2011年5月27日星期五

第四章 殺生鏈的最後一環 4

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

Chapter 4 The last link in the chain

4. So why did the Buddha consider arms trading to be a wrong means of livelihood? Obviously because weapons, like poisons make killing possible. Their main purpose, indeed their only purpose, is to kill. The arms dealer is centrally situated in a chain that could lead to someone being killed, even though he himself does not kill anyone. A, arms manufacturer - B, arms dealer = C, purchaser and killing. Now if we reverse this sequence and apply it to meat eating then surely the same conclusion would have to be drawn; C - eating meat - B, meat seller = A, slaughter man and killing. Why in both these cases has the Buddha left out one or two of the key links in these chains?

達爾卡法師 著   伍煥炤 譯 :《吃肉還是不吃肉:佛教的反思》

第四章  殺生鏈的最後一環

4.  因此,為甚麼佛陀認為販賣武器是一種不正當的生計?這很明顯是由於武器,正如毒藥一樣可用來殺生。武器的主要,亦肯定是它們唯一的用途就是用來殺生。雖然武器商人沒有殺害任何人,但他必定處身人們被殺的環節當中。甲,武器製造商 — 乙,武器商 = 丙,買家和殺生。現在假如我們把這順序倒轉,並應用在吃肉方面,肯定能得出相同的結論;丙 — 吃肉 — 乙,肉販 = 甲,屠夫和殺生。為甚麼在這些情況佛陀遺漏當中一兩個重要的環節?

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