Furthermore, meat foods have poisonous [toxins], with [being] killed then, that [is with the] mind [of] hatred produced thus.
Thus, [when] all epidemics spread, extremely few veg[etari]ans [get] infected.
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.
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.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Níngbō’s Meritorious Virtues’ Forest’s Veg[etari]an Place’s Opening’s Advertisement)
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an