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Also can someone please tell me why it is okay to eat fish but not other animals. I asked a friend once and they didn't know themselves they just said that that was the way it was for them.
Originally posted by audas
You wouldn't you would die. Pure and simple it would be impossible to survive as a vegetarian in the wild.
You are only able to maintain this type of diet from the wonders and joys of the agricultural revolution. You would survive for quite some time - eventually you would die.
Originally posted by Sonya610
Being a survivalist means things will get rough and you will have to kill things to survive, whether it be animals for protein, or humans that are threatening you...."
Originally posted by Malcram
What about killing humans for protein, if the scenario was unavoidable for survival? (and please don't just avoid the question by saying the scenario would never arise - it could.) Would you kill and eat humans to survive?
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
reply to post by audas
There are arguments on both sides. I am not interested in getting debate over vegetarian vs non-vegetarianism. Please respect that.
I will only say this much and I am entitled to state my opinion, so I intend no offense to anyone. While it is true we are omnivorous, foods more conducive to holistic well being are vegetarian food(fruit and veg) There is a science behind this, but it a spiritual science. Each food item we consume has life-force/energy(Prana/Chi/Ki) and it attains this life force directly from the Earth and the Sun. This is why food which is directly nourished by the sun has more vitality. Generally, food falls into three categories of energy:
The foods which cause heaviness induce inertia such as alcohol, meat, nicotine and other drugs. These are foods low in lifeforce. Meat is low in lifeforce because it comes from a second-grade or third grade source. The human meat-eater at the top of food chain acquires their energy from an animal, which either derives its sustenance from the Earth(second grade) or from other animals which derive their sustenance from the earth(third grade)
Lets start from the bottom of the food chain with the herbivores. The animal consumes earth-food nourished with the suns life-force or the earth. Some of this energy is used to build flesh. This literally happens through the soldification of energy from the food i.e., it becomes heavy. This second-grade source is then consumed by a carnivorous animal. Some of that energy is used to build flesh, but this is a more dense and heavier energy. This third-grade source is then consumed by a human. Some of that energy is used to build flesh, but this is an even more dense and heavier energy. If a human then consumes another human they are getting the most dense energy possible.
From this we can see that the initial life force gets lesser and more dense along the food chain. Now spirit has the quality of "lightness" so if you feed it dense food, it will become heavier and this will cause it to degrade.
The best evidence of this is in cannibals. They have the most degraded spirit and it reflects in their violent behaviour.
I believe there are some scientific studies which show that that meat-eating is a factor in producing aggressive and violent behaviour. This is probably why the martial-class throughout history has been fed a diet of mostly meat.
Now as a free soul I have the right to choose what I want to be. If I choose the body over the spirit, then yes I can eat meat. However, I have chosen the spirit over the body, so no I will not eat meat. Only in an exreme survival situation will I consider eating some kind of meat of an animal which is least in sentience, such as fish.
[edit on 10-5-2009 by Indigo_Child]
Originally posted by audaso.s.
you cant live on vegetarian diet - nor grow beans or bean shoots in the wild..
you are entitled to believe waht ever you want - and you clearly do - but in so doing so you you reveal about yourself a very high level of narcissism
Originally posted by MalcramAren't nuts high in protein and fat? I might not kill and eat a squirrel, but I might rob him blind!
Originally posted by Cauch1
To Indigo and Malcram
By your logic if I come across a crippled animal then I am allowed to eat it because it is not escaping me. That is a ridiculous theory. It hasn't run away so I am allowed to eat it??