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Old 08-07-2011, 10:01 PM posted to soc.culture.indian,alt.bonehead.jai-maharaj,alt.religion.hindu,,alt.animals.ethics.vegetarian
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Default Eating Beef is Acceptable in Hinduism. Who said otherwise?

There is a myth that the invading Muslim rulers introduced Indians to
eating beef. But it is clear from the Vedas and other ancient
scriptures that Indians did eat beef thousands of years before Islam
reached India. According to the Vedas Lord Indra ate bulls meat and
Lord Agni ate bulls meat and also cow meat. Vedas also talk about 250
animals of which 50 are deemed fit for sacrifice and human consumption
including the cow. The Charaka Samhita (ancient Indian Ayurvedic text)
prescribes beef (and beef soup) as a medicine for curing diseases such
as fever. For more on this subject please read “Holy Cow: Beef in
Indian Dietary Traditions” by Professor Dwijendra Narayan Jha.

The voice of the majority works differently in politics when compared to
other issues like individual rights. In politics the majority rule but
not so in other areas. The resolution passed by the MCD cannot override
the individual rights of the citizens of Delhi or the Indian athletes
who will be attending the Commonwealth Games. They may want to eat beef
which is not illegal in India (only cow slaughtering is illegal in
certain states).

I always believed that the more religious you are the less you know
about your religion. Organizations like the BJP, VHP and RSS act as if
they are the guardians of the Hindu religion. But time and time again
they have failed to educate the public on what Hinduism really is and
its history. Even at their peak, BJP has failed to capture the
imagination of a large number of people (particularly in the South and
Northeast). Some of their policies, like their opposition to eating
beef show that the BJP is nothing but a regional Hindu party from the
“cow belt”. They do not have a national perspective.


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Ass-troll-ogers/jyotishitheads are the bane of humanity, and must be
cleansed or otherwise purified for the benefit of society.

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