All beings-human or beast –
Love life and hate to die.
They fear most the butcher’s knife
Which slices and chops them piece-by-piece.
Instead of being cruel and mean,
Why not stop killing and cherish life? (Cherishing Life, I, 83)
Hope some of you will take a little extra time to practice giving thanks [the right way] during this Thanksgiving day. Please extend your love to all sentient beings, not just towards your loved ones or your human friends, but all beings, especially the turkeys. Like PETA said, Thanksgiving can be the scariest time of year if you’re a turkey. More than 45 million of these fascinating birds are killed to disgrace Thanksgiving tables each year. There are many peaceful ways to practice giving thanks. Why can we choose one of those peaceful ways. Why seek happiness by hurting those who seek happiness just like us. One should never practice giving thanks by hurting or harming anyone, be it a human or a turkey… ~Jendhamuni
“All beings tremble before violence.
All fear death.
All love life.
See yourself in others.
Then whom can you hurt?
What harm can you do?
He who seeks happiness
By hurting those who seek happiness
Will never find happiness.”