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Soul2Soul Educare presents Why should I be Vegetarian?
Activity All of the things that are currently preventing me from being vegetarian/ vegan All of the reasons why it would help me to be vegetarian/ vegan
Health Aspects : The Structure of Our Body Human Intestine Carnivore Intestine Horse Intestine
Meat sits in the human intestine releasing toxins which lead to: Colon Cancer Burden on the Liver
Carnivore teeth Herbivore teeth Health Aspects: The Structure of Our Body
Carnivore Nails Herbivore Nails
Health Aspects: Kidney Problems Meat contains a lot of Urokinase protein which adds burden to the kidneys 1 pound of steak contains 14 g of Urokinase protein
Health Aspects: Heart Attacks
We imbibe the fear and anger that the animal has felt when being killed, which leads us to mental agitation, and we start adopting qualities of fear, anger and stress Health Aspects: Mental Agitation
Health Aspects: Constipation ….Rectal cancer….piles Meat lacks cellulose and fiber – causing constipation
Health Aspects: Cancer Roasting of flesh creates Methylcholanthrene – cancer causing substance If an animal has cancer, the butchers just cut away the cancerous part and sell the rest!
J.H. Kellogg said: When we eat vegetarian food, we dont have to worry about what kind of disease the food died of. This makes a joyful meal!
Health Aspects: Mad Cow Disease
Lets watch the meatrix
Mad Cow Disease Mad Cow Disease cond Banned material – spinal tissue, faeces of pigs and chicken put into cow feed – resulting in possible mad cow disease even if you dont eat beef because you drink milk Antibiotics and steroids fed to cattle is in excess of acceptable amounts – resulting in super- strength bacteria – new diseases eg Swine flu Obesity due to rBGH
Cooking Demonstration: Veg Diced Chik Pineapple Salad 1 can Diced Chik drained (Worthington® brand) (or any other soy substitute for chicken eg Morningstar ® Farms) 1 can crushed pineapple, with all the syrup drained and the pineapple squeezed dry 2 stalks celery ½ cup slivered almonds ¼ cup raisins (optional) 1 cup tri-coloured rotini noodles, boiled (optional) 3 tablespoons Vegenaise ® 1 teaspoon mustard 1 teaspoon sugar salt and pepper to taste Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl Serve chilled.
Did you know that: Every 4 oz of hamburger destroys 55 square feet of tropical rain forest Ecology & Environment: Rainforest destruction
Ecology & Environment: Wastage of Water
Ecology & Environment: Pollution & Climactic Changes Did you know that Factory Farms produce a lot of animal waste every day!
Ecology & Environment: World Hunger
Ecology & Environment: Population Explosion
Ecology & Environment: Wars, Crime & Terror No meat…no animalistic tendencies….
Meat eating promotes animalistic tendencies
Humanitarian: Animal suffering Did you know: More than 100,000 animals are slaughtered in the US every day? Factory farms are designed to produce the maximum number of animals for slaughter at minimum expense Animals in factory farms are crowded, disfigured and badly treated
Do you know what goes through the Animals head when its being killed?
Animals Feel Fear & Sadness
Humanitarian: Animals have a right to live There are all kinds of rights: Human rights Womens rights Childrens rights Civil rights Nows its time to have Animal Rights!
Sai Baba on killing animals Violence in any form is evil and to kill innocent animals is tantamount to blatant savagery!
Spiritual Reasons for being vegetarian/vegan
Sai Baba on Meat Eating Today, let it be anyone, whether one deems himself a devotee or not, he should give up meat eating. Why? Meat eating promotes only animal qualities and demonic tendencies. It has been well said that the food one consumes determines ones thoughts. By eating the flesh of various animals, the qualities of these animals are imbibed. Hence those who genuinely seek to become devotees of God have to give up non- vegetarian food. Calling themselves Sai devotees or devotees of Rama and Krishna, they fatten themselves on chickens. How can they be deemed Sai devotees? Therefore, whether they are devotees in India or outside, they should give up from this instant meat eating. Those who aspire to become true devotees of God have to give up meat, liquor, smoking and gambling.
Spirituality: Karmic reasons
Eating a vegan diet gives you lower level of karma
Spirituality: Meat-eating affects our Minds Because I dont eat meat, my mind is clutter free like a clear lake
Chain of Action
Undesirable qualities fueled by consumption of meat and dairy products Attachment Anger Pride & Arrogance LustFear Lack of confidence
Spirituality: Eggs not good for spiritual aspirants Low Vibration Food A Dirty Food Brings your spiritual vibration and energies down
Low-vibration food Tamasic Food Spirituality: Mushrooms not good for spiritual aspirants
Great Spiritual Masters & Thinkers who are/were vegetarian Jesus Christ
Jesus was a vegetarian according to the Gospel of the Ebionites They are jews, they use gospels, eating meat is abominable to them Panarion 19:28-30
Jesus was a vegetarian according to the Essene Gospel of Peace
The book of Genesis talks about Vegetarianism GENESIS And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Genesis 1:29 You must not eat meat with blood in it, because the life is in the blood Genesis 9:4 God said Who told you to kill the bullock and the she goat to make an offering to me? Wash yourselves from this innocent blood, so I may hear your prayer; otherwise I will turn my head away because your hands are full of blood. Repent yourselves so I may forgive you. Genesis 9:4
The book of Romans talks about Vegetarianism ROMANS It is good neither to eat flesh nor to drink wine. Romans 14:21
Great Spiritual Masters & Thinkers who are/were vegetarian Pythagoras Beware O mortals, of defiling your bodies with sinful food! There are cereals, fruits, sweet vegetables and herbs which the flame can render palatable and mellow. Nor are you denied milk, nor honey. The bountiful earth offers you an abundance of pure food and meals obtainable without slaughter and bloodshed.
Great Spiritual Masters & Thinkers who are/were vegetarian Gautama Buddha You must teach people to put an end to killing and brutal cruelty. If one is trying to practice meditation and is still eating meat, he would be like a man closing his ears and shouting loudly and then asserting that he heard nothing.
Great Spiritual Masters & Thinkers who are/were vegetarian George Bernard Shaw My situation is a solemn one. Life is offered to me on condition of eating beef steaks! But death is better than cannibalism!
Great Spiritual Masters & Thinkers who are/were vegetarian Anastasia But what good can there possibly be in drinking and smoking in the senseless and harmful digestion of such a huge quantity of animal meat, when there are so many splendid plants created especially for Mans nourishment
Great People who are/were vegetarian Philosophers & Sages
Great People who are/were vegetarian Artists & Writers
Great People who are/were vegetarian Great Thinkers & Inventors
Famous People who are/were vegetarian Singers
Big Age Old Question… So how do I get my protein?!
The W.H.O. recommends 4.5% of the daily calories should be derived from Protein 17% from Wheat 45% from Broccoli 8% from Rice 100% from Beans, Lentils Nuts & Soy 13 g of protein 1 TB of Acai
How Much Protein Do you really Need? Did you know that too much protein leads to degenerative diseases like osteoporosis and obesity? You need 0.36g x your weight amount of protein a day eg if you weigh 110 llbs, then you would need 39.6g of protein a day.
Earl Mindell from the Vitamin Bible says: A good rice and beans dish can be just as nourishing, less expensive and lower in fat than a steak.
It is falsely believed that Meat Eaters are stronger than Vegetarians Professor Irving Fisher of Yale University conducted an experiment
Dr. Barbara Moore, a vegan completed a 110 mile race in 27 hrs & 30 mins at 56 yrs she broke all records held by young man
Andreas Cahling – strongest man in the world the Elephant – strongest animal in the world
What about my nutrients? What about my nutrients? Fruit and Nuts have more vitamins and minerals than meat
Did you know that meat is hidden in many forms?
Silver Foil or Varakh on Indian sweets/mithais not vegetarian
Paan with Chuna (white powder) on top not vegetarian
Come to Vegan Cooking Classes Learn to cook healthy Learn to cook variety Learn how to be vegan Learn the health aspects of key ingredients Learn to cook food from all over the world Learn to experiment with new foods
Vegetarianism is only a means to the end When we begin to recognize the Unity in all living things, sacred thoughts will begin to permeate our attitudes and actions. It would then become meaningless to take the life of an animal, least of all for food. Wish you all the best on your spiritual journey We are all One