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The Hindu Vegans

Post  Ophirkes on Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:59 pm

As we all know, in the Hindu society, there is such thing known as the caste system, in which every person is placed, representing their importance in life. It is important for all to be in the higher levels of this system so that they can feel more supreme and have more power in life. As well as that, once you have achieved good karma in a few life-times, you may go up to Moksha, uniting with the gods.

However, the higher castes believe that they cannot eat meat, also known as vegetarians. Eating any kind of animal is inappropriate for them, and so, they are basically considered as vegans; they don’t eat anytime of animals, including fish. Why is this? They believe that if they eat an animal, they take a creature’s life away, receiving bad karma, lowering their position in life. They cannot take such risks. For them, being supreme is THE one and only thing important in the “evolution of life”.

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Post  dashas on Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:11 pm

Great post! We all know that the Caste system is a very important aspect of Hinduism. People really cared about being reincarnated into a higher cast, following their caste duties and having good karma. They were really scared of being reincarnated into a lower social class.

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Post  Alianny on Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:15 pm

That is very true Ophir. The highest caste which were the priestly class could not eat any type of animal at all because it brought bad karma an dbad karma meant that you would be brought down to a lower caste. Many priest respected this rule because they wanted to reach moksha, since it was a very important accomplishment. Smile

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