The human body contains five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. The four legged animals have four elements: earth, water, air and fire; birds have three elements: water, fire and air; insects have two elements: fire and air; and vegetables have only one element – that is water. If we kill a four-legged animal and eat it, it is a bigger sin. We are permitted to eat the things having one element as it is a small sin, liable to a small amount of punishment. It is forgiven by good deeds and Simran* and Meditation.
“Ghat Ramayan: The Words of Tulsi Sahib of Hathras – Spiritual Discourse”, by Param Sant Baba Kehar Singh Ji, featuring a section of Sant Tulsi’s Ghat Ramayan that previously hadn’t been translated into English, a section titled: Conversations between Param Sant Tulsi Sahib and Palak Ram, a follower of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.