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'If You Eat Wrong Food...That Involves Violence': RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat To Non-Vegetarians

'If You Eat Wrong Food...That Involves Violence': RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat To Non-Vegetarians

There are people in India who eat meat as elsewhere in the world, but in our country, even those who are non-vegetarian observe restraint and follow certain rules, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat File Photo

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said that one should not eat the wrong kind of food that would lead them to the wrong path.  Bhagwat was addressing a program organized by RSS-affiliated Bharat Vikas Manch, where he was talking about the development of personality.

“If you eat the wrong (kind of) food, it will lead you on the wrong path. One should not eat `tamasik’ food. One should not eat food that involves too much violence,” Bhagwat said.  Tamasic food typically contain non-vegetarian dishes.

There are people in India who eat meat as elsewhere in the world, but in our country, even those who are non-vegetarian observe restraint and follow certain rules, he said.

“People who eat non-vegetarian food here do not eat it during the entire month of Shravan. They do not eat it on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays. They impose some rules on themselves,” Bhagwat noted. 

India's help for Sri Lanka

Speaking on India's help towards Sri Lanka, Bhagwat said it was only India which helped Sri Lanka and the Maldives when these countries were in distress while other countries were interested in finding business opportunities.

“Spirituality is the soul of India. What does India need to do? It is to tell everyone how to live life on the basis of this spirituality through our own example,” he said.

“Living life without ego” was the soul of India, he added.

Countries like China, the United States and Pakistan turned their attention to Sri Lanka when they saw business opportunities there, he said.

“But now when Sri Lanka is in trouble, who is extending help? It is only India. Who sent water to the Maldives when it was facing a water crisis? It was India which did. This is spiritual India,” he said.

(with PTI inputs)

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