[Advaita-l] Yajna involving animal (header changed to suit the discussion)

D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ dvnsarma at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 07:57:02 CST 2017

We have to look into the Brahmanas (like Satapatha Brahmana) to know what
is ordained in the yajna..
I think there are explicit no nonsense instructions. Why all these
apologetic white washing attempts? What purpose do they serve?


On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Is the mantra quoted in the first bhashya 'agnīṣomīyam paśum..' have any
> different meaning for 'paśu' since the word 'aja' is not used here?
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> If I remember right, few years back, in this list some prabhuji ( Sri
> Anand Hudli prabhuji??  I don’t remember)  has given the references from
> Apasthambha and Gautama dharma sUtra-s that meat eating was permitted in
> brAhmaNa community not just as hOma shesha or prasAda but recommended for
> regular food intake.   And I have heard from the reliable sources that in
> shrouta yAga like  sOma yAga, garudachayana etc. it is the formality to
> offer pasu's vape  and hrudaya to yagneshwara after the due purification of
> the 'pashu'.  But now a days they are offering  the alternatives in the
> form of 'flour' (pishta).  And some scholars are of the opinion that
> non-vegetarianisms in Hindu brAhmaNa community is mainly because of
> influence of Jainism during the ancient times it was not like that.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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