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Symbol 69
The Digestion of Animal Products

A summary explanation of symbol no. 69 – The Digestion of Animal Products

The symbol shows the gastric system of a human being who eats meat. As a meat-eater one takes part in killing the animals in the mesocosmos, and one also takes part in killing the life in the microworld of the meat.

Meat consists of animal beings that can think, be intuitive, be afraid, be terrified and feel terrible pain. Through the work of the stomach they are damaged, destroyed, rupture and so on. The only parts that avoid being killed are the life units indicated in red, which constitute the actual nutrition in the flesh.

It is no longer a condition of life for people to kill in order to live. They can certainly live on plant food.


Martinus' own explanation of the symbol can be found in The Eternal World Picture, vol. 5, which is not yet available in English.