Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Majjhima Nikaya Jivaka Sutta Translation by Upalavanna I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in Raajagaha, in the mango. Thus have I heard: The Bhagava was once staying at the Mango Grove of Jivaka Komarabhacca1 in Rajagaha. Then Jivaka Komarabhacca approached the. Are Buddhists vegetarian? Learn what did BUDDHA say about eating meat. Are Buddhists vegetarian? Many modern Buddhists do not know.

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Some bhikkhu lives in dependence upon a certain village or town. He does not think: Venerable sir, what I said, referred to exactly that.

But jigaka bhikkhus does not think thus: That householder or his son serves him with the nourishing food with his own hands. When the night is ended, in the morning he dresses, and taking his bowl and outer robe, goes to the house of that householder or householder’s son and sits down on a seat made ready. I have heard it said: Jivaka, any lust, [] any hate, any confusion whereby ill will might arise have been eliminated by the Tathagata, cut off at the root, made like a palm stump, done away with, so that they are incapable of any future growth nor arising.

Something covered was made manifest.

Moreover, Buddhism explicitly includes animals in its moral universe. When living in places such as mountains and deserts, one has no choice but to eat meat due to the scarcity of vegetables. He does not think like that! Go and slaughter that living sentient being this sktta the third instance in which he accumulates much demerit. Meat that jivama impermissible: As though the path was told to someone who had lost his way. They are not my words, and they blame me falsely. The bhikkhu accepts, if he likes.


With that thought developed limitlessly and grown great without anger. Then the house holder or the householder’s son serves him with excellent alms-food.

He abides with a mind filled with jivala There might be vexation, displeasure and anger due to sensual desire, hatred or bewilderment. As though an oil lamp was lighted, for those who have sight to see forms.

Bhikkhus nourish themselves only with permissible food. If he said, go bring that living thing of such name. If it is said on account of that, I allow it.

He who slaughters a living being intending it for the Tathagata or his disciple accumulates much demerit in these five ways. Vinaya, Mahavagga, Book 4. I write human rights and animal rights performance poetry. He eats that almsfood without being attached to it, without longing or yearning for it, and utterly disgusted with it, he sees the danger in it and understands the escape from it!!! There are five instances where a man, who slaughters a living being purposely for the Tathagata or his disciple, accumulates much demerit.

Please reconsider this Jivaka: He abides pervading one direction with thoughts of compassion….

Jivaka Sutta – An Animal Slaughtered For you

Anyone who slaughters a living being for sake of the Tathagata or any of his disciples creates future disadvantage on these five occasions Jivaka, any lust any hate, any confusion whereby cruelty or envy or aversion or resentment jivaoa discontent might arise, have been eliminated by the Tathagata, cut off at the very root made like a palm stump, done away with, so that they are unable to arise in the future.


May the Bhagava take me as a lay disciple ‘who from now on has taken refuge in the three Jewels for life. How did vegetarianism started off for Buddhism? Jivaka, the famous physician and surgeon, was the adopted son of Prince Abhaya.

Jivaka Sutta, monks are not allowed to eat mivaka if:. He partakes that morsel food, not enslaved, not swooned, and without a guilt, wisely reflecting the danger. They slaughter living beings for the recluse Gotama, the recluse Gotama deliberately eats meat prepared for him from animals killed for his sake Venerable sir, the Blessed One is my visible witness to that; for the Blessed One indeed also dwells in such infinite friendliness Buddha was creating an extremely narrow exception to a broad general rule.

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It has long held that all life forms are sacred and considers kindness and compassion the highest virtues. When he orders, ‘Go!

Buddha denies this, and explains his position on meat this way: