A prediction

In 2013, 1 Tuesday, I chanted a whole day praising Rama's Feet. The next day morning I had a dream. In it I won an Oscar. I'll win 4 sure.

Posted by Ramesh Sadasivam on Sunday, 1 November 2015

The Ultimate Liberator!

For the seekers of knowledge
Can there be a knowledge?
better than
The Knowledge of The Divine, Shri Rama!

The one who liberated
Even the blades of grasses
And all the swarms of ants

Leaving none behind
That ever existed
In the Good City of Ayodhya

And placed them in
An exotic heaven
Created exclusively for them
By the Great Grandshire Brahma!

-Nammazhvaar


Ramayanam is Agriculture
Bhagavatham is Harvest
-Me


The twin-syllable, Rama
When a devotee exalts!
The Birth-Death cycle
It permanently halts

Goodness and Wealth
It everyday brings
Sin and poverty
It cleanses and shrinks

-Kambar


Goodness Honesty Sweetness Simplicity
Gentleness Strength Humility Bravery
Valour Talent Prowess Success
Memory Trustworthiness Heroism Genuinity
Such adorable qualities and so much more
By chanting Rama's name you will score!

-Me

My Lord's Story: Goodness Incarnate

Ramayanam in English poetry.

The Supreme Lord of the Universe was once born on this earth as a Human Being, faced challenges and had His share of pain and pleasure going through both good and bad times like any of us. Like any of us He too, took His turn in laughter and cry.

This humility of The Lord, that makes Him come down to earth and share with us our difficulties to show us a way to handle them is what I admire in Him. This quality of Him, makes me surrender to Him unconditionally and makes me want to sing His Glory on and on and on.

My Lord's Story is an out pour of my devotion that seeps out in gratitude for the pains He took to be a lighthouse for us, to cross the ocean of Samsara.

Links to all the posts have been provided in an order on the right side column.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vegetarianism


I have already posted an article on how I chose to become a vegetarian under the title Vegetarianism and me.

Two weeks from now I will be seven years old as a vegetarian. 

Apart from the aesthetic reasons for choosing to be a vegetarian, I also have a set of rational reasons based on scientific facts which substantiate that vegetarianism is the healthiest choice.

Plants synthesis food from water, air, earth and sunlight. The food thus produced is fresh and chemically less complex. The food thus produced is eaten by animals and digested. During digestion  a number of acids are added to it and gets deposited in the muscle tissues of the animals resulting in the growth of the animal. Animals killed for food are atleast three to four months old. So the flesh of the animal is nothing but a much more complex and older form of the same water, air, earth and sunlight combination. That's the reason why it stinks while an animal is cut open. Obviously the body odour of a vegetarian would be comparitively much lesser than that of a non-vegetarian. [provided the veggie has regular bathing habits :) ]

We all know that it takes much more time for a dead animal to decay than it takes for a dead plant to decay. Similarly the stress on the digestive system is much lesser for vegetarian food. 

The fat that is got from the animals gets deposited on the inner walls of the blood vessels resulting in the decrease in size of the inner diameter of the blood vessels. When you become a vegetarian all these deposits get washed off in two or three months and you feel like you have kept down a heavy burden.

The deposits in the blood vessels also reduce the overall blood circulation through out the body. Less blood circulation is less supply of oxygen. Less supply of oxygen to the brain is lack of briskness. Less supply of oxygen to the other parts of body is lack of resistance towards diseases. Inspite of being a non-vegetarian a individual can overcome this drawback to some extent by doing proper breathing exercises. 

When an animal is killed, it gets afraid and struggles for life. During which the body secretes adrenaline. Adrenaline makes the muscles stiff, in order to help it get less injured. This is one of the self-automated functions that happen in both animals and human body as a self defense technique. So when adrenaline is taken in along with the food it causes similar effects even under normal conditions and is very poisonous too. 

There is no reason to fear becoming week because of becoming a vegetarian. Except for Vitamin-D, all other nutrients are available in vegetarian food. Vitamin-D is generated in our skin when exposed to sunlight. 

Once I read Osho saying, "When you stop taking non-vegetarian food, a new intelligence is released in you." 

I have experienced it. Osho's statement is very true. 

(This doesn't mean that I claim to be very intelligent. But I definitely can claim that I have become less foolish. :-) )

The great Tamil Poet Thiruvalluvar has dedicated an entire chapter emphasising the importance of being a vegetarian. In one of the poem he says, "The one who doesn't kill and refuses to eat flesh is worshipped by every other creature."

I have the strength, right and oppurtunity to kill you and yet choose to let you live, will you not worship me?

16 comments:

manivannan said...

Very well written'na...You're rational thoughts are really valid :)

Just to add a point...our internal disgetive organs are designed similar to those of herbivorous animals... So vegetarianism is the prescribed food for us by nature itself :)

:)[This is for Osho's words]

Also, I would like to remember Dr. Pachauri's plea to everyone to turn veggie to save the world...

Have a good day :)

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Thanks Mani. Yeah, its just the adaptivity that makes it compatible for non-veg food.

What is Dr, Pachuari's words. I don't know...

venus66 said...

Very interesting write and I am totally with you. Thank you.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Thank you Venus. :)

boby said...

yes even i am veg for this 40 days

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

So far so good.

prasad said...

very rational thought shared shree........

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Thanks Prasad.

Femin Susan said...

Vegetarian food is good for health.....

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hi Susan,
True. Veg is the best choice. Thanks.

Resonator said...

am trying to be vegie..but somehow frds tempt me to eatnvs in treats..

i shd stop eating nvs..


nice post shri..

happy blogging

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hi Prema, I have a tip for you. Go for spicy vegetarian food for sometime. That's how I overcame the temptation I chose mushroom curries, cauliflower curries, Panneer masalas etc., With Parotta and stuff like that. Then gradually the non-veg food left its hold on me.

Resonator said...

thanks for d tips..added to my do things list..

happy blogging

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Thanks and Welcome.

Parv Kaushik said...

thts an intresting topic you hav pickd on!! nice being a veggie!

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hi Parv. Thanks.