will benefit human health or increase the chances for
survival of life on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian
--- Albert Einstein
We're at a very exciting crossroads when it comes to health and ahimsa awareness. The raw vegan community has finally picked up momentum and speed (it's about time!) and there are so many wonderful resources on the internet for raw food novices and pros alike. This is far from the case when Touch became a raw foodist in 1992.
The raw food movement has had many stops and starts and numerous sporadic re-incarnations in the past 2 millennia, beginning with the ancient Greeks, many of whose outstanding thinkers were raw vegans; following which brief period of light, raw veganism seemed to have suffered a permanent dimming, that is, until the illustrious Luigi Cornaro came along in the 15th century and proved that restraint is a virtue almost as commendable as raw veganism. Since that time, many innovators--among them Graham, Trall, Tilden, Mcfadden, Wigmore, Shelton, and Fry--have picked up the thread and woven into the fabric of raw tradition their new-found thinking, experiences and inspiration. They were teachers and healers of the highest order who taught and healed through love and kindness.
But at no time in history has raw vegan and ahimsa awareness been as high as today! We are truly living in the Golden Age. There are so many articulate, inspiring, living, and practicing raw foodists out there, among them Joe Alexander (the original inspiration for Touch), Viktoras Kulvinskas, Michael McCarthy, Rhio, Jeff Rogers, and so many others too numerous to mention.
Isn't it great to be alive? Today! And to be raw. And vegan. Let's celebrate our uniqueness and shout the rawsome words from the rooftops. Let's aim for complete harmony with nature. Let's bring Nature into our lives by supporting all things organic, by shunning chemicals and pesticides, by growing our own food, by wearing clothes that are mindfully manufactured with low-impact materials and by sleeping on beds that are made without contaminating our sky, our oceans and our underground water system! Let's make things right for a better tomorrow for all.
Good health and good karma to you!
Woody Harrelson: Legalize hemp/cannabis http://www.voiceyourself.com/
Dr. Esselstyn: www.heartattackproof.com/ Here, Dr. Esselstyn convincingly argues that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease, but also reverse its ...
Dr. Klaper: http://doctorklaper.com/index.html
T Colin Campbell: www.tcolincampbell.org/
John Robbins: http://www.johnrobbins.info/
Ajahn Jayasaro: http://www.jayasaro.panyaprateep.org/
John McDougall MD: http://www.drmcdougall.com/
Bates Natural Vision Method: http://www.seeing.org/
Meir Schneider: http://www.self-healing.org/meir-schneider
Helen Keller http://www.hki.org/about-helen-keller/
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We'll cover the ocean
And with our love light up the sky
All the world's gonna see
that you and me, we're meant to be
Fox hunting is the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
"Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain Security,
will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"Recall the face of the poorest and most helpless person you have seen
and ask yourself if the next step you contemplate is going to be of any use to that person."
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons.
They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white,
or women created for men."
"If you assume that there's no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, there's a chance you may contribute to making a better world. That's your choice"
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That is the essence of inhumanity.
--George Bernard Shaw