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

From: Srivatsa Kadambi (athreya9375_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Aug 14 2001 - 00:14:30 PDT

It seems like Sri Vijay Sridhran has just read my
mind.. I was thinking about the same
I think the silk from cocoon is a later discovery..
Initially 'pattu' meant only the fabrics with gold
embroydery.. But I'm not very sure.. It is just my gut
feeling
Srivatsa
--- Vijay Sridharan <vijayk_sri@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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
> vijay.
> 
> 
> 
>
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