Quotes

How To Be Strong As An Ox? 如何力大如牛?

若慕牛力大,牛食草为粮;
若慕猪体肥,猪食糟与糠;
请观牛与猪,不因食肉强。

若慕肉味美,何不自割尝?
自割知痛苦,割他意扬扬;
世无食肉者,屠门不开张。

狄葆贤

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.

Dí Bǎoxián

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

Related Article:

上求佛道者应当如何饮食?
How Should All Aspiring For Buddhahood Eat And Drink?
https://thedailyenlightenment.com/2016/10/how-should-all-aspiring-for-buddhahood-eat-and-drink

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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