And God said: "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed - to you it shall be for food; (...) Genesis 1:29, quoted after: Miriam Bokser Caravella, The Holy Name. P.239.
I believe that the religion of the future will be based on vegetarianism. As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together. Isaac Bashevis Singer, quoted after: Miriam Bokser Caravella, The Holy Name. P.242.
Keep to a sparse and plain diet, not seeking a variety of tempting dishes. Should the thought come to you of getting extravagant foods in order to give hospitality, dismiss it, (...). If you have only bread, salt or water, you can still meet the dues of hospitality. Even if you do not have these, but make stranger welcome and say something helpful, you will not be failing in hospitality; (...) St. Evagrios the Solitary (345-399 C.E.), quoted in: The Philokalia, Vol. I., P.32
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