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Verses On Living Beings 众生偈


Verses On Living Beings

植物即是,
无情众生;
动物即是,
有情众生。

Plants are
non-sentient lifeforms;

while animals are
sentient beings.

若信植物,
亦是有情,
更应不食,
动物肉产。

If believing plants
are also sentient,

one all the more should not eat
animals’ flesh and produce.

动食多植,
为生肉产;
素者直食,
最少植产。

As animals eat much plants
to grow flesh and produce,

while vegans directly eat
the least plant produce.

真爱植动,
二类生命,
食少植产,
莫食肉产。

To truly love plants and animals,
these two kinds of lives,

eat less plant produce,
and not eat animals’ flesh and produce.


Note:

‘食少’指:
[1] 不食过多
[2] 只食七分饱
[3] 持八戒时少食

‘Eat less’ refers to:
[1] Not overeating
[2] Eating to only about 70% full
[3] Eating less on Eight Precepts’ days

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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