Burgers — hamburgers, fish burgers, turkey burgers, buffalo burgers and burgers of all types are a staple of the omnivorous food regimen. Folks eat untold numbers of burgers day by day in nations world wide. But, is there any thought given to the consumption of burgers, these derived from the dying, really homicide, of residing beings? Since untold numbers of burgers are eaten day by day on this world, what number of animals, fish and fowl should be slaughtered to fulfill the appetites of those that crave burgers?
And what about love in relation to burgers? Is there ever any thought given by burger eaters to the homicide of the animals they devour? Frankly, it’s not possible to speak of love, not to mention be loving, after which have a hamburger, fish burger, turkey burger or any form of flesh-begotten meat.
Tukaram, the Saint of Maharashtra, lived within the 17th Century. He queries, The Lord dwells inside each being. Does man not know that He resides in animals too?
Tukaram’s query is a legitimate one, particularly for individuals who align themselves with religious values, values intrinsically rooted in love and compassion. God is life. Human beings should not the one beings to whom God provides life or love. This begs the query, “If we love, how can we kill?”
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature 1925, superbly states:
Animals are my pals…and I do not eat my pals. This assertion is totally expressed in his poem, “We Are the Dwelling Graves of Murdered Beasts.”
We’re the residing graves of murdered beasts
Slaughtered to fulfill our appetites.
We by no means pause to marvel at our feasts
If animals, like males, can presumably have rights.
We pray on Sundays that we could have gentle
To information our footsteps on the trail we tread.
We’re sick of warfare. We don’t wish to struggle.
The considered it now fills our hearts with dread,
And but we gorge ourselves upon the useless.
Like carrion crows we stay and feed on meat
Whatever the struggling and ache
We trigger by doing so. If thus we deal with
Defenseless animals for sport or achieve
How can we hope on this world to…attain
the peace we are saying we’re so anxious for.
We pray for it o’er hecatombs of slain
To God, whereas outraging the ethical legislation.
Thus cruelty begets its offspring, warfare.
Grim thought is not it, this commentary from Shaw? Killing and consuming our pals? Not a fairly thought, not to mention a lovely sight or commendable conduct. We pray for peace however have interaction within the slaughter of helpless creatures only for the sake of consuming their rotting, decaying carcass. In doing so, we assure, by the legislation of sowing and reaping, trigger and impact, karma, that we are going to expertise the cruelty of warfare, a simply recompense for our personal cruelty.
Twentieth Century Saint, Charan Singh, asks, The place is the necessity of killing birds, fish and animals and making our physique a graveyard? The human physique, through which the Lord resides and which is the one specie through which He may be realized, ought to be saved as pure and clear as potential… Animals, birds and so forth haven’t been created as food for human beings… Vegetation have souls, bugs have souls, birds have souls, the animals have souls and, in fact, human beings have souls.
Charan Singh’s remark eradicates the delusional perception that animals, birds, fish and different creatures don’t have any souls and due to this fact are acceptable to eat. Thus, we can not use the excuse that different residing beings are devoid of a soul merely to justify our murdering and consuming them.
Are love and burgers appropriate? This text states, “Completely not!” If we’re loving people, if we profess to love and observe a religious path, it’s axiomatic that we merely can not discuss of love or be loving after which go have a hamburger, fish burger, turkey burger or no matter. No matter how one tries to disguise it, there isn’t any love in homicide or in consuming the slaughtered stays of residing creatures. We are able to attempt to justify our actions till we’re blue within the face and on our dying mattress, however the plain and easy actuality is that love doesn’t, nor ever may have, something to do with consuming the flesh of residing beings.