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Countless imprisoned, tortured,
exploited and slaughtered slaves.
Every bite of meat demands more.

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2 Responses to “Meat Haiku”

  1. Eating meat – it seems like it is a matter of selfishness and lack of discipline. Though, I’m sure, there are those who supposedly consume such for spiritual practices, there are many who consume for the sake of their taste buds and inability to have compassion for the process through which their so-called edibles have been derived. Many also fail to realise the cannibalism in the action itself. This lack of self-control concerning their tastes and absence of compassion seem to manifest as a result of an immersion into the daily living and the social and political habits that infuse and empower such behaviour.

    In a society where action seems to go from contemplative to impulsive, in conjunction, with intention seeming to stem from greed and lust, rather than mercy and love, it seems that it would be difficult to attain a higher level of operation for the human vessel in consideration of the intense imposition of the former attributes in the common population.

    On a Universal note, however, according to some of the readings I’ve sought, Buddha embraced Sangha like many religious traditions and cults embrace new and other members. Encouragement and accompaniment on the road to a common realisation or perspective enforces the ideals of the group (or individual) on the consciousness of the new (or other) members. By reveling in such instructional fellowship, one is silently forbidden to stray from a specific path or ideology through the subtle forceful imposition of the associated paradigms.

    In relation to meat eating, we are immersed in a culture that makes hamburgers, spaghetti and meatballs, fried chicken, and other hurtful practices the norm. Such a baptism, of this group’s (or individual’s) ideas, imprints it’s acceptability on the mind of a person, even more so when such ideals are imposed at a young age (i.e. ham in a jar for infants, etc.). This imprint becomes difficult to transcend in light of the continual enforcement of the created social norm, wherein consumption of meat has been created to be viewed as necessary nourishment and the glory of the taste buds; thereby, eradicating the factor of love through the imbalance of light on the process it took to receive this so-called nourishment and tasty objects of satisfaction.

    The factor of self-discipline, in this matter, seems to stem from changing such habits when the harmful factors have been exposed and brought to surface. The need for such consumption is only there as long as one wants to believe in its imperative significance. Self-control is difficult to cultivate in a society where freedom reigns and such so-called “freedom” is often an excuse to permit otherwise impermissible behaviour. If love dominated, transcending the concept of freedom, the world wouldn’t use the conscious torture and murder of loving animal creatures as an excuse to satisfy their cravings, which have only been a result of the mastermind of marketing and psychological manipulation, thus, resulting in the numbing of their “love” sensors.

    Copyright © 2014 MisadeBlah

  2. Who consumes meat for spiritual practices?

    The Buddha did not embrace ‘Sangha like many religious traditions and cults embrace new and other members.’ The Buddha created and led the Sangha, and guided its new members in a non-cult-like way.

    Meat is not necessary for nourishment, as many victorious vegan athletes prove.

    If meat is truly tasty, there would be no need to add any vegan seasonings to it.

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