[Advaita-l] Animal Sacrifice

D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ dvnsarma at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 01:26:37 CDT 2011

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 his
creed is
what he wants it to be.

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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