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Are Sikhs supposed to be vegetarian or eat Jhatka?

asked 2019-07-29 19:45:17 -0500

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updated 2019-07-31 10:58:43 -0500

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Lot of people who represent themselves as true Gur Sikhs are vegetarian as say that in Sikhism tells us to be vegeterians

but the other half says Sikhs are only allowed to eat Jhatka meat and not Halal ( prepared by Muslims by cutting the jugular artery of the animal and it bleeds to death) which is correct of the two ?

I don't what and who wrote Rehat but I found In Gurbani this line

SGGS Page 1350

ਬੇਦ ਕਤੇਬ ਕਹਹੁ ਮਤ ਝੂਠੇ ਝੂਠਾ ਜੋ ਨ ਬਿਚਾਰੈ ॥ ਜਉ ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਏਕੁ ਖੁਦਾਇ ਕਹਤ ਹਉ ਤਉ ਕਿਉ ਮੁਰਗੀ ਮਾਰੈ ॥੧॥

bayd katayb kahhu mat jhoothay jhoothaa jo na bichaarai. ja-o sabh meh ayk khudaa-ay kahat ha-o ta-o ki-o murgee maarai. (1)

Do not say that the Vedas, the Bible and the Koran are false. Those who do not contemplate them are false. You say that the One Lord is in all, so why do you kill chickens? (1)

I think its only permitted to eat meat if no other food source is available

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answered 2019-07-31 10:58:45 -0500

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Diet is a matter of one's own consciousness. When one listens to one's own body wisdom instead of following the craving for tastes, the diet will change and evolve naturally in accordance with the changes in consciousness.

"there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

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