Hmmm this thread is for me
Bill Clinton just became a vegan reportedly.
I have been vegan for 20 some odd years, vegetarian about five or so before that.
My hobby years ago but in this time frame...running up mountains, and then stopping to meditate. And just running up mountains.
Hiking wilderness above 11,000 feet generally with packs of 50 or so pounds staying most years but this last, a month to month and a half doing so.
LIfting various things.... squating for about a hour or so two days ago, deadlifting, work out weight about twice my weight....and ran 45 or so minutes yesterday in the snow, and will do so tomorrow, in all likelyhood. I do such things to counter my naturally spacy demenor, otherwise I tend to float away. Have done such things for years and years.
And I am pretty old. I had a heavy lifter who owns a gym say to me last week....you lift godawful heavy how do you keep doing it...he has had to stop though ten years younger than me as he has various injuries and chronic complaints. A personal trainer he is as well.
ONe must take the time and effort to educate oneself to this diet before engageing. A diet of chips and soda is most likely vegan but hardly healthy in fact it would kill you given enough time.
But in this present time few can focus on such things. Attention and concentration to the issue of diet is most important in the present time.
Few however have the ability to do that. A collective dementia of sorts...I don't know, but it is there whatever it is.
It can be done correctly easily now but one has to study and know how to do it.
And a bit of trial and error.
I simply cannot not be vegan. Dairy cows in the US are killed generally at the age of seven as the milk dimenishes. So they are killed. A cow normally lives about 20 or so....so in the US it is killing, other places perhaps not. That is just one aspect, chickens eggs...it goes on and on the harm, facxtory farming.
My consciousness is of a sort that has me suffer consequence of any intentional harm. With peoples or animals. If I harm peoples I get physically very sick, mentally and physically.. If I do thinks like eat a meat of some sort intentionally.....I would get immediately sick of a sort, and eventually I assume die prematurely. I have a very quick ripeing karma...it is how I am. I know it is wrong I cannot do it.
I do eat honey . There is no harm to beekeeping I have studied it. Less harm in fact than in the natural bee life. So there is that exception. I am not a PETA person with their views, though I am a member for other reason.So vegan with that exception.
Sorry this may seem strange....it is how I am since I was very young
So I must do it, I have learned to do it correctly. I have done it..few can match me, virtually noone at my age in all I do.
STronger than me, I am quicker. Quicker than me, I am stronger. Very few exceptions at any age to that. Professional athletes those sort....average joe..not going to happen...for the most part.
Others should do this..which is why I advocate so strongly for it. It produces less harm always.WE may do nothing, such is our circumstance, but we may always decide what goes into our mouth. Though not for that purpose, my body serves as a advertisement for this thing. I often volunteer I am vegan, to spread the word. Pride....no I care not....it is for purpose. Important purpose to my view. These peoples are so lied to on things of diet....Meat makes you strong.....a joke really.
If in prison I suspect I would not be able to be vegan...so I must stay out of prison.
There are many good sides to this thing.
You know who makes the best vegan food, a restaurant or some such...believe it or not 7th day aventists.
They are not all vegan but some are, a bunch are vegetarian, nowadays more eat meat.
Go to a typical vegan restaurant the give you a scoop of rice a bit of tofu and a parsley sprig.
7th day people, a lot of them, came from farming commuities rural, perhaps midwest, that type of environments. YOu work hard on a farm from sunup to sundown in the summer. YOu eat vegetarian or vegan in the american restaurant way and work like that....you would not last. NO strenght or endurance that would be it quite quickly. A week or so done. You cannot believe how much peoples eat in certain lines of work.
7th day..large large amounts of good good for you vegetarian foods, and vegan if that be your preference.
Absolutely wonderful. That don't take vinegar for some reason considering it unhealthy. They have cooked like that for many many years and as result have learned to do it by necessity. Healthfully.
India hates me...stand in line
many do and more will(as per the above post)
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.