed by spiritual practitioners, all the punishments, including oil cauldrons, tongue-ripping and copper pillars, are facts. The punishments of hell are also mentioned in the Original Vows of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Sutra, hence all are facts, not imagination.” It is with great delight that we choose a few clips from the film “Animals and the Buddha.” The enlightening film was co-produced by Bob Isaacson, who is also President and Co-Founder of Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA). “In the early tradition of Theravāda, the first precept was translated to me: I undertake the rule of training to refrain from causing injury to living things. That’s all living things; that’s how it was taught to me. And that’s how I teach people: all living things. So, we refrain from harming them. That’s the same in the Tibetan tradition. Do not do anything that hampers the growth, movement and flow of the Buddha-mind, Buddha-nature, Dharmakaya. So obviously, the eating of animals and the interfering with the animal kingdom, exploiting it, does affect that precept, does block that flow, does get in the way of the flow of Buddha mind, of the Dharmakaya. So the first precept, not to cause any injury to any living things, means ANY living thing!” Dear enlightened viewers, let us conclude with the URGENT message from our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai to all religious and spiritual leaders: “It’s time now to awaken and change these physically and spiritually unwholesome, unhealthy, cruel habits, and the utmost atrocity involved. Our original diet, as per the Garden of Eden, is the vegan diet. It promotes both physical and mental and spiritual wellbeing. We can live happy, healthy lives, thriving purely on plant foods.” “This also adheres to ‘Thou shall not kill,’ or ‘Ahimsa,’ means no violence, whereas eating animal-people goes against this commandment from God.”
Веганство и религия
2022-01-08   1310 Преглед
Веганство и религия
2022-01-08

Be Vegan – Be a True Practitioner, Part 1 of 2

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Be Vegan – Be a True Practitioner, Part 1 of 2

Today, we would like to present various compassionate vegan messages from religious leaders around the world, where they share wisdom about being vegan, which is a MUST for any true practitioner. To honor the commandment “THOU SHALL NOT KILL,” many true Christian practitioners like the Reverend Pastor Robert Munro are faithfully following Lord Jesus Christ’s path. During a Sunday service in 2018, he shared valuable insights from the Bible: “‘God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every seed green herb for meat. And it was so.’ This, I would have to say, is one of the few times God spoke to humans directly. Throughout this Bible, and every scripture I’ve read, I’ve yet to see many passages where the Lord speaks to us directly. It is irrefutable; it does not say that we can eat animals at any time.” Does Islam share the same view as Christians about veganism? In the Book of Hadith, Chapter 49, Hadith No. 36 states that: “Beware of meat. It has addictiveness like the addictiveness of wine.” This verse clearly warns the faithful Islamic people about the intoxication of meat. Its addictiveness is as strong as alcohol, which is harmful to one’s life and is therefore forbidden in the Qur’an. Jainism also emphasizes the importance of compassion in spiritual practice. Sri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji, a great Scholar of Jaina Darshana (Jain Philosophy), the pontiff of Sri Main Jainkashi Math, will explain further on this topic. “So that’s why non-violence is the supreme religion; live-and-let-live. Everyone wants to live and wants the right to live. So that’s why we can’t harm any living being, we can’t kill anything. So in the philosophy, the one who is the God, who are conquerors and omniscient, give the great message for us on how to live together in harmony and peace. In our life, we have our essential duties.”
Веганство и религия
2022-01-07   988 Преглед
Веганство и религия
2022-01-07

The Venerable Tashi Nyima (vegan) - Compassion for Animal-people is Our True Nature, Part 2 of 2

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The Venerable Tashi Nyima (vegan) - Compassion for Animal-people is Our True Nature, Part 2 of 2

“Much of our chronic diseases comes from our habit of ingesting animal products. The pandemic that we just discussed, the water scarcity, the deforestation, all these things we are causing, and we are causing it with our mouth, right? I think it was Gandhi who said that the worst weapon of mass destruction in the hands of humans is a fork. Because it’s with the fork that we are killing the planet and we’re killing ourselves.”Following the global state of emergency, on June 26, 2020, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai called for the World to Wake Up and Be Vegan. This powerful message is fully endorsed by the Venerable Tashi Nyima. “I fully endorse it because it is the overriding concern right now. People think, oh no, well, you know, the problem is climate change. But how do we deal with climate change? We deal with climate change by removing the fundamental cause, which is animal farming.”The Venerable Tashi Nyima also expresses his full support for our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai’s urgent plea to all religious and spiritual leaders to guide and direct their followers to adopt the compassionate loving vegan diet. “Certainly, I fully endorse that call from the Supreme Master. I think it is very important, particularly for religious leaders to understand that this is the pressing issue of our time, right? If we do not address this, there will be no other issue that is important enough, because there will be no future for any of us. So I fully, fully embrace this call to all religious leaders, to try their very best, to convey the importance of abandoning all killing, abandoning all harm so that we can at least begin to heal this planet, or at the very least heal ourselves.”“I actually have (seen Supreme Master Television). Yeah, since I mentioned, I used to go very frequently to the Loving Hut and they always had the screens going, And I saw many, many times the shows, ...there was a big musical event that I have seen, very beautiful.” “And I’ve heard some of the lectures on meditation and I always find them very uplifting and very clear and very accessible. I think it’s a great service, it’s a great service that you are doing for people in general in bringing them this message. That is the only message that will actually save this world.”
Веганство и религия
2022-02-19   642 Преглед
Веганство и религия
2022-02-19

The Venerable Tashi Nyima (vegan) - Compassion for Animal-people is Our True Nature, Part 1 of 2

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The Venerable Tashi Nyima (vegan) - Compassion for Animal-people is Our True Nature, Part 1 of 2

The Venerable Tashi Nyima was born in the West Indies where he studied with Dominican and Jesuit priests in his youth. Later he also trained to become a priest before following his Buddhist inner call. After which, the enthusiastic Tashi Nyima traveled and practiced with many distinguished Tibetan teachers from various Buddhist schools. Finally, he settled his heart wholly with the Jonang lineage and devoted himself to Kyabje Tashi Norbu Rinpoche. Currently, the Venerable Tashi Nyima is leading the Universal Compassion Buddhist Congregation, a spiritual organization that has solid footprints in the USA and Mexico. To the surprise of many, the Venerable Tashi Nyima has been vegan for more than 50 years and is well-known for his animal-people rights advocacy. Specialized retreats for animal-people activists and “The Buddha’s Bowl” spiritual book are some of his remarkable contributions to a new vegan world. Known for his compassion and straightforwardness, the Venerable Tashi Nyima welcomes real-truth seekers, but he also has non-negotiable rules for his sangha: such as no initiation for meat-eaters and no animal-people consumption in the group.“There’s the five traditional Buddhist precepts, right? Avoid killing, avoid taking what is not given freely, avoid deceiving others, avoid abusing others for your own pleasure and avoid intoxication leading to the other four, right? And it’s very simple. it’s the baseline for human life.” “The Buddha actually stopped animal sacrifice in India. And he gave extensive teachings on what is appropriate food for humans. When we hear the actual teaching of the Buddha is compassion for all sentient beings, not for human beings, but for all sentient beings.” “You know, we have driven over 60% of other animal species to extinction. And what are we doing? We are driving ourselves to extinction because what we do to others, we do to ourselves.”“I mean, (“The Buddha’s Bowl”) (has) always been available for free to download. And here we have collected instructions, not only from the Buddha but from Buddhist teachers of all denominations, telling us what is the clear teaching of the Dharma in regards to our relationship with animals, how should we behave.”
Веганство и религия
2022-02-18   595 Преглед
Веганство и религия
2022-02-18

A Vegan Journey for Love: Interview with the Reverend Father Donatello Iocco (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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A Vegan Journey for Love: Interview with the Reverend Father Donatello Iocco (vegan), Part 2 of 2

In today’s episode, we will continue the inspiring story of Father Donatello Iocco and learn more about his method to bring together vegans and those who are considering embracing the plant-based diet. “And I would begin with some scripture and just kind of leading it and kind of emphasizing, God doesn't want animal sacrifices. And I would try to answer the best that I can, then we would watch the documentary and I kind of made it so it kind of progressed to prepare you for some animal slaughter footage that I had.” “Speaking from reading from enlightened Masters and from the past and present, I think, I always call it, we have that veil. We want to remove that veil. So, really, those who are doing a regular meditation understand what that veil is. I think it just becomes a blocker. And it might not bar you from progressing in a sense, but I always call it a stepping stone, if eating a plant-based diet can help you do that next step into opening up your prayer life.” Father Donatello also praised Supreme Master Ching Hai’s urgent messages to spiritual leaders and meat eaters. “Those are powerful words, they’re true words (to spiritual leaders). And as She's speaking, I know, She's saying it to the leaders and saying, you tell your congregation or the faithful, the followers, but again, it's also directed to them. It’s saying, are you being that example? Most people won't think this, but is it contrary to what you're saying about loving and caring about the outcast, about the poor, but then leaving out all the rest of God's creation that are suffering, and not only that, this devastation upon the Earth that's happening before our eyes. The extinction of animals as well, that we're never going to see again. If you see an extinction of a species, it's not going to be long till we're part of that too. It’s a very powerful statement (for meat eaters). Actually, it made me emotional reading it. I think that who heard that and took it to apply it obviously to themselves, if that did not move them to really reflect on how they contribute to that. And every time you take a bite (of meat) and it destroys a part of the planet, I mean, that's a big responsibility. We are responsible.” “For the fate of humans and the fate of animals is the same. As one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and humans have no advantage over the animals. For all is vanity.”
Веганство и религия
2022-04-02   591 Преглед
Веганство и религия
2022-04-02

God Lovers Are All Vegan – Interview with the Reverend Father John Ryder (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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God Lovers Are All Vegan – Interview with the Reverend Father John Ryder (vegan), Part 1 of 2

“I am a Christian, therefore I am vegan.” – this powerful statement was coined by the Reverend Father John Ryder, a retired parish priest of All Saints church, in Godshill, Isle of Wight, England. The respected Father is also a spokesperson for Christian Vegetarians & Vegans UK, an organization that defends vegan Christians for their benevolent plant-based diet, inspires other spiritual people to follow suite, as well as sets shining examples to the world that true followers of Jesus are always vegan at heart. “If you take the whole Bible completely, one starts at the beginning with God creating man and giving him a totally fruitarian diet. Since we’ve been given the Holy Spirit, we are capable of living without that (meat and animal sacrifices) and therefore we should be following the diet given to us at the beginning of Genesis and which was predicted to be, through Isaiah, the diet of Heaven, where no killing is ever continence.” “If you consider God wants us to be lords of the Earth, we should follow His example. He is our Lord. He doesn't kill us or eat us. He loves us and sacrificed Himself for us. If we are going to be masters of the Earth, lords of the Earth, we should be honoring God by following His example and be willing to sacrifice ourselves for their sake (animal-people), not the other way around.” “If we believe God to be a God of love, and no God of love would want harm or hurt or fear; there cannot be a life, a world without hurt, fear and death if we kill to eat. Unfortunately, far too many people put humans on far too high a pedestal. We may be the highest animal but we are a fellow animal, and we need to look at that - that the other animals have the same capacity for fear, for feeling, for pain that we do. If we cannot love them, who we can see, how can we love God who we cannot see?” “(Animal-people are meant) to be our companions, and there are many references throughout the Bible to animals being there to help to show us the glory of God and to praise God with us.”
Веганство и религия
2022-05-06   485 Преглед
Веганство и религия
2022-05-06

A Vegan Journey for Love: Interview with the Reverend Father Donatello Iocco (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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A Vegan Journey for Love: Interview with the Reverend Father Donatello Iocco (vegan), Part 1 of 2

Each of us has our own spiritual awakening experience, and for the reverend Father Donatello Iocco, pastor of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, it was in 2016, when he watched the documentary film “Vegucated.” “And what really tugged my heartstrings was when a mother cow, the calf was taken away from the mother cow, and she was crying after it. And she was doing all she could to chase the calf. That broke my heart. And really, it was almost like a conversion.”“So, in the beginning, I would have this kind of urgency of having statistics in terms ofwhat's happening to our oceans, what's happening in slaughterhouses, what's happening to your health. So I was bringing that a lot more so than kind of linking it to the scripture. And then I tended to focus more on like, the original, of what Jesus taught. And again, it's love, compassion, and being kind and gentle, that self-giving and helping one another. We're here together. We want to work as one. I'm hoping, you know, leading by example, because everybody knows that I am vegan. So, whatever I'm saying, it's always in the background of what I'm saying, would make a connection.”“So, there is that essence of early Christianity leading not only a spiritual life, which is part and parcel of not contributing and eating meat. There is certain evidence that helped me kind of refocus and say: Yes, this is something that Jesus was Himself.” “And so, I think that's a great tension. But I think if you're open to it, and you're willing to seek and find, you'll see that life-giving spirit of the Holy Spirit is pure and giving, and loving, so much so that it wouldn't have any room for our own personal wants or desires of something that we can eat otherwise, that is healthy, and you're not contributing to the destruction of the Earth and the violence that entails it.”“I'll be honest, it is prayer, it's meditation, connecting to the Divine, experiencing God, which gives us that resource and that reassurance that yes, there is cruelty in the world, yes, there is violence. And yet, how we navigate into that world, sometimes, where we want to be more loving and forgiving.”
Веганство и религия
2022-04-01   403 Преглед
Веганство и религия
2022-04-01

Compassion Toward All of God's Creation: Interview with Rabbi Eliyahu Soiefer (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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Compassion Toward All of God's Creation: Interview with Rabbi Eliyahu Soiefer (vegan), Part 2 of 2

Joyful viewers, let’s continue watching Rabbi Eliyahu Soiefer’s moralistic stories on today’s show.“The children are very open-minded, children are willing to listen. They're not set in their ways, so to speak. So if at a young age, we introduce children to the idea, to the ideas of compassion for all of God's creation. And if we introduce them to some of the concepts that I was explaining to you a few moments ago about God's original plan for humanity.”“And as we discussed a little bit earlier, one of the most important ideas of Judaism, is the fact, as we discussed, that the original diet of humankind was a plant-based diet. And that our animal diet is not the way that it was meant to be. We've gone off the path. And our whole job is to act in ways that bring us back to the original path so that we can create a form of paradise once again, on this Earth.”Rabbi Eliyahu Soiefer is not only a vegan spiritual leader, but also an accomplished musician and composer. He will now open up about his passion for music and connects its miraculous power with a spiritual story. “He said that since we were born inside of it, we can't hear it because we're so used to it, so to speak. In any event, according to that, we see that all the vibrations of the sound waves of the universe are really what we are living inside of. So (what) we're talking about is the very powerful, spiritually potent, spiritual power of music. And that is why you know, I could talk and talk and talk and talk, but not get to you, not really get to you, but if I play you a beautiful song or you listen to a beautiful symphony or you hear the strumming of a guitar, not only does it get to you somehow, it can make you cry. It can make you want to dance. It can make you have unbelievable revelations of the mind and the heart. What is this mysterious power? So this is the power of the musical note.” “As long as we can find common ground, things that we have and build on and try to make a harmonious planet, a harmonious world, and it's up to us, really, who else is going to do it if not human beings? We were given the capacity and the stewardship, the stewardship of this Earth by God Almighty. And we should do it in a positive way.”
Веганство и религия
2022-01-29   347 Преглед
Веганство и религия
2022-01-29

Compassion Toward All of God's Creation: Interview with Rabbi Eliyahu Soiefer (vegan), Part 1 of 2

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Compassion Toward All of God's Creation: Interview with Rabbi Eliyahu Soiefer (vegan), Part 1 of 2

Rabbi Soiefer began his unique journey as a talented musician. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music and received a Master’s degree in Education from Adelphi University. Following that, he achieved Rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva Kol Yaacov. Later, he became the spiritual leader of the Congregation Achdus Yisroel, as well as a member of the Rabbinic Council of Jewish Veg. Today, we are delighted to introduce Rabbi Eliyahu Soiefer. He will inspire us with many interesting topics: from Judaism, veganism, youth education, to his passion for spiritual music.“That means that God creates us with His Divine energy, and we become part, we become enveloped within Divinity. Therefore, all of creation is in a sense part of godliness and God and godly. Therefore, when we see, we have to treat all of God's creation with compassion and empathy, because it all contains holiness and godliness. So there are many, many teachings in the Torah – that's the way we refer to the first five books of the Bible – about compassion for all creation. And there are many, many rabbinic stories that are taught regarding compassion towards all creatures of God. That by the way, not just animals, but people too, we have to be kind to people as well. So the idea of compassion is central to Jewish theology.” “Our objective, our task as human beings, who were put on this Earth for a certain amount of time is to reveal the Divine spark in all of creation. We do this through compassion, through kindness, through performing acts, positive acts, acts that reveal the harmony of the universe.” “Judaism is based on the Bible, or more specifically what some people refer to as the old Testament. You will find that the first humans were commanded by God Almighty to only eat fruits, vegetables, and grains (Genesis 1:29-30). In other words, God's original plan for humankind was that we should partake of a plant-based diet.” “If a person wants to live in a way that we can possibly regain that lost innocence, regain the perfection of the original plan of creation, then by participating in partaking of a plant-based diet to the best of our abilities, we are recapturing some of God's original desire and plan.”
Веганство и религия
2022-01-28   290 Преглед
Веганство и религия
2022-01-28

God Lovers Are All Vegan – Interview with the Reverend Father John Ryder (vegan), Part 2 of 2

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God Lovers Are All Vegan – Interview with the Reverend Father John Ryder (vegan), Part 2 of 2

“I think if people were aware of the suffering in meat production, the majority would not eat meat. They deliberately do not want to know. When you tell them, they say, “Don't tell me, I don't want to know.” I think that is being duplicitous, hypocritical, to think that I want to enjoy myself because I don't want to know what suffering I cause. It's totally irresponsible. You should try to know what you cause, what effect you're having on the world.” “And in so many ways, animals are as intelligent, but it's also obvious they can feel pain in the same way, they can feel fear in the same way. And this is one of the extra reasons why factory farming is so unhealthy because of the fear and pain that the animals feel.”“The greatest thing any individual can do to help the environment, to stop or slow down climate change, is to stop having meat and dairy. There are other things, perhaps larger things which the governments can do. But what an individual can do, the most important thing is to become a vegan or move in that direction as fast as they possibly can.” “To stop climate change in general and all these destructive effects, is to stop eating meat, because the production of meat is what drives all these horrible things. It uses so much more water as well, so much more land. We just don't have the land. If everybody in the world tried to eat what the average Western person eats in meat, half the world would starve because there wouldn't be enough food, and there wouldn't be enough space to grow that food. So, there's got to be a change from that point of view as well. If you're concerned about humans, you will not eat meat.”“The Church’s attitude towards this (treating animal-people) is improving, far too slowly, but it is improving. I would say in the last ten years, the more positive statements coming from both the Church of England and the Church of Rome in dealing with animals, has improved vastly over their attitude before. That sentience is being acknowledged; animal sentience is being acknowledged. That the wholesale carnivorous diet is being seen as a problem. So, I think things are improving.”
Веганство и религия
2022-05-07   268 Преглед
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2022-05-07
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