Calling all veggies

Discussion in 'Buddhism' started by samabudhi, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. flowperson

    flowperson Oannes

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,612
    Likes Received:
    1
    I really prefer Miracle Whip. Would that work d'ya think ?

    flow....:p
     
  2. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    7,109
    Likes Received:
    784
    Yep, but you have to keep crazy :kitty:s who like the smell/taste of mayo/whipped salad dressing away from your head during treatment (don't ask. :rolleyes: :D)

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  3. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    5,289
    Likes Received:
    21
    My cat washed my hair the other day!!!! And I wasn't even wearing any dessert toppings :D

    Snoopy.
     
  4. Quahom1

    Quahom1 What was the question?

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,906
    Likes Received:
    5
    Mine did the same thing!? First time I ever had a cat "groom" me. Have no idea what started it, didn't ask for it . But it didn't feel bad either. :D
     
  5. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    5,289
    Likes Received:
    21
    Well my hair was clean, dry and dessert topping free, so I took it to be a sign of afffection! :)

    (Either that or he took pity on me for not being able to give myself an all over wash like cats can!);)

    Snoopy.
     
  6. Quahom1

    Quahom1 What was the question?

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,906
    Likes Received:
    5
    But that is where water comes in. They got the tongue, we got the H2O. And we definitely do not have to worry about coughing up "furballs"...
     
  7. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    5,289
    Likes Received:
    21
    How true.

    Snoopy. (COUGH)
     
  8. samabudhi

    samabudhi New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    1
    The mantra is 'OM KRECHA RAGHANA HUM HRI SVAHA'.
    Say that 3 or 7 times and blow on your feet or tyres.
     
  9. moseslmpg

    moseslmpg Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why would you do that though? What does remembering things you've killed do for you?
     
  10. toujour_333

    toujour_333 a simple buddhist

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    namaste,

    to me, remembering the things in my life that i have helped in their passing away makes me humble, not to mention, it also reminds me of the impermanence of all things. not to mention, since all beings inter-are, then why not remember those in which you have helped pass on? maybe thats just me, but its a real humbling experience.

    now, i dont always blow on my feet or tires and recite a mantra, but i do try to take time while meditating to think of all the beings that i harm or kill within my day due to my lack of complete mindfulness.

    be well in peace
     
  11. Quahom1

    Quahom1 What was the question?

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,906
    Likes Received:
    5
    Well, no life is throw away. Though some might go to extremes on the attoning for taking life of an ant or a mite. My take on this is that everything is here for a purpose. Algae has a purpose, but is eaten by the fish. Fish have a purpose but are eaten by the bear, and the otter, and man. Bear, Otter have purpose but they feed nature and man (or clothe him).

    Even man, eventually gives to nature by returning (bodily) back to the soil, and the chain of life starts again.

    However, I think the point is that we can not take life for granted, and some folk go to extremes to remind us of that fact.
     
  12. Prober

    Prober Give Us This Day...

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    1,258
    Likes Received:
    0
    Has anyone tried "Loma Linda" or "Worthington" products? Some of them are quite good (and some are, well...).
     
  13. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,084
    Likes Received:
    1
    My cat never tries to groom me, but he is always so critical about my clothes. {You're not wearing THAt tie with that jacket are you?} Sheesh :D
     
  14. AndreG

    AndreG New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    2

    Hi Samabudhi,

    I firmly believe that eating animal foods is detrimental to health. With that knowledge, eating a steak or drinking a glass of milk would be an act of violence and disrespect to this body we have been blessed with, that in itself carries its own karmic load I would rather do without!!!
     
  15. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2003
    Messages:
    3,786
    Likes Received:
    45
    Namaste AndreG,

    thank you for the post.

    would you mind elaborating a bit more on why drinking milk would produce negative vipaka?

    metta,

    ~v
     
  16. citizenzen

    citizenzen Custom User Title

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,231
    Likes Received:
    2
    Because you enslave the cow.

    End cow enslavement now!

    Said the cheese-eater.
     
  17. AndreG

    AndreG New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    2
    Namaste Vajradhara,

    I believe that consumption of animal products, dairy included, is detrimental to our health and because of that it will slow Sadhana.

    Do you agree?

    Blessings,
    A
     
  18. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2003
    Messages:
    3,786
    Likes Received:
    45
    Namaste Andre,

    thank you for the post.

    i would have to disagree with such an assessment. of the various food items which are prohibited in the Vinya there are included no dairy groups though there are some variations to the actual implementation of the Vinya in this particular aspect especially.

    i would agree, of course, that there is significant negative vipaka involved in the consumption of animal flesh and i generally recommend a vegetarian diet to everyone :)

    metta,

    ~v
     
  19. AndreG

    AndreG New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    2
    Namaste V,

    I believe that as our understanding of the natural world evolves so should our spiritual practice. It is well documented that dairy has ill effects on a persons health, especially the dairy of today. Ill health is certainly detrimental to Sadhana.

    ex: Ghee has been documented as Satvic; we know now that clarified butter is anything BUT healthy and balancing - even more so when heated and cooked with. Should I still eat Ghee because of an antiquated belief which is rooted in cultural dogma?

    Have a wonderful Holy-day season :)
    Andre
     
  20. AndreG

    AndreG New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    2
    Bringing it back to the original question:
    Would drinking milk produce negative vipaka?

    Yes, if the 'drinker' is aware of the implications of drinking milk, and does so anyway. To me, that implies a lack of responsibility.

    I hope I am not coming across as 'Holier than thou'
    I am often an irresponsible person ;)
     

Share This Page