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The Virtues Of Vegetarianism – Part 2 of 2

 

We have heard scientists acknowledging the global warming problem and that it will cause natural disasters and flooding to come. There is news that scientists are finding a new place for humankind on another planet. Is this a viable option for humanity? How can we save the planet and ourselves?

 

Save Humanity and the Planet from Global Warming

 

We believe that humans can save themselves right now by turning to the vegetarian diet, which is benevolent and very compassionate. By being compassionate to others, Heaven will be compassionate to us. The law of cause and effect is always very correct.

 

So, the only thing we do to save ourselves is to be compassionate and to change to a nobler, benevolent lifestyle without meat or animal products. Then you can see immediately how the weather will change. Everything will return to peaceful abundance because Heaven is merciful. We have to start to be merciful like Heaven; then we can experience Heaven.

 

We cannot run away from bad karma. We cannot run away from the consequence of our actions. We have to be vegetarian and be compassionate; then everything will turn around because good karma and loving atmosphere changes everything.

 

The Moral Code of a Human Being

 

The vegetarian diet is the moral code of being a human. It is the mark of a great human. It’s very easy to do, especially nowadays. There are all kinds of means to do it.  Read more

Image of a yellow hibiscus. Virtues of Vegetarianism 1

The Virtues Of Vegetarianism – Part 1 of 2

 

It is well known that the majority of the Indian populations do not eat meat. This is not because they cannot afford meat. Most of them object to it because it involves the taking of life. Underlying that objection is the law of karma, which has been familiar to Indians for many thousands of years.

 

Karma and the Vegetarian Diet

 

Saints and their disciples do not eat meat, fish, eggs or any sort of animal food for the same reason. It involves the slaughter of animal life, and that means the assumption of karmic debts. Let us now see how it works out both in theory and in practice.

 

In vegetables there is only one active tattwa, or elementary condition of matter. That is jal, which means ‘water’. It refers to the liquid state of any substance. In insects there are two active tattwas, agni or ‘fire’, and vayu or ‘air’. Agni refers to the resolving state, or heat; it means a transitional state of matter. Vayu refers to the gaseous condition of matter. In birds there are three active tattwas: jal, agni and vayu. In the higher animals there are four active tattwas: prithvi (earth), jal, agni and vayu.

 

But in human, and in human alone, all five tattwas are active. As a matter of fact, all five tattwas are in everything in the world, but they are not active. Akash is the last one, which is active in human alone.  Read more