As a Hindu would you eat beef if offered 1 crore?
Ravi Parashar, Judicial Assistant at Government (2013-present)
YES, I WILL !!!
I am a Hardcore Brahmin who do not even consume onion and garlic but I agree to your deal that if you will offer me Rs. 1 Crore, I will eat beef of a dead COW.
It is my DHARMA to follow vegetarianism and love and protect every species specially COWS. COW is a mother figure for Hindus and every Hindu is bound to protect COWS.
But I repeat, if you will offer me Rs. 1 Crore to eat beef of a dead COW (naturally dead not slaughtered), I will accept your offer.
Do you think I am greedy for Rs. 1 Crore?
Nope, I’m not.
What will I do with those Rs. 1 Crore?
I will donate every single penny of this amount for the welfare of COWS and will work selflessly towards saving COWS from Slaughterhouses
Vittal Setty, Student of Indian History - From Puranas to Modern times
Let me walk you through some stellar examples from puranas and history of how Hindus have treated cows in particular and life in general
- King Dilipa: He was one of the forefathers of Lord Rama. His guru sage Vasishta advised Dilipa to serve his cow, Nandini. And as Nandini grazed in the forest, the king would faithfully wait on her.
This one day, a lion captured Nandini. Even as Dilipa reached for his arrows, he found his hand mysteriously paralyzed.
The lion says that Dilipa will not be able to move it has cast a spell on him. It further says, that Lord Shiva had deputed the lion to guard the place, and since the cow had trespassed, the cow had to die.
Dilipa vehemently protests and offers himself to the lion in lieu of the cow’s life
Pic source: the comic series Amar Chitra Katha →Ancestors of Rama
图片来源:漫画系列Amar Chitra Katha→《罗摩的祖先》
So in the above pic, we see how King Dilipa offers himself to secure the cow.
Pleased with his devotion, Nandini reveals that it was only a test, and removes the illusion she had created.
- King Shibi - A pigeon is being chased by a hawk. The pigeon reaches out to King Shibi to protect her. The king offers the hawk, the flesh from his body equivalent to the weight of the pigeon.
Pleased with his offer of supreme sacrifice, the pigeon and the hawk reveal themselves as Agni and Indra, who bless Shibi.
- Rantideva - He is mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatham. His kingdom was afflicted with drought and he had to go hungry for days together. After some 50 days, he got some little rice. And just as he was about to eat it, a man came with his dogs, and asked him for some food. Without hesitation, Rantideva, offered the little rice he had to the dogs
3.兰提提瓦 -这是Srimad Bhagavatham中记录的。他的王国遭受旱灾，他不得不接连数天忍饥挨饿。大约50天后，他得到了一些大米。正要吃的时候，有一个人带着狗来找他讨吃的。兰提提瓦毫不犹豫地把他仅有的一点儿米给了狗。
So from these examples in puranas and history, we see the importance given to protecting life in general and cows in particular.
And when the ideas of animal sacrifice crept in some sects, these were vehemently denounced by the acharyas(the great teachers) like Madhvacharya.
Ending with this quote from Chanakya
ātma-mātā guroḥ patnī
dhenur dhātrī tathā pṛthvī
saptaitā mātaraḥ smṛtāḥ
"One's own mother, the wife of the guru, the wife of a brāhmaṇa, the wife of a king, the cow, the nurse, and the earth are known as the seven mothers of a man."
source: Seven kinds of mothers
Siddharth Sinha, Novelist, writer, Lecturer
Give me the earth, and I still won’t eat beef. That is not due to some religious belief. There is something more profound which won’t allow me to eat beef, or veal.
REASON # 1
That profound reason is GAU MATA (mother cow). There may be several reasons why Hindus, Jains etc call cow a mother.
While we are a baby we are breast-fed by our mother. As we grow up, the baby’s needs grow, and that is where a cow comes in. No child should be fed buffalo milk because it does not suit a baby’s digestive system. A baby is fed cow’s milk which is sufficient for it to grow. Cow feeds the baby indirectly. Thus the cow is like a mother.
The other reason is the cow itself.
Have people observed this? Look at a cow’s eyes. It never has any aggression in them. It always looks like it is in deep thought, and at other times, it seems like it is observing us. Next time you see a cow, observe it.
A cow never attacks (unless it’s calf is mistreated). To protect its calf, the cow will become aggressive, and it will attack. That’s a motherly act… sounds like my mother, or any mother really.
REASON # 2 - When a cow is donated, the recipient is able to live a decent life. There is an entire chain of economic activity that is driven from a cow. Apart from the milk, the owner of a herd can produce, yogurt/curd (dahi), cream, butter, and the most expensive commodity of it - clarified butter (desi ghee).
To add to that, cow dung is used in many places as manure (flower pots and fields) because it contains Phosphorus, Nitrogen and potassium which are perfect as manures.
REASON # 3
In many Indian villages cow dung is used to produce Biogas which is a renewable gas energy source, and helps in reducing pollution. Unused cow dung releases methane (green house gas) in atmosphere.
Dry cow dung, later is also used as fuel for cooking. This has been used in India since time immemorial.
REASON # 4
Diwali is a five day festival. On the 4th day (after real Diwali), is the New Year according to Samvat Calendar. This day is called ‘Govardhan Puja’. Apart from other things like the puja, one of the important duties performed is to pay obeisance to a cow and a calf (these represent a mother and her baby). Can we harm either?
Like a mother, a cow keeps giving us till it breathes. When it gives me so much, eating its flesh is unthinkable for me.
As for one crore? Give me ten and it won’t make a difference to me because in the end I won’t be happy with all the money I have unless I am happy within.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/49185.html 译者：Joyceliu
Swastika Dutt, former Analyst at Novartis (2017-2018)
Couple of weeks ago, I was attending a team dinner with a client from US and my fellow teammates from work. The client was an Indian (Hindu) who had moved to the US a couple of years ago and was visiting India for some official work.
The dinner was at a restaurant nearby the office and we all decided to leave as soon as we were done for the day. I along with 2 other teammates was last to reach the venue and as soon as I grabbed a chair to sit near a friend, I was told by a colleague that the vegetarians (only 3 of us out of a group of 12) were to sit at the extreme right of the table.
I went ahead and joined the group of my fellow vegetarians and soon, discussions began regarding what was to be ordered.
Orders placed, we sat there chit-chatting about random stuff when my Boss leaned in and asked the 'vegetarians' if we would try some chicken for a change. We gave him a No for an answer, in unison.
Overhearing this, the client from US went on to ask us why we didn't eat 'meat' while himself suggesting that it was because of our religion maybe.
I politely told him that I was a vegetarian by choice and religion didn't have much to do with my food preferences. The topic of conversation soon changed and the night went on like any other.
I am a practicing Hindu and growing up I was told by my elders that I were to respect life and all it's forms, I was told never to hurt any human, animal or plant for my own good which is essentially what Hinduism teaches us.
Trading these learnings that have been passed on to us from generations for any amount of money will be injustice to the very essence of these values.
Milind Joshi , Managing Partner at Visla Consulting LLP (2016-present)
First and foremost, I ate beef when I was traveling in USA. I ate it knowing that it was beef. And then I decided not to eat beef. I have not eaten beef since then. And I am neither apologetic about my beef consumption nor boastful about my ceasing to eat it.
Venkat, Lover of Lord Vishnu
Question :- As a Hindu would you eat beef if offered 1 crore?
“Look before you leap”
This is my favorite proverb.
People never come forward to know the true knowledge. They are satisfied with their egoish and false knowledge.
How much ever you give, I will never eat a piece of beef or dog or cat or any insect or any creature.
The reason is I love to be a human rather than an ugly hearted monster.
Then why do you eat plants which is also a creature?
God has provided me plants that bear fruits and vegetables for our sake.
We are neither killing the plants for fruits and vegetables nor the plants are weeping and getting hurt since we eat their fertilized part.
Plants doesn’t have neurons like us to feel ( except in rare cases ).