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Re: Original Inner Group

Dec 23, 1997 07:09 PM
by Bart Lidofsky

M K Ramadoss wrote:

> The original Inner Group formed by HPB consisted of twelve men and women.
> Has anyone seen in HPB's Collected Writings or other writings as to what
> kinds of lifestyle restrictions -- vegetarian food, no use of fur or
> leather, abstinence from alcohol etc were imposed on the twelve.

    The inner circle was asked to refrain from eating meat, but they were
neither required to be vegetarian, nor was a purely vegetarian diet even
suggested; a diet of fish and vegetables was recommended. I recall reading
nothing about fur or leather (remember, back then there really weren't viable
substitutes). Alcohol was prohibited, but moderate use of tobacco was

    Bart Lidofsky

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