Tirukkural 101: Gratitude

(The gift of) heaven and earth is not an equivalent for a benefit which is conferred where none had been received

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Meat-eating contributes to a mentality of violence, for with the chemically complex meat ingested, one absorbs the slaughtered creature's fear, pain and terror.
—Gurudeva