Divya durga art of eating

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  • 1.  
  • 2. What is Eating?
    • Definition: The act of consuming food
    • In general terms, eating is the process of consuming nutrition, i.e. food, for the purpose of providing for the nutritional needs of an animal, particularly their energy requirements and to grow.
  • 3. What is Art of Eating ?
    • Food Variety
    • Who can eat what
    • Where do humans fit in
    • Nature’s rule, effects of breaking rules
    • How to follow Nature’s rule
  • 4.
    • Food Variety
    • Who can eat what
    • Where do humans fit in
    • Nature’s rule, effects of breaking rules
    • How to follow Nature’s rule
  • 5. Bhagavad-Gita 17.8
    • “ Foods dear to those in the mode of goodness increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence and gives health, happiness and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, fatty, wholesome and pleasing to the heart.”
    Who can Eat What
  • 6.
    • “ Foods that are too bitter, too sour, salty, hot, pungent, dry and burning are dear to those in the mode of passion . Such foods cause distress, misery and disease.”
    Bhagavad-Gita 17.9 Who can Eat What
  • 7.
    • “ Food prepared more than 3 hours before being eaten, food that is tasteless, decomposed and putrid, and food consisting of remnants and untouchable things is dear to those in the mode of darkness .”
    Bhagavad-Gita 17.10 Who can Eat What
  • 8.
    • Food Variety
    • Who can eat what
    • Where do humans fit in
    • Nature’s rule, effects of breaking rules
    • How to follow Nature’s rule
  • 9. Is our Body Designed to consume meat ?
  • 10. Are we a carnivore or a herbivore ? Let us compare…
  • 11. Humans No claws Perspire through skin pores Intestinal tract 10-12 times body length Stomach acid 20 times less strong than meat eaters Herbivore No claws Perspire through skin pores Intestinal tract 10-12 times body length Stomach acid 20 times less strong than meat eaters Carnivore Has claws, No skin pores, perspire through tongue Intestinal tract 3 times body length Strong hydrochloric acid in stomach to digest meat
  • 12.
    • Carnivore
    • Reduced Facial Muscles
    • Minimal side-to-side Jaw movement
    • Herbivore
    • Fully-developed Facial Muscles
    • Good side-to-side Jaw movement
    Human Fully-developed Facial Muscles Good side-to-side Jaw movement
  • 13.
    • Carnivore
    • Long, pointed and curved teeth.
    • No Chewing, Swallows food whole
    • Herbivore
    • Broad, flattened and short teeth.
    • Extensive Chewing
    Human Broad, flattened and short teeth. Extensive Chewing
  • 14.
    • Now,
    • do you think we are following the Nature’s rule ?
  • 15.
    • Food Variety
    • Who can eat what
    • Where do humans fit in
    • Nature’s rule, effects of breaking rules
    • How to follow Nature’s rule
  • 16. Effects of breaking the rule…
    • Health
    • Consciousness
    • Natural Imbalance
    • Ethical Considerations
  • 17. Effects of breaking the rule…
    • Health
    • Consciousness
    • Natural Imbalance
    • Ethical Considerations
  • 18. Effects of Meat on Health
    • Heart Disease
    • The number one killer…
    Responsible for 50% of deaths around the world
  • 19. “ 90% - 97% of Heart Diseases can be prevented by a Vegetarian diet”
  • 20. Colon Cancer A Major Killer Meat consumption, results in an increased risk of colorectal cancer. On the biological level, meat appears to be a source of specific blood-borne carcinogens. 1999, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 91, 916
  • 21.
    • Colorectal cancer causes 655,000 deaths worldwide per year.
  • 22. Here is a list of diseases/ailments that have been directly related to eating meat : Ovarian Cancer Circulatory Disease Cervical Cancer Prostate Cancer Multiple Sclerosis Hypertension Gall Stones Anemia Osteoporosis Heart Disease Hypoglycemia Kidney Stones Ulcers Asthma Immune Deficiency Arthritis Lower Life Expectancy Colon Cancer Lower Stamina Breast Cancer Constipation Obesity Cancer of the Uterus
  • 23. Now… Can an Only-Vegetarian Food ensure a balanced diet for good health?
  • 24. Most common myth… NO MEAT = NO PROTIEN
  • 25. Elephant is the most powerful animal… … and a vegetarian.
  • 26. Bill Pearl (Mr. Universe) Andreas Cahling (Mr. International)
  • 27. Abdul Kalam Mahatma Gandhi
  • 28. Effects of breaking the rule…
    • Health
    • Consciousness
    • Natural Imbalance
    • Ethical Considerations
  • 29.
    • It is a fact that
    • Meat-Eating reduces respect
    • for all kinds of life, including
    • that of humans.
  • 30. Those who kill animals, to eat their flesh, tend to massacre their own… - Pythagoras
  • 31.  
  • 32.  
  • 33. Can we DENY that brutality against animals makes us brutal too?
  • 34. Karmic Consequences
  • 35. All of our actions including our choice of food have karmic consequences. By inflicting injury, pain and death, one must in the future experience the sufferings caused.
  • 36. By killing animals, not only will we be bereft of the human form but we will have to take an animal form and … … somehow or other be killed by the same type of animal we have killed. This is the law of nature.
  • 37. The purchaser of flesh performs violence by his wealth; He who eats flesh does so by enjoying its taste; The killer does himsa by actually tying and killing the animal. All of these are to be considered meat-eaters.
  • 38. “ Truly man is the king of all beasts… for his brutality exceeds theirs.” - Da Vinci
  • 39. Effects of breaking the rule…
    • Health
    • Consciousness
    • Natural Imbalance
    • Ethical Considerations
  • 40.
    • Vast quantities of food which could feed humans is fed to livestock raised to produce meat.
  • 41.
    • 80% of the corn and 95% of the oats grown in the U.S. is eaten by livestock.
    • The percentage of protein wasted by cycling grain through livestock is calculated by experts as 90%.
    • Producing one pound of beef requires 16 pounds of edible grain and soybeans, which could be used to feed the hungry.
  • 42.
    • One acre of land can produce 40,000 pounds of potatoes, or 250 pounds of beef.
    • Fifty-six percent of all U.S. farmland is devoted to beef production.
    • One hundred million people could be adequately fed using the land freed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by a mere 10%.
  • 43. Effects of breaking the rule…
    • Health
    • Consciousness
    • Natural Imbalance
    • Ethical Considerations
  • 44. Ethical Considerations
    • Slaughtering animals causes extreme suffering. Animals are conscious creatures with feelings like humans.
    • We have no right to artificially end the life of any creature.
  • 45.
    • Poisons to be absorbed into the bloodstream
    • These poisons need to be eliminated energy is diverted
    Dead animal flesh contains many toxic elements, such as:
  • 46.
    • Animal toxins will tend to disrupt the proper metabolism of carbohydrates. This can cause diabetes .
    • Non-nutritive substances resulting from the digestion of animal flesh tend to be carcinogenic ( cancer-inducing ) irritants.
  • 47.
    • Wastes from the dead animal's bloodstream, germs, and drugs injected to offset animal disease.
    • Fear poisons released into the bloodstream at the time of slaughter.
    • Bacteria from putrefactive decomposition, which commences as soon as the animal dies. Because flesh is an excellent insulator, not all of these bacteria are killed by cooking.
    Eating flesh from the cow or any other animal is detrimental to the health of human beings for many reasons.
  • 48. … in the slaughter houses
    • Forced feeding and other unnatural practices
    • Animals raised for slaughter suffer from dozens of diseases.
    • In addition, poultry are often impregnated with estrogens, which can cause cancer.
  • 49. This is the reality.
  • 50. Male chicks are of no commercial value for the slaughter houses.
  • 51. Male chicks are either packed in garbage plastic bags to suffocate to death or thrown away in trash cans.
  • 52. The recent trend is to grind the male chicks alive and use it as high fertility manure for the farms.
  • 53. This is the reality.
  • 54.  
  • 55.  
  • 56. THIS IS YOUR CHOICE
  • 57. THEY HAVE NO CHOICE
  • 58.
    • “ While our bodies are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal conditions on earth?”
    • - George Bernard Shaw
  • 59.
    • Food Variety
    • Who can eat what
    • Where do humans fit in
    • Nature’s rule, effects of breaking rules
    • How to follow Nature’s rule
  • 60.
    • Talk about keeping body clean
    • Kitchen clean
    • Offer food to lord
    • Consume prasadam
  • 61. The end
  • 62.
    • A Vegetarian = Perfect Person??
  • 63.
    • In itself, being a vegetarian is not enough;
    • after all, even pigeons and monkeys are vegetarians.
  • 64.
    • beyond vegetarianism to a diet of Prasadam .
    • Eating becomes helpful in achieving the goal of human life
    • Reawakening the soul's original relationship with God.