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Silk and cruelty. Re: time to give up milk even in India?
Date: Tue Aug 14 2001 - 03:03:33 PDT

Hello Vijay,
I share similar feelings with you. Its in the same light as the 
treatment of cows. I wish someone in the list could clarify this
-Venkatesh Vankipuram

-- In bhakti-list@y..., Vijay Sridharan <vijayk_sri@y...> 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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