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.
I can't think of anything better in the world to be but a vegan.
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.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.
The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after his death.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
I think if you want to eat more meat you should kill it yourself and eat it raw so that you are not blinded by the hypocrisy of having it processed for you.
My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity.
universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
Vegetarianism is the cure for 99% of the world's problems. Think about 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.
Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving.
Many things made me become a vegetarian, among them the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger.
Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places.
Unless we have courage to recognize cruelty for what it is-whether its victim is human or animal-we cannot expect things to be much better in the world.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and his feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.
If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher's stall passes as food.
If beef is your idea of 'real food for real people,' you'd better live real close to a real good hospital.
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