Originally Posted by hazada guess
To Starve your body,in my opinion,would do more harm than good.The Brain is a complex receiver,starved of nourishment,it can go haywire giving you all sorts of Hallucinations,not visions which is what you want.
I am not a vegan but I find that it helps more with my meditations the less meat I eat.I am speaking about what works for me.Admittedly I'm new to meditation so I can only speak for my experiences.
I don't rely on others teachings no matter who they are,I follow my own path,the one that works for me not a path read out of a book.
Couple of points.
Appropriate fasting can be very beneficial. Short fasts up to 48 hours are perfectly safe and very beneficial so long as one doesn't get carried away with frequency. Ketosis and autophagy. This was man's natural state prior to farming and civilization and part of the body's mechanism for cleaning up aged and corrupted cells and cellular structure. The body didn't evolve to be in a constant state of satiation.
I hear a lot about not relying on books (hard-gained wisdom) and totally relying on what's found inside. Without the guidance of thousands of years of accumulated wisdom and the practices and techniques derived from that wisdom how does one know the source, validity and significance of what's found inside?