Can Going Vegan Be a Path to Enlightenment?

Emmanuel's Earthly Goods agrees that some yogis believe diet is key to practice the Yoga Sutra's principle of Ahimsa, or non-harming... 

Adopting a plant-based diet makes sense for your health and the environment, and according to some yogis’ interpretation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, one of yoga’s primary texts, it may also be a way to enlightenment. Some yogis believe diet is key to practice the Yoga Sutra's principle of Ahimsa, or non-harming., meaning “nonharming,” is the first of five yamas, or guides for self-restraint, set forth in the Yoga Sutra. To some practitioners, veganism is ahimsa in practice: “It’s about being kind—to others, including animals, to the planet, and to oneself,” says Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga School and the vegan Jivamuktea Café in New York City, and author of the vegan cookbook Simple Recipes for Joy. “Veganism is not about restriction—it’s a way of eating and living that can create more happiness and joy.”

Reference: Yoga Journal Retrieved from: https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/going-vegan-might-path-enlightenment