Sanjib: I am a Maithil Brahmin. Please let me know why our community consumes non-veg during Navami(Durga pooja) after Goat Bali, and mainly on marriage occasion in entire Bihar & Jharkhand. We all dislike non-veg, while we had left using of non-veg should we take if our family forces on Navami? Kindly advise me what I have to do in future towards consume of non-veg. What’s the meaning of “Jeevo Jeevasya Karnam”? I am interested to Join a class of Yoga, Yajna & Study of Vedas! Pls let me contact for my deepest willingness
Swami Ram Swarup: You see when sun is set then automatically darkness rules over the world. Similarly, in the absence of eternal knowledge of Vedas which is like bright light of wisdom automatically darkness of illusion is spread all over. I mean to say, in Vedas non-vegetarian and addiction is strictly prohibited in all circumstances and Vedas only tell to worship one eternal and everlasting Almighty, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe but in the absence of the knowledge of Vedas people have made their own path of worship.

So, in the light of the wisdom of the Vedas, we should avoid non-vegetarian and addiction to avoid the curse of Almighty God, due to non-compliance of His instructions mentioned in Vedas. I also paste my article in this regard.

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, soyabean 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., -etc.

The shloka is incomplete and cannot be answered, please. As regards literal meaning, it will be “Jeeo- Jeev (soul), Jeevasya means Jeev ka (of soul) karnam= This word can be ear also. So, in the absence of complete pronunciation, meaning cannot be found. Your views are appreciated and you may come here anytime after fixing the date and intimating me.

S K J: Please let me know to whom I should take Guru Deeksha?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas tell to make contact and take shelter of learned acharya guru. You may seek a learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy at your end and if you think to come here, you may come, please.

K S S: Poojya Maharaji, Prostrating on Your lotus foot, we pray on this pious Amavasya day to bless our family. Disciple. K S S.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to all your family members.