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Why Eat Plants As They Have Life Too?

Feb. 22 | Question: When chatting with meat-eating friends regarding myself going vegan, they say vegetables have life too. How should I reply? Answer: You can reply that plants do indeed have life, but not sentient life (with feelings, emotions, reasoning)....

Am I Creating Positive Or Negative Karma?

Feb. 1 | Question: I am a nutritionist who educates on healthy eating through talks and cooking demonstrations. As the company I work in produces animal-based foods, I am tasked to promote their benefits too. Does my job create positive or negative karma, as...

How The Buddha Gradually Urged The Kindest Diet

Feb. 1 | 食肉之人,不应施肉。 何以故? 我见不食肉者有大功德。 – 大般涅槃经 (迦叶菩萨) Those [who] eat meat, should not [be] given meat. Why is [this] so? I see those not eating meat [to] have great meritorious virtues [due...

Should Buddhists Eat Cows?

Nov. 23 | When compassion is greater than greed, it is easy to abstain from eating animals. – Stonepeace | Books A common question among Chinese Buddhists is whether they are ‘allowed’ to eat cow. Is it a Buddhist practice to abstain from eating...

How Should All Aspiring For Buddhahood Eat And Drink?

Oct. 9 | (An Introduction To Maha-Veganism 大乘净素) 不听食肉, 应观是食, 如子肉想。 夫食肉者, 断大悲种。 – 释迦牟尼佛《大般涅槃经》 Not heeding eating of meat, one should contemplate this eating, as one’s own...

Should We Kill Many Others To Protect Ourselves?

Sep. 23 | Thinking, ‘As am I so are others, as are others so am I’, harm none nor have them harmed. – Sakyamuni Buddha (Sutta Nipata 705) For protecting humans upon complaints, does the searching for destroying of animal ‘pests’, such...

How Shariputra Saw A Man, His Son & Their Dog

Aug. 18 | … Stop harming others, as you would want others to stop harming you… You can benefit others right away by not harming numberless sentient beings, by not eating them… With so many sentient beings, this frees them from being killed…...

Project Makan: Vegetarianism & Veganism In The True Sutras (2nd Run)

Aug. 10 | Register Free By Clicking Here Some Past Feedback:  Dear Shi’an Laoshi, thank you for conducting the Project Makan class. You have so much to teach and we have so much to learn, not only in this class but over many courses you have taught. I have...

Queries On Abstention From Killing (& Meat-Eating)

Aug. 3 | (Upasaka Zhou Anshi was an eminent Qing dynasty Buddhist and author of Anshi Quanshu (安士全書). His masterpiece fully captures the spirit of Chinese Buddhism and the vision of the Buddha and sages.  The 13th Pure Land Patriarch Great Master Yinguang...

How The Buddha Eventually Advocated Veganism

Jun. 15 | (The Buddha’s Admonition Against Killing & Eating Of Sentient Beings) 释迦牟尼佛如何逐渐提倡全素 (佛陀对杀生与食肉的训诫)  The word ‘veganism’ denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude —...

Why Do Buddhists Avoid Meat-Eating & Practise Animal Liberation?

Jun. 1 | (The Bodhisattva Precepts On Going Vegetarian & Releasing Lives) How does one keep wishing all beings to be well and happy while eating many of them? –  Anonone To answer the titled question, let us look at five interconnected Bodhisattva...

Are Animal & Human Placentas Vegetarian?

Jun. 1 | Question: From the Buddhist perspective, is human/animal placenta considered vegetarian/vegan, as there is no killing involved, although it comes from them? Answer: From both Buddhist and secular perspectives, placenta is not vegetarian as it is ‘meat-like’....

You, ‘Animals And The Buddha’

May. 4 | All beings fear danger, life is dear to all. When a person considers this, he does not kill or cause to kill. – The Buddha (Dhammapada, 129) ‘Animals And The Buddha’ (https://youtube.com/watch?v=S0MWAAykFuc) is a documentary by ‘Dharma...

Should I Accommodate With Non-Vegan Meals?

Apr. 13 | Question: There are work lunches catered only with halal but no vegan choices, and there are gatherings, for which I do not wish to cause inconvenience to others’ food choices. As an aspiring vegan, I simply follow the crowd but struggle in trying...

Why Veganism Is The ‘Beginning’ & ‘End’ Of Vegetarianism

Mar. 2 | (The Differences & Similarities Between Veg*ns) As compassion ought to be universal, compassion is ultimately non-religious, and the ultimate spiritual virtue for all. – Stonepeace | Books ‘VEGANISM’ is NOT an abbreviation of ‘vegETARIanism’,...