SUCH WARFARE IS
A MOST SINFUL ACTIVITY
Furthermore, at the present moment civilized nations are unnecessarily maintaining many slaughterhouses for killing innocent animals. When a nation is attacked
by its enemies, the wholesale slaughter of the citizens
should be taken as a reaction to their own
sinful activities. That is nature's law.
TRANSLATION: Lord Manu said: My dear son, please stop. It is not good to become unnecessarily angry--it is the path to hellish life. Now you are going beyond the limit by killing Yaksas who are actually not offenders.
In this verse the word atirosena means "with unnecessary anger."
When Dhruva Maharaja went beyond the limits of necessary anger,
his grandfather, Svayambhuva Manu, immediately came to protect
him from further sinful action. From this we can understand that
killing is not bad, but when killing is done unnecessarily or
when an offenseless person is killed, such killing opens the
path to hell. Dhruva Maharaja was saved from such sinful action
because he was a great devotee.