17-Apr-2012, 23:13 PM
| | Re: Fools Who Wrangle Over Flesh
Originally Posted by TigerStyleZ
Paji, sorry t´here I must renounce my training is very good without meat, and I know a few who only eat haver and protein 5 x times a day and they are bodybuilders!! they eat vegan!! So it is possible..
Where is the border to Canibalism(Kauda Raksh)?
But I have some questions: Why akal takht now decided that people cane at meat? Why not earlier, like in times of gurus...?
Why there is a forbade in Halal(kosher), this is against muslims, jews etc......?
who says Guru's forbade meat? Clearly not true. There are eye witness accounts of the Guru's Sikh's being voracious hunters and meat eaters. EYE WITNESS ACCOUNTS OF EUROPEAN TRAVELLERS OF SIKH DIET DURING THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY
There are a number of eyewitness accounts from European travellers as to the eating habits of Sikhs. Although there is no prohibition on Sikhs for eating beef, it is clear that Sikhs as a mark of respect for their Hindu neighbours did not partake in eating beef:
The Seiks receive Proselytes of almost every Cast, a point in which they differ most materially from the Hindoos. To initiate Mohammedans into their mysteries, they prepare a Dish of Hogs legs, which the Converts are obliged to partake of, previous to admission............They are not prohibited the use of Animal food of any kind, excepting Beef, which they are rigidly scrupulous in abstaining from.
John Griffiths writes in February 17th 1794
The seiks are remarkably fond of the flesh of the jungle hog, which they kill in chase: this food is allowable by their law. They likewise eat of mutton and fish; but these being unlawful the Brahmins will not partake, leaving those who chose to transgress their institutes to answer for themselves.
William Francklin in his writing about Mr George Thomas 1805
It is clear from the above that there is a clear distinction between Sikhs (meat eaters), and those who chose to follow Brahmanical practices (Vegetarians), however there appears to be no dispute over this issue as people are allowed to decide for themselves.
The following is an Extract from an officer in the Bengal Army and is taken from the Asiatic Annual Register 1809:
Now become a Singh, he is a heterodox, and distinct from the Hindoos by whom he is considered an apostate. He is not restricted in his diet, but is allowed, by the tenets of his new religion, to devour whatever food his appetite may prompt, excepting beef.
Asiatic Annual Register 1809