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.
(Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra: Chapter 8 On Severing Meat-Eating)
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]
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.
Pure Karma’s Three Blessings
Pure Karma’s Right Causes)
Why Abstain From Killing Lives & Meat-Eating?
You, ‘Animals And The Buddha’
How Should All Aspiring For Buddhahood Eat And Drink?
Must Pure Land Practitioners Be Vegetarian?