- Feb 2019
Consumption of diary is not prohibited and we consume diary based products in large quantities, so we are definitely not vegan.That is interesting when you say strict vegetarian would you say you follow a vegan diet ? How do Hindus view Tofu for example ?
What do you feel about the Hindu teachings shown in the original post which suggests that no living thing animal insect included should be harmed? Does your sect of Hinduism say to avoid harming even insects?
Christianity Has numerous denomination such as Catholics , Protestants, Lutherans , Mormons, Baptists, and such... To be honest I haven’t heard of Hinduism being broken down into sects, other then Vaishnav how many sects of Hinduism would you say exist ?
As for bolded part, we were taught that we must respect all nature, and must not kill any living being unless there is some purpose to it. I was not really bought up very religiously and I myself am not particularly religious (though we still follow several customs based on religion). So not sure I can answer it as well as someone who is more orthodox would.
The three major 'sects' (if you could call them that) in Hinduism would be Vaishnavism, Shaivaism & Shaktiism. Vaishnavs primarily worship Vishnu or his avatars (Rama & Krishna), Shaivites primarily worship Shiva & Shakti worshippers primarily worship Durga/Kali.