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Re: Vegetarianism

From: TV Venkatesh/FXSLF/SEC/SANMAR (
Date: Mon Nov 19 2001 - 19:09:34 PST

srImathE rAmAnujAya namaha
srImadh varavara munayE namaha

Dear Sri Srikant.

Thanks for bringing out this point. Yes, I really missed these items, where
we do pluck them in entirety. Thanks for correcting me. I agree with the
views presented by you and Sri Mukundan.

AzhwAr emberumAnAr jeeyar thiruvadigaLE saraNam
adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh

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                    04:49 AM                                                            

Dear Sri Venkatesh and Sri Rajaram
There's no mention whatsoever in any of our scriptures that we **should
not** cut our plants entirely. Sri Mukundan's summarization about why
'killing' of plants is permitted, more or less appeals to our present day
thinking. However, we have always practised killing of the entire plant.
Harvesting(rice or wheat) is taking off the entire plant(of course by then
it almost dies up) and cleaning up the lands till the soil is rich in humus

again. And we have always had to kill spinach and other greens. "Aathi
keerai" is richly a part of the prescribed menu for our Dwadashi ParaNai.

And Sri Rajaram, the belief system among Muslims is different and why the
'halal way' among certain Muslims has been discussed before. It is nowhere
close to Vegetarianism. It's still murder but in a  different way!

Just thought of clarifying. Hope we all view this subject objectively :)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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