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Would it be fine to eat this meat as it does not involve killing an animal?

Would it not be fine as to grow this meat there was once a requirement for animal cells?

Would this be an issue that the Akal Takht would have to deal with?

Would love to hear your thoughts.

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5 hours ago, Guest Guest said:

Would this be an issue that the Akal Takht would have to deal with?

The Akal Takhat, in one sense, does not ban meat, only halal meat.

You can argue against this, but for the sake of Panthic unity, this is generally considered the case.

This does not mean you should eat meat, however. All the organizations that favor bhagti (sant babas, Taksal, AKJ, etc.) favor refraining from meat.

So, if you were eating meat before, this is no different.

If you weren't, then you'd probably want to desist.

The reason is simply that vegetarians in the Sikh/Indian context view meat as Taamsik (creates negativity). It's not merely that meat is obtained by killing a jeev. It's also taamsik.

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Guest AjeetSinghPunjabi

i would be wary of a bunch of cells grown in a lab medium 

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10 hours ago, Prabh108 said:

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Those who eat the remains of a violent death - slabs of animals-  are coarse, mean creatures and are, in the words of Schopenhauer 'living graveyards'.

 

 

 

But that is the point. Meat grown in the lab is not from a violent death. 

 

But personally, the composition of meat is very high protein and fat. So i think that has an affect on the body

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On 4/28/2019 at 8:21 AM, Not2Cool2Argue said:

But personally, the composition of meat is very high protein and fat. So i think that has an affect on the body

according to ayurveda, its tamasic which causes ignorance and laziness in our mind and body

also eating any living form thats lower than human may have bad karam so that can only affect our spirituality negatively

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।ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ।।ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ।

ਸਿਰੀਰਾਗੁਮਹਲਾ੧॥

Siree Raag, First Mehla:

ਲਬੁਕੁਤਾਕੂੜੁਚੂਹੜਾਠਗਿਖਾਧਾਮੁਰਦਾਰੁ॥

Greed is a dog; falsehood is a filthy street-sweeper. Cheating is eating a rotting carcass.

ਪਰਨਿੰਦਾਪਰਮਲੁਮੁਖਸੁਧੀਅਗਨਿਕ੍ਰੋਧੁਚੰਡਾਲੁ॥

Slandering others is putting the filth of others into your own mouth. The fire of anger is the outcaste who burns dead bodies at the crematorium.

ਰਸਕਸਆਪੁਸਲਾਹਣਾਏਕਰਮਮੇਰੇਕਰਤਾਰ॥੧॥

I am caught in these tastes and flavors, and in self-conceited praise. These are my actions, O my Creator! ||1||

ਬਾਬਾਬੋਲੀਐਪਤਿਹੋਇ॥

O Baba, speak only that which will bring you honor.

ਊਤਮਸੇਦਰਿਊਤਮਕਹੀਅਹਿਨੀਚਕਰਮਬਹਿਰੋਇ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ॥

They alone are good, who are judged good at the Lord's Door. Those with bad karma can only sit and weep. ||1||Pause||

ਰਸੁਸੁਇਨਾਰਸੁਰੁਪਾਕਾਮਣਿਰਸੁਪਰਮਲਕੀਵਾਸੁ॥

The pleasures of gold and silver, the pleasures of women, the pleasure of the fragrance of sandalwood,

ਰਸੁਘੋੜੇਰਸੁਸੇਜਾਮੰਦਰਰਸੁਮੀਠਾਰਸੁਮਾਸੁ॥

the pleasure of horses, the pleasure of a soft bed in a palace, the pleasure of sweet treats and the pleasure of hearty meals

ਏਤੇਰਸਸਰੀਰਕੇਕੈਘਟਿਨਾਮਨਿਵਾਸੁ॥੨॥

-these pleasures of the human body are so numerous; how can the Naam, the Name of the Lord, find its dwelling in the heart? ||2||

ਜਿਤੁਬੋਲਿਐਪਤਿਪਾਈਐਸੋਬੋਲਿਆਪਰਵਾਣੁ॥

Those words are acceptable, which, when spoken, bring honor.

ਫਿਕਾਬੋਲਿਵਿਗੁਚਣਾਸੁਣਿਮੂਰਖਮਨਅਜਾਣ॥

Harsh words bring only grief. Listen, O foolish and ignorant mind!

ਜੋਤਿਸੁਭਾਵਹਿਸੇਭਲੇਹੋਰਿਕਿਕਹਣਵਖਾਣ॥੩॥

Those who are pleasing to Him are good. What else is there to be said? ||3||

ਤਿਨਮਤਿਤਿਨਪਤਿਤਿਨਧਨੁਪਲੈਜਿਨਹਿਰਦੈਰਹਿਆਸਮਾਇ॥

Wisdom, honor and wealth are in the laps of those whose hearts remain permeated with the Lord.

ਤਿਨਕਾਕਿਆਸਾਲਾਹਣਾਅਵਰਸੁਆਲਿਉਕਾਇ॥

What praise can be offered to them? What other adornments can be bestowed upon them?

ਨਾਨਕਨਦਰੀਬਾਹਰੇਰਾਚਹਿਦਾਨਿਨਨਾਇ॥੪॥੪॥

O Nanak, those who lack the Lord's Glance of Grace cherish neither charity nor the Lord's Name. ||4||4||

Maharaaj has said where will the Naam sit. The only reason one choses to meat is for the taste. And even if the grew it in a lab, it's still going to take so many resources. How many more people are going to have to be exploited and feel hungry for some artificial meat?

Also, these heavy foods aren't digested as quickly as Daal etc. So how are Sikhs going to be able to wake up at Amrit Vela. We can't be eating meat for the taste of the tongue.

Siane Gurmukh Pyare will have more to say.

And by the way, Daal is tasty too.

।ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ।।ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ।

Edited by RajKaregaKhalsa1

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