The major thing to keep in mind when considering the subject of vegetarianism is its relevancy in relation to our explorations of consciousness. We need only ask: Does it facilitate my spiritual growth–the development and expansion of my consciousness? The answer is Yes.
To discover more about the spiritual, mental, and physical/health aspects of vegetarianism, read the following articles.
Spiritual Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet – A spiritual perspective on vegetarianism and its benefits for the seekers of higher consciousness. – by Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
This is also now available as a free Kindle download at Amazon.
Christian Vegetarianism — The amount of material on vegetarian diet in the New Testament and in the tradition of the Christian Church is remarkable, as this article proves.
The Four Soul Killers — The story of Adam and Eve demonstrates the intimate relationship between diet and consciousness. This booklet considers the four general categories of substances which cloud, darken, and even destroy consciousness.
“Vegetarianism and Occultism” by C. W. Leadbeater — This essay was published by the Theosophical Society in 1913. Although things are much better a little over a century later, still there is far to go to realize the ideals set forth here. The author’s words may seem intense–but so is the subject. And they merit serious consideration.
Podcasts on Vegetarianism
- Vegetarianism: an Interview of Abbot George on Australian Radio
- Vegetarianism: an Interview of Abbot George on Australian Radio, Part 2
- The Importance of Vegetarianism for the Yogi
We recommend an internet search for vegetarian recipes and vegetarian cookbooks. Since so many are good, we prefer to not list any on our site, but we do feel that beginning vegetarians will be specially helped by The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook.