Swamiji narrated .. “Two people went to their Guruji one day. One devotee complained about the other devotee to the Guruji and said, “Maharaj, he has a very bad habit. He eats a lot of non-vegetarian food and I dislike this habit of his greatly. I am a vegetarian and always have ‘saatvik bhojan’. I fail to understand as to why does he have ‘taamsik’ food.” He looked at his Guru expecting a pat on his back for his ‘wise’ words. Guruji replied, ‘What is the use of the simple vegetarian food that you eat when you nurse such vitriolic thoughts and stark hatred for him and his food habits! He on the other hand could be consuming mutton, chicken and fish etc but his thoughts are pure … ‘saatvik’…and he is at peace with himself. Look at yourself. You are all worked up and agitated as you spew venom at him. Who is the better individual between the two of you?’ The devotee at fault looked sheepish and realised his folly.

Swamiji says… “We eat our meals …our food…with great relish and a sense of enjoyment. It is possible that I might prefer to eat something that is disliked by you. You could be rigid about food preferences of people and feel that you are right and correct in your assumption that food of a certain kind only should be consumed by you and others. You become critical and start criticising other people’s penchant for food and cuisine of a different kind. Never be critical of a person’s food choice … as the end recipient of your harsh and critical words is FOOD…the intake and partake of which keeps you alive. Food is food, whether it is vegetarian or non-vegetarian food. In the process of discussing and criticising the other person’s ‘so called weakness’… with others..while speaking ill of him…you allow dark, impure, negative thoughts to take a firm grip on you. Remember it is only a pure heart .. good, positive thoughts that will enable you to cleanse your soul and… feel the presence of God within you and all around you. How can you claim to be good if you curse others, compete with them, want to out – do them …at times, wish them ‘death’…yes, death ! Are you anywhere close to being good if you behave in such a heinous and critical manner?


Add yours

  1. Wonderful…we cannot have absolutely like habited people and its wrong to question others lifestyle…

  2. This message is great, we should concentrate on good things and do not waste valuable time in the adverse thoughts.
    Jai Swami ji

  3. Very valid post.. keep your thoughts and deed straight, rest automatically will follow rather than wasting time in comparing and complaining others… Jai Ajay Guru Devaya Namaha

  4. Very True Swamiji!!!
    Comparison within ourselves leads no where.
    Thanks again for reminding us about the important aspect of life.
    Om Shri Swami Ajaye Gurudevaye Namah 🙏🙏🙏

  5. Swamiji has once again emphasised that the thoughts one nurtures , irrespective of the food consumed, ultimately contributes to spiritual development.
    Pranam Swamiji.

  6. Pranaam Swamiji.🙏🏻
    If a person is satisfied with his own life choices then he will never be critical of others choices and will always remain calm and content.

  7. So rightly said. We often neglect this simple teaching. We think eating vegetarian equals satvik thoughts whereas thoughts are the product of one’s doing not eating.

    Thank you Swamiji for showing us the right path

  8. Thank you swamiji for bringing such a beautiful message to us. I identify these thoughts in me and i believe this is a wake up call from my all knowing guru. Thank you Swamiji. Humble and loving pranaams🙏🏼🌹🙏🏼🌹🙏🏼🌹

  9. Thanks Swamiji.
    This is definitely a new input to me . I am normally critical of non veg eating persons.
    Aum Swami Shri Ajay Guru Devaya Namah..


  11. Very powerful message. This reminds me to always see Good, do Good, and be good. Thank you Swamiji. Jai Gurudev.

  12. स्वामी का बहुत सुन्दर व स्पष्ट कथन कि भोजन शरीर की आवश्यकता है चाहे वह शाकाहारी हो या माँसाहारी पर आत्मा की आवश्यकता तो केवल और केवल निर्मल पवित्रता। भोजन के आधार पर द्वेष करने से तो आत्मा का शुद्धीकरण नहीं होगा। हम सभी का ध्येय विचारों को पवित्र बनाऐ रखने में होना चाहिऐ।
    स्वामी जी के चरणों में नमन करता हूँ।

  13. Swamiji has aptly emphasised that , irrespective of the food intake, it is solely the the noble, pure, selfless and divine thoughts nurtured alone that pave the path to one”s spiritual upliftment and progress.
    Pranam Swamiji.

  14. Om gurudevo namaha. Very valid point. We should not compare our selves with others n we should not waste our time in all these futile things. We should think of something constructive. At last we all our one, but at the same time every body has there own likes n dislikes. We should keep our thinking positive n clear. So as our actions are also clear n simplified. Thanks for reminding once again. Everyday is s new learning with Guruji. I bow my head on ur holy feet n ask for beautiful guidance n simple thinking. It is indeed soooo true what u have said.

  15. Very true Swamiji…Some people keep criticising others ‘ habits, be it food related or other things. Eating nonveg food isn’t in anyway related to ones behaviour. One should eat good n keep noble thoughts through one’s own mind. That is what’s required.

  16. I always remember Swamiji stating to keep our mind occupied with pure and positive thoughts only no matter how negative or critical the situation is….Om Swamiji Ajay Gurudevaya namah 🙏🌸

  17. Thanks Guruji for sharing beautiful thoughts. I am blessed to have u as my Guruji always motivating , guiding and encouraging me with good values and positive approach towards life.

  18. Brilliant message by our beloved swamiji with a very simple comparison between vegetarian and non vegetarians, but so deep rooted meaning.

    Thank you very swamiji for keeping us enlightened as always.

    🙏🙏🙏ॐ स्वामीजी श्री अजय गुरूदेवाऐ नम: 🙏🙏🙏

  19. Swamiji.
    aapka har sandesh hamare jiwan ko sundar banane ke liye hai..
    I love you swamiji!!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: