Vegetarianism is absolutely essential for spiritual life. In fact, spirituality and vegetarianism are synonymous. EVERY BODY HAS TO BECOME A VEGETARIAN. Quantum vibrational science is slowly recognizing the ill effects of animal food in human systems. The cardinal principle of any religious movement is love. Love is nothing other than being kind to our co-animal-beings of the earth. ANIMALS ARE NOT FOOD FOR HUMANS.
Further, we can’t afford to over eat. We should eat only according to our need ... not according to our greed. Only when we are hungry, we may eat. If you are not hungry, you should never eat. -Brahmarshi Patriji
Arthur E. Powell ... of the Theosophical Society ... has beautifully said the following :
" A physical body nourished on impure food will produce a correspondingly impure astral body, whilst a physical body fed on clean food and drink will help to purify the astral vehicle. "
" It is impossible to make the physical body coarse and at the same time to organize the astral and mental bodies for finer purposes ... neither is it possible to have a pure physical body with impure mental and astral bodies. All three bodies are thus inter-dependent. "
" Carnivorous diet is fatal to anything like real occult development, and those who adopt it are throwing serious and unnecessary difficulties in their own way, for flesh blood intensifies all the undesirable elements and passions of the lower planes. "
" And the flesh of slain beasts in his body will become his own tomb. For I tell you truly, he who kills, kills himself, and who so eats the flesh of slain beasts, eats the body of death. "
- Jesus Christ
" Everyone in the business : the one who abets, the one who cuts, the one who kills, the one who sells, the one who prepares, the one who eats ... all are killers ! "
- Sri Krishna
" For fear of causing terror to living beings ... let the Bodhisattva who is disciplining himself to attain compassion refrain from eating flesh ! "
- Gautama Buddha
" God doesn't like the flesh and blood that you offer as sacrifice. He expects nothing but your absolute faith ."
" People who eat meat are responsible for all the pain that grows out of meat-eating, and which is necessitated by the use of sentient animals as food. "
- Annie Besant
" It is both auspicious and peaceful for people to choose vegetarinism. "
" As long as there are slaughter houses, there will be battle fields. A vegetarian diet is the acid test of humanitarianism "
- Leo Tolstoy
" The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. "
- Mahatma Gandhi
" To feed on death is to become food for death. To live by other's pain is to become a prey for pain. So has decreed the omni-will. Know that and choose your course "
– Mikhail Naimy