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Bart Screws Up

May 06, 1998 08:42 PM
by Bart Lidofsky

Bart Lidofsky wrote:
> Lmhem111 wrote:
> >
> > WQJ tried vegetarianism for nine years and gave it up because he found it
> > "injurious". He said it wasn't suited for Westerners. He said eating fish was
> > OK, describing them as "floating vegetables". He said that "the stomach does
> > not digest vegetables, it is for meat; the teeth are for tearing and grinding
> > meat". He said he knew many physicians in the TS who agreed with him and that
> > some of them insisted that vegetarianism was wrong under any circumstances.
> > "The kingdom of heaven is not gained by eating meat or by refraining from it",
> > he said further.
> >
> > Apparently, he is at odds with HPB on this issue.
>         Well, not entirely. If you read Blavatsky's instructions to the
> original E.S., she asks members to refrain from eating meat, and then
> says that a healthy diet can be made from vegetables and seafood. So it
> appears that she did not consider fish to be meat, either. Are there any
> quotes from HPB (real question; there may very well be) where seafood is
> specifically excluded from a "vegetarian" diet?

	Stupidly,  I figured that because it came from the "Collected Writings
of H.P.B.", it was actually WRITTEN by H.P.B. In fact, I discovered
tonight that it was written by Judge, which is probably why it agrees
with Judge.


	Bart Lidofsky

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