[Advaita-l] About beef eating in Upanishada
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Wed Mar 2 10:09:05 CST 2016
On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM, D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ
<advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> It is an invented explanation by some people to say Hindus never ate beef.
> A motivated explanation. As I have said in the earlier post there are many
> places where beef eating by brahmins is mentioned. If you are interested google
> for the same.
But there is also Yuga Dharma. In Ramayana there are saying Rama was
offered bulls. It was Treta Yuga. In Kali Yuga some things are not
allowed like if one brother dies the surviving brother can take his
wife. Eating beef is not allowed in Kali Yuga. If you say we can eat
beef the same argument should be made for accepting dead brother's
In Mahabharata they also say in very ancient times there was no
marriage. Any man was allowed to take away any woman. Now if you use
the same beef eating argument what will you get? Will you abolish
marriage system? Imagine what will happen then.
The moral lesson is some things were done in the ancient times but
they should not be done now.
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 3:01 PM, Shashwata Shastri
> <shashwata.unimas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I was not going against the commentator Shankara. I found this explanation
>> on Gitapress's Brihadaranyaka's commentary. They also followed Shankara's
>> commentary. But used a different kind of explanation for the word mamsa,
>> rishava and ukshana.
>> Shashwata Chowdhury
>> On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 6:29 AM, D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ
>> <dvnsarma at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The commentator Sankara Bhagavatpada has explained the Brihadarnyaka
>>> passage as the meat of an ox are male calf.
>>> He used the word "पुंगव". He did not mention any herbs. Since Sankara
>>> is earlier in time and supposed to have known the tradition better
>>> than us the moderners, I think we have to accept his explanation.
>>> Besides this there are many places where beef eating has been
>>> It is sheer waste of time to pursue these things.
>>> On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 1:14 AM, Shashwata Shastri via Advaita-l
>>> <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>>> > In eight Maha Oushadhi I found two herbs which are named as Rishava and
>>> > Ukshana. Did the Brihadaranyaka mentioned about these particular herbs
>>> > in
>>> > that passage?
>>> > Shashwata Chowdhury
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