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Is Eating Vegan Meritorious?

Dec. 13 | Question: Why is eating vegan food meritorious? Answer: To be exact, eating by itself, of any food, is not exactly meritorious. It is the active choice of compassionate food in the first place, before consumption, that does not in/directly demand...

Should I Help Pay For Non-Vegan Food?

Sep. 6 | Question: I am a vegetarian and an aspiring vegan. As my workplace offers discount in an attached restaurant, friends like to visit to have meals with me, to also benefit from the staff discount I can get. However, they usually order meat dishes. I try...

Meet ‘Okja’ The Super Omni-Animal!

Jul. 24 | ‘Okja’ begins with the mercenary Lucy Mirando announcing, ‘The world’s [human] population is 7 billion. 805 million humans struggle with hunger every day, including 30 million right here in the United States. The world is running...

10 Reasons Why ‘Iron Fist’ Is No Buddhist

Jul. 5 | This is not so much a review of season 1’s ‘Iron Fist’, but a correction of its 10 mistakes made in the name of Buddhist culture. [1] Danny Rand shares a ‘Zen’ saying, so he claims – ‘If you wish to see the truth,...

Let’s Extend The Starfish Story!

Feb. 8 | Just as we appreciate every little bit of help, why not offer it to others who will appreciate it too? – Stonepeace | Books In the famous starfish story, a child was seen picking up and hurling beached starfishes back into the sea. An adult asks...

Can I Eat Vegan Food Mixed With Non-Vegan Food?

Jan. 18 | Question: As I wish to commit spiritually to the vegan diet, is it okay to eat vegan food that is cooked or mixed with non-vegan food? Answer: Buddhists do not see spiritual defilements to be incurred merely by taste; but by whether there is consumption...

‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ & The Missed Deaths Of Many Other Animals

Nov. 30 | This animated feature tells the tale of ‘flushed pets’, who have become ‘freedom fighters’. They meet kept pets called ‘leash lovers’, to whom they explain their cause. The abandoned pets’ revolution sought to...

‘Beyond 24’ Good Reasons To Live Vegan

Mar. 9 | At the 6:45 min of the delightfully breezy (Chinese-Cantonese-English) short film ‘Beyond 24 (Reasons to Live A Veggie Lifestyle: https://youtube.com/watch?v=1gFVd8RdK-Y)’, which interviews 24 folks on why they went vegan, the associate producer...

Let’s Choose Compassion & Wisdom For One & All

Nov. 20 | With the wish to safeguard my training, I need to work hard and safeguard my mind; If I’m unable to safeguard my mind, I’ll also be unable to safeguard my training. – Shantideva (Bodhisattvacharyavatara) From ‘Engaging In Bodhisattva...

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Project Makan: Vegetarianism In The True Sutras (1st Run)

Mar. 27 | Past Praises: https://thedailyenlightenment.com/2013/12/understanding-amituofo-via-the-amitabha-sutra-13th-run#praise About The Teacher: Shen Shi’an 沈时安: An independent Buddhist teacher, author, researcher, translator, editor and poet, he was...

What Is Extreme About Veganism?

Jan. 18 | Claiming what you choose to eat and drink has nothing to do with your spiritual betterment, is like claiming what you choose to eat and drink has nothing to do with your physical health. – Stonepeace | Get Books If, however, you have decided that...