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Mindful eating together © Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh

The Art of Mindful Living — Eating Together

by Thich Nhat Hanh Eating a meal together is a meditative practice. We should try to offer our presence for every meal. As we serve our food we can already begin practicing. Serving ourselves, we realize that many elements, such as the rain, sunshine, earth, air and love, have all come together to form this wonderful […]

May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos. Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly. So that all suffering in them ceases, understanding comes to their heart. And they transcend the path of sorrow and death. Photo © Dreamstime Raweenuttapong.

The Great Bell Chant — The End of Suffering

Living with the constant knowledge that animals are enslaved and exploited all over the world causes suffering to the courageous vegan activists who strive to free them. This guided meditation will bring you comfort as well as help put into words your desire to end the suffering for all living beings everywhere. The End of […]

May all animals have happiness and the causes of happiness. May all animals be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. Photo © morgueFile Aquilo.

Prayer for the Liberation of Animals

May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness. May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering. May all sentient beings be in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger. May all farm animals throughout the world […]

Om mane padme hum. May all benefits received by Elated from this website be diverted into spreading compassion towards all living beings everywhere. Photo © 123rf Yang Jun

Buddhist Quotes

“The first precept in Buddhism is “Do not kill.” This precept is not merely a legalistic prohibition, but a realization of our affinity with all who share the gift of life. A compassionate heart provides a firm ground for this precept.” Chatsumarn Kabilsingh. Read more buddhist quotes…

Camels are gentle giants with strong-willed personalities. They deserve to live free from human exploitation. Photo © 123RF jahmaica.

Islamic Quotes

“Islam’s concern for animals goes beyond the prevention of physical cruelty or even condescending kindness to them, which is a negative proposition. It enjoins on the human species, as the principal primates of animated world, to take over the responsibility of all creatures in the spirit of a positive philosophy of life and to be […]

Jesus preached compassion and the end of discrimination. He would not punish you for showing compassion towards animals by going vegan.

Quotes From The Bible

Quotes From The Bible About Compassion Towards Animals     Animal Rights Advocacy by Clergy Commentary and Discussion by Bible Passage Christian Veg Association Video: ‘Honoring God’s Creation’   Honoring God’s Creation 1 – Christian Veg Association Honoring God’s Creation 2 – Christian Veg Association   Do you believe in compassion and justice for animals? […]

"I can't think if anything that makes me happier than seeing an animal's contentment, witnessing a creature allowed to be who he wants to be in the world — and at peace. It's a thing of beauty." Jenny Brown and Dylan © Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Vegan Quotes

Non-violence, compassion and ethics have been topics of conversation for centuries. There are many quotes from great minds that support a lifestyle that respects animals as part of our moral community. Vegan Quotes Biblical Quotes Islamic Quotes Buddhist Quotes Prayer for the Liberation of Animals The Great Bell Chant – The End of Suffering The […]