[Advaita-l] Animal Sacrifice
dvnsarma at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 21:48:39 CDT 2011
Here is one reference though not from Parasara smriti.
This instruction is given in the
Brahma-vaivarta Purana (Krsna-janma-khanda 185.180)
ashvamedham gavaalambham sannyaasam pala-paitrikam
devarena sutotpattim kalau panca vivarjayet
"'In this Age of Kali, five acts are forbidden: the offering of a horse in
sacrifice, the offering of a cow in sacrifice, the acceptance of the order
of sannyaasa, the offering of oblations of flesh to the forefathers, and a
man's begetting children in his brother's wife.'
On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:48 PM, Rajaram Venkataramani <
rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Could you pl. quote parashara smrti verse which uses the word alambhana?
> On 06/07/2011, D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ <dvnsarma at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If aalambham means just touching why should Paraasarasmriti
> > prohibit it in kaliyuga?
> > It will be ridiculous to say that Paraasarasmriti prohibited touching of
> > cows in kaliyuga.
> > These are aberrations that occur when one tries to convince himself that
> > creed is
> > what he wants it to be.
> > regards,
> > Sarma.
> > On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 9:48 AM, Rajaram Venkataramani <
> rajaramvenk at gmail.com
> >> wrote:
> >> According to few bhagavatha scholars, there is no sanction for animal
> >> sacrifice in the Vedas. It is a misinterpretation of the terms such as
> >> alambhanam which means to touch not cut. They argue that ahimsa is
> >> supreme dharma and it is scriptural interpolations which support
> >> animal sacrifice. What is your view? I have heard that the kalpa
> >> sutras document the procedures for srauddha karmas (paka and havir
> >> yajnass) and they contain clear references for killing and eating
> >> animals albeit in a controlled environment. Is that so?
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