Gurudev Chitrabhanu describes the karmic consequences of consuming hinsic dairy in engaging and thorough fashion.
“These selfish acts perpetrated by human beings, due to their greed, result in the following three consequences:
1. When we take the milk which belongs to the off-spring of the cow, the suffering vibrations of the cow and the calf would boomerang on us and might create some separation in our lives. As we plant the pain in others, the vibrations received would result, as a ‘karmic’ consequence, into separation from our dear ones.
2. The cow’s normal life span is twenty-five years. Humans reduce this longevity by slaughter or use in veal industry. The ‘karma’ of taking away the longevity of a living being influences our life span and results in reduction of our own life span or of our dear ones. Also the end of the life may not be natural and it may be by accident or some permanent disability may take place.
3. We snatch away or steal the off-spring from the cow, as well as its milk for the calf. The milk and the child are taken away ruthlessly by us without the permission of the cow. This is ‘adattā dān’. This is a charity not done by the donor. It is acquisition of someone’s belongings without consent. One should therefore be ready to face consequences of losing one’s own property, wealth or dear ones.
As Bhagwan Mahavir had said, ‘Non-violence and kindness to living beings is kindness to oneself. For thereby one’s own self is saved from various kinds of sins and resultant sufferings and is able to secure his own welfare. ‘ ”
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