1. The very concept of vegetarianism is erroneous. Actually the word
vegetarian is a misnomer causing unnecessary confusion. That is why in vedic
literature there is no reference to such a word.
The actually term should be meat-arian.
No one can live without eating
vegetables and fruits, so everyone is a vegeratian . But those
ignorants/cruel/dumb people who eat meat/egg kill innocent lives, eat
tamasik food and hence are meatarians.
2. Milk is not meat. Extracting milk, does not pain or trouble cows. It's a
satvik diet having beneficial effect on mind and body. So there is no harm
in consuming milk. Ofcourse using injections on animals to increase milk,
denying milk to calves is a sin.
3. those who get into this debate of milk being vegetarian or not should
first understand that the reason of banning certain foods for civilized
humans is 2 folds:
a. It harms your own mind/body
b. it troubles/kills/ pains other living beings.
Anything that satisfies either of above 2 criteria, is 'abhakshya' food
(non-eatable). Everything else is Bhakshya (eatable). That's why in satyarth
prakash rishi doesn't get into debate of veg-non veg. he talks of Bhakshya
and Abhakshya food and clearly classifies meat as Abhakshya on above 2
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