Dear sai devotees jsr
We all have read or must have read saisatchartitra…There in the chapter 23 pg 123,under the heading ‘Ordeal of Guru-Bhakti’ is a case where baba asks his bhakts namely the bade baba, shama and kaka saheb dixit to kill a goat. Somebody had brought a goat to the masjid,who was old and about to die. First bade baba was asked to kill it.He flatly refused and said why to kill the goat for no reason??. Then shama was asked to do so. He got a knife from radhakrishnamai, but when she came to know the purpose of the knife she recalled for it. Later baba asked kakasaheb dixit to kill the goat. He readily got a knife and was ready to kill the goat. He was a pure brahmin and never killed anyone in his life. He pulled the knife and looked to baba for last permission and raised his hands to kill it. Just then baba stopped him saying that he was too cruel to kill the goat. Actually this was baba’s way to test his disciples.
But here i would like my friend bhakts to give their opinion and solve my confusion on the other aspect i.e should we kill any jeev for any reason?? for eg here for badebaba it was normal being a muslim to kill the goat and for brahmins to not do so… Is it this way or is the rule of not killing anyone common for all humans?? It sounds funny but i feel very guilty killing mosquitos also. It is really confusing my mind that is hurting any jeev justified?? and if it is then to what extent?? Eating non vegetarian food is justified by some people saying there is nothing like vegetarian as plants have life… I am really confused in all this thoughts…baba himself has not found it wrong in eating or serving meat. but my being a brahmin by birth, it is difficult for me to accept it. we have even heard that ‘jeev jevaa bhakshyate’ i.e one life depends on the other for food. But if sai, if god is in all how can we hurt him?? Please let me know your opinion.