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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But the bhikkhus does not think thus: He accepts the invitation if he wishes to.
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Excellent, Venerable Sir, is the dhamma! The tradition of being a vegetarian Buddhist started off in China.
As though an oil lamp was lighted, for those who have sight to see forms. Please consider this Jivaka: At such a time does not that bhikkhu nourish himself with blameless nourishment?
Yet many Buddhists eat meat—although many do not —and monks, priests, and scholars sitta defend meat-eating as consistent with Buddhist teaching. Then the householder or householder’s son serves him with good almsfood. To him comes a householder or a householder’s son inviting him for the next day’s meal Jivaka!
Majjhima Nikaya 55
In this fifth instance he accumulates much demerit. The exception presumes the rule. In the morning, after that night has passed, rearranging his robes and taking alms-bowl and the great robe, goes to the dwelling place of the householder or the householder’s son and takes the seat prepared for him. He abides with a mind filled with goodwill metta that permeates a quarter, likewise a second quarter, likewise a third quarter, likewise a fourth quarter; in the same manner, identifying himself with all beings everywhere, above, below and across, he abides with a mind filled with goodwill metta that extends to all beings in the world, and that is extensive, lofty, measureless, peaceable, and without malice.
With thoughts of intrinsic joy…With equanimity and also the second, third, fourth, above, below and across, in all circumstances, for all purposes, towards all, equanimity grown great and developed limitlesslywithout anger. Slaughter that living being! Now I understand this, venerable sir: They were added by the Translators for the sake of clarity….
Jivaka, if what you said refers to this, I accept what you say. When that living being experiences pain and fear on being led along by the neck, this is the second instance in which he lays up much demerit.
There are five instances where a jivakx, who slaughters a living being purposely for the Tathagata or his disciple, accumulates much demerit. Jivaka, if what you said refers to this 4I accept what you say. 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!!!
He partakes that morsel food, not enslaved, not swooned, and without a guilt, wisely reflecting the danger.
Your email address will not be published. I have heard, that Brahma abides in equanimity. Moreover, Buddhism explicitly includes animals in its moral universe.
Jivaka Sutta – An Animal Slaughtered For you
Jeevaka, if anyone jiivaka the life of a living thing on account of the Thus Gone One or a disciple of the Thus Gone One, he accumulates much demerit on these five instances. May the Bhagava take me as a lay disciple ‘who from now on has taken refuge in the three Jewels for life. In fact, the exception reinforce the rule….
If that living thing is pulled along, tied, with pain at the throat, feeling displeased and unpleasant. Do those who say, ‘People slaughter living beings purposely for Samana Gotama and Samana Gotama knowingly eats meat of zutta slaughtered intentionally for him and on account of him’ say it in accordance with what the Bhagava says?
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?
At such a time does that bhikkhu intend harm to himself or to others or to both himself and others? This have I heard: Jiivaka the foster son of the prince approached the Blessed One, worshipped, sat on a side and said: The Blessed One abides in loving kindness. So, what did the Buddha say about eating meat. Bhikkhus nourish themselves only with permissible food.