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Pledges to avoid killing

Publié le 25 Février 2007 par Centre Naropa in Special Events (english)


Dear Students of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and of Lama Zopa Rinpoche,

I have been asked about continuing with the pledges to Avoid Killing
(last offered in 2004), and I think that this is good to do again now,
as we are now celebrating the 15 days of Miracles, with the Day of
Miracles coming up on the 3rd March, a very special day to make the pledge.

This is an easy way to do something for the long life of our Holy Gurus;
it is also very beneficial for prolonging our own lives, by not
contributing to killing.

An additional incentive is that this coming year is a special obstacle
year for His Holiness.

So please consider pledging to avoid eating meat for a certain period of
time, and dedicating the merit of this for the long life of our gurus.
We all need our gurus, and without gurus there is nothing. So we have to
pray very hard for the long life of our gurus and please them as much as

I would like to suggest that people who would like to avoid killing
choose from the following pledges:

*I take the vows of not eating meat:*

1. for this whole life

2. for one year

3. for the month of Saka Dawa

4. on all the special Buddha days and precept days (for one year, or for

5. I am already vegetarian, so I pledge to save lives whenever possible

The new FPMT study group *Liberation for our Brother and Sister Animals
*(www.lobsa.org), which is focused on helping animals, has kindly agreed
to keep track of pledges made so that the total can be offered to His
Holiness the Dalai Lama and to Lama Zopa Rinpoche. You can make your
pledge from the choices above and email that information to
vegpledge@gmail.com <mailto:vegpledge@gmail.com>

We can each do what we can, and combined together it makes a big and
wonderful commitment and offering to our gurus.

Please send your pledge as soon as possible to vegpledge@gmail.com
<mailto:vegpledge@gmail.com> so they can prepare the report for His
Holiness and Lama Zopa Rinpoche very soon.

I rejoice in your great virtuous activities.

With prayers,

Lama Lhundrup


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