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Friday, April 3, 2015

"Let us eat in such a way that can preserve compassion in our heart, otherwise we are eating the flesh of our sons and daughters."

"Let us eat in such a way that can preserve compassion in our heart, otherwise we are eating the flesh of our sons and daughters." The Buddha

"Let us eat in such a way that can preserve compassion in our heart, otherwise we are eating the flesh of our sons and daughters. In fact, the way we eat has harmed a lot. Tens of thousands of children die every day, uh, because of the lack of food. Thousands of acres of forest are being cut down because we need, uh, the meat uh, industry is devastating the planet, polluting the planet. And we have used enormous amounts of grain to make alcohol and that grain should be used to feed children. ..If we eat a lot of meat like that; if we drink a lot of alcohol like that we are practically eating the flesh of our children."

Thich Nhat Hahn

recounting a story told by the Buddha.

Today, the situation has gotten worse even. Food production in the modern world is petroleum based for which war and environmental and social destruction is wrought. Much of the agriculture and food industry involves slavery, virtual and real, of our children even. We have no plans for peak oil. What and how will we eat when the oil runs out? Cuba has already experienced this to a limited extent.
Our modern food itself has become so unhealthy, it is deadly and sickening in itself. In the modern world,  the science of food production, seeds and food production itself, lies largely in the hands of a few large corporations; small farmers around the world are being put off the land.

And more....

At 59:32 minutes Thich Nhat Hahn tells the story told by the Buddha of a couple fleeing war with their young child crossing a desert. They killed their child for food.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqXoAvZFcFo

These stories arise from other spiritual traditions as well.

Christian.
 http://biblehub.com/leviticus/26-29.htm

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