From recent news we’ve learned that in America a woman, who was dissatisfied with the way Youtube dealt with her video uploads, initiated a shooting at the company’s office, wounded 3 people and then committed suicide. This looks like a story about the average crazy person. But what is interesting is that this woman was a vegetarian and an animal rights activist.
How does vegetarianism correlate with the level of a person’s vibrations (energy)? Is it capable of raising the level of vibrations? Is vegetarianism really inherent to the more spiritually advanced amongst us?
Many great people and the Holy Scriptures of different religions have asserted the necessity (or at least the usefulness) of vegetarianism for spiritual development. For example:
For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. (Pythagoras)
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. (Albert Einstein)
Is this really so?
Let’s have a look at modern India, where most people are vegetarian. Can we say that the Hindus are more spiritual than other (meat-eating) nations? No! Vegetarian websites include lists of famous vegetarian people of the past. But they do not mention that, for example, Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian. Did his vegetarianism make him more spiritual?
Vegetarianism, taken by itself, does not make a person more spiritual. It cannot. Quite the opposite is true: those people who have reached a certain high enough level in their development naturally become vegetarians. For them, it is as natural as it is for most of us to not eat other humans. However, it is impossible to become more spiritual only by giving up meat. On the contrary, instead of helping us move forward, it can throw us back. And it does so, because it creates the illusion of being chosen, belonging to the “higher spiritual” caste, and this is such an obstacle, that you certainly cannot move forward faced with it.
This is the kind of vegeterianism mocked by Shakespeare in his “Twelfth Night” through the words of dopey Sir Andrew:
Methinks sometimes I have no more wit than a Christian or an ordinary man has: but I am a great eater of beef and I believe that does harm to my wit.
Vegetarianism that stems from an inner feeling is genuine – when a man does not eat meat because he cannot eat meat. Vegetarianism that stems from the mind is put-on, and will bring nothing but harm for development. You can repeat for 1000 times that “it is bad to eat animals”, but if you do not actually feel it deep inside, what’s the point? Therefore, often, such vegetarians – coming from the mind – are quite authoritarian and cruel as people; they do not eat animals, but “drink the blood” of others. Of those that are close to them. And, if they have the power, not just of those that are close.
Vegetarianism is an action. And like any action, it energetically reflects the level of vibrations which we are at.
Being (the level of consciousness) is the main thing, while action is secondary. Tamil (Hindu) saint (and poet) Appar, who lived 1500 years ago, wrote such lines:
If a person eats meat,
But he is a devotee of the Lord,
Although he does such an evil deed,
He is my God, and I prostrate before him.
But not eating meat is much easier than to become a devotee of God. And we choose the easy way, which leads to nowhere.
Leonardo da Vinci wrote:
“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men”
Such a time will certainly come. But first, we all need to grow somewhat. And it needs to come exactly in that order: growing first. Not trying to force this time closer, before we grow.