Saturday, October 4, 2008

Something more interesting that I read.."Vegetables are also living, so why do we eat them?"

Something more interesting that I read as under and I felt like sharing with you all..
In this material world certain acts are being performed naturally and many living beings are killed about which we can not even think of. We have so many organisms in our intestines and they get killed up naturally. Even by breathing we are killing so many microbes. So many microbes are killed while cooking. And eating vegetables is also killing.
In this world there is the law that one living being is food for another living being.jivo jivasya jivanam"One living being is food for another." We simply have to take what is allotted to us by the Lord as our quota and offer it to Him first before eating. This will free us from the sin of killing. [greenyajna-siñöasinaù santomucyante sarva-kilbiñaiùbhunjate te tv agham papaye pacanty atma-karaëat The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food, which is offered first for sacrifice. Others, who prepare food for personal sense enjoyment, verily eat only sin. The Lord has allotted human beings to take fruits, milk products, vegetables, and grains provided we offer them first to Him before eating. We cannot actually take meat, fish, and eggs because these have not been allotted to us as our quota..........