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Holistic Viewpoint on Vegetarianism

Origin of “Life” on earth needed only 3 essential components – sunlight, minerals of earth and water. Life appears to have begun in water few billion years ago (Propelled by a Supreme Entity we may call – God / Nature) – first in the form of single cell bacteria, thriving by consuming dissolved minerals of water. Concurrently or later, plant life also began on earth in the form of Lichen (Algae) – propelled by the same supreme entity – by combining minerals and transforming it into plants by using water as the main element for ingesting food, and using sun light as the source of energy for the process.

Evolution of life progressed with time, to higher forms from the lower, both in water and on earth. On careful observation we can broadly find two main categories of life on earth – animals that can move on their own from their place of birth to another location in search food for survival – and the plants which stay where they are born and draw food from the minerals of earth with the help of water, with no capability to move to another location. This resulted in the plants becoming the source food for the animals – as plants cannot run and escape. Read the rest of this entry

Vedas – Further explained

This post is in continuation to my previous post https://msrayyangar.com/2010/04/07/the-essence-of-vedas/

Veda was (is) the cumulative & collective wisdom born out of human intellect – transmitted by early sages & seers down the line as Sruthi (Hymns) & Smruthi (Upanishads) from generation to generation for ages. Presumably about 5000 years ago –the greatest Indian sage & seer “Brahmarshi Veda Vyasa” chose to formally present and dedicate it to all humanity as 4 principal Vedas in written form – consisting of 1131 Shaakhas (Branches) –ie- 21 in Rigveda; 101 in Yajurveda; 1000 in Samaveda and 9 in Atharvaveda.  This was meant to meet all the changing spiritual & material needs of humans in accordance with changing and contemporary times. Today – only 10 Shaakhas (Branches) out of 1131 Shaakhas are available which have been fortunately preserved – the rest are presumably lost irretrievably. Read the rest of this entry

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