Shravasti Dhammika, To EAT OR NOT TO EAT MEAT: A BUDDHIST REFLECTION
Chapter 2 Buddhist arguments for vegetarianism
9. In accordance with the Buddha’s instructions in the Jivaka Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya II, 369) they ate the meat because they had not seen, heard or even suspected that their hosts had gone to someone and specifically asked them to slaughter an animal so that it could be fed to the monks. While eating their meal these monks would have had no bloody intentions, no murderous anger, no perverse fascination in seeing a creature have its throat cut. It is likely that they gave no thought whatsoever to where the meat came from or what was involved in procuring it. From the narrowest, most literal, strictly direct interpretation of it, the first Precept would not have been broken.
達爾卡法師 著 伍煥炤 譯 ：《吃肉還是不吃肉：佛教的反思》
9. 根據佛陀在《耆婆迦經》( Jivaka Sutta) (《中部》II, 369) 的教導，他們吃肉是因為他們看不到、聽不到，或甚至懷疑主人家特意找人屠宰一隻動物，以給比丘們食用。在進餐的時候，這些比丘不會有嗜殺的意圖、兇殘的怒氣和反常的興致看一樣生物生被割破喉嚨。他們可能沒有想到任何有關這些肉的來源，或者是涉及的處理情況。從最狹義、字面和完全直接的詮釋，他們沒有違反不殺戒。