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The Lamp of Reasoning and Scriptures of the Sage, The Buddha

Of the Sage, The Buddha. Some discussion encouraging the abandonment of taking slain flesh as food for those desiring excellence. Extended title granted by Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche. Written and compiled by Phurbu Tashi. Translated by Eric Triebelhorn, with helpful suggestion … Continue reading

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Forewords by The Dalai Lama and Karmapa Orgyen Trinle Dorje

Engaging in acts of virtue, Minyak Phurbu Tashi has compiled the book called The Lamp of Reasoning and Scriptures of the Sage, the Buddha: Some encouraging the abandonment taking slain flesh as food discussion for those desiring excellence. In doing … Continue reading

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Homage and Expression of Intention

Striving solely to discover the means of happiness for all beings, You benefit others by showing that the path to enlightenment is the mind that benefits others. Great compassionate one who especially loves those tormented beings, I bow to the … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Perspective, Part 1

In general, regardless of the tradition, religions teach beings the means of searching for happiness and truth. Suppose, if some should teach that one should kill and eat meat, need it be said that this would be a perverted path? … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Perspective, Part 2

Since as a Mahayana practitioner one should readily give ones own life, it is certainly not appropriate to inflict suffering on others and eat their cherished bodies merely in search of something delicious for oneself. On top abandoning harm and … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Perspective, Part 3

Regarding the negative deeds related to eating meat even of the three-fold purity, there is still no difference from that of the killer. As a majority of the previous great beings of Tibet would not even wear clothes and shoes … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Perspective, Part 4

The reasoning is established by the scriptural quotes and by logic. Particularly, these days the habit of the sangha eating meat is unsightly to most people. It disgraces the teachings and is a cause of the arising of wrong views … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Perspective, Part 5

In the Secret Mantrayana or Vajrayana, these acts of taking life and eating meat become even more serious than in the Mahayana. These days many ignorant people say, “Meat and alcohol are samaya substances” and carelessly partake of them. What … Continue reading

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A Worldly Perspective

In accordance with the worldly point of view, in many places individuals who eat meat are considered to be of a lower class; they have an unclear intellect, an unpleasant complexion, an unpleasant disposition, a foul smell, greater anger, etc. … Continue reading

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From the Perspective of This Life

It is said that eating meat and taking others’ lives shortens one’s life and encourages illness. Since by eating meat a variety of diseases arise and as there is no difference between the negative acts of eating meat and killing, … Continue reading

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