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Re: [SriRangaSri] Vegetarianism - Plants have life too. (Seek Answers)

From: Varadakrishna (varadakrishna_at_gavsin.com)
Date: Fri Nov 16 2001 - 01:57:51 PST

Dear devotees,

Vegetarianism

Another interesting way to look at this is to refer to the sloka in the
Bhagavat Gita where Lord Sri Krishna declares that He would accept patram,
pushpam, phalam ...

This resolves the issue at one level If we are to take only prasadam - what
is first offered with devotion and love to the Lord, we can only eat what
the Lord accepts So, patram, pushpam, phalam  ie vegetarian items is what is
permitted

But that opens up another issue - can there be Karma or sin in eating
prasadam? I would like to think that there is definitely no karma in
prasadam  on the contrary there are stories in the puranas that glorify the
potency and transcendental nature of prasadam

Now as for items that are vegetarian and not prasadam - that is a different
issue

I would like to hear from the many many wonderful other devotees in this
group on this matter

This is my first posting  since the time I have been actively following this
group - as I am a part of a fairly active and large multi religious group
that promotes vegetarianism here and I hence felt the need to understand
more from a scriptural perspective

with all humility
varadakrishna


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