Re: Iskcon clarification
Sri Matre Namaha,
with due respects to all the members on this thread and meaning no offense I can say that eating non vegetarian food is bad for health over a period of time but it is not entirely true that SD doesn't allow eating meat.
What is more important is eating Satvik food and avoiding tamasic food. All vegetarian food is not Satvik
Even from a dharma stand point, there is a reference and I picked it from Kamakoti Mandali website.
mantreNAsaMskR^itaM mAMsaM nAdyAdvipraH kalau yuge |
yajne to prAkR^itaM mAmsamashnIyAdvidhichoditam
But giving up meat even in such cases is described as extraordinarily meritorious..
na mAmsabhakShaNe doSho na madye na cha maithune |
pravR^ittireShA bhUtAnAM nivR^ittistu mahAphalA || [manuH]
Back in India, veg/non veg is an individual choice these days and it is hard to find who are purely vegetarians like those who do not eat mushrooms and the like.
Last edited by kriyarameeshh; 21 October 2013 at 05:11 AM.
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