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. He abides pervading one direction with thoughts of compassion…. May I be remembered as one who has taken refuge from today until life lasts. To him comes a householder or a householder’s son inviting him for the next day’s meal Jivaka! Venerable sir, what I said, referred to exactly that. Please reconsider this Jivaka: Bhikkhus nourish themselves only with permissible food.
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. Go and slaughter that living sentient being this is the third instance in which he accumulates much demerit. The Tathagata has got rid of sensual desire, hatred and bewilderment, has uprooted them, has rendered them like unto a cut off palm-tree stump, has made them incapable of further existence or of arising again.
At the end of that night, putting on robes and taking bowl and robes, he approaches the house of that householder or the son of the householder and sits on the prepared seat. Yet many Buddhists eat meat—although many do not —and monks, priests, and scholars sometimes defend meat-eating as consistent with Buddhist teaching.
May the Bhagava take me as a lay disciple ‘who from now on has taken refuge in the three Jewels for life. Moreover, Buddhism explicitly includes animals in its moral universe. Jivaka, the famous physician and surgeon, was the adopted son of Prince Abhaya. 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 think: Having taken his seat, he addressed the Bhagava thus: As though an oil lamp was lighted, for those who have sight to see suttta.
Is any of their accusations really correct? They are misrepresenting me, Sutya
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He abides with a mind filled with compassion If that living thing is pulled along, tied, with pain at the throat, feeling displeased and unpleasant. Bhikkhus nourish themselves only with blameless food. 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?
When he degrades the Tathagata or his disciple by knowingly offering meat that is impermissiblethat is the fifth instance of his accumulating much demerit. Go and fetch that living sentient being this is the first instance in which he lays up much demerit. I have heard it said: The Blessed One abides in loving kindness.
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. When a householder gives the order, ‘Go!
Is what they state in conformity with what the Bhagava has expounded? They were added by the Translators for the sake of clarity…. If there were no such rule, there would be no need for the exception. But the bhikkhus does not think thus: Anyone who slaughters a living being for sake of the Tathagata or any of his disciples creates future disadvantage on these five occasions Jivaka, I say there are three occasions in which meat should not be eaten; when it is seen, heard or suspected that the living being has been killed for sake of a bhikkhu.
In the morning, after that night has passed, rearranging his robes and taking alms-bowl and the great jifaka, goes to the dwelling place of the householder or the householder’s son and takes the seat prepared for him. The Blessed One, abides in equanimity.
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In this Sasana, a bhikkhu lives in dependence on a village or a town. He who slaughters a living jivaia intending it for the Tathagata or his disciple accumulates much demerit in these five ways.
There are five instances where a man, who slaughters a living being purposely for the Tathagata or his disciple, accumulates much demerit.
The Seduction of an Innocent I am a vegan, Buddhist, and an animal rights activist. That householder serves the bhikkhu with the nourishing food with his own hands. 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 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 does not think like that.
He partakes that morsel food, neither enslaved andswooned, nor guilty.
The Tathagata has got rid of sensual desire, hatred and bewilderment, has uprooted them and has rendered them like unto a cut off, palm-tree stump, has made them incapable of further existence or of rising again.
In the morning, after that night has passed, rearranging his robes and taking alms-bowl and great robe, he goes to the dwelling place of the householder or the householder’s son and takes the seat prepared for him.
Please consider this Jivaka: Go and fetch that living sentient being this is the first instance in which he lays up much demerit.