Conclusive proofs – assessed by Sanjeev Sabhlok

Proofs that beef was eaten by ancient Hindus and is eaten by many Hindus today

I started this website in 2011 to compile and assess the evidence for or against beef eating in ancient India. By mid-2014 I had formed a CONCLUSIVE VIEW on this matter, summarised in the following statements:

1) The meat of barren cows (no longer able to give milk) was LEGAL AND WIDELY EATEN – as documented in the Arthashastra.

2) Male calves and bulls were regularly eaten in ancient India.

3) Any cattle that naturally died could be eaten/ its meat dried and sold.

4) There has NEVER been any restriction on eating buffalo meat in Hinduism

MY COMPILATION OF PROOFS – THAT HINDUS ATE (AND EAT) BEEF

Download my manuscript that compiles my findings (including archaeological) below (in Microsoft Word):

Sanjeev Sabhlok

I am one of the few GENUINE Hindus left in the world – a man sworn to SCEPTICISM in the tradition of Charvaka and Chanakya. A scientific Hindu.

HINDUS ARE DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR EXTREME TORTURE OF COWS IN INDIA. Click anywhere on this sentence to download my slides.

ADDENDUM

BJP makes HUGE profits from selling beef. Its “gomata” lynchings are intended to force the price of cows to fall.

There’s 30,000 crore rupees to be made from cow beef in India. Vultures like BJP invent ways to get hold of it.

ADDENDUM

I found a free internet download link for DN Jha’s book, Myth of the Holy Cow. Download here.

ADDENDUM

A nice take on the recent beef ban in India. Five years for eating beef, but you can become PM of India if manage to get a lot of people killed. [Download my book on Modi: The Truth about Modi]

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India the world’s largest beef exporter.

sabhlok

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7 thoughts on “Proofs that beef was eaten by ancient Hindus and is eaten by many Hindus today
  1. Millennial_Indian

    This isn't a comment on the evidence. It's a query about your analytical method, and the academic rigor of this study. I'm not one of those that believe a blog cannot have academic rigor. The method is critical – the medium is irrelevant. 
    I had a cursory read of the arguments for and against the thesis. I have to confess I'm baffled, as the arguments are based on the accuracy of the translations. It seems to me that a proper evaluation will require a thorough knowledge of Sanskrit, both the later and ancient versions. Do you have the Sanskrit skills required for this evaluation?
    If not, what are the tools you propose to use for this study? At the end of the study, will there be a peer review? 

     
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  3. Ian McDonald

    Hi,

    I came across your site whilst doing research into the history of Indian vegetarianism. I appreciate the transparency with which you reference everything. Although I'm by no means an expert on the religious history, I wanted to offer a correction to your eBook ("Scientific Hinduism: the role of meat in a healthy diet") simply on the question of what the scientific consensus is about diet.

    You say that "It is universally recommended by all major health associations that meat is part of a balanced diet". The largest proffesional association dealing with diet in the world in fact says the opposite:

    It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. 

    Source: ADA position paper on vegetarian diets

    I won't try and get bogged down in all the other questions you deal with. But the professional consensus amongst dietitians is that humans can thrive on a vegetarian diet. If your intention is to log the evidence and science, I hope your ultimate conclusions will reflect that.

     
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  4. Jeyakumar Ramasami

    Dear Sir, It is very odd that a seperate website has been created for the topic of beef eating in India. Anyhow, this website is highly informative to me and supports my theory on animal sacrifice at Indus Valley Civilization. There are lots of literary evidence of animal sacrifice in Veda. But, physical evidence difficult to find. My researh on Indus Script shows that Indus seals were describing about various animal sacrificed and those inscriptions were written in Sanskrit. This finding is a clear cut evidence linking Vedic culture to Indus Valley Civilization, and also your point of investigation "Beef Eating in Ancient India".

    See, my websites in support of my theories and findings:

    https://sites.google.com/site/induscivilizationsite/home

    https://sites.google.com/site/indusharappacivilization/home

    Wish you all the best .

    Bye.

    Jeyakumar Ramasami.

     
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  5. Vijay Anand

    As there are people of all kinds, there are people including Hindus who used to eat and still eat beef/cows. There are also who hate cows, treat them ruthlessly for their benefits, and also love and respect too. There are religious fanatics who even believe that the animal is a representation or has/contains 33-crore Hindu gods and goddesses and treat cows ‘literally’ as their ‘mother’ or equivalent (maybe because all dairy products originate or made from cow’s milk, usually) or as the mother of all gods and goddesses -Go Maatha. Imagine what you would do if anyone even insults your mother! Rage and rebel against the cultures [Ancient Indian (no one is an ancient Indian now!], Christian/British, and Islamic) of eating beef and slaughter houses is just because of that. I think these were just waiting for the right time and authoritative person(s) to revolt against them since without authority no one cares! Even though I am an atheist, I am against ruthlessly killing of these one of the innocent creatures like chickens, fish, pork, camels, rabbits, deers, other birds, (what not!?) just because to satisfy our temptation/taste buds/nutritional needs even though we have other means to obtain these. Unfortunately, cows are one of the top most pollutants of the environment, so we should stop breeding them and castrate bulls and let them gradually decline in numbers and go extinct for the purpose of all other living creatures’ existence. Then, bloody humans might start off with goats, buffalos, camels, and even donkeys! If a human kills a human because of ‘cow’ issue, it is a crime, but if a human kills higher animals like cows, it is not a crime? Thanks to non-universal/biased/one-sided/selfish man-made laws! Who are there to argue from these non-human language-speaking cows’ perspective about what humans have been doing to them since 1000s of years is right or wrong? Thanks to few/many animal lovers and/or animal rights activists! Whatever the matter is, Humans are the most selfish, brutal, violent, insane, and devastating creatures ever to walk/live on this planet Earth – What not we do for living/survival/greed/gratification/money/name/fame/pride/etc.!

    There are a lot of scientific studies that support vegetarianism – claiming it to be one of the healthiest, intelligence/IQ building or intelligent people taking up vegetarianism later on, and more calm/patient, kindhearted/empathetic, peace lovers and in peaceful mind compared to nonvegetarians. I don’t think there is any nonvegetarian who is an animal rights activist, which needs kindness, empathy, and understanding of other animals’ situations/problems.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201005/why-vegetarians-are-more-intelligent-meat-eaters

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/you-illuminated/201102/does-vegetarianism-make-you-dumber

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/vegetarians-are-more-intelligent-says-study-7082629.html

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6180753.stm

    http://www.lifehack.org/357486/science-says-vegetarians-are-more-intelligent-and-empathetic

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201207/brain-scans-show-vegetarians-more-empathic-omnivores

    There are only few studies that show negative remarks, but this is of just iron deficiency which can be overcome by supplementation:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-150859/How-vegetarian-diets-harm-childs-IQ.html

    A vegetarian diet which is poorly planned can lead to hyperhomocysteinemia and platelet disorders; this risk may be offset by ensuring sufficient consumption of vitamin B 12 and polyunsaturated fatty acids. – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23965907

    Some uses of cows to us (not to the creature!)
    https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-important-uses-of-cows
    http://www.cattle-empire.net/blog/123/many-uses-cow-beef-products

     
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    1. sabhlok

      Thanks. You make some really wild generalisations here, so I can only suggest you learn more about views different to yours.

      a) “I don’t think there is any nonvegetarian who is an animal rights activist” – have you heard of Temple Grandlin, the most effective animal rights campaigner of all time? She is NOT a vegetarian. It is PERFECTLY possible to be a non-vegetarian and fight for good treatment of animals. In India many people are vegetarian but the cow is brualised and forced to eat plastic. I’ve never seen worse hypocrites than such vegetarians.

      b) “If a human kills a human because of ‘cow’ issue, it is a crime, but if a human kills higher animals like cows, it is not a crime?” No. Since we have evolved as meat eating primates. Our large brain size is attributable almost entirely to meat eating habits acquired a few million years ago. It is our NATURE to eat animals for food.

      c) “Humans are the most selfish, brutal, violent, insane, and devastating creatures ever to walk/live on this planet Earth – What not we do for living/survival/greed/gratification/money/name/fame/pride/etc.!” Yes, and no. We have evolved with limited reason – which is the problem. The more humans become educated in the use of reason, the less the prospect of damaging the planet. It will require understanding human incentives (economics) and working out incentive-compatible solutions. When properly motivated, the human animal can do many good things.

      d) “There are a lot of scientific studies that support vegetarianism – claiming it to be one of the healthiest, intelligence/IQ building or intelligent people taking up vegetarianism later on”. I have dealt with this in my booklet http://1drv.ms/1lJoiG5. Basically, IQ is a cultural concept. Second, most humans are meat eaters, and you need to demonstrate that – as a whole – the average IQ of vegetarians is higher than that of meat eaters. At least from the fact that Indians (who are largely vegetarian) seem incapable of understanding basic things like economics, and their governance is the worst in the world, the country the filthiest, most polluted, most disease and TB, etc., one can say that vegetarianism drastically reduces intelligence (regardless of “IQ”).

       
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