Indians are vegetarians, and there are many famous people behind them

  ”Being proud of vegetarian food” is a unique dietary philosophy in India. The higher the status, the more one must stay away from animal food. The underlying reasons are very complicated.
  The first is due to religious traditions. About 83% of people in India are Hindu believers. Although there is no explicit requirement to prohibit meat eating in the teachings of this religion, nearly half of Hindu believers are vegetarians. Among my Indian friends, some believers do not eat eggs, but they can drink milk. This may be one of the few foods in their lives that has something to do with meat. This reminds me that when India and the United States were negotiating a bilateral trade agreement, the two sides were at a stalemate over whether American milk could enter the Indian market. The most important reason is that there is beef bone meal in the feed of American dairy cows, which is good for vegetarians in India. Said unacceptable.
  In the early days of Hinduism, the Rigveda, Upanishads and other classics all regarded “non-killing” as one of the morals of self-salvation. Although there was a tradition in Hindu history that animals were cooked and sacrificed, and in many mythological epics, there were also records of gods allowing their wives to eat venison, but around 400 AD, “the wise man had no delusions and would not eat the remains of foreign objects.” Vegetarianism is highly respected by Hinduism. India’s earliest legal text, the Code of Manu, has a stipulation that “people can eat meat in adversity”. It is not difficult to infer from this text that meat eating was not promoted at that time.
  In addition, Hinduism believes in causal reincarnation and believes that no life has a real end, and that life will continue to reappear in this world through reincarnation, reincarnation, and reincarnation. Because of the existence of the concept of reincarnation, Indians are reluctant to slaughter animals, believing that the animals killed may be their ancestors or people who helped them, and they will accumulate evil after killing them. Since he didn’t kill, naturally he wouldn’t have any interest in Xunxuan. An Indian friend of mine can be described as powerful in the local area. After driving a car and hitting someone, he drove away and only asked his subordinates to “spend the disaster”, but once he accidentally bumped into a cow, he suddenly got out of the car and wailed loudly. . He explained to me that this cow is the reincarnation of his family. Of course, he is also a determined vegetarian.
  At the same time, Indian vegetarian culture also reflects the concept of hierarchy. In the period when the caste system prevailed, who was vegetarian and who ate meat had a high correlation with caste status. Brahmins and Vaishas-people engaged in non-manual labor are vegetarians. Although the Kshatriya were royal relatives, nobles and warriors, they also had to eat meat because they had to engage in physical activities (such as fighting) like the so-called “low caste” Sudra. Continued to this day, it has gradually become the practice of “white-collar workers eating vegetarian food and hardworking meat”. Vegetarianism has also become a symbol of social status-vegetarians are more noble and more elegant. Previous surveys have shown that most people with high income and consumption levels in India are vegetarians, while the poor are mostly meat eaters.
  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was born in a low-caste Vaisha, and he didn’t have much taboo in terms of meat and vegetables. But he believes in Hinduism and is keen to practice yoga, so he has been a vegetarian since his boyhood and lived a life similar to an ascetic monk. As a result, many Indians also learned from him to discard meat and vegetables.
  It is worth mentioning that although they are all vegetarians, India has a variety of “vegetarian standards.” The vegetarian diet of the average Hindus is our common “Fructus Penta”, that is, all plants and spices are eaten, but they do not eat meat or eggs-just like the Indian friends mentioned at the beginning of the article. The Jain’s vegetarian diet not only does not eat meat, eggs, nor roots. There are also people who eat “lacto-egg vegetarian” (you can eat eggs and drink milk), vegan, and “pot-side vegetarian”, “occasionally vegetarian”, “out-of-home vegetarian” and “home vegetarian”. The varied vegetarian habits reflect the diversity of India.