Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Theosophy: On Veganism - The Gospel of The Holy Twelve

Quoting from Chapter XVII - A Fourfold Twelve are sent forth (by Jesus), and forbidden to eat what is gotten by taking life.  They who take not up their cross are not worthy of Him.

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(18:7) -- "Annoint and heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils; freely ye have received; freely give.  Provide neither gold nor silver nor brass in your purses, nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves; for the workman is worthy of his food; and eat that which is set before you, but of that which is gotten by taking life touch not, for it is not lawful to you."

(18:8) -- "And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till ye go thence.  And when ye come into an house solute it.  And if the house be worthy your peace will come upon it, but if it be not worthy your peace will return to you."

(18:9) -- "Be ye wise as serpents and harmless as doves.  Be ye innocent and undefiled.  The Son of man is not come to destroy but to save; neither to take life, but to give life to body and soul."

(18:10) -- And fear not them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna."

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(originally translated by Honore de Balzac)

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