[Advaita-l] vedic yajna
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 28 13:10:34 CST 2011
I was told that in shatapata brAhmaNa rishi yajnAvalkya admits of beef eating by him coz. it is soft
and tasty :-))...but I donot remember any reference to this.
You may be referring to the verse III.1.2.21 in the Satapatha Brahmana.
From: Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com>
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Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 1:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] vedic yajna
Not correct. Beef is prohibited by Vedas, Smruti and Sistachara. What
more do you want? Other meat can be eaten by non Brahmins but Brahmins
cannot eat even other meat. This is for South Indian Brahmins. For
North Indian Brahmins beef is prohibited. We have to respect Desha and
Kala in Dharma discussion. There can be changes because of Desha and
praNAms Sri Venkatesh prabhuji
No, on the other hand, as I told you earlier, there are plenty of
maNtra-s in rig veda, shatapata brAhmaNa, manu smruti etc. where you can
find (unless there is a 'special' interpretation to this as per yuga
dharma) meat/beef eating is well within the vedic saMpradAya. During the
course of the discussion in some group, I was told that in shatapata
brAhmaNa rishi yajnAvalkya admits of beef eating by him coz. it is soft
and tasty :-))...but I donot remember any reference to this. And shankara
himself in bruhadAraNyaka without going to interpret br. mantra in a
superfluous way simply says uksha is rishabha..and manu smruti too talk
these things in a clear way without room for any ambiguity. But I do
agree that now the practice of these rituals/injunctions drastically but
does not mean there is lack of reference in our ancient scriptures.
Since I see no further benefits from this discussion & non-veg items are
not in my menu card, I shall stop my discussion in favor of
Thanks for your patience & time.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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