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Thích Nhất Hạnh
Thích Nhất Hạnh

 I am determined not to kill, not to let others kill, and not to support any act of killing in the world…

~ Renowned Vegan Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh

Master_Hai_Tao
Master Hai Tao

現在最大的惡緣是我們天天跟動物在結仇:殺吃魚、蝦、螃蟹…你天天要跟牠結這個生命的仇啊,所以哪一天生病時、兒子生病甚至於死亡的時候,哭得死去活來,就知道那些動物的痛苦也發生在你身上了。

——海濤法師

Our greatest evil currently is that every day we are involved in a feud with animals, such as killing and consuming fish, shrimp, crab, etc…on a daily basis. It is only when we fall ill one day or when we are grieving for our own ill or dying child do we realize the pain that animals endure.

~ Venerable Master Hai Tao of Taiwan, renowned Buddhist monk, worldwide vegan advocate, and strong supporter of DVA

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

I think it’s very important for people to recognize that just as we ourselves wish for a sense of well-being and happiness and don’t want to be made miserable, so does everybody we meet. We’re actually very connected, including animals, in our wish for inner well-being and not to be hurt. What if people just thought about that, you know, just sitting in a theatre or on a subway? What if we were conscious that all the people around us, whatever they might look like, in their heart of hearts, really want to feel okay? What if your first thought for everybody you meet is not judgment but “May you be well and happy”? If we could manage that much, it would change the world, wouldn’t it?

~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo