Vegetarian diets are often the prefered lifestyle choice of seekers and meditators. The mild qualities of the plant kingdom nourish mild qualities in ourselves, strengthening our simplicity, kindness and oneness with others. Amongst vegetarians there are disctinctions:
Vegans. Consume only plant-based foods. No eggs, milk, diary products, meat, poultry or fish.
Lacto-vegetarians. Consume plant-based foods, plus milk/dairy products. No eggs, meat, poultry, fish.
Lacto-ovo vegetarians. Consume plant-based foods, plus eggs, milk/dairy products. No meat, poultry, fish.
Question: What role does a vegetarian diet play in your teachings?
Sri Chinmoy: In my teachings the vegetarian diet plays a most important role. In order to become pure, a vegetarian diet helps us considerably. Purity is of paramount importance in our spiritual life. This purity we must establish in the physical, the vital and the mental. When we eat meat, fish and so forth, the aggressive, animal consciousness enters into us. More …
Mention vegetarianism to many people and immediately certain questions and exclamations will spring to mind! We aim to answer some of these: Breakfast and lunch I can manage, but what about dinner? More ....
While the complexities of nutrition and metabolic processes can be baffling and beyond the scope of this discussion, a nutritious, diverse and balanced diet chosen from the essential four food groups water, carbohydrates, proteins and fats ... More ...
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Vegetarianism & Meditation
Pure body pure mind. As a teenager I knew instinctively I would become a vegetarian. Then one fine day in college I was reading 'Darkness at Noon' by Arthur Koestler while eating and had an instant epiphany. More …
Conscious Cooking. Vegetarianism not only means following a vegetarian diet. If you combine it with meditation, you can enrich each meal by consciously cooking with positive energy and goodwill. More …
Vegetarian Links on Sri Chinmoy Centre Sites
External Vegetarian Links
20 tips to becoming a vegetarian
Making the transition
Find vegetarian restaurants in your area
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