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Re: ahimsA as a first principle -- still valid?

From: T P (tintopic_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 07:05:33 PDT

Sri Mani's mail on ahimsA brings up a question to
mind.

maan THol (deer skin) is considered sacred by
Vaishnavas. Bramhachaaris are asked to tie that on
their "poonal" (sacred thread.  Why is this a practice
? What is the origin behind this ? Is this not himsA
against the deer ?

Please enlighten.

Regards.

Sreeram

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