Meet your Meat - 13 min online YouTube video , covers each stage of life of animals raised for food:
When a person eats meat, one is actually placing
an order that an animal be killed. If one doesn't eat meat at a meal, one has
saved the life of an animal.
Each time someone eats a meal of meat, they make the unconscious statement,
"I condone, sanction and order the mass torture and slaughter of animals."
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA):
Paying someone else to kill for you / Hypocritical
One of the most common defend-objections of dead-meat-eaters raise against
vegetarianism is that vegetarians still have to kill plants.
In response it may be pointed out that vegetarian foods such
as ripe fruits and many vegetables, nuts, grains, and milk do not require
But even in those cases where a plant's "life" is taken,
plants have a lesser evolved collective consciousness,
than animals who already have some Individual Self-Consciousness and Higher Nervous System ,
the Pain and Suffering involved is so Enormous when animal is slaughtered.
It does not occur to you that you are killing and eating animals just for your taste... and what taste? Just a few tastebuds on your tongue can be removed by any plastic surgeon very easily, and you will not taste anything. Just for your tastebuds you are killing living beings.
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Animals are warehoused in concentration-camp conditions and fed steroids to increase their amount of muscle mass. The steroids make them vulnerable to infection, so they are fed antibiotics as well. They are terrified and under constant physical and emotional stress, so the chemicals that are released by their own nervous and glandular systems are also coursing through their bodies.
By ingesting the grosser chemistries of animal foods, one introduces into the body and mind the stress and terrible fear of death, all of which are locked into the flesh of butchered creatures.
Animals have feelings -- they experience love, happiness, loneliness, and fear.
More than 25 billion animals are killed by the meat industry each year -- in ways that would horrify any compassionate person.
When you eat meat you are ingesting all the stress hormones released when that animal was killed. The hormones released at death are present in the flesh when you eat it. At a cellular level, your body is getting the message of very low vibration.
Food is the source of the body's chemistry, and what we ingest affects our consciousness, emotions and experiential patterns.
If one wants to live in higher consciousness, in peace and happiness and love for all creatures, then he/she should not eat meat.
Every animal will fight for its life. What then can be the mental condition of the animal that has been cruelly forced into contracted pens and cars, and finally deprived of its body amid the most terrifying surroundings?
-- Can it be otherwise than that its entire consciousness is permeated by violent vibrations of terror that act and react upon all planes of animal life with which they come into contact.
You think that you eat a material thing called meat, but the fact is there is no such thing in reality. The flesh may seem to your outer sense to be a dead, inert mass, but, could your soul eye be opened, you would behold mental currents pervading its every atom, acting and reacting upon each other in a wild, bewildered manner, like the animal of whose body it formed a part.
Visit shipping pens, stock-trains, stock-yards and packing houses, if you want evidence of the sufferings of the poor beasts of the field. And these very sufferings are through the law of sympathetic mental vibrations transferred to the flesh of those who eat the bodies of these animals.
You are taking into your temple elements that will unsettle it, elements that you will have difficulty in harmonizing.
-- from "Flesh-Eating Metaphysically"
Advantages of Vegetarianism [link]
by Osho from Tantra: The Supreme Understanding :
I don't say what to eat, and what not to eat. But with the self-remembrance that you are eating soon you will see many things have become impossible to do :
With self-remembering you cannot eat meat, impossible. It is impossible to be violent if you remember. It is impossible to harm somebody when you remember, because when you remember yourself, suddenly you see that the same light, the same flame is burning everywhere, within each body, each unit. The more you know your inner nature, the more you penetrate the other. How can you kill animals for eating? It becomes simply impossible.
If you meditate long enough, deep enough, it is impossible for you to hurt animals for food; it is impossible. It is not a question of argument, it is not a question of scriptures, it is not who says what, it is not a question of calculating that if you take vegetarian food you will become spiritual; it is automatic.
by Sri Chinmoy: In my teachings the vegetarian diet plays a most important role. In order to become pure, a vegetarian diet helps us considerably. Purity is of paramount importance in our spiritual life. This purity we must establish in the physical, the vital and the mental. When we eat meat, fish and so forth, the aggressive, animal consciousness enters into us. Our nerves become agitated; we unconsciously become restless and aggressive. The mild qualities of vegetables, on the other hand, help us to establish in our inner life as well as in our outer life, the qualities of sweetness, softness, simplicity and purity.
If you want to lead a better life, a disciplined life, a pure life, I feel that a vegetarian diet is necessary. Those who eat meat, unconsciously are taking in the consciousness of an animal. In addition to their hostile and other undivine qualities, animals have tremendous restlessness. When we take in mild foods, our consciousness automatically becomes mild, soft and sweet. But when we eat meat, we take in the restless consciousness of animals.