Erm, no... they eat what they eat. It's the whole 'middle way' thing. But please, feel free to tell HH Dalai Lama 'Y'all ain't a REAL Buddhist, bub....' I do love it when people seem to think that they have the editorial rights over someone's life dropping the 'supposed', 'ought', and 'should' bombs hither and yon...
and the question was can one meditate on a non-veggie diet; apparently, you can, based on the Tibetan/Vajrayana experience. If a Northern Tribesperson, say for example Inuit, became a Buddhist, would you tell him to stop eating his diet of seal sinew and whale blubber? The diet is a luixury of place of birth, local economy, and the nutritional needs of the moneky one rides around in (the specific metabolism of one's body - again, back to Inuits, where high fibre diets have been found to be pretty bad for a system adapted to high protein, high fat and lots of Omega 3,6,9, and 11) From dim memory, I seem to remember that the general Hyperborean dwellers meditate just fine on a diet nearly wholly denuded of vegetation.
If you *want* to go veggie, do so, if you don't, then don't. Make sure it suits you and you don't have any special nutritional needs (again, a luxury of our collective society... medical care) But people doing the 'Thou shalt do this thing and no other...' well, take that with a sack of salt and see if it makes sense to you... Remember
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no
matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own
I've always found that sound advice from Prince Gatauma...
On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 4:00 PM, krishnan sundaram <krish_cost@...>
Yeah but Budhists are supposed to be vegetarians.
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From: harley_quin2003 <gplaine@...>Date: Monday, 6 October, 2008, 7:28 PM
It doesn't seem to slow down the Tibetans, who are perforce omnivorous
due to the poor soil and high altitudes.
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, krishnan sundaram
<krish_cost@ ...> wrote:
> Is it possible to meditate on a non-vegetarian diet ?