Veganism is seen as a western concept by some critics, whereas the fact is that the tenets of veganism are deeply rooted in India’s culture.
India is the only country in the world with over a 40% population that follows a vegetarian diet. This constituent of the Indian population has been practicing this lifestyle for centuries due to our cultural roots, spirituality, compassion, and the concept of ahimsa (non-violence) espoused by our religious teachings, saints and texts.
Lack of information and communication amongst the masses is the only impediment in the growth of veganism in India.
These and several such insights were shared by Acharya Prashant, the renowned Vedanta Philosopher and Veganism Advocate in an interaction with Supriya Mishra, Editor of The Vegan Indians, recently.
In an hour-long interaction, Acharya ji shared his insights on several interesting topics like:
- Why should one turn vegan?
- How Veganism and Spirituality share a deep bond?
- What is the connect between Veganism and India’s culture?
- Are Veganism and Vegetarianism against each other?
- Why Veganism is necessary for today’s generation?
- What is the relation between veganism and climate change?
- How could veganism contribute to a better future?
- What is preventing the spread of Veganism in India?
Watch the video here: