I attended a very nice workshop on diet by Dr. Nandita Shah. It is called as 'Peas vs Pills' workshop. It is learning about being a vegan. I am already vegetarian. But I was not Vegan. Vegan is the term for those who do not take any animal products as food, which includes milk. I was taking all the animal milk products until recently. I was just like most of us, taking animal milk products traditionally. But I was not aware about the pain an animal has to go through to give us that milk. I was not fully aware that animal milk is indeed difficult to digest for adults. I decided to give it a try. I stopped taking all the animal milk products. It is more than a month. I am feeling comfortable, easy. No problems giving up ALL the animal milk products. This includes butter, cheese, curd, ghee ( Clarified butter ) etc.
In a way, I have disconnected my self from using animal products, where an animal may have been harmed. But, at higher level, in my consciousness, I feel very connected, for the first time to animal kingdom! I feel the same connection that I feel for the plant kingdom. I do feel an expansion in my consciousness by being so aware about the animals on this planet. I am happy to be a vegan now.