If admiring cows’ strength’s greatness,
cows are with eating of grass as food.
If admiring pigs’ bodies’ plumpness,
pigs are with eating of dregs and bran.
Please contemplate cows and pigs,
who do not due to eating meat are strong.
If admiring meat’s taste’s deliciousness,
why not self-cut yours to taste it?
With self-cutting knowing pain and suffering,
yet cutting others’ with the mind of joy.
If the world is without those who eat meat,
slaughterhouses’ doors will not open for business.
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an
How Should All Aspiring For Buddhahood Eat And Drink?