[Advaita-l] Ahimsa and use of tiger/deer skin as 'asana'
nsridhar at hotpop.com
Tue Jul 6 00:31:13 CDT 2004
As already pointed out, the deer/tiger skins used by the Acharyas are
normally obtained from animals which have a natural death.
I remember one of the elders mentioning that HH Paramacharya of Kanchi used
to recommend that even for the silk used for wearing by us should also be
obtained by the principle of ahimsa and not by killing the silkworms. I
understand that such silk can be obtained.
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From: "Chakradhar.N.R nanu" <chakradhar_n_r at yahoo.com>
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Sent: July 05, 2004 09:07
Subject: [Advaita-l] Ahimsa and use of tiger/deer skin as 'asana'
> Advaita philosophy preaches the principle of
> 'Ahmisa'. The Acharyas are supposed to follow the
> principle of Ahimsa during 'Chaturmasya'. How come
> then that most of the Acharyas use either deer/tiger
> skin as 'asana'. Does this not indirectly endorse the
> cruel act of killing these animals?
> Looking forward to the answers from the erudite
> members in the list...
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