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dhammachick;104399 said:Would the Buddha approve of your unskillful and hate filled rant at meat eaters on this forum?If you seek to emulate The Buddha's teachings, I suggest you try to remember The Buddha taught us to have compassion for ALL sentient beings, including ones you don't like very much. Perhaps you could remember that next time you look down your nose at those who eat meat.
And frankly, the chainsaw bit was indeed melodramatic.
It depends where you go. This isn't how mass-production in the US is at all though--it wouldn't be efficient or practical.
everything possible is done to ensure the cows stay calm and aren't frightened (which would reduce meat-quality). When they're killed, for the same reason it is done as quickly as possible.
Love'N'Peace;105316 said:Yes, it's indeed quite a blessing :)All the best,Jellybean
Iroger;106437 said:Well the taste of veggies makes me want to puke, so I will have to leave the acquisition of that skill for my other lives:D.I really don't see this as an isssue to being a Buddhist; as surely it will be sorted out eventually in the course of learning during our lives cycles.
aMatt;106486 said:There is some science behind vegetables tasting bad to some mouths. I suggest trying to roast them with some bread crumbs and see if it helps. Unless you were just making an excuse, then boo on you :)With warmth,Matt
I am pretty attached to my steak and chops at the moment
Jeffrey;106549 said:Looks like it has some spice and sauce. Interesting. Different from the lettuce tomato mustard ketchup pickle onion. Both good. Sorry off topic.On topic to aMatt how do you get the bread crumbs to stick? flour wash then egg wash? Do you fry or sautee the vegetables (sautee you could then next add a little water to steam)...
Looks like it has some spice and sauce. Interesting. Different from the lettuce tomato mustard ketchup pickle onion. Both good. Sorry off topic.
Simonthepilgrim;107481 said:I would like it understood that I am not the 'Simon' referred to above, nor have I ever used a blowtorch on an animal - not even a human animal, although I might be tempted by a prat calling itself "ElricKinslayer".
Love'N'Peace;107483 said:Elric the Idiot
Love'N'Peace;107494 said:I'm sorry, I must admit that was childish of me, I just got irritated with him/her calling Simon a sadist and all. I don't believe in eating captive meat but that's my personal choice. Again, I'm sorry. All the best,Jellybean
Love'N'Peace;107503 said:Hehehe, there's lots of Matts too...
aMatt;107501 said:bwahaha... You know, I looked back a bit to see if you had said something that would justify your presence in the story. I guess there is more than one Simon in the world. Strange...
I think we would have to discontinue just about everything in this modern world if we truly wished to say we were not in some way responsible for the deaths of millions of animals around the world on a daily basis...
unless you live naked in the woods and live off of nuts and berries then you are by your own logic just as culpable for the deaths of animals the world over as any one of us...
ElricKinslayer;107700 said:The Buddha, when He converted a non-Buddhist, got the convert to promise five things, These five promises are called ' Panca Sila ' (The Five Precepts).The first promise of these five is that ' I promise not to kill any living being. ' This indicates that the primary quality a Buddhist should possess is non-violence. The Buddha denounced all forms of violence. The Buddha asked loving-kindness to be extended not only to men, but even to all animals.
ElricKinslayer;107700 said:The Buddha, when He converted a non-Buddhist, got the convert to promise five things, .............
I doubt there are many who can claim that there lifestyle does not in some way impact the lives of animals whether directly or indirectly...
If we just ate nuts and berries and wore no clothes... what sentient beings would die?
seeker242;107713 said:..................The insects that you accidentally step on and kill as you are walking through the forest collecting nuts and berries would be some of them.:)
Simonthepilgrim;107715 said:We really do need to distinguish between the moderation of the Buddha's teachings and the extremism of Jainism Of course, there will always be those for whom moderation is not enough, which explains why Mahavira's precepts are still followed. It is, however, not Buddhism (as I understand it).
Love'N'Peace;107716 said:Elric, for your information your stories not only disturb people who are in some cases vegans, vegetarians or people who consume organic food but you mention no source. Also, pigs (of which I do not consume) are very clean animals. ;) The world population is btw 6700000000, or 6.7 billion. Your ideas, Elric, are idealistic; a nice thought but unachievable. Sorry, it's Life :winkc: All the best,Jellybean
the Buddha taught that karma is intentional action. To abstain from killing is to avoid intentional killing.