Posted by SkySitter (220.127.116.11) on September 12, 2000 at 03:13:36:
In Reply to: Vegetarianism posted by Michele on September 11, 2000 at 09:40:47:
It is bad to think: I am a vegetarian and you are not, therefore I am a better Buudhist than you are.
I call it: "My god can beat up your god" mentality ("My practice is better than your practice", or things like that).
It is never OK to separate the practitioners: us, vegetarian Buddhist vs. them non-vegetarian Buddhist.
It is good to do: I believe that being a vegetarian is consistant with my Buddhist practice, therefore I am a vegetarian.
It is OK to do: I don't think beging a vegetarian will make any difference to my daily practice, therefore I am not one.
Buddha begs for food and he eats anything is offered, from a rich family or from a poor family, vegatrian or not.
It is very costly to be a vegetarian in the U.S.
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