2011年8月31日星期三

第七章 我如何成為素食者 6

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

Chapter 7 How I became a vegetarian

6.  Three months later, on a quick trip to Australia, a Sri Lankan friend gave me some things to deliver to his brother back in Sri Lanka. One of these things was a book called Animal Liberation by Peter Singer.* I had never heard of this book and its title aroused no interest in me. Back in Sri Lanka I called the brother and he said he would come the next day to collect the things. However, he didn't show up for another three months. The book and other things sat around my room acting as a sort of silent reminder of how casual Sinhalese can be towards keeping appointments.

* The book has recently been re-issued as Animal Liberation - The Definitive Classic of the Animal Liberation Movement, Harper 2009.

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

6.  三個月後,我在澳洲短期旅行,一位斯里蘭卡朋友托我帶些東西回當地的兄弟,其中一樣東西是一本彼得.辛格 (Peter Singer) 撰寫的《動物解放》(Animal Liberation)*。我從沒有聽過這本書,它的題目也沒喚起我的興趣。回到斯里蘭卡後,我通知朋友的兄弟,他說明日來取這些東西。然而,他在三個月內也沒有出現。這本書和其他東西就放在我的房間,無聲無息地提示着僧伽羅人對赴約是何等的隨意。

這本書在2009年由Harper出版社重新發行,書名Animal Liberation - The Definitive Classic of the Animal Liberation Movement

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