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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The bhikkhu accepts, if he likes. To him comes a householder or a householder’s son inviting him sutya the next day’s meal. They were added by the Translators for the sake of clarity…. Jivaka, the famous physician and surgeon, was the adopted son of Prince Abhaya. Yet many Buddhists eat meat—although many do not —and monks, priests, and scholars sometimes defend meat-eating as consistent with Buddhist teaching.
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. When that living being experiences pain and distress on being slaughtered, this is the fourth instance of his accumulating much demerit.
Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme. Jeevaka, the bhikkhu supported by a village or hamlet sits pervading one direction with thoughts of loving kindness, and also the second, third, fourth, above, below and across, in all circumstances, for all purposes, towards all.
Jivaka Sutta – An Animal Slaughtered For you
What do you think, Jivaka? 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….
The Seduction of an Innocent I am a vegan, Buddhist, and an animal rights activist. Please reconsider this Jivaka: Jivaka, any lust,  any hate, any confusion whereby ill will might arise have been eliminated by the Tathagata, cut off at the root, made like a palm stump, done away with, so that they are incapable of any future growth nor arising. I witness it, in the Blessed One.
Jivaka was already a lay Sotapanna Stream-Enterer before hearing this discourse. I have heard it said that people slaughter living beings purposely for Samana Gotama and that Samana Gotama knowingly eats meat 2 of animals slaughtered intentionally for him and on account of him.
The tradition of being a vegetarian Buddhist started off in China. Those who say, ‘People slaughter living beings purposely for Samana Gotama and Samana Gotama knowingly eats meat of animals slaughtered intentionally for him and on account of him’, do not say what is in accordance with what I have said.
When he orders, ‘Go! He eats that almsfood without being attached to it, without longing or urging for it, and utterly disgusted with it, he sees the danger in it and understands the escape from it!!! In this third instance he accumulates much demerit.
May the Bhagava take me as a lay disciple ‘who from now ssutta has taken refuge in the three Jewels for life. Is what they state in conformity with what the Bhagava has expounded? Slaughter that living being!
Venerable sir, the Blessed One is my visible witness to that; for the Blessed One indeed also dwells in such infinite friendliness Venerable sir I have heard this: There are five instances where a man, who slaughters a living being purposely for the Tathagata or his disciple, accumulates much demerit.
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?
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When this was said, Ijvaka Komarabhacca said: If you say it, on account of that, I allow it. Bhikkhus nourish themselves only with blameless food. Moreover, Buddhism explicitly includes animals in its moral universe.
He partakes that morsel food, neither enslaved andswooned, nor guilty. In this fifth instance he accumulates much demerit. In this Sasana, a bhikkhu lives in dependence on a village or a town. What do you think, Jivaka?
This have I heard: He eats that almsfood without being attached to it, without longing or urging for it, and utterly disgusted with it, he sees the danger in it and understands the escape from it…!!!
He does not suttaa Fetch that living being! He does not think like that.
Are Buddhist vegetarian? What did BUDDHA say about eating meat.
He who slaughters a living being intending it for the Tathagata or his disciple accumulates much demerit in these five ways. Then a householder or a householder’s son comes to him and invites him for the next day’s meal. 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:.
So, what did the Buddha say about eating meat. Jivaka, any lust any hate, any confusion whereby cruelty or envy or aversion or resentment or discontent might arise, have been eliminated by the Tathagata, cut off at the very root made like a palm stump, done away with, so that they are unable to arise in the future.
Komarabhacca is a cognomen of Jivaka. They are not my words, and they blame me falsely. Anyone who slaughters a living being creates future disadvantage. In various ways the Teaching is explained.