जीवितं यः स्वयं चेच्छेत् कथं कोऽन्यं प्रघातयेत्।
यद्यदात्मनि चेच्छेद् तत्परस्यापि चिन्तयेत्॥
jīvitaṁ yaḥ svayaṁ cecchet kathaṁ ko'nyaṁ praghātayet|
yadyadātmani cecched tatparasyāpi cintayet||
Eating of animal flesh is not proper for human beings, according to the Guru Chaanakya.
The logic put forth by the master is that every human being has as his first priority the preservation of his own life. If this is so, how can he afford double standards? The life of other living beings are also important and loss of such life entails a lot of pain and suffering. If a human being wants to live a blessed life he should not cause death of animals and other living beings even for food.
The view even if it comes from the master is subject matter of debate in favour of the idea and against it. It can only be said that experts on food habits have proved beyond doubt that man need not be non-vegetarian for sustenance of life.
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|