Steven J. Rosen's Holy Cow: The Hare Krishna Contribution to Vegetarianism and PDF

By Steven J. Rosen

ISBN-10: 1590560663

ISBN-13: 9781590560662

Hinduism pupil Steven Rosen explores the area of the Hare Krishna circulation, which has been instrumental in elevating know-how of vegetarianism and the plight of animals within the usa. Holy Cow starts off by way of introducing the Hare Krishna move and of its colourful making a song and dancing, its ebook distribution software, and particularly its eating places, sacred meals distribution, and scrumptious vegetarian delicacies.

Rosen returns to the early days of Indian tradition, to a time while everyday life was once in keeping with Vedic rules and scriptural knowledge, and indicates how vegetarianism and animal rights have been counseled through the Vedic texts. Rosen finds how a pressure used to be created by way of a concomitant endorsement of animal sacrifices in old Indian tradition, a stress that led partially to the beginnings of Jainism and Buddhism.

Rosen then examines the increase of Vaishnavism―the worship of the god Vishnu, or Krishna―and how Vaishnavites have been sympathetic to vegetarianism and animal rights, displaying the hyperlink among the modern Hare Krishna flow (ISKCON), based within the Nineteen Sixties, and the traditional Vaishnavaites and all that they've comprehensive in among. Rosen seems to be on the “Food for all times” software, the eating places and cookbooks, and some of the types of writing approximately vegetarianism and animal rights. The ebook additionally contains recipes when you desire to flavor Krishna.

In end, Rosen illustrates how deeply Hare Krishna devotees have encouraged the modern vegetarian circulation and its demand ahimsa, or nonviolence, towards all residing beings.

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