Dharma or Religious Principles: Non-violence

                                                                  Q. It is said that Buddha is one of the incarnations of Lord Krishna. If this is so, how is it that Buddha has proposed a totally different path for salvation rather than Bhakti Marga?

                                                                  Q. I always thought that the spiritual and dharmic role of a person is to be calm and never get angry, under any circumstance, and sacrifice one's own life before resorting to violence. However, in the Mahabharata, Krishna keeps saying so many times that it is a coward that backs down from a war. At the same time, He says that war is inevitable when all other options are exhausted. However, I don't understand this because whenever He says this, the war is referring to protecting one's honor.

                                                                  Q. While there are clear references by Lord Krishna against killing animals, why was killing of animals still taking place during Lord Krishna's time? Why did Pandu and Arjuna kill animals for sport? Why does Lord Rama hunt for a deer, etc?