> "so how do you accomplish a "no-death" meal"
> Eat cardboard? Erm... perhaps not; that's dead trees.
The karma attached to the eating of plants, fruits, etc. is minimal, and easily burned off by meditation. In addition to any karmic effect, meat itself has a negative, down-pulling effect on one's subtle "bodies"--the etheric, astral, emotional, mental--and therefore on the consciousness.