Vegetarianism

2 May 2010 - 6:06am Comments Off

Is it necessary for us to stay alive by eating the dead? The dead flesh of chicken, pigs and cows, drained of their blood and flavoured with all kinds of herbs and spices to disguise the real taste of their carcasses.

In this day and age when food is in such abundance with grains and nuts, tubers and legumes, mushrooms, fruits and vegetables in all kinds of flavours, colours and textures, H.E Tsem Rinpoche believes that we do have a choice in whether we want to continue eating the dead.

Stop eating the dead for a few moments of pleasure.
Stop the ingrained habit of eating animals that are weaker than us.

Shocking insights into what man will do to commercialise the meat market may convince you to change your mind. In any case, not eating meat is a powerful form of stopping cruelty to animals and killing them purely for our palatial pleasures.

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche is a strong advocate of a vegetarian lifestyle. He believes we have a choice in practising compassion for all living beings by not eating them. Instead, we have the healthy alternative of vegetarianism.

In an act of universal compassion, H.E Tsem Rinpoche has offered to make prayers and offerings of light for anyone who pledges to be a vegetarian – be it for a week, a month or even a day – to make a difference in human kindness to all living beings.

To make a pledge to be a vegetarian in your choice of duration with H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, kindly contact his assistants Ooi Beng Kooi (bengkooi@tsemladrang.com) or Khong Jean Ai (jeanai@tsemladrang.com).

Read what Rinpoche has to say about the vegetarian pledge here:
http://tsemtulku.com/teachings/contemplations/tweeting-all-vegetarians/

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