Intelligence,Love, and piety formulate the human mind.
The refinement of the individual depends on education,and the restraint from spurious drinks, cigars,and meat and poultry products.
The Tamil poet , Thayumanavar,eludes such withdrawal in his poems, by saying,killing of animals for food is a detested practice and the uplift of mortals will be enhanced by abstaining from such habits.
The growth of the mind, the progress of skills, the promotion of love and the elevation of the soul,are the outcome of the absolute refrainment of non killing, and nonconsumption of animal products.
This has been vociferously endorsed by Thiruvalluvar and Ramalinga adigal.
The two essential dharmas that mankind have to inculcate are,
2.Refraining from eating animal flesh.
One can assimilate knowledge, achieve power, earn money,but the ultimate salvation , the nirvana or enlightenment is the outcome of abstinence.
This quality raises Man.
The ordinary becomes extraordinary,the simple becomes special, the mortal becomes celestial, the Man becomes a Saint.