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Sir Paul McCartney Reveals Shock in Dalai Lama's Meat-Eating Ways

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dalai-lama-bigGrowing up, my father was a HUGE Beatles fan. It makes sense – born in the early 50’s, my dad experienced the Beatles at the height of popularity and lived most of his youth to their music. I’m a child of the eighties and so I can’t say I was a huge Beatles fan as a kid, but as an adult I think they’re absolutely frigin fantastic…especially Paul!

Sir Paul McCartney revealed this week in Prospect magazine that he once wrote to the Dalai Lama to criticize him for eating meat. The letter came after the Dalai Lama said: “As Buddhists we believe in not causing any suffering to any sentient beings.”

Sir Paul said: “Then I found out he was not a vegetarian, so I wrote to him saying, ‘Forgive me for pointing this out, but if you eat animals then there is some suffering somewhere along the line’.

“He replied saying that his doctors had told him he needed it, so I wrote back saying they were wrong.”

Now we’ve had this discussion here on the Razz many times before. It seems to be (especially in the States) that doctors have a  general lack of knowledge when it comes to preventive medicine (ie. a healthy diet. ie. vegetarianism. ie. duh), but still I was shocked to hear the Dalai Lama was a meat-eater based on his doctor’s request. I mean come on, Buddha was a like an original vegetarian superstar!!

Do you think the Dalai Lama should investigate more about a healthy vegetarian diet or should he continue to follow “doctor’s orders?” Chime in and share your thoughts!!

via: timesonline.co.uk

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  • Raw Burt

    You live a mythical life. Your imaginary friends are just that – imaginary.

  • Ken

    Really disappointing. Anyone who eats meat is responsible for causing immense animal suffering. This goes against fundamental buddhist principles of kindness and compassion. I think the Dalai Lama has been polluted by too much stardom – not good karma !

  • ken

    Buddha did not eat meat. Jesus did not eat meat, you have made the common error of mistaking the distorted bible interpretations as the truth. It’s a common mistake so I forgive your ignorance but causing such pain and suffering to animals is not for an evolved soul.

  • Skull

    Two words: Suck it

  • Chickpea

    Buddha died after eating a meal of curried pork. Read the life of the Buddha or the Nikayas!! “Sir” Paul McCartney needs to mind his own business.

  • Morten Weimann

    Who is to judge I don’t eat meat unless I’m a guest in someones house and is invited to eat meat. I know that might have some doublestandards but it’s my choice. The Dalai Lama do the same, when home in Dharamsala he eats vegetarian when out and about he eats whats he’s been offered. I believe in a vegetarian diet especially for the future but it’s every beings own personal choice. And no one is in the right to judge it. Personal freedom it’s called and it has it’s own personal reasons.

  • Emilie J Cronauer

    ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! PEOPLE NEED TO WAKE UP! ANIMAL AGRI BUSINESS AND THE PRODUCTION OF MEAT(INCLUDING SEAFOOD), DAIRY AND EGGS, IS THE #1 CONTRIBUTION TO HUMAN STARVATION, GLOBAL CARBON EMISSIONS, POLLUTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION, SPECIES ENDANGERMENT AND EXTINCTION DUE TO HABITAT LOSS, DESTRUCTION OF THE RAINFOREST, ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC ANIMAL ABUSE, AND THE MAIN DISEASES THREATENING HUMAN LIFE TODAY; HEART DISEASE, CANCER, DIABETES, OBESITY, AND MANY MANY MORE. THE DOCTOR IS WRONG. HUMANS ALIGN WITH ALL OTHER FRUGIVORES ANATOMICALLY ACROSS THE CHART. READ THE CHINA STUDY, READ THE 80 10 10 DIET BY DR DOUG GRAHAM, READ DR NEAL BARNARD AND CALDWELL ESSELSTYN’S BOOKS, AND ALL THE INFO PUT OUT BY THE MANY DOCTORS OF THE PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE.

  • Emilie J Cronauer

    PEOPLE, WAKE UP AND STOP LETTING THE ANIMAL AGRIBUSINESS INDUSTRIES DESTROY OUR PLANET, ENSURE THE STARVATION OF BILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND DECEIVE YOU INTO DESTROYING YOUR OWN AND YOUR FAMILY’S HEALTH. ANIMAL AGRI BUSINESS AND THE
    PRODUCTION OF MEAT(INCLUDING SEAFOOD), DAIRY AND EGGS, IS THE #1
    CONTRIBUTION TO HUMAN STARVATION, GLOBAL CARBON EMISSIONS, POLLUTION AND
    ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION, SPECIES ENDANGERMENT AND EXTINCTION DUE TO
    HABITAT LOSS, DESTRUCTION OF THE RAINFOREST, ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC ANIMAL
    ABUSE, AND THE MAIN DISEASES THREATENING HUMAN LIFE TODAY; HEART
    DISEASE, CANCER, DIABETES, OBESITY, AND MANY MANY MORE. RESEARCH JUST HOW MUCH THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES HAVE CORRUPTLY INFLUENCED THE CURRICULUM OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS TODAY, INCLUDING THE ELIMINATION OF ANY REAL NUTRITIONAL TRAINING OF MEDICAL STUDENTS. HUMANS ALIGN WITH ALL OTHER FRUGIVORES ANATOMICALLY, ACROSS THE
    CHART. READ THE CHINA STUDY, READ THE 80 10 10 DIET BY DR DOUG GRAHAM,
    READ DR NEAL BARNARD AND CALDWELL ESSELSTYN’S BOOKS, AND ALL THE INFO
    PUT OUT BY THE MANY DOCTORS OF THE PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE
    MEDICINE.

  • Emilie J Cronauer

    Meat is not a top way of getting nutrients into the body. You cannot possibly know Jesus or Buddha are meat.

    • Citerman

      Proof, please, BOTH OF YOU cite some damn studies rather than yelling at each other what you want to be true.

  • Citerman

    You guys reaaaaaaaaaaallly need to start backing up what your saying,.

  • go6o

    anyone else think they are just tryina keep his mind numbed from accessing the astral plane? 😛

  • Bernat

    Just to point out a mistake in your post, if I’ve understood you right: the historical Buddha was not a vegetarian. He ate meat and even resisted an attempt from the monk Devadatta to make vegeterianism compulsory for ordained members of his community. The reason of this refusal is more complex, since Devadatta’s proposal was an attempt to create a schism in the order and included other measures directed at a more restrictive asceticism. The Buddha refused making those things compulsory and said it depended on each and every monk. But in any case, he was not a vegetarian and his last meal before dying was pork. (All this can be read in the canonical discourses.)

  • Zhi Shan

    You’re adorable

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