Our Silence About Animal Abuse Promotes Abuse of Humans
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Our Silence About Animal Abuse Promotes Abuse of Humans
Comments by Deanna Wagner - 27 Aug 2003


Are you saying the saving of Gandhiji's life through self preservation was a sin? Or is it the giving up of veganism and/or other acts thoughts or words that constituted the sin you referred to?

If it's the former, it might well be argued that starving to death by choice is a form of suicide, which may be considered more sinful than going against a set of principles. I don't know. Didn't Gandhiji's mother die early in his adult life? And didn't he pursue ahimsa (nonviolence) throughout his life, even to the end?

11.9 svarasavahi vidusah api tatha arudhah abhinivesah

"Self-preservation or attachment to life is the subtlest of all afflictions. It is found even in wise men."

~ BKS Iyengar, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali



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