The Dot or the divine true self
comes from Heaven and is on top of Cai
which is pure and divine.
There is one road called the way
of Tao or the Heavenly Ship to ferry us back to Heaven.
Detachment of desires or let go
of all attachments to free ourselves.
Chinese word of knife to cut off
the seven desires as in the teachings of Buddhism.
Opposite Chinese word of knife
to cut off the six desires
One way up to Heaven
One way down to Hell
The way up to Heaven
The way down to Hell
Be cautious in life and
everything we do must be righteous and do not sin.
below means Vegetarianism or Purity of the Body, Mind and Soul. See the
breakdown meaning on the left column of the Chinese word
Vegetarianism is being initiated by the Sages in China and India
since time immemorial to prohibit the infliction of cruelties upon
fellow animate beings. It is the very basic in the cultivation of
compassion and love among all sentient beings. Today, with adequate
evidential materials which involve men from all walks of life and
traditions, vegetarianism constantly acknowledged all over the world
by young and old, as essential diet to promote not only health
consciousness but also moralities as the principality of life as
well. A goal towards Universal Love and Peace and it is also said to
be the provider of good health for the soul.
- Nevertheless, let us ask ourselves these questions:
- 1] Is man by nature, a vegetarian or a meat-eater?
- 2] Do animals suffer from as much fear and pain as man when
they are led to slaughter?
- 3] Is it possible for a man to give up lifetime habits of
- 4] Can meat-eating affect man’s spirit?
- Many scientists have come to a conclusion that man is by
nature to live not on meat but on a vegetable diet. Man’s
structure, external and internal, compared with that of the
other animals, shows that fruit and succulent vegetables
constitute his natural food. On top of all the contrasts, fruit
and herbivorous animals are docile in nature but that of
meat-eating animals are fierce and wild.
- World Health statistics reveals that those who consume a
great deal of flesh food and high animal protein diets live up
to an average of 30 to 40 years and the people within this group
are the Eskimos, the Kinghiz (a nomadic Eastern Russian tribe),
the Greenlanders and the Laplanders. On the contrary, scientists
discover that the Hunzas, a tribe in north India and Pakistan;
are well-known for their non-adaptation of disease and long
life, often reaching to the age of 115 or more. Their diets are
mainly of whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and goat’s
milk. A British general and doctor Sir Rob McGarrison who worked
with the Hunzas wrote: “I never saw a
case of appendicitis, cocitis or cancer.”
- Significantly, nations which intake the most animal products
inevitably suffer an alarming occurrence of diseases. The major
of which are heart and cancer invasions. The Finns, who consumed
the most, had an average blood cholesterol level of 265; had the
highest death rate from heart disease. Second-in-line were the
Americans who eat about 125 pounds of fat per person per year
(about 156 grams per day) and according to Health Report, more
than 40 million Americans suffer from heart and blood vessel
diseases. Heart disease which relatively rare 50 years ago, is
today America’s No 1 cause of death, taking 600,000 lives each
year. It has become the modern day disease of industrialized
societies. In Japan, where the percentage of fat-diet is lesser,
heart-disease rate is lower than in any other industrialized
- Scientifically, why is meat so harmful to the body?
Below is the Chinese
word of meat (Roh) meaning Human
in the teaching of Tao of Heaven.
Coincidentally the word MEAT
can be separated as
ME EAT ME.
- Fats of animal flesh such as cholesterol do not dissolve
easily in the human body. Instead they deposit themselves
unceasingly upon the walls of the meat-eater’s blood vessels. As
time goes by, the vessels become thicker and narrower,
permitting lesser blood to flow through. This hazardous
condition is known as
Hardening of the
Arteries. This affects the function of the heart that
is forced to increase its pumping capacity in order to send
blood through clogged and contracted vessels. As a result, high
blood pressure, strokes and heart attack prevail.
- On the other hand, during the agony of being slaughtered,
the terrified animals undergo profound changes. First of all,
secretion of toxins generated by rage and fear at the time of
slaughter, are forced into the blood stream. Through circulation
of blood, these poisonous substances are pervaded to various
muscles of their bodies. Slaughter not only terminates the
normal cleansing functions of the body but also leaves the
animals saturated with their own waste substances.
- Toxin wastes, including uric acid are present in the blood
and tissue, as also are bacteria from animal diseases, such as
hoof and mouth disease, contagious abortion, swine fever,
malignant tumor, etc…Urea and uric acid which deposit in the
muscle fibers of meat are among the most eminent wastes that a
meat-eater burdens his body with. A pound of beefsteak contains
about 14 grams of uric acid. The additional intake of uric acid
is too much for the kidneys and liver to eliminate beside the
body’s own daily production and as a result, the excess uric
acid is deposited throughout the body hence causing painful
conditions of gout, rheumatism, headache, epilepsy, hardening of
the arteries and nervousness and many others.
- Chemical poisoning from pesticide residues, antibiotics,
hormones, drugs or other chemical which are fed to the cattle,
hogs, or poultry, are all too likely to wind up in meat-eater’s
body as well. With reference to a report study issued by the
General Accounting Office (the congressional audit agency) in
1979, 143 drugs and pesticides are identified as likely to leave
residues in raw meat and poultry. Out of which, 42 are suspected
of causing cancer, 20 of causing birth defects and 6 of causing
mutations. Therefore, animals can be a direct source of
infection to man who risks eating meat. According to “The Meat
Handbook” by Albert Levy, more than 70 known animal diseases can
be transmitted to man.
- The Journal of the American Medical Association has
- “….a vegetarian diet can prevent
90% of our thromboembolic
disease and 94% of our coronary
occlusions,” meaning heart disease.
- Man is by nature a vegetarian spiritually. In the Genesis of
the Bible, under the story of creation, God, after created human
said, “I have provided all kinds of
grain and all kinds of fruit for you to eat; but for all the
wild animals and for all the birds I have provided grass and
leafy plants for food.”
- Vegetarianism is growing rapidly and according to a report
in BBC Britain, the growth is 60% and if this trend continues,
in the 21st century, the world will see half the
population taking vegetarian food for good.
- Why is Vegetarianism so
intensely initiated by Sages?
- Initiation of Vegetarianism by Sages, is more than a matter
of refraining from flesh-food or animal products to maintain a
healthy physique; because man is not just a body of mere
biological organism. The greatest concern is the acquisition of
insights into man’s innermost being which is frequently referred
to as his “Spiritual Nature or
Conscience.” From the
standpoint of Nature’s Law and Order, all creations are one –
that is, all life forms whether human or non-human, are
descendants of a Common Root.
It is the Universal Brotherhood
and an adherence to Truth
and the Gospel of Non-Violence.
- Confucius said,
“The object of the superior man is
TRUTH, food is not his object. Man
is born for UPRIGHTNESS. Do not
do unto others what you do not want others to do
unto you.” This extends to all
said, “Moreover, Heaven gives
birth to creatures in such a way that they have One Root.
All men have a mind which cannot bear to see the sufferings of
others. So, is the superior man affected towards animals, that,
having seen them alive, he cannot bear to see them die; having
heard their dying cries, he cannot bear to eat their flesh.”
- Goddess of Mercy
said, “Show mercy, in return you shall
receive mercy.” This extends to all sentient beings.
Vegetarianism is showing mercy to the poor animals before being
slaughtered because they have fear and pain just like human. If
we spare them the fear and pain, maybe one day someone will also
spare us the same fear and pain. This is, in return we shall
- Master JiGong
said, “Why look for mountain's
delicacies and deep sea food? A bowl of noodle will suffice
because after the three inches down the throat, there is no more
taste!” This is a poem
dictated by JiGong:
- “A word for the flesh-eaters
- Do remember that, in eating flesh
- This life is what you have sown in
- But your future life lies on how
you cultivate last
- In flesh-eating, you take the
pleasures of today
- And fear not the worry of
- That back to others you must pay!”
- Eating meat is like eating dead bodies as
in this picture or a graveyard for the animals.
The teeth of herbivorous animal is gentle for
chewing fruits and vegetables. Human has the same set of teeth, not
meant for meat eating by nature.
The canine teeth of meat eating carnivorous
animals are sharp
for tearing the meat and fierce looking.
Chemical poisoning in all kinds of food. This causes all
kinds of sicknesses.
The clotting of blood and deposition of Cholesterol in
artery causing heart disease and attack.
The Chinese word of meat (Roh) below has mystical
meaning. It means
"Human eats Human."
Below is like a shoulder, body or a cooking pot
without the two human beings inside.
This is the Chinese word of Human being (Ren).
One Human is half inside the cooking pot with
the head above the pot and if you go back to the Chinese word of
meat above, another human is inside the cooking pot. This means
Human eats Human.
Simple food is what we need, such as the pictures below.
Why need mountain's delicacies and deep sea food? The poor
crabs being tied up before ending up in the cooking pot. A bowl of noodle will
suffice, says JiGong.