Thrasymachus wrote:Veganism is a fad the same way that abolitionism was a fad...
dzogchungpa wrote:Thrasymachus wrote:Veganism is a fad the same way that abolitionism was a fad...
There have been many societies without slavery, but, as far as I know, there has never been a vegetarian society, let alone a vegan one.
Strict and precisely defined vegetarianism, then, is the most tangible social expression of adherence to the doctrine of non-violence and the most significant marker of Jain identity.
In the light of this, it may seem strange that there is evidence that in ancient times Jain ascetics consumed meat. The most controversial example of this is the account in the ‘Exposition of Explanations’ of Mahavira’s recuperation after his duel of ascetic power with Makkhali Gosala in which the fordmaker is portrayed as asking a woman to send him as food a cock which has been killed by a cat rather than the two pigeons which she had prepared, on eating which he recovered. Such an interpretation became abhorrent by early medieval times and either this passage is interpreted to give a vegetarian gloss or words signifying types of fruit are substituted.
Nonetheless, it seems clear that the early Jain ascetics were not totally strict vegetarians and that, like the Buddhists, they could accept meat as alms if an animal had not been specifically killed for them. Svetambara monastic law also suggests that in certain exceptional circumstances such as famine or to cure an illness the consumption of meat was permitted.
Ayu wrote:Another nice thing to frie salty is gluten. It is the protein in wheat flour and you can wash it out of dough balls. Or maybe one can buy it also.
Luke wrote:Ayu wrote:Another nice thing to frie salty is gluten. It is the protein in wheat flour and you can wash it out of dough balls. Or maybe one can buy it also.
Is that the same as seitan? That could work...
It looks pretty good nutritionally!
http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calori ... jg5Nw.html
Derek wrote:There's a lot of conflicting advice out there on the Internet, isn't there?
I've seen some studies that show that low-carb, plant-based diets are superior for reducing blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol.
seeker242 wrote:Just curious. Why would you want a low carb vegan diet to begin with? I understand the vegan part but not the low carb part!
Alix1112 wrote:Does anyone else have any other suggestions? Or anything to add about going low carb vegan?
Monsoon wrote:BTW, your second to last paragraph is just so much hogwash. I've lost count of the number of moronic and abusive cyclists that have crossed my path over the years: and this is spoken by someone has been both an ardent cyclist AND a car driver. People taking moral or responsible stances do not have a monopoly on good behaviour. Far from it in fact.
Here is the most loaded and fictional example in favor a bike vs a car in a head on crash:
I am a bicyclist weighing 300 lbs., on a heavy 60 lbs. bicycle going 60 mph down a very steep hill. I hit a parked car weighing 2000 lbs.
Will the car have anything but superficial damage? Now what about the human cyclist?
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