The courts have erroneously decided that Vegan is not a protected religious belief. They judge what they do not understand. They make decisions about vegans and vegan rights as concerned and controlling carnivores. They cannot possibly understand the shift in consciousness that occurs through the vegan life process let alone the spiritual and religious ramifications of experiencing vegan realism. In this regard, the courts are biased and wrong for attempting to make such rulings without any comprehension of the vegan experience.
This among multiple other examples of blind justice, however, does not at all undermine the emerging truth. ‘Vegan’ is intrinsically spiritual and religious. On the one hand, one may argue as I have that Vegan is normal and that eating carcasses is abnormal and macabre. By Zen standards, that which is normal like carrying water and chopping wood, is what is spiritual in life. What is not said by the Zen Masters in this same allegory is that ‘Normal’ is not low minded, animalistic, desire driven, irreverent, destructive and insane. It is not ‘Normal’ to destroy ecosystems, conduct genocide, torture, eat carcasses and cause harm for money. It is Normal to eat vegan, meditate, choose love over hate in every instance, dispel greed and overcome ignorance.
But there is something more than normalcy to the vegan experience. There is an extraordinary dimension with the purified mind of a vegan and how vegans connect with life emotionally, psychically, spiritually and religiously in a manner not available to carnivores. It is as though the communication between Man and the multiverse and God is returned. By living in obeyance of Genesis 1-29, the Sutras, the Sastras and the highest standards of all religious thought, one is returned to the full presence of God and life, not separated from but rather a loved part of existence and God and all splendor.
Vegan Life is a spiritual experience, it is a religion of being and it is the way of righteousness. The detractors of such truth will fall away like dross by the hand of time. Truth cannot be suppressed nor maligned. Vegan lifestyles are sacred upon this Earth and are honored by every religion, by the community of the living, those that have been and those yet to arrive.
The only way to fairly distribute our planet’s resources is not through capitalism, communism, socialism, fascism nor existent non-vegan religious cultural and social structures. The only way for life to continue here on this Earth without mass die offs from war, lack of water, lack of fuel and lack of resources is through a global vegan transformation.
By living in renunciation and accepting only plants and minerals as reasonable sources of medicine, food, clothing, shelter, and energy will there be enough for everyone. By returning to vegan sanity, we will no longer have massive overpopulation because so much excessive promiscuity is derived from ingesting and using animal products, conducting carnivorous diets and suffering the resulting value systems of such wrongful consumerism. The amount of water to produce animals for food is astounding, to give this water and all grains directly to people and not to animals for slaughter is far more intelligent.
We can save the world through vegan rationalism and in this manner, the Vegan Way is not just spiritual and religious, but it is our only true salvation in life.
Posted by h_o_rng at 10/25/17 05:43:12I like calling it "eating dead body parts" and carcasses also, its an enjoyable way to put it.
Then where are the roots of the problem hindering us from global veganism?
We have the full availability, and knowing of the importance of veganism.
I can name one: Rationalizing; like an addict to a drug - where it is religiously bonded to drink milk, this becomes a major hindrance of veganism. Furthermore this hindrance of veganism, as vegetarianism predictably moves people on a global scale towards veganism, would pre-emptive hindrance of vegetarianism to hinder the progression to veganism and thus making it extremely hard to rationalize on milk/becoming looked down upon (ego) for ingesting milk, something there may not be an interest in, in lines of for example gurus and followers, whom would fall in the collective hieararchy from one of ethical superiority and "looking down on" to ethical weakness and being "the lower in the hierarchically occuring (more dynamic) caste.
Posted by ForestNymph at 10/29/17 07:58:15No Jainism is intrinsically spiritual and religious. I know complete atheists who are single-issue hardcore animal rights vegans, who only want "religious protection" as an intellectual strategy, because they see in an anthropocentric culture that obtaining human rights for vegans is the only way to obtain animal rights by proxy, in our secular humanist social justice culture.
If you're a spiritual vegan that's wonderful and I agree that veganism is compatible with many religions, but what you're claiming simply isn't objectively true.
I do think vegans should be protected by religious status for animal rights by extension reasons though, but it's actually dishonest, given that there are non-religious vegans.