According to Buddha’s teachings, depriving living beings of their lives is the most negative action one can take. Geshe Soepa, personally encouraged by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, examines and discusses the sutras on the very beneficial practices of giving up killing and protecting life. In the light of today’s global environmental problems such as shrinking water resources and increasing population, this reflection opens new perspectives on the meaning of saving animal lives and stopping their exploitation by giving up eating meat.
Published in French, the book has three sections: Message of Buddha, Mahakarunikaya: The Great Compassion and Udamwara Lotus Flower: Protecting the Life of Helpless Beings. You can download a pdf file of each section in French:
- Message of Buddha (L’arbre de la guérison)
- Mahakarunikaya, The Great Compassion (Mahakarunika, la grande compassion)
- Udamwara Lotus Flower: Protecting the Life of Helpless Beings (La fleur de lotus de l’oudambara)
Portions of this book are also available in English on our website here.
Watch this YouTube video of Geshe Soepa talking about being a vegetarian.