Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Concept of Sacrifice ritual in other major religions.


-MANUSMRITI - The law book of Hindus Chapter 5 Verse 55  
"A Brahmin, who does not eat meat served in the 'Shraddha' and a 'Yagya' denigrates from his position. "  

MANUSMRITI - The law book of Hindus Chapter 5 Verse 39
 "Svayambhu (the Self-existent) himself created animals for the sake of sacrifices; sacrifices (have been instituted) for the good of this whole (world); hence the slaughtering for sacrifices is not slaughtering (in the ordinary sense of the word)

 Rigveda 1/162/3 says
This goat, the portion of Pushan, fit for all the gods, is brought first with the fleet courser, so that Twashtri may prepare him along with the horse, as an acceptable preliminary offering for the (sacrificial) food.

Atharva veda Chapter 9 Section 4 Verse 1
"The Brahman after killing the bull, offers its meat to the different deities. In this hymn, the bull is praised, detailing which parts of the bull are attached to which deity as well as the importance of sacrificing the bull and the rewards of doing the same.

Manu Smruti, in chapter 5 verse 30
"The eater who eats the flesh of those to be eaten does nothing bad, even if he does it day after day, for God himself created some to be eaten and some to be eater."

That is, "One, who does not eat meat served in the 'shraddha and 'Madhupark' becomes animal after his death for consecutive 21 births."  

Manu Smruti, that is, chapter 5 verse 31 says
"Eating meat is right for the sacrifice, this is traditionally known as a rule of the gods."

Manu Smruti chapter 5 verse 40 says
"God himself created sacrificial animals for sacrifice, ...., therefore killing in a sacrifice is not killing."

Uttahmadim Peev Edubha Kukshee Prinnanti Me Vishwasmadindra Uttar -The Rigveda 10/86/14
That is, "Inspired by Indrani (The wife of Indra), the performers of the Yagyas sacrifice 15 or 20 oxen and cook their meat for me. Eating these animals i am getting fat. 

In India during the Vedic period, saints observed Nara Medhya Yagnam (Cow body sacrifice), and Ashwa Medhya Yagnam (Horse body sacrifice)

Some great Hindu philosophers views :  

Swami Vivekanand said: “You will be surprised to know that according to ancient Hindu rites and rituals, a man cannot be a good Hindu who does not eat beef”. (The Complete Works of Swami Vivekanand, Vol.3, p. 536).
Mukandilal writes in his book ‘Cow Slaughter – Horns of a Dilemma’, page 18: “In ancient India, cow-slaughter was considered auspicious on the occasions of some ceremonies. Bride and groom used to sit on the hide of a red ox in front of the ‘Vedi’ (alter).”
Adi Shankaracharya’ commentary on Brihdaranyakopanishad 6/4/18 says : ‘Odan’ (rice) mixed with meat is called ‘Mansodan’. On being asked whose meat it should be, he answers ‘Uksha’. ‘Uksha’ is used for an ox, which is capable to produce semen.


Genesis 8:20–21 (ESV)
20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lordsaid in his heart, “I will never again curse ...

Leviticus 16:15 (ESV)
15 “Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering that is for the people and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, sprinkling it over the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat.

Hebrews 9:22 (ESV)
22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins

"It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him." (Qur'an 22:37)

"O ye who believe! Fulfil (all) obligations. Lawful unto you (for food) are all four-footed animals with the exceptions named." [Al-Quran 5:1]

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