How And Why I became a Vegetarian: By Tony O’Clery.
In 1985 on a visit to family in Australia I was on Bondi Beach, where I ate a hamburger. I fell asleep on the beach and had a strange dream that I was a cow. I saw the whole process of the slaughterhouse, including fear, smells, noises, terror, cruel treatment etc.
It was a horrifying nightmare and I awoke saying aloud ‘They know, they know they are to be cruelly slaughtered’. That day I became a vegetarian. I had always said that if I ever really thought about the morality of eating meat, I would probably stop.
Of course what had happened was that I had started meditation some months before that, and no doubt started to cleanse the kosas after K-prana experiences. So all the above was imprinted into the flesh of the animal that I had eaten. It was taken into my body and caused the dream on the beach.
I was lucky to be sensitive enough to receive the dream. Many years before, the vibrations were just going into my mind forming vasanas and bad karmas, and being an impediment to the purification of my vijnanamayakosa or awareness sheath.
I wonder how much of the horrible violence against animals is translated to violence on a world scale? There must be a huge “thought form” of these animal slaughterings hanging over the planet combined with the resentfulness of the animals whose lives are manipulated and cut short due to human weakness, selfishness, greed, and meat addiction.
According to the Hindu doctrine of karma, all living beings including animals reincarnate. I wonder what happens when these reincarnated animals who were slaughtered in a previous life take birth as humans? Is it possible that they bring their resentment, fear, and anger with them? Perhaps that can explain why the world is in such a mess. I don’t know. What do you think?