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And/or Www.mantra.com/jai Dr. Jai Maharaj
2013-10-02 15:49:30 EST
BOLLYWOOD CELEBS GO VEGAN

PTI
The Pioneer
http://www.dailypioneer.com
Saturday, March 9, 2013

Nearly 50 leading names from the world of Bollywood,
fashion and music have shared their kitchen secrets in a
book on how to keep their celebrity status intact by
incorporating a delicious healthy vegan diet with no
cholesterol.

Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Hema
Malini, Mahesh Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and
Vidya Balan are just a few who have contributed their
recipes which include no animal products.

The book\ufffdThe Vegan Kitchen: Bollywood Style!, published
by Westland, is authored by Anuradha Sawhney.

With forewords from renowned doctors Esselstyn Caldwell
and Neal Barnard and fitness expert Mickey Mehta, who
explain how a nutritious vegan diet can help reverse
heart disease, manage diabetes and reduce obesity, as
well as promote fitness, the book is a cocktail of taste,
glamour and health in truly vegan style.

It has a collection of healthy vegan (vegetarian recipes
which do not use any milk or milk products) dishes from
around the world and from different parts of India.

\ufffdBad man\ufffd Gulshan Grover gives a recipe for brown rice
poha. \ufffdThis is a dish that I started to eat because of my
son Sanjay. He made me aware of the fact that by having
poha\ufffdmade of brown rice flakes, I was consuming fibre
which is good for health, yet not compromising on taste,\ufffd
he says.

Om Puri has a recipe for\ufffdpalak raita, saying, \ufffdI love
palak\ufffdin any form\ufffd Sometimes, if I feel like eating the
raita\ufffdwith\ufffdchappatis, I boil potatoes, break them with my
hand and add them to thepalak raita.\ufffd

Model Yana Gupta also contributes a recipe that has\ufffdpalak
as an ingredient - coriander spinach brown rice. \ufffdI love
this dish simply because I am obsessed with\ufffdpalak\ufffdin
whatever form.\ufffd

Mahesh Bhatt has this to say about his recipe of spinach,
onion and carrot soup \ufffdThis is a great soup. Often I just
don\ufffdt feel like eating a heavy dinner and Soni makes me
something light like this soup and a salad. This also
goes well with light pasta and it\ufffds full of nutrition.\ufffd

Dilip Kumar enjoys eating vegetarian dishes and the
recipe he contributes is that of\ufffdaaloo mattar. Wife Saira
Banu gives a vegan recipe of Bhavnagiri\ufffdmirchi\ufffdaur\ufffdaaloo.

Other recipes include\ufffdrajma\ufffd(Sonakshi Sinha), drumstick
sambar\ufffd(Hema Malini),\ufffdsookha\ufffdaaloo\ufffdor stir fried potatoes
(Sonam Kapoor), Kerala\ufffdpachadi\ufffdor red pumpkin with
coconut (Vidya Balan) and Kashmiri\ufffddum aaloo\ufffd(Anupam
Kher).

Pickled bamboo shoot, a delicacy from Assam and a
favourite of late singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, also
finds a place in the book. His long-time companion
Kalpana Lajmi also has a recipe to offer - mango curry.

Actress-model Dipannita Sharma teaches how to cook\ufffdBoror
Tenga\ufffdor Assamese tomato curry with lentil dumplings.
Every recipe has been contributed by top celebrities from
Bollywood, the world of fashion, television and even
music.

\ufffdThese celebrities may not necessarily be vegetarian or
vegan themselves, but they took time out to share their
favourite vegetarian, non-diary recipes,\ufffd the writer
says.

\ufffdSome of them sent me their own recipes, some of them who
do not cook, asked their friends and family or recipes of
the vegan dish they love best to eat... They made a
serious effort to get the recipes.\ufffd

Whole grain, oil-free, plant-based diets are quickly
becoming essential in today\ufffds age of high cholesterol,
obesity, lifestyle-based cancers, hypertension and adult
onset diabetes. The recipes in the book fit the bill of
being nutritious, whole grain and plant-based to a T!
Every dish is delicious, nutritious and absolutely
cruelty free.

And an added advantage: almost every dish can be made
without using any oil.

PTI

More at:

http://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/bollywood-celebs-go-vegan.html

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

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2013-10-02 16:00:24 EST

Just to make sure the subject line does not mislead, here is the relevant
blurb from the article:

"These celebrities may not necessarily be vegetarian or vegan themselves,
but they took time out to share their favourite vegetarian, non-diary
recipes, the writer says."

And/or Www.mantra.com/jai Dr. Jai Maharaj
2013-10-02 16:09:59 EST
Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
>
> BOLLYWOOD CELEBS GO VEGAN
>
> PTI
> The Pioneer
> http://www.dailypioneer.com
> Saturday, March 9, 2013
>
> Nearly 50 leading names from the world of Bollywood,
> fashion and music have shared their kitchen secrets in a
> book on how to keep their celebrity status intact by
> incorporating a delicious healthy vegan diet with no
> cholesterol.
>
> Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Hema
> Malini, Mahesh Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and
> Vidya Balan are just a few who have contributed their
> recipes which include no animal products.
>
> The book\ufffdThe Vegan Kitchen: Bollywood Style!, published
> by Westland, is authored by Anuradha Sawhney.
>
> With forewords from renowned doctors Esselstyn Caldwell
> and Neal Barnard and fitness expert Mickey Mehta, who
> explain how a nutritious vegan diet can help reverse
> heart disease, manage diabetes and reduce obesity, as
> well as promote fitness, the book is a cocktail of taste,
> glamour and health in truly vegan style.
>
> It has a collection of healthy vegan (vegetarian recipes
> which do not use any milk or milk products) dishes from
> around the world and from different parts of India.
>
> \ufffdBad man\ufffd Gulshan Grover gives a recipe for brown rice
> poha. \ufffdThis is a dish that I started to eat because of my
> son Sanjay. He made me aware of the fact that by having
> poha\ufffdmade of brown rice flakes, I was consuming fibre
> which is good for health, yet not compromising on taste,\ufffd
> he says.
>
> Om Puri has a recipe for\ufffdpalak raita, saying, \ufffdI love
> palak\ufffdin any form\ufffd Sometimes, if I feel like eating the
> raita\ufffdwith\ufffdchappatis, I boil potatoes, break them with my
> hand and add them to thepalak raita.\ufffd
>
> Model Yana Gupta also contributes a recipe that has\ufffdpalak
> as an ingredient - coriander spinach brown rice. \ufffdI love
> this dish simply because I am obsessed with\ufffdpalak\ufffdin
> whatever form.\ufffd
>
> Mahesh Bhatt has this to say about his recipe of spinach,
> onion and carrot soup \ufffdThis is a great soup. Often I just
> don\ufffdt feel like eating a heavy dinner and Soni makes me
> something light like this soup and a salad. This also
> goes well with light pasta and it\ufffds full of nutrition.\ufffd
>
> Dilip Kumar enjoys eating vegetarian dishes and the
> recipe he contributes is that of\ufffdaaloo mattar. Wife Saira
> Banu gives a vegan recipe of Bhavnagiri\ufffdmirchi\ufffdaur\ufffdaaloo.
>
> Other recipes include\ufffdrajma\ufffd(Sonakshi Sinha), drumstick
> sambar\ufffd(Hema Malini),\ufffdsookha\ufffdaaloo\ufffdor stir fried potatoes
> (Sonam Kapoor), Kerala\ufffdpachadi\ufffdor red pumpkin with
> coconut (Vidya Balan) and Kashmiri\ufffddum aaloo\ufffd(Anupam
> Kher).
>
> Pickled bamboo shoot, a delicacy from Assam and a
> favourite of late singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, also
> finds a place in the book. His long-time companion
> Kalpana Lajmi also has a recipe to offer - mango curry.
>
> Actress-model Dipannita Sharma teaches how to cook\ufffdBoror
> Tenga\ufffdor Assamese tomato curry with lentil dumplings.
> Every recipe has been contributed by top celebrities from
> Bollywood, the world of fashion, television and even
> music.
>
> \ufffdThese celebrities may not necessarily be vegetarian or
> vegan themselves, but they took time out to share their
> favourite vegetarian, non-diary recipes,\ufffd the writer
> says.
>
> \ufffdSome of them sent me their own recipes, some of them who
> do not cook, asked their friends and family or recipes of
> the vegan dish they love best to eat... They made a
> serious effort to get the recipes.\ufffd
>
> Whole grain, oil-free, plant-based diets are quickly
> becoming essential in today\ufffds age of high cholesterol,
> obesity, lifestyle-based cancers, hypertension and adult
> onset diabetes. The recipes in the book fit the bill of
> being nutritious, whole grain and plant-based to a T!
> Every dish is delicious, nutritious and absolutely
> cruelty free.
>
> And an added advantage: almost every dish can be made
> without using any oil.
>
> PTI
>
> More at:
>
http://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/bollywood-celebs-go-vegan.html
Forwarded article from:

Hinduism Today Magazine
http://www.hinduismtoday.com

WHY HINDUS DON'T EAT MEAT

Besides being an expression of compassion for animals,
vegetarianism is followed for ecological and health
rationales

REASONS

In the past fifty years, millions of meat-eaters --
Hindus and non-Hindus -- have made the personal decision
to stop eating the flesh of other creatures. There are
five major motivations for such a decision:

1. The Dharmic Law Reason

Ahinsa, the law of noninjury, is the Hindu's first
duty in fulfilling religious obligations to God and God's
creation as defined by Vedic scripture.

2. The Karmic Consequences Reason

All of our actions, including our choice of food,
have Karmic consequences. By involving oneself in the
cycle of inflicting injury, pain and death, even
indirectly by eating other creatures, one must in the
future experience in equal measure the suffering caused.

3. The Spiritual Reason

Food is the source of the body's chemistry, and what
we ingest affects our consciousnes, emotions and
experiential patterns. If one wants to live in higher
consciousness, in peace and happiness and love for all
creatures, then he cannot eat meat, fish, shellfish, fowl
or eggs. By ingesting the grosser chemistries of animal
foods, one introduces into the body and mind anger,
jealousy, anxiety, suspicion and a terrible fear of
death, all of which are locked into the the flesh of the
butchered creatures. For these reasons, vegetarians live
in higher consciousness and meat-eaters abide in lower
consciousness.

4. The Health Reason

Medical studies prove that a vegetarian diet is
easier to digest, provides a wider ranger of nutrients
and imposes fewer burdens and impurities on the body.
Vegetarians are less susceptible to all the major
diseases that afflict contemporary humanity, and thus
live longer, healthier, more productive lives. They have
fewer physical complaints, less frequent visits to the
doctor, fewer dental problems and smaller medical bills.
Their immune system is stronger, their bodies are purer,
more refined and skin more beautiful.

5. The Ecological Reason

Planet Earth is suffereing. In large measure, the
escalating loss of species, destruction of ancient
rainforests to create pasture lands for live stock, loss
of topsoils and the consequent increase of water
impurities and air pollution have all been traced to the
single fact of meat in the human diet. No decision that
we can make as individuals or as a race can have such a
dramatic effect on the improvement of our planetary
ecology as the decision not to eat meat.

HISTORY

The book FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT, VEGETARIANISM AND THE WORLD
RELIGIONS, observes, "Despite popular knowledge of meat-
eating's adverse effects, the nonvegetarian diet became
increasingly widespread among the Hindus after the two
major invasions by foreign powers, first the Muslims and
later the British. With them came the desire to be
'civilized,' to eat as did the Saheeb. Those atually
trained in Vedic knowledge, however, never adopted a
meat-oriented diet, and the pious Hindu still observes
vegetarian principles as a matter of religious duty.

"That vegetarianism has always been widespread in
India is clear from the earliest Vedic texts. This was
observed by the ancient traveler Megasthenes and also by
Fa-Hsien, a Chinese Buddhist monk who, in the fifth
century, traveled to India in order to obtain authentic
copies of the scriptures.

"These scriptures unambiguously support the meatless
way of life. In the MAHABHARAT, for instance, the great
warrior Bheeshm explains to Yuddhishtira, eldest of the
Paandav princes, that the meat of animals is like the
flesh of one's own son. Similarly, the MANUSMRITI
declares that one should 'refrain from eating all kinds
of meat,' for such eating involves killing and and leads
to Karmic bondage (Bandh) [5.49]. Elsewhere in the Vedic
literature, the last of the great Vedic kings, Maharaja
Parikshit, is quoted as saying that 'only the animal-
killer cannot relish the message of the Absolute Truth
[Shrimad Bhagvatam 10.1.4].'"

SCRIPTURE

He who desires to augment his own flesh by eating the
flesh of other creatures lives in misery in whatever
species he may take his birth. MAHABHARAT 115.47

Those high-souled persons who desire beauty,
faultlessness of limbs, long life, understanding, mental
and physical strength and memory should abstain from acts
of injury. MAHABHARAT 18.115.8

The very name of cow is Aghnya ["not to be killed"],
indicating that they should never be slaughtered. Who,
then could slay them? Surely, one who kills a cow or a
bull commits a heinous crime. MAHABHARAT, SHANTIPARV
262.47

The purchaser of flesh performs Hinsa (violence) by
his wealth; he who eats flesh does so by enjoying its
taste; the killer does Hinsa by actually tying and
killing the animal. Thus, there are three forms of
killing: he who brings flesh or sends for it, he who cuts
off the limbs of an animal, and he who purchases, sells
or cooks flesh and eats it -- all of these are to be
considered meat-eaters. MAHABHARAT, ANU 115.40

He who sees that the Lord of all is ever the same in
all that is -- immortal in the field of mortality --he
sees the truth. And when a man sees that the God in
himself is the same God in all that is, he hurts not
himself by hurting others. Then he goes, indeed, to the
highest path. BHAGVAD GEETA 13.27-28

Ahinsa is the highest Dharm. Ahinsa is the best
Tapas. Ahinsa is the greatest gift. Ahinsa is the
highest self-control. Ahinsa is the highest sacrifice.
Ahinsa is the highest power. Ahinsa is the highest
friend. Ahinsa is the highest truth. Ahinsa is the
highest teaching. MAHABHARAT 18.116.37-41

What is the good way? It is the path that reflects
on how it may avoid killing any creature. TIRUKURAL 324

All that lives will press palms together in prayerful
adoration of those who refuse to slaughter and savor
meat. TIRUKURAL 260

What is virtuous conduct? It is never destroting
life, for killing leads to every other sin. TIRUKURAL
312, 321

Goodness is never one with the minds of these two:
one who wields a weapon and one who feasts on a
creature's flesh. TIRUKURAL 253

End of forwarded article from:

Hinduism Today Magazine
http://www.hinduismtoday.com

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

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And/or Www.mantra.com/jai Dr. Jai Maharaj
2013-10-02 16:16:34 EST
Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
>
> > BOLLYWOOD CELEBS GO VEGAN
> >
> > PTI
> > The Pioneer
> > http://www.dailypioneer.com
> > Saturday, March 9, 2013
> >
> > Nearly 50 leading names from the world of Bollywood,
> > fashion and music have shared their kitchen secrets in a
> > book on how to keep their celebrity status intact by
> > incorporating a delicious healthy vegan diet with no
> > cholesterol.
> >
> > Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Hema
> > Malini, Mahesh Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and
> > Vidya Balan are just a few who have contributed their
> > recipes which include no animal products.
> >
> > The book\ufffdThe Vegan Kitchen: Bollywood Style!, published
> > by Westland, is authored by Anuradha Sawhney.
> >
> > With forewords from renowned doctors Esselstyn Caldwell
> > and Neal Barnard and fitness expert Mickey Mehta, who
> > explain how a nutritious vegan diet can help reverse
> > heart disease, manage diabetes and reduce obesity, as
> > well as promote fitness, the book is a cocktail of taste,
> > glamour and health in truly vegan style.
> >
> > It has a collection of healthy vegan (vegetarian recipes
> > which do not use any milk or milk products) dishes from
> > around the world and from different parts of India.
> >
> > \ufffdBad man\ufffd Gulshan Grover gives a recipe for brown rice
> > poha. \ufffdThis is a dish that I started to eat because of my
> > son Sanjay. He made me aware of the fact that by having
> > poha\ufffdmade of brown rice flakes, I was consuming fibre
> > which is good for health, yet not compromising on taste,\ufffd
> > he says.
> >
> > Om Puri has a recipe for\ufffdpalak raita, saying, \ufffdI love
> > palak\ufffdin any form\ufffd Sometimes, if I feel like eating the
> > raita\ufffdwith\ufffdchappatis, I boil potatoes, break them with my
> > hand and add them to thepalak raita.\ufffd
> >
> > Model Yana Gupta also contributes a recipe that has\ufffdpalak
> > as an ingredient - coriander spinach brown rice. \ufffdI love
> > this dish simply because I am obsessed with\ufffdpalak\ufffdin
> > whatever form.\ufffd
> >
> > Mahesh Bhatt has this to say about his recipe of spinach,
> > onion and carrot soup \ufffdThis is a great soup. Often I just
> > don\ufffdt feel like eating a heavy dinner and Soni makes me
> > something light like this soup and a salad. This also
> > goes well with light pasta and it\ufffds full of nutrition.\ufffd
> >
> > Dilip Kumar enjoys eating vegetarian dishes and the
> > recipe he contributes is that of\ufffdaaloo mattar. Wife Saira
> > Banu gives a vegan recipe of Bhavnagiri\ufffdmirchi\ufffdaur\ufffdaaloo.
> >
> > Other recipes include\ufffdrajma\ufffd(Sonakshi Sinha), drumstick
> > sambar\ufffd(Hema Malini),\ufffdsookha\ufffdaaloo\ufffdor stir fried potatoes
> > (Sonam Kapoor), Kerala\ufffdpachadi\ufffdor red pumpkin with
> > coconut (Vidya Balan) and Kashmiri\ufffddum aaloo\ufffd(Anupam
> > Kher).
> >
> > Pickled bamboo shoot, a delicacy from Assam and a
> > favourite of late singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, also
> > finds a place in the book. His long-time companion
> > Kalpana Lajmi also has a recipe to offer - mango curry.
> >
> > Actress-model Dipannita Sharma teaches how to cook\ufffdBoror
> > Tenga\ufffdor Assamese tomato curry with lentil dumplings.
> > Every recipe has been contributed by top celebrities from
> > Bollywood, the world of fashion, television and even
> > music.
> >
> > \ufffdThese celebrities may not necessarily be vegetarian or
> > vegan themselves, but they took time out to share their
> > favourite vegetarian, non-diary recipes,\ufffd the writer
> > says.
> >
> > \ufffdSome of them sent me their own recipes, some of them who
> > do not cook, asked their friends and family or recipes of
> > the vegan dish they love best to eat... They made a
> > serious effort to get the recipes.\ufffd
> >
> > Whole grain, oil-free, plant-based diets are quickly
> > becoming essential in today\ufffds age of high cholesterol,
> > obesity, lifestyle-based cancers, hypertension and adult
> > onset diabetes. The recipes in the book fit the bill of
> > being nutritious, whole grain and plant-based to a T!
> > Every dish is delicious, nutritious and absolutely
> > cruelty free.
> >
> > And an added advantage: almost every dish can be made
> > without using any oil.
> >
> > PTI
> >
> > More at:
> >
http://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/bollywood-celebs-go-vegan.html

> Forwarded article from:
>
> Hinduism Today Magazine
> http://www.hinduismtoday.com
>
> WHY HINDUS DON'T EAT MEAT
>
> Besides being an expression of compassion for animals,
> vegetarianism is followed for ecological and health
> rationales
>
> REASONS
>
> In the past fifty years, millions of meat-eaters --
> Hindus and non-Hindus -- have made the personal decision
> to stop eating the flesh of other creatures. There are
> five major motivations for such a decision:
>
> 1. The Dharmic Law Reason
>
> Ahinsa, the law of noninjury, is the Hindu's first
> duty in fulfilling religious obligations to God and God's
> creation as defined by Vedic scripture.
>
> 2. The Karmic Consequences Reason
>
> All of our actions, including our choice of food,
> have Karmic consequences. By involving oneself in the
> cycle of inflicting injury, pain and death, even
> indirectly by eating other creatures, one must in the
> future experience in equal measure the suffering caused.
>
> 3. The Spiritual Reason
>
> Food is the source of the body's chemistry, and what
> we ingest affects our consciousnes, emotions and
> experiential patterns. If one wants to live in higher
> consciousness, in peace and happiness and love for all
> creatures, then he cannot eat meat, fish, shellfish, fowl
> or eggs. By ingesting the grosser chemistries of animal
> foods, one introduces into the body and mind anger,
> jealousy, anxiety, suspicion and a terrible fear of
> death, all of which are locked into the the flesh of the
> butchered creatures. For these reasons, vegetarians live
> in higher consciousness and meat-eaters abide in lower
> consciousness.
>
> 4. The Health Reason
>
> Medical studies prove that a vegetarian diet is
> easier to digest, provides a wider ranger of nutrients
> and imposes fewer burdens and impurities on the body.
> Vegetarians are less susceptible to all the major
> diseases that afflict contemporary humanity, and thus
> live longer, healthier, more productive lives. They have
> fewer physical complaints, less frequent visits to the
> doctor, fewer dental problems and smaller medical bills.
> Their immune system is stronger, their bodies are purer,
> more refined and skin more beautiful.
>
> 5. The Ecological Reason
>
> Planet Earth is suffereing. In large measure, the
> escalating loss of species, destruction of ancient
> rainforests to create pasture lands for live stock, loss
> of topsoils and the consequent increase of water
> impurities and air pollution have all been traced to the
> single fact of meat in the human diet. No decision that
> we can make as individuals or as a race can have such a
> dramatic effect on the improvement of our planetary
> ecology as the decision not to eat meat.
>
> HISTORY
>
> The book FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT, VEGETARIANISM AND THE WORLD
> RELIGIONS, observes, "Despite popular knowledge of meat-
> eating's adverse effects, the nonvegetarian diet became
> increasingly widespread among the Hindus after the two
> major invasions by foreign powers, first the Muslims and
> later the British. With them came the desire to be
> 'civilized,' to eat as did the Saheeb. Those atually
> trained in Vedic knowledge, however, never adopted a
> meat-oriented diet, and the pious Hindu still observes
> vegetarian principles as a matter of religious duty.
>
> "That vegetarianism has always been widespread in
> India is clear from the earliest Vedic texts. This was
> observed by the ancient traveler Megasthenes and also by
> Fa-Hsien, a Chinese Buddhist monk who, in the fifth
> century, traveled to India in order to obtain authentic
> copies of the scriptures.
>
> "These scriptures unambiguously support the meatless
> way of life. In the MAHABHARAT, for instance, the great
> warrior Bheeshm explains to Yuddhishtira, eldest of the
> Paandav princes, that the meat of animals is like the
> flesh of one's own son. Similarly, the MANUSMRITI
> declares that one should 'refrain from eating all kinds
> of meat,' for such eating involves killing and and leads
> to Karmic bondage (Bandh) [5.49]. Elsewhere in the Vedic
> literature, the last of the great Vedic kings, Maharaja
> Parikshit, is quoted as saying that 'only the animal-
> killer cannot relish the message of the Absolute Truth
> [Shrimad Bhagvatam 10.1.4].'"
>
> SCRIPTURE
>
> He who desires to augment his own flesh by eating the
> flesh of other creatures lives in misery in whatever
> species he may take his birth. MAHABHARAT 115.47
>
> Those high-souled persons who desire beauty,
> faultlessness of limbs, long life, understanding, mental
> and physical strength and memory should abstain from acts
> of injury. MAHABHARAT 18.115.8
>
> The very name of cow is Aghnya ["not to be killed"],
> indicating that they should never be slaughtered. Who,
> then could slay them? Surely, one who kills a cow or a
> bull commits a heinous crime. MAHABHARAT, SHANTIPARV
> 262.47
>
> The purchaser of flesh performs Hinsa (violence) by
> his wealth; he who eats flesh does so by enjoying its
> taste; the killer does Hinsa by actually tying and
> killing the animal. Thus, there are three forms of
> killing: he who brings flesh or sends for it, he who cuts
> off the limbs of an animal, and he who purchases, sells
> or cooks flesh and eats it -- all of these are to be
> considered meat-eaters. MAHABHARAT, ANU 115.40
>
> He who sees that the Lord of all is ever the same in
> all that is -- immortal in the field of mortality --he
> sees the truth. And when a man sees that the God in
> himself is the same God in all that is, he hurts not
> himself by hurting others. Then he goes, indeed, to the
> highest path. BHAGVAD GEETA 13.27-28
>
> Ahinsa is the highest Dharm. Ahinsa is the best
> Tapas. Ahinsa is the greatest gift. Ahinsa is the
> highest self-control. Ahinsa is the highest sacrifice.
> Ahinsa is the highest power. Ahinsa is the highest
> friend. Ahinsa is the highest truth. Ahinsa is the
> highest teaching. MAHABHARAT 18.116.37-41
>
> What is the good way? It is the path that reflects
> on how it may avoid killing any creature. TIRUKURAL 324
>
> All that lives will press palms together in prayerful
> adoration of those who refuse to slaughter and savor
> meat. TIRUKURAL 260
>
> What is virtuous conduct? It is never destroting
> life, for killing leads to every other sin. TIRUKURAL
> 312, 321
>
> Goodness is never one with the minds of these two:
> one who wields a weapon and one who feasts on a
> creature's flesh. TIRUKURAL 253
>
> End of forwarded article from:
>
> Hinduism Today Magazine
> http://www.hinduismtoday.com

14 best vegan and vegetarian protein sources

By Amanda MacMillan
Health.com
Fox News
Saturday, August 10, 2013

Proteins are known as the building blocks of life: In the
body, they break down into amino acids that promote cell
growth and repair. (They also take longer to digest than
carbohydrates, helping you feel fuller for longer and on
fewer calories - a plus for anyone trying to lose weight.)
You probably know that animal products - meat, eggs and
dairy - are good sources of protein; unfortunately, they
can also be high in saturated fat and cholesterol. What
you may not know is that you don't need to eat meat or
cheese to get enough protein. Here are 14 good vegetarian
and vegan sources, and tips on how to add them to your
diet today.

Continues at:

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/08/10/14-best-vegan-and-vegetarian-protein-sources/

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.jai-maharaj

And/or Www.mantra.com/jai Dr. Jai Maharaj
2013-10-02 19:26:20 EST
Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
>
> > > BOLLYWOOD CELEBS GO VEGAN
> > >
> > > PTI
> > > The Pioneer
> > > http://www.dailypioneer.com
> > > Saturday, March 9, 2013
> > >
> > > Nearly 50 leading names from the world of Bollywood,
> > > fashion and music have shared their kitchen secrets in a
> > > book on how to keep their celebrity status intact by
> > > incorporating a delicious healthy vegan diet with no
> > > cholesterol.
> > >
> > > Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Hema
> > > Malini, Mahesh Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and
> > > Vidya Balan are just a few who have contributed their
> > > recipes which include no animal products.
> > >
> > > The book\ufffdThe Vegan Kitchen: Bollywood Style!, published
> > > by Westland, is authored by Anuradha Sawhney.
> > >
> > > With forewords from renowned doctors Esselstyn Caldwell
> > > and Neal Barnard and fitness expert Mickey Mehta, who
> > > explain how a nutritious vegan diet can help reverse
> > > heart disease, manage diabetes and reduce obesity, as
> > > well as promote fitness, the book is a cocktail of taste,
> > > glamour and health in truly vegan style.
> > >
> > > It has a collection of healthy vegan (vegetarian recipes
> > > which do not use any milk or milk products) dishes from
> > > around the world and from different parts of India.
> > >
> > > \ufffdBad man\ufffd Gulshan Grover gives a recipe for brown rice
> > > poha. \ufffdThis is a dish that I started to eat because of my
> > > son Sanjay. He made me aware of the fact that by having
> > > poha\ufffdmade of brown rice flakes, I was consuming fibre
> > > which is good for health, yet not compromising on taste,\ufffd
> > > he says.
> > >
> > > Om Puri has a recipe for\ufffdpalak raita, saying, \ufffdI love
> > > palak\ufffdin any form\ufffd Sometimes, if I feel like eating the
> > > raita\ufffdwith\ufffdchappatis, I boil potatoes, break them with my
> > > hand and add them to thepalak raita.\ufffd
> > >
> > > Model Yana Gupta also contributes a recipe that has\ufffdpalak
> > > as an ingredient - coriander spinach brown rice. \ufffdI love
> > > this dish simply because I am obsessed with\ufffdpalak\ufffdin
> > > whatever form.\ufffd
> > >
> > > Mahesh Bhatt has this to say about his recipe of spinach,
> > > onion and carrot soup \ufffdThis is a great soup. Often I just
> > > don\ufffdt feel like eating a heavy dinner and Soni makes me
> > > something light like this soup and a salad. This also
> > > goes well with light pasta and it\ufffds full of nutrition.\ufffd
> > >
> > > Dilip Kumar enjoys eating vegetarian dishes and the
> > > recipe he contributes is that of\ufffdaaloo mattar. Wife Saira
> > > Banu gives a vegan recipe of Bhavnagiri\ufffdmirchi\ufffdaur\ufffdaaloo.
> > >
> > > Other recipes include\ufffdrajma\ufffd(Sonakshi Sinha), drumstick
> > > sambar\ufffd(Hema Malini),\ufffdsookha\ufffdaaloo\ufffdor stir fried potatoes
> > > (Sonam Kapoor), Kerala\ufffdpachadi\ufffdor red pumpkin with
> > > coconut (Vidya Balan) and Kashmiri\ufffddum aaloo\ufffd(Anupam
> > > Kher).
> > >
> > > Pickled bamboo shoot, a delicacy from Assam and a
> > > favourite of late singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, also
> > > finds a place in the book. His long-time companion
> > > Kalpana Lajmi also has a recipe to offer - mango curry.
> > >
> > > Actress-model Dipannita Sharma teaches how to cook\ufffdBoror
> > > Tenga\ufffdor Assamese tomato curry with lentil dumplings.
> > > Every recipe has been contributed by top celebrities from
> > > Bollywood, the world of fashion, television and even
> > > music.
> > >
> > > \ufffdThese celebrities may not necessarily be vegetarian or
> > > vegan themselves, but they took time out to share their
> > > favourite vegetarian, non-diary recipes,\ufffd the writer
> > > says.
> > >
> > > \ufffdSome of them sent me their own recipes, some of them who
> > > do not cook, asked their friends and family or recipes of
> > > the vegan dish they love best to eat... They made a
> > > serious effort to get the recipes.\ufffd
> > >
> > > Whole grain, oil-free, plant-based diets are quickly
> > > becoming essential in today\ufffds age of high cholesterol,
> > > obesity, lifestyle-based cancers, hypertension and adult
> > > onset diabetes. The recipes in the book fit the bill of
> > > being nutritious, whole grain and plant-based to a T!
> > > Every dish is delicious, nutritious and absolutely
> > > cruelty free.
> > >
> > > And an added advantage: almost every dish can be made
> > > without using any oil.
> > >
> > > PTI
> > >
> > > More at:
> > >
http://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/bollywood-celebs-go-vegan.html
>
> > Forwarded article from:
> >
> > Hinduism Today Magazine
> > http://www.hinduismtoday.com
> >
> > WHY HINDUS DON'T EAT MEAT
> >
> > Besides being an expression of compassion for animals,
> > vegetarianism is followed for ecological and health
> > rationales
> >
> > REASONS
> >
> > In the past fifty years, millions of meat-eaters --
> > Hindus and non-Hindus -- have made the personal decision
> > to stop eating the flesh of other creatures. There are
> > five major motivations for such a decision:
> >
> > 1. The Dharmic Law Reason
> >
> > Ahinsa, the law of noninjury, is the Hindu's first
> > duty in fulfilling religious obligations to God and God's
> > creation as defined by Vedic scripture.
> >
> > 2. The Karmic Consequences Reason
> >
> > All of our actions, including our choice of food,
> > have Karmic consequences. By involving oneself in the
> > cycle of inflicting injury, pain and death, even
> > indirectly by eating other creatures, one must in the
> > future experience in equal measure the suffering caused.
> >
> > 3. The Spiritual Reason
> >
> > Food is the source of the body's chemistry, and what
> > we ingest affects our consciousnes, emotions and
> > experiential patterns. If one wants to live in higher
> > consciousness, in peace and happiness and love for all
> > creatures, then he cannot eat meat, fish, shellfish, fowl
> > or eggs. By ingesting the grosser chemistries of animal
> > foods, one introduces into the body and mind anger,
> > jealousy, anxiety, suspicion and a terrible fear of
> > death, all of which are locked into the the flesh of the
> > butchered creatures. For these reasons, vegetarians live
> > in higher consciousness and meat-eaters abide in lower
> > consciousness.
> >
> > 4. The Health Reason
> >
> > Medical studies prove that a vegetarian diet is
> > easier to digest, provides a wider ranger of nutrients
> > and imposes fewer burdens and impurities on the body.
> > Vegetarians are less susceptible to all the major
> > diseases that afflict contemporary humanity, and thus
> > live longer, healthier, more productive lives. They have
> > fewer physical complaints, less frequent visits to the
> > doctor, fewer dental problems and smaller medical bills.
> > Their immune system is stronger, their bodies are purer,
> > more refined and skin more beautiful.
> >
> > 5. The Ecological Reason
> >
> > Planet Earth is suffereing. In large measure, the
> > escalating loss of species, destruction of ancient
> > rainforests to create pasture lands for live stock, loss
> > of topsoils and the consequent increase of water
> > impurities and air pollution have all been traced to the
> > single fact of meat in the human diet. No decision that
> > we can make as individuals or as a race can have such a
> > dramatic effect on the improvement of our planetary
> > ecology as the decision not to eat meat.
> >
> > HISTORY
> >
> > The book FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT, VEGETARIANISM AND THE WORLD
> > RELIGIONS, observes, "Despite popular knowledge of meat-
> > eating's adverse effects, the nonvegetarian diet became
> > increasingly widespread among the Hindus after the two
> > major invasions by foreign powers, first the Muslims and
> > later the British. With them came the desire to be
> > 'civilized,' to eat as did the Saheeb. Those atually
> > trained in Vedic knowledge, however, never adopted a
> > meat-oriented diet, and the pious Hindu still observes
> > vegetarian principles as a matter of religious duty.
> >
> > "That vegetarianism has always been widespread in
> > India is clear from the earliest Vedic texts. This was
> > observed by the ancient traveler Megasthenes and also by
> > Fa-Hsien, a Chinese Buddhist monk who, in the fifth
> > century, traveled to India in order to obtain authentic
> > copies of the scriptures.
> >
> > "These scriptures unambiguously support the meatless
> > way of life. In the MAHABHARAT, for instance, the great
> > warrior Bheeshm explains to Yuddhishtira, eldest of the
> > Paandav princes, that the meat of animals is like the
> > flesh of one's own son. Similarly, the MANUSMRITI
> > declares that one should 'refrain from eating all kinds
> > of meat,' for such eating involves killing and and leads
> > to Karmic bondage (Bandh) [5.49]. Elsewhere in the Vedic
> > literature, the last of the great Vedic kings, Maharaja
> > Parikshit, is quoted as saying that 'only the animal-
> > killer cannot relish the message of the Absolute Truth
> > [Shrimad Bhagvatam 10.1.4].'"
> >
> > SCRIPTURE
> >
> > He who desires to augment his own flesh by eating the
> > flesh of other creatures lives in misery in whatever
> > species he may take his birth. MAHABHARAT 115.47
> >
> > Those high-souled persons who desire beauty,
> > faultlessness of limbs, long life, understanding, mental
> > and physical strength and memory should abstain from acts
> > of injury. MAHABHARAT 18.115.8
> >
> > The very name of cow is Aghnya ["not to be killed"],
> > indicating that they should never be slaughtered. Who,
> > then could slay them? Surely, one who kills a cow or a
> > bull commits a heinous crime. MAHABHARAT, SHANTIPARV
> > 262.47
> >
> > The purchaser of flesh performs Hinsa (violence) by
> > his wealth; he who eats flesh does so by enjoying its
> > taste; the killer does Hinsa by actually tying and
> > killing the animal. Thus, there are three forms of
> > killing: he who brings flesh or sends for it, he who cuts
> > off the limbs of an animal, and he who purchases, sells
> > or cooks flesh and eats it -- all of these are to be
> > considered meat-eaters. MAHABHARAT, ANU 115.40
> >
> > He who sees that the Lord of all is ever the same in
> > all that is -- immortal in the field of mortality --he
> > sees the truth. And when a man sees that the God in
> > himself is the same God in all that is, he hurts not
> > himself by hurting others. Then he goes, indeed, to the
> > highest path. BHAGVAD GEETA 13.27-28
> >
> > Ahinsa is the highest Dharm. Ahinsa is the best
> > Tapas. Ahinsa is the greatest gift. Ahinsa is the
> > highest self-control. Ahinsa is the highest sacrifice.
> > Ahinsa is the highest power. Ahinsa is the highest
> > friend. Ahinsa is the highest truth. Ahinsa is the
> > highest teaching. MAHABHARAT 18.116.37-41
> >
> > What is the good way? It is the path that reflects
> > on how it may avoid killing any creature. TIRUKURAL 324
> >
> > All that lives will press palms together in prayerful
> > adoration of those who refuse to slaughter and savor
> > meat. TIRUKURAL 260
> >
> > What is virtuous conduct? It is never destroting
> > life, for killing leads to every other sin. TIRUKURAL
> > 312, 321
> >
> > Goodness is never one with the minds of these two:
> > one who wields a weapon and one who feasts on a
> > creature's flesh. TIRUKURAL 253
> >
> > End of forwarded article from:
> >
> > Hinduism Today Magazine
http://www.hinduismtoday.com
>
> 14 best vegan and vegetarian protein sources
>
> By Amanda MacMillan
> Health.com
> Fox News
> Saturday, August 10, 2013
>
> Proteins are known as the building blocks of life: In the
> body, they break down into amino acids that promote cell
> growth and repair. (They also take longer to digest than
> carbohydrates, helping you feel fuller for longer and on
> fewer calories - a plus for anyone trying to lose weight.)
> You probably know that animal products - meat, eggs and
> dairy - are good sources of protein; unfortunately, they
> can also be high in saturated fat and cholesterol. What
> you may not know is that you don't need to eat meat or
> cheese to get enough protein. Here are 14 good vegetarian
> and vegan sources, and tips on how to add them to your
> diet today.
>
> Continues at:
>
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/08/10/14-best-vegan-and-vegetarian-protein-sources/

U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years

In article <14359064.5Uv1HhjnyE@Dharma>,
Peter Terpstra <peter...@gmail.com> posted:

U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years

By Hope Bohanec

According to a new Harris Interactive study commissioned
by the Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of vegans in
the United States has doubled since 2009 to 2.5% of the
population. An amazing 7.5 million U.S. citizens now eat
vegan diets that do not include any animal products - no
meat, poultry, fish, dairy or eggs. Close to 16 million,
or 5%, identify as vegetarian, never eating meat, poultry
or fish.

If this rate continues, vegans will be 10% of the U.S.
population in 2015, 40% in 2019, and in 80 % in 2050!

This would mean an end to the exploitation and suffering
of billions of farmed animals. The study also revealed
that 33% of U.S. citizens are eating vegetarian meals a
significant amount of the time and ordering vegetarian
meals at restaurants, though they are not vegetarians.
That is over 100 million people, one third of the
country!

Interestingly, the demographic breakdown of the study
discovered that it was equal percentages of Democrats and
Republicans eating vegetarian. Perhaps these two parties
CAN agree on something - the vegan lifestyle is healthy
and compassionate.

Conscientious eating is going mainstream so if you
haven?t already, reduce or eliminate your consumption of
animal products-everyone?s doing it!

http://www.occupyforanimals.org/us-vegan-population-doubles-in-only-two-years.html

==============================

Peter Terpstra, dhanyavaad for your post!

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

http://tinyurl.com/JaiMaharaj

And/or Www.mantra.com/jai Dr. Jai Maharaj
2013-10-02 20:19:07 EST
Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
>
> > > > BOLLYWOOD CELEBS GO VEGAN
> > > >
> > > > PTI
> > > > The Pioneer
> > > > http://www.dailypioneer.com
> > > > Saturday, March 9, 2013
> > > >
> > > > Nearly 50 leading names from the world of Bollywood,
> > > > fashion and music have shared their kitchen secrets in a
> > > > book on how to keep their celebrity status intact by
> > > > incorporating a delicious healthy vegan diet with no
> > > > cholesterol.
> > > >
> > > > Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Hema
> > > > Malini, Mahesh Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and
> > > > Vidya Balan are just a few who have contributed their
> > > > recipes which include no animal products.
> > > >
> > > > The book\ufffdThe Vegan Kitchen: Bollywood Style!, published
> > > > by Westland, is authored by Anuradha Sawhney.
> > > >
> > > > With forewords from renowned doctors Esselstyn Caldwell
> > > > and Neal Barnard and fitness expert Mickey Mehta, who
> > > > explain how a nutritious vegan diet can help reverse
> > > > heart disease, manage diabetes and reduce obesity, as
> > > > well as promote fitness, the book is a cocktail of taste,
> > > > glamour and health in truly vegan style.
> > > >
> > > > It has a collection of healthy vegan (vegetarian recipes
> > > > which do not use any milk or milk products) dishes from
> > > > around the world and from different parts of India.
> > > >
> > > > \ufffdBad man\ufffd Gulshan Grover gives a recipe for brown rice
> > > > poha. \ufffdThis is a dish that I started to eat because of my
> > > > son Sanjay. He made me aware of the fact that by having
> > > > poha\ufffdmade of brown rice flakes, I was consuming fibre
> > > > which is good for health, yet not compromising on taste,\ufffd
> > > > he says.
> > > >
> > > > Om Puri has a recipe for\ufffdpalak raita, saying, \ufffdI love
> > > > palak\ufffdin any form\ufffd Sometimes, if I feel like eating the
> > > > raita\ufffdwith\ufffdchappatis, I boil potatoes, break them with my
> > > > hand and add them to thepalak raita.\ufffd
> > > >
> > > > Model Yana Gupta also contributes a recipe that has\ufffdpalak
> > > > as an ingredient - coriander spinach brown rice. \ufffdI love
> > > > this dish simply because I am obsessed with\ufffdpalak\ufffdin
> > > > whatever form.\ufffd
> > > >
> > > > Mahesh Bhatt has this to say about his recipe of spinach,
> > > > onion and carrot soup \ufffdThis is a great soup. Often I just
> > > > don\ufffdt feel like eating a heavy dinner and Soni makes me
> > > > something light like this soup and a salad. This also
> > > > goes well with light pasta and it\ufffds full of nutrition.\ufffd
> > > >
> > > > Dilip Kumar enjoys eating vegetarian dishes and the
> > > > recipe he contributes is that of\ufffdaaloo mattar. Wife Saira
> > > > Banu gives a vegan recipe of Bhavnagiri\ufffdmirchi\ufffdaur\ufffdaaloo.
> > > >
> > > > Other recipes include\ufffdrajma\ufffd(Sonakshi Sinha), drumstick
> > > > sambar\ufffd(Hema Malini),\ufffdsookha\ufffdaaloo\ufffdor stir fried potatoes
> > > > (Sonam Kapoor), Kerala\ufffdpachadi\ufffdor red pumpkin with
> > > > coconut (Vidya Balan) and Kashmiri\ufffddum aaloo\ufffd(Anupam
> > > > Kher).
> > > >
> > > > Pickled bamboo shoot, a delicacy from Assam and a
> > > > favourite of late singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, also
> > > > finds a place in the book. His long-time companion
> > > > Kalpana Lajmi also has a recipe to offer - mango curry.
> > > >
> > > > Actress-model Dipannita Sharma teaches how to cook\ufffdBoror
> > > > Tenga\ufffdor Assamese tomato curry with lentil dumplings.
> > > > Every recipe has been contributed by top celebrities from
> > > > Bollywood, the world of fashion, television and even
> > > > music.
> > > >
> > > > \ufffdThese celebrities may not necessarily be vegetarian or
> > > > vegan themselves, but they took time out to share their
> > > > favourite vegetarian, non-diary recipes,\ufffd the writer
> > > > says.
> > > >
> > > > \ufffdSome of them sent me their own recipes, some of them who
> > > > do not cook, asked their friends and family or recipes of
> > > > the vegan dish they love best to eat... They made a
> > > > serious effort to get the recipes.\ufffd
> > > >
> > > > Whole grain, oil-free, plant-based diets are quickly
> > > > becoming essential in today\ufffds age of high cholesterol,
> > > > obesity, lifestyle-based cancers, hypertension and adult
> > > > onset diabetes. The recipes in the book fit the bill of
> > > > being nutritious, whole grain and plant-based to a T!
> > > > Every dish is delicious, nutritious and absolutely
> > > > cruelty free.
> > > >
> > > > And an added advantage: almost every dish can be made
> > > > without using any oil.
> > > >
> > > > PTI
> > > >
> > > > More at:
> > > >
http://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/bollywood-celebs-go-vegan.html
> >
> > > Forwarded article from:
> > >
> > > Hinduism Today Magazine
> > > http://www.hinduismtoday.com
> > >
> > > WHY HINDUS DON'T EAT MEAT
> > >
> > > Besides being an expression of compassion for animals,
> > > vegetarianism is followed for ecological and health
> > > rationales
> > >
> > > REASONS
> > >
> > > In the past fifty years, millions of meat-eaters --
> > > Hindus and non-Hindus -- have made the personal decision
> > > to stop eating the flesh of other creatures. There are
> > > five major motivations for such a decision:
> > >
> > > 1. The Dharmic Law Reason
> > >
> > > Ahinsa, the law of noninjury, is the Hindu's first
> > > duty in fulfilling religious obligations to God and God's
> > > creation as defined by Vedic scripture.
> > >
> > > 2. The Karmic Consequences Reason
> > >
> > > All of our actions, including our choice of food,
> > > have Karmic consequences. By involving oneself in the
> > > cycle of inflicting injury, pain and death, even
> > > indirectly by eating other creatures, one must in the
> > > future experience in equal measure the suffering caused.
> > >
> > > 3. The Spiritual Reason
> > >
> > > Food is the source of the body's chemistry, and what
> > > we ingest affects our consciousnes, emotions and
> > > experiential patterns. If one wants to live in higher
> > > consciousness, in peace and happiness and love for all
> > > creatures, then he cannot eat meat, fish, shellfish, fowl
> > > or eggs. By ingesting the grosser chemistries of animal
> > > foods, one introduces into the body and mind anger,
> > > jealousy, anxiety, suspicion and a terrible fear of
> > > death, all of which are locked into the the flesh of the
> > > butchered creatures. For these reasons, vegetarians live
> > > in higher consciousness and meat-eaters abide in lower
> > > consciousness.
> > >
> > > 4. The Health Reason
> > >
> > > Medical studies prove that a vegetarian diet is
> > > easier to digest, provides a wider ranger of nutrients
> > > and imposes fewer burdens and impurities on the body.
> > > Vegetarians are less susceptible to all the major
> > > diseases that afflict contemporary humanity, and thus
> > > live longer, healthier, more productive lives. They have
> > > fewer physical complaints, less frequent visits to the
> > > doctor, fewer dental problems and smaller medical bills.
> > > Their immune system is stronger, their bodies are purer,
> > > more refined and skin more beautiful.
> > >
> > > 5. The Ecological Reason
> > >
> > > Planet Earth is suffereing. In large measure, the
> > > escalating loss of species, destruction of ancient
> > > rainforests to create pasture lands for live stock, loss
> > > of topsoils and the consequent increase of water
> > > impurities and air pollution have all been traced to the
> > > single fact of meat in the human diet. No decision that
> > > we can make as individuals or as a race can have such a
> > > dramatic effect on the improvement of our planetary
> > > ecology as the decision not to eat meat.
> > >
> > > HISTORY
> > >
> > > The book FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT, VEGETARIANISM AND THE WORLD
> > > RELIGIONS, observes, "Despite popular knowledge of meat-
> > > eating's adverse effects, the nonvegetarian diet became
> > > increasingly widespread among the Hindus after the two
> > > major invasions by foreign powers, first the Muslims and
> > > later the British. With them came the desire to be
> > > 'civilized,' to eat as did the Saheeb. Those atually
> > > trained in Vedic knowledge, however, never adopted a
> > > meat-oriented diet, and the pious Hindu still observes
> > > vegetarian principles as a matter of religious duty.
> > >
> > > "That vegetarianism has always been widespread in
> > > India is clear from the earliest Vedic texts. This was
> > > observed by the ancient traveler Megasthenes and also by
> > > Fa-Hsien, a Chinese Buddhist monk who, in the fifth
> > > century, traveled to India in order to obtain authentic
> > > copies of the scriptures.
> > >
> > > "These scriptures unambiguously support the meatless
> > > way of life. In the MAHABHARAT, for instance, the great
> > > warrior Bheeshm explains to Yuddhishtira, eldest of the
> > > Paandav princes, that the meat of animals is like the
> > > flesh of one's own son. Similarly, the MANUSMRITI
> > > declares that one should 'refrain from eating all kinds
> > > of meat,' for such eating involves killing and and leads
> > > to Karmic bondage (Bandh) [5.49]. Elsewhere in the Vedic
> > > literature, the last of the great Vedic kings, Maharaja
> > > Parikshit, is quoted as saying that 'only the animal-
> > > killer cannot relish the message of the Absolute Truth
> > > [Shrimad Bhagvatam 10.1.4].'"
> > >
> > > SCRIPTURE
> > >
> > > He who desires to augment his own flesh by eating the
> > > flesh of other creatures lives in misery in whatever
> > > species he may take his birth. MAHABHARAT 115.47
> > >
> > > Those high-souled persons who desire beauty,
> > > faultlessness of limbs, long life, understanding, mental
> > > and physical strength and memory should abstain from acts
> > > of injury. MAHABHARAT 18.115.8
> > >
> > > The very name of cow is Aghnya ["not to be killed"],
> > > indicating that they should never be slaughtered. Who,
> > > then could slay them? Surely, one who kills a cow or a
> > > bull commits a heinous crime. MAHABHARAT, SHANTIPARV
> > > 262.47
> > >
> > > The purchaser of flesh performs Hinsa (violence) by
> > > his wealth; he who eats flesh does so by enjoying its
> > > taste; the killer does Hinsa by actually tying and
> > > killing the animal. Thus, there are three forms of
> > > killing: he who brings flesh or sends for it, he who cuts
> > > off the limbs of an animal, and he who purchases, sells
> > > or cooks flesh and eats it -- all of these are to be
> > > considered meat-eaters. MAHABHARAT, ANU 115.40
> > >
> > > He who sees that the Lord of all is ever the same in
> > > all that is -- immortal in the field of mortality --he
> > > sees the truth. And when a man sees that the God in
> > > himself is the same God in all that is, he hurts not
> > > himself by hurting others. Then he goes, indeed, to the
> > > highest path. BHAGVAD GEETA 13.27-28
> > >
> > > Ahinsa is the highest Dharm. Ahinsa is the best
> > > Tapas. Ahinsa is the greatest gift. Ahinsa is the
> > > highest self-control. Ahinsa is the highest sacrifice.
> > > Ahinsa is the highest power. Ahinsa is the highest
> > > friend. Ahinsa is the highest truth. Ahinsa is the
> > > highest teaching. MAHABHARAT 18.116.37-41
> > >
> > > What is the good way? It is the path that reflects
> > > on how it may avoid killing any creature. TIRUKURAL 324
> > >
> > > All that lives will press palms together in prayerful
> > > adoration of those who refuse to slaughter and savor
> > > meat. TIRUKURAL 260
> > >
> > > What is virtuous conduct? It is never destroting
> > > life, for killing leads to every other sin. TIRUKURAL
> > > 312, 321
> > >
> > > Goodness is never one with the minds of these two:
> > > one who wields a weapon and one who feasts on a
> > > creature's flesh. TIRUKURAL 253
> > >
> > > End of forwarded article from:
> > >
> > > Hinduism Today Magazine
http://www.hinduismtoday.com

> > 14 best vegan and vegetarian protein sources
> >
> > By Amanda MacMillan
> > Health.com
> > Fox News
> > Saturday, August 10, 2013
> >
> > Proteins are known as the building blocks of life: In the
> > body, they break down into amino acids that promote cell
> > growth and repair. (They also take longer to digest than
> > carbohydrates, helping you feel fuller for longer and on
> > fewer calories - a plus for anyone trying to lose weight.)
> > You probably know that animal products - meat, eggs and
> > dairy - are good sources of protein; unfortunately, they
> > can also be high in saturated fat and cholesterol. What
> > you may not know is that you don't need to eat meat or
> > cheese to get enough protein. Here are 14 good vegetarian
> > and vegan sources, and tips on how to add them to your
> > diet today.
> >
> > Continues at:
> >
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/08/10/14-best-vegan-and-vegetarian-protein-sources/

> U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years
>
> In article <14359064.5Uv1HhjnyE@Dharma>,
> Peter Terpstra <peter...@gmail.com> posted:
>
> U.S. vegan population doubles in only two years
>
> By Hope Bohanec
>
> According to a new Harris Interactive study commissioned
> by the Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of vegans in
> the United States has doubled since 2009 to 2.5% of the
> population. An amazing 7.5 million U.S. citizens now eat
> vegan diets that do not include any animal products - no
> meat, poultry, fish, dairy or eggs. Close to 16 million,
> or 5%, identify as vegetarian, never eating meat, poultry
> or fish.
>
> If this rate continues, vegans will be 10% of the U.S.
> population in 2015, 40% in 2019, and in 80 % in 2050!
>
> This would mean an end to the exploitation and suffering
> of billions of farmed animals. The study also revealed
> that 33% of U.S. citizens are eating vegetarian meals a
> significant amount of the time and ordering vegetarian
> meals at restaurants, though they are not vegetarians.
> That is over 100 million people, one third of the
> country!
>
> Interestingly, the demographic breakdown of the study
> discovered that it was equal percentages of Democrats and
> Republicans eating vegetarian. Perhaps these two parties
> CAN agree on something - the vegan lifestyle is healthy
> and compassionate.
>
> Conscientious eating is going mainstream so if you
> haven?t already, reduce or eliminate your consumption of
> animal products-everyone?s doing it!
>
http://www.occupyforanimals.org/us-vegan-population-doubles-in-only-two-years.html
>
> ==============================
>
> Peter Terpstra, dhanyavaad for your post!

6 Essentials for Your Vegan Kitchen

Healthy Living News
One Green Planet
huffingtonpost.com
August 5, 2013

There are many myths out there surrounding vegan eating.
People think vegan food is bland, strange, lacking
protein, difficult to find, and on and on. Now, Green
Monsters, the time has come to dispel these myths. The
good news is that so many vegan products are on
supermarket shelves these days that no one should shun
the vegan diet because of the fears mentioned above. To
ensure a happy vegan belly, you'll firstly need to load
up on fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and
legumes. In addition, you'll need to stock up on some
basic essentials; we've put together a list to help you
do just that!

Continues at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/one-green-planet/6-essentials-for-your-veg_b_3680076.html

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

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