Vegetarian: only a trend from Asia?

//Vegetarian: only a trend from Asia?

Vegetarian: only a trend from Asia?

WHY VEGETARIANS?
 
In the west, often vegetarian diet is still seen as a “trend” of Asian-Indian origin.
For many years indeed it has been considered almost bizarre. Luckily, nowadays vegetarianism is greatly evaluated  due to the numerous scientific works that have shown how beneficial this diet is for human health. I will not dwell now on the scientific implications, if you want we will treat them in a separate article.
Instead, I wanted to reflect on this point: is vegetarianism really just an “Asiatic trend”?
Certainly, countries like India, with a strong tendency towards spirituality and a huge knowledge on body-mind connection, have been almost completely vegetarian for centuries.
However, usually we do not know that also in “western” history, remote and recent, there were many great vegetarian men whom we have studied extensively in school books.
 
Guess some names?
Here some examples:
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Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Socrates, Plutarch, Aristotle, Galen, Seneca, Epicurus, Euripides, Virgil, Cicero …
Tiziano, Leonardo da Vinci …
Voltaire, Goethe, Newton, Darwin, Tolstoy …
 
Why all these great minds, that lit up our history, refused to eat meat?
Is it only by chance? Mmmm….
Give the floor to them:
 
– Albert Einstein
“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind”
 
– Pythagoras
“Those that kill animals to eat their flesh tend to massacre their own.”
 
– Lev Tolstoy
“By killing, man also suppresses in himself the highest spiritual abilities, love and compassion for other living creatures and, by suppressing these feelings, he becomes cruel.”
– Martin Luther King
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
 
– Dr Umberto Veronesi, oncologist
“I’ve been a vegetarian since I started to choose and it is a choice of love, philosophy and science: love for animals and for life in all its forms, especially when it’s helpless and it can not rely on his desperate need to survive. No existence is small, none is insignificant. Eating is a form of celebration of life and not denial of life itself to other living beings, because wrongly considered inferior”
 
There is something in common in all these sentences: eating violence increases violence in our own being!
Oh yeah!
Indeed, according to Indian ayurveda, the millennia medical science of India, the human mind is strongly influenced by the internal and external environment.
 
Then, if you want to control the mind, you have to control what you eat and how you breathe, the great Indian yogis say. That’s why in India of past centuries the warriors were allowed to eat meat: to kill others they had to feed themselves with violence.
 
So, take care of our body and our mind as our most precious garden: what we eat with our mouth and with our mind becomes what we are! Proper nutrition affects not only the physical level, but above all the mental level, increasing intuition, creativity and foresight.
 
If you are interested in learning more about this topic, write me or comment. It is a pleasure for me to share this information
 
Have a good day to all of you!
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