Karmapa on Eating Meat
The 17th Karmapa has made it unmistakably clear to a large audience of both ordained and lay Vajrayana practitioners - the first job in developing compassion is not eating meat.
The goal of the life is the attainment of Self realization or God–consciousness. There is one Supreme Undying Principle or Essence the Brahman or the Absolute Self which dwells in the chambers of your heart and everywhere.
8 Worldly Dharmas
With these 8 the world turns, with these 8 the worldly are bound to the world.