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I find how the more I became spiritual the more my body rejected things or informed me they certain things were no use ...Its amazing how this happens .. with me being much more in depth with my learning and understanding I see that when you go up you have to meet where your spiritual path is all the way its as if you are pulled up even though gravity attempts to do what it does and pull you down however in your spirituallness its as if you come to a hault when you are not aligned with your overall purpose not able to move forward in purpose A purpose you can feel and see and know
I find it absolutely necessary for the spiritual path, that one moves away from the cruelty based life! Purity raises your spiritual vibration, and that is why you say you "go up" to meet your spiritual path. Cruelty, pain, death, and suffering, these are all things which lower the vibration, or "pull you down" as you have said. To align with our highest purpose, we must cease from hurtful deeds, so that we may raise our vibration and hasten the day, not only for us, as that would be selfish, but for all life, even the universe itself. Purity brings a resonance of the truth frequency, and this is one we can feel and know.
Glad to see you here Epiphany, thank you for your contribution!
Awesome ..yes I believe that as well
Thank you for the awareness link too Gerett !
Hinduism/Buddhism/Jainism also forbid onions and garlic for people who want to follow a spiritual path.
I've personally observed both of these do decrease my "spiritualness"
That's interesting Iakshman. Why do they forbid onions and garlic?
The reason that scriptures give are that onion and garlic can make people loose their focus of the mind and stimulate bad thoughts.
One of the main aims of spirituality is mind control. It has been said that the mind can wander so fast; faster than wind or light. For example, we could totally imagine that we are on planet Mars right now :) That much is the power of the mind.
Of course, another reason could be the bad body smell because of onion/garlic but I don't think this is the main reason that the scriptures forbid eating onion/garlic.