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If I kill mosquitoes in my room with an electric mosquito-killing racket, will that be considered a sin? Why?

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  • Killing on its own is not a sin (e.g. eating meat is not a sin). Harming is, so as long as you are not torturing them, I don't see how this would be a sin. – Aupakarana Abhibhaa May 25 at 14:33
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    Does this answer your question? Is it wise to kill an insect just because it is bothering you – Mr_Green May 25 at 14:41
  • It's a little bit related to my question so I'll be really grateful if you answer for this specific question. – Infinix420 May 25 at 14:43
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    @Mr_Green It's about insects in general who are hopping in your apartment, mine is about mosquitoes who keep biting me – Infinix420 May 25 at 15:14
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    Mosquitoes, houseflies, cockroaches.... – Severus Snape May 25 at 15:50
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According to Devi Bhagavatam it is a sin to kill mosquitoes. The reason is that Almighty has created mosquitoes to be like they are. They drink blood as it's part of their Swadharma.


He who kills a black serpent on whose hood there is the lotus mark, lives in Sarpa Kunda for as many years as there are hairs on his body and he is bitten by serpents there and beaten by the servants of Yama and eats the excrescences of snakes and finally becomes born as a serpent. Then he becomes a man shortlived and having the cuticaneous disease and ringworm. And his death also comes out of snake-bite. He who kills mosquitoes and other small fanged-animals, that earn their substance rightly and pass so their lives, goes to Dams’a mas’a Kunda where he is eaten by mosquitoes and other fanged-creatures and lives there without food and crying, weeping, for as many years as the numbers of lives destroyed. Besides the Yama’s servants tie his hands and feet and beat him.

Book 9; Chapter 33

Personally I was quite surprised when I had first read this passage.

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    LOL. That's too much ahimsa imho. Nice find tho! – peace May 25 at 15:51
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    I remember reading something similar in Garuda Purana. If you intentionally kill, then it's a sin. – Kanthri May 25 at 18:44
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Mosquitos take your drops of blood and give bite marks, pain and disease.

I think it won't be a sin if you kill it in the second attempt

Make it fly away in the first attempt as a warning, and if it comes again to hurt you, then kill it for your self-defence

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