Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Without slaughter, no man has been able to achieve
  1. fame in this world or 
  2. acquire wealth or subjects. 
Indra himself, by the slaughter of Vritra, became the great Indra. Those amongst the gods that are given to slaughtering others are adored much more by men.
  1. Rudra, 
  2. Skanda, 
  3. Sakra, 
  4. Agni, 
  5. Varuna, 
are all slaughterers.
  1. Kala and 
  2. Mrityu and 
  3. Vayu and 
  4. Kuvera and 
  5. Surya, 
  6. the Vasus, 
  7. the Maruts, 
  8. the Sadhyas, and 
  9. the Viswadevas, 
O Bharata, are all slaughterers. Humbled by their prowess, all people bend to those gods, but not to Brahman or Dhatri or Pushan at any time. Only a few men that are noble of disposition adore in all their acts those among the gods that are equally disposed towards all creatures and that are self-restrained and peaceful. I do not behold the creature in this world that supports life without doing any act of injury to others. 
  1. Animals live upon animals, 
  2. the stronger upon the weaker. 
  3. The mongoose devours mice; 
  4. the cat devours the mongoose; 
  5. the dog devours the cat; 
  6. the dog again is devoured by the spotted leopard. 
Behold all things again are devoured by the Destroyer when he comes! This mobile and immobile universe is food for living creatures. This has, been ordained by the gods. The man of knowledge, therefore, is never stupefied at it. It behoveth thee, O great king, to become that which thou art by birth. Foolish (Kshatriyas) alone, restraining wrath and joy take refuge in the woods. The very ascetics cannot support their lives without killing creatures. In water, on earth, and fruits, there are innumerable creatures. It is not true that one does not slaughter them.

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