Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Vegetarianism & beyond

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Mauritius
    Age
    30
    Posts
    58
    Rep Power
    11

    Wink Vegetarianism & beyond

    "We are what we eat"
    Regardless of time or place, people everywhere enjoy the universal human ritual - eating - and they plan meals according to what they find tasty, nutritious, economical or perhaps just easy to prepare. This concern is influencing many of today's most thoughtful people to become vegetarians, as have great thinkers in the past, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Mahatma Gandhi, Henry Thoreau, Pythagoras, Voltaire, Socrates, just to mention few.

    Why this trend? Is it the fear of the soaring number of diseases related to animals like the madcow disease or the swine flu?

    The brilliant physicist Albert Einstein pointed out the connection between our diet and the quality of our lives when he said, "The vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, will most beneficially influence the lot of mankind."

    Religious texts like the Bhagavad-Gita also stress on the importance of vegetarianism. It states that milk products, grains, fruits and vegetables "increase the duration of life, purify one's existence & gives strength, health, happiness and satisfaction."

    The logic behind vegetarianism can also be well understood by a physiological comparison between meat-eater and man.
    As said by Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi :

    "An examination of the structure of the human body leads to the conclusion that man is intended by nature to live on a vegetable diet. There is the closest affinity between the organs of the human body and those of the fruit-eating animals. The monkey, for instance, is so similar to man in shape and structure, and it is a fruit-eating animal. Its teeth and stomach are just like those of man, while those of carnivorous animals are entirely different."

    I have tried to summarise the characteristics of meat-eater and man separately so that a better comparison can be made:

    MEAT-EATER
    Has claws
    No skin pores, perspires through tongue
    Sharp front teeth for tearing, no flat molar teeth for grinding
    Intestinal tract 3 times body length (so rapidly decaying meat can pass out quickly)
    Strong HCl in stomach to digest meat

    MAN
    No claws
    Perspires through skin pores
    No sharp front teeth, Has flat rear molars
    Intestinal tract 12 times body length
    stomach acid 20 times less strong than meat-eaters

    Vegetarianism can bring about psychological and spiritual effects also. Because meat-eating involves needless slaughter of innocent creatures, it produces powerful negative, psychological reactions.

    So far I have stressed upon the benefits of adopting a vegetarian life-style. I would like to leave the other half of the debate to you, dear readers. You are most welcome to share your views.

    Special request: If possible, do mention whether you're vegetarian or not thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    New Delhi
    Posts
    2,055
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Me too prefer vegetarian life style and am agree with u...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Age
    32
    Posts
    15
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I dont understand why people dont understand that man is omniverous.. Man needs both.. Though before discovery of agriculture man mainly prefered meat.. I am not talking about our distant ape ancestor but about homo sapien who were no different from us then than we are today..if you go back in time and bring such a man to present, he can even become a doctor.. Preference is at its place but i personally believe that a doctor should never forget about the importance of non veg diet..especially in growing children..
    Man is supposed to be omniverous but he is vegetarian due to upbringing, religion, and his own choice which i respect.. But vegetarians i dont know why they go on protecting veg diet and try to propagate their diet to others.. Vegetarians should not hate non vegetarians and not call them carnivore.. A greater part of non veg diet is vegetarian food.. Meat is not their sole food..

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Mauritius
    Age
    30
    Posts
    58
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ansh1011 View Post
    I dont understand why people dont understand that man is omniverous.. Man needs both.. Though before discovery of agriculture man mainly prefered meat.. I am not talking about our distant ape ancestor but about homo sapien who were no different from us then than we are today..if you go back in time and bring such a man to present, he can even become a doctor.. Preference is at its place but i personally believe that a doctor should never forget about the importance of non veg diet..especially in growing children..
    Man is supposed to be omniverous but he is vegetarian due to upbringing, religion, and his own choice which i respect.. But vegetarians i dont know why they go on protecting veg diet and try to propagate their diet to others.. Vegetarians should not hate non vegetarians and not call them carnivore.. A greater part of non veg diet is vegetarian food.. Meat is not their sole food..

    Hello Ansh, thanks for sharing your views on this matter. I very well agree with you in that non-veg can be very helpful. I must add that non-veg diet does contain certain essential vitamins/minerals which are present but in only little amount in veg diet.. e.g vitamin B12, omega 3 and other fatty acids.. If you think that am against non-veg diet, well no.. It's not also that am trying to "PROTECT" (lol!) veg diet.. Please dn't feel offended..
    I just wanted to have an idea about what people feel on the topic. You must agree with me that for the last few years many people have been shifting to veg lifestyle, why is it so? I just wanted to look for an answer..
    Well I believe it is quite subjective whether or not to become vegetarian... Different people will have different point of view of course. Anyway that was nice to hear from you..

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    0

    Smile vegetarianism

    vegetarianism is only a habbit...
    it can be lost naturally if we try to eat meat etc.
    not problem not to eat meat,
    nutrien for fat and protein also can be found in the plants...
    so it doesn't matter..

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •