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Vegetarianism

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Vegetarianism

  1. 1. We are what we eat !
  2. 2. 1Comparative Anatomy
  3. 3. Is our bodydesigned to consume meat?Let us compareour body witha carnivore as well as a herbivore
  4. 4. Carnivore
  5. 5. Herbivore
  6. 6. The Comparative Anatomy of EatingComparison Carnivore Herbivore Human Reduced to Facial allow wide Well-developed Well-developed Muscles mouth gap minimal side-to- good side-to- good side-to-Jaw Motion side motion side motion side motion
  7. 7. The Comparative Anatomy of EatingComparison Carnivore Herbivore Human Broad, flattened Broad, flattened Teeth: Short and and spade and spade Incisors pointed shaped shaped Dull and short Long, sharp and Teeth: (sometimes long Short and curved to tear Canines for defense), or blunted flesh none
  8. 8. The Comparative Anatomy of EatingComparison Carnivore Herbivore Human Teeth: Sharp Flattened Flattened Molars None; swallows Extensive ExtensiveChewing food whole chewing chewing
  9. 9. The Comparative Anatomy of EatingComparison Carnivore Herbivore Human Acidic saliva: Alkaline saliva: Alkaline saliva: Carbohydrate Carbohydrate Carbohydrate Saliva digesting digesting digesting enzymes not enzymes enzymes present present present Stomach < pH 1 (to digest tough animalAcidity with muscle, bone, pH 4 to 5 pH 4 to 5 food in it etc.)
  10. 10. The Comparative Anatomy of EatingComparison Carnivore Herbivore HumanLength of 3 to 6 times > 10 times body 10 to 11 times Small body length length body lengthIntestine Simple, short Colon and smooth Long, complex Long, complex
  11. 11. The Comparative Anatomy of EatingComparison Carnivore Herbivore Human No skin pores; Perspires Perspires perspiresPerspiration through tongue through millions through millions of skin pores of skin pores to cool body Flattened nails Nails Sharp claws or blunt hooves Flattened nails
  12. 12. 2Health &Nutrition
  13. 13. Let us look at thenutritionalvalue of avegetarian
  14. 14. Can vegetarian food ensure a balanceddiet for good health ?
  15. 15. Most popular myth: If I don’t eat meat, Iwould suffer from lack of protein!
  16. 16. Researchers at Max Planck Institute, Germany have shown: “Most vegetables, fruits,seeds, nuts, and grains are excellent sources of complete proteins.”
  17. 17. 3 FamousVegetarians
  18. 18. • Albert Einstein • Isaac Newton
  19. 19. • Mahatma Gandhi
  20. 20. • Plato • Socrates
  21. 21. • Pythagoras • Leonardo Da Vinci
  22. 22. • Larry Bird (All-time great basketball player) • Greg Chappell (Former Australian cricketer)
  23. 23. • Carl Lewis
  24. 24. • Edwin Moses (400m hurdles - world record holder)
  25. 25. • Billy Jean King (Tennis champion of 70s) • Martina Navratilova (Tennis champion)
  26. 26. 4 HealthReasons
  27. 27. Effects of Meat on Health
  28. 28. Heart Disease The Number One KillerResponsible for approx. 50% of all deaths in Britain
  29. 29. As early as 1961, the Journal of the American Medical Association had said“90% - 97% of heart disease can be prevented by a vegetarian diet.”
  30. 30. CancerThe Number Two Killer
  31. 31. Cooked meat and fishcontains carcinogens,which attack the cell’s DNA, alter it and develop cancer
  32. 32. Harmful ChemicalsMeat contains 14 times more chemicals & pesticides than plant foods.
  33. 33. 5WorldHunger
  34. 34. 20 million people die annually as a result of malnutrition.
  35. 35. UN Secretary General recently admitted that“...meat consumption in rich countries is keycause for hunger around the world.”
  36. 36. Access?16 kg grain 20 people1 kg beef 2 people
  37. 37. Producing one pound of beef requires 16 pounds of edible grain, which could be used to feed the hungry.”John Robbins book “Diet for a New America”
  38. 38. One hundred million peoplecould be adequately fed using the land freed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by a mere 10%.”
  39. 39. The average American consumes in a 72-year lifetime approx: 11 cattles 3 lambs and sheep 23 pigs, 45 turkeys 1,100 chickens & 862 pounds of fish!
  40. 40. This may be at the cost of someone dying of malnutrition.
  41. 41. According to the Population Reference Bureau “If everyone adopted a vegetarian diet, current food production would theoretically feed 10 billion people, more than the projected population for the year 2050.”
  42. 42. 6Cruelty
  43. 43. ModernSlaughterhouse Worse than a hell !
  44. 44. Hens are so tightly packed in the batterycages, that theycannot move an inch during their encagement.
  45. 45. Hens areforced to lay up to 200-220 eggs everyyear, leading to weakened bones, feather loss etc.
  46. 46. This is thereality!
  47. 47. In the U.S.alone 6,60,000 animals arekilled for meat every hour.
  48. 48. “While our bodies are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal conditions onGeorge Bernard Shaw earth?”
  49. 49. Terrorism
  50. 50. Riots
  51. 51. Wars
  52. 52. Nuclear Threat
  53. 53. It’s a fact that meat eating reducesrespect for all kinds of lifeincluding that of humans.
  54. 54. Can we deny that brutality againstanimals makes us more brutal too?
  55. 55. VIDEOMEET YOUR MEAT PRESS ENTER AGAIN
  56. 56. 7 KarmicConsequences
  57. 57. All of our actions including ourchoice of food have karmicconsequences.
  58. 58. By inflicting injury, pain and death, one must in the futureexperience the sufferings caused.
  59. 59. Srila Prabhupada explains
  60. 60. By killing animals, not only will we be bereft of the human form but we will have to take an animal form and …
  61. 61. …somehow orother be killed by the sametype of animal we have killed. This is the law of nature.
  62. 62. Mahabharata The purchaser of flesh performsviolence by his wealth; He who eats flesh does so byenjoying its taste;
  63. 63. Mahabharata The killer does himsa by actuallytying and killing the animal.all of these are to be consideredmeat-eaters.
  64. 64. SrilaPrabhupada explains
  65. 65. “Every living creature is a son of the Supreme Lord, and He does not tolerate even an ant’s beingkilled. One has to pay for it.”
  66. 66. Even the heads of religions indulge in killinganimals while trying topass as saintly persons. This mockery and hypocrisy in human society bring about unlimited calamities;
  67. 67. therefore occasionally there are greatwars. Masses of such people go out onto battlefields andkill themselves.” Srila Prabhupada
  68. 68. In order to revivethe finer tissues of the brain to understand subtle things, one must give up meat-eating. -Srila Prabhupada
  69. 69. 8Quotes From Some World Famous Personalities
  70. 70. “I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodilyMahatma Gandhi wants.”
  71. 71. “Our task must be to widen our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures including animals.”Albert Einstein
  72. 72. “To say we love God and at the same time exercise cruelty towards a creature moving by life derived from God is a contradiction in itself.”John Woolman
  73. 73. “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.”Leo Tolstoy
  74. 74. LordKrishnadescribes in the Gita…
  75. 75. Foods such as milk products, grains,fruits and vegetables “increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence, and give strength, health, happiness, and satisfaction.”
  76. 76. On the contrary Foods such as meat & fish are described as “putrid,decomposed, and unclean”
  77. 77. VIDEOREASONS TO BE A VEGETARIAN PRESS ENTER AGAIN
  78. 78. FAQ
  79. 79. Plants and the treesalso have souls!Isn’t eating them killing?
  80. 80. jivo jivasya jivanamOne living entity is food for another in thestruggle for existence.
  81. 81. If we eat ourdesignated food in away prescribed by theLord we are freed of all sins.
  82. 82. Krishna instructs Arjuna …
  83. 83. “The devotees of the Lordare released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice. (Bhagavad-gita 3.13)
  84. 84. Srila Prabhupada explains: As a matter of“Human beings are gratitude, theyprovided with food should feel obligedgrains,Lord for their to the vegetables,fruits, and foodstuff, supply of milk by the grace of the and they must first Lord, but itfood in offer Him is theduty of the human sacrifice and then partaketo beings the acknowledge the remnants.”mercy of the Lord.
  85. 85. Offer Food to Krishna Krishna PrasadamNourishment Nourishment of Body of Soul

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