2011年8月4日星期四

第六章 佛教傳統中的肉類 12

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

Chapter 6  Meat in the buddhist tradition

12.  Some years ago when I was staying at Bodhi Gaya, the Dalai Lama was due in a few days to give some talks and the town was filling up with Tibetans. A friend and I decided to get out of town for the duration to avoid the crowds. As we drove to Gaya we found the road blocked by a herd of a hundred or so buffaloes and goats being driven forward by several cowherds. Our driver hooted the horn, inched the car through the animals and when we got to one of the cowherds asked him where he was going with such a large number of animals. “To Bodh Gaya. They’re for the lamas,” he replied. One would think that the least they could do is abstain from meat while they are at such a sacred place receiving teachings that almost certainly included calls to have maha karuna for all beings. But no. The rimpoches must have their meat.

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

12.  幾年前我住在菩提伽耶的時候,適逢達賴喇嘛將會到來演講,整個市鎮擠滿了西藏人。我和朋友決定在這期間離開,以避開人群。當我們駕車到伽耶途中,道路被幾個牧人驅趕的上百隻水牛和山羊阻塞着。我們的司機鳴着汽車的喇叭,汽車從牲畜群中駛過。我們問其中一個牧人帶這麼多的牲畜往哪處。「到菩提伽耶,牠們都是給喇嘛的吃的。」他答道。人會想到在這神聖的地方接受教導,當中肯定包括呼籲對所有眾生持有大悲心,他們至少應該戒除吃肉。但事實並不如此,這些仁波切一定要吃肉。

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