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VEGETARIANISM


BHAGWAD GITA SAYS:

“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
(Raakchas).

EVEN the great thinkers and famous personalities have advocated vegetarianism.
"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, and 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 axe. ("The Roman Plutarch, in the essay,
"on eating flesh").

"Truly man is the king of beasts, for his 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 its 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 UC Berkeley, was on Sundays a vegetarian meal at
the Hare Krishna's.”(Steve Jobs)”

GOPESHWARI DIDI