Human Beings: Responsibility of Human Life

                                                                  Q. 1. In our religion it is stated that we should not eat meat. However what is the difference between eating plants and eating animals? Either way we are killing a living entity. The only difference I see is that animals can voice their agony while plants cannot.

                                                                  Q. 1.  Why don't we remember the past life sufferings? If one is suffering in this life some say that it is due to one's past bad karma, which is vague to believe.

                                                                  The workings of karma are not vague, but quite reasonable and logical to understand.

                                                                  Q. My mind has become very rational and logical. I am losing the faith on God due to one/two mistakes I have made in my life. I am feeling depressed and guilty about the incidents. Please let me know how to build the faith on God.

                                                                  Faith is built by association. Association with the modes of nature result in various kinds of faith in different categories of people, while association with the transcendental devotees of God builds our faith in God.

                                                                  Q. Is drinking alcohol and having sex with one's spouse is bad? Please explain.

                                                                  Human life is a life of responsibility as opposed to animal life; animals need not follow any law except those of their natural instinct for eating, mating, sleeping and defending. However, in human form of life, we have to regulate these activities in accordance with scriptures, and utilize the higher facilities that we have for self-realization.