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Ramana Maharshi answers Why does he take milk, but not eggs?
« on: February 13, 2010, 04:41:30 PM »
4th February, 1935

Talk 24.

Mrs. Piggott: Why do you take milk, but not eggs?

Maharshi: The domesticated cows yield more milk than necessary for their calves and they find it a pleasure to be relieved of the milk.

Devotee: But the hen cannot contain the eggs?

M.: But there are potential lives in them.

D.: Why then the restrictions of food given for such?

M.: Your present experience is due to the influence of the atmosphere you are in. Can you have it outside this atmosphere? The experience is spasmodic. Until it becomes permanent practice is necessary.Restrictions of food are aids for such experience to be repeated. After one gets established in truth the restrictions drop away naturally. Moreover, food influences the mind and it must be kept pure.

Source: Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi Volume I Book