Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Spiritual Quotes on Vegetarianism

.Quotes on Vegetarianism

  • The idea of vegetarianism is of immense value; it is based on great reverence for life. - Osho
  • Vegetarianism should not be anything moral or religious. It is a question of aesthetics: one’s sensitivity, one’s respect, one’s reverence for life. - Osho
  • “The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion.” The Buddha Mahaparinirvana Sutra
  • Vegetarianism functioned as a purification. When you eat animals you are more under the law of necessity. You are heavy, you gravitate more towards the earth. When you are a vegetarian you are light and you are more under the law of grace, under the law of power, and you start gravitating towards the sky. - Osho
  • As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. – Pythagorus
  • Jainism is the first religion that has made vegetarianism a fundamental necessity for transforming consciousness. And they are right. Killing just to eat makes your consciousness heavy, insensitive; and you need a very sensitive consciousness — very light, very loving, very compassionate. It is difficult for a non-vegetarian to be compassionate; and without being compassionate and loving you will be hindering your own progress. - Osho
  • “He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after death.” – Buddha Dhammapada Discourses
  • How can one, who eats the flesh of others to swell his flesh, show compassion?” – Tiruvalluvar, Tirukkura
  • Pythagoras was the first to introduce vegetarianism to the West. It is of profound depth for man to learn how to live in friendship with nature, in friendship with creatures. That becomes the foundation. And only on that foundation can you base your prayer, your meditativeness. You can watch it in yourself: when you eat meat, meditation will be found to be more and more difficult. - Osho
  • Oh, my fellow men, do not defile your bodies with sinful foods. We have corn, we have apples bending down the branches with their weight, and grapes swelling on the vines. There are sweet-flavored herbs, and vegetables which can be cooked and softened over the fire, nor are you denied milk or thyme-scented honey. The earth affords a lavish supply of riches, of innocent foods, and offers you banquets that involve no bloodshed or slaughter; only beasts satisfy their hunger with flesh, and not even all of those, because horses, cattle, and sheep live on grass.- Pythagorus
  • All beings hate pains; therefore one should not kill them. This is the quintessence of wisdom: not to kill anything” Sutrakritanga (Jain religion – one of the oldest religion of India)
  • If a man can control his body and mind and thereby refrains from eating animal flesh and wearing animal products, I say he will really be liberated. – The Buddha, Surangama Sutra

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