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ramana_maharshi

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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


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Re: Ramana Maharshi answers Why does he take milk, but not eggs?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 02:17:04 PM »
679. Sincre diet-regulation develops the sattvic quality of the mind, it will help long way in Self-inquiry. Therefore, what is the need for one, due to confusion, to long for any other observances (such as various body-yoga practices etc)? Diet-regulation alone will suffice.

Sri Muruganar: Aspirants on the path of Self-inquiry often concern themselves about many other observances which may aid their sadhana. But diet regulation alone be sufficient, since it is the highest of all observances.

Source: Guru Vachaka Kovai


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Re: Ramana Maharshi answers Why does he take milk, but not eggs?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 02:39:56 PM »


Once some other visitor prolonged this argument regarding
milk, eggs and other foods.  He said:  "Then even plants like
greens have got lives and when picked with their roots, they
lose their lives."  Bhagavan Ramana said that such things cannot
be logically overextended.  He smilingly pointed out to the visitor:
"For that matter, even the stone slab, you are sitting on, is
having millions of bacteria and by sitting over it, you are killing
most of them!" 

The visitor could not proceed further.

Arunachala Siva.