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waheguruji ka khalsa waheguruji ki fateh.

eating meat is against sikhism. there are several reasins for this but before i go to that i would like you to also understand that eating meat is allowed in certain circumstances and only for certain things.


In Sikhi, there is an important concept known as bibekta. Bibek literally means from two to one. Bibek is a God given conscience that allows a Sikh to discriminate between right and wrong--knowing what is good and what is bad. Not only is Bibekta applied in a Sikh's everyday life—for example, knowing it is wrong to cut one's hair or that it is right to do nitnem in the morning—it can also be applied to what one eats. Bujjar kuraits and other rehat maryada rules come into play here. Sikhs must abstain from alcohol and tobacco, that is a given. Arguments ignored, most Sikhs also agree that it is against Sikhi to consume fish, meat or eggs and derivative products. All of Guru Hargobind Sahib's hukamnamas state, "Maas Machee De Nere Nehi Avanaa" (Do not go near meat or fish) next to his signature. So the most basic Bibek rehat a Sikh can keep is to abstain from Meat, Fish, Eggs, Alcohol, Tobacco, and non-medicinal drugs.

After this level of Bibek, there are more orthodox levels.


jhatka is the only philosophy in which a sikh can eat meat. when one is in starvation and th eonly form of food is that from an animal then the animal must be jhatkad - (killed from one simple strike of the blade when calm). but a whole process if first followed.

ardass is done telling the guru that an animal is going to be killed for jhatka because the khalsa needs to survive and the animal is not being eaten out of greed or want but as a last resort and to forgive one for the killing of an innocent creatue to follow the way you have commanded jhatka to be preformed.

then japji sahib is read whilst the animal is washed. after japji sahib chandi di vaar is read.

on the last lines of chandi di vaar when the animal has reached a state of trance and peace. the last lines being.

ਦੁਰਗਾ ਪਾਠ ਬਣਾਇਆ ਸਭੇ ਪਉੜੀਆਂ ॥ All the Pauris (stanza) of this DURGA PATH (The text about the exploits of Durga) have been composed;

ਫੇਰਿ ਨ ਜੂਨੀ ਆਇਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਇਹ ਗਾਇਆ ॥੫੫॥ And that person who sings it, will not take birth again.55

the animals head is decapitated in one single clean strike of the sword, and the jaikara (battle cry ) is said. the head of the animal is placed in a sarbloh bata ( iron bowel) where its blood is used to adorn the weapons first this represents the offering first being given to god as god is part of the sword. this is done so by using an arrow almost as a finger to touch the blood of the sacremant onto the weapons, the battle standards etc. not a single peace of the animal is to then be wasted. the skin is turned into battle war drums, the bones for medicine or weapons such as the shingar (a small bone weapon with iron chains and bells desending from it normally adorned in a orthodox sikhs dumalla turban) the system of bibek only allows meat to be jhatka and the phylosophy behind suggests that as it is against sikhism to eat meat we can only eat it in an emergency. here is a video

the guru says any way more genrally that one shouldnt eat lots of food any way as we only do this in greed and taste of tongue not out of true hunger, therefore a sikh must eat very little and sleep little. if you think about it langar it actually lite, if it is eaten once a day and therefore ones meal for the whole day.

meat is not to be eaten atall as this is the pure saint soldier paath set out by the guru. but in the circumstances set out it can jhatka is a way of releasing the soul of the animal so it is free from rebirth again and the soul merges back into god rather then following the rest of the lifes it may of had to follow. that is why jap ji shaib is read. this bani is from sri guru granth sahib ji the first bani, sri guru granth sahib ji is the imbodement of saintly spirit (shant ras)

whilst dasam granth is the embodiment of (bir ras) warrior spirit that is why chandi di vaar the epic poem of the warrior godess is read.

written by a pure vegeterian/vegan sikh who follows gurmat bibek, and accepts jhatka as a practise of the khalsa being an important option in extreame cases

waheguruji kak khalsa waheguruji ki fateh.