Bani on Eating Meat | SGGS | Kabir

Kabir Sahib has in a few lines very nicely given a message to the meat eaters. At the time when these speeches were uttered, the prime meat eaters were Muslims, so the speeches have been addressed to muslims but in general scheme of things it is applicable to meat eaters.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib - Page 1350 (Bani Kabir Sahib Ki)

ਪ੍ਰਭਾਤੀ ॥

ਬੇਦ ਕਤੇਬ ਕਹਹੁ ਮਤ ਝੂਠੇ ਝੂਠਾ ਜੋ ਨ ਬਿਚਾਰੈ ॥ (बेद कतेब कहहु मत झूठे झूठा जो न बिचारै ॥)
Do not say that the Vedas, the Bible and the Koran are false. Those who do not contemplate them are false.

ਜਉ ਸਭ ਮਹਿ ਏਕੁ ਖੁਦਾਇ ਕਹਤ ਹਉ ਤਉ ਕਿਉ ਮੁਰਗੀ ਮਾਰੈ ॥੧॥ (जउ सभ महि एकु खुदाइ कहत हउ तउ किउ मुरगी मारै)
You say that the One Lord is in all, so why do you kill chickens?

ਮੁਲਾਂ ਕਹਹੁ ਨਿਆਉ ਖੁਦਾਈ ॥ (मुलां कहहु निआउ खुदाई)
O Mullah, tell me: is this God's Justice?

ਤੇਰੇ ਮਨ ਕਾ ਭਰਮੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ (तेरे मन का भरमु न जाई )
The doubts of your mind have not been dispelled.

ਪਕਰਿ ਜੀਉ ਆਨਿਆ ਦੇਹ ਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਮਾਟੀ ਕਉ ਬਿਸਮਿਲਿ ਕੀਆ ॥ (पकरि जीउ आनिआ देह बिनासी माटी कउ बिसमिलि कीआ)
You seize a living creature, and then bring it home and kill its body; you have killed only the clay.

ਜੋਤਿ ਸਰੂਪ ਅਨਾਹਤ ਲਾਗੀ ਕਹੁ ਹਲਾਲੁ ਕਿਆ ਕੀਆ ॥੨॥ (जोति सरूप अनाहत लागी कहु हलालु किआ कीआ)
The light of the soul passes into another form. So tell me, what have you killed?

ਕਿਆ ਉਜੂ ਪਾਕੁ ਕੀਆ ਮੁਹੁ ਧੋਇਆ ਕਿਆ ਮਸੀਤਿ ਸਿਰੁ ਲਾਇਆ ॥ (किआ उजू पाकु कीआ मुहु धोइआ किआ मसीति सिरु लाइआ)
And what good are your purifications? Why do you bother to wash your face? And why do you bother to bow your head in the mosque?

ਜਉ ਦਿਲ ਮਹਿ ਕਪਟੁ ਨਿਵਾਜ ਗੁਜਾਰਹੁ ਕਿਆ ਹਜ ਕਾਬੈ ਜਾਇਆ ॥੩॥ (जउ दिल महि कपटु निवाज गुजारहु किआ हज काबै जाइआ)
Your heart is full of hypocrisy; what good are your prayers or your pilgrimage to Mecca?

ਤੂੰ ਨਾਪਾਕੁ ਪਾਕੁ ਨਹੀ ਸੂਝਿਆ ਤਿਸ ਕਾ ਮਰਮੁ ਨ ਜਾਨਿਆ ॥ (तूं नापाकु पाकु नही सूझिआ तिस का मरमु न जानिआ)
You are impure; you do not understand the Pure Lord. You do not know His Mystery.

ਕਹਿ ਕਬੀਰ ਭਿਸਤਿ ਤੇ ਚੂਕਾ ਦੋਜਕ ਸਿਉ ਮਨੁ ਮਾਨਿਆ ॥੪॥੪॥ (कहि कबीर भिसति ते चूका दोजक सिउ मनु मानिआ)
Says Kabir, you have missed out on paradise; your mind is set on hell.