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"You must not use your God-given body for killing God's creatures, whether they are human, animal or whatever." - Yajur Veda 12.32.90 (>10,000 -5,000 BC)
"Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty:
and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags." -Proverbs 23:19-21
"I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live. I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world - if we are superior to it." Mahatma Gandhi, His Mission and Message
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"Ahimsa is not causing pain to any living being at any time through the actions of one's mind, speech, or body." - Sandilya Upanishad
"He who injures harmless creatures from a wish to give himself pleasure, never finds happiness in this life or the next." - Manu Samhita 5.45
"He will devour in the next world, whose flesh I eat in this life; the wise declare this to be the real meaning of the word 'flesh' ." - Manu Samhita 5.55
"The sins generated by violence curtail the life of the perpetrator. Therefore, even those who are anxious for their own welfare should abstain from meat-eating." - Mahabharat, Anu.115.33
"He who desires to augment his own flesh by eating the flesh of other creatures, lives in misery in whatever species he may take his [next] birth." - Mahabharat, Anu.115.47
"Those sinful persons who are ignorant of actual religious principles...commit violence against innocent animals..." - Shrimad Bhagavat Purana 11.5.14
"Ahimsa is the greatest religion."
- Padma Purana 1.31.27 S
"Even for the purpose of a deity or
ancestral yagna (sacrificial offering), [devotees] should not kill animals
like goat, deer, rabbit, or fish, because all scriptures reveal that
non-violence is itself the greatest religion." Swaminarayan Bhagwan's first command in the Shikshapatri,
greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its
animals are treated.
"I hold today the same opinion as I
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