What happens if you’re a Hindu and you eat beef? You drive by to Mc Donald’s and get yourself a Quarter Ponder and indulge yourself with the meat. Hinduism says eating cow meat is a sin and therefore every Hindu is prohibited from eating cow meat.
Why can’t we actually eat beef?
“In Hinduism, the cow is often, but not universally, considered sacred and its protection is a recurrent theme in which the cow is symbolic of abundance, of the sanctity of all life and of the earth that gives much while asking nothing in return. Most Hindus respect the cow as a matriarchal figure for its gentle qualities and providing nurturing milk and its products for a largely vegetarian diet. It holds an honored place in society, and it is part of Hindu tradition to avoid the consumption of beef.”
Hinduism believes cows are sacred animals and it will contradict with the beliefs of Hindu if these animals are slaughtered for our food needs.
Born a Hindu, I’m not at all a beef eater. But I would not deny the fact that I’ve eaten it and if I had no choice, I would eat beef. Now, this would not be very much welcomed in our society.
The same society which believes
1. Eating chicken is not a sin
2. Eating mutton is not a sin
3. Eating crab is not a sin
4. Eating deer is not a sin
5. Eating fish is not a sin
6. Eating ‘anything other than beef’ is not a sin
Taboo in our society about eating beef had grown so strong that if any of my Indian friends saw that I’m eating beef, now they would throw a disgust look at me and say I’m committing a sin. Yes, I do. If the only act of sin in our religion is eating beef, then I would admit myself as one of the most sinful lot of Indians in Malaysia.
If you’re going to rate me as a person who do not follow Hinduism, then I would suggest yourself to be a full time vegetarian. Do not screw other’s girlfriend. Do not watch porn. Do not have sex until you get married. Do not talk vulgar words. Do not drink liquor. Do not bitch about others. Do not smoke weed. While you can practice all the above and still say you follow Hinduism, I would not retract my statement.
Even being a vegetarian would not help you. They say you’re still killing the plants. All right, back to the topic. I really hate it when you see some Indian girls trying to gossip about you when you try to gulp that mouthful of beef burger onto your mouth. So what bitch? You’re wearing a tube top and you’re saying I’m not following Hinduism? I would like to see if there is any part of Bhagavad-Gita that suggests tube’s as secondary clothing.
Cow is said to be innocent animals and gives everything in their life and will not ask anything for a return. So, fair enough, they’re not meant to be eaten. But then, what about other animals? Chicken laid eggs too. You eat their egg, don’t you? Do they ask anything in return for providing their egg or meat to you? As far as I’m concerned, I’ve never seen any of the chickens coming up to me and asking me to play with their asses either. So, coherently, all the animals do not ask anything in return, do they? This point is busted.
Hindu gods have used many animals as their mode of transportation. Lord Muruga had used peacock, Brahma used deer and many others. Why can these animals be tortured or the meats be eaten?
Yes, indeed. Cows had helped in farms and had been used during the old days when we do not have heavy machinery’s. Not denying the fact. Thus, it is regarded a very precious animal. But that is at least 50 years ago. We even celebrate a festival for cows. Ponggal. See, respects die hard for Indians. This is good in a way. But, that respect should be spread equally to other living things as well. They breathe too, don’t they?
I’m not at all challenging our cultural beliefs and so on. Evolution of society has changed hundreds of things in our religion. Now, if you say, you’re Hindu, can you answer me one simple question? What is Hinduism? If you ask ten Hindu guys about Hinduism, each has a different perspective, everyone has different explanation. Everyone does not speak the same language. While you might believe in committing something is a sin, I would not believe so. That is by far my opinion. Ah, forget about asking ten Indian girls. “What is Hinduism”? .They might throw you a shocking look and say “What, what hotel?” Forgive me as I I’m talking about the earlier girls in my article.:D
Only if you’re pure vegetarian and you follow everything that Hinduism says strictly should you argue with me regarding this article. Other than that, your own guilty conscience should win me when it versus your thoughts.
Now, whatever points that I might bust here today is not going to help me win an argument that eating cow meat is all right and acceptable. For centuries, Hindu’s had followed a strict rule regarding this. The thing is, people had changed. Or is it just me?