Arjuna, those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation. Through constant effort they learn to withdraw the mind from selfish cravings and absorb it in the Self. Thus they attain the state of union.

Bhagavad Gita 6:16-18
He who desires to augment his own flesh by eating the flesh of other creatures lives in misery in whatever species he may take his birth.

Mahabharat 115.47
Those high-souled persons who desire beauty, faultlessness of limbs, long life, understanding, mental and physical strength and memory should abstain from acts of injury.

Mahabharat 18.115.8
The very name of cow is Aghnya ["not to be killed"], indicating that they should never be slaughtered.  Who, then could slay them? Surely, one who kills a cow or a bull commits a heinous crime.

Mahabharat  Shantiparv 262.47
The purchaser of flesh performs Hinsa (violence) by his wealth; he who eats flesh does so by enjoying its taste; the killer does Hinsa by actually tying and killing the animal. Thus, there are three forms of killing: he who brings flesh or sends for it, he who cuts off the limbs of an animal, and he who purchases, sells or cooks flesh and eats it - all of these are to be considered meat eaters.

Mahabharat  Anu 115.40
"Flesh-eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to moral feeling - killing."

Leo Tolstoy (Russian author)
"Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of mankind."

Albert Einstein
Those who eat cooked or uncooked flesh, who eat eggs and embryos are following an evil addiction that must be put to an end

Atharva Veda VIII.6.23
That wretch among men who pretending to follow the path of righteousness prescribed in the Vedas, would kill living creatures from greed of flesh would certainly go to hellish regions.

Mahabharata, Anusasana-parva, 115.43 -116.45

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