靈性導師Compilation of Supreme Master Ching Hai's Lectures
2019 新年開示 仁
So why did I say that if you are vegan, it means you are benevolent?
Because if one person has so much love that he does not even want to eat animals even though they do not concern him, and has not seen them being killed, he does not have the heart to eat them, he would not hurt anyone. Therefore, love for the animals is a guarantee for peace. So a person who is vegan, practices spiritually and meditates is definitely a peaceful citizen. All governments should encourage their people to be vegan. If the government is afraid of revolution, then they should encourage people to be vegan even more. After they become vegan, they would not want to cause harm to others. So the government would have more peace of mind to govern the country and pacify the world.