Question: Why Avoid Onion & Garlic?
Answer: In Bhagavad Gita (17.9) Krishna states that ‘Foods that are too bitter, too sour, salty, hot, pungent, dry and burning are dear to those in the mode of passion.Such foods cause distress, misery and disease.’
Onion and garlic fall in this category.
They excite the baser instincts and make it difficult for one to control the senses.
The prohibition on onion, garlic etc. is implicit, by virtue of their characteristics.
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