Kindness has no religion. Religions are like narrow tracks but kindness is like an open sky.
Every being is born to die but no being should be born to be killed
Dont talk of love & peace when you have a dead animal on your plate
I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life
We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience
I write about violence as naturally as Jane Austen wrote about manners. Violence shapes and obsesses our society, and if we do not stop being violent we have no future
One fifth of the total of meat consumed is derived from animals killed in a state of malignant disease.
Animal meat may directly endanger many painful and loathsome diseases. scrofula itself that found source of suffering and death not improbably owes its origin to flesh eating habits. it is a curious fact that the word scrofula is derived from scrofe. To say that one has scrofula is to say that he has “Swine’s Evil”.
Meat eating is bad for teeth. it causes rheumatism. it gives room to anger and allied feelings.
A nonviolent occupation is that occupation which is fundamentally free from violence and which involves no exploitation or envy of others.
Nature conservation covers the world’s habitats.
It respects and protects all life, big and small.
Much as deforestation harms birds, beasts and flowers, it adversely affects man.
The Charkha is the symbol of nonviolence on which all life, if it is to be real life, must be based.
As a mother with her own life, guards the life of her own child, let all-embracing thoughts for life be thine.
Have benevolence towards all living beings.
The mode of living which is founded upon a total harmlessness toward all creatures, or upon a minimum of such harm, is the highest morality.
One should not injure, subjugate, enslave, torture or kill any animal, living being, organism, or sentient being.
This doctrine of nonviolence is immaculate, immutable and eternal.
just as suffering is painful to you, in the same way it is painful, disquieting, and terrifying to all animals, living beings, organisms, and sentient beings.
One going to take a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird, should first try it on himself, to feel how it hurts.
The Exalted one was entering Savatthi when he saw some youths ill treating a snake with a stick. The he uttered these verses of uplift: Who so wreaks injury with a rod on creatures fain for happiness, When for the self hereafter he seeks happiness, not his, it may be happiness to win.
This is the quintessence of wisdom: not to kill anything. Know this to be the legitimate conclusion from the principle of reciprocity with regard to non-killing.He should cease to injure living beings whether they move or not, on high below, and on Earth. For this has been called the Nirvana, which consists un peace…
A true monk should not accept such food and drink as has been especially prepared for him involving the slaughter of living beings. He should not partake of a meal which contains but a particle of forbidden food: this is the law of him who is rich in control. Whstever he suspects, he may not eat. A man who guards his soul and subdues his senses, should never assent to anybody killing living beings.
Without doing injury to living beings, meat cannot be had anywhere; and the killing of living beings is not conducive to heaven; hence eating of meat should be avoided.
Buy captive animals and give them freedom.How commendable is abstinence which dispenses with the butcher! While walking be mindful of worms and ants. Be cautious with fire and do not set mountain woods or forests ablaze. Do not go into the mountain to catch birds in nets. nor to the water to posion fishes and minnows. Do not butcher the ox that ploughs your field.
At the openings of ant hills, please have trustworthy men, Always put food and water, sugar and piles of grain. Before and after taking food, offer appropriate fare to hungry ghost, dogs, ants, birds, and so forth.
According to Abu Hurairah, the Messenger of God said, “A man travelling along a road felt extremely thirsty and went down a well and drank. When he came up he saw a dog panting with thirst and licking the moist Earth. ‘This animal, the man said, ‘is suffering from thirst just as much as I was.’ So he went down the well again, filled his shoe with water, and taking it in his teeth climbed out of the well and gave the water to the dog. God was pleased with his act and granted him pardon for his sins.
Someone said, “O Messenger of god, will we then have a reward for the good done to our animals?”
“There will be a reward,” he replied, “for anyone who gives water to a being that has a tender heart.”