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Chapter 3/13.Spiritually minded who eat food first by offering to The Lord are released from all kinds of sins,but those who
cook food and eat for their own enjoyment ,verily eat only sin.

Question- Can we offer and eat non- vegetarian food.

Answer -  God and His scriptures teach us to eat only vegetarian food.Gita 9/26 and Bhagwat Mahapuran -10/81/4 both
these scriptures state that The Lord delightfully accepts A leaf,Flower,fruit or even water if offered with Love.We can see it is
all vegetables mentioned here.

17 chapter of Gita explains about different kinds of food,but meat and alcoholic/ intoxicating drinks is not even mentioned
because it is not any part of the food to be taken by human beings.It is considered to be demonic food (Rakchas).

EVEN the great thinkers and famous personalities have advocated vegeterianism.

"To avoid causing Terror to living beings,let the disciple refrain from eating meat.:(Buddha)

"If you declare that you are designed for such a diet,then first kill for yourself what you want to eat.Do it,however,only
through your own resources,unaided by cleaver or cudgel or any kind of ax.("The Roman Plutarch,in the essay,"on eating

"Truly man is the king of beasts,for JI's brutality exceeds them.We live by the death of others.We are burial places!I have
since an early age abjured the use of meat...("Leonardo da Vinci")

"As long as men massacre animals,they will kill each other.Indeed,he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap
joy and love." (Pythagoras).

"It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living,by it's purely physical effect on the human temperament,would most
beneficially influence the lot of mankind." (Albert Einstein ).

"I look my age.It is the other people who look older than they are.What can you expect from people who eat corpses?
(George Bernard Shaw)

"The one descent meal I used to have in a week,while a student at USC Berkeley,was on Sundays a vegetarian meal at the
Hare Krishna's.( Steve Jobs)  

There are many more such great minds who have talked about being vegetarian.