How absurd . Should we be harmless to wild animals that intend to attack us. The locusts that eat our crops? The bandits who attempt to steal and rape?
There is nothing in Hinduism that advocate such absurd pacifism.
O teeth! You eat rice, you eat barley, you gram and you eat sesame. These cereals are specifically meant for you. Do not kill those who are capable of being fathers and mothers.
We ought to destroy those who eat cooked as well as uncooked meat, meat involving destruction of males and females, foetus and eggs.
Sorry wrong. There were vegetarian Rakshasas as well. The ones who were out cast were usually those who stole and ate animals from sacrifices or practiced cannibalism.
Nothing to do with "non violent" yajna!
Not complying meant no return passage on a Rothschild ship , getting BURIED after death ( NO cremation ), which was unthinkable for a Hindu.
Children and sages who attain Samadhi are often buried.Lingayats are buried to this day.
There is no bigger befuddler than you dear captain
Do not slaughter this one hoofed animal that neighs and who goes with a speed faster than most of the animals.
this animal, the biped.
building thy forms, be settled.
Let thy flame reach man's counterfeit: let thy flame reach
the man we hate.
48 Harm not this animal whose hooves are solid, the courser
neighing in the midst of coursers.
Again I don’t see a specification against horse sacrifice as we have seen before those who wish to sacrifice would offer unblemished animals.
Thousandfold, with a hundred streams, this fountain,
expanded in the middle of the waters,
Infinite, yielding butter for the people, harm not, O Agni,
in the highest region.
This wild bull of the forest I assign thee: building thy
bodies up therewith be settled.
A divine cow which is spoken of here is very different than the mortal cow!
Actually Mahabharata is dated around 3200 BC (Krishna died on 3102) but whatever. Please state the parva. As we have seen Shanti parva has been discredited.
Who steals the milch-cow's milk away, O Agni,-tear off the heads of such with fiery fury.
again DIVINE COW and DIVINE HORSE! Not the mortal cow as will become clear in the next verse
saMvatsarINaM paya usriyAyAstasya mAshId yAtudhAnonRcakSaH
pIyUSamagne yatamastitRpsAt taM pratyańcamarciSA vidhya marman 17 The cow gives milk each year, O Man-regarder: let not the Yatudhana
ever taste it.
A cow giving milk once a year? Isnt that a completely useless cow if one is to assume it is the mortal flesh and blood cow!
A Yatudhana is a breed of vampire or evil spirit(depends on usage). Why would one care if a supernatural entity drinks some milk lying around haha! But it makes sense if the divine cow spoken of is really tantric symbolism for your bodies healing and nourishing ability contributing to youth and a long life. Of course you would not want a vampire to taste the milk of THAT as his powers would be increased.
To be continued..