Daily Archives: November 29, 2012

History & Evolution of Vegetarianism

WHY HINDUS DON’T EAT MEAT  Besides being an expression of compassion for animals, vegetarianism is followed for ecological and health rationales

REASONS: In the past fifty years, millions of meat-eaters — Hindus and non-Hindus — have made the personal decision to stop eating the flesh of other creatures. There are five major motivations for such a decision:

1. The Dharmic Law Reason : Ahinsa, the law of non-injury, is the Hindu’s first duty in fulfilling religious obligations to God and God’s creation as defined by Vedic scripture.

2. The Karmic Consequences Reason: All of our actions, including our choice of food, have Karmic consequences. By involving oneself in the cycle of inflicting injury, pain and death, even indirectly by eating other creatures, one must in the future experience in equal measure the suffering caused.

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