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The Buddha & The 13th Pure Land Patriarch On Meat-Eating 佛陀与净宗十三祖之食肉观

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杀生的供应为食肉的要求

凡杀生者,多为人食,
人若不食,亦无杀事,
     是故食肉,与杀生同罪。

释迦牟尼佛
《楞伽经》断食肉品第八

Supply By Killing For Demand Of Meat

[As] all those [who] kill lives, mostly [are] for people [to] eat [meat], if people [do] not eat [meat], likewise [will there be] without [the] matter [of] killing, therefore, eating meat, and killing lives [are] similar transgressions.

Śākyamuni Buddha
(Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra: Chapter 8 On Severing Meat-Eating)

食肉难免杀业

净业正因,以「慈心不杀,修十善业」为第一。
食肉之人,虽不自杀,亦难免杀业。
以非杀无肉故,以钱雇人代杀故。

净土宗十三祖印光大师
(复袁闻纯居士书)

[十善业:不杀生,不偷盗,不邪淫,不妄语,不两舌,不恶口,不绮语,不贪欲,不嗔恚,不邪见]

Meat-Eaters’ Difficulty In Avoiding Killing’s Karma

Pure karma’s right causes, [are ‘with the] heart [of] loving-kindness not kill, cultivate [the] ten good karmas’ [i.e. ten wholesome deeds] as [the] first. Of people eating meat, although not personally killing,  likewise [are] difficult [to] avoid killing’s [negative] karma. With not killing [being] without meat thus, with money hiring [i.e. paying] people on [their] behalf killing thus.

Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Reply letter to layperson Yuán Wénchún)

[Ten Good Karmas: No killing lives, no stealing, no sexual misconduct, no false speech, no two-tongued speech, harsh speech, no frivolous speech, no greed, no hatred, no delusion]

三净偈  

佛说三净肉,不见闻疑杀。
方便托钵僧,非买卖肉者。

买卖不见闻,却疑为己杀。
少买少杀卖,无买无杀害。

Verses On Threefold Purity

[The] Buddha spoke [of] threefold pure meat, [from animals] not seen, heard [and] suspected [to be] killed [for oneself. This] skilful means [is for] alms-seeking monastics, not [for] those buying [and] selling meat.

Bought [and] sold meat, [though] without [killing] seen [and] heard, [there is] however suspecting [of animals, to be for] oneself killed, [as there is no supply from killing without one’s demand for meat. With] less buying [is there] less killing [and] selling, without buying [is there] no killing [and] harming.

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