(RNS) — In her book, Thubten Chodron teaches the Five Contemplations, which are aimed at fostering mindful eating. They're short verses designed to inspire reflections.
(RNS) 'Being a vegetarian and being in a Muslim society is almost like it's contradictory,' said one young Muslim. 'And I'm still not exactly sure why.'
"We know animals can suffer, have no divine reason to suppose that only our suffering matters, and we're currently inflicting constant and severe suffering to a staggering number of conscious creatures."