Shrine or Not?
Question: Can I set up a shrine of Guanyin Bodhisattva in my living/dining room if my family isn’t vegetarian? I’m trying to be more vegetarian myself though.
Answer: Perhaps you can try placing the shrine elsewhere. Even if this is not possible, it is still good to have the shrine in the living room, as it will remind you of your resolution to consume less meat. Guanyin Bodhisattva will not mind. Really! She would rather be helpful in reminding you. While she hopes everyone who is sincere to her practises as much compassion in as many aspects of life as possible (including diet), she does not demand everyone to do what they are not ready yet.