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Which Is More ‘Allowable’ For Consuming?

Oct. 17 | 第三食肉[轻]戒:若佛子,故食肉,一切肉不得食。夫食肉者,断大慈悲佛性种子,一切众生见而舍去。是故一切菩萨,不得食一切众生肉。食肉得无量罪。若故食者,犯轻垢罪。 – 释迦牟尼佛 (梵网经菩萨戒本) [The]...

Am I At Fault For Not Finishing Shared Food?

Sep. 27 | Question: When people are unable to finish shared food, they tend to pass the dishes around to clear them. If I am the last one but cannot finish it, would I be at fault for wasting food? Answer: It would be everyone’s collective fault since...

Can A Buddhist Shrine Be Near A Dining Table?

Aug. 15 | Question: Can a Buddhist shrine (with a Bodhisattva image) be set up very near – right in front of a dining table at home? Answer: If family members are going to be eating killed animals (i.e. meat) there regularly, it is better to place the table...

Did The Buddha Die Of Food-Poisoning In Old Age?

Mar. 19 | Question: How is it that the Buddha could have died at 80 years old due to eating spoiled pork? Answer: Since the Buddha already announced the date of his passing at least 3 months in advance, he did not die of ageing or sickness, as he was in total...

Why Are Plants Non-Sentient?

Mar. 8 | Question: If plants are also living things, why do they not have consciousnesses, like humans, animals and such? Answer: This question is similar to asking – ‘If apples are also fruits, why do they not taste like oranges?’ The answer...

Letter To A Buddhist Centre For Kinder Offerings

Mar. 2 | Hello Venerable Sirs & Committee Members,  It would be great if we can encourage all to make and take vegan meal offerings (free of meat and other animal products, as they all come from continual animal exploitation and eventual killing) on major...

Why It Is Wrong To Kill To Celebrate Weddings

Jan. 24 | Since all crave to live and fear to die for any, may none cause any to live or die fearfully. – Stonepeace | Get Books The fourth point: It is not right to kill [or demand others to kill on one’s behalf] to celebrate a wedding. In the customary...

Are Stray-Feeders Bodhisattvas?

Jan. 24 | Question: Can one who feeds strays be considered doing Bodhisattva practice? Answer: It depends on whether the animals are fed with other animals (meat and produce – that come from killing, and/or from exploited animals who are eventually killed)....

Is Eating Vegan Meritorious?

Dec. 13 | Question: Why is eating vegan food meritorious? Answer: To be exact, eating by itself, of any food, is not exactly meritorious. It is the active choice of compassionate food in the first place, before consumption, that does not in/directly demand...

Should I Help Pay For Non-Vegan Food?

Sep. 6 | Question: I am a vegetarian and an aspiring vegan. As my workplace offers discount in an attached restaurant, friends like to visit to have meals with me, to also benefit from the staff discount I can get. However, they usually order meat dishes. I try...

Meet ‘Okja’ The Super Omni-Animal!

Jul. 24 | ‘Okja’ begins with the mercenary Lucy Mirando announcing, ‘The world’s [human] population is 7 billion. 805 million humans struggle with hunger every day, including 30 million right here in the United States. The world is running...

10 Reasons Why ‘Iron Fist’ Is No Buddhist

Jul. 5 | This is not so much a review of season 1’s ‘Iron Fist’, but a correction of its 10 mistakes made in the name of Buddhist culture. [1] Danny Rand shares a ‘Zen’ saying, so he claims – ‘If you wish to see the truth,...

Let’s Extend The Starfish Story!

Feb. 8 | Just as we appreciate every little bit of help, why not offer it to others who will appreciate it too? – Stonepeace | Books In the famous starfish story, a child was seen picking up and hurling beached starfishes back into the sea. An adult asks...

Can I Eat Vegan Food Mixed With Non-Vegan Food?

Jan. 18 | Question: As I wish to commit spiritually to the vegan diet, is it okay to eat vegan food that is cooked or mixed with non-vegan food? Answer: Buddhists do not see spiritual defilements to be incurred merely by taste; but by whether there is consumption...

‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ & The Missed Deaths Of Many Other Animals

Nov. 30 | This animated feature tells the tale of ‘flushed pets’, who have become ‘freedom fighters’. They meet kept pets called ‘leash lovers’, to whom they explain their cause. The abandoned pets’ revolution sought to...
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