Meat and Eggs are prohibited in every form, onion and garlic,although vegetarian are also prohibited. Vegetarianism has its connections to Non-violence, because meat eating encourages violence. Plants are living sentient beings, but the degree of pain felt by them is far less than the pain associated with cutting of
nullify the sin occurred by eating plants, various austerities are already prescribed in the , there it is.
Manu in his Smruti writes:
Anumanta Virasita Vihanta Kayavikrayi |
Sanskarta Choparta cha Svadkascheyti Gatakaha ||
‘One who offers meat, who cuts it, who kills, who sells, who purchases, who cooks/prepares, who brings and who cuts meat, all such people are slayers.’ Hence it is not a requirement to abstain from eating meat only, but also to refrain from all of the above acts.
This is why eating in hotels, or brand outlets(KFC,Pizza Hut etc) is an act of contributing to the cause of animal slaughter. Just as buying leather items made from animal leather.
Manu goes on further to say that meat eaters will never enjoy the peace and tranquility of heaven – instead they will suffer terribly in the cycle of births
Vegetarianism and non-cruelty are the foundations of Ahimsa Dharma. It is pleasing to say that this preaching is becoming increasingly popular ‘ways of life’ for many in the West.
It is heart warming to find that people are changing their ways, as they become to realise that Himsa is blatantly inhuman. As a result they take note of what they eat and what they are purchasing – making sure they are both animal free and cruelty-free.
Great intellects of the past – Phythagoras, Socrates, Da Vinci, Newton and Einstein could not condone the eating of animals. They could not accept that they should fill their bellies by slaughtering innocent animals. We must follow these great intellects of all fields – philosophy, science and the arts in their realisation of the truth.
-Taken From Shikshapatri “The epistle of Precepts” (Download)