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Post by Akindra on Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:55 am

I am always mixed on my feelings about vegetarianism - the hare krishnas are very strict on it - and have some great reasons for being full on vegetarian.
Hindus promote it very strongly as well.
Does eating meat breed violence like some say? What about eggs / milk / fish???
Anyway - I found this write up today and thought it was a good one.
What do you think?

The Middle Way
Buddhism discourages fanatical perfectionism. The Buddha taught his followers to find a middle way between extreme practices and opinions. For this reason, Buddhists who do practice vegetarianism are discouraged from becoming fanatically attached to it.
A Buddhist practices metta, which is loving kindness to all beings without selfish attachment. Buddhist refrain from eating meat out of loving kindness for living animals, not because there is something unwholesome or corrupt about an animal's body. In other words, the meat itself is not the point, and under some circumstances compassion might cause a Buddhist to break the rules.
For example, let's say you visit your elderly grandmother, whom you have not seen for a long time. You arrive at her home and find that she has cooked what had been your favorite dish when you were a child -- stuffed pork chops. She doesn't do much cooking any more, because her elderly body doesn't move around the kitchen so well. But it is the dearest wish of her heart to give you something special and watch you dig into those stuffed pork chops the way you used to. She has been looking forward to this for weeks.
I say that if you hesitate to eat those pork chops for even a second, you are no Buddhist.
http://buddhism.about.com/od/basicbuddhistteachings/a/vegetarianism.htm?nl=1
There is more on the above page if you want to read it

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Post by Sarveswara on Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:26 am

clap wow ... I can relate intimately to that writing you have shared with us. Yes indeed I also do not eat meat; first it started with red meat, my body just stopped desiring it. Then I stopped eating most white meats; I do however eat white fish ... this is because it pleases my father who worries about my health and who enjoys making his special fish and chips now and again to make him feel of purpose and help to me. He also makes a mean hamburger, but we have compromised on that and he will in all his lovingness make my burger without meat, aww how blessed am I.

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I now understand that the main reason I stopped eating meat was out of my loving kindness to all beings. When the body is ready, it will happen automatically. As one is being prepared spiritually, in Gods timing, ones growth becomes such that meat becomes extinguished from your diet. As your spiritual self grows and changes so does your body and your lifestyle, in fact your whole world changes around you according to your growth.

The is no urgency to do anything… but to wait on the divine Will of God to do it for you, as He prepares you as His pure divine servant. Wink

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Post by Light Mystic on Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:32 pm

A very interesting discussion topic mixy. I was amused when I realized that all life exists on the death of another life. Plants, Vegetables and fruits are alive, animals are alive, even the mold that makes cheese is alive. There must be death of others to live. This is the circle of life.

From what I've heard, a lot of whether to eat meat or not depends on the person's blood type. Blood type A's will usually feel best without meat, where type O's will not feel good without having at least meat occasionally. I am a type O and grew up as a vegetarian, and found myself naturally eating meat. Two of my friends who are very comfortable being vegetarian have type A blood, and neither of them grew up vegetarian.

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Post by Sarveswara on Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:39 am

Gosh Mystic that’s amazing ... I am Group A and I just naturally went vego for no reason in particular, except that the body wanted to. So there ya go ... but ... my daughter is O group and in all my wisdom back then Laughing I felt obligated as a good parent (haha), to force her to eat meat as a little’ en not knowing then what I know now of course, but she use to always spit it out; she was born a natural vego, and absolutely hated meat and had it not been for my (teehee) all knowing wisdom back then she would never have been a meat eater. Mind you, although now at the age of 20 she has chosen not to eat red meats, she still loves her little bit of chicken, so go figure. Smile

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