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How I Became A Vegetarian

I was born in the US shortly after World War 11 and at that time the US was very intensely a meat eating country.In 1970 I met a Yogi named Kali Dasa who had just come out of a 6 month period of silence.He looked me right in the eyes after a Yoga meeting and said,'Jim,vegetarianism is better for your spiritual advancment.'At that moment it was as if a light went off in my…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on January 1, 2013 at 10:22pm — No Comments

To Light

O Lord and essence of Light

Lead me from the unreal to the real

From darkness to Light

From death to immortality

 

                             Brhadaranyaka Upanishad

Added by Vijitatma Dasa on December 31, 2012 at 6:53am — No Comments

Inside the North Pole… Alien Encounters BY: ABHAYA MUDRA DASI

Inside the North Pole… Alien Encounters BY: ABHAYA MUDRA DASI

Dec 27, 2012 — BLOEVGRAD, BULGARIA (SUN) —

 

It is said that there are many unseen passages from Earth which lead to different regions of our universe. Some lead up and some lead down. There are fourteen planetary systems in our universe. At night we see Svargaloka as a chandelier of stars over our heads and if we are observant we can distinguish that the movement of this plane is similar to the twisting of a…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on December 29, 2012 at 8:23am — No Comments

The Most Wonderful Thing In The World

In the great epic Mahabharata the wise King Yudhisthira is asked a series of questions by a Yamaraja,the Lord of Death [ in disguise].Here are some of the more prominent questions and his answers.

 

Q. How is it possible for a man to always have a companion?A. Steady intelligence serves a man as a helpful companion always.

Q. How can a breathing man be said not to live? A. A man though he breathes,is considered not to be alive if he does not offer anything to the…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on December 28, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Hidden Cost of Meat

The Hidden Cost of Meat The Myth of Scarcity In his 1975 bestseller, The Eco-Spasm Report, futurist Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock and The Third Wave, suggested a positive hope for the world's food crisis. He anticipated "the sudden rise of a religious…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on December 13, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Vegetarian Jesus?

Do you believe Jesus was a vegetarian? There are a variety of books advancing the argument that Jesus was a vegetarian, as will be explained in a moment. However, whether Jesus was or wasn't a vegetarian, Christians today should be.

For more on this argument, please read the question that begins, "I believe the Bible is literally true..." and the one beginning "I…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on December 12, 2012 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Spread Harmony---Go Veg

There are over 400 billion stars in the Milky Way alone and some  of these stars are a million times the size of our Sun.Add to this the fact there are almost unlimited galaxies!So we are very very infintesimal BUT we can spread harmony with all existence by spreading vegetarianism,which is compassion to all life.

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on December 3, 2012 at 8:55am — 1 Comment

Wasted Water

 Between watering the crops that farmed animals eat, providing drinking water for billions of animals each year, and cleaning away the filth in factory farms, transport trucks, and slaughterhouses, the farmed animal industry places a serious strain on our water supply. Nearly half of all the water used in the United States goes to raising animals for food.22 It takes 5,000 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat, while growing 1 pound of wheat only requires 25 gallons.23 A totally…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on December 1, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

MEAT AND THE ENVIRONMENT-by Kurma Dasa

"Today, millions of people are consuming countless hamburgers, steaks, and roasts, oblivious to the impact their dietary habits are having on the biosphere and the very survivability of life on…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on December 1, 2012 at 7:22am — 1 Comment

Is It Wrong To Eat Plants

I have been asked thousands of times,"Isn't it violent to eat plants? My answer is of course it is but we must eat something unless we are a great yogi who can live off of Sunlight.The different forms of life have different levels of consciousness.Plants being on the bottom have the least ability to feel pain and so a person who is trying to live in harmony with Mother Earth…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on November 30, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Are Women More Merciful Than Men? [On the Average]

I have distributed my bumper stickers for many years and have noticed that I get a better responce on the average to vegetarianism from women than men..This has caused me to believe that women are on the average more merciful than men.Frequently even women that eat meat feel a sense of guilt connected with it but some men see vegetarianism  as a slight on their manhood and that to be a real man one must eat meat.Of course Mike Tyson is a vegan advocate!…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on November 30, 2012 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

How I Became A Vegetarian

  I was born in  America in the 50s which was an extreme meat eating country.There was no strong animal rights/vegetarian movement and to not eat cow was considered a mortal sin.You could not buy tofu at Walmart and there was no Walmart.One Sunday while listening to the local  'alternative' FM station I heard Swami Kriyananda give a discourse.I was very attracted to Yoga philosophy and started attending his classes.Later his disciple Kali Dasa,who had just come out of six months of…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on November 29, 2012 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

The Principle of Non-Injury [Ahimsa]

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way in which its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi

As long as human society continues to allow cows to be regularly killed in slaughterhouses, there cannot be any question of peace and prosperity.-- A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder Acharya of ISKCON

Refrain from killing knowingly even the trifling insects like a louse, a bug or a mosquito. Use no violence even to gain possession of a woman,…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on November 26, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Quotes On Mercy

The following quotes are on the subject of mercy.These are not strictly vegetarian quotes but mercy is the primary reason for vegetarianism.

 

 Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see, That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.” Alexander Pope

When all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view I'm…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on November 26, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

FIVE REASONS TO GO VEGETARIAN

FIVE REASONS TO GO VEGETARIAN

 

In the past fifty years millions of meat-eaters have made the personal decision to stop eating the flesh of other creatures. There are five major motivations for such a decision.

1) The DHARMIC reason Ahimsa, the law of non injury, is the Hindu's first duty in fulfillment of his religious obligations to God and God's…

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Added by Vijitatma Dasa on November 25, 2012 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

DO ANIMALS HAVE SOULS?

Added by Vijitatma Dasa on November 25, 2012 at 10:22pm — 38 Comments

Vegetarians Reincarnate Better

"Non-violence and kindness to living beings is kindness to oneself. For thereby one's own self is saved from various kinds of sins and resultant sufferings and is able to secure his own welfare."







Mahavira















Can we petition God for mercy



And then, in turn, be merciless to



Creatures who are weaker than us?











Isaac Basheuis… Continue

Added by Vijitatma Dasa on November 25, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments

Vegetarians Reincarnate Better

"Non-violence and kindness to living beings is kindness to oneself. For thereby one's own self is saved from various kinds of sins and resultant sufferings and is able to secure his own welfare."







Mahavira















Can we petition God for mercy



And then, in turn, be merciless to



Creatures who are weaker than us?











Isaac Basheuis… Continue

Added by Vijitatma Dasa on November 25, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments

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