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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 […]

This beautiful dairy calf was taken away from her mother. You can save dairy calves by bing vegan. Photo © 123RF Melissa Schalke.

Did You Know My Mother?

by Mary Lynn Did you know my mother? I’m told her name was Belle. I don’t know what she looked like, but have memories of her smell. Did you ever hear my mother? Did her cries pull at your heart? I remember them quite clearly, when the men pulled us apart. Did you drink from […]

"I am the voice of the voiceless... Till the world shall set things right." Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Photo D Liz Palmer and Adam © Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary.

The Voice of The Voiceless

Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox I am the voice of the voiceless: Through me, the dumb shall speak; Till the deaf world’s ear be made to hear The cry of the wordless weak. From street, from cage, and from kennel, From jungle and stall, the wail Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin Of the […]

Dogs are our best friends. Are we theirs? This Newfoundland dog photo © morgueFile terranovesca.

A Memorial to Boatswain

Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog by Lord Byron Near this spot Are deposited the Remains of one Who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery If inscribed over human ashes, Is but a […]

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…

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 “Thou shalt not kill. — Exodus 20:13 “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.” — Genesis 9:4 “God blessed them and said to them, “… Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and […]

"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 […]