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Silk and cruelty. Re: time to give up milk even in India?

From: Vijay Sridharan (
Date: Sun Aug 12 2001 - 17:50:08 PDT

Dear Members,

Adiyen wants something clarified that has been nagging
my brain ever since I was very young. 

Silk, is made from worms (mulberry silkworm) and the
same silk is used to adorn the lord. I have seen the
process of making the silk, where in the cocoon is
boiled so that the strands of silk may be extracted.
are we right in doing this? Is this not a curelty
toward those worms? If it is cruel, then how are using
the same silk to adorn the lord and ourselves?

The learned members of the group please let me know of
the answers.

Om Namo Narayana

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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