Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

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If you eat beef, can you still be considered a "Hindu?"

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  1. civfanatic

    civfanatic Retired Moderator

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    Simple question. Yes or No answer.

    I relish beef and pork and eat both almost on a daily basis.
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    Well i had a lot of my hindu friends try sheekh kabab when we dine out but it depends?
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    The answer can not be simple Yes or No, since it would depend on your region/ sect and whatnot. Also I have never heard of expulsion from Hinduism. You can be bad Hindu maybe but I don't think there is an authority that can kick you out.

    Now I am hungry. :(
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    Whats on the menu?
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    Are you all strict vegetarians,or some times who have a kabab or two,im curious?
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    When I was 11 years old, I read in some Hindu book (I forgot the name, unfortunately) that a Hindu who eats beef will "sink into the depths of hell" (yes, it used the word "hell"). I was terrified after reading that, because I had tried beef for the first time shortly before.

    I was not yet an atheist at that time, and still believed in "God".
     
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    Well it depends i have read gita,some yoga scriptures and also a bit on uses of ghee how its useful,I agree with ayuruveda on most part that meat is rajas and produces increase in worldy desire.
     
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    But i was at this akhara learning pehalwani,and this wrestler told me that ghee is satva and it opposes the rajas of meat so if you can eat ghee after meat it is an anti dote.
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    Maybe. But the most common scare tactic/punishment I am aware of is reincarnation as a lower life form depending on the kind of transgression. Consuming beef(or harming a cow in general) is pretty high up and there is supposed to be some form of penance that you can do. I have never heard of anyone who was forbidden from practicing the faith for any reason.
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    So you guys never have any beef?what about chicken,mutton?
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    Well, I also know Muslims who get drunk every weekend, and some of them eat pork.


    This is indeed very interesting, because I have seen many Hindus, including some on this forum, claim the exact opposite - that the taboo on beef-eating was present since Vedic times, and that Indians revered the cow since time immemorial.

    Just goes to show how history can be utilized and manipulated.
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    Who cares?
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    So who is the top guy in hinduism,the christians have there pope,the jews have rabbis?
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    Narendra Modi ji. (had to do it, can't help it )
     
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    LOL,and owaisi the top guy for miya bhais,;)
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    I know of many "Hindus" who eat meat for all meals, irresp of "festivals". It also depends on region to region. Punjabi, Malayali and Bengali generally are more carnivorous.

    To answer @civfanatic 's question. The answer is always it depends. A beef eater cannot be a Vaishnav Hindu. A cannibal can be an Aghori Hindu.
     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    What if someone is a Shaiva Hindu? or Vedic Hindu?

     
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    re: Can you eat beef and still be a "Hindu?"

    I am a fish eating Vaishnav Brahmin (GSB) ! I eat Chicken, Mutton, Fork (tried once, didn't like the taste) ... No Beef till now ! Why ? Don't know, simply don't want to try that. Well, I had tried frog meat once while I was drunk ;) tastes like Chicken :D
     
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