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Ahimsa” is the Sanskrit word which means: non violence. This is the foundation of a vegan’s being. Non violence to all living beings, humans and non human animals.

It is the word that embodies a life of compassion and the absence of cruelty.

George Bernard Shaw wrote a poem called “Song of Peace” and its words evoke a desire for a world free of cruelty and a desire for peace.  Below is the poem:

🍂 We are the living graves of murdered beasts

Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites

We never pause to wonder at our feasts

If animals, like men, can possibly have rights

We pray on Sunday’s that we have a light

To guide our footsteps on the paths we tread

We’re sick of war, we do not want to fight

The thought of it now fills our hearts with dread

Like carrion crows we live and feed on the meat

Regardless of the suffering and pain

We cause by doing so.

If thus we treat defenseless animals  for sport or gain

How can we hope in this world to attain

The Peace we say we are so anxious for?

We pray for it, o’er hecatombs of slain,

To G-d, while outraging the moral law.

The cruelty begets its offspring – War. 🍂


Until my next post – peace and light.

(In my blogs from now on, for ease of reference, when I refer to animals, I am referring to non human animals.)

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