|As Derived from
|Share resources fairly and
take care of the
|All beings try to be happy.
|The less suffering you cause
creatures, the happier you'll be both now and in
the future. And so will they. If acting in this
manner makes all living creatures on Earth
happier, what more need you know?
|The reason you should be amazed
by, and love,
every other person (and living creature?) is
because they have that same Atman
that you do.
|We're each alive as a human being
to the extent
we have love for animals and non-related humans,
another name for love being compassion, an
attribute not common in the animal kingdom
(perhaps not being necessary because animals
generally don't oppress, torture, starve, kill and
cause myriad other forms of suffering to
non-related sentient beings, except when
biologically impelled to do so for food) -- love and
compassion being, actually, the manifestation of
God in the physical/emotional world.
|May All be free from Enslavement.
|When not just men, but
all living creatures can
meditate, that will be the final Shalom Amen.
|The heavy feeling. Save All
|The "respect/no judgment" step
is applicable not
only to people, but to animals and entities (e.g.,
|Apply SRD to all inanimate (also non-human
|Don't try to kill, murder, harm,
torture, or mutilate
any person, place or thing.
|It's wrong to harm another atom
of the universe
when you don't have to.
It's wrong not to help another atom of the
universe when you can.
|War, prejudice and oppression
will vanish to the
same extent people become vegetarian: not from
cause-effect, but because they're parts of the
same process of spiritual evolution.
|All every single person on the
planet would have
to do is act nicely toward the people and other
sentient beings and objects around him, and we
would have Heaven on Earth.
|The three pillars upon which our
are the enslavement, torture, mutilation and killing
of: (1) non-human animals, (2) humans, and (3) the
non-sentient universe (i.e., Mother Earth).
[Envision a drawing with squashed and otherwise
destroyed people, animals, trees, oceans, the
|It's not three pillars, it's four:
the oppression, etc. of self
* other humans
John Robbins covers 75%,
|What else is there to discuss but
this: your and
my complicity in the establishment, maintenance
and perpetuation of a worldwide system built on
the enslavement, torture and murder of hundreds
of millions of people, and the enslavement,
torture, mutilation and murder of hundreds of
billions of other living creatures, namely
|Understand this: as much as the
food system in
in the U.S. has engrained within it exploitation,
torture and slaughter, so does the socio-
economic-political system you're trying to change.
|Just as there are myths that
meat-eaters in their dirty, rotten, immoral
practices, and we must explode those myths so
they can clearly see what they are doing, there
are myths that sustain the war makers -- and
their passive accomplices in the population -- in
their dirty, rotten, immoral practices, and we
must explode those myths so that (at least) the
passive acquiescing population (especially the
vegetarians and vegans) can see what they
|Just as a vegan advocacy group
Ahimsa on the dietary/product
use plane, my
politics is Ahimsa on the political/socio-
|It's not the aggressive, forceful
person who is
truly courageous and strong -- that person's
aggression and forcefulness stems from an inner
lack of self-confidence and a resulting need to
"prove" oneself. Rather, it's the gentle, peaceful
soul who is truly courageous and strong -- this
person has the kind of inner strength and
knowledge of Self-Worth that produce no need to
lord it over others, be they animal or human.
I measure a person's worth by how little suffering
that person causes.
|Do you measure a man's worth, do
whether he's gainfully employed in the business
of life, solely by whether this society gives him
money for doing what he does? In a society that is
fundamentally corrupt, and that is foundationed
upon the exploitation, enslavement, torture,
mutilation and murder of billions of human beings
tens hundreds of billions of other living
creatures (namely, non-human animals), do you
really want to be told "Hey, you're doing a great
job, here's your reward"? Or, would you rather be
told "Listen buddy, what you're doing we won't
pay you for, and in fact we want you to stop doing
it, and we're going to throw you in jail -- beat --
torture -- KILL you for it"? (cf. every prophet and
Jesus) Aren't these the words you need to hear,
your reward, as it were?
|Does the service fill you with
pride in and love of
your fellow Jews -- or with love of, compassion
toward, and solidarity with all human beings, all
To the extent it's the
former, the religious practice
is at best incomplete. To extent it's the latter, the
religious practice creates real God knowledge.
|Anything, especially a
religious practice, that
leads you away from, or takes time from, Tikkun
(healing the world) or from solidarity (stopping
torture, rape, mutilation, murder, oppressive
imposition of suffering, unjust and premature
death) -- anything that does so, is of the Devil, not
|If a Jew, Buddhist, Christian,
Muslim, Hindu or
member of any religion were to live her or his life
fully in accordance with their holy scriptures,
would -- aside from manner of ritual observance --
their thoughts, words and deeds be any different
as to any person, non-human animal, or thing?
|...Deciding How to Be
|I can only live with people
whom the light of God
is shining through. This means in the physical
realm that they are sharing with others, don't
hoard and hog more than their God-derived
rightful share (what other source of right is
there?) of his Earth's resources, and don't kill
animals to eat them or otherwise utilize their slain
bodies; on the intellectual level, that they
understand the cause of suffering in this world;
on the emotional plane, that they feel the suffering
of other sentient beings; and on the spiritual
plane, because of their physical, intellectual and
emotional understanding, that they spend as
much of their time as is humanly possible fighting
to end the suffering of all sentient and
non-sentient beings, thereby easing God's
suffering, and becoming God.
|Cheer up! Be ecstatic! Eventually
all killing of
people and animals will end. All will have enough
to eat, and war will end. Earth will be the Heavenly
Paradise it was intended to be all along, and still
can be. Each second is one second closer to that
time. Isn't that wonderful! Try your utmost,
because your actions may even hasten that time!
But be certain that without your actions right now,
that time may not come.
|All charity (even solidarity) to
humans is tribal
self-protection, and all charity/solidarity to people,
animals, the environment -- to anything at all -- is