Sri Chinmoy: The kind of food that keeps the body and mind calm and quiet is the best food for those following the spiritual life. Naturally, vegetables are far better than meat. Meat comes from the animals, which are always fighting and destroying one another. If we eat meat, then the animal consciousness enters into us. And it is this animal consciousness that we want to transcend. But the consciousness of vegetables and fruits is very mild. They are not destructive like animals.
Question: What should one eat in the spiritual life?
Sri Chinmoy, My Rose Petals, part 5.First published by Agni Press in 1976.
This is the 285th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.