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Chapter 8: Minimum Diet

The moral basis of Vegetarianism

by

M.K. Gandhi

Navjivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad

 

Excerpts from Chapter 8: Minimum Diet

 

 

Use one grain at a time. Chapati, rice and pulses, milk, ghee, gur and oil are used in ordinary households besides vegetables and fruits. I regard this as an unhealthy combination. Those who get animal protein in the form of milk, cheese, eggs, or meat…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on September 3, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Chapter 7: Our Daily Diet

The moral basis of Vegetarianism

by

M.K. Gandhi

Navjivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad

 

Excerpts from Chapter 7: Our Daily Diet

 

Rice:

 

Whole, unpolished rice is unprocurable in the bazaars. It is beautiful to look at and rich and sweet to the taste. Mills can never compete with this unpolished rice. It is husked in a simple manner. Most of the paddy can be husked in…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on September 2, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Chapter 6: The moral basis of vegetarianism

The moral basis of Vegetarianism

by

M.K. Gandhi

Navjivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad

 

Excerpts from Chapter 6: The moral basis of vegetarianism

 

[Address to the London Vegetarian Society on 20th November 1931]

 

When I received the invitation to be present at this meeting, I need not tell you how pleased I was, because it revived old memories and recollections of pleasant…

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Chapter 5: Not an end in itself

The moral basis of Vegetarianism

by

M.K. Gandhi

Navjivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad

 

Excerpts from Chapter 5: Not an end in itself

 

Abstemiousness from intoxicating drinks and drugs, and from all kinds of foods, especially meat, is undoubtedly a great aid to the evolution of the spirit, but it is by no means an end in itself. Many a man eating meat and with everybody but living in the fear of God is…

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Chapter 4: Vegetarianism

The moral basis of Vegetarianism

by

M.K. Gandhi

Navjivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad

 

Excerpts from Chapter 4: Vegetarianism

 

A correspondent is born in a meat-eating family. He has successfully resisted the pressure from his parents to return to the flesh-pot. “But”, he says, “in a book I have read the opinion of Swami Vivekananda on the subject and feel a good deal shaken in my belief.…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on September 1, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

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