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Saturday, June 24, 2017

PODCAST: A History of Vegetarianism and Veganism in the Great World Religions -- Spiritual Awakening Radio

PODCAST: A History of Vegetarianism and Veganism in the Great World Religions -- Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean -- Listen @ Youtube: https://youtu.be/1i_Uj6eUM_4

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On this week's edition of Spiritual Awakening Radio we explore the history of vegetarianism and even veganism in the great world religions and philosophies:

Akhenaten the "Heretic" Egyptian Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty, who ruled for 17 years;

Hebrew Bible, First Book of Moses: Genesis;

Yoga Shastra, a sutra or scripture of Jainism;

Bhagavad Gita of Krishna;

Srimad Bhagavatam;

The Laws of Manu, a kind of "Hindu Torah" or Book of Laws;

Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans;

Porphyry,  a 3rd century AD Neo-Platonist philosopher;

The Vegetarian Prayer of Thanksgiving in the Epilogue of Asclepius of the Corpus Hermeticum, and the same prayer again, as it also turns up in the Nag Hammadi Library of Egypt, the Gnostic Gospels;

Early Church “Heresy Hunters” that used to require meat-eating on Sundays as a way to discover who the veg Gnostics were in their midst;

Philo of Alexandria's description of veg meals at a Jewish Therapeutae monastic community in Alexandria perhaps related to the Essenes;

The Bahai Faith: Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and Shoghi Effendi -- prophecies of a vegan future of humanity;

Vegetarianism in Islam: The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Rabia of Basra, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen and the Sufis;

John the Baptist, who ate locust bean (carob) flour, not locusts -- BEANS NOT BUGS;

and the Mystery of the Missing Veg Saying of Jesus found in Luke 21: 34 of the Evangelion Da-Mepharreshe --  the Old Syriac-Aramaic manuscript of the New Testament Gospels but is no longer present in Greek manuscripts;

Also, hear the earlier programs in this series on:

The Vegetarianism of Jesus and the Hebrew Christians -- Spiritual Awakening Radio: https://youtu.be/11JYfefpnAo

And: Vegetarianism is Going Vegan: Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Gnosticism -- Spiritual Awakening Radio: https://youtu.be/gpO61cO6VlY

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