Vegetarianism – VIII

Swami Chinmayananda
Swami Chinmayananda

Anjali: If as you say vegetarian food tames the mind and the character of a person becomes less vicious, how come it had the opposite effect on Hitler? He was a vegetarian.

Swamiji: Your two or three questions are aimed at asking whether vegetarian food will change the character of an individual. No. It is the other way round. The character of the individual personality determines the type of food that he will find a taste for. The eighteenth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita indicates definitely what kind of food the individual will find tasty who is under the awe of sattva, rajas, or tamas. So, it is not that Hitler was a vegetarian so how come he killed so many million people.

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