2011年8月1日星期一

第六章 佛教傳統中的肉類 9

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

Chapter 6  Meat in the buddhist tradition

9.  Even though a civilized humane society knows there will always be deaths from cancer, accidents, murder and other causes, it still feels it worthwhile to try to minimize such deaths. Can it regulate or protect its citizens from every possible life-threatening situation? No! But where it is feasible it does so and it does save many lives as a result. Will being vegetarian stop animals being killed? No! But it is one step I can take, a very simple step, a step that costs me nothing, which will diminish at least some of the great suffering in the world and my complicity in it.

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

9.   儘管文明仁愛的社會知道癌症、意外、謀殺和其他原因會導致死亡,它仍然認為嘗試減少這些死亡是值得的。社會能否監察或保護市民,避免每個可能危及生命的情況?不能夠!然而,它能在可行的地方作出行動,而這樣也確實挽救了很多生命。吃素能停止動物被屠宰嗎?不能夠!但這是我能踏出的一步,這步非常簡單,不會花費我任何金錢,它至少能減低世界上巨大的痛苦,以及我在當中的責任。

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