Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Majjhima Nikaya Jivaka Sutta Translation by Upalavanna I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in Raajagaha, in the mango. Thus have I heard: The Bhagava was once staying at the Mango Grove of Jivaka Komarabhacca1 in Rajagaha. Then Jivaka Komarabhacca approached the. Are Buddhists vegetarian? Learn what did BUDDHA say about eating meat. Are Buddhists vegetarian? Many modern Buddhists do not know.

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If what you said referred to that, then I agree with you. He who slaughters a living being intending it for the Tathagata or his disciple accumulates much demerit in these five ways. There are five instances where a man, who slaughters a living being purposely for the Tathagata or his disciple, accumulates much demerit.

I declare that meat should not be eaten under three circumstances: When we buy meat, or eat meat that someone else has bought, we become the engine that powers the terrible killing machine called the meat industry.

They slaughter living beings for the recluse Gotama, the recluse Gotama deliberately eats jvaka prepared for him from animals killed for his sake But the bhikkhus does not think thus: Does not that bhikkhu sustain himself with blameless food on that occasion? The tradition of being a vegetarian Buddhist started off in China.

Meat may be eaten on these three occasions. He abides pervading one direction with thoughts of compassion….

Jivaka Sutta – An Animal Slaughtered For you

At the end of that night, putting on robes and taking bowl and robes, he approaches the house of that householder or the son of the householder and sits on the prepared seat.

Please consider this Jivaka: If anyone slaughters a living being for sake of the Tathagata or any of his disciples, he thereby creates much nivaka in these five instances: The bhikkhu accepts, if he likes. Go and slaughter that living sentient being this is the third instance in which he accumulates much demerit.


The Tathagata has got rid of sensual desire, hatred and bewilderment, has uprooted them, has rendered them like unto a cut off palm-tree stump, has made them incapable of further existence or of arising again. At such a time does that bhikkhu intend harm to himself or to others or to both himself and others?

What do you think, Jivaka? He eats that almsfood without being attached to it, without longing or yearning for it, and utterly disgusted with it, he sees the danger in it and understands the escape from it!!! Venerable sir, what I said, referred to exactly that. Jivaka, any lust, [] kivaka hate, any confusion whereby ill will might arise have been eliminated by the Tathagata, cut off at the root, made like a palm stump, done away with, so that they are incapable of any future growth nor arising.

When he orders, ‘Go! This householder should offer me nourishing food in the future too. At such a time does not that bhikkhu nourish himself with blameless nourishment? Vinaya, Mahavagga, Book jovaka.

Majjhima Nikaya 55

When that living being experiences pain and fear on being led along by the neck, this is the suttaa instance in which he lays up much demerit. To him comes a jibaka or a householder’s son inviting him for the next day’s meal. Do those who say, ‘People slaughter living beings purposely for Samana Gotama and Samana Gotama knowingly eats meat of animals slaughtered intentionally for him and on account of him’ say it in accordance with what the Bhagava says?

They are misrepresenting me, Jivaka! Venerable sir, those who say, that living things are killed on account of the recluse Gotama, and he partakes that, knowing, it was killed on account of him, are they saying the rightful words of the Blessed One and not blaming the Teaching? Jeevaka, does this bhikkhu think to trouble himself, another or both at that moment? He does not think like that. Then the house holder or the householder’s sufta serves him with excellent alms-food.


Now I understand venerable sir. The most important of these is a story in the 5. Suttz that living thing is pulled along, tied, with pain at the throat, feeling displeased and unpleasant.

Fetch that living being! He accepts the invitation if he wishes to. What is this religion? Please consider this Jivaka: Then the householder or the householder’s son serves him with excellent alms-food.

Having taken his seat, he addressed the Bhagava thus: Buddha was creating an extremely narrow exception to a broad general rule. Sign In Don’t have an account? The Seduction of an Innocent I am a vegan, Buddhist, and an animal rights activist. In the morning, after that night has passed, rearranging his robes and taking alms-bowl and the great robe, goes to the dwelling place of the householder or the householder’s son and takes the seat prepared for him.

If he said, go bring that living thing of such name. It is as though jiva,a overturned was reinstated. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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We cannot claim innocence by delegating our dirty work to someone else and hiding behind the mask of anonymity. If the bhikkhu desires he accepts the invitation. From today let the Blessed One remember me as a lay follower who has gone to him for shelter for as long as this life lasts. He abides with a mind filled with compassion I have heard it said that people slaughter living beings purposely for Samana Gotama and that Samana Gotama knowingly eats meat 2 of animals jjvaka intentionally for him and on account of him.

The Blessed One, abides in equanimity.