Indian Media, Intelligentsia, politicians, bureaucrats, public in general think that I.A.S./I.P.S. Officers are geniuses, who have reached that stage topping UPPSC Examinations, and tough interviews. Hence, IAS-IPS Officials whereever they go, flash around beams of superiority, and spray around scents of intellectual supremacy. They spend most of their time bossing over other classes of Government Officials, Business persons, politicians, College Professors, Doctors, technocrats, Bankers, and who else not. In Telugu language, we have a phrase called 'karra pettanam' (approx. English 'bossing over people, with a stick, and without any real physical or intellectual contribution'). Their everyday routine starts with LECTURING AND PREACHING over somebody or other. Sometimes, a few MLAs / MPs of the Ruling Party may beat the IAS-IPS Officials in their bossing sessions, but otherwise, everywhere they are invincible. Proof: Here is one video available on net, where the Collector of Bhupalapalli District, Telangana State, addressing tribals on World T.B. Day, preaching and directing them to hunt wild pigs in nearby forests as they like and have sumptous meals, so as to prevent malnutrition, and TB. IN addition, he also curses an imaginary BRAHMINIC CULTURE, which according to him, is preventing people from eating pigs. Link to watch/download the video: Click here to go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md88ye6a4CQ, for watching/downloading the video.
Some quotes attributed to this Genius Brain, Shri Murali, the Collector of the Jaishankar Bhupalpalli District, Telangana State. Source, Thanks to Hindusthan Times. Click here to go to Hindusthan Times.com and checkup the Report.
“This is a fact. Eating of beef has been our culture for centuries. But later, because of daridrapu (dirty) Brahminical culture, our people were told not to eat beef because it was sin. This is trash. We can eat whatever we had been eating for several centuries to be healthy and fit,” he said.
Murali recalled that when he was working in Mahbubnagar and Ranga Reddy districts, villagers used to tell him that they were not able to eat beef because of ban. “They told me that they had been missing the taste of beef. They complained that when they were eating beef, they were physically strong and were able to do any kind of hard work. After stopping consumption of beef, they said they had become weak,” he said.
The collector was referring to the ban on consumption of meat of wild boars and pork in the name of religious faiths.
“I was told wild boars have been destroying crops in these tribal areas. But I am telling you, you can kill these boars and pigs and happily eat their meat. There is no ban on killing wild boars and the forest department has permitted it. In fact, wild boar meat is a very popular dish in western countries like US,” he pointed out.
ybrao-a-donkey's views, which are not intended to be imposed on others. No malice towards anybody, including beef-eaters, pork eaters.
To eat what, and not to eat what, may be left to the wisdom of individuals, as long as they eat odd-smelling, odd-tasting foods, offensive-smelling foods, foods oozing out blood and muscles, in private places.
There is no culture called 'Brahminic Culture, or Brahmanic Culture', which is a figment of imagination. Besides, cultures vary from place to place, Century to Century, Dynasty to Dynasty, etc.
There may not be anything wrong for a Collector to advise farmers, to kill wild boars destroying their crops. But, strangely, he is asking people to go for freestyle hunting of wild boars. Wreckless hunting of wild animals will be perilous, to the food-chain. If people go for freestyle hunting of wild boars in forests, then nothing will be left in the forests. Wild Boars will become endangered animals and become extinct by 2050.
WILD BOAR HUNTING AND EATING DURING MAHABHARATA PERIOD
Here is a link to my blogpost No. 056 at my blog Mahabharatayb.blogspot.com. Click here to go to Mahabharatayb.blogspot.com/search/label/056 . Quote from the blog:
Vol.2 sabhA parva-02-004-008.
List of VIPs of thosE days, prEsEnt in yudhishThira court.
asito dEvalah satyah sarpamAlI mahASirAh-
arvAvasuh sumitraS ca maitrEyah Sunako balih
bako dAlbhyah sthUlaSirAh krishNadvaipAyanah Sukah-
sumantur jaiminih pailo vyAsaSishyAs tathA vayam
tittirir yAgnavalkyaS ca sasuto lomaharshaNah-
apsuhomyaS ca dhaumyaS ca ANImANDavyakauSikau
Sabha004 011 dAmoshNIshas traivaNiS ca parNAdo ghaTajAnukah-
maunjAyano vAyubhakshah pArASaryaS ca sArikau
balavAkah SinIvAkah sutyapAlah kritaSramah-
jAtUkarNah SikhAvAmS ca subalah pArijAtakah
parvataS ca mahAbhAgo mArkaNDEyas tathA munih-
pavitrapANih sAvarNir bhAlukir gAlavas tathA
janghAbandhuS ca raibhyaS ca kopavEgaSravA bhriguh-
haribabhruS ca kauNDinyo babhrumAlI sanAtanah
kakshIvAn auSijaS caiva nAcikEto atha gautamah-
paingo varAhah Sunakah SANDilyaS ca mahAtapAh
E karkaro vENujanghaS ca kalApah kaTha Eva ca
Sabha004 016 munayo dharmasahitA dhritAtmAno jitEndriyAh-
EtE cAnyE ca bahavo vEdavEdAngapAragAh
upAsatE mahAtmAnam sabhAyAm rishisattamAh-
kathayantah kathAh puNyA dharmagnAh Sucayo amalAh
WERE ALL THESE GREAT SAGES FED WITH MEATS OF WILD BORES AND DEER, LIKE OUR MODERN VVIPs?
Yudhishthira was performing rAjasUya sacrifice.
list of sages sitting in maya assembly. Upon the seats in that palace sat, along with the Pandavas, Rishis and kings that came from various countries, viz., Asita and Devala, Satya, Sarpamali and Mahasira; Arvavasu, Sumitra, Maitreya, Sunaka and Vali; Vaka, Dalvya, Sthulasira, Krishna-Dwaipayana, and Suka Sumanta, Jaimini, Paila, and the disciples of Vyasa, viz., ourselves; Tittiri, Yajanavalkya, and Lomaharshana with his son; Apsuhomya, Dhaumya, Animandavya; and Kausika; Damoshnisha and Traivali, Parnada, and Varayanuka, Maunjayana, Vayubhaksha, Parasarya, and Sarika; Valivaka, Silivaka, Satyapala, and Krita-srama; Jatukarna, and Sikhavat. AlAmba and Parijataka; the exalted Parvata, and the great Muni Markandeya; Pavitrapani, Savarna, Bhaluki, and Galava. Janghabandhu, Raibhya, Kopavega, and Bhrig. Harivabhru, Kaundinya, Vabhrumali, and Sanatana, Kakshivat, and Ashija, Nachiketa, and Aushija, Nachiketa, and Gautama; Painga, Varaha, Sunaka, and Sandilya of great ascetic merit: Kukkura, Venujangha, Kalapa and Katha; these virtuous and learned Munis with senses and souls under complete control, and many others as numerous, all well-skilled in the Vedas and Vedangas and conversant with (rules of) morality and pure and spotless in behaviour, waited on the illustrious Yudhishthira, and gladdened him by their sacred discourses.
Click here to study Vyasa Mahabharata, Volume 2, Book of Rajasuya Sacrifice, http://sanskritdocuments.org/mirrors/mahabharata/mbhK/mahabharata-k-02-itx.html
Yudhishthira feeding Brahmins in Sabha ParvavaishampAyana uvAcha. 2-4-6x
visR^iShTaH prayayau mayaH'. 2-4-6 (11373)
tataH praveshanaM tasyAM chakre rAjA yudhiShThiraH.
ayutaM bhojayitvA tu brAhmaNAnAM narAdhipaH.. 2-4-7 (11374)
sAjyena pAyasenaiva madhunA mishritena cha.
bhakShyairmUlaiH phalaishchaiva mAMsair vArAha hAriNaiH.
kR^isareNAtha jIvantyA haviShyeNa cha sarvashaH.. 2-4-8 (11375)
mAMsaprakArairvividhaiH khAdyaishchApi tathA nR^ipa. choShyaishcha vividhai rAjanpeyaishcha bahuvistaraiH.. 2-4-9 (11376)
tarpayAmAsa viprendrA annAnAdigbhyaH samAgatAn.. 2-4-10 (11377)
Verse No. 2-4-8 second line marked in bold, clearly shows that Yudhishthira fed Brahmins and Kings (VIPs obviously) with puddings, roots, fruits, meats of pigs/bores/ham/bacon and deer. Note: This particular verse seems to be missing in Bhandarkar Version. May be, cleansed by the Sages who prepared Bhandarkar Version.
YUDHISHTHIRA'S CRAZE TO FEED AND MAINTAIN HUGE NUMBER OF BRAHMINS OF THOSE DAYS
Mahabharata's VirATa Parvam Volume 4 Book of Incognito Chapter 45 Verse 17.
Context: Draupadi was serving Virata's Queen SudheshNa. Draupadi was in the guise of Sairandhri. Virata's brother-in-law KIcaka was teasing her. Draupadi was lamenting.
This verse refers to the past glory of Yudhishthira who is now serving in the Court of Virata, as a dice thrower.
ashTASItisahasrANi snAtakA grihamedhinaH`
triMSaddAsIka ekaiko yAn bibharti yudhishThiraH.
daSAnyAni sahasrANi nityaM tatrAnnam uttamam`
bhuJjate rukmapAtrIbhir yudhishThiraniveSane
YudhishThira used to have 88,000 graduate grihamedhis (persons interested in lust, passion and intercourse as per Suka Goswami. Grihamedhis are different from householders- called grihasthas.) with 30 maid-servants attached to each. He had another 10,000 priests who didn't accept gifts and who kept their sperm intact (without falling).
that Yudhishthira who maintained eighty-eight thousands of
domestic Snatakas with thirty maid-servants assigned unto each, as also ten thousand yatis not accepting anything in gift and with vital seed drawn up,--alas, even that mighty king now liveth in such guise.
88,000 x 30 = 264,000 maid-servants. What these women were doing in the service of the snataka Brahmins? What would have been the expenditure for maintaining these 88,000 + 264,000 + 10,000 unproductive persons?
In spite of all the above, we can't call that there was Brahminic Culture during Mahabharata period. The above verses only prove that Brahmins of the Mahabharata period ate both the meats of wild bores (forest pigs), and deer. Subsequently, some of them in South India, might have shifted to Vegetarianism, but that vegetarianism was confined only to themselves, and others were free to eat whatever they wished.
EVEN BEFORE ARRIVAL OF ARYANS, ANCIENT INDIANS SEEMED TO BE VEGETARIANS
Ancient Indians having evolved from monkeys-apes as per the Dorwinian Theories (like other homosepient) might have started as Vegetarians eating fruits. Subsequently, some of them, to satisfy their tongues might have shifted to non-vegetarianism, and hunting.
Simply because Brahmins of Mahabharata days ate meats of wild bores and deer, the 21st Century Brahmins need not eat. By foregoing meats and fishes, people may not lose much. By vegetarianism, lot of BLOOD-SHED can be avoided. Vegetables will be Easy on stomachs. Cheaper to produce. Easier to cook. Persons may become weak not because they abstain from meats, but because they do not exercise regularly. The proteins in lentils (redgram, green gram, black gram dal etc.) are as qualitative as meats. No need to deplete forests, of wild pigs.
COLLECTOR SHRI MURALI, OF JAISHANKAR BHUPALAPALLI DISTRICT SEEMS TO BE EMULATING SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
Swami Vivekananda believed that Indians have become physically weak, as they were not eating meats of all types, which he ate quite voraciously. His advice to youth was 3 Bs: Biceps, Bhagavad gita, Beef.
When in United States, UK, and Europe, Swami Vivekananda was questioned by some of his Indian admirers about his eating everything, inclusive of meats. He treated them (his critics) as some flies or flees.
During the last two years of his 39 year life, Vivekananda seems to have been bogged down by DIABETES and many other eating-disorders/alcoholism related diseases, and he lamented for not being allowed to eat meat. Yet, he didn't stop eating meats.
Vivekananda's experience only proves that there is no link between Non-vegetarianism, beef eating, and physical stamina / strength, which is a function of numerous factors, among which meat eating may be one help-factor, but it is not the sole factor.
Hence, the IAS Officer-Collector Bhupalpalli ought not to have spoken disparagingly about 'abstaining from meat'.
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