Monday, March 22, 2004

"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us 'Universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." Albert Einstein

And while we are talking about unified fields, I came across this Theosophical text about Vegetarianism (from 1913) which was probably known to my dad, and the reason I have been a lifelong vegetarian. And no, I am not preaching to you - I don't care if you reach enlightenment or not, I ain't no stinking Bodhisattva...

In fact, my vegan friends are still appalled at my cheese-eating. I try to pick Spanish Sheep Cheese, etc - and things that hopefully were not factory farmed, at least, but I am not a zealot. I wish I was, but I still like silk and I still like I am certainly guilty of exploiting insects and such. And, better late than never - watch The Meatrix - it's funny as hell, and not preaching at you, but it still may change the way you think.

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