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The Biblical basis of Vegetarianism by Andrei Kiriakov

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Carnivorism represents just as much of a fall from Grace as does any other sin.

Many who resist the fact that human beings were created as an herbivorous species point to the bible for their support of carnivorism. They quote the scripture which says that God gave humankind dominion over the animals as "proof" that the eating of flesh was sanctioned by the Creator.

But the dominion that was to be exercised by those made in the image of God was one of stewardship; of caring for the nonhuman beings who, like themselves,…

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The five elements of feng shui by Lao Long

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"The Five Elemental Energies of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water encompass all the myriad phenomena of nature. It is a paradigm that applies equally to humans."

The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine

The five elements: water, wood, fire, earth, and metal, come from the concept of yin and yang. They are considered the building blocks of everything physical on the earth. Ancient Chinese philosophers, astrologers, and doctors used the yin/yang and five element theories to describe everything in the universe. They believed that creation, growth, and changes in the universe were the…

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The flying Buddha by Fotopoulou Sophia

At the time of Buddha, there lived a young woman called Magadhabhatri who had strong faith in the Buddha and his followers.

She went abroad to another country to live with her non-Buddhist husband and his family.
They had many visits from their kind non-Buddhist teacher, but this was not enough for Magadhabhatri who was always talking about how special her own Teacher, Buddha was.
This filled her mother-in-law's mind with faith in Buddha. So she asked Magadhabhatri to invite him to visit them.

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The Path of the Great Transformation by Fotopoulou Sophia

What do we generally do when we experience such mental suffering? We begin looking for an answer. Why did this happen to me? Why am I in this whole scheme of things? From where have I come? Who am I?

What is my role? We can both be unskilful and pursue banal pleasures, which seem to bring us happiness, or allow our pain to open up before us a vision of a task that lies before us. If we live in such a way that we let this vision elude us we would have failed in…

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