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Animals Are Not Ours

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Reverence for All Life

"A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help."

"By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive."

"Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind."

"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer - Reverence for All Life


"The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart."

Buddha 

"One is not a great one because one defeats or harms other living beings. One is so called because one refrains from defeating or harming other living beings."

~ The Buddha - Dhammapada, Ch. 19 (15/270), Max Muller, Trans.

"If a man can control his body and mind and thereby refrains from eating animal flesh and wearing animal products, I say he will really be liberated."

~ The Buddha - From the Surangama Sutra


"As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness."

~ Richard Gere, American Actor

Richard Gere - Compassion, Love and Kindness Towards all Life


"Every individual who eats flesh food, whether an animal is killed expressly for him or not, is supporting the trade of slaughtering and contributing to the violent deaths of harmless animals."

~ Roshi Philip Kapleau -To Cherish all Life 

"Ultimately the case for shunning animal flesh does not rest on what the Buddha allegedly said or didn't say. What it does rest on is our innate moral goodness, compassion, and pity which, when liberated, lead us to value all forms of life. It is obvious, then, that wilfully to take life, or through the eating of meat indirectly to cause others to kill, runs counter to the deepest instincts of human beings."

~ Roshi Philip Kapleau -To Cherish all Life 


"Aware of the suffering caused by the destruction of life, I am committed to cultivating compassion and learning ways to protect the lives of people, animals, plants, and minerals. I am determined not to kill, not to let others kill, and not to support any act of killing in the world, in my thinking, and in my way of life."

~ The First Mindfulness Training, Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of Buddha's Teaching


"If a man aspires toward a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals."

~ Count Leo Tolstoy, Russian Novelist and Philosopher


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