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.
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:
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
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"
"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!
to all my friends in the animal realm
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
the art of letting go
"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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