Healthy eating, healthy exercising, healthy responsibility

“To keep the body in good health is a duty.” – Buddha

When one being is sick or injured, other beings around them suffer for it as well.

“The truth is that if the average person wouldn’t consider wouldn’t consider your current health practices extreme, you probably aren’t very healthy.” – Steve Pavlina, author

Don’t rely on other people to show other beings the compassion they need to heal – you are capable of doing that and of setting a compassionate example for others. Look after yourself and help others – be compassionate to yourself and to other beings. Pay attention to the moment.

Don’t leave your health up to others or to “the professionals” – they don’t have all the answers. There are many answers – both “unofficial” and “undiscovered” – out there. Perhaps you can also find better answers to old problems with a bit of care, conscientiousness, and contemplation. Do not kill your body slowly. Do not steal the opportunity for health from yourself or from others… Seek to apply the 5 precepts to all aspects of your daily life. Seek liberation from suffering.

Sit, and ye shall find!

The Dharma Realm Buddhist Association has a great webpage littered with vego Buddhist resources: articles, scriptures, poems, essays, recipes, and more.

Buddhist Resources on Vegetarianism
and Animal Welfare
Compiled by Ron Epstein, Philosophy Department
San Francisco State University

Some great reading in there. Enjoy. 🙂