2011年8月5日星期五

第六章 佛教傳統中的肉類 13

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

Chapter 6  Meat in the buddhist tradition

13.  Related to all this is a rather shameful hypocrisy that prevailed and indeed continues to linger in nearly all Buddhist lands, whether they be Theravada, Mahayana or Tibetan Buddhist. Butchers, leather-workers, hunters, fishermen and fowlers in Buddhist countries provided the community with various animal products including meat but were marginalized for doing so. Coastal-living fishermen in Sri Lanka were shunned by the majority and no monks ministered to their spiritual needs because they killed fish. Consequently these people were easily converted to Catholicism when the Portuguese arrived.

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

13.   與此相關的是一個頗為令人可恥的虛偽行為,而它仍然在差不多所有的佛教地方出現,無論是上座部、大乘或藏傳佛教。佛教國家的屠夫、皮革工人、獵人、漁民和捕獵野禽的人為社會提供各樣來自動物的產品,包括肉類,但他們卻因此受到人們的排擠。在斯里蘭卡岸邊生活的漁民由於捕殺魚類,因而被大眾避開,也沒有比丘照顧他們的精神需要。結果,當葡萄牙人來到的時候,他很容易被改變信仰,皈依了天主教。

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