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From: swamy swarna (
Date: Mon Jan 28 2002 - 03:03:01 PST

Hello everyone!

I saw the message copied below from another member of
this group. I have joined this group just a few days
ago and this is my first posting to this group's
discussion forum. So, unwittingly, if I have violated
any of the rules, pl. forgive me. I am responding
since this topic is interesting.

Vegetarianism has come to acquire many connotations,
the most appealing among them to Hindus in general
being non-violence. Strictly speaking, no living being
can sustain its life, without eating another living
being. Only the degree of violence is different.

In the case of vegetarians in India, that seems to be
the guiding principle and not the purely medical
reasons. It is heartening to note that for the modern
sedentary lives, vergetarian food (without the milk
and milk products that are usually considered
acceptable), provides maximum protection against
coronary problems and gastrointestinal cancer.

I would like others to throw more light on this



(Note: Swamy is part of my name. I am not a Sanyasi or
a spiritual Guru.)

From:  "bzzzz_23" <> | Block Address
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Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 15:50:29 -0000 
Subject: vegetarianism?? 

sometimes i tell my friends who eat non-vegetarian 
food to try and 
resist eating them since they are killing an innocent
life. but they 
try to argue with me that being a vegetarian doesnt
change the 
picture. because being a vegetarian means killing
plants. so does it 
really matter if we kill plants or animals ? where is
it mentioned 
that animals should not be eaten ? are we justified in
telling others 
to resist themselves from eating non- veg food since
we are killing 
plants ?? the only diff i have found is that animals
show resistance 
when they are to be killed where as plants dont. i
know this is not a 
very appropraite question for this particular group.
but i am 
optimistic that i will get good response.
thank u in advance

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