No Beef in vedas refer to
This site has quoted Yajurveda 40.7; Manusmrithi 5.51; Atharvaveda 6.140.2; Atharvaveda 8.6.23; Atharvaveda 10.1.29; Yajurveda 1.1; Yajurveda 6.11; Yajurveda 14.8; Yajurveda 11.83 etc.
Main ideas presented are
All souls are same, Meat eaters are murderers, Eat corns of rice; and wheet, cooked and uncooked meaters should be destroyed; It is sin to kill innocents; Don’t kill protect the animals; Protect ; Ashvamedaha does not mean killing Horses; Do not kill cows and bulls; Rigveda declares killing cow is equal to Manslaughter;
Then he goes about dubious translations and gives examples of misinterpreting words example manasa etc. This is pretty convincing if you do not want to probe further.
Many people do not want to Know so what more proof do you want that there meat eating is prohibited in Vedas and manusmrity etc.
Let us now look into Manusmriti and see what it says.
To start with let us take 5.51 quoted/Translated correctly and killer of animals is called धतकाः ( slayer) but see also
5.41. On offering the honey-mixture (to a guest), at a sacrifice and at the rites in honour of the manes, but on these occasions only, may an animal be slain; that (rule) Manu proclaimed
5.42. A twice-born man who, knowing the true meaning of the Veda, slays an animal for these purposes, causes both himself and the animal to enter a most blessed state.
5.43. A twice-born man of virtuous disposition, whether he dwells in (his own) house, with a teacher, or in the forest, must never, even in times of distress, cause an injury (to any creature) which is not sanctioned by the Veda.
5.44. Know that the injury to moving creatures and to those destitute of motion, which the Veda has prescribed for certain occasions, is no injury at all; for the sacred law shone forth from the Veda
5.45. He who injures in noxious beings from a wish to (give) himself pleasure, never finds happiness, neither living nor dead
5.46. He who does not seek to cause the sufferings of bonds and death to living creatures, (but) desires the good of all (beings), obtains endless bliss.
5.47. He who does not injure any (creature), attains without an effort what he thinks of, what he undertakes, and what he fixes his mind on.
5.48. Meat can never be obtained without injury to living creatures, and injury to sentient beings is detrimental to (the attainment of) heavenly bliss; let him therefore shun (the use of) meat.
5.49. Having well considered the (disgusting) origin of flesh and the (cruelty of) fettering and slaying corporeal beings, let him entirely abstain from eating flesh
5.50. He who, disregarding the rule (given above), does not eat meat like a Pisaka, becomes dear to men, and will not be tormented by diseases.
5.51. He who permits (the slaughter of an animal), he who cuts it up, he who kills it, he who buys or sells (meat), he who cooks it, he who serves it up, and he who eats it, (must all be considered as) the slayers (of the animal).
5.52. There is no greater sinner than that (man) who, though not worshipping the gods or the manes, seeks to increase (the bulk of) his own flesh by the flesh of other (beings).
5.53. He who during a hundred years annually offers a horse-sacrifice, and he who entirely abstains from meat, obtain the same reward for their meritorious (conduct).
5.54. By subsisting on pure fruit and roots, and by eating food fit for ascetics (in the forest), one does not gain (so great) a reward as by entirely avoiding (the use of) flesh.
5.55. ’Me he (mam sah)’ will devour in the next (world), whose flesh I eat in this (life); the wise declare this (to be) the real meaning of the word ’flesh’ (mamsah).
5.56. There is no sin in eating meat, in (drinking) spirituous liquor, and in carnal intercourse, for that is the natural way of created beings, but abstention brings great rewards.
5.41,42,56 says it is not sin but better to absatain There is no sanctitiy in claiming no one killed or should kill and there is no translation problem etc. only understanding problems.
Nonvegetarian eaters are aware of this and do abstain on occasions and eat for good health and same is the case with drinking also many people drink with control and make best use of drinking parties. They rarely become drunkards.
Many nonsense are told like this under the assumption that nobody will check it (of course nobody is checking it)
For More clarity go through manusmriti
In south Deepawali is a festiwell without Nonvegetarians but many celebrate the next day as Mutton Deepwali.
As tomorrow is Deepawali Happy Deepawali for both vegetarians and Non vegetarians.