• Veganism in Religions

    Walk the Path of Saints

    &  The Way of Love

     

    S. Master Ching Hai

    I feel so blessed to have met more than 20 years ago a living enlightened saint that guided me and millions of others to walk the way of compassion and kindness. And that it had to include what I ate to nourish my body, mind and soul.  

    The concept of non-violence, also referred to as the law of cause and retribution, as you sow, so shall you reap,  ‘Though shalt not kill” is found in all major religions without exceptions. 

    It is because we are all One, the whole world is One and shares hapiness and sorrow. We are all to be respected and loved.  Animals embody the unconditional love of the Creator. They are furry bundles of blessing and loyal kind companions. Can you imagine a world without them? Therefore we have no right to harm them. With over 70 billions farm animals killed every year, disasters will increase because they are warnings for humanity, they are the consequences of our actions. Because ALL LIFE IS SACRED, no exception. 

    Below is a sample of religious quotes for your reference.
    The instructions couldn’t be clearer and to the point. So how could we have strayed so far away from our essence? 

     

     

     

     

      CHRISTIANITY

      

     

     

      Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God   shall destroy both it and them.
    ~ 1st Corinthians, Holy Bible

    He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man.” 
    ~ Isaiah Holy King James Bible, Old Testament

    “God in the beginning gave to man the FRUITS OF THE EARTH FOR FOOD, and did not make him lower than the ape, or the ox, or the horse, or the sheep, that he should kill and eat the flesh and blood of his fellow creatures”.

    ~ Lection The Gospel Of The Holy Twelve

    Behold the fields yielding their increase, and the Fruit-bearing Trees and the Herbs….
    Woe to the strong who misuse their strength Woe to the Hunters for they shall be Hunted.

    ~ Lection The Gospel Of The Holy Twelve

    And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the 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 every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is a living soul, I HAVE GIVEN EVERY GREEN HERB FOR FOOD: and it was so.”
    ~ Genesis Holy Bible

    “Moreover YE SHALL EAT NO MANNER OF BLOOD, WHETHER IT BE OF FOWL OR OF BEAST, in any of your dwellings.”
    ~ Leviticus, King James Bible

     

    BUDDHISM 

     

    Buddhism

    Ananda, those practicers who wish to enter the state of Samadhi (Holy Communion) should first observe strictly the rules of pure living to cut lust from the mind BY ABSTAINING FROM MEAT AND WINE… 
    Ananda, if they do not abstain from carnality and killing, they will never escape from the three worlds of existence.
    ~ Surangama Sutra

     

    “Bhagavan (World Honored One), I see that in all worlds, the wandering in births and deaths, the enlaced animosities,and the falling into evil paths, are all caused by meat eating and cyclical killing. 
    Those behaviors increase greed and anger,and make living beings unable to escape from suffering. That is truly very painful.”

    ~ Lankavatara Sutra

     

    ISLAM

     

    The One who made the earth habitable   for you, and the sky a structure. 
      He sends down from the sky water, to produce ALL KINDS OF FRUITS FOR  YOUR SUSTENANCE.

    ~ Qur’an: The Heifer (Al-Baqarah)

    ALLAH WILL NOT GIVE MERCY TO ANYONE, EXCEPT THOSE WHO GIVE MERCY  TO OTHER CREATURES. Where there is an abundance of vegetables, a host of angels will descend on that place.”

    ~ Prophet Mohammed, Hadith

     

    HINDUISM


    The sins generated by violence curtail the life of the perpetrator. 
    Therefore, even those who are anxious for their own welfare should abstain from meat-eating
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    ~ Mahabharata Anusasanika Parva

     

    You must not use your God-given body for killing God’s creatures, whether they are human, animal or whatever.”

                             ~ Yajur Veda

     

    He who abstains from flesh-eating and is kindly disposed towards all creatures becomes an object of shelter to them and gains their confidence. 
    ~ Mahabharata

     

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    A complete list of quotes from all main religions can be found  here

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