Is a plant-based diet better for spirituality?

20th November 2019 // By Dhyan Praveshika Team // HomeArticles

There exists a vital connection between our spiritual essence and the foods we eat, as the saying goes “You are what you eat” and if you've come across spiritual people you might have noticed they generally tend to be on a plant-based diet. The plant-based diet is gaining popularity, people have started questioning whether is it really necessary to harm animals in order to be healthy. This diet is even being recommended by doctors to those who wish to improve their health, get rid of diseases or avoid getting them.

Along with improving our physical well-being, spirituality is discovering our true inner selves, and also an extension of being empathetic and compassionate to all life created. It brings us closer to nature and leaves us with the realization that all is one. As creations of the universe and being made up of all the same particles, it’s natural for us to respect all life rather than destroy. If you are spiritual you are conscious, we automatically become connected and closer to nature, and live more gently with an understanding of respecting all creatures hence spiritual people tend to turn mostly vegetarian. Vegetarianism comes up in spirituality, ahimsa the Sanskrit word means “to do no harm” is focused on a lot in eastern religions which are more spiritual in nature such as Buddhism and Jainism. It means respecting all living.

Plants also have a very high vibration. When they are fresh and clean, plants are full of prana which the body makes the most out of. Meat, on the other hand, is not easily processed or eliminated hence it uses up the body's energy instead of giving it energy.

“In meditation, we try to raise our consciousness. Human is more conscious than animals, but if we eat non-vegetarian food then it lowers our consciousness and makes us more unconsciousness. Meditation is the path from unconscious state to super conscious state.” -Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj.

Dhyan Praveshika Team