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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: VEGETARIAN ZEN
vertical line Posted on May.21.2014 @ 04:25PM EDT by QuantumZen
I am a vegetarian. I turned exactly a year ago. Many people ask me "why?" and I rarely answer them. What would you say? Is it a part of zen not to want to eat meat? I doubt that. I feel both physically and morally better being a vegetarian, it seems "the right thing to do". And zen is just doing the right thing... right? :)
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Reply from leoj99
May.22.2014
01:11AM EDT 
vertical line There is no prescription to become vegetarian in Zen...lol..
It is good to be vegetarian but it has nothing to do with enlightenment..LOL

Besides in Zen there is no picking and choosing.. right or wrong...LOL
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Reply from ---T e
May.22.2014
05:08AM EDT 
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vertical line I don't think so.Zen has a lot with vegetarian.I think you have been heard of that old Zen Masters who sit for years without eating anything.
Besides how can it not have rights since its a part of Buddhism. there is right in Zen..
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Reply from Phil Space
May.22.2014
07:21AM EDT 
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vertical line Behind every LOL, a sneer.
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Reply from Phil Space
May.23.2014
09:17PM EDT 
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vertical line The word vegetable [vegetare], means [able] to grow, to flourish - it doesn't mean to do a passing imitation of a potato watching TV.

The word vegetarian [vegetus/vegeo], means whole, fresh, alive, lusty, strong and vigorous.

Vegetarians liberate animals from the dinner table.
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Reply from so_teh
May.23.2014
09:55PM EDT 
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you must be from California, Phil.

We don't take vegetarianism that serious around here.

But from what I've read it's good in moderation.

I take a 3 day vegetarian diet frequently.

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Reply from Phil Space
May.24.2014
07:14AM EDT 
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vertical line California? Nah. Not even for a trial period.
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