THE QUEST FOR PEACE
Why do people suffer from counties dishes today? Cancer, heart disease, and many other illnesses continue to plague us. Mental tension, stress, depression, anger, and questing after unattainable dreams continuously haunt us, even in today’s modem world. Day and night, doctors and scientist are spending our hard-earned tax money doing research. Still, they fail to find the solutions to most of these problems. Politicians make rash promises to provide the citizens with happy lives, but searching for happiness themselves, they cannot keep their promises. Socialists and religious scholars continue to lecture, attempting to guide the people on the right path, yet they also have failed to give humans peace. People have lost their faith in practically everyone and everything, and are now content with those activities which provide instant gratification. Such short-term pleasure does’ not keep people happy for long the law of nature is to change such status into discontent in due course. Therefore, everyone is, in some fashion, suffering from anxiety. Tormented like this, many people are seeking any means to get real and lasting happiness. Unless one finds the right source of help, one cannot find the proper solutions that lead to lasting happiness and inner peace.
There are many physical differences between the meat-eating animals and vegetarians. Like all vegetarian animals, humans have flat teeth, so as to bite and chew fruits, vegetables, and grains. The teeth of meat-eating animals, however, are sharp and pointed, to lip and tear flesh. Also, carnivores have digestive- acids which are much stronger than that of humans. The intestines of carnivorous animals are one-quarter the length of human intestines. Thus, the meat passes through carnivores’ digestive tracts quickly, before putrefaction takes place.
Meat, being the corpse of a once-mobile creature, decays rapidly by nature. Because humans have a longer digestive tract than carnivorous animals, meat eaten by humans begins to decay even before it reaches the intestines. The decaying meat produces many toxins in the stomach, thus poisoning the blood. The bodily organs, mainly the kidneys and liver which strain the blood, become over-worked; thus, there is a high chance for dangerous’ diseases. According to Ayurveda, the herbal medical science of India, food eaten with meat makes the body work extra hard to digest it, and that makes the body look older than that of a vegetarian of the same age. Meat takes a lot of energy to digest because the digestive properties of the secretions in the human system are less potent than those of the meat-eating animals.
DISEASE CAUSED BY MEAT
Meat, if eaten by a body designed for consuming vegetarian foods, results in harmful physical reactions. When they become old, most people who eat meat require medicine to aid in digestion. All allopathic (not herbal or natural) medicines have side effects. Some of these reactions result in reducing the body’s natural energy, or in creating some kind of noticeable disease within the body. Therefore, eating meat, instead of giving strength and energy to the body, makes the person feel uneasy, sleepy, lazy, angry, agitated, and unhappy.
Carnivorous animals can tolerate large amounts of fat and cholesterol derived from their food and have no adverse effect, whereas humans and other vegetarian animals have limited abilities to assimilate fat and cholesterol. If humans, who are naturally meant to eat vegetarian foods, eat the fatty foods unnatural for their systems over a long period of time, it results in hardening of the arteries. This creates a very dangerous situation because the blood flow to the heart is restricted; thus, heart attacks or strokes may occur. The vegetarian diet is usually free from such unwanted and frightening results, and thus it is the diet that can prevent most of the premature deaths from heart failure in the world.
Meat-mixed diets produce many dangerous toxins due to the fact that meat takes longer to pass through the intestines and colon; thus, the colon is then damaged by these substances. The decayed meat, while’ being digested, produces substances which can cause cancers, which even modern medical science has difficulty treating and curing. Usually, meat-eaters have to consume different intoxicants, such as liquor, tea or tobacco, to help digest the meat, which also produce harmful chemical reactions in the body. However, the natural or vegetarian diet is proven by modern medical science to greatly reduce the risk of colon disease. In fact, it is found that vegetables are the cure for many digestive diseases. Also, vegetables do not require any intoxicants to assist in digestion.
According to the Ayurveda, or the herbal science of India, it is said that many diseases occur due to the animal’s fear of getting killed. When an animal is taken to be slaughtered, it becomes fearful, and thus spontaneously develops many diseases which can be passed on to humans. In the practical field, we have also seen that, before an animal is taken to be killed, it makes many abnormal sounds and screams, and it jumps around. According to the Ayurvedic science, this invites incurable diseases in him. When a human eats this flesh, he faces two types of diseases: the diseases he already had from his body and mind; and the obtained from the flesh of animals. In herbal medicine, it is also said that diseases that occur from fear are difficult to cure. That is why today’s meat-eating population faces many incurable diseases.
Livestock and poultry farmers also feed their animals with many artificial chemicals and drugs to keep them healthy. Usually, animals to be slaughtered are force-fed, inhumanely treated, and kept in unclean conditions that also contribute to many unrecognizable and incurable diseases in them. Further¬more, while being transported, meat is also treated with different preservatives to prevent it from early decay. Such treatment may give the meat an attractive red color, but it also endangers human health.
Vegetarian foods are not always obtained from killing plants or trees; therefore, it is normally free from any kind of incurable disease. One may question whether the killing of plants might also produce diseases, but such diseases are curable. The plant’s fear is practically non-existent. Also, the pesticides sprayed on the vegetables can be washed off with hot water, and almost all dangers to health are reduced if vegetables are properly cooked. However, modem science has determined that some chemical pesticides and fertilizers can penetrate certain plants. For this reason, organically grown vegetables are recommended.