Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday's MeditationMom Moments- 01/12/09 - Eating Meat And Buddhism

Q: Can you call yourself a Buddhist if you eat meat?

MM: You can if you like. Over time, though, as awareness, sensitivity, compassion and intuition grows as a result of meditation, eating meat becomes more and more difficult. Meditation, with its long periods of sitting in silence is made easier by simple, vegetarian food, but if you have a physically demanding job, for example, some meat is OK. Always - no matter what you eat - the most important thing is to eat with gratitude.

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