The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step


No Refuge

Related imageHaving now become animals, your fathers, mothers, siblings, and friends from previous lives tremble with fear in the butcher’s sinful hands, tears streaming from their eyes, and panting for breath. In that state, they wonder what to do. Alas, there is no refuge! There is nowhere to go!

Thinking that, right now in this place, they may be killed, their urgent suffering is great. In such a state, like one approaching a terrifying pit of hellfire, their body is turned upside down, their muzzle is tied up, and their eyes move wildly with lights shining forth. What they see is their stomach being opened up. With their feet perpendicular to the ground, they are set on the path to the next life without even a quiver of compassion.

Jigme Lingpa

Why Vegan and not Vegetarian? Thich Nhat Hanh answers the question (6 min)

Why Vegan and not Vegetarian? The Most Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh (Thây), buddhist monk and spiritual teacher answers the question.