Posted by Remmy (188.8.131.52) on September 23, 2000 at 00:49:26:
In Reply to: vegetarianism posted by kasandra on September 21, 2000 at 18:34:49:
: I have been reading the comments concerning eating meat or not-My brother was under the impression that being Buddhist meant you could not eat meat-I asked a friend who goes to Japan several times a year and stays with the monks-He said no because they eat what is offered to them by the people of the area. I asked my lama and he said H.H. Sakya Trizin eats meat. I then continue on feeling like ok it is alright to eat meat but then the issue of killing no other living being enters in-So is it just one of those individual decisions? Is there anything written down that actually states something about diet? If so, what is it? Sorry this is so long-
I don't think eating meat does much harm to the person eating the meat as there is little ill intention going in to the action. But as we "black belt" vegetarians love to point out (probably too often!) is that eating meat is, put simply, bad for the animals. Please, put the needs of the animals before your own desire to have a compassionate mind. Forget about how meat eating affects you and consider how it affects the animals. Please have compassion.
Peace to all,
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