Re: To C. Kent
Feb 24, 1997 06:21 PM
by M K Ramadoss
At 08:50 AM 2/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>> From: C Kent <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> As a natural vegetarian, and believing at the time that vegetarianism was a
>> superior way, I struggled to find which food supplements would work to
>> replace the meat. I experimented which just about everything until I
>> finally reconciled to my meat eating status when I discovered that the Dalai
>> Lama eats meat. ;-) What's good enough for him is good enough for me, I
>> decided. So whilst the ES was tempting in my early days, it was
>> inaccessible. Now I think that this was perhaps a good thing.
>My husband and I did a lot experimenting with vegetarian diets in the
>70's and had to come to the conclusion that it wasn't for us. I have
>friends that are both vegetarian and non, some in the same family, so it
>makes for creative mealtimes, where the entree is meat for the dad and
>kids, while mom has a slice cheese with her veggies. I think it's great
>if someone can pull that kind of diet off, but I'd just settle for being able
>to eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. I haven't been able to do
>that for over 20 years.
>Thanks for the infor about the Dalai Lama. Yes, I've met some highly
>spiritual meat-eaters in my time, including Stephan Hoeller.
It is wrong to measure the level of spirituality of anyone from what they
eat. I think the present mind-set of the so called "Leadbeater-Theosophy"
says that you should not do this or that to be spiritual. It is going to be
very difficult to make these people to open up their minds and eyes and
think for themselves and use some god given common sense. It may go a long
way to help them in their daily lives they have to live. Just MHO.
>> I don't think taste is the issue. A western lifestyle in a western body is.
>> I could happily be a vegetarian ohmm-ing my life away on a mountaintop, but
>> put me in the middle of a large city doing a yuppy job in the corporate
>> technological world, and watch me go incompetant (and mad) without meat.
>Someone once told me that she thought if you were a city-dweller, it was better
>to eat meat because it thickened your aura and made you less sensitive to
>the different energies of the crowd.
>Eileen and Peter Caddy, who founded the Findhorn Community in Scotland,
>were not vegetarians when they ran a hotel. After they left to start Findhorn,
>they were directed by angels (devas) to eat only what they grew in their
>organic garden, as a vegetarian diet would allow them to be more in contact
>with the angelic kingdom.
>At some point, Eileen went into surgery and came back to the community to
>recuperate. She wrote of her craving at that time for a good piece of meat,
>which she later confided to the person who was taking care of her. That
>person ran to the nearest town and bought her some, which she ate and it
>speeded her healing. Cayce would have said that it was just something she
>needed at that time.
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