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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When that living being experiences pain and panic on being killed, this is the fourth instance in which he lays up much demerit.
The most important of these is a story in the 5. Jeevaka, does this bhikkhu think to trouble himself, another, or trouble both at that moment? From today let the Blessed One remember me as a lay follower who has gone to him for shelter for as long as this life lasts. 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 say that there are three occasions in which meat may be eaten: Some bhikkhu lives in dependence upon a certain village or town. Buddha was creating an extremely narrow exception to a broad general rule. If only a householder or householder’s son might serve me with such good almsfood in the future too! If it is said on account of that, I allow it. Jiivaka the foster son of the prince approached the Blessed One, worshipped, sat on a side and said: The Way to Nibbana.
Some bhikkhu lives in dependence upon a jivakq village or town. Please consider this Jivaka: They slaughter living beings for the recluse Gotama, the recluse Gotama deliberately eats meat prepared for him from animals killed for his sake When the night is ended, in the morning he jigaka, and taking his bowl and outer robe, goes to the house of that householder or householder’s son and sits down on a seat made ready.
If that living thing is pulled along, tied, with pain at the throat, feeling displeased and unpleasant.
Jeevaka, does this bhikkhu think to trouble himself, another or both at that moment? I have heard, that Brahma abides in equanimity. At such a time does that bhikkhu intend harm to himself or to others or to both himself and others? Because the Buddha sutta that not all landscape can support the growth of vegetables to support the population.
But the bhikkhus does not think thus: Please reconsider this Jivaka: What is this religion? It is wonderful, Venerable Sir, it is marvellous. The bhikkhu accepts, if he likes. I witness it in the Blessed One.
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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.
Meat may be eaten on these three occasions. 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…. Is any of their accusations really correct? Jivaka sutta — 1.
There are five instances where a man, who slaughters a living being purposely for the Tathagata or his disciple, accumulates much demerit. Thus have I heard: He does not think like that.
In this second instance he accumulates much demerit. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme. Then the householder or householder’s son serves him with good almsfood.
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?
We cannot claim innocence by delegating our dirty work to someone else and hiding behind the mask of anonymity. Sign In Don’t have an account? Buddha denies this, and explains his position on meat this way: This is insulting the Buddha or a disciple of his.