Comparative study of the effect of consuming non-vegetarian and vegetarian food using the electrosomatographic method
Abstract: Many comparative studies on the benefits of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food are available. This article sheds light on the effect at a spiritual level of consuming non-vegetarian and vegetarian food. In this article we are presenting our study using the Electrosomatographic method with the help of a biofeedback machine, the DDFAO, of the effect of consuming non-vegetarian and vegetarian food on the Kunḍalinī chakrās of seekers with and without negative energy distress.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Nandini Samant, MBBS, DPM
Please read our article Introduction to spiritual research using the electrosomatographic scanning technique before reading this article, so as to understand it better.
5.1 There are two functional groups of chakrās
The upper four chakrās (Sahasrār, Ādnyā, Vishuddha and, Anāhat) are predominant in the Absolute Air Principle (Vāyū-tattva) and act at the nirgun-sagun (More of nirgun than sagun) level, while the lower three chakrās (Manīpūr, Swādhishthan and Mūlādhār) arepredominant in the Absolute Fire Principle (Tēj-tattva) and act at the sagun-nirgun (More of sagun than nirgun) level. The upper four chakrās are functional in tasks related to intellect and the lower three chakrās are functional mainly related to the mind. Thus the seven chakrās are divided into two groups – upper four chakrās and lower three chakrās. Hence, upon consuming non-vegetarian or vegetarian food, generally they have similar effects on the chakrās in each group.
5.2 Effect of sāttviktā gained upon consuming vegetarian food
5.2.1 Activation of Kunḍalinī chakrās
Activation of upper chakrās:Upper chakrās are more sensitive in responding to Sattva guna than the lower chakrās. Hence, upon consuming vegetarian food, due to the sāttvik vibrations of the vegetarian food there was improvement in the activity of the upper four chakrās in seekers with and without negative energy distress.
Activation of lower chakrās in seekers who follow Karmayoga: In seekers with and without negative energy distress and who follow Karmayoga, the activity of the lower three chakrās was improved upon consuming vegetarian food.
5.2.2 Spiritual healing of Kunḍalinī chakrās
In seekers with negative energy distress, māntriks (from hell) create centres of distressing energy in the upper four chakrās. Thus, these chakrās function on the strength of the black energy stored in these centres. Upon consuming vegetarian food, sāttviktā gained from this food decreases the black energy in these centres, thereby reducing their activity. In other words, the upper four chakrās undergo spiritual healing and thereby activity of these chakrās is reduced.
5.2.3 Kunḍalinī chakrās assume nirgun state upon gaining Sattva guna continuously from the vegetarian meal
Upon consuming vegetarian food by seekers without negative energy distress, sāttviktā gained from this food causes improvement in the activity of the upper four chakrās. When Sattva guna is available continuously as the meal progresses, the upper four chakrās attain nirgun state, and thus become inactive.
5.3 Detrimental effect of Tama guna gained upon consuming non-vegetarian food
5.3.1 Upper four chakrās in seekers without negative energy distress get activated to fight effect of Tama guna gained upon consuming non-vegetarian food
In seekers without negative energy distress, the upper four chakrās are more sensitive than the lower three chakrās. Hence, they get activated to fight the effects of Tama guna gained upon consuming non-vegetarian food. Later, they need to assume nirgun (Non-materialised) form so as to fight the root of Tama guna. Finally, they have to get activated again so as to regain the Sattva guna lost in this battle. Thus there is net loss of energy of upper chakrās.
5.3.2 Upper chakrās in seekers with negative energy distress get activated due to absorption of Tama guna gained from consuming non-vegetarian food
In seekers with negative energy distress, the centres of black energy in the upper four chakrās created by superior māntriks (from hell) get activated so as to imbibe Tama guna from non-vegetarian food. Hence, there is increase in activity of upper chakrās.
5.4 Factors deciding the duration of effects of consuming non-vegetarian and vegetarian food
5.4.1 Spiritual level
If the spiritual level of an individual is less than 60%, the duration of effect of sāttvik and tāmasik components is prolonged. In individuals above 60%, due to dissolution of their mental sheath, there is minimal effect on the mind regarding worldly things such as eating, drinking, clothing etc. Hence, the duration of effects of sāttvik and tāmasik components is short.
5.4.2 Severity of negative energy distress
In seekers with mild negative energy distress, the effect of tāmasik components like non-vegetarian food is sustained for a short duration; whereas the effect of sāttvik components like vegetarian food is sustained for longer duration. In seekers with severe distress, the effect of tāmasik components like non-vegetarian food is sustained for longer duration since the Tama guna is stored; whereas since the Sattva guna in sāttvik components gets used up in fighting against the negative energies, the effect of sāttvik components like vegetarian food is sustained for a short duration.
6. Key points learned
Consuming vegetarian food is more conducive to optimum functioning of the body, mind and the intellect. Considering this, we can try to reduce consumption of non-vegetarian food and increase intake of vegetarian food.
Doing spiritual practice to attain the 60% spiritual level is important because upon attaining this level, both the sāttvik and tāmasik components have less effect on the individual.
Doing spiritual practice regularly also protects us against negative energy distress. Negative energy distress results in a prolonged effect of tāmasik components and reduced effect of sāttvik components.