Dairy in Diet?


I realize that Master included dairy. Based on current knowledge about animals products (health/environmental impact/compassion and cruelty), does Ananda still suggest dairy?

—Anthony Lavelle, Canada


Dear Anthony,

Ananda recommends the dietary guidelines of Paramhansa Yogananda and his guru, Sri Yukteswar, which is “proper eatarianism”. There is no strict diet protocol as one person’s food may be another’s poison. Every soul has the unique opportunity to decide for himself what is healthful to eat.

Yogananda emphasized a diet high in plant foods for the vital energy, healing nutrients and minimum of toxins such a diet provides. There are clean and humane ways to have dairy in one’s diet as well.

In Divine Love and Friendship.