Vegan Grandma

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Veganism is About Respect for the earth, and All Life on it.

"It is odd that we have so little relationship with nature, with the insects and the leaping frog and the owl that hoots among the hills calling for its mate. We never seem to have a feeling for all living things on earth. If we could establish a deep abiding relationship with nature we would never kill an animal for our appetite, we would never harm, vivisect, a monkey, a dog, a guinea pig for our benefit. We would find other ways to heal our wounds, heal our bodies. But the healing of the mind is something totally different. That healing gradually takes place if you are with nature..........................Jiddu Krishnamurti, Krishnamurti to Himself: His Last Journal

Veganism is not just about food. It's also about respect and love for this beautiful planet and all life on it. Modern humans have drifted very far from nature, and I think this is devastating to our spirits and one of the roots of our cruelty to other humans and to other creatures, and a cause of our disrespect for our planet. We are part of nature, and if we drift away from it we lose part of ourselves. For your physical and mental health, it is wise to spend some time every day with nature. Walk in the park and notice the trees, watch the sunrise, listen to a bird, look at the stars. Teach your children to respect and love the natural world, encourage their natural sense of wonderment, and come back to your own appreciation of the wonder of it all.-Vegan Grandma


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