I have been a vegetarian for 29 years but I am not a vegan. I am a vegetarian for religious
reasons. We are all spirit souls, be a human or animal and we feel pain equally regardless of material body that we have. It does not matter if we are in the womb or not. killing someone how is innocent even if he is an ant is sinful. People are in ignorance of this fact and they need to be reminded of the truth and then if they are unwilling to change then we may become intolerant.
Change takes time, so we need to be tolerant.
The reason we are feeling compassion for animals is because of the presence of
the spirit soul that is an eternal soul and an eternal person with in the material body. All
bodies are a machine for the soul and all living beings are eternal persons be they a human,
animal, insect, bird or plant. There are different names of god in different faiths and the
name that I call god is Krishna. Krishna said The living entities in this conditioned world
are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard
with the six senses, which include the mind.
The living entity in the material world carries his different conceptions of life from one
body to another as the air carries aromas. Thus he takes one kind of body and again quits
it to take another.
The living entity, thus taking another gross body, obtains a certain type of ear, eye,
tongue, nose and sense of touch, which are grouped about the mind. He thus enjoys a
particular set of sense objects. Bhagavad Gita 15.7. through 9
As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old
age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered
by such a change. 2.13
As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new
material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones. 2.22
We will not be successful in stopping the violence until we understand the reason and
We are eternal spirit souls who have come to the material world to exploit the resources
of the property of god. We were advised not to do this but chose to come here out of our
free will. It was understood that there is going to be happiness and suffering when we
came. All bodies are a machine for the soul and all living beings are eternal persons be they
a human, animal, insect, bird or plant. . real compassion is to free the person from the cause of his suffering by releasing him from bondage of this existence eternally by going back to god in his
abode. We all have a relationship with god. Every type of relationship that we see here is a
perverted refection of what our relationship is with god. Jesus Christ is a good example
because he had a relationship with god as the son.