Abstain [From] Killing [To] Protect Blessings [And] Extend Lifespans
Humans, only not knowing [how to] put themselves [in others’ positions to] reflect [in] reverse, [are] thus with extremely cruel of matters, inflicted [on] all beings, yet [with] minds joyous within, saying [this] is [to] have blessings.
Yet not knowing that their past lives’ cultivated blessings [and] lifespans, [are] because [of] this gradually eliminated.
Of that future received suffering, life [after] life completely without [an] ending date.
If when killing lives [and] eating meat, [with] one thought understanding this, even if having [the] view [that this is] with killing [of one’s own] body, [by this] bothered, [of] causing those [others to] kill lives [for] eating [their] meat, also to some extent not daring [to do so].
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (Third Compilation): Preface [Of] Essay [On] Encouragement [To] Abstain [From] Killing [And To] Liberate Lives;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (238th Short Section): 6th [Chapter]: Encouragement [To] Pay Attention [To] Cause [And] Effect: Second, Guidance [On] Essentials Of Abstaining [From] Killing (6th Short Section)
[Ref: #238 / 6.2.6]
Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an
Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence
Why Abstain From Killing Lives & Meat-Eating?