Why were the Sramanas against animal sacrifices?
It went against their belief in Ahimsa
They were fond of animals
They believed animals were for human consumption, not rituals
They were involved in buying and selling animals
The correct option is A It went against their belief in Ahimsa
Sramanas believed in Ahimsa, the idea of non-violence. The idea of sacrificing an animal went against it so Sramanas were against animal sacrifices.