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If one is non veg for most part of his life and turns veg, what atonement can he do?

If one is non veg till much of his life as his/her parents, what atonement can he/she do? General, non vegetarian like one who eat chicken , fish and egg then turns veg in influence of scripture or a ...
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Does eating a non vegetarian based food incur sin in our lives?

Throughout the world , meat eating has become a daily routine in our lives. The meat consumed comes from torturing and mercilessly killing animals like pig, goat, chicken etc. Hinduism has always ...
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What are the rules to eat non-veg?

What are the rules to eat non-veg ? In which shastra this rules where listed ?
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Is non-veg really banned in hinduism?

I personally believe that eating non veg is a sin for any hindu,but there are many sects in hinduism which allow non veg such as bengalis offer fishes to kaali ma , a brahmin sect in bihar do also eat ...
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Why do many Hindus eat meat and fish? Eating meat and fish directly violates the principle of Ahimsa

Ahimsa is one of the Yamas of the Vedic religion. My question is why do so many Hindus eat meat and fish? Eating meat and fish directly violates the principle of Ahimsa.
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Barbarism , what's the great difference in slaughtering lakhs of animals in factories vs yajurvedic pashubandha?

In communicating Ramakrishna and Hinduism to the west, Vivekananda was cornered into possibly saying animal sacrifice is barbaric? Hunters, Mansaharis, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Hindus all ...
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Is meat eating allowed? [duplicate]

I am on a quest to understand religions more deeply. I have one simple question that is meat eating allowed in Hinduism? Are there any instances mentioned in any of the scriptures which talk about ...
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Evidences regarding Lord Shiva eating meat

Lord Shiva Does the scriptures describe whether Lord Shiva consumes meat? Does the ShivPuran describe whether Lord Shiva consumes meat?
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Do scriptures provide any guidelines or any information for vegan puja and rites?

Do the Hinduism scriptures have any info for vegan puja rituals/reet/rasam ? Like performing abhishek with almond milk and coconut milk and such? Daan/charity as being only vegan food, prasad as being ...
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Regarding meat eating

Is there any process or procedure available in Hinduism before eating meat like halal in Islam or some other process in Christianity? Any prayer or deity to be remembered before eating meat? Please ...
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Growing animals and killing for food is not a sin?

I have heard a lot about the killing of animals as a sin. Some say it's a food cycle that can be justified. But why one should grow to kill that in unconditional ways? A normal chicken growth takes ...
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Vedic texts contain verses that support animal sacrifice , then why does Hinduism generally consider eating non-veg to be sin?

Vedas have many verses which support killing of animals in sacrifice , then why does Hinduism generally consider eating non-veg food to be wrong ? Also there is one Nishad caste in Hinduism whose job ...
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How big of a sin is eating non-vegetarian food?

What punishment do people get for eating non-vegetarian food ? Do they get punished in hell or do they get punished in this world ?
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Is egg veg or non-veg?

Is egg veg or non-veg ? If we think that the egg is animal product, so it is Non-veg . But the Milk is also animal product.
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Why do some people avoid eating some specific foods on specific days?

Lately, I had a conversation with one of my internet friends from India. I asked her about her dietary habits. She told me that in her family they don't eat non-vegetarian food items on Tuesday (...
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As a Hindu, can I feed other people beef?

I am a volunteer who helps feed elderly and disabled people. They choose their meal from the cafeteria, and I feed it to them. My role (which I recently began) has led me to a dilemma. As a Hindu, I ...
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Is it sinful to give non vegetarian food to a carnivore pet for the owner?

It is part of the nature of that animal, they don't have option like humans. So should this be sinful for someone to feed them ? Please guide
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How do Gaudiya Vaishnavas justify their strict adherence to ahimsa, vegetarianism, etc. when Krishna himself didn't advocate these?

Gaudiya Vaishnavas claim that they follow the supreme Godhead Krishna. However, I have a few confusions. First, as we know from the Mahabharata, that Krishna never told Arjuna to chant his name all ...
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Is it sin for Brahmins if they eat artifical meat (Cultured meat)? [duplicate]

Is it sin for Brahmins if they eat artifical meat (Cultured meat )? Does scriptures scriptures say anything about this?
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Food Being Considered Aamish [duplicate]

Why are onions and garlic considered aamish (non-veg) among Hindus? Is there a scientific / religious reason for it?
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How should an uniniated person offer non-veg items to their preferred form of God before consumption?

One of the answers to this question mentions that a devotee who has not conquered their desire for non-vegetarian food items should only consume it after offering to God. 2 and 3 speak of when and how ...
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Is there a contradiction between Atharvaveda 8.6.23 and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6:4:18?

We ought to destroy those who eat cooked as well as uncooked meat, meat involving destruction of males and females, foetus and eggs.(Atharvaveda 8.6.23) So in this verse meat is bad. But He who ...
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What is the reason behind the hindu scriptures not prescribing meat? [duplicate]

Both plants and animals have the same soul, emotion and feelings. I know that meat is tamasic and is not suggestible for spiritual aspirants. Other than that, is there any exact logical reasoning for ...
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Is Rearing and selling fish for meat a sin?

I want to start a fish Rearing business. I understand that meat is tamasic and eating it effects the guna of human body. But isn't the soul same in case of whether if it is an animal or a plant. How ...
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Can we do Mantra japa while consuming non vegetarian on a daily basis?

I have a particular condition which makes me unable to consume more carbohydrate food. I usually stay active and consume a balanced diet with meat included. Lately I wanted to start sandhyavandan and ...
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What beliefs are there regarding the moral status of eating lab grown or plant based meats in Hinduism? [closed]

I have seen various arguments about the validity of vegetarianism as a core tenet of Hindu moral thought. I would like to set that aside for this question and focus just on the belief systems within ...
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Is a menstruating woman allowed to eat non-veg during auspicious timings?

It is mentioned in scriptures that one should not eat non-veg food during certain times such as Amavasya, Pournami, Sunday, Ekadasi etc., According to scriptures, is it applicable for menstruating ...
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What's the Sri Vaishnava stand on non vegetarianism?

What is the stand of Sri Vaishnava parampara/sampradaya on non vegetarianism? Would like to know from a traditional and scriptural perspective, from a traditional Sri Vaishnava.
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Can you reverse a diksha?

I took a shiva diksha today at my local temple. I have been a non-vegetarian all of my life. Today the priest at the local temple who initiated me told me that I had to give up eating meat. I agreed ...
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Does consuming non-vegetarian food hinder our spiritual progress?

Does taking non-vegetarian food prevent us from becoming spiritual and getting salvation?
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Karma accumulation by violence against cows

Does killing a cow accumulate karmas equivalent to suffering those many lives equivalent to the number of hairs on the cow? (Hairs on a typical cow are millions/trillions in numbers) Is there any ...
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Devotion to God and Vegetarianism

We are often taught that non-vegetarians will go to Hell and it's being condemned by the scriptures and numerous Gurus. And so it implies that a devotee of God never eats meat or else he/she will not ...
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Why and when did Hindu's start eating non-veg

All the scriptures of Hinduism focuses on "satvik bhojan" which essentially means vegetarian meals. So why & when did section of society started eating non-veg? Is it allowed by veda's for cetrain ...
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Did Rantideva kill cows and cook in his kitchen to feed the hungry?

I was listening to Mahabharata audio podcasts. My doubt was when Rishi Kaushika met the butcher in Mithila nagara, did the butcher mention that king Rantideva also killed many animals including cows ...
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Is deer (venison) prohibited?

The ancients hunted deer, presumably for food and not for sport. What is the scriptural evidence that venison should or should not be eaten?
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What is validity of different translation of word" Mamsah"?

I have come across the many translations where "Mamsah" is translated as fruit or as root vegetable. As I am attaching here. The original translation As per my belief should be तां तदा दर्शयित्वा...
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What is the role of Jainism and Buddhism in introducing Vegetarianism to Hinduism?

It is said on multiple occasions that initially Hinduism was not a vegetarian society. From Was Lord Rama a non-vegetarian? :– I know meat eating is not restricted to any Hindu Caste, while in ...
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Eating non-vegetarian on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

My family follows the rule not to eat fish and chicken on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Last Saturday, when I was ordering take-out from a restaurant, the person in front of me ordered chicken ...
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Meat and fish eating in the Vedas

A question has been bugging my mind for a few days-Is eating meat and fish explicitly forbidden in Vedas?I want to know the truth with vedic reference.
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Who are called Yavanas?

The purport of sloka 213 of chapter 18 of the Madhya-khanda of Sri Chaitanya-Charitamrita reads The word yavana means "meat-eater." Anyone from a meat-eating community is called a yavana. One who ...
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Can a brahmin eat meat according to shastras

I had posted the following in an answer but was urged to post it as a question. I thought brahmins were not supposed to eat meat but I was reading MahAbhArata when I came across the following in ...
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Discrepancy in the Manusmriti regarding Devas being fond of alcohol just like the Yakshas, Rakshasas, and Pisachas?

This answer says, from the Vyasa Smriti: Milk, wine, honey, and clarified butter are the articles which the gods are fond of. The word wine is used for Sanskrit "sura." Then there is this verse ...
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Vegetarianism amongst Bengali Vaishnavas

Historically, what diet did Bengali Vaishnavas have? I've heard that the majority ate fish, with some sources saying that Bengalis considered fish veg.
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Is it allowed to eat non vegetarian food while doing Raja Yoga?

In the chapter II : THE FIRST STEPS of Raja-Yoga non-killing is one of the requirement of Yama step Râja-Yoga is divided into eight steps. The first is Yama — non-killing, truthfulness, non-stealing, ...
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Is there any mention of consuming egg in any sastra or puran?

Is there any mention of consuming egg in any sastra or puran? I mean details vidhi about when to consume when to avoid. what are the merits or demerits . food value how to consume etc etc ...
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At which point in time did Hinduism begin to embrace vegetarianism exactly?

I was watching a BBC documentary where they claimed that early Rig Vedic writers (early Brahmins) practiced "horse sacrifice" and were indeed non vegetarians. So at what point did they decide to ...
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Does Bhagavad Gita say anything about whether a person should eat Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian food?

Does any shloka of Gita say anything about what a person should eat. I am mainly concerned with whether it say anything about Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian diet.
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Is consuming non vegetarian food allowed in case of survival?

Is non vegetarian food allowed to be consumed in case of survival? Is there any reference in the ancient scriptures?
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How to decide whether a food is non veg or veg? [duplicate]

As we all know that eating non veg is not acceptable. For our religion .when I ask this question everyone seems confused ,they told me that we should not eat by harassing other organisms ,so if we ...
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Is Sai Baba a Hindu lord or a Muslim?

Was Sai Baba a Hindu lord or a Muslim? If he was a Hindu, then why did he distribute non-vegetarian food as prasada to people?
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