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asked 2013-06-27 10:08:54 -0600Bhai Ravinder Ji
Guru Granth Sahib doesn;t haev clear instructions on it, but it says that we cant eat Kutha Meat(muslim style cut,halal)...
Please help. I m Veggie and Amritdhari sikh but unable understand this concept.
answered 2013-06-27 19:48:04 -0600Danish Singh
There is a clear answer, and many fellow Sikhs agree with me, that you can't eat meat unless you have absolutely no other option. And by that I mean no other form of nutrition is available. In such extreme cases, you can eat meat.
answered 2013-07-20 04:13:45 -0600Kamaljchana
To understand the concept of eating non veg you have to understand this topic in detail. Although to live you have to eat other living things. Now there are three type of living things vegetation, animals and humans.
According to Gurbani life is most conscious in humans followed by animals and then least conscious is vegetation. For example when during operations doctors give you anaesthetic and while you are alive during the operation you dont feel any pain when doctors cut you. Similarly in vegetation, thought alive, it doesnt feel any pain when you eat it. Animals do feel pain and humans feel the most. The more you climb up the ladder of living organisms the more alive and conscious the organism is. One thing which is even more conscious than humans is a Brahgyani.
Now you eat vegetarian so that you dont kill or hurt a living thing which is conscious and feel pain.
But also remember that there is shabad in Gurbani which explains that with every breathe we are killing thousands of microorganisms. With each gulp of water we are drinking many living organisms present in it. With each step we kill many insects. In Islam & christianity eating non veg is allowed and is part of their basic diet so there is no reason to consider the one who doesnt eat higher than the one that does. Having said this Gurbani doesnt agree with eating non veg to satisfy our taste buds. Food is a need of the physical body and not the soul or mann. One eats to satisfy the need of the physical body but these days we eat to satisfy our taste buds and mann. We have created the need of the body a need of our mann(soul) by endulging in tastes.
I hope that was of some help.
answered 2013-06-30 03:05:09 -0600akalinihungsingh
guru hargobind singh ji shout on guru har rai ji...because guru har rai ji walk over on a flower and flower fell down from that plant...so it was a flower ..and you are talking about animals.....bravery is another thing...there in the history nothing written tat pittah ji guru gobind singh ji had eaten meat....we are saint first and saint forgive and then soldier that means if someone dont stop cruelty we have to kill that one....hahahh do you think a hen can kill you ??
answered 2013-06-27 10:12:12 -0600Bhai Ravinder Ji
ok, u can eat meat but remember if u have no other option; i mean to say no veg option available and sometime eating non-veg could be a part of your doctor suggestion to improve health... again do not eat kutha meat i.e. Halal style.. and one more thing.. it should go for all sikh people, who eat non-veg... before u eat non-veg, the animal u killed have rights to eat u back or punish u (may be in next avtar/genereation), so pray god and pray for peace for that animal(from heart). God bless u.