Thou Shall Not Kill
Thou Shall Not Kill is one of the 10 Commandments
in the most widely read and followed scripture "The Bible".
Over the years I have had conversations with several people
who claim this commandment means - "You should not kill
your fellow human being, but killing of animals and consuming
their flesh is allowed." I have always responded that
The Bible does not say so, it simply states - Thou shall not
kill. It does not elaborate any further, whether you should
not kill your fellow human-being, or your fellow animal-being.
Sow and Reap
On Sow and Reap, The Bible highlights: For
whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who
sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season
we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity,
let us do good to everyone.
So what does this mean: For the one who sows to his own flesh
will from the flesh reap corruption? When we consume flesh
of animals, is that flesh not going into our own flesh, and
will that flesh not reap corruption. Or, in simpler words,
will that flesh not corrupt our body and be responsible for
various diseases, ailments, and ultimately death? It is a
known fact that majority of the modern diseases are the direct
result of meat eating.
And what does this mean: As we have opportunity, let us do
good to everyone, for in due season we will reap, if we do
not give up. When we consume meats, do we not directly or
indirectly become responsible for killing of those animals?
So are we doing good to everyone including ourselves and Animals?
Did we sow the seeds of
Ebola began when people consumed Bush -Meat
that was infected and not well cooked. The way this killer
disease has spread and is still spreading, the way people
are dying and infecting others, it is about time we seriously
think about the grave consequences of eating meats. Looking
at the news and videos coming out from Liberia, Sierra Leone
and Guinea, the sufferings of people infected by Ebola are
way beyond anyone's imagination. Family heads are being wiped
out by this killer disease, leaving behind children who may
or may not be infected, but they are being left out on their
own completely disowned by their relatives and neighbors.
Imagine the plight and fear of someone who is infected with
Ebola. And then take a step further, imagine the plight and
fear of an Animal who is about to be slaughtered for human
Thou Shall Not Kill and
the Law of Sow and Reap
Thou shall not kill and the law of sow and
reap are two very important and inter-related laws that we
need to sit down patiently and try to understand. We definitely
reap whatever we sow, there are no two ways about this harsh
truth. Good seeds or good deeds bear good fruit, while bad
seeds or bad deeds obviously bear bad fruit. A seed of Banana
will bring forth a Banana, so what will a seed of Killing
bring forth? When we become responsible for the killing of
an animal, that becomes our seed, and one day, we also will
be killed. And frankly, Ebola is doing just that. The only
difference is that Ebola kills in a just a few days, while
the other meats lead to death at a slower rate. With Ebola
the body organs begin to malfunction in a relatively short
period, while the other meats make them malfunction over a
I believe it is about time for everyone to give serious thoughts
to this most important commandment in The Bible - Thou Shall
Not Kill, and also study well the Law of Sow and Reap. It
is said, when God created Adam, he also created the plant
and animal kingdom. The plants and fruits were what Adam was
to consume, while the Animals were meant to be his companions,
and he personally gave a name to all of them. Now, would we
ever think of consuming the flesh of our companions?
If Slaughter Houses had
Paul McCartney, the famous ex-Beatle says:
If Slaughter Houses had Glass Walls, everyone would become
Vegetarian. He himself became a vegetarian over 25 years ago
when one day while fishing he realized he was killing it.
And then something clicked inside him as he saw the fish fight
for breath, that its life was as important as his own.
There is an extremely thought provoking and
factual video on Animals that you can watch by clicking on
the link at the bottom of this page. These are things we see
or rather fail to see, or even accept they exist, but this
is the true picture of how Animals are treated and then slaughtered
for meat consumption. After watching this, you would certainly
agree with Paul McCartney, "If Slaughter Houses had Glass
Walls, everyone would become Vegetarian."
People often justify meat eating by claiming
that their bodies need Protein to function properly. The fact
is you do not need to eat meat for protein, as many vegetables,
nuts, fruits, and legumes have all the protein you need. Look
at the Elephant who has such a huge body, or look at the Horse
who always keeps standing and is one of the strongest animals.
Would you be surprised to know, they both are Vegetarians.
The choice obviously is yours - to follow
the commandment - Thou shall not kill, or not to follow, and
continue with consumption of flesh. After all only you are
responsible for the seeds that you sow, as only you will bear
the fruit when the harvest time arrives, and one day it will
Finally, here is some more food for thought:
What does Ebola stand for, does it mean: Eating Bushmeat or
Loving Animals? The choice is entirely yours: You can either
eat meats or love animals by becoming a Vegetarian. Eating
Bushmeat could one day result in instant organ failure and
death with Ebola, while eating other meats will also result
in organ failure, but at a slower pace.
Bill Clinton, the most famous and successful
American President in history, switched to a vegetarian diet
in 2010 after two major heart surgeries. His new diet excludes
all meat, dairy, and eggs, and almost all oil. Because of
it, he's lost 20 pounds. "All my blood tests are good,
and my vital signs are good, and I feel good, and I also have,
believe it or not, more energy," Clinton told to CNN.
As I said earlier, the choice is entirely
yours. You could either wait like Bill Clinton for heart surgeries
or other organ failures, or become a Vegetarian and not only
reverse the damage, but also feel good and have more energy.
Please do click on the link below and watch
this Video, as this may help to change your life, and also
help to sow the right seeds from now on.
Mind and Natural Health Teacher