Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Majjhima Nikaya Jivaka Sutta Translation by Upalavanna I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in Raajagaha, in the mango. Thus have I heard: The Bhagava was once staying at the Mango Grove of Jivaka Komarabhacca1 in Rajagaha. Then Jivaka Komarabhacca approached the. Are Buddhists vegetarian? Learn what did BUDDHA say about eating meat. Are Buddhists vegetarian? Many modern Buddhists do not know.

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Venerable sir, those who say, that living things are killed on account of the recluse Gotama, and he partakes that, knowing, it was killed on account of him, are they saying the rightful words of the Blessed One and not blaming the Teaching?

Jivaka, if what you said refers to this, I accept what you say. It does not occur to him. When that living being experiences pain and panic on being killed, this is the fourth instance in which he lays up much demerit.

If he said, go bring that living thing of such name.

Meat should not be eaten on these three occasions. If anyone slaughters a living being for sake of the Tathagata or any of his disciples, he thereby creates much demerit in these five instances: He eats that almsfood without being attached to it, without longing or yearning for it, and utterly disgusted with it, he sees the danger in it and understands the escape from it!!! You may use these HTML tags and attributes: I declare there are three circumstances in which meat can be eaten: When that living being experiences pain and panic on being killed, this is the fourth instance in which he lays up much demerit.

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If that living thing is pulled along, tied, with pain at the throat, feeling displeased and unpleasant. Moreover, Buddhism explicitly includes animals in its moral universe.

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When killing if that animal feels displeased and unpleasantin this fourth instance he accumulates, much demerit. Sign In Don’t have an account? Because the Buddha understood that not all landscape can support the growth of vegetables to support the population.

Fetch that living being! The tradition of being a vegetarian Buddhist started off in China. This is insulting the Buddha or a disciple of his.

Are Buddhist vegetarian? What did BUDDHA say about eating meat.

Please consider this Jivaka: He accepts the invitation if he wishes to. May the Bhagava take me as a lay disciple ‘who from now on has taken refuge in the three Jewels for life.

Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme. Go and slaughter that living sentient being this is the third instance in which he accumulates much demerit. If only a householder or householder’s son might serve me with such good almsfood in the future too! Jivaka sutta — 1. Jivaka, the famous physician and surgeon, was the adopted jivaa of Prince Abhaya.

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Majjhima Nikaya 55

Jivaka, those who speak thus, do not truthfully speak about what has been said or done by me, but misrepresent me with what is untrue and quite contrary to the actual facts When we buy meat, or eat meat that someone else has bought, we become the engine that powers the terrible killing machine called the meat industry. I witness it in the Blessed One. Jivaka, if what you said refers to this 4I accept what you say. What do you think of what I shall say?

Go and fetch that living sentient being this is the first instance in which he lays up much demerit. When that living being experiences pain and distress jvaka being slaughtered, this is the fourth instance of his accumulating much demerit.

Verily, Venerable Sir, the Bhagava abides in goodwill.

So, what did the Buddha say about eating meat. Bhikkhus nourish themselves only with blameless food.