2011年3月9日星期三

第二章 佛教支持素食主義的論據 5

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

Chapter 2   Buddhist arguments for vegetarianism

5.  The Buddha’s teachings of respect for life can be clearly seen in several of his other teachings as well, Right Livelihood (samma ajiva) being but one example of this. He gave as examples of wrong means of livelihood the selling (and/or manufacturing?) of weapons, human beings, flesh (mamsa vanijja), alcohol and poisons (Anguttara Nikaya III, 208). Although the Buddha does not specifically mention it, it is easy to see that the reason why these livelihoods are unethical is because they involve at some level harming or killing living things. So this is the fourth point – (4) Not killing or harming living beings and being kind to them, is an integral part of the whole Dhamma, not just the first Precept.

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

5.   佛陀尊重生命的教導也反映在他其他方面的教導,例如正命 (samma ajiva) 就是其中之一。他列舉一些不正當生計的例子,如販賣 (和 / 或製造?) 武器、人口、肉 (mamsa vanijja)、酒和毒藥 (《增支部》III, 208)。雖然佛陀沒有特別指出,但很容易看出為甚麼這些生計是不道德的,因為它們在某程度涉及傷害或殺害生命。因此,這是第四點 — (4) 不殺害或傷害眾生,並友善對待它們不僅是不殺戒,更是整套佛法的組成部份。

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