In Consideration of Oneself

As was explained earlier, the result of eating meat and killing is experiencing the fierce burden of suffering for a very long time. Just as the fish is fooled by the hook and the moth by the candle flame, merely by the taste of flesh, the happiness and comfort of this and future lives are destroyed. What a great loss, such great foolery. As Milarepa said,

This way of killing animals is heart wrenching.
Such a loss this way of fooling oneself.
How helpless, our parents’ dying.
This way of heaping up meat of defilement,
What do you do with so much blood?
How hungry you must be, the way you eat so much meat!

In brief, thus it is said that even in consideration of one’s own benefit, actions like this should definitely be abandoned.


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