Shravasti Dhammika, To EAT OR NOT TO EAT MEAT: A BUDDHIST REFLECTION
Chapter 1 Vegetarianism in ancient India
13. In the chapter on food the Sushruta Samhita (1st– 4th cent CE) recommends all kinds of fish, bird and animal flesh showing that meat eating was commonplace during that period. This and a great deal of other evidence shows that like Buddhists, Hindus were for centuries in two minds about vegetarianism. It was only after the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries that vegetarianism started to become widespread in India.
達爾卡法師 著 伍煥炤 譯 ：《吃肉還是不吃肉：佛教的反思》
13. 《妙聞集》(Sushruta Samhita, 公元一世紀至四世紀) 有關食物的篇章建議食用所有種類的魚、雀鳥和動物的肉，顯示吃肉在當時是常見的。這和其他大量的證據顯示，幾百年來印度教徒和佛教徒一樣對素食主義猶豫不決。只有在公元九、十和十一世紀後，素食主義才開始在印度普及起來。