Great Saint Poet, author of the Tamil magnum opus Thirukkural
Two thousand years ago appealed to the people to shun and
Give up meat eating!
Chapter Twenty Six
BYE TO MEAT EATING
How can be graceful
One who takes animal’s flesh
To keep his flesh fresh! (251)
For the meat eaters
No grace left; wealth of no use
Who cares not but fritters! (252)
The one who takes flesh
Sees not the grace of life great
Killer minds his knife! (253)
4.Non-killing is grace
Killing graceless; eating meat
Sure a sin – disgrace! (254)
Bye to meat! Lives saved!
Hell welcomes the meat eaters
Path to hell well laid! (255)
Killing life for meat
Selling flesh for money – sin
No more flesh to eat! (256)
Flesh – another’s sore
Realized one avoids meat
The world can’t ask for more! (257)
Free from ignorance
Will abstain from meat eating
Meat – another’s life! (258)
Better than penance
Is giving up meat – a life
Killed for our pleasure! (259)
Who abstain from meat
The world salutes with respect
They kill not and greet! (260)
Here we have NATIONAL POULTRY DAY today Nineteenth March
Eggs and turkey bacon for breakfast, an open-faced turkey avocado sandwich for lunch and then perhaps a good, ol’ fashioned fried chicken dinner to finish off the day. Poultry is the theme for March 19th as it is National Poultry Day.
Poultry refers to domestic birds that are raised for meat and eggs. These birds include chicken, turkey, ducks, geese, quail, and pheasant. Poultry is farmed in large numbers with chickens being the most numerous.
Poultry can be prepared in many different ways including roasting, baking, frying, grilling, sautéing, steaming and roasting.
Look at these ignorant and innocent looking hen and rooster
Not knowing its fate in a minutes few at the hands of the men
Great creation of the Almighty, my great Lord Omnipotent
To be at peace and harmony with all HIS creations!
Let us try and make efforts to follow the Tamil Poet Valluvar
And take to vegetarianism in all spirit good and valuable
And spare the valuable lives of all birds and animals
Live to the traditions of India that is Bharath our homeland!