The real reason, why in India do not eat meat: followers of the HLS will be disappointedPictolic
People refrain from eating meat for various reasons. Some for ethical reasons, others for purposes of sanitation, and others — as they are not allowed religion. However, few people know why really become vegetarians, the people of India — the country where the food culture is the most common.
This honestly told the lady under the name ZuravLina1. See the girl below.
I lived in India, not as a tourist but as local people. Studied at the University with the Tibetans. In my experience Western people that come to this culture from the outside, it's too idealized. They do not see the true reasons for the vegetarianism of the Hindus.
Secured the Hindus, modern, educated, those with whom I spoke — not for vegans. Not all, not always. They don't eat meat in the heat, because the heat of the body it is not asking. It just requests the appropriate climate, food, fruit, greens, vegetables, and grass. But, leaving in England, USA, where cold, they eat meat. In any case, those with whom I communicated — the students, the educated strata of Indian society — is far from esoteric.
They could laugh at the Europeans in their tunnel vision of "Eastern spirituality". Spoke with a friend the trishaw who works hard the whole day. He skinny, and his hands thin. I gave him meat samosa, and he was grateful, said that meat is the best food when hard physical work. He looked exhausted, I knew it all the time with him went through the streets of our suburbs. He laughed at Western, said something like:
In India, a majority of the population does not have refrigerators, only in the cities of the rich. To buy a chicken for lunch (the quest that made me one of the Buryat lady, academic researcher), you buy in the store a live chicken in a cage, it's when you kill, gutting. No one is to see and do not want, of course. And fresh meat there is dangerous, since a huge number of infected sick animals. When I have contracted amebiasis, eating meat at a fancy restaurant. Veterinary service there are no set at the state level, no one is monitoring the epidemiological situation in the villages.
It was once again the lady did not want. Ate stew — she sent in parcels from Russia or Delhi bought in special stores.
Vegan Hindus, which for Western people is associated more with spirituality, is nothing more than an adaptation factor according to climate and socio-economic conditions. In the heat of the meat body and not asking for it's junk food in this climate. And it was so strange to see emaciated vegans — men in Novosibirsk,- 20-30 when animal fat is the main warming factor in the diet of the endemic population. Russian, with different genetics, different history kinds and conditions, engaged in heavy labor (built the house himself, convinced rodnoverie) , arms like twigs, exhausted, but with a beard and vegan.
And the most fanatical vegans, often those who in India was never. Those who were not as a tourist, and lived there as a rule, loyal and adequate in their assessments of conditions "when I eat meat and when not".
The most modern and, for me, the best trend in food right now — intuitive power. To listen to body what it wants, or what not. They are ready to eat now and in what quantity. To listen to yourself.