Category Archives: Vegetarian Lifestyle

From the Perspective of Future Lives

The presentation of karmic results in general, and specifically the extent to which eating meat and killing beings will produce immeasurable negativity in future lives is inconceivable to ordinary beings. However, the Buddha, the teacher who was skilled in means … Continue reading

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In Consideration of Oneself

As was explained earlier, the result of eating meat and killing is experiencing the fierce burden of suffering for a very long time. Just as the fish is fooled by the hook and the moth by the candle flame, merely … Continue reading

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In Consideration of Others

Most people when they see meat, other than merely noticing how delicious it appears or judging the quality, they do not think about the fact that it is a result of some animal’s experiencing immeasurable fear at being separated from … Continue reading

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Conclusion

In general by saying, “Do not do harm … Do not eat meat,” this is not saying that one should practice Dharma. Whether one wants to practice Dharma or not, since abandoning harm and not eating meat are the unexcelled … Continue reading

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Dedication Verses by Bokar Rinpoche

Alas, these deluded and ignorant beings Are not able to bear even a spark on their own bodies. But by craving and desirous attachment towards the taste of flesh Like actual demons they are able to hack others’ bodies to … Continue reading

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Dedication

By the merits of printing this book, May all spiritual teachers teaching true paths to enlightenment have long and healthy lives and continue to benefit all sentient beings. May all the wishes and aspirations of all our sponsors and benefactors … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Compassion

Once in a restaurant, a group of people were talking about vegetarianism next to my table. Eavesdropping I heard that one or two were vegetarian. Among the six diners who were expressing their ideas each were trying to prove that … Continue reading

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How to Be a Vegetarian

To become a vegetarian is a not very difficult thing when you understand the nature of meat and the result of eating it. It is a very hard thing trying not to eat your favorite delicious foods until you discover … Continue reading

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