2011年7月25日星期一

第六章 佛教傳統中的肉類 6

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

Chapter 6  Meat in the buddhist tradition

6. Another weakness in this argument is that it only relates to a tiny percentage of all Theravadins, i.e. monks. All too often Theravada discourse focuses on issues that are relevant to or are the concern of monks, leaving out the other 98% of people. What about lay people to whom neither this argument or the “I didn't see, hear or suspect” argument would be relevant? They don’t go begging and they are free to make choices about what they eat! Why can’t they be encouraged to be vegetarian? And if they were vegetarian they would offer vegetarian food to monks.

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

6.  這個論據的另一弱點是,它只與一小部份的上座部教徒,例如比丘有關。很多時上座部的論述集中在與比丘相關的議題,因而忽略了其他百份之九十八的人。哪麼在家人怎樣?他們與這個論據或「我看不到、聽不到,或甚至懷疑動物是為我而屠宰,因此我不會有麻煩」的論據沒有相干。他們不用化食,可自由選擇吃的食物!為甚麼不鼓勵他們做素食者?假如他們是素食者,他們便會提供素食給比丘。

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