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Vegan Ganesh Laddus are small spherical sweets about the size of apricots or plums. They are stacked on trays, filling bowls, laid at his feet, on the table next to him, in his pockets and in his mouth constantly. He loves to throw them in the air and catch them in his mouth when he is making a point. There are many types of Laddus; Coconut Laddus, Boondi Laddus, Besan Laddus, and Malai Laddus to name a few. Millions of people offer him Laddus with Ghee or Soy in them, and although he is touched by their generosity and so he blesses these people, he does not eat them. Ganesh is a strict Vegan. The best Laddus in the world are found at Mother’s Market and Deli in Orange County California. There they sell Raw Vegan Fruitarian Laddus almost every day. They are found in the Deli in with the pastries but are rarely on display. You must ask for them because they are hidden on a shelf behind the pastry display counter. They do not call them Laddus, instead they call them doughnut holes; they must hide them and call them this ridiculous name because of Vegan Ganesh. They know that if Vegan Ganesh finds out about these Laddus, he will appear outside the store again. He starts playing his Vegan Mrdangam drum in the parking lot, slowly approaching the store as he starts chanting. Soon everyone starts singing the Shiva Bhajans he creates on the spot, and while the crowd that forms starts clapping, singing and dancing, he usually disappears for just a few seconds unnoticed, racing throughout the store, knocking over displays of fruits and vegetables, breaking mustard and vinegar bottles, stepping on prepared sandwiches, spilling guacamole containers until he finds the hidden Laddus and eats every single Raw Vegan Doughnut hole Laddu in the store. Yes, Ganesh is Vegan and so he is referred to as Vegan Ganesh, Vegan Ganapati and Vegan Gan Deva. He is not a typical vegan, he is soy free. He is not soy intolerant, he just does not need the phytoestrogens. He eats Laddus all the time, but will eat anything Vegan that does not contain soy in between his Laddus. It seems that by being soy free, he gets to eat many different types of bean dishes, especially Dahl and Sambar which he loves, and thus he devotes himself primarily to Indian food, happily missing out on all the mock meats and Vegan Chinese Food restaurants. Vegan Gan Deva also loves nuts, coconuts, dates, and especially ripe loquats. Be careful, he spits the loquat seeds which is one of his favorite secret weapons. I don’t think people realize that Vegan Ganapati, although civilized, wise, educated and lots of fun is like his mother and father, a hillbilly at heart. Vegan Parvati Devi’s name, his mother, means ‘Of the Mountains.’ So sometimes when he constantly chews Laddus or Loquats, he looks a bit like a mountain man chewing tobacco. The difference is that chewing tobacco leads to tongue, lip, mouth and throat cancer but Laddus leads to smiles and a large tummy. The way Vegan Ganesh was born is a Mountain folk story classic. Vegan Parvati had covered her body and face with exotic moist clays mixed with spices and herbs like sandalwood, turmeric and frangipani, to let it all dry in the sun and absorb impurities before bathing in the waterfall basin. She flicked some of this magic clay from her arm into a small golden brass bowl and said a prayer to create a guardian to protect her from intruders while she was in the water. Poof, her first son was born. A city woman would have showered first, imported clays and used a Lalique crystal bowl with her closest friends watching just before a large exclusive baby shower on a yacht. The fact that Parvati had not yet rinsed brings out an unrefined, simple Mountain folk naturalness to the tale. When her husband arrived, the young son fought him off as ordered by Mother. Vegan Shiva fought with his son to no avail. Then Vegan Vishnu, Vegan Brahma and others tried to wrestle with him for entrance to the waterfall with no progress to be made. The young boy lost his temper, or as it is said colloquially ‘lost his head,’ in defiance during his fights and became less God like and more animal like. The Karma for this is to have an Elephant head throughout the rest of his incarnation as a God. There was no violence in this vignette, no animal was killed for his sudden metamorphic head change because all the Gods and Goddesses are Vegan and very peaceful. Everyone in India knows that both Vegan Shiva and Vegan Parvati, Gan Deva’s parents, are famous not just for being great Yogis, but for their extreme ascetic practices. What most people will not face is the fact that their purification does not stop there, but extends into a strict Vegan regime. Originally Vegan Shiva had a loincloth of leaves and then later tree barks wove his attire. As a God, he created a vegan leopard skin wrap way before pleather was fashionable, being way ahead of his time, to help in the winters cold in the Manali Hills area while he and Vegan Parvati were looking for the hot springs. Basically, it was a nomadic lifestyle with Mom riding a lion, Dad riding a bull and everyone with knapsacks singing Kirtans and Bhajans as they hiked through the hills, collecting roots and flowers, nuts and fruits and leaves for meals and medicine along the way. Post Date: 06/24/17, Replies: 0 06/24/17 0
Vegan Emptiness Vegan Buddha spoke of Vegan Emptiness as a meditation realm, a philosophical and moral imperative, and as a force of nature not unlike light or gravity. There are many stages of Emptiness realization. Vegan Emptiness is the highest. First, let us define Emptiness. At this point, I could leave the rest of the page blank and call it Zen. Why? Emptiness cannot be explained, defined, understood, experienced, revealed, known, described, labeled nor measured. To do so is to create ‘Somethingness’ and so it is no longer is 'Emptiness.' Emptiness is the absence of all things, and to give it any description is to limit it to a concept which distracts from its ‘Non-beingness’ and exchanging it for a descriptive ‘Beingness.’ There are, however, differing views or levels of Emptiness. These levels or aspects are processes of acceptance as one prepares one’s mind for greater and truer Emptiness. Every Mahayana Sutra explains a different view of Emptiness, and the Theravada Suttas explain the Dhyanas (Sanskrit) or Jhanas (Pali), which indicates the levels of meditative embracement of this concept and the opening of one’s mind to Emptiness. Emptiness itself, however, is never directly defined by either Mahayana nor Theravada Buddhism but instead they indirectly describe its influence and significance. Modern science, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity view Emptiness as the precondition for the ‘Big Bang’ and thus it is a source of all life. It is therefore feasible to view Emptiness as alive or at the very least as filled with the potential of life and as an Empty Light rather than a void of Empty Darkness. Even darkness is now being evaluated by astrophysicists to be dark matter, dark energy, anti-matter and other existent phenomenon. Emptiness is so pervasive in Vegan Buddha’s teachings, that there is no word for preparing one's self in training for Emptiness, the process known as 'Meditation.' There are Jhanas which are levels of meditative experience, but in the past 25,000 years of Meditation practiced in the Vedic cultures of Buddhism, Jain Dharma and Hinduism, with Billions of people doing it, no Sanskrit word to this day exists for this process. That is because Meditation does not exist. The etymology of the English word ‘Meditation’ speaks of the Non-emptiness experience of thinking and reflecting or perhaps as a medical treatment and so it is not truly referential to the act of correct Meditation: Latin meditationem (nominative meditatio) a thinking over, noun of action from past participle stem of meditari "to think over, reflect.” One must integrate the original root of ‘meditationem’ from ‘mederi’ "to heal, give medical attention to, cure," originally "know the best course for," root ‘med’ "take appropriate measures." Indeed, when Vegan Buddha delivered the Four Noble Truths, he presented it as a medical prescription for the treatment of suffering. During the time of Vegan Buddha, healers would sing to the family of the ill person a description of the diagnosis, the cause of the illness, the outcome offered by the doctor’s cure and finally the actual medicinal therapy to solve the problem. When we ‘Meditate,’ we are in fact conducting a Vegan Medical Circle as we sit in the Vegan Dharma, embracing truth. We do this through contemplating Emptiness, not by thinking over, reflecting nor contemplating life as implied by Western ideology interpolated through the Western term ‘Meditation.’ So then, what is the highest view of Emptiness known as Vegan Emptiness? To find Emptiness’ pervasive nature, there can be no obstacles. Obstacles are what causes Emptiness to dissipate from the mind. How can the mind reach such a subtle and pure state of non-attachment, non-ego, non-being, non-Karma, non-suffering and non-obstructiveness with a lifestyle supported by the unjust and unnecessary torture and execution of innocent, unarmed fellow Earthlings for food? One cannot be Empty if one is full of dead carnage in one’s intestinal tract. True Emptiness is reached by worthy Vegan Practitioners, not by deluded fools who think they can eat animals and use Emptiness as an eraser for their dark deeds. In fact, many people try to overcome self-induced suffering from their own Karma of wrong diet, wrong thought and wrongful actions by addressing Emptiness as a panacea for their Karmic dilemma. Invariably such people only return to their dilemma with no place to hide. It is impossible to evade reincarnation when Karma is left unreconciled. It is easy to fool one’s self and join with other fools and build false temples and false religions that permit vices like the consuming of animal products, yet it is far easier to Go Vegan. Vegan Emptiness is derived by living a Vegan Lifestyle, practicing Vegan Buddhist ‘Meditation’ whereby no animal products are consumed during this Vegan Sitting Medical Circle of Dwelling in the Vegan Dharma as joined with outward statements revering Vegan Enlightenment. When finally the practitioner awakens from such ‘Meditation’ as one who walks the Vegan Eightfold Path, practices the Vegan Five Precepts and lives by the Vegan Paramitas, correct Vegan 'Meditation' has blossomed. Finally, the Vegan Practitioner must not be attached to this 'Meditation' process. This is accomplished by relinquishing the act of sitting in the Vegan Dharma and releasing from any Vegan Emptiness realization as illusions of the mind because there is no Meditation and Emptiness does not exist. What did come to pass, is the receiving of Vegan Diksha from one’s interior, selfless and true Vegan Guru of one’s Vegan Buddha Nature. Post Date: 06/21/17, Replies: 0 06/21/17 0
Vegan Astrology This topic is for people who do astrology charts and are somewhat advanced in their understanding of Vegan Astrology. The following aspects are those I feel are the best type of transits for shifting into a vegan lifestyle. Please feel free to comment or add to this list: Transiting Moon passing through the natal Sun sign with special attention to the solar conjunction. This monthly cyclical aspect is great for fasting. Unfortunately, it happens so often that most astrologers are too busy to notice. When the Moon conjuncts the natal Sun it is a great moment for silent meditation. Because most non-vegans consider a vegan diet a form of fasting when they first start and continue to think this way through some of the early transitional period, it is a great time to start a vegan regime. Transiting Saturn conjunct the natal Rising, Descendant, Nadir, Sun, Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Saturn is a brutal disciplinarian. Regimes, diets, and fasting are not tough enough for this King of Karma. Usually one fasts because of lack of money, deep heart break, a broken date or missing the restaurant or store before closing time bringing one to tears. Saturn on the rising fasts to lose weight, Saturn on the Descendent does so to obey, Saturn on the Nadir fasts out of sorrow, Saturn on the Sun does so because food no longer tastes good, Saturn on the moon fasts because everyone at the store and restaurant seem evil, Saturn on Venus does so because of no money, Saturn on Jupiter is finally fasting after reading all those Shiva Puranas, Saturn on Uranus fasts because of roommate and Ashram issues, On Neptune due to health problems and Pluto because a guru said to and no one loves you enough to change that decree. Fasting is good, but going vegan is a much better solution. Transiting Neptune aspects: Because it is time to either go vegan or face cancer treatments or ulcer tests or cholesterol heart issues. Transiting Pluto Aspects: Because a change is required in life. Post Date: 06/21/17, Replies: 0 06/21/17 0
Vegan Astro Theology It is against Jewish, Islamic, Christian, Hindu and Buddhist traditions to worship planets and stars. In the Abrahamic traditions, the story of Nimrod is espoused, although, the historic roots of this story are rooted in ancient Sumerian tablets that reveal a very different and more historically authentic view of this tale. In Hinduism, it is in the Ramayana where Ravana’s role explains the problems of planet worshiping. In Buddhism, worshiping of planets is simply not practiced. The contrarian view to these religious regulations is simple. Jesus was born under a star, the wise men followed a star. The stars were created in Genesis for signs, and in Revelation, the stars still play a foretelling role. Hindus use astrology regularly for ceremonies, calendars and arranged marriages. Tibetan Buddhists teach astrology, Islam gave the world the names of many stars and advanced astrology, pictures of Jesus and the Buddha frequently have solar halos that sometimes appear as Saturn’s rings rather than the sun’s corona, and the list goes on and on. This is the basic question of Astro Theology. Does the Divine speak through the vastness of our universe or beyond into the multiverse? In terms of Vegan Astro Theology, the bigger question is this: Does a vegan diet which is based on the solar receptivity of plants speak of a universal divinity that is symbolically intoned throughout the multiverse and in all planetary and interdimensional phenomenon? In other words, is going vegan an act of intergalactic divinity? The plants do not worship the sun and the moon, but they do respond to these celestial forces and other heavenly cycles including seasons so deeply and directly that it is part of their growth and life functions. Vegans live by plants and so vegans are invariably eating sunshine to live, as transmitted through plant wisdom. There is a sacredness of interstellar wisdom, planetary rotation and lunar blessings enfolded in every bite of vegan food. Vegan restaurants are temples to Vegan Astro Theology attesting to the power of solar generated plant food as the best and healthiest way of spiritual attunement, good health, ecological reverence and moral goodness. To consciously acknowledge the sacredness of outer space and to ingest its miracle of life through plants that are composed of our planet’s annual cyclical tilting of seasons and our star’s sun light is to join the intergalactic Vegan Astro Theology movement. Our space brothers from distant planets also understand the choice of goodness over evil. It is wrong to kill fellow sentient beings for food for they, like us, holographically hold the entire universe within their life forces and thus must be honored. Plants also are sentient on a different level of experience, for they hold a different role in our holographic universe. Their wisdom is purely Yin in nature and thus they are completely responsive to the divinity of this universe, growing in the direction of sunlight, blossoming seasonally and responsive to the lunar cycles, planetary retrogradations and solar flare cycles. Plants are not a Yang expression of direct creational involvement in the evolution of consciousness within the matrix of this multiverse holographic program, and so, although they must be revered for they are living, they may be harvested for food. The intimacy of consuming plants for food brings us as human Earthlings deeper into the mystery of sunlight, seasons, planetary rotation, lunar presence and nature in general. In this way plants are the high priests of the Vegan Astro Theology movement and the same can be said of minerals. Post Date: 06/20/17, Replies: 9 06/20/17 9
Vegan Reincarnation Food is central to the transmigration pathways of reincarnation. This seems like such an odd thought, but it is entirely true. Eating is a Karmic function. All of life eats, but at the expense of whom or what? What we eat determines who we are, what we have been and indeed what we will be in health, body, heart, and in mind. Food is a Karmic statement both symbolically and directly representing the summation of our actions and desires. Let us begin with an operational definition of ‘Reincarnation.’ This term means, “Returning in Flesh.” Flesh, however, is a mutable concept. The flesh of Human Beings is Skin and Muscle, the flesh of the Gods is Consciousness, the flesh of Divinity is Spiritual Light, the flesh of the Arabic ‘Jin’ is Fire, the flesh of Demons is Suffering, the flesh of all Heavenly Realms is Bliss, the flesh of the Bodhisattvas is Emptiness, the flesh of the Buddhas is Enlightenment and the flesh of Dreams is Desire. It must be understood that anything which continues after death is a form of reincarnation. If one goes to Heaven after dying, one might have a new Heavenly Body of Light, and that is a new reincarnation. If after death one goes to Hell that is the next reincarnation. If one becomes Emptiness and that Emptiness bares Consciousness or Relativity, or if such Emptiness terminates and is Impermeant this is the next reincarnation. One can die and return as an animal, a plant, an Enlightening Being, a God, a Space Alien or even on a different planet in another universe and still it is all reincarnation. One can reincarnate a new spirit in the same body while still alive. Some people remain in their body their entire life, while others may reincarnate inside that same body once and may view that experience as a ‘walk in’ or as being ‘born again.’ Others might reincarnate inside their same birth body many times at critical points in life and call it ‘cyclic development’ or ‘life changes.’ Still others seem to reincarnate thousands of times per second. The history of reincarnation is interesting. It is a concept accepted by the Hindus, Jain, Buddhists, Early Christians, Hasidic Jews, Ancient Egyptians, Many Native tribes, most UFO esotericists and countless others. The originating source of this concept is not found in philosophical nor religious circles of human society, but rather it is found from observations humans drew when agriculture was first beginning to seed in humanity. Man saw that plants died in winter and grew back in spring. A plant may die here and then grow again there. Plants are a primary teacher of man and the symbolic meaning of plant life cycles was not lost in its spiritual implications when it was discovered. Plants became the root inspiration for concepts of reincarnation pan-culturally. Jesus said he would come again and that John the Baptist was Elijah, Krishna said that we cast our bodies off like old clothes and put on new ones again while the Buddha said that we all have been here since the origin of this universe and we will be here until the end, reincarnating into every possible life form. The Buddha also said that in each incarnation we manifest physically with attributes, talents and abilities that reflect the sum of our past Karma. When Constantine converted to Christianity, the next day after his conversion having boiled his mother in law in oil, later heard that a small group of Christians were protesting his edited version of his state sponsored Scriptures. Their protests concerned the obvious censorship of all references to reincarnation which had been widely practiced in the early Episcopates. Constantine sent mercenaries to the protests and had them all knifed to death. These reincarnationists became the first Christian Byzantine Empire’s Christian martyrs. Now how does this concept of reincarnation relate to a vegan diet and the quest for food? Certainly hunting, slaughtering, torturing, sacrificing and eating animals is a pathway to lower realms, indeed Hell itself. Anyone who thinks they are ok with animal slaughter is self-deluded and their foolishness will not save them from their own Karma. They will suffer bad Karmic reactions followed by a long, slow and painful ripening of their foolish Karmic debacle followed by further and increasingly more intense Karmic retributions for their wrongful actions. Yet, eating a plant based vegan diet is an important contributing source of positive steps towards the higher realms including Heaven, Nirvana and the Deva Lokas. If one eats meat, one will reincarnate as a farm animal or a hunted animal and will suffer over and again the cruelty one committed in their past after being reconditioned in the Hells. People who eat vegan, however, will be protected in the higher realms from such misery. This obvious reality is underscored by many Scriptural tracts from multiple world religions which discovered this apparent truth separated in isolation both temporally and geographically from each other. The secret to reincarnation is simple; when we fulfill the true purpose of life we reincarnate under fortunate circumstances, and when we do not our future lives suffer. When we completely abandon all contribution to the evolution of consciousness, we may sustain physical beauty or other incarnational attributes from past good deeds from other lives, but we become as plants which are central in serving the continuation of life’s cycles but may be harvested as food by those still engaging in the purification and upliftment of universal consciousness. It is one thing to live for one’s self or one’s family, but our live connection to the universe in thoughts and deeds is the legitimacy of our incarnational presence. We can eradicate our purpose and become as plants if our selfish acquisitions are all that matters, we can fail miserably and commit selfishly diabolical acts rooted in greed, anger and ignorance to reflect a fallen consciousness and descend into the Hells, or we can contribute to the universal awakening of all sentient beings and the living universe itself and through a vegan, compassionate lifestyle, we can begin to ascend. If we choose this positive alternative which is the true purpose of life, we will cultivate a contributive lifestyle that seeks to improve the interconnection of and the reverence towards all of creation, promoting the free will ascent of all beings to reach complete and total enlightenment of purified, all knowing minds and together we will end universal suffering by solving all problems, healing all illness, and correcting all thoughts and actions. Post Date: 06/19/17, Replies: 0 06/19/17 0
Vegan Tantra Translating the vast concept of Vegan Tantra into English is like calling Michelangelo’s art a bunch of pictures and some cut rocks. Tantra is a mysterious Sanskrit word that incorrectly conjures wild ceremonial sexual images in most people’s minds. The English word that best describes the word Tantra, as ordinary as it truly seems, is the word ‘practice.’ Let’s say someone is a Catholic. Let’s say this same person, on the way home from work every day, leaves the bus mid-way home and says a rosary at a church and then jumps back on another bus to go home to cook dinner and do dishes. The religion of that person may be Catholic, but their daily rosary is that person’s practice. Perhaps a person is Buddhist. Meditating twice a week and chanting with beads once a month is their practice or Tantra. A Hindu person may always fast before going to temple and eat afterwards. Such regular fasting is their practice or Tantra. A tree grows from a seed, but dancing in the wind is its Tantra. Vegan Tantra means that there is an asserted effort to bring Vegan Consciousness into one’s life through a practice and that this practice is done in a vegan fashion. One might chant “Om Vegan Buddha” with seed beads strung as a Mala, or one might meditate or pray for a world vegan transformation every Tuesday holding saplings in pots. A Tantra can be one’s religion, but it need not be such. The word religion in Sanskrit is likewise untranslatable into English. It is the word “Dharma” or more formally “Sanatana Dharma.” Dharma is the etymological word for the Arabic ‘Din’ and the English word ‘Dogma.’ Dharma, however, is far more reaching than the simple idea of dogma and is more clearly explained as the Way of Life. Sanatana means eternal or ever unfolding. Sanatana Dharma then means the ever-unfolding Way of life. There is another concept in Sanskrit concerning religion and that is “Sadhana” which refers to moral codes, vows, mores, and commitment to the spiritual path of the Sanatana Dharma as revealed through one’s Tantra. Dharma is the cyclic structure of this multiverse. Dharma views Karma, love, reincarnation, destiny, family, career, interplanetary travel etc. as but simple components of the infinitely complex array of ever changing and moving sub-components of life. Dharma is not just your religion, but it is the fact that the sun and moon rise and set, and seasons occur so food can be grown so that you can be born from star dust to enact Vegan Dharma and dance your Vegan Tantra. You accomplish this purpose through cyclic repetitions of your Vegan Tantra as a resonance field of conscious awareness. Your Vegan Tantra is your existential ceremonial timeless dance of reverence and Vegan Dharma is the cosmic mainframe computer that disperses it as luminous cometary particles of enlightenment throughout this holographic multiverse. We all need to offer greater Vegan Illumination to end ignorance and open all human consciousness to Vegan Truth. Through a Vegan Planetary Transformation we can end war, have plenty of water and food for all, end the greatest mass of suffering upon our planet of unnecessary animal slaughter for food and we can restore our planet’s ecology. Plants and minerals offer humans abundant food, medicine, housing, clothing, transportation and work. Plants also offer us a new method of Vegan Tantra and Vegan Dharma. All vegans should have exquisite Vegan Tantras in their lives so that there may be seeds of Vegan Wisdom and Truth that will carry across the time space barrier and into the mind of creation to grow a better Vegan World. Post Date: 06/18/17, Replies: 2 06/18/17 2
Hanuman is Fruitarian Vegan Hanuman Deva is alive and well, teaching all people of every world about the greatness of Vegan Ramachandra Deva. Vegan Hanuman has always been a raw vegan fruitarian. Like most fruitarians and raw foodists, he will occasionally have cooked food or vegetables but only on rare occasions or when fruit is unavailable. His vegan status, however, is unwavering and non-negotiable. When Vegan Rama left this material world, thousands of his dearest followers submerged their loss in a lake of tears and sorrow, to see such a great being leave. Before going, Vegan Rama asked Vegan Hanuman to remain forever upon this Earth and to always teach future generations of the story of Vegan Rama. Vegan Hanuman is alive today and he loves to eat bread fruit, bananas, coconuts, dates, durian, lychees, rambutans, loquats, guavas, papayas, nuts, and mangos but will settle for all melons, peaches, apricots, nectarines, pears, persimmons, pomegranates, cherimoyas, avocados, and he likes the new addition of pluots as well as many other fruits. When he eats grain, it is almost always millet especially when it is cooked in water mixed with sugar cane juice. Usually people are fruitarian after bouts with drugs and alcohol to help restore liver functions with a complex array of sugars. Vegan Hanuman is a devout Hindu, dedicated to Vegan Sri Sri Rama Deva Ji and so he never touches alcohol, nor drugs nor does he ever smoke; instead he meditates and chants the names of Vegan Rama Deva endlessly with each breath. Vegan Hanuman Deva needs the sugars from diverse fruits to give him lift when he flies. One must understand that Vegan Hanuman is a different species of human than modern man like the Neanderthals or the Cro-Magnons and is somewhat ape or monkey like in appearance, but he is a God, and he flies through our skies and even into outer space, as he conducts very magical pastimes. Vegan Sri Hanuman Deva Ji is the oldest and greatest raw vegan fruitarian on Earth. Nama Vegan Hanuman Deva Ki Jaya. Post Date: 06/04/17, Replies: 1 06/04/17 1
Vegan Guru Vegan Buddha once said, “You are your own Guru.” Anyone who tries to be your Guru or calls themselves a high Guru or a Supreme Guru or Master or Lama over others should be avoided; they are charlatans and frauds. One may only be such a thing to one’s self. Each person has a Vegan Buddha Nature and therefore everyone is completely Enlightened already. No one is greater than another. Some have walked this path longer or are better educated for the path or are more experienced from the path that they walk, but everyone is equal. Enlightenment is equal for all. The reason why it rarely seems very Enlightened here on this Planet is because, due to compounding Karma, everyone has forgotten their Enlightenment. Eating meat and animal products is the biggest obstacle to being your true Vegan Buddha Guru Enlightened Nature. The greatest tools for rediscovering your inner Guru are the chanting the names of Vegan Buddhas, Vegan Bodhisattvas, and Vegan Devas, reading of sacred texts that point one to the inner Vegan Deva, Vegan Devi, Vegan Bodhisattva, Vegan Guru or Vegan Buddha, and most of all correct meditation. These tools and a dedicated vegan diet, coupled with a little vegan medical herbology and some knowledge of astrology, some Yoga and disciplined morality should get things going in the correct direction. It is really that simple. Om Vegan Buddha. Post Date: 06/02/17, Replies: 0 06/02/17 0
Buddha was a vegan. When the Buddha sat under the Bodhi Tree to be enlightened, Sujata, a young maiden, was walking to the forest to make an offering from her Aarti tray to the Forest Deva. Aarti trays have Sindoor, Sandalwood, beads, Tulsi, rice and coconuts with coconut milk. If she offered milk from her Aarti tray it was coconut milk. After enlightening, the Buddha’s first act as an animal rights activist, was to stop all animal sacrificing worldwide. The Buddha and his men begged daily from their own community for vegan food. When they were in a foreign town, they relied on the Buddha’s all-knowing enlightenment to find houses to beg from that would offer vegan food. Realizing this was a major problem in some towns, the Raja, or local king, would offer to have a vegan banquet for the Buddha and his men to overcome this dietary obstacle. No one would ever think of putting meat in a holy man’s begging bowl. To do so would break taboos and be an act of a perverse mind. Should anyone do such an ignorant thing, the monks would throw it in the fire for cremation. There was a time when the Buddha's back hurt so they served him coconut milk. Cow milk is not a cure for a bad back, but coconut milk is a folk remedy for kidney problems. No one would serve the Buddha, the greatest of holy men, animal products. It was unthinkable. When the Buddha died, according to first hand witnesses of the Hindu Buddhist community, it was due to drinking unclean water where wagons passed over to clean their wheels. The monks did not know that the water was unclean and it gave the Buddha dysentery. This was a common means of death in the old days. After his death, many did not want anyone else to reach the heights of the worshiped Buddha and so they introduced meat eating into the cultural practices to ensure the Buddha would be the only one who would be seen as the Enlightened One. Also, by introducing meat eating, revenues increased to build their palaces and monasteries. Om Vegan Buddha Namaha. Post Date: 06/01/17, Replies: 0 06/01/17 0
Krishna was a vegan. Krishna a vegan? How is this possible? The ghee thief, the milk addict, the cow herder? The story of Krishna is a very old story, many thousands of years old, possibly from the end of the last great ice age or earlier. This story was not written down until circa 500 BC when India was going through a great religious renaissance. Stories change over time. The idea of being a childhood ghee thief, although endearing and entertaining, goes against fundamental rules of morality for which an Avatar incarnates to uphold and protect. The idea of a milk addict likewise goes against Krishna’s teachings on detachment. The milk industry and the cow culture of India are the people who kept alive the stories of Krishna for so many years before they were finally written down and sometimes things change over time. The Hindu Scriptures are divided into categories that include Shastras, Sutras and Puranas. The Puranas are basically folktales. Folktales are very important to Hindu culture because these are the actual application of Hindu philosophy. The Upanishads read very much like folktales or Puranic literature. The folktales of a lactarian culture does not acknowledge anything but lactarian history and behavior. The Krishna Puranas integrated into the Srimad Bhagavatam when it finally was written as a text. One clue to Krishna’s true vegan nature is found in the 9th Canto 26th verse of the Bhagavad Gita when Krishna, who presents as God, states that the appropriate offerings to God are a flower, a leaf, fruit or water; all are absolutely vegan offerings. Why did he not include ghee and milk? Even Maha Vishnu, according to Vaishnava beliefs, rises from the ocean of milk. There is no mention of him drinking a cup. Being vegan is what differentiates men from Gods. Om Vegan Krishna Ki Jaya. Post Date: 05/30/17, Replies: 0 05/30/17 0
The Vegan Medicine Wheel The Great Medicine Wheel of the Vegan People is pure and strong. The Circle is the universal symbol for all of creation. The Wheel or the Circle represents the living, the dead, those that are not yet born, the heavens, the hells, every dimension, every planet and every moment and every period of all time. All people are welcome at the Great Vegan Circle, all animals and spirits also are also welcomed to experience communion with all of creation and to celebrate the corrected path of life that heals our hearts and souls in this life and every incarnation. Traditionally the Four directions of North, East, South and West are demarcations of the Wheel. Every tribe, family, nation and individual must find the truth of their Four Direction Colors. The Tibetans have their colors, every Native First People of North America have theirs each different for every tribe, even the Chinese Buddhist have theirs. The Buddha divided the Wheel further into eight directions and even ten directions. Astrology divides the Wheel into twelve directions. The Tao is divided into many directional circles but is best known as the two of Yin and Yang. The Kiowa people of North America have a three-pointed circle and the Hopi and Jews have six. The Vegan Medicine Wheel is not of one people nor one race but is composed of all people and all races, all languages and all religions and all cultures that are living and sharing within a vegan context. The Vegan Medicine Wheel is divided into eight Earthly directions, and two spirit directions adding up to ten directions. The Vegan Medicine Wheel has the same colors as the vegetarian Chinese Buddhists and the North Stone Jicarilla Indians of the following: White in the North, Red in the South, Black in the West, and Yellow in the East. Green in the South is for our herbivore brothers and sisters, yet, the Vegan Medicine Wheel can oscillate with forest Green in the South during certain medicine practices. There is no center to the Vegan Medicine Wheel, it is non-locality in its poetry of existence so that it is found everywhere and in everyone’s heart. The two spirit directions are above which is found at the North gate representing the heavens, and below which is found at the South gate representing the land of our ancestors, the interim ‘Bardo’ states, The astral planes and the hells. The South represents the silent seeker who is a selfless wanderer, the West is the woman who births life through her suffering, the East is the child who enlightens us with its innocence and trusting while the North is the wise old one who keeps the knowledge of all truth. From our Vegan Medicine Circle there are Vegan Corn Dances, Vegan Hemp Dances, Vegan Fruitarian Dances, Vegan Raw Food Dances, Vegan Herbal Medicine Dances, Vegan Flower Dances, Vegan Nut Dances and many other cultural and dietary celebrations. At our gatherings, there are no animal products to be found. Even our drums and shoes are vegan. It is the true cornucopia, the true fountain of life, the true Elysium Fields and the true path to begin all spiritual endeavors. The Vegan Medicine Wheel is the true way of living for all people upon this great Planet Earth. Please join us at the Great Vegan Medicine Wheel, all are welcome. Post Date: 05/27/17, Replies: 0 05/27/17 0
Vegan Dualism When you are here and God is there, it is dualism. When you are not the guru but someone else is, this is dualism. When two people argue two sides, there is dualism. It does not matter if God is in the sky, in a statue, is somewhere else in the Universe or is in the sea when you call out to God, dualism is active as long as he is separated from you. All Hinduism except for non-dual Vedanta practices, the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and most tribal religions are dualistic theologies. For instance, one may view Jesus on the cross, in a manger or in heaven but he is separated from the supplicant. No religion is 100% dualistic nor 100% non-dualistic. Going back to the Jesus concept, although most people pray to Jesus as though he is in a separate place, he frequently said "I and the Father are one," and "I am in you as you are in me." These are clearly non-dualistic ideals. In most dualistic religions, non-dualism is experienced by the founder of the religion or the high prelates, monastics, priests and/or saints. So in Christianity, to continue with our example, Jesus experienced non-dualism as did many saints. Frequently adherents of the Catholic faith will view the Pope as in direct union with the most high. However, the common man does not have this experience all the time if ever in life so he prays to those whom he trusts has had this experience. In a vegan context, as we bring veganism to religion and religious culture, we must attribute the honorific title of Vegan to all Deities we seek. So if one is Christian, and one wants to believe in a Vegan God, one might read aloud Genisis 1:29 in prayer circle and then confess that Jesus would uphold God's singular law for creation ushered in at the beginning of life for all to obey, man and animal. Then one may use the terms Vegan God and Vegan Jesus freely. One may view Constantine's editorial contributions to the Bible as tainted and consider that bread and water were what Jesus offered to the crowd at the Sermon on the Mount and not fish and water that tasted like wine because alcohol is prohibited in the story of Noah and meat is prohibited in Genisis 1:29. This is a genuine possibility because Constantine did add the industries of his time, that of carpentry, fishing, wine making, olive oil and other economic concerns to his rendition of Scripture. This also happened in England with the King James Bible when the wool and lamb industries were emphasized in liturgy. For one to say, "I am not vegan, they are," is a dualism. There is a non-dual "we" hiding in that statement. So we must shift consciousness in both the non-dual sense as we all become vegan together. The shift to becoming vegan is to go through the initiation of decision making and to leave behind a dualism of vegan/non vegan which we out grew. Post Date: 05/25/17, Replies: 0 05/25/17 0
Vegan Non-Dualism There is much on the web, in temples and on YouTube about non-dualism. It has become the trendy idea for the hip Ameridu people (American Hindu Community.) The idea of non-dualism is very foreign to American culture and is difficult for many to process correctly even though it has been here in America for over one hundred years. Buddhism, Vedanta Hinduism and the Jain tradition are mostly composed of non-dual philosophy and spiritual practice. There is no religion that is completely non-dual in nature, every school of religion is composed of some dual and some non-dual teachings. So what is non-dualism and how can it be vegan? Non-dualism is the ideology that claims one can or is already united with a spiritual principal and that this is the goal of all spiritual endeavors. So for instance, a follower of Shiva who practices non-dualism, very common to Nepal for example, does not just worship Shiva as an external God, but realizes that Shiva is pure consciousness. The worshiper is also ultimately composed of pure consciousness. One simply yields to this singular monad of universal consciousness by stating Shivo Ham or I am Shiva. Likewise, the Buddhist who meditates by yielding to emptiness ultimately becomes one with emptiness and this complete experience of oneness, of universal emptiness, of finding the truth beyond all physical and mental formations is a non-dual experience of emptiness whereby the one meditating becomes empty. This discovery of being Shiva, or yielding to emptiness and being a Buddha, or practicing the Jain Dharma to ultimate purification and the final status of Tirthankara, all exists already and is the active process of life. We all have Buddha natures, we all are Shiva and we all are purifying already, it is just that through conscious awareness of these processes we can foster greater strides to the final result of Moksha, Nirvana, Buddhahood, Deva Loka or Tirthankara. More simply stated for the Western minds, we are all one with God already. Most people are not consciously aware of what this means. To know this, one can practice this oneness better. One can then always be Godful and therefore be more apt at reaching heaven. The way that Vegan Consciousness then integrates into this way of practice is simple. If we feel separated from our Oneness with the divine or the emptiness, it is probably due to our own Karma or in other words, it is our own doing. Eating meat and animal products separates from the unitive experience of life, love, emptiness and God. To be vegan reduces this spiritual conflict with life, love, emptiness and God. In the oneness of the non-dual experience of blissful reunion with the emptiness, or the Atman or the Deva, all is known. If all is known, then all of the unnecessary animal suffering for food production is known as the greatest mass of suffering upon Earth. Therefore if one truly experiences that incredible moment of non-dualism, the Kensho, the Enlightenment, the Grace, then one should no longer consume any animal products. Vegan non-dualism is the only true non-dualism because it speaks of how life lives in a non-dual reality. Post Date: 05/23/17, Replies: 0 05/23/17 0
Vegan Religion We as vegans must not reject devotional and spiritual practices just because carnivores and others that insist upon consuming animal products have perverted the spiritual path. We must return the true intention of all spiritual practices which is to be vegan. We must establish Vegan Religion as the central, primordial and basic religious practice from which all others arise. We must return religion to impeccable integrity and to its innate constitution of truth. To abandon all spiritual practices because the carnivores, ova-lactarians and lactarians have made such a brutal mockery of religion is to leave ourselves vacant of an important cultural and spiritual mechanism for growth in our community. Vegan Religion is so wondrous in its true connection to the multiverse that it can not be ignored any longer with such burgeoning numbers of vegans growing daily. Vegan Religion offers a method of expressing what everyone wants to know. By living correctly as vegans, by purifying our minds through a vegan diet, what is the cosmology that is born from such people? We can not abandon our responsibility to lead the non vegan masses through our Vegan Religion, giving them an understanding and place in the cosmos that invites them into a vegan lifestyle. Post Date: 05/19/17, Replies: 3 05/19/17 3
Ignorance's failure Note: Before I start saying what I'm going to say I'm going to clear up a few things first so there are no more misunderstandings. I chose the username hellhound because I'm big into computer gaming and I used to play a computer game that had hellhounds in it, I thought it sounded like a cool username so that's where the name comes from. My username has nothing to do with my spirituality as a pagan. Pagans do not worship Satan or believe in him, although a lot of people who do not know much about paganism wrongly assume that. Paganism is a word used to descibe ancient Celtic and shamanistic religions, most pagans practice the honoring of the earth. We are not Satan worshippers. Ok now that we have covered that I will say what I feel I need to say here. Ignorance means a lack of knowledge and it can also be used to descibe people who refuse knowledge. A lack of knowledge and a lack of seeing other peoples views breeds prejudice. I have noticed a lot of arguing about religion and atheism. Religion is obviously important and is vital to teach morality, wisdom and spiritual awareness however if you don't want to practice a religion that is your discission and you should be respected for your discission. To judge people for their religion, ethnicities or sexual orientation is prejudice and ignorant. Ignorance is the reason why people eat animals, because they do not have enough knowledge to understand what they are doing is wrong or that they can do things differently. The happycow website is to offer vegetarians and vegans the opportunity to discuss all things vegan and vegetarian and to review restaurants, hopefully non-vegetarians will find this site and be educated on vegetarianism so they can adopt a more compassionate lifestyle. Ignorance is the biggest problem in the world and we can only defeat it by educating each other, learning from each other, respecting each others opinions and putting aside differences to work together to achieve the steps towards a more compassionate and peaceful world. Post Date: 05/18/17, Replies: 29 05/18/17 29
True spirituality Whatever your philosophy, religion or belief it really doesn't matter. As long as you are happy with what you believe in and you practice your belief in a constructive way that promotes compassion and respect. It is not good to use your beliefs against other people who do not share your beliefs and say that your beliefs are the only way and that you are superior - this kind of thinking is dangerous, arrogant, can often lead to destruction and people who do this gave their own beliefs a bad name. It is fine for people to have different beliefs than you as long as they are not doing anything morally wrong. True spirituality is not about being prejudice, self righteous or judgemental, it is about doing the will of the divine which is for us to be compassionate, kind, respectful and spread goodness throughout the world to make the world better, this could be helping out at an animal sanctuary, buying someone hungry a meal etc. Do not be part of spreading hatred and prejudice. Be part of spreading compassion and respect. Post Date: 05/15/17, Replies: 2 05/15/17 2
Devotion Earthlings are blessed with devotion. This is not limited to humans but is innate in animals as well. Have you ever seen the reunion of Elephants that have not seen each other for a long time, or the devotion of a mother lion to her cubs? Humans have advanced this positive emotional expression of devotion to create religions which facilitate its practice. People are disenchanted with the devotion they have rendered to other people that have betrayed their trust as lovers, marital partners, politicians and neighbors so they turn to non temporal deities to express their love and devotion. What if everyone became devoted to vegan values? What if Vegan Religion gave the world vegan deities for their devotional practices? What if we evolved to yet the next level of devotion, no longer accepting the gods of empire religions, but developing systems of thinking that reflects a vegan cosmology? Can we work with devotion to create a better world? This would truly be a spiritual, humanistic, positive contribution to our intellectual and emotional development. Vegan Devotion and Vegan Religion is how we can welcome pre-vegans to vegan lifestyles. Post Date: 05/15/17, Replies: 0 05/15/17 0
Sacrifice At the root of all false religion is sacrifice. True religion is not contaminated by such wrongfulness. It is amazing how sacrificial religions will build huge libraries of literature that poetically justify their immoral view and even extend such incorrectness into war theology which serves as their greatest black cauldron of sacrifice. This idea of sacrifice has multiple methods of perverting truth and nature. Animal sacrifice is immoral. It is a black art that contacts not just the lowest of human instincts and sickness of human consciousness, but it also conjures demons and is anti-spiritual fundamentally. To harm an innocent, indefensible creature for one's personal benefit is repugnant and wrong. This evil practice is ritualized in Judaism, Islamic culture, Witchcraft and Satanism, Paganism, many Tribal religions and certain alleged Hindu enclaves. Human sacrifice is central to Christianity, certain Tribal religions, certain Islamic cultural enclaves, certain enclaves of Witchcraft and Satanism, Cannibal cultures, certain Pagan cultures, and indirectly in all war theologies including but not limited to Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, certain Hindu enclaves and certain Buddhist enclaves. This is a very immoral disposition that these and other religious groups justify through falsity, denial and group hysteria. War theology massacres large numbers of animals, humans and entire Eco-systems. Fertility sacrifice is the false offering of one's reproductive abilities for a religion. This is practiced by Catholics, Buddhists and Jain adherents. Ironically the ones who sacrifice their concupiscence in exchange for social prominence often cheat as revealed in the recent Catholic improprieties noted in the world press. Those that obey their vows of celibacy are unnatural versus the more natural expression of true asexuality. Power, wealth and social status being granted to individuals who practice such unnatural fertility pathways is ignorant. Such people do not have any expertise nor superlative qualities because of their renunciation. This act of sexual repression only leads to alienation and judgementalism. Such practitioners often suppose themselves to be experts of humanism when in fact they could not have removed themselves further from humanity. The hallmark of their incorrect view is their religious imperative of turning all sexuality into a sin and endorsing homophobia. Krishna realized the problems of early Vedic culture's wrongful sacrificial practices and tried to correct this phenomenon in the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna explains that we should sacrifice our works not animals. All works should be an offering to God and if one needs to give God a more material offering, it should be a leaf, a flower or water only. Buddha did not address this topic of sacrifice but practiced it by demanding that all his monastics sacrifice their reproductive rights, their freedom, their identities and self hood, and their intellectual freedom. Jain Dharma demands the same, and the Abrahamic religions promote the most vile forms of animal and human sacrifices in blood bath dystopian orgies found in their Scriptures. As vegans in a post modern world, this idea of sacrifice seems so primitive. It seems like an ancient vestige of hunter gatherer cultures. The entire point of religion has always been to reform all hunter predator instincts into peaceful agrarian instincts. Instead of animal sacrificing like a blood drenched hunter, we need to cultivate our hearts, instead of causing war we need to propitiate peace, instead of stealing as pillaging raiders we need to cooperate and plant and harvest together. Vegans are at the forefront of such agrarian wisdom, usually endorsing meditation and patience like farmers who await for the crops to grow. It is time we address the carnivorous false ideology of sacrifice which has infiltrated all world religions. We need to endorse pacifistic agrarian values in our vegan religious and spiritual practices. The first step of any religion or spiritual practice is to be vegan. If the Priests and Scriptures of any religion do not actively promote vegan ideals, they should be discarded. At the root of all true religious practice is the respect for all life through not killing, not stealing and not disrespecting others. Post Date: 05/14/17, Replies: 3 05/14/17 3
Vegan Vishnu He who preserves all life throughout the multiverse demands that we participate in preserving and respecting life. Vegan lifestyles on Earth are the only acceptable method of living in accordance with the Creator and Preserver’s intention. Vegan Shiva, the destroyer, is the greatest devotee of Vegan Vishnu. Even the destructive forces of the universe only serve the creative principle of Vegan Vishnu. All the wars, all the diseases, all the deaths and all the violence are functions of past Karma relating to non-vegan practices. Hunting, meat eating and animal sacrificing are the source of crime, war, subjugation, and disease. All of creation stems from Vegan Vishnu and the Karmic retribution for transgressing the established correct vegan life modality is serious, complete, and exact. Morality has been established through the Vegan Vishnu Avatar of Vegan Buddha, Power and Justice has been established through the Avatar of Vegan Krishna, Loyalty and Dedication has been established through the Avatar of Vegan Rama, and all such other virtues are exemplified through the multitude of Vegan Vishnu’s incarnations on Earth. Although in past Yugas the knowledge for vegan sources of vitamin B complex and D3 were unknown, and so milk and egg were consumed, the direction established has always been towards veganism not towards carnivorous debasement. Now we have these dietary supplements and so a vegan diet can be practiced without any problems. There is no excuse, everyone can be vegan. Anyone not practicing a vegan lifestyle suffers greatly in this life and every incarnation to come. There are no excuses, there are no exceptions. This is how life is preserved, by separating the wheat from the chaff. Post Date: 03/14/17, Replies: 0 03/14/17 0
Vegan Lakshmi She is the Goddess of the moisture upon the land. She is wealth and she is both emptiness and form. She protects the Buddhist Monasteries. Her consort is the greatest God who preserves life. When all the Gods are busy, she always hears our prayers. Her mission is to make sure all of us are well, pure minded, happy, free and living correctly in harmony with peace, love and as a blessing in this beautiful multiverse. This mission she has undertaken can only be accomplished in a completely vegan context. Her light shines through the darkness of this age spreading truth about vegan enlightenment, love for all sentient beings and the opening of our hearts to a newly wondrous vegan planetary transformation. Vegan Lakshmi is a shining one, a bastion of hope, as she incarnates with her consort over and again to show us the way to live life correctly as honorable, virtuous, humble, and hardworking vegans, thankful and reverent for this gift of life. As vegans, we must honor this divine feminine principle of Vegan Lakshmi Devi by practicing meditation and chanting her name and Mantras and by offering the nectar of our practice to her like a lotus flower gently placed at her feet in the temple of all of creation. Post Date: 03/11/17, Replies: 1 03/11/17 1
Vegan Yoga Yoga means union, implied in this word is union with the divine. To practice Yoga only as an exercise regime is to miss the point entirely. I have been to many Yoga studios and the burning of incense, a statue in the corner and a group Mantra repetition monthly is not Yoga. Yoga is a method of physical submission to the highest spiritual realizations of one’s mind, heart, and Atman. One should begin Yoga by visualizing the Yidam or Ishtadevata of one’s life’s intonement, the physical representation of one’s guiding Bodhisattva or Deva, in front of one’s Yoga mat. The entire breath centered practice of Yoga is a physical submission to that divinity firmly established at the front of one’s Yoga prayer mat. Each breath is the gift of life received from and dedicated to the sacred Yidam or Ishtadevata. The entire practice of Yoga is a prayer for union and atonement with that divinity and the actual oneness that naturally occurs in a vivid visionary state during Yoga. Then after the Yoga practice is completed, after a short rest in the Shavasana Asana, meditation is absolutely necessary. The whole point of Yoga, its entire purpose is to benefit the physical act of meditation. Meditation can only be performed successfully by vegans. Yoga is a vegan art form. If one consumes animal products, their entire practice is spent arguing with angry animal spirits. To center one’s self in vegan Yoga and vegan meditation, one should always refer to their Yidam or Ishtadevata waiting majestically in front of one’s Yoga prayer mat as a vegan; to honor the Earth, the cows, the environment, and the highest truth. Nama Vegan Maha Deva, Nama Vegan Avalokiteshvara, Nama Vegan Shakti Devi, Nama Vegan Gurudev etc. are all acceptable methods for addressing the divine, to reach true states of vegan Yoga, of vegan Deva and vegan Jhana. This is only the beginning. This is an elementary start to true Yoga realization. This vegan practice of Yoga and meditation goes much, much, much further. Post Date: 03/11/17, Replies: 0 03/11/17 0
How Jain religion is scientific? How Jain religion is basically proved to be scientific? Can we have any evidence for it? Post Date: 03/09/17, Replies: 1 03/09/17 1
Vegan Meditation You do not have to practice any religion to sit quietly. You will only deal with angry animal spirits if you sit quietly and are not vegan. Vegans meditate well. Buddha teaches meditation without religion and he does such a good job, they made a religion out of it. Hindus meditate to contact Gods and Goddesses. Jains meditate as do practitioners of martial arts. There are many places to learn, even psychologists teach meditation. Christians meditate and call it contemplation. Vegan meditation…..meditate on it. Post Date: 03/09/17, Replies: 0 03/09/17 0
Spiritually Improve Your Workout If you walk, hike, jog, run, swim or simply suffer at any exercise trying to slowly progress in your endeavor to gain some benefit, here is a technique that is simple, easy, involves nothing to ingest and will reap exponential benefits. It is an ancient technique that goes back to the origins of known written history. Best of all, it is completely vegan. Ask any athlete or trainer, the mind is the biggest obstacle to gaining improvement and success in any workout routine. Overcome the mind and there is no pain and no limit to progress. Of course, the mind being filled with attachments, programed patterns that are self-defeating and a generally undisciplined wandering constitution, it is indeed very tough to overcome. This technique is not limited to exercise, but may be implemented in all life activities. Try it once and see the improvement. The technique? Chanting. This is a simple non-religious, nonsectarian beautiful piece of ancient poetry to start with that originated around the 12th century by the then Dalai Lama. “The Gem Is In The Lotus.” This vegan phrase is harmless and yet it references a very mystical, deep, and profound hidden meaning. In Sanskrit, this phrase goes like this: “Om Mani Padme Hum.” To use this mantra when walking, running or swimming etc., simply use one syllable per step or per stroke in the pool. Om, Mah, Nee, Pahd, Meh, Hoom (written phonetically). If you start with your right foot, you will end with your left foot so you can then begin again. If you wish to switch feet, simply skip the Om once and it will then begin on the opposite foot and end suchlike as well. All Mantras works this way. Why? Because, most Mantras were developed at a time in history before the advent of cars, planes, and trains and so everyone walked. And because everyone walked, they needed a little help when the hill was steep or the load was heavy. There are literally millions of Mantras available found on the web, on YouTube, in books and in temples. There are Hindu Mantras, Buddhist Mantras and Jain Mantras and since there is no ingesting of any substance involved, this process is entirely vegan. Another great Mantra is “Vegan Awakening” or in Sanskrit, “Om Vegan Buddha.” For walking, hiking, jogging etc., simply use each syllable as follows, Om, Vee, Gan, Boo, Dah (written phonetically). Not only will your workout improve, but your mind will get very clear, and you will gain mental balance, strength, and discipline. Because these Mantras (Mantram in Sanskrit for the plural) exist to reconnect people with the beauty, majesty, and goodness of life, you may be surprised to see your entire life improve. There are long Mantram, Short Mantram and everything in between. There are non-religious, nonsectarian Mantram, and there are religious Mantram. There are Mantram for personal gain, and there are Mantram to help the world. I suggest that one finds the translation and meaning of any Mantra employed, and agree with its meaning first. Have at least five Mantram ready if you swim or walk for the good part of an hour or more. Post Date: 03/06/17, Replies: 0 03/06/17 0
Family Who is not a member of your family? The Lakota say ‘Aho Mitakuye Oyasin’ which means I honor the circle of all my relations. This includes the sky and Earth, the birds, the four legged animals, the fish, the reptiles, and all the two legged animals as well. It is about finding connection with the living and realizing that this complex life system is a family of interrelations without which we could not survive. We need the bird to eat the seed and fly a hundred miles to release it. We need the rain and Earth to nurture the seed, we need the growing tree to breathe and to house the animals each of which serves a vital life function like the bird. We all need each other to live. Like the Lakota people of North America, Kung Fo Tzu is a famous Chinese philosopher saw all of life as a large family. He knew that women were the source of life, but in his view the family needed structure to successfully serve the needs of the life-giving mother. The son had to obey the father to ensure the family business was not undermined, the money from which the wife would create a home and more children. The man had to feel he was in charge to sustain his fertility, and so a role of patriarch was created to stabilize the male in participation within the familial relations that the woman created. This helped to provide protection for the family and income. Many of the things Kung Fo Tzu has written have been wrongly criticized by those who do not understand the true message and historic context of his philosophical treatises. He was alive from 551bc-479bc. He too saw all of life and all of humanity as a singular family through which one’s destiny, role and purpose was founded. Buddhism redefines family with the six realms. We are not just family members with life, connected to our fellow humans, the plants, and the animals, but with the departed as well. Our relations extend into the heavens and hells, the hungry ghosts, the gods and the goddesses, the Bodhisattvas and the Buddhas. We are part of a larger sphere of inter-dependency that co-creates life. Indeed this cosmic family does not just exist for one life, but reincarnates in a multitude of possibilities that consistently reflects our Karma perfectly life after life. We are so very interdependent that should even one person fall and goes to hell it is a failure we all suffer together. Likewise, every time a Buddha is initiated and comes to fruition, all share the blessings in this life and every life to come. What does veganism do to the cosmic family of the heart? Vegans protect the animals with their diet. Vegans know that animals are part of this sacred family that weaves life. Vegans grow with a more purified Karma because they eat what is appropriate for humans and do not steal flesh or reproductive fluids from other species to consume. Vegans can interact more successfully with all six realms of life; the Gods and goddesses, the humans, the animals, the hungry ghosts, those that inflict punishment in hell, and the victims in hell who are brought to this most lowly position due to their own choices and behavior. Vegans serve as a shining light to all. Yet for a vegan to be an effective family member, a spiritual practice needs to be in place and actively exercised in one’s vegan dedicated life to develop skills for correct participation in the family of creation. Vegans must purify in mind and heart, not just body, to be the shining example for the six realms and the entire family of creation. Going vegan is the most important contribution one can make to the evolution of this circle of life. By renouncing all but plants and minerals as a method of diet, medicine, housing, transportation and clothing, our entire family group Karma purifies and we can all then reach higher ground together. Post Date: 02/25/17, Replies: 1 02/25/17 1
Vegan Moksha Everyone wants to be liberated. How deeply liberated does everyone want to go? For the Hindu community, the idea of liberation or Moksha goes further than any other culturally defined liberation. It reaches further and deeper than liberation Theology of the Catholic faith, it also reaches far beyond a Cuba Libre served in Havana. These two Latino concepts of liberation are important here. It implies that there are many levels of liberation. In Hinduism, the ideal liberation is viewed as freedom from family, work, society, religion, life, death, rebirth, Karma, heaven, hell, all attachments, all patterns of thought and action, and far, far beyond. The Buddhists idealize the exact same Moksha process and call it Nirvana. Jain Dharma also seeks Moksha and just like the Hindu Moksha it means literally giving back your soul or Atman to the Creator in complete purity and being free from every encumbrance. One releases to Shunyata or emptiness, in accordance with the Buddha Dharma, and emerges as Devayata or in the position of Godliness without being bound by the heavenly restraints of Devarupa or god-hood in the god realm. So, if practitioners of Sanatana Dharma, the eternal truth of universal liberation, buried in the schools of modern Hinduism, Jain Dharma, and Buddha Dharma practice rigorously for this level of complete and total liberation, why are they afraid of tying their shoes? If you are trying to fly, why are your shoes still untied? What I mean by this, is that with such grand designs of Moksha or liberation, why would the most basic and simple thing be overlooked? To be liberated from Karma and all worldly attachments means accepting the deepest truth. How can one approach Moksha or Nirvana without being vegan? We must shed our Earthly attachment to all animal products before we even begin this path of Enlightenment to the final liberation of Moksha or Nirvana. The gift of life is the opportunity to enter the path of liberation by first going vegan and then finding a teacher or a method to access the Sanatana Dharma in one of the many schools of modern vegan Hinduism, vegan Jain Dharma or vegan Buddha Dharma. To approach true Enlightenment, Moksha, or Nirvana as a meat eater or a milk drinker is just self-deception and delusion. Overcoming the obstacle of ignorance means not to ignore the fundamental truth of suffering, especially the suffering of animals in food production. To live without ignorance also means to embrace the healthiest diet which is the vegan diet, the most ecological diet which is the vegan diet, and the most compassionate diet which is the vegan diet. Post Date: 02/22/17, Replies: 0 02/22/17 0
Vegan Enlightenment Vegan Enlightenment is the central theme of vegan spirituality and vegan religion and it is also the fulfillment and crowning obtainment of all spirituality and religion. It is not simply the enlightenment of the vegan revolution concerning ecology, population control and animal compassion but extends into a shift of consciousness that happens through eating only vegan food. Vegan Enlightenment effects what and how a person consumes not limited to food; it effects inter-human relationships, it effects one's aesthetics, it effects philosophy and virtually every other aspect of one’s humanity. Vegan Enlightenment is the only method for overcoming ignorance, anger, and greed. Vegan Enlightenment overcomes all social, political, religious, and economic failures of the past. Vegan Enlightenment is our future unless we choose annihilation. Vegan Enlightenment is the choice for evolving life towards the corrected direction that will ascend humanity to its full potential thus fulfilling its ultimate purpose. Vegan Enlightenment exists within everyone’s heart and is naturally activated when one goes vegan. Post Date: 02/14/17, Replies: 0 02/14/17 0

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