[Advaita-l] Ahimsaa and Buddhism
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 8 14:03:10 CST 2017
You wrote : < Further, the intellectual thieves told us that Buddha was a reformer who taught non-violence to the violent brahmins. >
If you have the reference please do send that.
On Sun, 1/8/17, Kripa Shankar via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Subject: [Advaita-l] Ahimsaa and Buddhism
To: "Siva Senani Nori" <sivasenani at yahoo.com>
Cc: "Advaita discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017, 9:09 AM
Like you have mentioned, there are many references to
sacrifice of animals in many Puranas.
However, there were many who misinterpreted the verses and
were taken to worship by sacrificing animals where it was
not intended. It was Adi Shankaracharya who stopped this
form of worship at many temples during the course of his
Example : gomamsam bhakshaye-nnityam pibedamaravArunim
Kulinam tamaham manye chetare kulaghAtakAha
This verse taken literally would mean one eats cow meat and
drinks liquor daily are considered kulinam by me (Sadashiva)
. Rest after kulaghAtakAhas.
However the actual meaning is one who drinks the nectar by
reversing the tongue upwards (kechari mudra) is the best.
The commentators however claimed that Adi Shankaracharya
shunned ritualism and promoted contemplative life. Further,
the intellectual thieves told us that Buddha was a reformer
who taught non-violence to the violent brahmins.
Vyasaya Vishnu roopaya Vyasa roopaya Vishnave
Namo vai Brahma nidhaye Vasishtaya namo namaha
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