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Sep 21, 2010

Buddhist Prayer for Those Suffering in Factory Farms

May all sentient beings in the animal realm
subject to unbearable pain in labs throughout the world
be free from suffering.
May alternatives to animal experimentation and testing
be used immediately.
May Bodhicitta fill the hearts of those who imprison them.

May all sentient beings from the animal realm
who suffer endless days, months, years
locked in tiny cages unable to move, be
filled with peace and calm.
May the many billions waiting in slaughterhouse
lines be free of fear.
May the hearts of those who work in abattoirs
be filled with Bodhicitta so the very thought of harm is purified.
May they never kill again and may the slaughterhouse lines become immediately empty.

May no animal be afraid or depressed.
May their bodies be free of injuries, disease and illness.
May those who need homes, or who have been driven from them
find shelter, plentiful food & water.
May there be liberation for those
tortured for fur, entertainment or who are hunted.

May those who believe they are superior
to our brother & sister animals
develop perfect equanimity.
And may they realise in their hearts
that all sentient beings possess Buddha nature
And they are not ours to kill or exploit.

May the many billions of land and sea dwelling sentient beings
who are abused, exploited and killed due to greed, hatred and ignorance
be free of suffering
May they experience complete and perfect enlightenment,
through the virtue of my efforts and prayers.
May I be a voice for the voiceless.
In short, may all human and non-human sentient beings
live together in harmony, peace and equanimity
and achieve perfect Enlightenment quickly.

 

Source: Dianne H.'s post on C2NN:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/525884267/2406236


 

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Posted: Sep 21, 2010 8:18am
Jan 25, 2010
Focus: Indigenous Rights
Action Request: Think About
Location: British Indian Ocean Territory

I've posted this so people will think about the implications for the Chagossians if they sign the petition. I have read, for example, that some of the "nature reserves" ( that corporations make deals to NOT develop) in South America actually hire private contractors for security to keep Indigenous Peoples out of their former homes in the rainforest. Will something similiar happen on Chagos Island ?

It's a sad state of affairs for those of us who want what is JUST for both Indigenous Nations AND Wildlife. How is it these two causes are so often pitted against each other ?

So many of us ( I include myself ) often sign things quickly, which means we may not have all the facts. On one hand, I want as many Nature Reserves as possible, on the other, I want justice & soveignty for the Chagossians....

So...please EDUCATE yourself before you sign THIS petition:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/271759692

Here are some sources to help you decide:

From John Pilger:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97aY-UMCNNs&feature=player_embedded

From the Guardian, by Diego Garcia

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/01/humanrights.usforeignpolicy


About the Chagossians:

http://www.chagos.org/home.htm




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Posted: Jan 25, 2010 7:33am
Nov 30, 2009
Focus: Human Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: Viet Nam

Dear friends,

I have been made aware of the following this morning:

"Police currently in front of Tu Duc temple Yesterday at 7pm (Vietnam time), the police from Khanh Hoa ordered 19 young nuns and 1 young monk to leave Tu Duc temple. Since the violent expulsion from Bat Nha monastery, those monk and nuns had taken refuge in Tu Duc temple, under the protection of Ven. Giac Viên.
Right now..., some plain-clothed policemen and some in uniform are in front of the gate of Tu Duc temple.
We will keep you informed of the situation as soon as we have more information."

Non Violent Steps to Help Bring Awareness and Raise Our Hearts & Voices:

Stop Violent Expulsion 400 Vietnamese Buddhist Monastics www.HelpBatNha.org http://www.vimeo.com/7664798 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhzZdwfGQk8 (For your convenience the above is a 140 character Tweet)

1. Please Watch these two short videos( one 20 minute undercover & one 9 minute video) re the Vietnamese monastic students of Thich Nhat Hanh, who are now surrounded by police at Phuoc Hue Temple in Viet Nam. See undercover video http://www.vimeo.com/7664798 & Accompanying Text Below &.also film by Velcrow Ripper entitled:"Prayers for Bat Nha ~ Thich Nhat Hanh's Sangha in Vietnam."

[link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhzZdwfGQk8It]

2. Please cross-post.

3. Please keep bringing awareness of friends, media and government officials to www.Helpbatnha.org click How Can I Help? You may also want to Download and/or make DVDs for distributon.

4. Please consider meditating on peace in your own heart and life on your own and or with family/friends and send your loving-kindness to all involved for a peaceful resolution.

 

 

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