every now n then i keep on explaining benefits of a Vegetarian diet to my friends..
i was wondering that it would be really appreciable if all the devotees could put up the possible reasons regarding "why be a Vegetarian".. in this Thread..
if possible, whatever cross questions you have faced and answered , eg - even plants are living beings?, can also be put up..
this will help others in dealing with the outside world people and helping them in becoming Vegetarian:
also, please provide reasons which will look practical to people, i mean, to many of them, we just can not simply say "that god has forbidden", they take that statement too lightly..
few of the reasons, ive listed below..
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."
PAUL MCCARTNEY, quoted in The Vegetarian Manifesto
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 bodily wants."
MAHATMA GANDHI, quoted in Food As Medicine
Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food."
BIBLE, Genesis 1:29-30
"A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows."
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, The Star, Apr. 5, 1890