8 January 2014 - QA 6

Gurudev, my father is always after me because I am trying to become a vegetarian. What should I tell him?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Choice of food is yours. You are free individuals. If you are eating healthy then convince your dad that your choice is vegetarian.
We all have freedom to choose what we want to eat.
Tell him that vegetarian food does not make me weak because elephants are vegetarian. Horses, elephants, bulls are vegetarian and are very powerful.
Our immediate ancestors, Monkeys are also vegetarian. And a large population today around the world is following vegetarianism for health reasons. If you go over the material available on the internet, there are so many articles and scientific researches on the benefits of being vegetarian.