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What If Plants Feel Pain Too?

Nov. 17 | How then, can those who practise great compassion feed on the flesh and blood of living beings? – The Buddha (Surangama Sutra) A common yet inadequate argument against a meat-reduced or meat-free diet is the speculation that plants might experience...

On Eating Animals

Oct. 13 | As you are shaped by your intentional actions, you are also what, who, why and how you eat. – Stonepeace In the Mahayana sutras, Buddha advised his followers not to eat meat. Not only is it nonvirtuous to bring direct harm to another being, but...

Introduction to Animal Liberation

Oct. 7 | May all beings have free physical lives for freely furthering their spiritual lives. – Stonepeace Buy animals that are definitely going to be slaughtered and keep them in large containers. The animals can be large or small; larger animals experience...

Secret to Longevity

Sep. 4 | Having freed a being led to the slaughterhouse That being’s life is thus benefited. By completely abandoning the harming of beings One will obtain a long life oneself. ~ Acharya Vasubandu

The Buddha’s Real Views on Meat-Eating

Jul. 19 | Dear Sir, Someone sent me the below article. Can you comment on it? Thank you. With Metta, AIA Hi AIA,  Please see below, the article, with bold comments juxtaposed within. Amituofo The Buddha’s View on Meat Eating (Dhammavuddho Thero) Introduction Meat...

Terror of the Real Cheese Touch!

Apr. 3 | Based on the book, the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ movie reminds me of a phase of growing up that is probably more terrifying than being smack in the middle of the adolescent years. When is that? It’s the beginning of the above – that...

What If You Were a Vampire in ‘Daybreakers’?

Jan. 31 | Warning: This is a proper vampire movie, where vampires adhere to the classic rules. E.g. they do not glitter with fairy dust in the sun without bursting into flames during non-twilight hours! (To avoid confusion in monster lore, Twilight’s ‘vampires’...

An ‘Avatar’ for All the Oppressed

Dec. 22 | The epic movie ‘Avatar’ is a must-see – for every generation, every kid and adult. Its dramatic and educational messages are direct and simple, but portrayed in probably the most powerful and inspiring manner to date on the silver screen. In the...

Most Endangered Most Forgotten

Dec. 9 | The most individually endangered animals are those deemed the least endangered by species – countless chickens, turkeys, fish, pigs, cows, sheep who are killed everyday. – Stonepeace
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