Veganism

 veganism

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veganism is buddha nature in action

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN

True buddha nature is a sympathetic understanding of the predicament and suffering of all living beings in the realm of samsara. Plus a deep desire to not only refrain from contributing in any way to that suffering, but also to work towards the liberation of all those trapped in this realm of pain.

What is the point of reading about Buddha nature, talking about it, buying statues and pictures of deities that represent it etc, if we don't practice it?

BEING VEGAN DOES SAVE LIVES

If all those vegans in the world today, became carnivours, they would have to kill millions more cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, fish etc to feed them. Millions more cows and their calves would be subjected to suffering and death.

The Buddha Dharma is a path based on Ahimsa (non violence) and wisdom based action. It is very much a path of doing, and not just talking about it.

Unless you follow a meaningful vegan lifestyle, all those chants and pujas etc are a little hollow!

I ask everyone,Buddhist and non Buddhist to consider taking up a vegan lifestyle. We can give hope to the animal world, make it a safer place for them

WHAT A JOY IT IS TO KNOW THAT WE CAN BE A TRUE BODHISATTVA, A TRUE DHARMA WARRIOR.

THANK YOU

LAMA

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daily puja for animals

Each day I dedicate my practice to all those in the animal realm. All those in slaughter houses, farms, zoos, pet shops, all those kept as pets, all those exploited for work or pleasure, and all those living in the wild. I then repeat the following verse:

AH

I MEDITATE ON ALL THE ANIMALS IN THE UNIVERSE

THE TINIEST INSECT TO THE LARGEST MAMMAL

THOSE ALIVE NOW

THOSE TO BE BORN

THOSE THAT HAVE PASSED AWAY

MAY THEY ALL BE FREE FROM SUFFERING

MAY THEY ALL FIND PEACE.

please join me in living a "true buddhist" vegan lifestyle

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lama's new vegan mantra

I have created my own vegan mantra. This is based on the mantra of Avalokiteshvara, who represents compassion. The mantra normally goes

"OM MANI PEME HUNG" 

Please feel free to use my own mantra

"om mani vegan peme hung"

(Translation)

"All praise to the jewel of veganism which resides in the lotus of compassion"

(How to use)

Don't just say it, absorb it and let it resonate within and without, live it,  Become the mantra!

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to all my friends in the animal realm

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emaho

Ah, all my dear friends in the animal realm

every day i hear your cries, every day i feel your pain,

please do not be angry or resentful,

let thoughts of your treatment at the hands of humans go,

remain free from attachment or aversion.

if you can remain calm and still

when you leave this realm,

you will not return to this world of pain,

but will dwell in the buddha mind

when you arrive,

wait for me, for i will join you soon,

Lama Ngedon Drime: 1-1-16

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pet bereavement

the art of letting go

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"passing from this life to the next

the cat feels great sadness at leaving its human companion

 the human feels equal sadness at the passing of his purring friend

what joy they both experience when the reality dawns on them

they were never apart in this life

they will never be apart in death

they were always one, never two

they are both pure consciousness

no beginning, no end

no life, no death"

Lama Ngedon Drime: 8-5-18

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recommended books

ETERNAL TREBLINKA

by Charles Patterson

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THE PIG WHO SANG TO THE MOON

by Jeffrey Masson

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GREAT COMPASSION-BUDDHISM AND ANIMAL RIGHTS

by Norm Phelps

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COMPASSIONATE ACTION

by Ven. Chatral Rinpoche

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 FOOD OF BODHISATTVAS-BUDDHIST TEACHINGS ON ABSTAINING FROM  MEAT

by Ven Shabkar

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ISSA AND THE MEANING OF ANIMALS, A BUDDHIST POETS PERSPECTIVE

by David G Lanoue

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recommended films

BLACKFISH

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THE COVE

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COWSPIRACY

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EARTHLINGS

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FORKS OVER KNIVES

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