Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 08:33:28 -0700
From: Frank Riela <email@example.com>
Your note affirmed in me all the
reasons I have been vegan for several years now. Although disturbing to
read these things, it's good to be reminded of why we live a certain way.
What I mean is ... being vegan has simply been for me ... the way I eat.
Also, all my blood work continues to
be excellent. Low cholesterol, good iron levels, etc. Since I've been
vegan my weight is naturally maintained at the right level and I feel
healthy, both physically and in spirit.
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 08:28:43 -0500From:"Ian R.Duncan"
I greatly appreciated your bringing
to the jainlist the subject of the dairy industry, even though it would
have caused a lot of anxiety among some readers.
There is of course a flourishing
vegan tradition in "the west", including the USA, based on health & moral
considerations rather than exclusively religious ones,
Ian Duncan, Rome, Italy
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 10:48:15 -0400
From: Joanne Stepaniak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I was forwarded your article "My
Visit to a Dairy Farm" and would like to thank you for all that you are
doing to bring vegan awareness to the Jain community. Although I am not
Jain, I support the philosophy and ethics behind the Jain way of life.
I am the author of several vegan
cookbooks including "The Uncheese Cookbook" and "Vegan Vittles," among
others. In my books I reiterate the plight of the dairy cow, as it is such
an overlooked and vitally important issue. ����.
It is wonderful that you made the
commitment to become vegan when you were "older." You are a beautiful
example for all -- young and old -- who might feel it is too difficult to
change. I wish you the best with your endeavors. You are doing very
valuable and important work.
Joanne Stepaniak -
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 09:36:19 -0400 (EDT)From: "K. R. Shah" <email@example.com>
I wanted to add that we recently had
a wedding reception for our son Nikhil in Bombay, India where the menu was
entirely vegan and no one noticed! We received very many complements
regarding the delicious food items.
Kirti R. shah - Toronto, Canada
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 09:15:53 -0500From: Mona shah <Monica.M.Shahfirstname.lastname@example.org>
I have read your article "my visit to
a dairy farm" and liked the personal perspective you gave.
I am already vegan in diet and try to
be in other materials as well like clothes etc. I feel that the biggest
thing left to change for me is reducing or eliminating use of animal
products in Jain rituals. My parents and our Jain center still
incorporate animal products in these rituals.
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 1998 12:50:47 EDT
From: "Kingcross Beach" <email@example.com>
Thanks for the e-mail with valuable
information. I am ashamed to realize how ignorant I am. I will also
share this information with my friends.
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 12:25:57 PDTFrom: "PARIND SHAH" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I read your article on COW'S MILK
through e-mail sent by one of my respected uncle here. I came here 1.5
years back, since then I try not to eat KANDMUL and so far I'm successful
in doing so most of the times But I do use milk and its products�..I'm
terrified by the facts I read. Can you please explain how you avoid milk
and its products in every day life?
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 21:33:14 EDTFrom: email@example.com (Haresh Mehta)
My name is Riddhi Mehta and I am 16
years old and I just moved to Boston, MA from Columbia, SC.
I was deeply hurt by the info you
gave me, not your opinion, but the story and the manslaughter.
In May of 97', I stopped eating eggs
and cheese (because of rennet) because of a lecture that Guru
Chitrabhanuji gave in Columbia.
I thank you for informing me on what
was oblivious to me.
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 18:25:27 EDT
From: Instyplano <Instyplano@aol.com>
Jai Jinendra! My name is Atul Khara.
I am here in Dallas, Texas, past President and current Board Member of the
Jain Society of North Texas.
First of all, thanks for the research
and detailed article that was published in JivDaya. I am sure the
articulate detail you have provided will help many Jains to decide against
using dairy products.
One clarification I would like to
make is that most of the Digambars do not use milk in the rituals. Also no
scriptures supports the use of milk in rituals. Some Digambars in South
have started using the milk in their rituals, which is direct influence of