[Advaita-l] Animal Sacrifice

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 02:18:43 CDT 2011

Could you pl. quote parashara smrti verse which uses the word alambhana? Thx.

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 his
> 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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