"THAT DAY MAY NOT BE FAR WHEN HUMAN BEINGS'WONDER CREATIONS OF GOD' WOULD BE EATING OTHER FELLOW CREATURES"
Imagine, you are caught by a bunch of monster like people, your legs and hands tied and put in a truck heading for your slaughter.oh!sorry you aren't being kidnapped but you are heading to the butcher house to be chopped into pieces.Hard to imagine....but yes imagine the same plight of those thousands and millions of innocent creatures which were obviously not created on earth to satisfy your taste buds!!!
I would quote a real story here that i read in one of the magazines.......
Once a sage came to preach about peace to the convicts in the jail and much before the jailers could bring the prisoners to him , a guy himself came to the sage. He wanted to say something,he wanted to tell the sage the reason for him to be there.
When he used to go to school, the school bully had ripped off his shirt and slashed one of his arms until it was bleeding and all this for not giving him his money.this boy all tears frantically ran back home and narrated the happening to his father. His father onstead of taking the right action gave him a huge knife and asked him to take revenge. And this started with series of murders for revenge by the boy.and landed in the jail.
The next day in prison he was asked to slaughter a cow(normally the task given to convicts depends on how cruel they are ).then a man brought the cow in .at that moment he was dumb-struck and did not move,his eyes were fixed on the cow.he hed seen something that he hadn’t seen ever before.he saw tears in its eyes rolling down pleading for help. Then he realized what he had done all these years.a cow had taught him a lesson
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
- Eating Your Way to a Smaller 'Ecological Footprint'
What we choose to eat has an enormous impact on the environment. Following a diet loaded with animal flesh, eggs, and dairy products is like trampling the Earth in an SUV—it's bad for the environment and wastes vast amounts of resources. Switching to a vegetarian diet reduces your "ecological footprint", allowing you to tread lightly on the planet and be compassionate to its inhabitants.
Consider the following:
Eating animals causes global warming.
A major report by the University of Chicago in 2006 found that adopting a vegan diet has a greater impact in the fight against global warming than switching to a hybrid car does.
It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of animal flesh. It's shockingly inefficient to feed plant foods to farmed animals and consume their flesh rather than eating the plant foods ourselves.
In the U.S. every second, chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows in factory farms produce nearly 89,000 pounds of excrement, which is contaminated with the antibiotics and hormones that are pumped into these animals.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the runoff from factory farms pollutes our waterways more than all other industrial sources combined. Industrial agriculture consumes and wastes a tremendous amount of resources:
In the U.S., 70 percent of all grains, 80 percent of all agricultural land, half of all water resources, and one-third of all fossil fuels are used to raise animals for food.
Eating animals destroys the rain forest. Most environmentalists are aware that the Amazon has been slashed and burned in order to create grazing space for cows. But perhaps an even greater threat is the destruction of rain forest in order to create land where feed is grown for factory-farmed animals in wealthy nations.
A recent report by Greenpeace blamed the chicken-flesh industry, particularly KFC, for leading the way in destroying the Amazon.
By choosing vegetarianism instead of a diet loaded with animal products, you can dramatically reduce the amount of land, water, and oil resources that you consume and the amount of pollution that you cause. Of course, reducing your ecological footprint should also mean causing less harm to the Earth's nonhuman inhabitants: By switching to a vegetarian diet, you can save more than 100 animals each year from the horrific cruelty of the flesh, egg, and dairy industries. Please make the compassionate, environmentally friendly choice to switch to a healthy vegetarian diet.
Monday, July 28, 2008
I have always been an ever-wandering kid of the block trying to probe what i actually want in life....and a million thanks to my mom and dad who asked me to join "the art of living course" which has brought a new direction to my life and my ambitions....i always had dreamt the reality of being an aeronautical engineer and this course has offered a lot to me....no no...it didn't teach me how to be one...but it brought out the "real" me.....i realized what i am by nature.....now i can accept any situation that comes in my way(coz life is no bed of roses you see)...and be happy and smiling all the time.And will always be grateful to my teacher in the course Rashmin bhaiya and all the people in my course....the pals i made here were an amazing bunch of people.....so if anybody wanna have a taste of life like i did...then "the art of living course" is just for you.....