Sometimes when people discover that I’m a vegetarian they always seem to ask that same old troubling question that for some reason, seriously irritates them ~ WHY ARE YOU A VEGETARIAN? And they say it as if it’s a great crime. Not to cause any unrest I usually respond by saying that it’s simply a matter of choice whether one wants to be a meat eater or become a vegetarian or even a vegan. We are all endowed with that choice alone I tell them. But if they keep insisting to know more then I may respond by going a little deeper into the reason. You see, before one opens up on higher truths one should always discriminate carefully on whether its worthy or not, as others may think differently of you if you say too much, and that’s only because you don’t think or eat like they do. We are all on different levels of understanding so one should be very diligent when speaking on such matters openly.
There are of course a number of reasons why people choose to become vegetarians. Some may do it for one reason alone (health), while others do it for other reasons. But for those who want to know a little more on this subject than here it is:
All humans house animal qualities within, to help in eradicating these low qualities and purify the mind one must give up the eating of meat, as the animal vibration is in this type of food and it does affect the mind as well as hinders ones spiritual progression. But again it does come down to one’s own personal choice in what one eats.
If we are wanting to make positive progress then I suggest one should meditate on looking into the reason of (why) one should avoid the eating of meat. Also not to forget the words of Jesus and other Great Ones who came to teach humanity that ~ The Body Of Man Is The Temple Of God. If we are wanting to come closer to God in offering worship to Him, and we know that God resides in the temple of our body, then why would anyone want to dirty it through the wrong types of food and drink. In hindsight it’s because the majority have been conditioned in doing so. This is how we have been brought up in not knowing any better.
Only when God witnesses man taking the rightful steps towards keeping the body temple clean (within) and offering worship to Him through meditation, prayer and by doing good towards others will God then reveal Himself - and lead that one quicker along the path towards Realisation of their True-Self.
I know some who are vegetarians and often there is talk on this subject, and at times I may even ask why they became a vegetarian; but then they usually respond by giving all the wrong reasons. I have always felt a disappointment when hearing this. You see, I am always waiting to hear the right reasons as this would then lead into Higher Talks (satsang).
The majority of people will learn one day that animals also have their own karma to live, and that they like us “evolve.” The same for all living things, even the earth herself evolves, she goes through different ages (yuga’s).
If and when one is serious about wanting to tread the spiritual path and come closer to God, one will then in time discover through meditation the “TRUTH” of all life and the purpose it holds.
But please don’t get me wrong I once myself was a meat eater. It’s just that one day we will be enlightened with this truth, and when it dawns we will see it as plain as the nose on our face along with many other truths as well. This is our destiny, this is what happens when we begin to evolve. We become more spiritually attuned with life here and the other. We start to discover things of truth, but we should never leave it there we must “act” upon these truths by looking deeper into them.
Only by acting upon them will we then start to make headway as our journey along the path is then quickened through the Grace of God. We then find ourselves coming closer and closer to God. Its only when we start to put a little effort into bettering ourselves that God then starts to lead us towards the discovery of many truths. We begin to understand things with greater clarity than ever before, and sometimes it really shakes us violently from the inside out only because it clashes with what we always took to be true.
Many will not tolerate a truth other than their own no matter what, it’s because the foundations of their own belief structures are in threat of either being harmed or even destroyed. Structures which they have depended on for so long and have taken to always be - the truth.
What fights in holding on is the (ego,) it won’t let loose of old things old ways. Wipe the sleep from yours eye’s (the World) and behold all things will be revealed. The truth will then unravel itself right before you. You see, “in truth there is really only one truth, all the others a just stepping stones leading one to the discovery of the ONE-REAL-TRUTH, that which is God.
So if anyone eats meat that’s their choice and that should not be disrespected, they will in time eventually come to the understanding of this, whether in this life or some other. What should be questioned though is how animals are treated. There is (NO) love or spirituality in causing suffering to animals no matter what. The suffering one causes to any living thing is a vile act against God Himself, and great karma that person will reap. For plant life this is a different matter altogether, plants are (not) aware, animals are.
Author: Rev. Wayne E Farquhar, www.illawarraceremonies.com
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