What you eat today will influence the way you think which in turn will influence the way you look ,which in turn will influence your future.Eat lovingly And you will be loved ,eat mercilessly and the world will not be compassionate towards you.
Vegetarianism is good but not all bodies are designed for vegetables,it all depend upon the shape of your teeth,but eating too much red meat, particularly cow’s meat will not only pollute you mentally ,but will disturb your electromagnetic energy giving you diseses like ‘Canser ,Allergies, Alzheimer’s disesses,pollution of the blood,stress &depression.Cow is a spiritually elevated animal.Ancient Rishes and Sages had the vision the realize this.If you crave meat,stay with lower consciousness animal till your consciousness grows,where you start respecting life.
According to the Auricvedic science the food have certain effect on the body spiritually,mentally & physically.below is a list on which food as what effect on the body.
Now we shall discuss meat eating ,particularly eating beef .Cow protection is not only connected to hinduism but also sikhism.Although sikh dharma does not recommend on the worship of cow, but protecting the cow has always been the aim of earlier sikhs.
Those sikhs leaving in foreign countries do not know the sin they are doing when eating cow meat .If one looks towards the Guru , Guru forbids all type of meat. Due to their ignorance those Punjabi’s staying outside have started to eat all types of meat, and now sadly they have started to eat beef, and they come out with all kinds of reasons. Thanks to those so called high educated influenced by western culture have started to preach “it’s all right to eat any type of meat as long as it is jhatka”. Soon they might say “Oh you can eat human meat as long it is jhatka”. Now, it is time we study the importance of cow protection in Sikh dharma.
Now, lets look into the past.In the previous ages the entire bharat was vegetarien. When the kaljug started the rightness was attacked .With the arrivals if melishes and the yakshas(any philosophy that don’t accept the ideas of the ancient rishes.Usually this term is referred to the foreigners)meat eating and liquor came with them..
One may think mother cow or holy cow are hindu terms, although it seems but they are just as important in sikh dharma.
First we all look into the specialness of cow in Punjabi culture. In earlier days when there were no tractors in Punjab, it was the cow which helped to reach ones destination(although horses were used but bullcarts were more common ). In Punjabi there are many saying on the cow”dhan mah ghou dah jhaia jin sarah jagat vesaiah”. Punjabi farmers (jamindar ) used to threat the bull like his son. He used the bull to take water out of well, plough the earth.Milk was provided by the cow to drink and many other such activities were carried out with the help of the cow and bull. In olden days, the wealth of a man was not on how much paper notes he had but how many cows he had. We learn from scriptures that in earlier ages people used to have thousands of cows. The richer he is the more cows he had.In our culture “dhud puth” milk and son have great importance. Without a son, a family lineage cannot grow and without milk the society cannot grow.Even the guru is called the giver of son and milk”dhud puth keh dheviah”The word for God “Govind”means protector of cows.
“Pashu meleah Changaeah Khai Bhikh Amrit Dheh”…...(Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji) Milk is compared to nectar, which one can drink to become immortal. Of course, simply drinking milk will not make one immortal, but it can increase the duration of one’s life. In modern civilization, men do not think milk to be important, and therefore they do not live long. Although according to sastras (scriptures) in this age men can live up to one hundred years, their duration of life is reduced because they do not drink large quantities of milk……Instead of drinking milk, people prefer to slaughter an animal and eat its flesh. ( note: Beef has six times the cholesterol of milk. High cholesterol causes heart disease, America’s major cause of death.) From milk alone one can make 36 types of foods ”36 paadharath” Satguru in His instructions, advises gao-raksya, which means cow protection. The cow should be protected, milk should be drawn from the cows, and this milk should be prepared in various ways. One should take ample of milk, and thus one can prolong one’s life, develop his brain, execute devotional service. In olden days even the waste was used as fuel. It was not because they had no other form of fuel. You will be surprised that the ancient civilization of India,they used electricity. How electricity is made is described in the Athar veda .Recently Science have discovered that the fresh cow waste have chemicals which actually can kill harmful bacteria in the atmosphere.
Gurbani thousands of times codes all kinds of meat eating especially cow meat as unhuman.One word in the gurbani which comes together”khill bhikh”.(eg;Khill Bikh Paap Dukh Leh Jahey……Khill Bikh Sakal Dheh Ko Hartah…..Khill Bkikh Dukh Naseh…..)Khill and bhikh are considered two greatest sins in sikh dharma(in the faridkotia thikah of guru granth sahib ji the meaning is beautifully explained.) khill is referred to the killing if cow and bhikh is referred to the killing of a saint. These both are equivalent .Many places in the gurbani mentioned that this two are the greatest sins of all, but today’s sikhs are ignoring all the true facts. Here are other such hukam from the Guru Granth Sahib ji regarding meat (any type) eating.
During the time of Guru Arjan Dev ji, it was brought to his notice that some of the Sikhs have started taking meat, despite the teachings of all the previous four Gurus prohibiting it. He issued a Hukamnama to all Sikhs reminding them about the vegetarian tradition of the Gurus and the Sikhs. He stated that all the Gurus have preached vegetarianism and strictly prohibited taking of meat, fish, chicken and eggs as well as sarab (liquor) and tobacco. This hukumnama is quoted in the famous book on the history of Khalsa by Indu Bushan Benerjee. This book is in two volumes. According to Benerjee, this Hukumnama is still available in its original.
Instructions to disciples given by the Sixth Sikh Guru Har Gobind are quite explicit: "Do not go near fish and meat." (This Hukumnama, in its original is preserved at Patna Sahib Gurudwara).
In a book containing Hukumnamas of Sikh Gurus (Publisher SGPC), one of the Hukumnamas read as follows:
Hukum-nam Baba Banda Bahadurji Mohar Farsi Dego Tego fatehi nusrat bedring yaft az Nanak Guru Gobind Singh 1 Omkar fateh Darsanu
"It is the order of the true Lord to the entire body of the Khalsa ..... that they shall abstain from bhang, tobacco, opium, alcohol and desist from eating meat, fish, onion, not indulge in theft and lust." (Reference: Vegetarian or Non-vegetarian: Choose Yourself by Gopinath Aggarwal, Jain Book Agency, New Delhi).
A widely quoted Mugal historian of the time has recorded in his book Dabistan-e-Mazahib (School of Religions) that Guru Arjan Dev made a special proclamation: "eating of meat is forbidden amoung those who follow Guru Nanak."
In all the Sikh temples (gurudawaras), only vegetarian diet is served. Meat, eggs, fish or sarab are never served in gurudwaras.
The Adi Granth, popularly called as Shri Guru Granth Sahib, has numerous hymns and verses strictly and clearly prohibiting non-vegetarian diet, including meat, fish, chicken and eggs. These verses are as follows:
If blood touches a cloth, it becomes unfit for use; If blood (or meat) is consumed by a human being, how can his heart be pure. -Adi Granth (Guru Granth Sahib)
To take what rightfully belongs to another, is like a Muslim eating pork, or a Hindu eating beef. Our Guru, our Spiritual Guide, only stands by us, if we do not eat any meat or dead bodies. (1) By mere talk, people do not earn passage to Heaven. Salvation comes only from the practice of Truth. By saying prayers over meat or any other forbidden foods, they are not made acceptable. (2) O Nanak, from false talk, only falsehood is obtained. (3) Adi Granth (Guru Granth Sahib), page 141, Mehl First. Footnotes
(1) Guru Pir hami tan bharee, je murdar na khaee.
(2) Maaran pahee haram mehn, hoyee halal na jayee.
(3) Nanak galeen kudhyan,kudha pale payee
Violence or Cruelty has not left your mind; you have not cherished kindness for other living beings. Adi Granth (Guru Granth Sahib), page 1253
The diet of swans consists of pearls whereas cranes feed on fish and frogs. -Adi Granth (Guru Granth Sahib), page 960.
Guru Granth Saheb, Rag Jaijaivanti, Slok number 187:
"Kabir, the tyrannt is doing tyranny by killing animals, even if he calls it hallal (legal meat). When his account will be called for in the Court of the Lord, then who will be held accountable? (187)."
Guru Granth Saheb, Rag Jaijaivanti, Salok number 188:
"Kabir, the dinner of beans and rice is excellent, if it is flavored with salt. Who would get his throat cut, to have meat with his bread? (188)."
Guru Granth Saheb, Rag Jaijaivanti, Salok number 199:
"Kabir, they oppress living beings and kill them, and call it proper. When the Lord calls for their account, what will their condition be? (199)."
Guru Granth Saheb, Rag Jaijaivanti, Salok number 200:
Kabir, it is tyranny to use force and kill; the Lord shall call you to account. When your account is called for, your face and mouth shall be beaten. (200).
Guru Granth Saheb, Rag Prabhait:
"Jo Sab main eak Khuda kahat ho, toa kayon murgi mare."
If there is one God in all living beings, then why do you kill chickens. (Rag Prabhati, Kabir)
Kabir says at another place:
"Maas madhya sabi taj daloo, ho gyan ghore aswar baram se nyara hai." Meaning: Stop taking meat and wine, ride the horse of perfect knowledge and remove your doubt.
Innumerable are the fools, stark blind in ignorance; and
Innumerable the thieves and crooks that thrive on ill-gotten gains;
Innumerable those that exercise tyranny and oppression; and
Innumerable the cut-throats living by heinous crimes;
Innumerable those that revel in shameless sins; and
Innumerable the liars that practice fraud and falsehood;
Innumerable the impious that live on unwholesome, non-vegetarian foods and intoxications; and
Innumerable the slanderers who add to their burden by calumniating others.
Innumerable, the many for lowly Nanak to describe.
What power have I to conceive of Thy wonderful nature?
Too poor, am I, to make an offering of my life to Thee.
Whatever pleaseth Thee is good;
Thou art forevermore; O Formless One !
-Adi Granth ( Japji, Shaloka 18, Guru Nanak Dev ji)
Countless fools, blinded by ignorance. Countless thieves and embezzlers. Countless impose their will by force. Countless butchers (cut-throats) and ruthless killers. Countless sinners who keep on sinning. Countless liars, wandering lost in their lies. Countless wretches, eating meat (filth) as their diet. Countless slanderers, carrying the weight of their stupid mistakes on their heads. Nanak describes the state of the lowly. -Adi Granth (Guru Granth Sahib), page 4, Japuji Saheb: Salok 18
Bhai Gurdas ji tells about the inhabitants of kaljug “Maran Ghou Ghrib Nuh Dharti Upar Paap Phasara” .They have started to kill the cow and the weak thus the earth have been covered with sins.Please read Bhai Gurdas‘s bani and enlighten yourself.There are many such sutras in the sikh scriptures these are just a few.
Gou bheans ateh murgian hai haiwan garib,tin par shuri haram hai khavan tenah palit.In these verse of janam sakhi Guru Nanak mentions that killing of cows buffalos,hens,is considered haram.
By killing animals, not only will we be bereft of the human form but we will have to take an animal form and somehow or other be killed by the same type of animal we have killed. This is the law of nature. The Sanskrit word “mamsa” means meat. It is said: “mam sah khadatiti mamsah”. That is, “I am now eating the flesh of an animal who some day in the future be eating my flesh”. The choice is yours think for yourself .Baba Kabir ji says “Kabir Jhor Kiah So Julm Hai,Leath Jubab Kudai”