Re: Spiritual foods and vegetarianism
> Question from Email: Hi, I am so glad I foundAnswer: As a vegetarian, I obviously am not comfortable with eating
> your web-site. I have been enjoying reading from your
> site. I need to know about spiritual foods and vegetarianism.
anything that ever could have life, would try to run for it's life,or
had a face. But that doesn't necessarily mean that this method is
good for everyone. I feel that there is a very accurate way to judge
what is "good" or "bad". And that is : If something takes your peace
away, it is bad, and if something brings you real peace, it is good.
So, if you feel all right about eating meat, fish, or poultry, for
you, it's OK. Similarly, there are specific instructions in the
ancient texts about what is proper to eat and what is not, and
depending on the religion or belief system we would study, it may
vary widely. So, if you have a feeling that you are "sinning" by
eating certain food, this might be as distracting as eating things
that upset you physically. This brings me back to the basic suggestion
that you must find what brings you peace and what takes it
away, and discard the things in your life, including the types of
food that distract you from serenity. I hope this helps.
- --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "Lora_T" <candlelady123@j...>
>I have never meditated ever... i appreciate any help you can giveme.... I am so glad for
> this meditation group...Thanks for starting it.. Lora THi Lora,
I would suggest visitng the website for the meditation society
http://www.meditationsociety.com/. There are lots of techniques
listed there. Try a few different ones until you find one that is
easy to follow. Perhaps the first thing to try is to just sit in a
quiet place, close your eyes, and focus on the sound and feeling of
breath. Just breathe natually. Notice your thoughts, but don't hang
onto them. Just watch them come and go. Watch and listen.
I hope this helps. Meditation can seem difficult when you are first
starting out (and even after you have been doing it a while for that
matter). Just try it and be patient and perserve. The hardest part is
the actual committment to sit down and do it. Just sitting quietly
and watching your breath is more beneficial than you may imagine.