Vedas Do NOT Talk About Killing or Eating Cow Meat (Beef)!
Given below are answers to the queries that I have randomly picked.
“Did the Forefathers of Hindus eat cow meat?”
“How do I know? I am living in 2015 now and I don’t have any technology to go back to 7000 years and check. There are no data or records available. Both supporting and negating documents could be distorted and coloured.”
“Did anyone of Brahmin caste eat cow meat during Vedic times?”
“There was no Brahmin caste during Vedic period. Vedas are written by non-Brahmins. As far as I know, the real Brahmins have never eaten any meat and will never eat.”
“Did Lord Rama eat meat?”
“Food consumption in Ancient India was according to Varna (profession) due to health reasons and ecological/environmental love. A Kshatriya (Warrior Profession) can eat meat.”
“So you agree that Rama DID eat meat?”
“No. Rama didn’t eat meat. Despite being Kshatriya, Rama has NOT eaten meat. According to authentic Valmiki Ramayan, Rama not only did not eat meat, but greatly disliked it…Just a sentence from the whole epic is grossly mis-interpreted by people with vested interest and ulterior motives. There is no proof anywhere in Ramayan to say that Rama had eaten meat. But I don’t know if Ramayan versions in Thailand, Russia or China project Rama as a meat eater. There are wrong translations too.”
“If God Indra can eat beef why can’t we?”
“If you are desperate in eating meat, you are free to go ahead. Who is preventing you? There were even man-eaters in African countries. They break human skull like nuts and eat raw brain. Why do you need support from Indra to eat meat?” I asked him.
“Udayji, did you know Vedas boasts about cow meat eating? There are lot of references in Vedas about cow sacrifice, killing of cow and eating cow meat and beef”
“CAN YOU TELL ME ANY QUOTES FROM ANY VEDIC LITERATURE MENTIONING COW SLAUGHTER? Not in English, but in Sanskrit.” I asked him. A cut and paste quote from the Net is not OK with me. You have to recite the verse, explain its meaning and answer to all my questions related to the context….
(Excerpts from my book: MANTRAS and RITUALS: THE LOGIC OF HINDU SCIENCE. For further reading: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B093Z2M52M ) You may visit Amazon site of your respective country and search “B093Z2M52M”
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