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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:03 AM
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Re: Butter...is it vegetarian or non vegetarian?

Milk can be comsumed by vegetarians. it is avoided by those who are Vegans.

The idea of Plant and Animal is more from west. In Bharat, it is Violence and Non violence (or Fatal Violence if i put it). A cow or a buffalo is not killed while milking. That is Jains comsume milk and milk products but avoid Onions and probably other root vegetables (guess plants are killed)

many aming Hindus consider Milk as satwik food and Onions and spicy things as 'Rajasic' (which interfere seeker's concentration for self realization).

That is for principles - in Reality, even veg food involves kiling of pests and others. Milch cattle nowadays are fed with drugs to make them produce more milk. So, hardly any food is free of violence. that is why Guru Nanak's saying rings a bell
"Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not. They don't understand truth nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is plant? Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non- vegetarian?"

Last edited by sgars; July 15th, 2008 at 10:06 AM. Reason: That is Jains --> That is why Jains interfere-> interfere with
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