Quotes On Universal And Diet Nonviolence

First Do No Harm



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News Stories And Thoughts, 17 Of Them, About Harming Other Beings

A Fellow Creature


Organoids, organs-on-a-chip, the Ames bacteria test, computer models..some of many nonviolent, safer, more effecitve, much less expensive, much less inaccurate
alternatives to animal torture research.
China (20.5 million) Japan (15.0 m), US (15.6 m),  Canada (3.6 m), Australia (3.2 m), South Korea (3.1 million), the United Kingdom (2.6 million), Brazil (2.2 million), Germany (2.0 million) and France (1.9 million),  #s are of experiments.. #s of animals killed much higher
Religions teaching animals have no souls have adherents more likely to objectify and to harm animals, eating , researching on, riding them, using them as beasts of burden, as objects of entertainment, etc. Neither Jesus nor his disciple Francis of Assisi have converted many in the Catholic hierarchy, Eastern Orthodox, or Christian pastors.
Leather from any animal, fur from any animal, wool, silk...all involve cruelty to animals and are avoided by vegans.
Silkworms are boiled alive. 3000 silkworms have a hideous death for 1 lb. of silk
Thalidomide was tested on dogs and did not indicate problems.. Researchers were unaware of phocomelia (no development of limbs). Approximately,10,000 children were born with malformed or no limbs.
Caffeine (dioxypurine) is bad for heart, kidneys, pancreas and eyes. Imagine how much worse meat's uric acid (trioxypurine) is. The tannic acid in teas is also injurious.
In a life previous to his life as Buddha, he came across a starving tigress and her 2 cubs and laid down in front of her
sacrificing himself, said Sai Baba   6
All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can y ou hurt? Buddha
Eating animals, leading cause of pandemics, species extinction, ocean dead zones, death in the West from human diseases, animal agony, energy waste, water depletion and pollution, climate crisis, habitat loss, human starvation in poor countries
low per acre food yield, rainforest and other forest destruction
Coors, Chrysler, Wrangler, several banks, sponsors of brutal rodeo Calves' necks choked some broken in brutal roping. Horses hurt, cowboys injured, outcome of cow murder business Coke says it doesn't sponsor rodeo. SHARK disagrees.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=CYQakNg9FiI horrible graphics
Marjery Glickman has worked many years opposing the Iditarod. PETA, she and others have caused
Exxon, Jack Daniels, Wells Fargo, Chrysler, Alaska Airlines to drop sponsorship of the brutal race which has killed 150 dogs since the race began in 1973.  Iditarod dogs are jerked & twisted in chains, fall into chasms, drown in freezing water, get frostbite paws, are driven unmercifully, break legs etc http://helpsleddogs.org
A 36-year-old doctor in Tennessee died Feb. 8, about a month after receiving the second dose of a #COVID vaccination.
A Florida doctor died shortly after the vaccine. Hank Aaron died 17 days after he was vaccinated.
Kary Mullis, winner of the Nobel Prize for his invention of the PCR test, said the test was wrongly used in covid testing, that it would give many false positives (resulting in the term 'asymptomatic'. He asked several to debate him and they declined. In an interview he stated he'd received the formula for PCR while in a dream state.12
Swine flu side effects were so bad children became like schizophrenics.
Humane Society of the US 2020 scorecard on animal rights legislation. Which senators and representatives are the
best, the worst, and those in the middle. https://hslf.org/humane-scorecard
Which states use
most dogs in lab experiments?  https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/dogs-used-research-and-testing-faq
5 things to know about bear bile prisons in China. the extraction of the bile is very painful. Vietnam
outlawed such bear bile prisons in 1991.
90% of bird species are monogamous.  PETA
Brazilian JBS, world's largest slaughterer of cows, also cruelly kills pigs and chickens. There is no humane slaughter but some abbatoirs are even worse than others. JBS bought Pilgrim's Pride.https://mercyforanimals.org/blog/pigs-shocked-jbs-slaughter/

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my ode to Dhamma


An Ode to Dhamma

Been meditating recently
To find the true me
And stick it in the bin
Then blend with Rocks
Air, fire, water
All that we are
composed of

Its only a physical body
That surrounds my spirit
And when my body dies
It will leave me
And sit around in the ether
Till it gets bored
And finds another me

And Dhamma would appear
To be crucially
An element of mind
Or lack of it sometimes
And I am only a student
Trying to hard to be
A man of no mind

And I’m over complicating
This process I think
But there’s my problem
It reappears sometimes
Cannot avoid my mind
Will control it soon
I WILL find the root
Of the noble truth

My utmost desire is to
Uncover my own
Buddha nature soon
Has always been in me
It is my real identity
All people too

Author's Notes/Comments: 

summer 2012

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Yellow Ducky

Yellow Ducky all alone
No friends, no cares
Ducky only groans
With life thats unfair

Red sunshades on
Belly big and round
Where's ducky gone?
I've looked all around

Off to fat cat cafe
Quarter shining
Waddling to the bay
Lifes intertwining

Smoke filled air
Laughter and dreams
Bourbon and music blare
Vodka streams

Poker Games calling
Pots a laughing buddha
Watch the dice rolling
Hears what he shulda

Big slick, Apple jack
Ducky's lucky day
Starlight pack
Nothing does he say

Jazz like moonlight
Shining silver sax
Gamblers delight
Jukebox tracks

Yellow Ducky all alone
No friends no care
Ducky only groans
With life that's unfare

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*29 Earth Poems

Short Poems


As he walked along, he saw a slain dandelion with grey locks
and blew the down of the mower victim that there be fluffy flower flocks
The tree branches God has joined together let no one cleave asunder.
The animal limbs God has joined together let no meatcutter cleave asunder.
Because the wind rustled blooming fruit trees
they released their fresh fragrance into the breeze
April is the most fragile month, when tender jade tenrils can be crushed by unconscious boots. Early years are the child's most

fragile, when vulnerable hearts can be easily broken.

Why has God his dew morngift sent? For cider, for butterfly drinks, for lilac
and jasmine scent
The fen way becomes a fern way, finely traced fans of jade.. waving in the wind.
The fruit tree oer the brook drops her free food into waters dappled... the fish
bob for apples
Those depressing stormclouds grey... wand the world to green
The orange tree... a green galaxy studded with starry saffron orbs
Most can from the apple tree pick spies.Only God can pluck blazing stars
from the skies
Like the beloved in a canoe paddled by her love is the willow tree trailing her
lacy fingers in the lake.. wherever she breaks its blue mirror she paints the water sunset gold
When the naturalist who defines plants as wild edibles
comes around, do the plants shiver and shake, quiver and quake?
Some find peace most in the mountains. Some find peace
most at the sea. And some find peace most in the mountains oer the sea.
Only newfallen laurel leaves in Richard Wilbur's laureate wreaths
for he takes only what Mother Earth gently bequeaths
Breeze made blooms assent nod as Assisi's God whispered 'walk unshod' where dirt clods have vined into sweet pea pods
and hardened sod broken to goldenrod
Inch across the yard the bright rays of dawn Striking magic wands cause flowers in the lawns.
In the foothills of the Apennines old olive trees with grapes vined ...make
violet orbs of olivine... we think of this in Los Angeles at Olive and Vine
Is God's favorite chapel sunlight dappled trees of apple? Her Ichi Ban shrine..trees of pine?
Her beloved mosque vine covered kiosks? Her best synagogue a cranberry bog?
Her holiest church woods of birch
The grape vine did entwine and spiral oer the high clothesvine
.. and turned it into a trellis ... from divine fire knitting knots just above the forgetmenots
All life is sacred but one day he chose that the Japanese beetle was greater than rose.
Crawling in his greenmail* armour over the Goldsmithed bloom ready to turn gold petal fire
into pure insect flight. He found when he chose the bug oer the rose God gave him back
endless blooms of rose
Cool full moon light it is certain will shine through living bamboo curtains
as she did for Thomas Merton as she did when Liz was flirtin with her beloved Richard Burton
She saw on an African safari that Mother Nature had by Lord Hari
showered with several brand new jade saris
Groundnesting birds, frogs, snakes, butterflies,
lady bugs, beehives, anthills, fireflies...all sliced or crushed as harvesters, lawnmowers and other machines roll unconsciously by
Oliver Stone: Within the olive is a stone.. a living stone which can reforest the world with olive groves, birds' and squirrels' homes,
free food treasure troves, roots below to prevent mudslides, evaporating leaves which summon rain above
He told us he had 9 acres in the Carolinas.. with grape arbors, peach groves, apple orchards and pumpkin patches, blueberry bushes
and nut trees matchless
Cut down that tree! the lumbermen cried She's so ugly and
so slipshod With her flaky head lost in the clouds and her feet in the filthy sod.. But all who loved her encircled her and kept her from the axe and the blade.In the spring with new roots she was shod
and clad in a new jade laceleafslip from God.
Within each acorn cloak are infinite oaks


*28 Some delight in colorful cheerful flowers.. others prefer enduring tree towers



Dick Van Dyke
Sally Jesse Rafael
Wayne Dyer
for a while in

cars slept these stars.

Jesus Christ, Buddha,
.. for a while
they lived neath stars.

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