The Roots of Vegetarianism

Barrett, Jennifer
July 2003
Yoga Journal;Jul/Aug2003, Issue 175, p49
Explores the history of vegetarianism in India. Beginnings of vegetarianism in the Vedic period; Sacred texts that link the idea of rebirth and vegetarianism; Dietary guidelines in the Laws of Manu and the Bhagavad Gita; Condemnation of recreation meat eating; Indian sages who strengthened the case for vegetarianism.


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