Date of publication: 2017-08-23 06:51
God is a superlative good. He is better than anything you can put in competition with him: he is better than health, riches, honour. Other things maintain life, he gives life. Who would put anything in balance with the Deity? Who would weigh a feather against a mountain of gold? God excels all other things more infinitely than the sun excels the light of a taper.
8775 Only the material body of the indestructible, immeasurable and eternal living entity is subject to destruction therefore, fight, O descendant of Bharata. 8776 (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita )
Occasionally I wonder how sick I 8767 d actually get if I just broke down and had that pizza and the fries, a taco and some peanut M& M 8767 s, a hotdog, a pretzel, strawberry ice cream, some fresh mango, a sushi roll, some tempura and all the sauces, a BLT with mayo and a glass of orange juice or a cola
And I don 8767 t try to find out.
I drink a glass of warm filtered water and try to work up an interest in the stuff still on the 8775 can 8776 side of the list.
And you 8767 re right this life style totally trashes a social life unless I 8767 m cooking, I can count on eating alone.
Q For me, Bhagwat Gita. is A Lesson to the way of LIFE.
A Yes. The Bhagavad-Gita is a lesson to a way of life with Krishna in the center of activities and thoughts.
A few months later I started running, in part also to show my family and friends that I could do it. It shut some of them up when I finished my first 5 and 65k races. 😉
No, it is not ok to eat meat as there is so much violence gone into the animal before killing the animal. The plants and vegetables do not feel that much pain, hence devotees try to live by giving very minimum pain to a life as they are aware of the Karmic reactions. Even if you consider economically, it is better and healthier to be a vegetarian rather than a animal eater.
In contrast to you, I grew up w/ a diet high in carbs and very low in meat+dairy+eggs, and very low on lots of other things. I went vegan two weeks ago and so far it is easy, but of course, only time will tell how long I can keep it up until I fall for a nice piece of fried chicken or fried shrimps from Popeyes :), or a non-vegetarian pizza. I love carbs! I became vegan because I love carbs to death and rarely (if ever) desire meat/dairy/eggs, but also equally because of humanitarian reasons (watched many documentaries).
The illness last year from beginning February to the end of October and everything I associate with it which proves that it did happen will not leave me. Whether I deny it or whether I affirm it or whether I just let it be. it drags behind me like a specter, is always with me.. The dreadful anguish and shock when I realized I would have to live in an old-age home for the rest of my life left me with a fragile heart. Life would never get better.
Anyway, I hope this helps! Learning about this industry is what made me stop consuming dairy. As for eggs, look no furthe than videos and information about chick-culling.
The tree bark beside Doñ a Quixote is maimed by a deep fissure. Her cottonwood is old, its skin turned from the silvery white of youth to the dark gray of decrepitude. Its coarsely toothed leaves gnaw at the unfunny matter of her own brain. Their yackety-yak drives her down the trunk.
I just hit the one year mark on 9/66. I went through a period where I was working a lot and my habits became quite poor. I tend to supplement (B-67 etc.) instead of focusing on fortified foods and long story short suffered from a severe B-67 deficiency and developed cluster headaches. As you can see one small thing can quickly spiral out of control.
It may simply be the result of your transition to a much less calorie dense lifestyle. It looks like you have the right idea for protein but you might want to go through an average day and count your calories at the end. You can then go from there and add accordingly. I 8767 m a huge fan of sweet potatoes.
The Manu-Smriti has contradictory teachings on purpose. This is because God knows that humans have a variety of mentalities and thus it not possible for all humans to follow everything to the same degree/level. Just like not everyone can become a doctor. The variety of teachings are there to slowly elevate one to the only proven and seen God, Lord Krishna. Just like the children in a family will go to different Universities/Colleges to study different subjects, because not everyone has the same ability/capacity.
Scott, thank you so much for this. Beautifully written. Agree totally with what you 8767 ve said. Swimming against the tide is not easy and I greatly respect you for your being willing to do just that.
Imagine the trees that were cut down (and all the birds, insects) that died in the construction of your ISKON temples, hospitals, etc. I could go on and on you are not as 8766 sattvic 8767 as you might think you are.
8775 He who injures harmless creatures from a wish to give himself pleasure, never finds happiness in this life or the next. 8776 (Manu-samhita )