Let me clear that I am (Yet) not a Vegan. But I consume milk products at minimum by avoiding direct use of milk. I will become a pure Vegan as soon as possible as I am on that way.
My sole intention of writing this article is to underline the hypocrisy of Jain monks.
Jain monks and their blind followers always claim that Jainism has thought very deeply about Ahimsa. Further they add to it that no other religion has considered this issue so deeply. Their both statements are totally false when we think about the milk products they are consuming.
I am afraid why Jain monks think that milk is a vegetarian product. If milk is a vegetarian product, they should show us the trees where milk grows. The true reason is that Jain monks have become addicted to milk, so they do not want to think on it.
Much is written about milk by Vegans. You can read a detailed article about Himsa (Violence) in consuming milk at: (Read) Vegans have thought about it very deeply and they are more non-violent than the milk addicted Jain monks.
One of my friend met celebrated and great Jain monk and told him that how milk is a non-vegetarian food. The monk became angry (!) and told my friend that no Jain aagam (text) says that monks should not take milk. So, the Jain monks will avoid bad things only if the aagams say.
I have realized that consuming milk is not only violence but also a theft. The milk is for the new-borns of the animals, not for us. We have no right of taking the food which is not for us. If a Shravak takes milk products, it is a different thing, but if the monks take them, it is a big sin. Sin of theft and sin of violence. Consuming milk is more sinful that consuming liquor, as there is no theft in taking liquor.
More and more Shravaks are becoming Vegans, but no monk is ready to stop consuming milk products. This also proves that Shravaks think well than the monks.
Now I have a question about Jain aagams. How the aagams have not banned the monks from taking milk products? Doesn’t it prove that aagams are not perfect? Western Vegans know nothing about Jainism, and they have thought deeper than Jains. Jains in West are becoming Vegans because of Western Vegans and not because of Jain aagams and Jain monks. Just think about it!