2011年3月25日星期五

第二章 佛教支持素食主義的論據 10

Shravasti Dhammika, To EAT OR NOT TO EAT MEAT: A BUDDHIST REFLECTION

Chapter 2   Buddhist arguments for vegetarianism

10. But this narrow perspective raises, at least in my mind, quite a few troubling questions:

(A) Firstly, as we have seen above, all the evidence shows the Buddha wanted the Precept to be interpreted in a broad manner and to have all its implications taken into account.

(B) If the monks did not directly break their rules, maybe the lay people broke the first Precept in that they “encouraged others to kill, approved of killing or spoke in praise of killing” by purchasing the meat.

(C) Maybe the monks should have given some thought to the implications and consequences of their actions. Did not the Buddha say, “Before, while doing and after having done a deed one should reflect, ‘Will this action lead to my own or others’ detriment?’” (Majjhima Nikaya I, 416).

達爾卡法師 著   伍煥炤 譯 :《吃肉還是不吃肉:佛教的反思》

第二章 佛教支持素食主義的論據

10.  然而,這個狹義的觀點至少在我心中會生起很多使人困擾的疑問。

(一) 首先,正如我們以上所見,所有的證據均顯示佛陀希望從廣義的角度解釋不殺戒,並考慮它所有的含意。

(二) 假如比丘們沒有直接違反戒律,在家人可能因購買肉類「鼓勵其他人殺生、贊成殺生、或讚揚殺生」而觸犯不殺戒。

(三) 或許比丘們應該考慮到他們行為的含意和後果。佛陀不是說:「在做一件事情之前、過程中和完成後,人應深思『這行為會為我或其他人帶來損傷嗎?』」(《中部》I, 416)。

* 歡迎轉載,但請註明出處和不改動譯文內容。

沒有留言:

發佈留言