Talk In The Park
A conversation like this does take place from time to time when trying to pull someone out of the world of maya, matrix, illusion.
"But the taste is so good!" says the newcomer.
"What taste?" I ask.
"The meat. I like it. I've grown up with it all my life."
"That may be, but do you know that you are killing, and you are implicating yourself in negative karma?"
"What do you mean?" he asks.
"You are taking a life. There's violence. You are in the market of death. Have you seen the sad eyes and heard the gruesome cries of the creatures suffering? They are like us biologically and psychologically. They have feelings."
"But it's so strong—this maya that you talk about," says the person, guilty yet in some way innocent.
"I agree, but if you diet on a higher taste, it becomes easier to give up the more lowly tastes. As you say, 'maya is strong,' that's true. That's because maya is coming from a strong source. Let us recognize that strong source and explore who or what that is. It's worth the adventure. It can even be fun. Also, let's try loving the animals and not loathing them. We are not cavemen that we have to resort to clubbing an animal to death.'' http://www.krishnapath.org/Library/cookbooks/The_Higher_Taste.pdf
And so the dialogue may go on. Raymond and I had a mock talk at the park bench. It was very real.
May the Source be with you!