Originally posted by divegeester
In your "why" OP you said:
Originally posted by Dasa
[b]Animals are dear to the Lord and slaughtering them is incompasssionate and insensitive to the will of the Lord to not commit violence towards our brothers.
As you don't believe in evolution, did the "Lord" that you refer to, create the animals?
If so, why do you think he ...[text shortened]... er animals, when (according to your stated beliefs) eating animals is so spiritually wrong?[/b]The laws of the animal kingdom are different from the human.
Humans have developed intelligence to make choices.
Animals do not have developed intelligence and operate by way of instinct.
Humans are not forced to act but have free will to choose - and with this free will may choose to act kindly and compassionately and with sensitivity.
You have to understand that this temporary material world is a place of suffering and humans can diminish their suffering by living according to religious principles, and ultimately returning home back to Godhead.
Animals are simply a vehicle for the soul and when the animal dies the soul is free to take another birth and ultimately take a human birth.
When the tiger kills the deer.........the body of the deer becomes dust in the wind but the eternal soul is free from that deer incarnation and continues.
You have to understand that the soul does not have any designations.
There is not such thing as a deer soul or a tiger soul or a human soul or a female soul or a male soul.
These designations - deer and tiger and women and man and human - are simply material labels for that particular material body.
The soul is the true being and has no designation accept that it is a pure spiritual particle of awareness and consciousness.
If that soul enters into the womb of a mother tiger - the soul will enjoy the world through the eyes of a tiger ( for about 20 years or so) until it meets death and then it continues it,s path forward.
The soul enters the animal kingdom only when it has created negative karma from the human incarnation - and the result is that the soul must now enter the lower species to use up its negative karma.
When the negative karma is spent - the soul once again returns to the human form, but this is only the beginning because the soul must now engage in the spiritual life to become liberated completely from this material existence and return back home to Godhead.
The purpose of this path is to finally surrender to the Lord in love and return back to Godhead.......and doing this is up to each and every person.
But people are not interested in love of God .....but are more interested in love of woman and money and intoxication etc.
Without surrendering to the Lord in love and truth - the soul shall just remain in this temporary world of repeated birth and death and suffering, and going from one incarnation to the next.
Even though the animal kingdom seems brutal at times - there is no harm or destruction to the soul and all the brutality witnessed is just between one material body and another. ........or one bundle of dust and another bundle of dust. (the Lord knows this)
Even though these material bodies are just ultimately dust.......it is sinful to stop a soul pursuing its particular incarnation by killing and ending its journey prematurely.
Indiscriminately killing animals - is a sign of ignorance of the purpose of life and the requirements of a person living in accordance to Gods will.
Gods will is ........for us to the live in accordance with true religious principles - so as to purify ones very existence - and thus raise the consciousness to the transcendental platform - allowing us to then develop love for God - which rewards us the return home back to Godhead - to live for eternity in bliss happiness and love...........where birth, disease, old age and death do not exist.