One of the best speeches I have ever heard on why we should all be vegetarians. It is cruel to other species, meat triggers various diseases in humans, and there is not a single health benefit of meat that cannot be offered by veg food.
Ancient Hindu seers have said from personal experience that as you make progress in your spiritual quest, the mind starts to become more and more concentrated, the self becomes purer, and one automatically begins to turn away from meat and prefer vegetarian food.The converse is true too — meat triggers feelings of violence and turmoil in one’s mind and disturbs inner peace. “Let all beings be happy and at peace” — only Hindu seers could pronounce thus after gaining peace and contentment after years of meditation and yoga.
How evolved our ancient seers were! Contrast this with Muslim monotheists who boast that they eat meat because tigers also eat meat while deer are vegetarians! No only do they insist on eating meat, they also insist on slaughtering the animal personally with a knife, often encouraging children to do so too. No wonder, they keep preying on other humans and other species, both.
The speech I am talking about is by Philip Wollen, former VP of Citibank.
Philip Wollen OAM (born 1950) is an Australian philanthropist who went to school at the Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bangalore. He is a former vice-president of Citibank and was also a general manager at Citicorp. Wollen became a vegetarian following his departure from Citibank and is a prominent member of the Animal Rights movement. He conducts intervention programs to rescue abused animals and funds outreach programs that promote animal welfare and abstinence.