The karma attached to the eating of plants, fruits, etc.
> is minimal, and easily burned off by meditation.
> I'd never heard or read that before..... isn't that like
> burning the energy off when eating anything else?
> Anyway...... maybe we should just live off of the energy of
> the sun.... if we die then so be it. Starving isn't such a
> harsh death... so let's just not eat.... eating sounds
> barbaric anyway.
I IS barbaric, but since our desires and past actions have brought us to this plane to work these things out, we must go through it. A vegetarian diet will go a long way toward lessing the amount of future lifetimes in which we will continue to have to go through it.