In this section we will seek to highlight the most commonly asked questions within our wider Panth. We will further make sincere and unbiased effort to provide answers to those questions from a purely Gur-mat perspective, using original rehits, ithihaas and gurbani.
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Well aren’t those Sikhs that take Amrit and eat meat only eating it to satisfy their taste buds?
Svaad Ras – (Enjoyment through taste/appetite)
The most common argument used against the Khalsa, who have been instructed to practice and eat Jhatka / Shikaar.
Yet, the majority of the Vishnu (vegetarian) mat people who vehemently oppose Khalsa traditions, are the biggest practitioners of SVAAD RAS themselves. In fact, what they eat forms a very important part of their life.
The constant desire for taste fuelled replication of those exact things they curse (chicken style, veggie sausage, eggless cake etc)… is no less than the epitome of hypocrisy when it comes to incorrectly preaching to others about svaad ras.
The picture shown opposite is a perfect example of Maas (animal/meat) svaad ras hypocrisy; people trying to recreate the exact same taste and product they are cursing in the first place!
People who eat meat or veggie outside ie restaurants, McDonalds, KFC, pizza places, fancy cafes etc. are no different from each other. They put the desire of easy and tasty food prepared by a strangers hands and from an unverified source (unethical, non organic, unhygenic) above Guru’s maryada to eat food prepared by those who recite naam simran.
Being a vegetarian does not necessarily = good. GMO food is responsible for poisoning food, land and water, which further causes cancers and untold diseases. The mass mafia style propogation of GM seeds, also leaves farmers reliant on GM companies like Monsanto as they introduce ‘super seeds’ cheaply, then hike the prices. Farmers are not allowed to harvest seeds from the resulting plants and become self reliant. Many seeds are purposefully infertile. GM seeds are also reliant on chemical fertilers and protectants.
Man must learn the ‘principles of daya’, and stop thinking in a ONE DIMENSIONAL mind.
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