1 Sevak Why do parts of the Vedas promote animal sacrifice? Posted by Saurabh on June 30, 2015 at 10:56am in Krishna Why do parts of the Vedas promote animal sacrifice? You need to be a member of ISKCON Desire Tree | IDT to add comments! Join ISKCON Desire Tree | IDT Tags: sacrifice Email me when people reply – Follow
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Thank you Shravan pr for your reply but may i know the reason of appearance of Lord Buddha, he was incarnation of Lord Krishna
Excerpts from Srimad Bhagavatam 11.5.13
When unscrupulous persons tried to establish that animal killing and meat-eating are acceptable by misinterpreting the Vedic sacrifices, Lord Buddha personally appeared and rejected their heinous proposition. This is described by Jayadeva Gosvāmī:
nindasi yajña-vidher ahaha śruti-jātaṁ
jaya jagad-īśa hare
meaning from Srimad Bhagavatam 6.8.19
The mission of Lord Buddha was to save people from the abominable activity of animal killing and to save the poor animals from being unnecessarily killed. When pāṣaṇḍīs were cheating by killing animals on the plea of sacrificing them in Vedic yajñas, the Lord said, "If the Vedic injunctions allow animal killing, I do not accept the Vedic principles." Thus he actually saved people who acted according to Vedic principles. One should therefore surrender to Lord Buddha so that he can help one avoid misusing the injunctions of the Vedas.
Do you have the exact verse which says about it
Yes, just click on the link on the left and it will take you to Vedabase
I have been reading the gita among other things and am trying to understand.Is it not true that parts of the yajurveda and rigveda promote animal sacrifice?
Yes, in the Yagna. Not for eating, for the purpose of sense gratification.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu is explaining the same question to Chand Kazi as to why it was allowed and why it is not allowed in Kali Yuga.
Here is the a discussion between Chand Kazi and Caitanya Mayaprabhu on the topic, where Chand Kazi asks Caitanya Mayaprabhu the same questions.