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Yes, plants too have life but their consciousness is least evolved & they don't feel the pain as animals do. Here is detailed explanation in the below thread: https://t.co/Hvm8mi4JnN
1) Most fruits r picked without harm to the tree that produces them.
2)Most vegetable, species produce many vegetables - picking them only strengthens them; the plant continues its life cycle & eventually dies
3) Grains are harvested only after the plants have reached maturity
4) Most important, there is no bloodshed or violence. If one thinks of one's own emotional response to fear, it is easy to determine that many chemicals enter into the bloodstream when one is afraid.
5) When an animal is slaughtered, such a fear reaction is there, and then the person who eats that meat is eating those chemicals that, in turn, lead to heightened fright and flight response, tension and all kinds of disease.
6) The human body is far more suited for a vegetarian diet. We don't have large, sharp canine teeth for tearing meat, therefore we have to cook it and spice it in so many ways before it can be digested.
7) Our digestive tract is very long and convoluted; difficult-to-digest foods take a long time to pass through the digestive tract. This food can then putrefy and cause disease. Carnivorous animals have very short digestive tracts and heavy acid secretion to digest raw meat.
8) Even eating plant is considered to be sin if it is not offered to God before eating. That's why Lord Krishna in Gita says that:
"If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit a water, I will accept it."
So we should offer vegetarian food to Krishna & eat.
9) Ultimately, if we're trying to be devotees, we want to eat food that enhances the mode of goodness, rather than passion & ignorance. We want to eat food that brings health & good emotions to the body & at the same time can be offered to God so we can eat prasad.
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