The Healthy and Wise Choice presents some spiritual and material reasons for many of life’s problems, and Krsna Balaram Swami explains these problems and their solutions from the viewpoint of ancient Indian philosophy. This book is not just a health book, but a philosophical and spiritual approach to vegetarianism.
One must have an experienced guide to help one through life. The author, Krsna Balaram Swami, provides this experienced guidance. This philosophy is very detailed and exact, and, with the right teacher, you will be impressed with the changes in your life. The Author presents Indian philosophy like no one else can.
The Indian religion (Hinduism) is the oldest living religion on earth. Within it, you will find the best of all old world philosophies, especially the philosophy of “ahimsa”, or nonviolence to others. Where else in the world but India will you, find five hundred million religious vegetarians? The author grew up in that culture under the strictest and most learned of teachers (Brahmanas). The very ancient Vedas, written in Sanskrit, are the basis for this philosophy. The Sanskrit language is very difficult to master. Vedic literature is voluminous, and it is nearly impossible to assimilate even a small portion of it. Fortunately, because of his rigorous training, the author can present the cream of the Vedas for us, which he has done so nicely here. The world is in need of this kind of guidance, and this philosophical vegetarian cookbook is a good way to present it.
We must step back in time to the fathers of religion and philosophy to bring back the moral and ethic background that is the basis of all civilization. Krsna Balaram Swami is our link with that ancient and most wise philosophy. Modern man has the tendency to divert away from his moral heritage, and glide into the abyss of lust, anger, and envy. Our new technical way of life sometimes makes us forget the real goal of life. I don’t mean to say that all technology is bad, but there must be a balance. Let’s take the best of both the ancient and modern worlds and live the right way. This is the only way to become really happy.
The author begins the book with why humans eat meat, then familiarizes us with Vedic vegetarianism in Chapter Two. In Chapter Three, he explains to us the consequences of eating meat. Then, in Chapter FOUR, he presents us with the benefits of vegetarianism, including historical points. His last three chapters present us with more detailed instructions on how to cook and sanctify OUR eating. These Vedic recipes are also part of the book.