Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Majjhima Nikaya Jivaka Sutta Translation by Upalavanna I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in Raajagaha, in the mango. Thus have I heard: The Bhagava was once staying at the Mango Grove of Jivaka Komarabhacca1 in Rajagaha. Then Jivaka Komarabhacca approached the. Are Buddhists vegetarian? Learn what did BUDDHA say about eating meat. Are Buddhists vegetarian? Many modern Buddhists do not know.

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It is as though something overturned was reinstated. They were added by the Translators for the sake of clarity…. When that living being experiences pain and fear on being led along by the neck, this is the second instance in which he lays up much demerit.

Then the householder or the householder’s son serves him with excellent alms-food.

When living in places such as mountains and deserts, one has no choice but to eat meat due to the scarcity of vegetables. Jeevaka, does this bhikkhu think to trouble himself, another, or trouble both at that moment? When that living being, led by a neck-halter, experiences pain and distress, this is the second instance of his accumulating much demerit. Then Jivaka Komarabhacca approached the Bhagava and paying homage to the Bhagava took his seat in a suitable place.

Go and fetch that living sentient being this is the suttz instance in which jiaka lays up much demerit. But the bhikkhus does not think thus: Bhikkhus nourish themselves only with permissible food. What I said refers exactly to this. Some bhikkhu lives in dependence upon sufta certain village or town.


That householder or his son serves him with the nourishing food with his own hands. Wisely reflecting the danger. Is what they state in conformity with what the Bhagava has expounded?

Are Buddhist vegetarian? What did BUDDHA say about eating meat.

The most important of these is a story in the 5. When that living being experiences pain and panic on being killed, this is the fourth instance in which he lays up much demerit. It does not occur to him. Jeevaka, I say that on three instances meat should not be partaken, when seen, heard or when there is a doubt.

If anyone slaughters a living being for sake of the Tathagata or any of his disciples, he thereby creates much demerit in these five instances:.

Jivaka, if what you said refers to this 4I accept what you say.

Jivaka Sutta – An Animal Slaughtered For you

According to the Pali Tipitaka, the Buddha did not put a ban on the eating of meat. When he degrades the Tathagata or his disciple by knowingly offering meat that is impermissiblethat is the fifth instance of his accumulating much demerit.

Is any of their accusations really correct? There might be vexation, displeasure and anger due to sensual desire, hatred or bewilderment.

There are five instances where a man, who slaughters a living being purposely for the Tathagata or his disciple, accumulates much demerit. I have heard it said: At such suta time does the bhikkhu intend harm to him self stta to others or to both himself and others? As though the path was told to someone who had lost his way.

Jivaka sutta — 1. When the night is ended, in the morning he dresses, and taking his bowl and outer robe, goes to the house of that householder or householder’s son and sits down on a seat made ready.


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May the Bhagava take me as a lay disciple ‘who from now on has taken refuge in the three Jewels for life. If the bhikkhu desires he accepts and at the end of that night, putting on robes and taking bowl and robes, approaches the house of that householder or the son of the householder and sits on autta prepared seat.

The Way to Nibbana. Then a householder or a householder’s son comes to him and invites him for the next day’s meal. He abides with a mind filled with goodwill metta that permeates a quarter, likewise a second quarter, likewise a third quarter, likewise a fourth quarter; in the same manner, identifying himself with all beings everywhere, above, below and across, he abides with a mind filled with goodwill metta that extends to all beings in the world, and that is extensive, lofty, measureless, peaceable, and without malice.

If there were no such rule, there would be no need for the exception. Excellent, Venerable Sir, is the dhamma! When this was said, Jivaka Komarabhacca said: Go and slaughter that living sentient being this is the third instance in which he accumulates much demerit.

He partakes that morsel food, not enslaved, not swooned, and without a guilt, wisely reflecting the danger. The Blessed One abides in loving kindness. Thus have I heard: