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Re: Vegetarianism
Date: Tue Nov 20 2001 - 10:40:26 PST

Here is Adiyen's 2 cents worth:

1.Most of the times we vegetarians depend on the product of plants 
like leaf, fruits, flowers , roots , etc., in which actually no 
killing is involved.

2.But when we eat seeds and grains and entire plants (like keerai) 
itself then we will be actually killing life there.But Life depends 
on Life.whether it is animal or plant killing actually happens.But as 
the Lord declares in the bhagavadgita one has to offer the vegetarian 
food thus prepared to the Lord in the form of Yagna and partake the 
prasaadam.With this No sin will accrue.

3.Also on Ekadashi days even eating grains is prohibited.

4.Now a question arises.As killing is involved in both vegetarian and 
Non-vegetarian foods then why only vegetarian is prescribed? The 
answer again comes from the Bhagavadgita.Plant based food along with 
Milk and its products are purely satvic and Meat based food is 
rajasic and tamasic which at cost should be avoided.

Suresh S

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