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Vegetarianism/Veganism in Buddhism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Poonam DJ Sep 17, 2016. 2 Replies

The Buddha lists several reasons for not eating meat:Present-day animals may have been one's kin in the past.One's own parents and relatives may in a future life be born as an animal.There is no logic in exempting the meat of some animals on…Continue

Vegan kids

Started this discussion. Last reply by vp sasidharan Sep 18, 2016. 3 Replies

"What do you think about parents forcing veganism on their children? It is no different than parents forcing anti-racist or anti-sexist beliefs on their children."Ain't I glad that I "forced" veganism on my children ! Blessed are they to carry…Continue

Activism - Brutal or Gentle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenii Saladtarian May 18, 2016. 3 Replies

Do you think activism comes in many forms ? What is your method of activism ? Do you post brutal and graphic images and run the risk of being unfriended or do you believe in posting gentler messages ?Which do you think is more effective ?Continue

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Poonam DJ left a comment for Jim Redman
"Jim, I just wanted to tell you about Seth books by Jane Roberts, noticing your interest in spirituality These books are basically psychology/spiritual/personal growth books.  Here's the link if I have picqued your…"
Mar 17
Poonam DJ replied to Gale J Gault's discussion being a vegetarian in a meat society
"I think the manager was being nasty and intolerant of your choices. Did you end up paying the full price for your veggie meal? Leave them bad reviews and never visit the place again. And, no you are not vulnerable for going to a beef house as a…"
Feb 25
Poonam DJ commented on Healthgenie's blog post 7 Natural Anti-Cancer Super Foods
"Coupling all of this with Pranayama(breathing exercises in Yoga) will just shoo away the cancer cells, for they just won't be able to thrive in an oxygenated atmosphere.  "
Feb 16
Poonam DJ posted a discussion

A timeless love story and a perfect Reminder why vegan living is not a personal choice but a moral imperative

http://peacefulprairie.blogspot.in/2009/06/libby-and-louie-love-story_21.html?m=1Libby and Louie, A Love StoryIt took extraordinary events – a shattering blow, like the loss of her right foot to the wire floor of the "cage-free" egg farm where she was rescued from, or a rapturous release, like her arrival at the sanctuary, or a…See More
Feb 15
Poonam DJ replied to Ruth's discussion Dating.....
"Rightly said, Sasha. I'd just say the same thing. We don't fall in love with conditions attached. All relationships should begin with respect. "
Jan 30
Poonam DJ replied to Henna Latep's discussion Insects
"Don't worry, Steve :-D ! Much as they scare me, I still do not kill them."
Jan 23
Poonam DJ replied to Henna Latep's discussion Insects
"You are all a sweet lot ! I love ants and am saving them from being drowned or stepped upon all the time. They are super strong and can carry weights that are many times larger than their own body weight. I will sometimes blow along and help…"
Jan 22
Poonam DJ replied to Sasha's discussion What's your favourite fruit?
"Mangoes,  mangoes and more mangoes.  Yet more mangoes .."
Jan 16
Poonam DJ replied to Topher's discussion Relationship with omnivore person - advice please!
"That is a sad thought... We assume that, if the person only knew what we knew, they’d change. But, one should be open to knowing and understanding that any change is very easily doable if one focusses on the victims. May both of you be…"
Jan 13
Poonam DJ replied to Topher's discussion Relationship with omnivore person - advice please!
"I hear you.  Ofcourse, it's going to be difficult living with a person who is going to be "killing" several animals a year for his meals every day. Many couples do live like that with adjustments and compromises.You will have to…"
Jan 9
Poonam DJ replied to Meowzolite's discussion Help with guilt - Paying for animals to suffer in order to go vegan?
"Here is an excerpt from Eat Like You Care: "And what about the field mice, snakes, birds, and other creatures who are killed when crops are planted and harvested? Would we kill more animals if we had a vegan diet than if we ate animals and…"
Dec 17, 2016
Poonam DJ replied to Meowzolite's discussion Help with guilt - Paying for animals to suffer in order to go vegan?
"As vegans we do inadvertently cause animal suffering. It’s inevitable. But that does not invalidate the vegan stance and the continual striving for the reduction of harm. And, I am sorry, but studies which are your point of reference, seem to…"
Dec 16, 2016
Poonam DJ replied to Meowzolite's discussion Help with guilt - Paying for animals to suffer in order to go vegan?
""Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose." As far as is possible and practicable .... Think of…"
Dec 12, 2016
Poonam DJ replied to Poonam DJ's discussion Neutering animals
"I understand. I just did not want to be invasive toward him, not to mention the risk of any surgery. But I do care about their long term welfare and the welfare of all animals. I think in the end the  head and heart came to a compassionate and…"
Nov 29, 2016

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