mannyrvelez64
Location: United States
Traditions: Buddhism, Confucianism, Freethought, Shinto
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In a world so torn apart by rivalry, anger, and hatred, we have the privileged vocation to be living signs of a love that can bridge all divisions and heal all wounds.

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There is sufficient documented evidence from stress research, animal psychology, and neurophysiology to support the probability that the subjective emotional world of animals is more similar to the various subjective states of human consciousness than it is different.… we extrapolate biochemical, physiological, nutritional, and even some behavioral responses in animals to humans all the time in biomedical research. Is it not, therefore, possible to extrapolate the other way?

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VeganOutreach.org
M. Fox, Veterinarian
Viewed on April 23, 2014
Contribution #8273


Historically, man has expanded the reach of his ethical calculations, as ignorance and want have receded, first beyond family and tribe, later beyond religion, race, and nation. To bring other species more fully into the range of these decisions may seem unthinkable to moderate opinion now. One day, decades or centuries hence, it may seem no more than 'civilized' behavior requires.

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The Economist "What Humans Owe to Animals http://
Contribution #8270


Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.

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Charlotte's Web
Contribution #8269


What we would like to do is change the world -- make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do.

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Catholic Worker http://
Contribution #8268


Borrow the Beloved's eyes. Look through them and you'll see the Beloved's face everywhere. No tiredness, no jaded boredom...things you have hated will become helpers.

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We Are Three
by translated by Coleman Barks
Contribution #8266


Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain.

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A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other people, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the full measure I have received and am still receiving.

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My wish, indeed my continuing passion, would be not to point the finger in judgment but to part a curtain, that invisible shadow that falls between people, the veil of indifference to each other’s presence, each other’s wonder, each other’s human plight.

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Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb.

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A Tree Full of Angels
Contribution #8259