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Old 07-03-2024, 06:11 AM
ajay00 ajay00 is offline
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Brahmakumaris on how a vegetarian lifestyle supports the environment

Brahmakumaris on how a vegetarian lifestyle supports the environment at multiple levels, enhancing food and water security, preventing air and water pollution, global warming as well as deforestation.

Worthwhile use of water: 1 kilo of meat requires at least 15000 – 30000 litres; 1 kilo of wheat requires at least 1000 litres.

Worthwhile use of soil: a field of land can produce 6000 kg carrots, or 4000 kg apples, or 1000 kg cherries, or only 50 kg beef.
When even one virtue becomes our nature, the mind becomes clean and tranquil. Then there is no need to practice meditation; we will automatically be meditating always. ~ Swami Satchidananda

Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost.~ Buddha AN 10.1

If you do right, irrespective of what the other does, it will slow down the (turbulent) mind. ~ Rajini Menon
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Old 08-03-2024, 08:43 AM
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It is generally better, though there's a difference between animal products produced/consumed. A cheese sandwich has a higher impact than a chicken sandwich. General rule of thumb, the bigger the farm animal you get your meat/milk from, the bigger the impact. The bigger animals simply require more resources (food, water, habitat).

Note: This applies to farming, not fishing.
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