23 April, 2017

A Pilgrimage called Life---part 4

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Animals our fellow creatures

I have added this article to the series “A pilgrimage called life” because we cannot say that we are on a pilgrimage called life if we are unkind to our fellow creatures with whom we share this planet

This article is written to highlight the sufferings the birds and animals go through during the process they are converted to food, and I ask this fundamental question “is non vegetarian food worth the suffering the animals go through”

A few spiritual teachings are written at the end of this blog

In later articles I will write about the psychic power of animals

There is a reason you take your children fruit picking, will you take them to a slaughter house?

Quote: “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” ~Paul McCartney

Videos of standard practices in all animal industries

Would you put a baby chick inside a grinding blender---that’s what the egg industry does each time a male chick comes into the world, this process is called chick culling, some say that the remains are used to make chicken nuggets

Watch the videos that will change your perception of eggs

And by the way egg is chicken menstruation

In the picture we see baby goat embryos that were still in their mothers' womb while the mothers were brutally killed. The worker is cutting off the baby goats to generate extra profit

No bacon is worth the suffering pigs in the meat industry experience all around the world

Helpless pigs for sale at a meat market in Vietnam

A terrified pig with a giant tumor on his face heads to the slaughterhouse. His flesh will be eaten by humans in the next few days.

The image below is even more heart-breaking when you consider the psychology behind the behaviour of the pigs.
Like SMALL CHILDREN, pigs believe that by hiding their faces, they are hidden from those around them.
These pigs believe that they are hidden from the slaughterhouse workers who are about to kill them.

A calf strapped to a device which is used to restrain poor babies before their horns are brutally cut off, most of the time with no anaesthesia

In Vietnam, it is a common practice to kill cows by means of a sledgehammer.

The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world

Different culture same crime

 Watch this video of a cow that gave birth hours before she was killed; after 2-3 years this young dairy cow was sent to slaughter. While she was in the waiting area of the slaughterhouse, she went into a premature labor, probably due to excessive anxiety almost 25 percent of dairy cows are pregnant when sent to the slaughter house

Animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language

Some screams can’t be heard

Super trawler fishing nets are so very big they can hold 13 jumbo jets; example the Australian government allows a daily maximum catch of 250 tonnes per ship

Federal harvest rules only allow hook-and-line fishermen and not trawlers to sell halibut, so when the halibut fish are caught along with yellowfin sole and other fish in the trawler nets they are required to dump this “bycatch” overboard, they can’t even donate the fish to a food bank. As a result, over the past decade they have jettisoned (thrown into the sea) an estimated 82 million pounds of dead or dying halibut.

Sharks are fished for their fins; once they are on the fishing boat their fins are cut and they are thrown back into the sea to die a painful slow death

In a study report published by US scientist in January 2016 they estimated the  annual global fish catch to be roughly 109 million metric tons (that is billions and billions of fishes) and the report also disclosed that 30% of global fish catch is unreported
That much suffering, slow death---Life has no value

Video of the fishing industry---life has no value

 watch this video of a restaurant in Los Angeles, USA: We became so numb that when we look at the plate, we see only food. We don't see an animal suffering or someone who has been tortured and killed

After 12 years of torture in a circus in Hawaii, this poor elephant called Tyke managed to escape injuring staff on its way out, Police then shot him 86 times which eventually killed him. The look on its eyes tells a thousand stories

Animals have feelings, love, intelligence and they want to live just like us

Animals have hearts that feel, eyes that see and families to care for...just like you and me. ~  Anthony D. Williams

Today, animal cognition (the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses) scientists look at animals not as dumb, but as intelligent species that view the world in fundamentally different ways
Scientist have even taught bees how to play soccer

 Video---A monkey fell unconscious after being shocked by Electrical Wiring the other monkey did everything to save him

Video of a crab enjoying a cherry; how can someone break his limbs when he is still alive and put him in a boiling pot

Peace begins on your plate

Video  Watch this video---I will never be loved

If you cannot treat them like this

At least do not support an industry which treats them like this, they too want to be free just like you

As written in previous article on animals, after having suffered so much on Earth millions of animals go into the astral world, full of horror, terror, and shrinking from men, this creates a negative vibration which affects life on Earth, also animal spirits like human spirits can cause “spirit disturbance” which adversely affects humans as well as machinery

In the previous article on why not to eat beef I have explained that--- The shape of the forehead symbolizes intellect and intelligence; you will never find a famous person with a small forehead. The forehead is a measure of the development of the Pineal gland {also referred to as to as the third eye / seat of the soul}. Of course animals do not have foreheads but look at that area on the head of any creature Look at the head of less evolved creatures say the worm or a cockroach there is hardly any development in the pineal gland now look at the head of a cow see it has a highly developed pineal gland. Life evolves upward from levels lower than even apparent animation; animals that have a close association with human beings evolve more quickly, and are likely to be promoted sooner to the level of human evolution. { love read inverse is evol}. The slaughtering of these more highly evolved animals produces strong emotions such as fear and anger which remain as vibrations in the meat itself and increase people’s naturally aggressive and/or fearful tendencies.

One cannot be a yogi if he is on a non-vegetarian diet; since a person on a non-vegetarian diet digest badly and requires more atmospheric oxygen which has its ill effects, example a tiger which lives entirely on a flesh diet has to move to and fro even when confined in a cage in order to consume more oxygen from the air---I may write about yogis and their way of life and practices in some other articles

From the Rig Veda---may we follow the path of goodness as the sun and the moon follow their path! May we associate again (and again) with the liberal, the non-injuring, the knowing!

Animals are sentient beings (able to perceive or feel things) There is a beautiful Buddhist teaching which says that one sentient being is more precious than all the jewels of the world, the meaning of this is---there are four kingdoms; mineral kingdom then the plant kingdom then   the animal kingdom and finally the human kingdom, animals having evolved upwards from minerals and plants are hence are superior to both plant and mineral kingdom’s hence one sentient being is more precious than all the jewels of this world

Another Buddhist teaching--- Why are sentient beings so valuable? Because in order to achieve awakening we need bodhicitta (Bodhi in Buddhism is the understanding possessed by a Buddha regarding the true nature of things. It is traditionally translated into English with the word enlightenment, although its literal meaning is closer to "awakening." The verbal root "budh" means to awaken. And chitta means consciousness), and in order to generate bodhicitta we need compassion. And because compassion must be generated with respect to sentient beings, sentient beings are infinitely precious and necessary for our awakening.

A Bodhisattva is the one who is able to reach nirvana but delays doing so through compassion for suffering beings; the vow of a Bodhisattva is:-
However innumerable beings are, I vow to save them;
However inexhaustible the passions are, I vow to extinguish them;
However immeasurable the Dharmas are, I vow to master them;
However incomparable the Buddha-truth is, I vow to attain it

We can be a Bodhisattva

Myself feeding a tibetan crow at Gaumukh the origin of the Bhagirathi (Ganga) ---It is common for birds to eat from your hands in the Himalaya also animals are not aggressive in this regions where as it is not so in cities

I stopped eating non vegetarian food after I came to know the sufferings of animals and birds; but even after so many years on a vegetarian diet, every day when I pass through the market I get the smell of roast chicken and my mouth waters, I love sea food but I control myself, whenever I feel the urge to eat sea food or chicken I divert my mind by eating a sweet dish instead

Animals are Inefficient Converters of Food. It is a fact that farmed animals consume more food than they produce---Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s film
This is the video future generations will be wishing everyone watched today ~ Leonardo DiCaprio

“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.” ~  Bradley Miller

You may also like to read my other two articles on animals

Disclaimer: I have collected most of the videos from Facebook, since I could not provide a link; I have copied the videos here.

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