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

Venkata sriram P venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Tue Jan 17 12:41:06 CST 2017

meat eating was permitted in  brAhmaNa community not just as hOma shesha or prasAda but recommended for regular food intake.

The sampradaya got degraded and corrupted to regular food intake. Such a yAga is परिसंख्या विधि  
and such an act shows अभिनिवेश (attachment) towards मांसभक्षण.

The Bhagavata says:

ते मे मतमविज्ञाय परोक्षं विषयात्मकाः ।
हिंसायां यदि रागः स्याद यज्ञ एव न चोदना ॥ (भागवत ११।२१।२६-३०)


If one cannot avoid pashu-himsa and mamsa-bhakshana and is attached to it, 
then he may do so in yajna.  They are ignorant of My परोक्ष अभिप्रायः (My intended opinion)
about the dharma which is परिसंख्या and not अपूर्व .


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