2011年7月20日星期三

第六章 佛教傳統中的肉類 4

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

Chapter 6  Meat in the buddhist tradition

4. In fact, I have yet to find any Theravadin discourse on the vegetarian / meat eating debate which includes some discussion the effect that eating meat has on other beings, i.e. the animals being killed. The archetypal Theravadin is like the man who walks past someone whose life is in mortal danger without helping them. When asked why he didn’t help he says, “There is no penalty for not helping. So why should I?” In Theravada loving concern for others as described in the Metta Sutta and elsewhere, is too often left out of the equation. Perhaps too much of the focus is on the self.

達爾卡法師 著   伍煥炤 譯 :《吃肉還是不吃肉:佛教的反思》

第六章  佛教傳統中的肉類

4.  事實上,我還要找其他上座部關於素食和葷食辯論的論述,包括一些有關吃肉對其他眾生的影響,例如被屠宰的動物。典型的上座部教徒就好像遇到一個生命受到嚴重威脅的人,但他沒有伸出援手。當被問到為甚麼袖手旁觀時,他說:「不幫助是不會受罰的,因此,為甚麼我要這樣做?」上座部《慈心經》(Metta Sutta) 和其他地方對別人關愛的描述常被忽視,這可能是太多的注意集中在個人方面。

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