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As a Hindu, can I feed other people beef?

Manu Smriti 5.51. He who permits (the slaughter of an animal), he who cuts it up, he who kills it, he who buys or sells (meat), he who cooks it, he who serves it up, and he who eats it, (must all be ...
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How to wash away sin after unconsciously consuming non-vegetarian food?

First of all, in general, consumption of non-veg food items, by all people, under all circumstances is not a sin that scriptures will prescribe atonement measures for the act. As clearly said in the ...
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Where is it written that Kshatriyas are eligible to eat meat?

The Smritis do not allow any of the twice borns to eat meat that is not first offered to Gods or Manes in sacrifice. Manu Smriti 5.31. ’The consumption of meat (is befitting) for sacrifices,’that ...
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Did Swami Vivekananda eat fish and meat before he turned a sannyasi? Did he continue eating fish and meat after?

Before turning into a Sannyasin, there is a greater possibility that Swamiji might have taken the fish at least as it is a chief diet in Bengal. After becoming a Sannyasin; when Swamiji was in ...
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Do any scriptures describe fish to be vegetarian/Sattvic?

On the contrary, eating fish is specially not recommended for the following reason: Manu Smriti 5.15. He who eats the flesh of any (animal) is called the eater of the flesh of that (particular ...
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Is Sai Baba a Hindu lord or a Muslim?

In the "Sai SatCharitra" (biography) of Shri Sai Baba written by Hemadpant Dabholkar, nowhere his religion is mentioned. He used to say "सबका मालिक एक |" (everyone's god is same). ...
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Can a brahmin eat meat according to shastras

Manu Smriti includes meat (prepared without spices) among Havi (i.e. food that are fit to be offered in Vedic sacrifices). 3.257. The food eaten by hermits in the forest, milk, Soma-juice, meat which ...
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Does Bhagavad Gita say anything about whether a person should eat Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian food?

Here's the most specific dietary "guidelines" I could find in Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā, BG 17.8: Those foods which promote longevity, strength, health, happiness, and satisfaction; Which are ...
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Do any texts explicitly forbid Hindus from eating beef?

Almost every scripture prohibit the consumption of beef(cow meat). Vedas Atharvaveda 10:1:29. The slaughter of an innocent, O Krityā, is an awful deed. Slay not cow, horse, or man of ours. In ...
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Was Lord Rama a non-vegetarian?

In Sundar Kand, Valmiki ji mentions that it is a sin for any Raghuvanshi (including Ram) to consume meat or alcohol. Hence, there is no question of Shri Ram being a non-vegetarian. ~ Sarga 36, Sundar ...
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Do any Hindu deities take onion and garlic?

I have seen many Hindu deities being offered meat (mainly the Goddesses) and alcohol. You might have seen that but what you have missed seeing is that they are purified meat-alcohol. All the Pancha-...
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Can we do Mantra japa while consuming non vegetarian on a daily basis?

Since you're a dvija, it should be known that eating the meat of un-sacrificed animals is highly sinful: Manu 5.33 - In normal times the twice-born man conversant with the law shall not eat meat ...
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Using Tamasic vegetables(Onion, Garlic mainly of significance here) in temples

There is no mention of any prohibition of herbs like onion/garlic in Ayurveda. Infact Charaka Samhita (Sutrasthana Chapter 27) encourages the use of these herbs. श्लेष्मलोमारुतघ्नश्चपलाण्डुर्नचपि...
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Why are Hindus not allowed to eat beef when scriptures seem to indicate otherwise?

Rigveda (6/17/1 i.e 1st richa of 17th sukta of 6th mandal of Rigveda) doesn't mean what you have mentioned in your question. Here is the original richa in Sanskrit and it's translation in Hindi: ...
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Was Krishna a non-vegetarian?

In Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Shri Krishna has specifically told what exact food He accept. पत्रम पुष्पम फलम तोयम यो मे भक्त्या प्रच्छति। तदहम भक्तत्युपहृतमश्नामि प्रयतात्मन:।। (9.26) If one ...
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How are onions and garlic to be considered as non vegetarian food?

Well, there are certain food items which are considered as Amisha Dravya. They are prohibited to be consumed during Vratas or while performing Purascharana or during Asaucha (birth-death impurity) ...
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Is consuming non vegetarian food allowed in case of survival?

Yes one can eat such foods to survive when the life is endangered. First, we have the following verse from Manu Smriti: 5.27. One may eat meat when it has been sprinkled with water, while Mantras ...
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Is there a contradiction between Atharvaveda 8.6.23 and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6:4:18?

Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad's Adhyaya 6; Brahmana 4 is describing rites and rituals for obtaining good progeny for couples. The rites are to be followed by the husband and wife who are seeking ...
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Vedic texts contain verses that support animal sacrifice , then why does Hinduism generally consider eating non-veg to be sin?

Sacrificial killing is allowed and it is regarded as non-killing (Ahimsa) unanimously in all scriptures. So such a killing is not a sin. Therefore, Vedas permitting animal sacrifices doesn't ...
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Eating non vegetarian food?

What Bhagavat Gita says is, Sattva (the quality of goodness): Sattva is Calm, Saintly. Its brings up quality that allows spiritual holiness, forgiveness and submission to God. Foods dear to those in ...
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Do any of the biographies of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa written by His direct disciples indicate He took fish or meat?

Gospel Of Sri Ramakrishna is English translation of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita by Mahendranath Gupta. The book describes conversations of Sri Ramakrishna with his disciples, devotees, and visitors,...
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What is to be done with meat of sacrificed animal in vedic yajna?

The remaining portion of the meat, which is offered into the sacrificial fire, is of course to be partaken by the family people. Not sure to whom else it can be distributed. For the time being, i ...
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What do Vedas say about non-sacrificial killing of animals?

I am answering because the question's body has this " Do vedas or any scripture.. " in it. But what about normal animal killing do it have any restrictions? As you may already expect, normal ...
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Where is it written that Kshatriyas are eligible to eat meat?

In Valmiki Ramayan: Kishkindha Kanda: Sarga 17, Vali (Bali) says: पञ्च पञ्च नखा भक्ष्या ब्रह्मक्षत्रेण राघव। शल्यकः श्श्वाविधो गोधा शशः कूर्मश्च पञ्चमः।।4.17.38/39।। O Rama, Brahmans and ...
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Is there any mention of consuming egg in any sastra or puran?

Atharvaveda 8.6.23 condemns the consumption of eggs. It states Ya aamam maansamadanti paurusheyam cha ye kravih Garbhaan khaadanti keshavaastaanito naashayaamasi We ought to destroy those who eat ...
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What is the role of Jainism and Buddhism in introducing Vegetarianism to Hinduism?

The question is how did this movement (Vegetarianism) spread to Hinduism? Ramayana says (Kishkinda Kanda) पंच पंच नखा भक्ष्या ब्रह्म क्षत्रेण राघव | शल्यकः श्वाविधो गोधा शशः कूर्मः च पंचमः || १-१७-...
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Do any of the biographies of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa written by His direct disciples indicate He took fish or meat?

I don't have the book in English so have no other option than attach the image in Bengali. This is what you wanted. This is from "Astom porichad" of 1st part of kathamrita. In Bengali pdf, it is in ...
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Did Lord Rama break His promise to his mother Kausalya and if so why?

This is what one commentary called Śiromaṇi, by Vaṃśīdhara Śivasahāya on the Rāmāyaṇa says on the verse in question: Rama seeks Kausalya’s blessings 2.20.13-34 Rama said that he was ...
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Should a Brahmin be vegetarian?

Indeed, even I thought brahmins were not supposed to eat meat but I was reading MahAbhArata when I came across the following in sabhA parva (4th adhyaya, slokas 7 through 9): Then that chief of men,...
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Can Sannyasis accept meat as bhiksha?

Here is a rule for begging alms. This applies to the Brahmins and it should apply to anyone who is entitled to beg alms and receive them. 4.247. He may accept from any (man), fuel, water, roots, ...
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