“Yes, we are eating meat, but we are not directly killing. We purchase.” They think that “Let me enjoy meat-eating. Those who are killing in the slaughterhouse, they will be responsible. I am free.” No. Because you are associating with such persons, according to Manu-samhita when an animal is killed, eight persons become condemned with murdering charges. Eight persons. One who kills, one who orders, one who purchases, one who cooks, one who eats—so many. That is the law. Just like one man is murdered. That murdering is committed by one man, but if has got many associates who has induced him, who has supplied him the weapon, or giving, so many assisted—all of them are arrested. This is the law. As we have got law here, here we can escape man-made laws, but you cannot escape God-made laws. That is not possible. Man-made laws sometimes we escape because everything made by man, that is insufficient, imperfect. So you can escape sometimes. That is not escaping. But you cannot escape God’s law. Isvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese ’rjuna tisthati [Bg. 18.61]. God is situated within your heart. He’s seeing everything and recording. Anumanta upadrasta, you cannot escape.
So these things are very important thing if we’re actually serious about becoming disentangled with this material world and go back to home, back to Godhead.