For example if few dacoits goes to rob a house, and one stands outside the house to look out and other few dacoits steal from the house, if they get caught everyone will be punished by the laws, because the person who was outside was also supporting the crime. In biology, it is understood that cells are dying and being replaced constantly, and after 7 years there is a completely new body, the cells in the body have been completely replaced, but there is one soul that remains ever present. So my friend it is you who needs to get a clue and do not speculate on life with your limited knowledge. The soul is eternal. It could not be stated more simply. So my friend, please consider the facts. This is what is happening these days, people are looking at scriptures and then taking things out of context to suit their own whimsical ideas. However the temptation is always there but it is sin therefore I agree with you. It is because I have had experience. DECCAN CHRONICLE. In ancient times people well knew that plants are conscious, they too require water, air and light to survive. Often depicted with a flute in his hand, Krishna is the god of love, compassion, and tenderness. People might then question, but I am not actually killing the animal but just eating, is that wrong too? Please read below for further info about eggs:-, http://iskconbirmingham.org/whats-wrong-with-eating-meat#comment-242. Manusmriti (Chapter 5 / Verse 30) says, “The purchaser of flesh performs violence by his wealth; he who eats flesh does so by enjoying its taste; the killer does violence by actually tying and killing the animal. i read it all but didnt find it convincing. ——————————————— Both words used here are broma, food. “Fish” is another frequently mistranslated word in the Bible. The topic of milk is very authoritative and needs to be understood thoroughly. 2.22 – As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones. You have studied logic? He knows, but he has asked me not to kill. What, indeed, is that which (if presented) becomes eternal?” billions of bacteria. By 30 , complete stop to chicken and fish. Also leaving the remaining milk in mother’s womb will suffocate mother’s breathing. Add to those hazards the fact that if you eat meat you may be consuming hormones, drugs and other chemicals that have been fed to the animals before they were killed and you can see the extent of the danger. The Cows are also not treated fairly and to derive the milk they are artificially using machines which causes pain to the Cows. So this world is considered like a house on fire and we the souls are trapped, now our main business is to get out. He especially came on earth to spread the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra (Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare) which is the most powerful weapon to kill the demoniac mentally of people, we are seeing this practically that it is transforming people’s hearts. He can eat the whole universe and still will not be affected. Just wondering why God created such earth where to live u have to kill.. even when we take breath we intake mico organisms.. Carnivores animal only live on another animal. Just as i don’t support non vegetarian, I do not also support vegetarinism, and being a vegan does not give you a chance from doing what we are doing. “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. Nobody can get away with murder. You must have come across mad cow disease, swine flu and other such animal related issues, this is because the nature is responding to such cruelty. Even when we are breathing we are killing so many bacteria, when we wash our hands, when we sit down on a chair we crush so many, every step we take, we are stepping on something. When it comes to animal testing for luxuries, eg cosmetics (lipsticks, makeup etc), that is avoidable. He spent and sacrificed his life in spreading God Consciousness to people, he was on a spiritual platform, so for your information he was beyond the Sattvic level. ”. The tomatoes are not offered in Jagannatha puri because that is what the normal custom is that no foreign food should be offered. This particular king however, before having the cow slaughtered would call a brahmana and the brahmana would offer prayers to the effect that “In this life these people are slaughtering you, but in the next life you will get the chance to slaughter them.”. 2.14 – O son of Kunte, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. Nobody can get away with any wrong doing. Even just by being a Vegetarian is not all, we have to offer our vegetarian … He is himself eating meat, but he is advising others not to kill. Thus if a man thinks in the same way, how is he different from any other animal? This way we will invoke spiritual qualities. But I cant see my family having meat and adding bad karma to their life. However, Lord Krsna does not eat meat, therefore we don’t kill animals. Thus, the killing of animals shows a great lack in spiritual awareness. Accept the differences and don’t let them spoil your marriage. This has already been discussed in this article, please read the article thoroughly again. For example, the ancient Mexicans had a word for the people living in the northwestern part of Mexico “purepechas” which means unclean or dirty and they actually called them that for a reason, since not all people behave the same way that actually caused wars. Have you ever wondered why Hare Krishnas don't eat meat, or how the movement differs from other strains of Hinduism? A very interesting read clearing up all the misconceptions some people may have! Unless you hear Srimad Bhagavatam or other Vedic texts from a Vaishnava who is a pure devotee of the Lord you will come to the wrong conclusion and mostly misinterpret the verse according to your own limited understanding. So Brahmanas are superior in a sense that they have a very important role to play in the society and to guide the society in the right direction which is towards spiritual life or Krishna Consciousness. Is it not a Sin?? Also there is more to life that just understanding why dogs are not allowed in the temples. I am not sure why you are saying this, maybe you have come across some incidents before but I can assure you that generally Krishna devotees do not a have a problem, well I can say this for myself. You may have heard the story of King Bharata (click here to read story) who kept a deer as a pet and he became attached to this deer so much that at the end of his life he was thinking of this deer, so in his next birth according to the laws of nature he was given a deer’s body to reside in. I personally don’t eat non veg as parents don’t like and when at home not onion garlic as well as they are not cooked at home. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita:-. In Mahabharata it was mentioned that Lord Krishna’s wife Godess Rukmini was also burnt in the pyre of Lord Krishna . The Vedic scriptures gives us this information that the Soul is transmitigating from one body to another. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed. Incidentally, he also killed his wife by setting her in a vat of boiling water. Create your account. If we chose to eat NonVeg, we born with claws and sharp teeth like tiger, lion, shark, eagle, snake, frog, leach, pirana, crocodile….. Does taking bodybuilding supplements such as whey protein is considered the as eating meat? Please cleanse their bodies of the sins of eating meat. In the Bhagavad-Gita (5.18) Krishna explains that spiritual perfection begins when one can see the equality of all living beings, “The humble sage, by virtue of true knowledge, sees with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana (a priest), a cow, an elephant, a dog, and a dog-eater (outcast).” Krishna also instructs us to adopt the principles of spiritual vegetarianism when He states, “Offer Me with love and devotion a fruit, a flower, a leaf, or water, and I will accept it.”. Lord Krishna can do anything so he transforms the food offered to him into spiritual food, this will free us from sin and karmic reactions. It is not at all selfish or prejudiced to present the truth. The animals are more conscious than plants and vegetables, so by eating meat you are causing more pain to the living entity than to a vegetable. Thus, the killing of animals shows a great lack in spiritual awareness. So we can be sure by offering the food we eat to Krishna and see if it helps us progress spiritually, this is the test. However, it doesn’t give license to kill/harm animals as they please. thinkvedic) A Krishna conscious person, however, thinks, “Oh, here is a cow. So if we eat meat, we develop animalistic qualities. Erroneous preconception that meat gives lots of protein, beans have the same protein, meat eaters are responsible for overcrowded hospital, high cholesterol. 2. By signing up, you'll get thousands of step-by-step solutions to your homework questions. Q1. Eating meat is bad and very sinful, because we are killing animals, but eating plants is not sinful, provided we first offer the prepared food using the vegetables to Lord Krishna before eating. He established ahimsa (nonviolence) and vegetarianism as fundamental steps on the path of self-awareness and spoke the following two maxims, “Do not butcher the ox that plows thy fields,” and “Do not indulge a voracity that involves the slaughter of animals.”, The Vedic scriptures of India, which predate Buddhism, also stress nonviolence as the ethical foundation of vegetarianism. Lord Rams dad dashrath killed shravans patents by mistake while he was aiming to kill deer. The soul is neither old nor young The classification of society into brahmanas, kshatriyas, vaisyas and sudras is very scientific. He who brings flesh or sends for it, he who cuts off the limbs of an animal, and he who purchases, sells, or cooks flesh and eats it–all these are to be considered meat-eaters.” (Mahabharata, Anu.115.40), “The sins generated by violence curtail the life of the perpetrator. Which do you accept? A jungle is made of so many animals. There is a reason for everything even for not eating meat. Never ever Sanatan Dharma and God said to slaughter and kill any animal on the name of sacrifice, it’s just a sin so how can God ever say to do it because it’s sin and against Dharma ( Righteousness ) and God can never say and teach to do any sin and adharm. What’s the view on taking multivitamins, and other supplements? Meat is not only unhealthy for the body; it poisons the mind, the intellect and the soul. So Lord Krishna promises that don’t worry about your past sins and karma, just surrender unto him and he shall deliver you. He has sacrificed his life for God. Yes we need to guide people back to light and on the path righteousness, people are living in darkness and have forgotten their spiritual nature and how to live in harmony with each other and with mother earth, we should continue to spread the teachings of Bhagavad Gita As It Is more and more. Vulgate: And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for food. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that your consciousness at death will determine your next body. To live a pure and God conscious life is very important, as humans we have to worship God and follow what he says. It’s accepted in the academic community that the Purana’s were written between 400BC and 1000AD. We have to find the right balance in life, so try your best to offer to Krishna. Everything that lives has a soul. Also just for a tip, you can replace onions with cabbage and garlic with hing (Asafoetida). The virtuous Narada has said that that man who wishes to multiply his own flesh by eating the flesh of other creatures meets with disaster. These days people are suffering due to so much violence on earth. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that we should offer everything unto him as he is the Supreme enjoyer, also by offering to Krishna we will think of him more and more and this will help us progress on the spiritual path. Knowledge, inner satisfaction and happiness, purity, cleanliness, selflessness, compassion, self-control (based on knowledge), tolerance, patience, controlled mind and senses, sense of duty, caring, generosity, honesty, austerity (pain now for higher purpose), wisdom, religiosity, humility, regulated habits (incl sleep, eating etc), well-organised, steady in purpose, well-behaved, forgiving, simple-minded, merciful, satisfied, peaceful, respectful of others. Srila Prabhupada took a different track and He said that Lord Ram is the Absolute Truth. If you can help then you become Krishna Conscious and try to preach this message to other people. Meat is also sinful because we take life and the killing animals mentality leads to killing humans. I would advise to please read the Bhagavad Gita As It Is by Srila Prabhupada and also other books such as Srimad Bhagavatam, you will gain all the knowledge about material and spiritual life and how to live in this world without being attached or bounded by Karma. People of a higher grade of consciousness do not wish to kill any kind of animals because they know that a soul is present within that body, and that the animals do feel great pain at the time of death. A human being is not to eat anything which is not offered to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. There is great sin attached to its eating, as, indeed, there is merit in abstaining from it. In a similar way, Lord Krishna is the father of all living beings and if one living being (human) hurts or kills another one of his brother/sister, he/she will be punished exactly according to the crime. It’s better to put that extra effort in now rather than suffer the Karmic reactions which will be far more suffering. Just like in a family, if one child misbehaves, he is punished by the father. Thank you for contacting ISKCON Birmingham. “And the same John (the Baptist) had his raiment of camels hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.” Matthew 3:4. Please read the Bhagavad Gita As It Is and Srimad Bhagavatam by Srila Prabhupada and purify your existence. If the slaughter houses had transparent windows then most people would be vegetarians by now. In the below verse it states not to eat meat. However, there is another aspect to their relationship. Yes when we pluck fruits, Vegetables and flowers we generally don’t kill the whole tree or plants. And I’m sure if I will give her solid refrences of shlokas etc. Bg. Lord Krishna Himself saiys in Bhagavad Gita that He accepts – a fruit/vegetable , a flower, a leaf or water – as offering. All the Vedic followers ultimately wishes to see that meat eating is completely eliminated from the face of this earth. If everyone turned vegetarian what do we do with the lakhs of chicken and other animals we have reared and who then are going to compete with each other for food and space? You’re not going to die if you don’t wear make up. I meet countless people, Chinese, Indian, British, Russian etc etc, some of whom were athiests, some were Muslim, Christian etc who have tried the process of KC, experienced the wonderful results, and are so dedicated to Lord Krishna it would shock you. In logic there is something called analogy. Offer the food you cook to Lord Krishna and take that as Prashadam or his mercy, chant and read more of Srila Prabhupada’s books and associate with devotees who are on the path of Krishna Consciousness. The whole civilisation is marching towards hell, as equal karma needs to be made according to ones actions. Q. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. They have very large canines despite being vegetarian animals. My second question, some people in Hinduism sacrifice animals in honour of God, biggest animal sacrifice festival (Gadhimai) was held in Nepal where they kill 2,50,000 animals. Cardinal Danielou: But metaphysically, the life of man is sacred. This is not following the Bible correctly. Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. The spiritual regulative principles, however, do not allow a man to slaughter weaker animals on one side and teach others peaceful coexistence. So we have to live and eat to a bare minimum karma. What does the Bhagavad Gita Tells us about the food which we eat? The results of the gentle Vedic method are evident there, where the cows peacefully produce first class milk that has won many prizes at local shows. Depending on how ‘conscious’ a life form is, there is more or less bad karma. The miseries of this world will never stop until people develop empathy. Food that are too spicy becomes in the mode of passion so try to avoid putting too much spices in food, but moderate chillies is ok, this is what is meant by not eating too much hot food. tad aham bhakty-upahrtam But if we see that the animal and the human being have the same characteristics, then how can you say that the animal has no soul? The human species which number 400,000 are not on a fixed cycle, the souls in human bodies have free will, they can choose to stay human or go down to the plant and animal kingdoms, depending on their behavior. Thanks a lot for this great article. So they choose to eat so many other foods, which are free from any kind of blood or flesh, and free from any kind of slaughter. People eat meat as they don’t know that animals also have a soul, the animals also eat, sleep, mate and protect themselves just like humans do. Every ten or fifteen years there is a big war-a wholesale slaughterhouse for humankind. However, by consuming medicines and vaccines, we have blood on our hands (in the same way eating meat is wrong, even though we didn’t personally kill the animal). So it is ok to eat it “Thats how stupid humans can be about this. Cardinal Danielou: Certainly not, but the idea that all life is part of the life of God is difficult for us to admit. This can be achieved by performing devotional service unto Him. We have to understand that Foods are in 3 different categories or Modes of Nature, which are: Goodness, Passion, and Ignorance. Perhaps this is one reason only ten percent of His life record appears in the canonical scriptures. News >> General News >> DID LORD RAMA EAT MEAT. The root cause is ignorance and lack of true spiritual knowledge. Diseased person, milk is life. We should also seek out more association of devotees who will help us advance more. So therefore Krishna is teaching by His practical demonstration how He loves this innocent animal, cow. Just keep strong faith in Krishna and always chant his holy names. I am a strict vegetarian but my dog is not. At least the vegetarian knows what they are eating, they don’t get tomato’s in their potato’s. So when we take even sea life species to eat we are enduring Karma. The answer is that different species have different grades of consciousness and they suffer according to their awareness and consciousness level. It was really good to know the actual truth which is necessary for this life. In that case you are all saying one must live a contained life(one who wrote it not God himself) for following principles without the way of their happiness and to not eat what they like. That’s what Lord Buddha did. If people drink milk there is absolutely no need for animal killing and no possibility of their diets being deficient in any way. This planet is not the only creation of God as believed by the non-Vedic followers. [Manu Smruti, the law book of Hindus, in chapter 5 verse 30], “Eating meat is right for the sacrifice; this is traditionally known as a rule of the gods.” “palandulasunadini jagddhva candrayanam caret 6) How do I convince my parents not to eat this stuff? © copyright 2003-2020 Study.com. It’s a great fortune that you have come here Krishna made Sudhama sit on a cushioned chair. I wish to share my experince regarding the same. There is a scientist named Jagadish Chandra Bose who has made a machine which shows that trees and plants are able to feel pain when they are cut. My knowledge is from Bhagavad Gita and online resourses of information. Indeed, verses 31 and 3 2 (of Numbers) describe the quail and the feasting that followed, but verse 33 must be read to secure the full impact of this passage: “And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord smote them with a great plague.”, He was not happy with their meat-eating. To give the stomach a break is good for us, this is basic common sense logic. If we eat both veg and non veg we become dog, fox, bear, cat, ghoose, crow,… “I am the compiler of Vedānta, and I am the knower of the Vedas. 8) And my final question: do I have to live 2 lives? A Tiger cannot eat grass, and even if we manage to force feed him he cannot digest it. “Meat can never be obtained without injury to living creatures,” states the ,manu-samhita, the ancient Indian code of law, “Let one therefore shun the use of meat.” In another section, the Manu-samhita warns “Having well considered the disgusting origin of flesh and the cruelty of fettering and slaying of corporeal beings, let one entirely abstain from eating flesh.”. Vegetarianism is healthier and makes more sense regarding our body design. 3. I’ll give you fangs and claws. It’s for our own good that we don’t know the past, otherwise our present life will be difficult to live. I hope this answers your questions. The stones and other non-living beings do not have these cells. So ultimately we have to take shelter of Him. Bg. If they are not part of the solution they are part of the problem. There are four qualities of work, the brahmanas are the intellectual and priestly class, the Kshatriyas are the government, the military and the administrative classes, the vaisyas are farmers and businessmen, and the sudras are workers. So yes if we give some money to someone and that person misuses the money in wrong things example meat eating, alcohol etc. Bhagvan never allows human being to eat any non veg. That is not logical. Krishna said in Bhagavad Gita that devotees may offer even a leaf, flower, or water, a fruit to Him. Meat eaters have always been looked down in Vedic literature. If people really want to experience the difference in their body then they should try to avoid onions and garlic altogether, it surely makes a difference. Some tin food may say spices so you can call the company up and just check. and (2) when offering the food to the lord do you add salt before offering or after offering do you add salt? Isn’t it? In our discussion, the principle is to not kill unnecessarily. Due to the effect of the mantras uttered by the rishi there was now life in this piece of meat. It was not until the time of Emperor Constantine (Fourth Century) that vegetarian Christians had to practice underground – this was because Constantine was a meat-eater. Anyhow my question is do people who are tribal,living alone in wilderness like eskimos in extremely cold weather where lots of fat is required for keeping oneself warm ,islands and gypsies in desert both cold and hot who have lived for centuries on staple non veg food is it ok for them to comsume that food and kill animals for basic survival because they were born at a place far from vegetation or lack of knowledge of same and have no choice with limited funds …. The word “lo,” as you might suspect, means “thou shalt not.” DON’T KILL! Others routinely use antibiotics so that their animals do not develop infections. However, I’ve a few doubts. They enjoyed themselves when so many animals were killed, and now they’re being killed by their mothers. They can take their family along… but shutting the movie to all is not right. Everybody knows that almost every single pharmaceutical drug (and more specifically, vaccines) on the market is tested/manipulated on/in animals, and in most cases these animals die from adverse reactions in horrible gut-wrenching ways. Eating meat may be compared to habitual smokers, drug addicts and alcoholics. Thank you for your comments on ISKCON Birmingham website on the meat eating article. If He desired such things as offerings, He would have said so. So no you are not supposed to starve, eat nice vegetarian food offered to Krishna, become Krishna Conscious, chant Hare Krishna mantra and perfect your life. Moreover in almost all the verses of chapter 94, Lord Rama glorifies the various fruits, trees, and flowers at the … That is illogical. Lord Krishna is fair and just for all souls, and not just for those in human bodies. All flesh comes from blood. So why is it that I am practising Krishna consciousness now, 20yrs later. Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.” Acts 27:33-36. What we have done to others, we have done to ourselves. If you have lived a life of charity and generosity (helping people), your final thoughts will be that of helping people, you will take birth on one of the heavenly planets. The first step is to get humans to follow some laws or scriptures and as they read, they will slowly become elevated. Forsooth, O son, flesh has its origin in the vital seed. The soul is not Indian, nor American, nor African God is certainly not happy with this slaughter of animals in this age. Also the Lord comes and gives us his message or sometimes through the prophets and devotees, but people due to free will still ignore the message and engage in sinful activities. So we are not wasting milk, oil and other things what are offered to God. The cow produces excess milk and as long as we are not harming the cow or the calf then it is fine to consume milk. In ancient times people well knew that plants are conscious, they too require water, air and light to survive. Bg. Just for our tongue enjoyment why do we need to eat meat? Srila Prabhupada speaks on ‘Animals Are Our Brothers’: “Here is my American brother, and here is my Indian brother. (Mahabharata, Anu.116.1), “Bhishma said: That man who wishes to increase his own flesh by the meat of another living creature is such that there is none meaner and more cruel than he. The word used here is brosis, act of eating. Human form of life is meant to understand God and not to act on the level of animals. Is this considered one life or as many? Further more, If Jesus actually accepted to eat meat ,the blessing that comes with it is, that He will bring that soul back to godhead, whereas other meat eater bring no blessings of value . I started cooking for myself separately because my family eats meat. krimayo rudra sankhyakat The cow eats grass in the field, and the human being eats meat from a huge slaughterhouse full of modern machines. They feed us so they are equal to our mothers. I hope this helps, there are many websites that could help here is one: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Pages/Why5ADAY.aspx and also the Iskcon desire tree website has many recipes to give you ideas. You can cook and offer it to Krishna first then have it as Prasad. But i ate meat in past, so i want to know that is there any way for the remedy of this sin? In spite of this, we turn a blind eye to the things we can’t control and live in an illusion that we are innocent. 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