Veganism - An ideal way of life!

"Inspirational Vegetarian Story" Veganism - An ideal way of life!By : Mira Balachandran

There is a lot more to vegetarianism than just non - consumption of animal matter. According to Indian culture and tradition that dates back to over 5000 years ago, having its  roots in the spiritual books like Vedas & Dharmasashtra, eating non- vegetarian food is detrimental to mental and spiritual growth. A diet devoid of meat , eggs or seafood is supposed to cleanse one of all negative qualities,  for in India,  we firmly believe that 'you are what you eat'. The kind of food we eat is supposed to have a huge bearing on our character and personality traits. The healthier and more natural the food, the better and non- violent a human you will be.

The Hindu scriptures of yore clearly state the kind of food we ought to have, the number of times it should be had, the manner in which it has to be had and the cooking methodology to be followed as well as the etiquette to be followed in having it. There are clear pointers to who should eat what type of food.  According to the scriptures, the kind of profession one follows dictates the pattern of food intake. For example a soldier's diet was concentrated more on giving him extreme fitness and physical well being that would help him in combat where as a scholarly person's diet most likely consisted  of ingredients that would help sharpen his mind and intellect.

Eating natural food not only keeps you healthy but stimulates  and creates positive responses within the body. Eating the remnants of animals that have been killed using aggression & violence [ there is nothing pleasant about inflicting pain on another - be it human or animal] in the grip of fear and pain only creates those kind of vibration in our person. Assimilation of these kind of energy is never going to help the cause of peace in this world. What has its origin in violence [ killing of animals] is only going to give rise to much the same as a chain reaction. It is just that this theory is not understood as having a scientific base by many. Once the ignorance is removed I am sure there will be many more converting to vegetarianism in the future.

PS. If every one of us inspired ONE person to go meatless imagine the difference we could make in ten years time. I am going to collect inspirational vegetarian/vegan stories to share with everyone. If you think your story will inspire others, please share with me by sending it to I will post your stories on this blog. I believe everyone has his/her own story, I think it must be great when we can share our stories and inspire others. Let’s make the world a better place. ~ Xiao Kang.

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