Multispiritual Concepts – Beyond Belief

While the rain settles on the ever fading grounds, let’s talk about Buddhist monks, and, of course, Ahimsa. A way of life new to the conventional capitalist world, while Trump rages in America, the unknown fall from the sky and the Danube breaks through Europe, monks in India and other parts of Asia practice a lifestyle that is almost as old as Buddha himself (perhaps equally well rounded).

The idea of keeping your mouth shut, so no living thing could enter your body may be a long shot at vegetarianism (and a god-sent gift to insects and bacteria), however its roots go back to the times when people would equate physical purity with mental well-being – and the other way round. Nothing should penetrate us without strict consent. No spirit should cross the membrane threshold to feed our soul.

Today, we become vegetarians or vegans for the obvious reasons: out of conviction that cows and chicken deserve a happier life, or we just find the taste of meat, quite literally, not to our taste. Though only those who actually see beyond the process of how their mince pie ended up in a plastic dish [wrapped in plastic foil] would go so far to take action on their beliefs. The majority does choose (for convenience or otherwise ignorance) to ignore the circle of life.
Is it really a matter of belief (albeit not religious)? If we take the facts, can we really avoid the physical swallowing of other life forms (mammal, plant, fungi, mollusks etc. )?

We are living things and within us there is life. Bacteria. Actually, it is estimated that between 500 and 1000 different bacteria species live in our gut, organs and on our skin. That comes up to a number so great, it’s pointless even trying to imagine it.

Therefore, where we draw the line between a living organism (single or multi-cellular) is best demonstrated by anyone who follows the concept of ahimsa. Not only do these believers sometimes stick to a vow of silence, so nothing could enter their body, and some therefore choose to not eat animals or plants.
Eating becomes murder because you seek to protect every living soul.

Murder always is, one way or another, a sacrifice – not so much martyrdom.
To continue with the practicalities here, ahimsa believers and Buddhist monks rely heavily on charity and others providing food to them. While they do not wish to “kill” for their survival, they let others proceed with the gruesome act and gladly accept the fruit of another’s labour.

So far for the principle
So far for belief.
Nothing can enter eternity
Nothing can be saved.

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