If you would like to explore further how you can incorporate the yogic principle of ahimsa into your life, you may be interested in exploring vegan practices. The meanings of vegetarian and vegan (pronounced "veg-un" with a hard "g") are not the same. Vegan is a strict practice and requires the use of no animal products whatsoever in all areas of one's life—hence no products such as milk, eggs, leather, or wool. Vegetarian may include use of eggs and milk and refers only to diet. Thus a vegan is always vegetarian, but a vegetarian is not necessarily a vegan. If you are interested in learning more about vegan practices, the American Vegan Society, a nonprofit educational organization, can provide you with further information. It publishes a magazine called American Vegan (recently renamed from the previous title of Ahimsa). For further information, contact: The American Vegan Society 56 Dinshah Lane P.O. Box 369 Malaga, NJ Tel: (856) 694-2887
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