For fear of causing terror to living beings, Mahamati, let the Bodhisattva who is disciplining himself to attain compassion, refrain from eating flesh.
If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That's the single most important thing you could do. It's staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.
Vegetarianism is a way of living consciously on the planet.
If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
A woman gains status when she refuses to see anything killed to be put on her back. Then she’s truly beautiful.
Thousands of people who say they "love" animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and who endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs...
I can't think of anything better in the world to be but a vegan.
The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after his death.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.
I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
The idea of vegetarianism is of immense value; it is based on great reverence for life.
Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving.
We don't need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.
Vegetarianism is the cure for 99% of the world's problems. Think about it.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity.
Killing an animal to make a coat is sin. It wasn't meant to be, and we have no right to do it.
I did it for political, moral reasons, thinking that I was making this great sacrifice, but it was absolutely necessary; I was not going to contribute to the violence in the world anymore.
To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.
We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.
Vegetarianism is a way of life that we should all move toward for economic survival, physical well-being and spiritual integrity.
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