Many religious people are admonished not to eat pork because it is so written in the Bible.
Well consider Gods true concern.
IS IT WHAT YOU EAT?
OR IS IT WHAT YOU THINK?
The pig is a symbol of the lower mind because it loves to roll in the mud.
Not eating pork is a symbol of not consuming the lower flesh which is the carnal mind of emotions and feelings.
God is saying you are to seek the higher mind in meditation and not consume the lower, which is the pig.
So when you are meditating and separating from thought, you are abstaining from pork.
Matthew 15:11 1. It is not that which goes into the mouth that defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, that defiles a man.
by Bill Donahue – www.truemeanings.com
You can make all the excuses you want and continue to roll in the mud of your literalist beliefs, but that my friend is consuming the flesh of swine.