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From Jouquin phoenix:
Here is the 2nd more in depth reason. Both of these reasons are true in their own way. One of the secrets of our universe is that we live in a world of seemingly contradictory paradoxes. On a physical level…. Is light a particle or a wave? It displays properties of both so we call it a particle (its a baseball) and a wave (its a ripple on water), a seeming contradiction… In reality it is neither. (See the movie what the bleep do we know, further down the rabbit hole if you have no idea what im talking about… its on youtube). Light’s truth is something that we have not yet wrapped our minds around and seen it for what it is.
How does this relate to the question Why Vegan? Well in the first answer, I gave you a moral reason. That seems to imply that there exist morals and that there are “good” and “bad”. This along with everything else can be looked at from two standpoints, the ultimate and the relative. Ultimately “good” and “bad” do not make much sense… they are arbitrary and ever changing with the times and rise and fall of civilizations and cultures. However in the relative sense there are defiantly seen and unseen consequences to ones actions. This would imply that there is some usefulness to “morals” in a relative sense.
Ultimately everything is just fine as it is… but lets examine that a bit. What is “as it is”? The world is in a constant state of change, refining and evolution. So “as it is” is not a static “stand still condition” but a dynamic ever changing one. This applies to the world/universe in general and it applies equally as much to our own selves. So just because in an ultimate sense the world is just fine even with all of the various horrors that go on (not limited to just animals)… in a relative sense we must constantly bring consciousness to all of our actions and continue to refine them and discard that which is not useful for our own true happiness. Since everything is interconnected (see the movie Avatar), if we are causing suffering and exploitation to others, including animals, the earth in general etc… we are causing suffering to ourselves. This is the opposite of happiness and liberation.
This second reasons contains “mystic” truths of the universe. Science and Mysticism are simply two sides of the same thing. Science is the discovery of truth on the outer world, Mysticism is the discovery of truth on the inner world. They both use the exact same methods of experimentation, replication etc… The only difference is that Science uses the instruments of the outer world to detect and measure the truths, where as in Mysticism YOU are the only instrument to detect and measure the inner world. Makes sense right? Therefore you can not know the mystic truths by outer means alone…such as philosophical argument… you must try them out, weigh in your mind and being, and see for yourself. Experiment, and replicate your results.
Now I also believe that ridding our lives of the use and exploitation of animal products is one of the single easiest actions to do that could have the greatest beneficial impact on the world compared with any other non spiritual action. I say non spiritual action because ultimately the most important thing you can do in your life is get a glimpse of your true self and follow that everlasting path of the union of your ultimate and relative selfs.
Ridding our selves of the exploitation of animals would be beneficial in all of these areas and more: Health Care, World Hunger, The Environment, Energy, Domestic and International Policy, etc… While this is just a brief description, you may look up for yourself how this will impact all of these issues. I will help develop this argument further when ready… however all of the information is readily available if you really care to look at it. This is HUGE and in my opinion easily done. One of the purposes of this website/project is to aid everyone that wants help in this.