Translations

What Are Physical & Spiritual Benefits Of Being Veg[etari]an? 何为吃素之身心利益?

Written by Purelanders

况肉食有毒,以杀时恨心所结故。

Furthermore, meat foods have poisonous [toxins], with [being] killed then, that [is with the] mind [of] hatred produced thus.

故凡瘟疫流行,蔬食者绝少传染。

Thus, [when] all epidemics spread, extremely few veg[etari]ans [get] infected.

又肉乃秽浊之物,食之则血浊而神昏,发速而衰早,最易肇(zhào)疾病之端。

Also, meat [is] indeed [the] substance of dirty defilements, eating of thus, [with the] blood [becoming] defiled and [the] mind muddled, [with bodily] development [made] faster [and ageing with] weakening earlier, most easily [leading to the] beginning of sicknesses.

蔬系清洁之品,食之则气清而智朗,长健而难老,以富有滋补之力。

Vegetables [and the] related [are] foods of cleanliness, eating of thus, [with the] spirit pure and wisdom clear, [with] longevity [and] healthiness, and difficulty [of] ageing, with [them] full of energy [for] nourishment.

净土宗十三祖印光大师
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(宁波功德林蔬食处开办广告)
(Níngbō’s Meritorious Virtues’ Forest’s Veg[etari]an Place’s Opening’s Advertisement)

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

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