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Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian
Botanical science tells us that plants
also-have life. Then where lays the difference between vegetarian and non-vegetarian food?
Fruits ripen on the trees and then fall of by themselves, branches and leaves may be chopped off a tree and new one arise in their place. Many plants are propagated by their cuttings. Others can be transplanted. But all this is not possible with birds and animals. No limb of an animal can grow by itself after cutting. Man cannot produce his own offspring or other animals like plants from earth.
All the living beings are made up of five elements - the earth, water, fire,
air and sky. All these five are present in man clearly and predominantly.
In olden days saints and sages did not pluck fruits from the trees, but they ate only those fruits which have fallen by themselves on ripening. Minimum damage to life is the basic criterion. There is no harm in obtaining fruits from trees but harm lies in their cutting.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 8/9/09
Updated on 04/12/12