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Thursday, 25 January 2007
Bizarre combination

chinese horse

Spotted on the roads in Kent, the back of this horse truck warns that live horses are being transported, contains the picture of a dragon, and then advertises itself as an importer of fine foods from China.  I have seen horse meat for sale in supermarkets and restaurants in France and Switzerland but I don’t think it will take off in this country.  It’s a strange combination of words and image, but as far as I know Ginger Dragon don’t sell horse meat anyway.

In unrelated news, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje (who currently resides at Gyuto Monastery in India) has issued instructions to his followers not to eat meat.

Several options were made available and we were asked to raise our hands to indicate our choice of commitment and to witness each others’ decisions.  His wish for each of us to make an individual vow was clear and decisive.  It applied just as much to the Tibetans who historically had little else available to eat.  His Holiness said that now “thanks to the kindness of the Chinese” (this is an exact quote) the Tibetans have vegetables and other food available.  The choices offered were:

  • Eating no meat one day per week
  • Eating no meat one day per month
  • Eating no meat on special days such as moon days, Guru Rinpoche and Tara days
  • Eating meat for only one meal per day
  • Give up eating meat for ever
  • Give up eating meat for a specified period of time such as one, two or three years.
  • Reduce eating meat with a view to giving up completely.
Posted by bigblue on 25/01/2007 at 09:52 PM
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