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For Vegetarian and vegan SGI members
Latest Activity: Oct 9, 2012
Started by Chris Tinney. Last reply by NancyD Feb 20, 2012.
Started by Chuck Roll. Last reply by Chuck Roll Jul 2, 2010.
Started by Carmen Lucia Aguiar Jan 21, 2010.
I think so, but I've had karma on my side because I've have very good friends outside of the SGI that accept me with all my quirks. I think if my "friends" were not accepting of my vegetarianism, I wouldn't spend as much time with them. I guess I wouldn't call them friends, more acquaintances. I know it doesn't sound very Buddhist of me, but I don't want to be surrounded by negativity- the obstacles bring that on enough. If they cannot fully accept me, the have their own issues to work out- I am not trying to change them so why would it be okay for them to do it to me. Of course, the SGI group is great! I've never had anyone not accept me- it has always been the opposite. :)
Thats good, I was more thinking if you found SGI members more understanding of you because of being Buddhist?
Does that make sense?
Hello, Ladygold! I have found been a vegetarian for almost 21 years, and I don't remember anyone not accepting it. I think non-sgi members have asked me about why or what types of foods do I eat. I have never forced it on anyone or told them the way they eat is wrong though. It's about respect. I may crack comments about my conscience & arteries being clear, but they will joke back about eating rabbit food.
Its been a long time and if anyone is still here I wanted to ask a question. Do you find your SGI friends any more accepting of your not eating animal products then non SGI members?
Have a great day:)
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