Should Humans Eat Meat?
Should humans eat meat or not has become a highly debatable topic of all time. Vegans and vegetarians feel that it is sinful or unethical to eat meat. Meat eaters, on the other hand, try hard to prove that eating meat is beneficial for health and our ancestors ate meat too. In this article we will discuss if it is healthy or sinful to eat meat, and also, what did our ancestors eat that made them the healthiest and virtuous people in history.
What Did Early Humans Eat and When Did They Start Eating Meat?
Sources say that in the earliest era which is called Satyuga in the Indian subcontinent and the Golden age in Europe, God provided food in abundance and no one needed to work to feed themselves. People lived long and were free from diseases. The Satyuga(Golden Age) was without disease; there was no lessening with the years; there was no hatred or vanity, or evil thought whatsoever; no sorrow, no fear. (Excerpts from Mahabharata, Wikipedia)
It was nearly 2.6 million years ago when humans started eating meat and today the whole world is suffering from chronic diseases, evil, hatred, rage, and anxiety. They say “You are what you eat”. Then where our generation has gone wrong with the food? Did God allow us to eat meat in the first place?
What Does God Say About Eating Meat?
The Holy Scriptures given by Supreme God can tell us precisely what does God says about eating meat.
Consumption of meat is a grave sin. Do not eat egg, meat or kill any living being.
Kabir, jeev hane hinsa kare, prakat paap sir hoye |
Nigam puni aise paap tein, bhist gaya nahin koye ||
– Supreme Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj#GodMorningTuesday#TuesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/nYdGAih2hg
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Diet in Christianity according to the Holy Bible:
- Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit contains seed. They will be yours for food.
- And to every beast of the earth and every bird of the air and every creature that crawls upon the earth—I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. (Holy Bible, Genesis 1:29 & 30)
■ According to the Bible, God created fruits and vegetables for humans and green plants for animals i.e. even the animals were not allowed to eat meat. So, does the bible forbid eating meat? The answer is yes.
Diet in Islam
- Diet in Islam allowed by Allah was the same as allowed in the Bible. The same verses(1.29&30) as mentioned above also appear in Tourat or Torah (the book of genesis) which is the first of the four holy books revealed by Allah.
- If later, any other person, spirit or angel (eg. Gabriel in Holy Quran and verse 9.3 in Bible) allowed meat-eating in the scriptures, that couldn’t be considered as the order of God.
Can Hindus Eat Meat:
In Ayurveda meat is considered Tamsik (impure) food which is fit only for ignorants and demons according to Bhagavad Gita(Chapter 17 shloka 10). Ancient Hindus followed a strict vegetarian diet as Satvik (pure) food for a healthy body and a spiritual lifestyle. Whoever consumed meat was regarded as Rakshas/demon.
Read in Hindi: मांस खाना महापाप है-जानिए मांस खाने के क्या हैं नुकसान?
Can Sikhs Eat Meat
Sikhs are not allowed to eat meat. There are many verses in Sri Guru Granth Sahib that forbid eating meat and using intoxicants.
■ But to quote just one verse told by Supreme God Himself
Kabir, Bhaang Machali Sura Paan, Jo Jo Prani Khaanhi
Teerath Barat Name Kinha, Tai Sabhe Rasatal Janhi (Ang 1377, Shri Guru Granth Sahib)
Meaning: God Kabir Sahib Ji said that those who consume meat, fish, alcohol or other intoxicants, they will all go to hell, no matter what spiritual activities, pilgrimages, or rituals they perform.
- If God ordered all living beings to be vegetarian, why do people keep eating meat? Do they not know the negative side effects of eating meat?
- Is It Healthier to Eat Meat or be a Vegetarian?
■ According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, meat is a significant cause of foodborne illness. Every year in the US, nearly 33 million cases of illness are diagnosed due to microbial pathogens found in meats, with about 9,000 deaths occurring annually as well. (Wikipedia)
- Consumption of meat is linked to many diseases like cancer, diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, heart diseases, etc.
- Apart from these, some deadly diseases originate solely from meat-based products, like, E. coli from beef, Trichinosis from pork, Salmonella from poultry, Scrapie from mutton, and Swine flu from pigs, to name a few.
Are vegetables healthier than meat?
There are many questions like
Is it healthy to eat meat?
Why eating meat is bad for your body?
Is a meat free diet healthy?
Meat is not only bad for our body as proved by US dept. of agriculture but is worst for spiritual path as said by Saint Rampal ji Maharaj and Kabir Saheb. pic.twitter.com/ZHwKXIIh9S
— SAT KABIR KI DAYA (@satkabir_) December 19, 2019
According to the American National Center for Biotechnology Information, an appropriate vegetarian diet can be nutritionally adequate for adults and children. A vegetarian diet also lowers the risk of diseases and promotes the overall health of humans. And vegetables are free from karmic consequences too.
Is It a Sin to Eat Meat?
■ Answer: Yes let’s see the sacred speech of Supreme God Kabir Sahib:
Kabir, Maans (Meat) maans sab ek hain, Murgi Hirni Gaay
Aankh dekh nar khaat hain, te nar narak me jaaye
God Kabir Ji says that whether it is a Hen, Deer, Cow or Humans, the blood and flesh are the same in all of them. All are the children of God. And still, you kill them and eat them, then you are sure to end up in hell.
Stop Eating Meat Quotes with Images & Photos
Never kill animals for eating meat, they are entitled to live, not born to be killed~ Jagatguru Saint Rampal Ji Quotes
These are words of God ; Never kill any animal ,make them your pet for milk ,ghee and for your help.Have mercy on them~ Jagatguru Saint Rampal JI
Meat eaters also worship, eventually they go to hell. They should not be under any illusion.~ Saint Rampal Ji
Is it a sin to eat all types of meat?
Yes, It doesn’t matter if it is Jhatka, Halal or Kutha meat, killing God’s children and eating them is inhuman and sinful and deserves severe punishment in hell and next lives.
A person who kills an animal for meat will die a violent death (Manu-Smriti, 5.38), Further, such sinful persons will, in their next lives, be eaten by the same creatures they ate in this life. (Bhagavata Purana 11.5.14)
If you are a meat eater you have accumulated too much bad karma and you can’t be free of Karma unless you find a true saint who can tell you the way out.
How Do I Stop Eating Meat and be Free From Bad Karma
The only way to be free from all the bad karma, all the evils, and diseases is to go in the refuge of a Tatvadarshi (enlightened) Saint. Bhagavad Gita(4:34) directs us to go in the refuge of a Tatvadarshi Saint and ask from Him, very politely, the complete spiritual knowledge and the correct way to worship the supreme God. Then the supreme God forgives all the sins of His worshipper. (Holy Yajurved 8:13)
In this day and age, Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj is the Tatvadarshi saint, the knower of all the Holy Scriptures. True mantras given by Saint Rampal Ji have already healed thousands of people of incurable diseases and addictions, be it an addiction to alcohol, intoxicants or meat-eating. Merely reading or listening to His sermons can make a huge difference. It will give you the knowledge of good and bad deeds and the best way to live life.
To read the complete spiritual knowledge given by Saint Rampal Ji, you can download His books “Way of Living” or “Gyan Ganga” and you can also listen to His sermons at Sadhna Channel from 07:30 pm(IST) onwards.