Read what Guru Maharaj wrote last month HuffPost page, where he talk about vegetarianism from the standpoint of philosophical and spiritual.
These were his words: The word “vegetarian,” first used by the founders of the British Vegetarian Society in 1842, comes from the Latin word “vegetus” meaning “whole, sound, fresh, or vigorous”. The original meaning of the word implies a balanced philosophy and moral sense of life, much more than a diet of fruits and vegetables. In 1961 the Journal of the American Medical Association said: “Between 90% and 97% of heart disease can be prevented by a vegetarian diet.” Since then it is known scientifically that after snuff and alcohol, meat consumption is a major cause of mortality in Western Europe, USA, Australia and other regions. A report by the British medical journal, The Lancet, DCR Sirtori concluded that people with high levels of cholesterol associated with heart disease “may benefit from a diet in which protein comes only from vegetables.” Some research shows that cancers of the colon, rectum, breast and uterus are very rare in those who eat little or no meat: the Japanese or the Indians. The reason why meat eaters are more prone to these diseases give nutritionists and biologists: the human intestinal tract is simply not suited for digesting meat. To continue reading the article please click on the following link: http://voces.huffingtonpost.com/b-a-paramadvaiti-swami/vegetarianismo-filosofia- vida_b_3493521.html