Veganism and Vedanta

युक्ताहारविहारस्य युक्तचेष्टस्य कर्मसु |
युक्तस्वप्नावबोधस्य योगो भवति दुःखहा || ६ १७ ||
yukta-cheshtasya karmasu
yogo bhavati duhkhahaa (SBG 6:17)
A person who is moderate in eating, in recreation, in sleeping, in working, in sleep as well as in wakefulness destroys all misery through Yoga.

आयुःसत्त्वबलारोग्यसुखप्रीतिविवर्धनाः |
रस्याः स्निग्धाः स्थिरा हृद्या आहाराः सात्त्विकप्रियाः || १७ ८ ||
rasyaaha snigdhaaha sthiraa hridyaa
aahaaraaha saattvika-priyaaha (SBG 17:08)
Foods which augment life, purity, strength, health, happiness and contentment, which are delicious, succulent, substantial and agreeable, are dear to people with the Sattva Guna.

The Greek platonist philosopher Plutarch, who lived between 46 and 119 CE said in his essay on flesh-eating:

The human body has no need for foods that come from animals. As Plutarch says in his essay, humans cannot kill an animal with their teeth or nails and eat it raw without altering its original state.

He also said in his essay, “But more than this – not even, after your victims have been killed, will you eat them just as they are from the slaughterhouse. You boil, roast, and altogether metamorphose them by fire and condiments. You entirely alter and disguise the murdered animal by use of ten thousand sweet herbs and spices, that your natural taste may be deceived and be prepared to take the unnatural food.”

That was about meat and you definitely need to think about the fodder that animals are fed, and the steroid hormone drugs that are used on animals to enhance meat and dairy production.

When did you last think of all the production enhancing substances that are used in the dairy and poultry industries?

Have you ever seen animals queing up before abattoirs or bovine animals lining up before dairy farms to offer their meat and milk respectively? What else but absolute cruelty it is to kill an animal that wants to live its full life, or steal the milk that a bovine animal produces for its own babies? Sorry for this cheeky question, and with all respect to women, would you be willing to consume human milk? No? Then why the milk of female animal? And then you call the cow your mother? Really? Show me where in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita ask people to drink milk or offer Him milk. The fact is that humans are the only species that drink mammary milk even in their adulthood. No animal does that. Have you seen bulls or cows drinking milk even if it was their own mother’s?

Patrik Baboumian a famous Iranian-born German-Armenian VEGAN bodybuilder was once asked, “How can you get as strong as an ox without eating any meat?” Patrik’s answer was, “Have you ever seen an ox eating meat?”

Adult humans around the world are typically lactose intolerant, which means they can no longer consume animal milk and certain dairy products without having digestive problems once weaned from breast milk.

My golden advice to you: RESEARCH WELL.

I am no qualified food or health expert and therefore, I shall not be advising anyone anything on this matter, but all I would say is that you research well and be absolutely sure about what you and your family members consume. ‘We follow what the older generations in our family have been doing’ is not sensible excuse or argument.

Vedanta, which is the ultimate stage of Vedic studies is when a seeker realises the All-pervading Nature of the nondual Divine principle, Brahman, Paramartha Tattvam or Krishna, which is the SELF in all living beings. All living beings, no matter how small or big, are equally Divine, and humans surely have no right over other species.

Here is the sixth of the Ishavasya Upanishad, which is a highly essential Upanishad of the Vedanta philosophy:

यस् तु सर्वाणि भूतान्य्
आत्मन्य् एवानुपश्यति ।
सर्वभूतेषु चात्मानं
ततो न विजुगुप्सते ॥ ६ ॥
yastu sarvaani bhuutaan-yaatman-yevaanu pashyati
sarva bhuuteshu chaathmaanan
tato na viju gupsate (IU 06)
He who sees all beings in the Self and the Self in all beings, and by virtue of that wisdom feels no hatred.

There are some films I suggest that everyone watches because they can be real eye-openers. Please find below links to some films that I would strongly recommend.

After having been a pure vegan for ten years, I can say with certitude that my diet and my physical activities have helped me to such an extent that I am simply amazed. I am certainly fitter, stronger, and healthier than I was a decade ago.

By the way, although I teach the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, I do not see any need for me to sport a long beard, wear strange clothes, or speak in a slow and effeminate manner.

समं सर्वेषु भूतेषु तिष्ठन्तं परमेश्वरम् |
विनश्यत्स्वविनश्यन्तं यः पश्यति स पश्यति || १३ २७ ||
samam sarveshu bhooteshu
tisht-hantam parameshvaram
yah pashyati sa pashyati
(SBG 13:27)
The person who truly sees is the one who sees the Supreme Soul or Supreme Bhagavan, existing equally in all beings – the unperishing within the perishing.

योगयुक्तो विशुद्धात्मा विजितात्मा जितेन्द्रियः |
सर्वभूतात्मभूतात्मा कुर्वन्नपि न लिप्यते || ५ ७ ||
yogayukto vishuddhaatmaa
vijitaatmaa jitendriyaha
sarva bhootaatma bhootaatmaa
kurvannapi na lipyate (5:07)
A person, who is devoted to the path of selfless action, has a pure mind or a purified soul, has his body and senses under control, is compassionate to all living beings and sees his Self in them, although engaged in work, is never in bondage.

I am proud to be a Vegan Vedantist, which gives me a wonderful feeling that is simply indescribable. I am extremely careful about what I consume and where I consume. Eating out is something I stopped a long time ago. Never take anything or anyone for granted. Do not forget that the only goal of the health and food industries is to make money. They just do not care about your health. Therefore, study, research, learn and go for plant-based whole foods. Avoid packaged foods as far as possible.

Some useful videos which you may watch for the good of yourself and your loved ones.

Yep. I completed 10 years of being PURE VEGAN.

Go VEGAN, exercise regularly and stay calm.

I wish you great, physical, mental, emotional and Karmic health.

Jai Shri Krishna.



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7 thoughts on “Veganism and Vedanta

  1. Very nice explaination to support veganism and consuming any animal products. My Diabetic consultant strongly resist use of milk for medical benefits over and above Sugar control. Secondly what is the use of consuming milk which is other wise also laced with so much of impurities, artificial chemicals right from cow food to injections to cows to adulteration. All not good for health even if we keep aside point of veganism.


  2. My humble suggestion:


    The nonsense that is being spread using terms such as ‘Vedic sciences’ etc, by totally ignorant people can be extremely dangerous to society.

    I dared to go against all social norms and try on MYSELF the methods that I developed based on the research I have been doing for over three decades. Since I am not a qualified medical professional or health worker, I do not offer any advice on this matter, but all I do is to share my experience and request everyone TO DO THEIR OWN RESEARCH.

    I have personally witnessed severe health issues of people known to me, which I shall reveal to people who are eager to EVOLVE spiritually, intellectually, philosophically, socially, and physically.

    This site is a zero mambo-jumbo site. It is PURE SCIENCE BASED ON REASON AND LOGIC that has its roots in VEDANTA, which is the peak of all the Vedas that developed over many millennia, thanks to our great Rishis of the past. There is no room for blind belief and other such unintelligent practices in Vedanta. It is fully based on research, analysis, and experience.

    It would be sensible to avoid jingoism, which is greatly fuelled through the ‘WhatsApp University’ these days, and remain stuck to meaningless traditions. Being open to knowledge, no matter where it comes from, is the spirit of a true seeker.

    In case you do not follow what I said above about Vedanta, please take a crash course by clinking anyone of the following links.

    Introduction to Vedanta – A Crash Course

    a. Udemy Course:

    b. On this website:

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    Jai Shri Krishna

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    This report combines the findings of over 400 scientific papers from reputable peer-reviewed journals such as the British Medical Journal and the Lancet. The research is clear – the consumption of cow’s milk and dairy products is linked to the development of teenage acne, allergies, arthritis, some cancers, colic, constipation, coronary heart disease, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, dementia, ear infection, food poisoning, gallstones, kidney disease, migraine, autoimmune conditions, including multiple sclerosis, overweight, obesity and osteoporosis. Read the evidence for yourself here!

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    Species with the highest milk protein concentration exhibit the most rapid growth rate. Leucine is a unique amino acid in that it stimulates muscle protein synthesis. The higher the protein plus leucine content of milk, the quicker the neonate doubles its birth weight. For instance, the leucine content of rat’s milk is 11 grams per litre and the rat doubles its birth weight in just four days. Cat’s milk contains 8.9 grams per litre and the cat takes 10 days to double its birth weight. Cow’s milk contains 3.3 grams per litre and the calf doubles its birth weight after 40 days. Human milk contains 0.9 grams per litre and the human infant, the mammal with the slowest growth rate, doubles its birth weight after 180 days. The weight gain of calves during the first year (0.7-0.8 kg per day) is nearly 40 times higher than that of breastfed human infants (0.02 kg per day). It has been demonstrated that cow’s milk-based infant formula feeding significantly increases serum concentrations of leucine, insulin and IGF-1 in comparison to breast-feeding (Melnik et al., 2012). This may be one of the mechanisms linking formula feeding to overweight and obesity (see Breast Is Best below).

    The proteins in milk can be divided into two categories: caseins and whey proteins. Human milk contains these in a ratio of 40:60 respectively; while in cow’s milk the ratio of casein to whey proteins is 80:20. Given that the amount of total protein in cow’s milk is more than double that of human milk, cow’s milk clearly contains considerably more casein than human milk. Casein can be difficult to digest, in fact it is used as the basis of some glues! Infant milks are formulated to contain more whey than casein (the ratio of whey to casein in these milks is similar to that of human milk), and this is why it is thought to be easier for new babies to digest. Casein has been linked to a range of diseases and allergies, including type 1 diabetes (see Diabetes).

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  5. Namaskaaram. My respects to the divine in you 🙏 Cow’s milk does not just have importance in vedic practices, nutrition, but is an important medicine for a healthy living. A mother’s milk plays a big role in curing simple medical issues (in an infant and toddler) such as stye, nasolacrimal duct issues, upper respiratory problems, gut problems, skin itches and the list goes on. After mother’s milk,the equivalent one is cow’s milk. Formula never existed 30/40 years ago. If a woman had low supply of milk, diluted cow’s milk was the substitute. Unfortunately breast milk’s quantity is not enough to feed an adult human and that is why we don’t continue to drink it. But rather move to a cow’s milk which is the closest and in many ways perfect to fulfill an adult’s nutritional needs. Unfortunately in this Kali Yuga cows are reared in atrocious ways, when cow should and must be respected equal to a mother. Hence, giving up milk consumption is not the solution, as indirectly hindus are giving up a vital vedic practice due to a western ideology. Cow’s Milk and its by-products form a major part of vedic practices-be it homa, prasada, abhisheka, death ceremonies, daily nutrition, infant illness remedies etc. Rather than veganism, we should be banning cow slaughter of any kind and for any reason.


    1. Namaste.

      (You have not given your name but from the name I see as the sender of this post, I presume that you must be a medical doctor. Please excuse me if I am wrong in my assumption)

      Thank you for your post. 

      With all due respect to you, in order for me to be able to engage in any conversation with you on this post, and not repeat what I said in my post and video, I would require to know:

      a. if you have read my post entirely and if you have watched the 9-minute video, which already contains answers to all the points that you have spoken about.

      b. if you noticed the title of the post: It is ‘Veganism and VEDANTA’ and not ‘Veganism and the VEDAS’.

      c. if you have studied – and not just read, studied the Vedas.

      d. if you have studied – and not just read, studied the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

      e. If you have read any of the known Upanishads.

      f.  what gives you the idea that veganism is part of some ‘western ideology?’  And even if that were to be the case, what could be wrong with that?

      g. what do you mean by the term ‘hindu’? I have never come across such a term neither in the Vedas, the Upanishads or in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

      h. did you know that ALL VEDIC PRACTICES have been overridden in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita? I have explained in my video how certain practices are born and how and why society follows them. If you had watched the video fully, you would have also noticed that I see the importance of people being able to substantiate whatever they say in support of the cruel practice of consuming animal products. Simply saying ‘they are in the scriptures’, is not enough – You would need to SUBSTANTIATE.

      Please note that the Upanishads, which are also known as Vedanta, are the peak of the Vedas, and that the Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the nectar of the Upanishads. 

      g. if you watched my short introduction course to the Vedas and 10 principal Upanishads.

      h. if you considered the possibility that I might have researched this subject in depth and that I would not like to engage in debates such as ‘cows are to be respected like a mother.’

      Why don’t people call female buffaloes their mothers, when it is the milk from these animals that humans consume the most? I would respect not just the cow but all female animals as mothers because they are mothers. But I would never give the place of my own beloved mother to anyone else or to any other being!

      Being an animal lover, I observe closely all types of animals that I come across. To me, even a female rat (doe) and her newly littered little ones (pups or kittens), are as cute as a cow that has had a calf, or a woman who has delivered a baby. That is because I see Divinity everywhere. Read Shloka SBG 13:27
      Of course, it is absolutely human to love one’s own baby more than those of others. I certainly love mine more than anyone else!

      In the highest stage of knowledge, which is Vedanta, there are no superior or inferior beings. The Srimad Bhagavad Gita enlightens seekers on this in the most precise manner possible: SBG 2:46, 5:18, 6:32, 11:55, 13:27, 18:20 and many other Shlokas. You may visit to see the Shlokas for yourself.

      Why ban only cow slaughter and not the slaughter of all animals?  Did you notice that I also made a clear statement that I am not a medical professional, and therefore, I suggest thorough research and not merely following age-old traditions blindly just because ‘our elders have been doing them? ‘

      However, I would like to let you know that ever since I was a child, I have been against bizarre and meaningless practices of people in the name of tradition, ‘religion’ or whatever. And later on when I studied the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, that is exactly what the Supreme scripture also says. The Srimad Bhagavad Gita also says: ASK QUESTIONS. (SBG 4:34)

      If you should be interested in discussing this further, please read my post once again and watch my video as well as those of others on the page.

      To be honest, debating on topics that have been beaten and long-disproven is not of any particular interest to me and is also of no use to anyone.

      Evolving and moving ahead is what is needed. That can be called the highest goal of life.

      Stay blessed.

      Jai Shri Krishna 

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