Killing animals and meat eating is a practice of Asur.
Thousands of Mleccha cults like islam and christianity who followed anti-Vedic way of life came and got diminished with each passing 1000’s of years, the learnings of Hindu texts re-emerged time to time so that Humans know the real purpose of their existence and they do not indulge in anti-Vedic activities which include killing animals for meat eating.
There is continous fight of Devta and Asur within our body and mind.
Teachings of Hindu texts is meant for all. Wherever discussion about meat is done, it is to inform meat-eaters that they should abstain meat eating as it is not healthy for mind, body and soul.
- 1 Hindu Texts on Vegetarianism
- 1.1 What Bhagavad Gita (Words of Bhagwan Himself) Teaches on Vegetarianism
- 1.2 Manu Samhita on Vegetarianism and Abstaining Meat
- 1.3 Rig Veda on Vegetarian diet
- 1.4 Teachings of Bhagawat Puran, Garga Samhita and Tirukkural on Embracing Vegetarianism
- 1.5 Message of Mahabharat on Practicing Vegetarianism
- 1.6 What Vedas and Other Hindu Commentaries Teaches on Abstaining Meat
- 2 What Ramayan Says on Meat Eating and Vegetarianism
- 2.1 Ram was not Meat Eater as Falsely Claimed by Muslim/Christian Historians
- 2.2 Lie Buster: Maa Sita Never Asked for Deer Meat
- 2.3 What Does Ayurved Say About Eating Habit of Humans
- 2.4 What Modern Science Says about Vegetarianism and Meatatarians
- 2.5 Advantages of Vegetarianism
- 2.6 People who Accepted Vedic Concept of Vegetarianism
- 2.7 Recommended by Readers:
Hindu Texts on Vegetarianism
What Bhagavad Gita (Words of Bhagwan Himself) Teaches on Vegetarianism
“The devotees of the Bhagwan are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for Yagna. Others, who prepare food for personal sense enjoyment, verily eat only sin.” (Bhagavad Gita.3.13)
“If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it. O son of Kunti, all that you do, all that you eat, all that you offer and give away, as well as all austerities that you may perform, should be done as an offering unto Me. In this way you will be freed from all reactions to good and evil deeds, and by this principle of renunciation you will be liberated and come to Me.” (Bhagavad Gita 9.26-28)
“Even food of which all partake is of three kinds, according to the three modes of material nature. The same is true of Yagnas, austerities and charity. Listen, and I shall tell you of the distinctions of these. Foods in the mode of goodness increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such nourishing foods are sweet, juicy, fattening and palatable. Foods that are too bitter, too sour, salty, pungent, dry, and hot, are liked by people in the mode of passion. Such foods cause pain, distress, and disease. Food cooked more than three hours before being eaten, which is tasteless, stale, putrid, decomposed and unclean, is food liked by people in the mode of ignorance.” (Bhagavad Gita 17.7-10)
“The humble sage, by virtue of true knowledge, sees with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [chandaal].” (Bhagavad Gita 5.18)
“Ahimsa or nonviolence (towards animals/ dharmic people) is one of the transcendental qualities that belong to godly men endowed with divine nature.” (Bhagavad Gita 16.2-3)
Manu Samhita on Vegetarianism and Abstaining Meat
“The sinful reaction for animal slaughter is received by six kinds of participants, which include, (1) the killer of the animal, (2) one who advocates or promotes meat-eating, (3) one who transports the meat, (4) one who handles or packages the meat, (5) one who prepares or cooks the meat, and (6) one who eats it.” (Manu-samhita)
“Meat can never be obtained without injury to living creatures, and injury to sentient beings is detrimental to the attainment of heavenly bliss; let him therefore shun the use of meat. Having well considered the disgusting origin of flesh and the cruelty of fettering and slaying corporeal beings, let him entirely abstain from eating flesh.” (Manu-samhita 5.48-49)
“He who permits the slaughter of an animal, he who cuts it up, he who kills it, he who buys or sells meat, he who cooks it, he who serves it up, and he who eats it, must all be considered as the slayers of the animal. There is no greater sinner than that man who though not worshiping the gods or the ancestors, seeks to increase the bulk of his own flesh by the flesh of other beings.” (Manu-samhita 5.51-52)
“If he has a strong desire (for meat) he may make an animal of clarified butter or one of flour (and eat that); but let him never seek to destroy an animal without a (lawful) reason. As many hairs as the slain beast has, so often indeed will he who killed it without a (lawful) reason suffer a violent death in future births.” (Manu-samhita 5.37-38)
“He who injures harmless creatures from a wish to give himself pleasure, never finds happiness in this life or the next.” (Manu-samhita 5.45)
“By subsisting on pure fruits and roots, and by eating food fit for ascetics in the forest, one does not gain so great a reward as by entirely avoiding the use of flesh.” (Manu-samhita 5.54-55)
“He who does not seek to cause the sufferings of bonds and death to living creatures, (but) desires the good of all (beings), obtains endless bliss. He who does not injure any (creature) attains without an effort what he thinks of, what he undertakes, and what he fixes his mind on.” (Manu-samhita 5.46-47)
“By not killing any living being, one becomes fit for salvation.” (Manu-samhita 6.60)
Rig Veda on Vegetarian diet
“One who partakes of human flesh, the flesh of a horse or of another animal, and deprives others of milk by slaughtering cows, O King, if such a fiend does not desist by other means, then you should not hesitate to cut off his head.” (Rig-veda 10.87.16)
“The cow gives milk each year, O Man-regarder let not the Yātudhāna ever taste it.
If one would glut him with the biesting, Agni, pierce with thy flame his vitals as he meets thee.
Let the fiends drink the poison of the cattle; may Aditi cast off the evildoers.
May the God Savitar give them up to ruin, and be their share of plants and herbs denied them.
Agni, from days of old thou slayest demons never shall Rakshas in fight o’ercome thee.
Burn up the foolish ones, the flesh-devourers let none of them escape thine heavenly arrow.” (Rig Veda 10.87.17-19)
Teachings of Bhagawat Puran, Garga Samhita and Tirukkural on Embracing Vegetarianism
“Those who are ignorant of real dharma and, though wicked and haughty, account themselves virtuous, kill animals without any feeling of remorse or fear of punishment. Further, in their next lives, such sinful persons will be eaten by the same creatures they have killed in this world.” (Bhagavat Puran 11.5.14)
The saar of this chapter of Garga Samhita is selfless bhakti and offering to Bhagwan thereby remaining Vegetarian: 1) Aupacharika is external worship such as offering incense and waving ghee lamps, fanning etc. 2) Samsparsika is tactual service such as garlanding, applying ungents, smearing sandalwood paste, etc. 3) Abhyaaharika is offering of vegetarian food such as milk products, fruits and vegetables. After performing puja, bhakt can intake vegetarian foods. Garga Samhita (Canto 10, Chapter 61, Verses 23, 24, 25, 26 1)
Based on Vedic teachings, “How can he practice true compassion who eats the flesh of an animal to fatten his own flesh?” (Tirukkural)
“If the world did not purchase and consume meat, no one would slaughter and offer meat for sale. When a man realizes that meat is the butchered flesh of another creature, he will abstain from eating it.” (Tirukkural)
Message of Mahabharat on Practicing Vegetarianism
Even today, smart Indians practice this method of learning wherein discussion with elders help them to gain knowledge about major aspects of life. It is not necessary that an alcoholic need to be educated about ill-effects of alcoholism, it is important for the teetotaler also to know about it so that he can spread the knowledge with others. The shortest way to control an urge to eating meat, is to stop visiting places where meat is served, stop sitting beside friends on lunch/dinner who eat meat, slowly and gradually it will help you in abstaining it.
There is beautiful conversation between Bhisma and Yudhishthira on the habit of meat-eating (adharmic, asurpana) and abstaining from it. The discourse provide insights on the ill-effects of meat-eating for the people and society.
Bhisma said to Yudhisthira what Rishis explained on vegetarianism “The highly wise seven celestial Rishis, the Valakshillyas, and those Rishis who drink the rays of the sun, all speak highly of abstention from meat. The self-created Manu has said that the man who does not eat meat, or who does not kill living creatures, or who does not cause them to be killed, is a friend of all creatures. Such a man is incapable of being oppressed by any creature. He enjoys the confidence of all living beings. He always enjoys the praise of the pious. The virtuous Narada has said that that man who wishes to multiply his own flesh by eating the flesh of other creatures meets with disaster.” (Mahabharata, Anu. 115.9-12)
“That man, who having eaten meat, gives it up afterwards wins merit by such a deed that is so great that a study of all the Vedas or a performance, O Bharata, of all the Yagnas [Vedic rituals], cannot give its like.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.16)
“That learned person who gives to all living creatures the gift of complete assurance is forsooth regarded as the giver of lifebreaths in this world.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.18)
“Men gifted with intelligence and purified souls should always treat others as they themselves wish to be treated. It is seen that even those men who are endued with learning and who seek to acquire the greatest good in the shape of liberation, are not free of the fear of death.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.20)
“What necessity be said of those innocent and healthy creatures gifted with love of life, when they are sought to be killed by sinful wretches living by slaughter? Therefore, O King, know that the discarding of meat is the highest refuge of dharma, of the celestial region, and of happiness. Abstention of injury [to non-sinners] is the highest dharma. It is, again, the highest penance. It is also the highest truth from which all duty emanates.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.21-23)
“Flesh cannot be had from grass or wood or stone. Unless a living creature is killed it cannot be procured. Hence is the fault of eating flesh. The celestials who live upon Svaha, Svadha, and nectar, are given to truth and sincerity. Those persons, however, who are for satisfying the sensation of taste, should be known as Rakshasas [flesh-eating demons] pervaded by the quality of Darkness.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.24-25)
“If there were nobody who ate flesh, then there would be nobody to slay living creatures. The man who slays living creatures kills them for the sake of the person who eats flesh. If flesh were not considered as food, there would then be no destruction of living creatures. It is for the sake of the eater that the destruction of living entities is carried on in the world. Since, O you of great splendor, the period of life is shortened by persons who kill living creatures or cause them to be killed, it is clear that the person who seeks his own good should give up meat altogether. Those dreadful persons who are engaged in the destruction of living beings never find protectors when they are in need. Such persons should always be molested and punished even as beast of prey.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.29-32)
“The sins generated by violence curtail the life of the perpetrator. Therefore, even those who are anxious for their own welfare should abstain from meat-eating.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.33)
“That man who seeks to multiply his own flesh by (eating) the flesh of others has to live in this world in great anxiety, and after death has to take birth in indifferent races and families (anti-Vedic cults). High Rishis given to the observance of vows and self-control have said that abstention from meat is worthy of praise, productive of fame and Heaven, and a great satisfaction itself. This I heard formerly, O son of Kunti, from Markandeya when that Rishi discoursed on the sins of eating flesh.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.34-36)
“He who purchases flesh, kills living creatures through his money. He who eats flesh, kills living beings through his eating. He who binds or seizes and actually kills living creatures is the slaughterer. These are the three sorts of slaughter through each of these acts. He who does not himself eat flesh but approves of an act of slaughter, becomes stained with the sin of slaughter.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.38-39)
“The purchaser of flesh performs violence by his wealth; he who eats flesh does so by enjoying its taste; the killer does violence by actually tying and killing the animal. Thus, there are three forms of killing. He who brings flesh or sends for it, he who cuts off the limbs of an animal, and he who purchases, sells, or cooks flesh and eats it – all these are to be considered meat-eaters.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.40)
These verses is again in the Anushasana Parva section where there is a conversation between Yudhisthira and Grandfather Bhishma about the merits of abstaining from meat eating and the demerits and consequences for doing so. It is quite revealing. Some quotes are: “That wretched man who kills living creatures for the sake of those who would eat them commits great sin. The eater’s sin is not as great. That wretched man who, even knowing the path of dharmic rites and yagnas as laid down in the Vedas, would kill a living creature from a desire to eats its flesh, will certainly go to hell. That man who having eaten flesh abstains from it afterwards acquires great merit on account of such abstention from sin. He who desires to augment his own flesh by eating the flesh of other creatures, lives in misery in whatever species he may take his [next] birth. He who arranges for obtaining flesh, he who approves of those arrangements, he who kills, he who buys or sells, he who cooks, and he who eats it, [acquire the sin of those who] are all considered as eaters of flesh. [Therefore] that man who wishes to avoid disaster should abstain from the meat of every living creature.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.44-48)
“Listen to me, O king of kings, as I tell you this, O sinless one, there is absolute happiness in abstaining from meat, O king. He who practices severe austerities for a century, and he who abstains from meat, are both equally meritorious. This is my opinion. (Mahabharata, Anu.115.52-53)
Yudhisthira said “Alas, those cruel men who, not caring for various other sorts of food, want only flesh, are really like Asuras/Rakshasas [meat-eating demons].” (Mahabharata, Anu.116.1)
Bhishma said “That man who wishes to increase his own flesh by the meat of another living creature is such that there is none meaner and more cruel than him. In this world there is nothing that is dearer to a creature than his life. Hence, one should show mercy to the lives of others as he does to his own life. Forsooth, O son, flesh has its origin in the vital seed. There is great sin attached to its eating, as, indeed, there is merit in abstaining from it.” (Mahabharata, Anu.116.11-13)
“There is nothing, O delighter of the Kurus, that is equal in point of merit, either in this world or in the next, to the practice of mercy to all living creatures.” (Mahabharata, Anu.116.19)
“Hence a person of purified soul should be merciful to all living creatures. That man, O king, who abstains from every kind of meat from his birth forsooth, acquires a large space in the celestial region. They who eat the flesh of animals who are desirous of life, are themselves [later] eaten by the animals they eat. This is my opinion. Since he has eaten me, I shall eat him in return. This, O Bharata, forms the character as Mamsah [meaning flesh of the natural product synonym to even some fruits] of Mamsah [me he, or “me he” will eat for having eaten him]. The destroyer is always slain. After him the eater meets with the same fate. (Mahabharata, Anu.116.32-35)
“He who acts with hostility towards another becomes victim of similar deeds done by that other. Whatever acts one does in whatever bodies, he has to suffer the consequences thereof in those bodies. (Mahabharata, Anu.116.36-37)
“Abstention from cruelty (to innocents) is the highest dharma. Abstention from cruelty is the greatest self-restraint. Abstention from cruelty is the highest gift. Abstention from cruelty is the highest penance. Abstention from cruelty is the highest sacrifice. Abstention from cruelty is the highest power. Abstention from cruelty is the greatest friend. Abstention from cruelty is the greatest happiness.” (Mahabharata, Anu.116.38-39)
“Gifts made in all Yagnas, ablutions performed in all sacred water, and the merit which one acquires from making all kinds of gifts mentioned in the scriptures, all these do not equal in merit abstention from cruelty.” (Mahabharata, Anu.116.40)
Bhism said to Yudhishthir “The merit that is acquired by a person by abstaining from meat, we have heard, is superior to that of one who makes presents of gold, of kine, and of land. There is not the slightest doubt that a person by eating meat goes to Hell.”
What Vedas and Other Hindu Commentaries Teaches on Abstaining Meat
Based on Vedic teachings, Mahaparinirvana Sutra states, “The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion.”
“Cow killers are condemned to rot in hellish life for as many thousands of years as there are hairs on the body of the cow.” Sri Caitanya-caritamrita (Adi-lila, Chapter 17, verse 166)
“Anaagaaohtyaa vaO BaImaa kRkshtyao maa naao gaamaSvaM paurYaM vaQaI”
“It is definitely a great sin to kill innocents. Do not kill our cows, horses and people.”
Oh violent man
It is the most heinous sin
To kill the innocent creatures,
Kill not our cows
Our horses and our men.
(Atharva Veda 10.1.29)
“O teeth! You eat rice, you eat barley, you eat gram and you eat sesame. These cereals are specifically meant for you. Do not kill those who are capable of being fathers and mothers.” Atharvaveda 6.140.2
“May all bipeds (men) and quadrupeds (animals) gain strength and nourishment.” Yajurveda 11.83
On loving all creatures and not killing them. “Those who see all beings as souls do not feel infatuation or anguish at their sight, for they experience oneness with them”. Yajurveda 40.7
Hinduism fully advocates vegetarianism and love for nature. Vegetarianism is the pivot round which Vedic philosophy revolves. According to Vedas, flesh-eating is strictly prohibited. It is not only unnatural food, but also detrimental to body and soul.
Mlecchas who want to continue meat eating distort meanings of Hindu text references to justify their meat eating habits. now its time to give jaw-breaking punches to the false claims made by some leftist and muslim academicians.
What Ramayan Says on Meat Eating and Vegetarianism
Ram was not Meat Eater as Falsely Claimed by Muslim/Christian Historians
There are numerous incidences in Ramayan, where it is advised to the manavs that we should respect elders, keep ourselves clean, eat fruits, do not harm anyone and do not kill animals. Valmiki Ramayana, has a total of 537 chapters, and over 24,000 verses, arranged into six kandas, or books. There are only few references to word आमिष, and over a hundred references to vegetarian diet. But anti-Hindu mlecchas resort to the few references to justify their acts of meat-eating, especially filthy beings like zakir naik* who use distorted meanings, further tweaked to suit their claims. We will cover clarification which is mis-interpreted by anti-Vedicians.
The Ayodhya Kanda has 119 chapters. Chapter 20 describes Maa Kaushalya’s grievous lamentation on hearing from her son Ram, that He has been banished to the forest.
Ram tells her in verse 29, “I shall live like a sage for fourteen years, avoiding Aamish in forest, only living with roots, fruits and honey”.
The verse and its context
स स्वभाव विनीतः च गौरवाच् च तदा आनतः ।
प्रस्थितो दण्डकारण्यमाप्रष्टुमुपचक्रमे ॥२-२०-२६॥
देवि नूनम् न जानीषे महद् भयम् उपस्थितम् ।
इदम् तव च दुह्खाय वैदेह्या लक्ष्मणस्य च ॥२-२०-२७॥
गमिष्ये दण्डकारण्यम् किमनेनासनेन मे ।
विष्टरासनयोग्यो हि कालोऽयम् मामुपस्थितः ॥२-२०-२८॥
चतुर्दश हि वर्षाणि वत्स्यामि विजने वने ।
मधु मूल फलैः जीवन् हित्वा मुनिवद् आमिषम् ॥२-२०-२९॥
भरताय महा राजो यौवराज्यम् प्रयच्चति ।
माम् पुनर् दण्डक अरण्यम् विवासयति तापसम् ॥२-२०-३०॥
स ष्ट्चाअष्टौ च वर्षाणि वत्स्यामि विजने वने ।
आसेवमानो वन्यानि फलमूलैश्च चर्तयन् ॥२-२०-३१॥
सा निकृत्तैव सालस्य यष्टिः परशुना वने ।
पपात सहसा देवी देवतेव दिवश्च्युता ॥२-२०-३२॥
The meaning of the verse:
चतुर्दश हि वर्षाणि वत्स्यामि विजने वने ।
मधु मूल फलैः जीवन् हित्वा मुनिवद् आमिषम् ॥२-२०-२९॥
[Ram to Kausalya ] “I shall live in a solitary forest like a sage for fourteen years, leaving off all means of enjoyment and living with roots, fruits and honey”.
हित्वा मुनिवद् आमिषम् = I shall live like an ascetic leaving off all means of enjoyment. आमिषम् means “means of enjoyment.” When आमिषम् is used with the word मुनिवद् it means “objects of enjoyment”.
(आमिषम् also means material enjoyment, lust, craving)
There is no context to the word meat in this verse.
One needs to learn Sanskrit indepth to understand meanings and context before translating the verses of great epics like Ramayan. Otherwise, it should be considered a disgusting act like its done in misinterpreting meaning of Shiv Lingam. And such liars should be punished.
Nowhere in any translation has Valmiki mentioned that Bhagwan Ram actually ate meat. Without such a statement, it is fallacious to assume that he killed animals for eating. It is NEVER mentioned that Bhagwan Ram ate meat himself.
Just referring to this one sentence, there are several mis-interpretations made by Hindu bashers. Can we validly infer from this that Ram ate meat while in Ayodhya, and now He promises to avoid it in the forest? The exact words used are ‘hitva aamishham’. ‘aamisham’ refers to material enjoyment and ‘hitva’ refers to ‘disregarding’ or ‘with the exception of’.
The inference is that he will stay in forest, he will not resort to material forms of enjoyment and he will follow dharma of ascetic life, even in adverse conditions of forest.
Lie Buster: Maa Sita Never Asked for Deer Meat
Did Mother Sita ask Bhagwan Ram to kill the deer? In the third book, Aranya kanda (forest trek),chapter 43, Mother Sita spots the golden deer and asks Bhagwan Ram to catch it.
She asks, “Oh, nobleman’s son, that delightful deer is stealing my heart, oh, dextrous one, bring it round, it will be our plaything.” [3-43-10].
In the next eight verses she rejoices at the prospect of taking the deer back to Ayodhya where the animal will delight all the palace residents. She clarifies that if the deer is to be killed at all, when Laksman had earlier warned it to be a demon, then they could use the deerskin as a seat (3-43-19, 20).
It should be noted here that Bhagwan Ram was great archer and he could have used moorchhit arrows to make deer unconscious but since the deer was Rakshas, he was killed.
The forest dwelling sages used kusa grass and deer skin as seats during the earlier ages when flora and fauna were in abundance. But then too, skins of animals who died naturally were used, to avoid killing of innocent animals. Here again there is not even a hint that Bhagwan or Mata Sita wanted to eat the flesh of the golden deer (as falsely promoted by muslim/christian academicians).
In the 36th chapter of Sundar Kand, Hanuman assures Mother Sita that Bhagwan Ram would cross over the ocean and defeat Ravan. He reveals that although Bhagwan Ram is in great sorrow of separation from Mata Sita, he hasn’t fallen down to drinking or intoxicants (verse 41). (Here it is important to note that even under grip of huge grief, Bhagwan Ram never gave up his dharma and Hanuman Ji wanted to assure Maa Sita that Bhagwan Ram thinks of her, though emotional is mentally strong, she does not need to worry about him).
न मांसं राघवो भुङ्क्ते न चापि मधुसेवते
This statement in fact proves that Bhagwan Ram was a pure vegetarian never indulged in drinking or intoxicants.
भुङ्क्ते = relish सेवते = accustomed to consume. Do not confuse मधु with honey, the context is different here.
These words do not indicate one instance of eating or drinking. Words for a single instance of eating or drinking are something like khadante or pibati. Those are common words used for eating and drinking. But Rishi Valmiki used special words like भुङ्क्ते or सेवते, which indicate a life long preference or habit.
Now let us dig deep the meaning and the verse which is cited umpteen times shamelessly by mlecchas to justify their acts of meat-eating.
Let us first consider the Sanskrit second word ‘Mamsa’ which has another meaning in different context; the flesh of a fruit. In the South Indian temple town of Srirangam, even today, when priests offer mango to Bhagwan Ranganath, they chant the prayer, “iti aamra mamsa khanda samarpayami” (“I offer mango ‘mamsa’ -mango flesh- for the Bhagwan to eat). Thus even if there are occasional references to ‘mamsa’, we should know it refers to a mango. Here, the purity of Sanskrit terms is observed, it clearly says that the peel of mango is not offered but real fruit, mamsa.
*zakir naik (a despicable muslim whose great grandfather was Hindu, infact to this day, the baseborn uses Hindu surname ‘Naik’ which is popular among Deshastha Brahmin Hindus of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh since 1100–1700 BC) make false claims distorting translations of Hindu texts to validate terrorism cult islam.
What Does Ayurved Say About Eating Habit of Humans
Bhagwan made man to be herbivorous. Man is vegetarian by nature and birth. He is also graminivorous, but definitely not carnivorous. Flesh-eating habit is not for his body and nature. Those animals which are carnivorous like lion, wolf etc; are given by nature sharp teeth and claws in order to enable them to cleave the flesh with sharp claws and cut the same with sharp teeth. But human teeth are blunt, fit for fruits, grains and vegetables. Human intestines are different from those of carnivorous animals. The intestines of human body cannot digest flesh of animals. On the contrary, the remains of flesh stuck on the liners of intestines cause gas and constipation leading to rise in different forms of diseases.
Sample this: The acidic content in carnivores animals is enormous. The milk of lioness when poured in gold utensils, breaks it into several parts. The toxic fluids generated naturally in the intestines of lioness, digests the tough particles and extracts necessary vitalities, suitable for the sustenance of lioness. The fluid is then converted into milk. Moreover, lioness also drinks blood with the flesh or eats flesh soaked in blood, it also acts as diluting agent in her intestine. While human body does not have natural digestive system to break down flesh and blood, it instead turns into excreta, only rice and supplementary food (which become toxic too with meat) are somehow digested.
The intestines of those men who are flesh-eaters are generally weak. Most of the habitual meat-eaters suffer from diseases like constipation, gastric disorders, tooth decay, cancer, ulcers, paralysis, high blood-pressure, indigestion, gas trouble, heart-trouble, kidney ailments etc.
When animals are slaughtered, they release toxic enzymes due to fear psychosis which is like poison for the humans.
The flesh-eaters are under stress and short-tempered. The germs that stick to the slaughtered animals are being devoured by flesh-eaters with the result that they fall victim to those diseases, which the slaughtered animals were infected. Tuberculosis is the most common disease among animals especially cattle. Besides, flesh-food consists of unexcreted waste material of the butchered animal. When animal is slaughtered, the decomposing cells and partly oxidized waste matter, which are normally in the blood and tissues of muscles, are left in the flesh. Moreover, when the excretion and circulation of the slaughtered animal are suddenly stopped, the muscle cells which still live for some hours, continue to produce animal poison; and since there is no circulation to throw it out, it accumulates in the meat which is swallowed by man. Thus man invites diseases through flesh-eating.
Dead animals negative aura
Diet produces great effect on man’s temperament. Non-vegetarian food makes man lustful, revengeful, wrathful, fierce, furious, ferocious, hardhearted, savage, brutal and barbarian; while vegetarian diet makes him kind, cool, compassionate, contented, soft, sober, civil and serene.
Flesh-eater’s brains is like a furnace full of flames. Vegetarian’s brains is like a fountain from where pleasant jets of cool water spring forth. Flesh-eater believes in violence, destruction and devastation; while vegetarian believes in non-violence, construction and creation. His heart throbs with warmth of selfless love for all fellow-creatures.
Similarly, Rig Veda perfectly summarize “He who slaughters innocent creatures, who are faithful to men, in prosperity as well as adversity, just to fill his stomach, commits the most heinous sin.”
What Modern Science Says about Vegetarianism and Meatatarians
Although some historians and anthropologists wrongly say that man is historically omnivorous, our anatomical equipment teeth, jaws, and digestive system favors a fleshless diet.
Even the American Dietetic Association notes that “most of mankind for most of human history has lived on vegetarian or near-vegetarian diets.”
And much of the world still lives that way. Even on most industrialized countries, the eating habit of meat is less than a hundred years old. It started with developments in the twentieth-century consumer society. But even with the twentieth century developments in medical field and digestive medicines, man’s body hasn’t adapted to eating meat, naturally, digestive system does not support it.
The prominent Swedish scientist Karl von Linne states, “Man’s structure, external and internal, compared with that of the other animals, shows that fruit and succulent vegetables constitute his natural food.”
The chart below compares the anatomy of man with that of carnivorous and herbivorous animals.
When you look at the comparison between herbivores and humans, we compare much more closely to herbivores than meat eating animals. Humans are clearly not designed to digest and ingest meat. (Click on the image for en enlarged view)
Clearly if humans were meant to eat meat we wouldn’t have so many crucial ingestive/digestive similarities with animals that are herbivores. Digestive system and body structure decides the eating habits of creatures.
People who eat meat are subdued to the flavor buds of relishing meat, giving importance to taste over health. It is difficult to stop but definitely possible to quit meat-eating.
A popular statement that meat eaters say is; “In the wild, animals kill other animals for food. It’s a part of nature.” First of all, we are not in the wild. Secondly, we can easily live without eating meat and killing. We all would be healthier this way.
Meat putrefies within 4 hours after consumption and the remnants cling to the walls of the intestines for 14-21 days. If a person is suffering from constipation the rotting meat can stay in the intestines for months or years. Furthermore, the saliva in humans is more alkaline, whereas in the case of flesh-eating or preying animals, it is clearly acidic. The alkaline saliva does not act properly on meat.
If meat-eating is natural then why not eat raw meat like animals do ? No you cannot because our body is not designed by Bhagwan to eat so. People cook it with spices to make it more delicious and desirable for taste buds. And to satisfy the urges of tongue, they harm their digestive system and intestines.
Non-vegetarians who call it natural, eat cooked meat, ironically if a deer is burned in a forest fire, a carnivorous animal will NOT eat its flesh. Even circus lions have to be feed raw meat so that they will not starve to death. If humans were truly meant to eat meat then we would be able eat all of raw meat with blood like lions in the wild do. The thought of eating such meat makes one’s stomach turn.
We are conditioned to believe that eggs, fish and meat are healthy for body as we are CONSUMERS for the 320 billion dollars non-veg food Industry.
Naturally, we are not meat-eaters, we need to cook meat to eat it. We can eat raw fruit and even vegetables, cannot consume meat like that.
Advantages of Vegetarianism
You can reap a lot of benefits by being a vegetarian and people have become more aware of the health benefits of being a vegetarian. Animal rights issues is only one of the reasons why people decide to go on a vegetarian diet. People are beginning to care more about the environment. However, the main reason why most people go on vegetarian diet is due to the health benefits.
Meat is not good for you as it clogs your thinking. Whether it is from red meat which is wrongly promoted to be protein rich or white meat which has less fat compared to red meat; excessive intake of fats into your body can result in having a high level of cholesterol. If you think that not eating meat is going to make you look scrawny or unhealthy please think again. Just imagine that cows, goats, gorillas, elephants, rhinoceroses and so on are all vegetarians (herbivores) but look at how tough these animals are. They also have a longer life span compared to the carnivores (meat eating animals). Carnivores animals die due to hunger but herbivores animals sustain on green food. Biggest of fossils were found to be of vegetarian dinosaurs.
If you look at the chicken and vulture (carnivores), these animals eat just about everything and they are unhealthy birds. The Chinese believe that the chi or life force in your body is less when you consume meat based on Vedic principles composed by the Rishis with their ancient yogic knowledge [where life force is called prana practicing vegetarian diet].
There are a lot of misconceptions about being a vegetarian; protein is one of the main topics of debate as a lot of people incorrectly think that you can only get protein from meat. Vegetarians get a lot of protein when they eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes. What vegetarians don’t get is the excess protein of the traditional American diet. This type of protein-rich american diet leads to liver toxicity, kidney overload and mineral deficiency diseases. Americans are reverting to Vedic way of life to follow vegetarian diet.
A lot of people wrongly believe that a vegetarian diet is not a balanced diet. Vegetarian diets have a proportion of three macro nutrients which are complex carbohydrates, protein and fat. Vegetarian food sources (plants) tend to be higher sources of most micro nutrients. Another myth that needs to be clarified is the so-called lack of calcium among vegetarians. Many vegetables especially green leafy ones have a good supply of calcium. The truth is that vegetarians suffer less from osteoporosis (a deficiency of calcium that leads to weak bones).
The three issues to consider in regard to Vedic vegetarianism are: spiritual, mental and physical (nutritional).
The spiritually aspiring person attempts to work on his/her self. The purpose of spiritual growth is to move away from the animal nature into the more human nature that Bhagwan intended for us to have. Meat eating inhibits this. The same science that attempts to ignore the existence of a force higher than man also proved that aggression levels are much higher in meat eaters than non-meat eaters! The animal instincts become more powerful every time you eat meat. Another trait of a meat eater is urge to kill animals. However, everyone has their own morals to which they must determine for themselves.
Vedic people believe in auras. Kirilian photography shows us that a force field still remains around dead or amputated flesh. You adopt that animal aura when you eat it’s dead flesh. Fruits and vegetables have a higher vibration al aura than animal products.
“You are what you eat”, is a famous verse of Bhagawad Gita.
When animals are slaughtered, fear and aggression enzymes are shot into their muscle tissues. They remain in the meat until the consumer ingests the flesh and adapts the same emotions. Fruits and vegetables have conscious level lower than animals – so they do not have emotions; therefore, when they are picked they do not release any emotional cells prior to digestion. The enzymes within fruits and vegetables supply the body with sufficient nutrients that will always uphold a healthy state of mind.
Fruits and vegetables are high in nutrients; the very thing the body needs to live a long disease and pain free life. The same cannot be said for meat. Nutritionally, the alkaline-based digestive system of humans will not properly break down substantial acid substances of meat.
Colon cancer is rampant! This is caused by the slow evacuation and putrefaction of meat in the colon. Lifelong vegetarians never suffer from such an illness. Many meat eaters wrongly believe that meat is the sole source of protein. However, the quality of this protein is so poor that little of it can ever be utilized by humans. This is due to its incomplete combination of amino acids [the building blocks of protein]. Studies show that the average American gets five times the amount of protein needed. It is a common medical fact that excess protein is dangerous. The prime danger of excess meat consumption is uric acid (the waste product produced in the process of digesting protein). Uric acid attacks the kidneys and breaks down the kidney cells called nephrons. This condition is called nephritis; the prime cause of it is overburdening the kidneys. More usable protein is found in one tablespoon of tofu or soybeans than the average serving of meat!
Have you ever seen what happens to a piece of meat that stays in the sun for three days? Meat can stay in the warmth of the intestine for at least four to five days until it is digested. It does nothing but wait for passage. Often, it usually stays there for much longer. Medical doctors have found traces of undigested meat remaining in the colon for up to several months. Colonic therapists always see meat passing through people who have been vegetarians for several years, thus indicating that meat remains undigested there for a long time. Occasionally this has been documented in twenty-year vegetarians!
Vegetarians say they are more satisfied after they eat. The reason for this is that there are fewer ketones (protein-digestive substances) formed when vegetable protein is digested. For many, ketones cause a trace amount of nausea which one normally interprets as a decreased desire for food due to this uncomfortable and slight degree of queasiness. Although the body calls for more food, the taste buds tolerate less. This is the danger of the popular high-protein diet substances on the market. This abnormally high level of ketones is called ketosis and refers to the state of starvation that the body incurs due to the inability of the appetite to call for nutrition. Most Americans who eat the wrong type of carbohydrates never recognize the high amount of complex carbohydrates required to overthrow this condition. Keep in mind that when the blood ketone level are too high it results in abnormally acidic blood called acidosis.
Tigers or lions who eat meat have an acid-based digestive systems. Hydrochloric Acid in our stomach isn’t strong enough to fully digest meat. Also, their intestines measures about five feet long, not twisted and turned, layer over layer, compacted into a small area like the human intestine [which is twenty feet long].
Meats are frozen for a long period of times. Some meats (especially poultry) are frozen up to two years. Cold temperatures do not kill all species of bacteria. Worse than this, as it is shipped and stored, most frozen meat is thawed and refrozen many times. This is almost unavoidable.
Meat eaters suffer more frequently from various types of food poisoning than vegetarian. Statistics from studies in US show that every American has had food poisoning at least once.
Even in your case, if you are meat-eater, when you’ve felt ill, had diarrhea or were just a little sick to your stomach, no doubt you had not the slightest idea that you had been poisoned by scavengers living off the dead carcass you just ate.
Meat is costly and it is the most wasteful source of resources. When one removes meat from his or her diet a whole new world of eating opens up. Cooking and preparing vegetarian style is no more time consuming than cooking meat. It costs less than half as much to eat vegetarian as it does to eat meat. There are excellent, nutritious, and easy to prepare vegetarian dishes that are Italian, Chinese, Indian, Mid-Eastern, French, Spanish, etc.
Additionally, one can enjoy many other foods that he or she has never tasted because of the meat craze. Most consumers have eaten no more than five or six varieties of beans and legumes. It is said that this is less than 10% of what is available.
The choice is yours become meat-eater to stay fearful, sick, tired, and overweight. Or become vegetarian and lead a fearless healthy life.