People who are still at the previous stage of mastering their religiosity believe that the faith in the ideological concept and rituals of the organization of their choice is a sufficient condition for their
"salvation" (Russian Orthodoxy separated some of its rituals for greater show to a special group of
"sacraments"). These people are not yet capable of comprehending words of God, not even those of them that are written in the holy scriptures. Opinions and orders of their earthly
"pastors" are much closer and more valuable to them.
For example, despite the fact that God told people not to kill, "Christians"
"became famous" for so many terrifying atrocities throughout the history of Christianity on Earth! So many wars, murders, tortures and other crimes they have committed! As for killing of animals — scarcely 0.001% of
"Christians" obey the Will of God in this respect. Where are you, Christian love?! There is no sight of you among
"Christians"! This is because those "Christians" are not true ones!
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But the initial stage of spiritual advancement implies making real efforts on self-transformation.
And the first thing that an adept has to do is accepting the principle of Love. He must not accept it as just a nice phrase, acknowledging the beauty of it, but as a strict rule of conduct. And no practical methods — be they exercises of hatha yoga, work with chakras and meridians, winter swimming etc. — will bring us closer to God (in fact, they can even lead us astray sometimes), if we do not follow commandments of God regarding Love in reality.
Let us look at the nutrition, for example. If we contaminate our bodies with coarse energies of dead bodies of animals, this will not allow us to attain refinement of consciousness necessary for getting closer to the Abode of the Creator, but on the contrary, will drag us towards hell and create for us a bad karma which will have to be redeemed in our next incarnations.
We have thoroughly discussed the subject of correct nutrition in the books [9,11,16]. Here I will only say that a human organism has to be provided, as a rule, with sufficient amounts of proteins that contain all necessary amino-acids. The proteins of this kind are supplied by eggs and milk products. There are also great amounts of protein in mushrooms, nuts, soy beans and some other foodstuffs. Therefore, there is no necessity to kill animals from consideration of healthy nutrition. After all, a human being as biological species does not belong to the class of predators and the anatomy and biochemistry of the human organism are not fit for eating bodies of animals — this is the reason why it suffers of this kind of nutrition [2,19].
But health and karma considerations are not principal here. The main thing is that God is Love. And He allows us to get close to Him only if we become Love.