2011年8月18日星期四

第七章 我如何成為素食者 1

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

Chapter 7 How I became a vegetarian

1.  It was a Saturday morning and I was in Phnom Penh walking through the central market looking for some fruit to buy. I unknowingly soon found myself in the meat section. Even a blind person would know they were there. The stench was overpowering. Chickens with wet feathers and blank expressions sat in tiny cages, probably oblivious to what was soon to happen to them. The goats certainly knew. You could see it in their eyes. But there was nothing they could do and they just stood there, heads bowed, resigned to their fate. Meat hung on hooks, knives and cleavers lay on chopping blocks and everything was covered with blood and flies. For a nonhuman animal it would be a vision of hell.

達爾卡法師 著   伍煥炤 譯 :《吃肉還是不吃肉:佛教的反思》

第七章   我如何成為素食者

1.  這是個星期日的早上,我走進金邊的中央市場選購水果,不知不覺地發現自己走到了售賣肉類的地方。即使是一個失明的人也知道他們處身這裏。這裏的惡臭讓人無法忍受。雞隻的羽毛濕透,呆滯地蹲在小籠內,可能未察覺到自己快將發生的事情。山羊肯定知道是甚麼回事,你可從牠們的眼中看出來。然而,牠們沒有甚麼可以做,只能站在那裏,低着頭接受命運的安排。肉掛在鉤上,刀子和切肉刀則放在砧板上,所有的東西都佈滿了血和蒼蠅。對於人類之外的動物而言,這就是地獄的情景。

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