Ashwani: Respected sir… i am in a confusion that…as i am brahmin…should i bow(charanbandna) to others …which are elder than me…but ofcourse not of my caste…. since i have heard that if brahmin bow to anyone not of his caste…then that person(of other caste) will be a sinner…… sir suppose i went to my best friends home….then wat shud i do….
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. According to Vedas, he is the Brahmin who knows four Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy, mentioned therein; who has controlled his senses and perceptions; who loves everyone, who never does any favourism; who does daily havan with ved mantras, both times etc. Secondly, “Vidya Dadaati Vinayam” i.e., the spiritual education enables a man to become humble. From the above, it is clear that the Brahmin who has achieved the said education, public will automatically bow before him, owing to his divine qualities and in turn he will also be humble with everyone. Another point is that if a person is a Brahmin by birth, yet he should learn the said education whether he is student, business man or in service etc. Further, you must also be humble with everyone and bow before the elders.
Mohd Javed : Insaan ke paas mans ko hazam karne ke liye aant hai . Daant bhi hai aur Insaan sarvahari animal (Chimpanji, kala bhalu) ki tarah pani peeta hai to isse pata chalta hai ki insaan sarvahari hai? Apni opinion hindi me de.
Swami Ram Swarup: Is visye par mein apne kuch articles aapke liye peish kar raha hoon. Kripya aap unhein padein aur phir mujhe avashye likhein. Mein pooree koshish karoonga ki aapko sahee-sahee answer miley. Meri aapse prarthna hai ki aap English ke articles khud padein ya kisi ke saath milkar padein kyunki rozana ki ibadat ke kaamon mein main itna musroof hoon ki wakt nikaal nahin pa rahaa. Phir bhi yadi aap mujhe dubara likheingey to main zaroor hindi mein article ka tarjuma kar doonga. Shukriya.
We have to obey the preach of Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth. For carnivorous animals like lion, tiger, wolves, cat, dog etc., God allows to take non-vegetarian food. So the said act to take non-vegetarian food is not their sin. Similarly in Vedas for human beings, God states to take vegetarian food which is not a sin. Secondly, for human beings, Vedas strictly prohibit non-vegetarian food. That is why, we must take vegetables, food-grains etc., when they are fully ripe.
Vegetarians and non-vegetarians are two categories. Accordingly the construction of body i.e., teeth, small intestine and large intestine, and digestive system has been made by God.
Human beings come in vegetarian category. Our teeth and digestive system always differ from cat, dog, lion etc. Some animals like cow, buffalo, goat, elephant etc., also come in Vegetarian category. We take water by sipping but the animals who are non-vegetarian i.e., meat eater they do not sip but lick. Whatever we eat, that food develops our mind and body and creates natural behaviour. For example if we take a cub who is newly born and nurse him by giving milk and thereafter vegetarian food only and on the other hand to another cub we provide him meat, then when they will be younger their habit will differ. The cub taking vegetarian food will be as violent as the cub who took meat.
Now medical science also says that the energy in vegetarian food is more than that in non-vegetarian food. Vegetarian food gives long and ill free life. Vegetarian elephant is stronger than non-vegetarian lion.
Nobody can take meat until one gives violence to animals or birds etc., which is a sin. Our stomach becomes a graveyard where we gather meat by eating. As regards life in vegetarians it does not harm to them while plucking from plants etc. because every vegetarian plant has short life and is meant to give food to the human life. But to us meat is not entitled. Science has recently told that non-vegetarians are more susceptible to cancer disease and teeth degeneration as compared to vegetarians.
Non-vegetarian food is prohibited as per Vedas, shastras, Upnishads and all the ancient holy books. In vegetarian food an ocean of calories and vitamins is available by the mercy of God. Please check from a dietician about the same. Because it is lengthy one and I cannot explain here. For example dal, is full of proteins, soybean has more protein than any non-vegetarian food, which has ability to inhibit cancer also where as non-vegetarian does not. Green vegetables like palak, methi, etc., are the richest source of iron and vitamin A. So is the case of milk, curd, rice, fruit, etc.
The knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God at the time of beginning of earth. So in this creation, the Vedas are the oldest knowledge originated about one arab 97 crore years ago. In all four Vedas, God has prohibited non-vegetarian, please.
Atharvaveda mantra 6/140/1 also states that Oh God! May my teeth, like the teeth of wolf not take non-vegetarian. Non-vegetarian has only some limited energy and vitamins whereas cow-milk is a complete food. Dry fruits, vegetables, curd, fruits etc., i.e., all other vegetable food has been made by God for us which are more beneficial than non-vegetarian food. Manusmriti shloka 2/177 strictly prohibits to take non-vegetarian food and any type of addiction. The nature of the animals or human beings who take non-vegetarian food is more violent than those who take vegetarian food. In this connection, you may consider lion, tiger, wolves, jackals etc. As regards power of vegetarian you may think about elephant who is the most powerful than other human/living beings and is vegetarian.
Onion and garlic are included as vegetarian food and full of vitamins, they protect from heat stroke, make stomach strong and make strong eye sight etc., but both are of Tamogunni nature and therefore only Brahmachari must not take the same.
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All plants come under udbhij yoni but have been earmarked by God as vegetarian food of human-beings. Similarly, the non-vegetarian food has been earmarked by God to be taken by wild animals etc., and not humans. Matter is quite clear, please. You see, non-vegetarian food is earmarked for carnivores. When a lion catches hold of an innocent, even an innocent calf, deer; the lion catches hold of them by their necks and such animals lose their life suffering great pain. And their pain, suffering can be seen/observed by anyone. But the plants/vegetables’ life has been fixed by God. That is why, crops/vegetations are cut but human-beings do not see any sign of suffering, fear on their part.