DRIGUNG KAGYU VEGETARIANISM: ‘IF YOU EAT MEAT AND CALL IT DHARMA, YOU ARE NOT MY DISCIPLE’ AND ‘IT DISPARAGES GREAT BEINGS’: Phagmodrupa, Jigten Sumgon and the ‘white’ food’ vegetarian tradition of Drigung Kagyu, past and present

For Dakini Day today, I offer a new research and translation article on vegetarianism in the Drigung Kagyu lineage. Although there has been quite a bit spoken and written about vegetarianism in Karma Kagyu recently, such as Milarepa, 7th, 8th and 17th Karmapas, as well as other lineage masters, such as Dolpopa, Shakpa and Khenpo… Continue reading DRIGUNG KAGYU VEGETARIANISM: ‘IF YOU EAT MEAT AND CALL IT DHARMA, YOU ARE NOT MY DISCIPLE’ AND ‘IT DISPARAGES GREAT BEINGS’: Phagmodrupa, Jigten Sumgon and the ‘white’ food’ vegetarian tradition of Drigung Kagyu, past and present

‘HUNTER’S MOON’ TRANSLATION TREATS: MILAREPA’S SONGS TO ANIMALS AND THE HUNTER and SONG ON THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS FOR THE EVIL MEAT-EATING ‘CUSTOM’

"Subjugating 'outer' appearances, will not conquer them. Conquer your own mind, at this very moment! Your killing this deer will not satiate you, Killing the five poisons within, all wishes are fulfilled! Subjugating ‘outer’ enemies, they increase even more. Conquering one’s ‘inner’ mindstream, there are no ‘enemies’." ཕྱི་སྣང་བ་བཏུལ་གྱིས་མི་ཐུལ་གྱིས། ། ཁྱོད་རང་སེམས་འདུལ་བའི་དུས་ལ་བབ། ། ཁྱོད་ཤ་བ་བསད་པས་མི་འགྲངས་ཏེ། ། ནང་དུག་ལྔ་བསད་ན་ཅི་བསམ་གྲུབ། །… Continue reading ‘HUNTER’S MOON’ TRANSLATION TREATS: MILAREPA’S SONGS TO ANIMALS AND THE HUNTER and SONG ON THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS FOR THE EVIL MEAT-EATING ‘CUSTOM’

MEAT IS MURDER: ‘Tibetan Buddhist Vegetarianism: Ancient and Modern’ compiled teachings by 17th Karmapa

"How devastatingly hateful this murdering beings ‘custom’!How hugely regrettable this self-deception ‘custom’!How heavy a weight this killing parents ‘custom’!How much wrong action for this stacks of meat ‘custom’!What to be done for this masses of blood ‘custom’!However hungry, this eating meat ‘custom ’!What are these mental appearances of this delusional ‘ custom ’?!Such major evil… Continue reading MEAT IS MURDER: ‘Tibetan Buddhist Vegetarianism: Ancient and Modern’ compiled teachings by 17th Karmapa