Re: Buddhist diet

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Posted by Michael Pollard ( on April 27, 2000 at 02:00:47:

In Reply to: Buddhist diet posted by Tohru Kenneth Kiriyama on April 25, 2000 at 11:50:23:

Sorry for being late.

I eat meat, yes i am a minority. But then again i
live in a very hunter orientated city, i have hunted and killed
Bear, deer, phesant(birds) and many other kinds of animal.

But there's a vast difference between killing, or haveing an animal killed, compared to buying meat at a store. Let's say a store buys 100 steaks, by not eating one of those steaks doesn't mean that animal hasn't been killed. As for eating meat only out of the thought "I REALLY LIKE MEAT," is bad. But the same goes for vegtables, you eat a tomato and enjoy it right? same with salads, but when you eat it do you think about the nutirents and vitamines your taking away? Not usually. So why do you have to with meat? People argue that you should only eat meat for nutrition or out of respect, but enjoying it, never. I disagree, after all, you eat tomatos for nutirents but i dare say you enjoy the process. Same goes for meat, eat for the nutrients but feel free to enjoy it.

Just my three cents.

P.S, I haven't killed any animal for over a year, not even a fly. As for meat, i continue to eat and enjoy it. Along with different fruits and vegtables.

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