This talk was on the ups and downs of a vegetarian, who now eats meat with no apologies. I also talk about the Vow and its importance, and whether you make the vow or the vow makes you? And what is the Wheel of Samsara or the Myth of Sisyphus where you push a boulder up a mountain during the day and it fall back down at night. Is vegetarianism a way out of this cycle of life eating life to live? Is self denial the way out? Is denying meat denying your own flesh, the desires of the flesh? I’m just asking questions….
And another thing, is meat eating, especially beef, and rare, not just a hang over from the ritual sacrifice of the bull? The dying and resurrected bull whose horns are the shape of the moon has always been the sacrificial animal. Just as the matador. There is more to meat than just the beef. What about the minotaur, the half bull half man? Do we like our steak rare because that means it was just freshly killed. The sacrifice is fresh. Not a left over.
Am not judging anyone’s vow— to not eat meat or to eat meat—just asking questions.
I guess what I was really trying to express here was the powerful force of a true vow. The movie Hacksaw Ridge rally got into this, the power of a vow. When not even death can unseat you from your vow, that is more powerful than death itself, and of course, more powerful than the mind.