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Written By : Shalina Sharma. We are much concerned about our spiritual progress although it is strange how we do not give any importance to the basic necessity to help
21 Jul 2008 12:00

Written By : Shalina Sharma. We are much concerned about our spiritual progress although it is strange how we do not give any importance to the basic necessity to help us with spiritual advancement.
Without the right food, no other healing modality can be effective.
A pure (sattvic) diet encourages the development of the higher qualities, namely, peace love and above all, awareness. A pure diet nourishes, calms and purifies the mind and body, maintaining them in a balanced and peaceful state.
Thus enabling them to function at their utmost potential.
Whereas an impure (tamasic/rajasic) diet, for example meat, increases the animal fire to function within us.
This promotes negative emotions such as hatred, lust, jealousy, pride, anger, etc.
These material forces drags us deep down into ignorance. Also, just before animals are slaughtered, they go through a series of mental trauma – terror, fear, panic, tension, worry, etc.
We digest these negative emotions together with the food we are eating.
This is why we are prone to panic, stress, fear, etc, during any given moment.
All this in turn leads to our spiritual consciousness being limited because our minds are clouded, closed and distorted with these negative material energies


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