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by Trev
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

Re: vegetarian/vegan

Forgot to mention ---Onceler(and anyone else interested -maybe even you enlightened2b!!) you might be interested to listen to a podcast re the global environmental effects of animal farming/greenhouse gases etc. If you go to the Rich Roll website and click on podcasts and listen to podcast 91 --its ...
by Trev
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

Re: vegetarian/vegan

Looking back through the posts in this thread I think its clear that its mostly been me and enlightened2b airing our views which I'm sure by now are pretty clear to everyone so rather than just keep going round in circles with him I will leave it at that and let others read through what has been pos...
by Trev
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

Re: vegetarian/vegan

As an extreme example --is it wrong to murder/rape/violently rob other people for individual pleasure or gain. I assume that you would yes "of course". Then is this not a judgement you are making?? Yes it is! Is it 'right' to be kind and loving and compassionate - I think so. Is it 'wrong' to be hat...
by Trev
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

Re: vegetarian/vegan

Folks just because someone has posted big chunks from a pet website doesn't mean that what is said on that website is the truth. I understand that big tobacco companies can point to 'scientific' studies which say that smoking tobacco is perfectly harmless and doesn't in any way lead to cancer despit...
by Trev
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

Re: vegetarian/vegan

I find it strange that you think that being a vegan somehow seems to be a game the ego is playing and an identification that you must watch because a vegan recognises the current human tyranny over the the beings it deems acceptable to eat and they refuse to be a part of it . Yet to be a vegan is to...
by Trev
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

Re: vegetarian/vegan

You know guys there are not many things in this life that I am certain about -- I am often unsure about which direction my life should take and am very much on the path and learning to accept life with all its myriad faces. But there is one thing that I am certain about and that is that it is not th...
by Trev
Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

Re: vegetarian/vegan

Its a interesting take on things my friend!! I sort of get what you are saying but find it hard to swallow. Are you really saying that if you see someone/thing suffering and you have the ability to help or alleviate that pain even if its just in some small way you would walk on by and assume(and tha...
by Trev
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

Re: vegetarian/vegan

I am never ceased to be amazed at how it is often thought that meat is some kind of magical dietary panacea for health and vitality -- probably the result of years and years of conditioning from the all powerful meat and dairy industries and traditional family coercion of the "if you dont eat your m...
by Trev
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 33
Views: 16794

Re: Vegetarian

Please see the vegetarian/vegan post for further replies so as not to duplicate responses
by Trev
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

Re: vegetarian/vegan

Well we've found one thing we can agree on enlightened2b --- we are coming from different sides of the argument and probably will not find agreement on this important issue. I hope you will open your mind as it seems very tightly closed to me. But I'm sorry to hear of your health problems and wish y...
by Trev
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

Re: vegetarian/vegan

There are so many things wrong with your 'informed' reply I dont know where to start!!! I think one of the most glaring errors is that you insist on the old fashioned, outdated theory that eating meat is necessary for optimal nutrition when that is simply not the case --in fact rather than promoting...
by Trev
Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 33
Views: 16794

Re: Vegetarian

Fact is we do not need to eat meat or any other animal product. even conservative organisations like the America Dietetics Association acknowledge this saying a vegan diet is perfectly adequate for all people incl during vital periods of life such as during pregnancy, infancy and for competing athle...
by Trev
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

Re: vegetarian/vegan

Thanks for your reply. I do love eckhart's teachings and believe he has deep insights into reality but in this area of condoning the unnecessary slaughter of animals I do think he is wrong and cannot deny I feel a definite sense of disappointment.I cannot imagine a spiritual teaching standing in the...
by Trev
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: vegetarian/vegan
Replies: 64
Views: 11186

vegetarian/vegan

Hi I just saw a short video on the free content section of Eckharts website where someone asked him if he was vegetarian/vegan and if not why not. Unfortunately the video ended before he answered the question --- very frustrating( and strange as it was only 2 mins into a 7 min video when it went bla...
by Trev
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The Now
Replies: 2
Views: 915

The Now

Though I can see that there is only ever the now the draw of the 'future' is very real as the content of the now can and often is undesirable -- eg) the experience of physical pain or depression or anxiety or just being in a situation that you find difficult -say a long period at work without a day ...