Posted by Michael Pollard (220.127.116.11) on April 27, 2000 at 13:33:04:
In Reply to: Re: Buddhist diet posted by Zach on April 27, 2000 at 11:24:23:
Yes, this aspect did occure to me. But i see the killing of animals as an almost unshakable reality, meat will always be eaten, bad or not; because of this, animals will always be killed, and wheather you eat that meat or not it will always be there. If someone really wanted to cease the death of these animals they would have to convince every meat eater to become vegatarians, which would be nearly impossible. But if you alone quite eating meat you are loseing important nutrients which are hard to find else where. So, as with most that is buddhist, your final choice comes from how you look at the topic, as my veiws change maybe i to will be a major opponent to eating meat. Until then i say, if you see value in not eating meat, fine; but if you see value in eating it, that also should be fine, just don't directly contibute to animals deaths or become to attached to the meat.
To sum up, i feel eating store bought meat is ok, as well as moderate enjoyment(See the essence of the middle path).
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