Monday, February 21, 2011

Exposing Vegan Roots

Eighth century BC. Greek poet, Hesiod, portrayed service in agriculture, as sacred work, in his poems Prometheus and Pandora. Mahavira, (Zoroaster) the Persian prophet, founder of JAINISM, exhorted his followers to "regard every living being as thyself..." around 628-527 BC. "Non injury to living beings is the highest religion." Yogashastra. These are vegans' deep roots.

Tao is harmony; in life and nature.  Many Taoist are vegetarian.  Their founder, Lao Tzu (605-530BC) was a man of peace who shunned war-like actions and spoke strongly against them; leaving society at eighty years old for what is now Tibet in protest over societies' unwillingness to follow the path to natural goodness.  At the border a guard asked Lao Tzu to record his teachings before he left.  He then composed the Tao Te Ching (The Way and Its Power).

I had a revelation of 1 Tim 4:1-5. I believed that God wanted me to have freedom in what I ate and not to be in bondage to food. Another scripture that pertains to food is Romans 14:1-10.




Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word meaning 'non harming, non injuring'. The American Vegan Society described it as 'dynamic harmlessness' and until recently had named its magazine Ahimsa.



A = Abstinence from animal product.

H = Harmlessness with reverence for life.

I = Integrity of thought, word and deed.

M = Mastery over oneself.

S = Service to humanity, nature and creation.

A = Advancement of understanding truth.


Vegan Spirituality. Many vegans experience increased well-being with their diet. With harmless ways, giving peace of mind, many express this as spiritual, or like being in a harmony/love relationship with nature.

"Veganism... is my personal, ultimate "faith". I believe it to be an all-encompassing ideal for humanity to strive towards." Sienna Blake, editor of Vegan Voice. http://veganic.net/

Vegans respect and care for nature through their actions. Seek to be kind and harm none. Those in this article are our torch bearers, blazing our path, expressing our messages of love towards nature and world peace. "Be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi.

by: Traci Morin
Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
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