[Buddha-l] The magic of vegetarianism

Erik Hoogcarspel jehms at xs4all.nl
Sat Jun 26 01:24:32 MDT 2010

Hi Dave,
what happened to your stone?
Op 25-06-10 23:18, David Living schreef:
> On the topic of strange facts about vegetarianism. I was told by a lady who made a living of sorts out of treating infertile women that the surest way to fertility was not vastly expensive courses of medical drugs or even viagra (for men that last bit) but simply a few months of fresh fruit and vegetables. She cited experiments in the US that backed her ideas up. She swore by it.
Looking at the growth of the world population the last century I would 
rather see a decline in fertility than a growth. I suggest that we feed 
people bamboo shoots. The giant pandas who live on it seem to be very 
slow in procreation, so this will help to create some open space on the 
planet. Another possibility is to feed them books or knowledge. If you 
live on homegrown veggies you´re in the yard all day, taking care of 
your beans and spinach, so you don´t have time for a good book and when 
the sun is down and you cannot read, what can you do? That´s why getting 
people to go to school makes life a lot easier. You don´t have to take 
care of all those kids and plants.
> But don't buy your groceries from Supermarkets because they will do anything to their foods like radiate it, spray it with deadly pesticides, wrap it in deadly plastics that make you lose your sexual identity and so on... but just shop in the corner shop, the little fruit and veg shop that is near you but being put out of business by those poisonous supermarkets.
How about wrapping compulsive rapists in plastics? That would teach 
them! And we will ban them from the small shops on corners!
> It sounds wacky I know but she cured me of a shingles type rash in ten minutes flat with a spoonful of baking powder!
That´s the problem with Dharmakirti: he needs some baking powder, he´s 
just to flat.
> There is also the interesting fact that birth rates apparently rose by 30% in India when they changed their diet from meat and  dairy products to meat, home grown vegetables and brown rice. Round about the time of the Buddha...or perhaps a bit before.
The Buddha in his wisdom must have foreseen the disastrous consequences 
of the increasing birthrate, that´s why he created monasteries and urged 
men not even to look at women. We know now that this was not enough. 
India needs more plastic in it´s fashion industry.

Dick Doornail

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