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The reconciliation is that the Pisachas, Rakshasas, etc. eat meat unflawfully, whereas the Devas and Pitrs eat meat lawfully, which is by eating only meat of specifical animals sacrificed in a yajna. So when the verse says "meat...are the food of Yakṣas, Rākṣasas and Piśācas", it is referring to non-sacrificial meat, meaning meat that has not been ...


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Manu talks about food in the fifth chapter of his laws. Garlic, leeks and onions, mushrooms and (all plants), springing from impure (substances), are unfit to be eaten by twice-born men. One should carefully avoid red exudations from trees and (juices) flowing from incisions, the Selu (fruit), and the thickened milk of a cow (which she gives after ...


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Before seeking this answer you should understand why non-veg food is prohibited in Hinduism, Or I should say, not preferred instead of being prohibited. All the tasks that one does in his life, thoughts he had, the food he eats are broadly divided into 3 categories called "Gunas" (or traits/characteristics). Refer to these post here and here to understand ...


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