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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Then Jivaka Komarabhacca approached the Bhagava and paying homage to the Bhagava took his seat in a suitable place. Something covered was made manifest. Now I understand venerable sir. Those who say, ‘People slaughter living beings purposely for Samana Gotama and Samana Jivqka knowingly eats meat of animals slaughtered intentionally for him and on account of him’, do not say what is in accordance with what I have said.
I say, that meat could be partaken on three instances, when not seen, not heard and when there is no doubt about it. If he said, go bring that living thing of such name. Then the householder or the householder’s son serves him with jivakz alms-food. Venerable sir, those who say, that living things are killed on account of the recluse Gotama, and he partakes that, knowing, it was killed on account of him, are they saying the rightful words of the Blessed One and not blaming the Teaching?
I have heard it said: Now I understand this, venerable sir: With that thought developed limitlessly and grown great without anger. But the bhikkhu does not think thus: Will there not be legitimate cause for censure, however little, in what the Bhagava allegedly says and in the repetition of it by other people?
At the end of that night, putting on robes and taking bowl and robes, he approaches the house of sktta householder or the son of the householder and sits on the prepared seat.
He partakes that morsel food, neither enslaved andswooned, nor guilty. I say that there are three occasions in which meat may be eaten: Vinaya, Mahavagga, Book 4. He eats that almsfood without being attached to it, without longing or yearning for it, and utterly disgusted with it, he sees the danger in it and understands the escape from it!!! Some bhikkhu lives in dependence upon a certain village or town. Your email sutta will not be published. Sign In Don’t have an account?
Jivaka, those who speak thus, do not truthfully speak about what has been said or done by me, but misrepresent me with what is untrue and quite contrary to the actual facts….
Jivaka Sutta This have I heard: From today sutfa the Blessed One remember me as a lay follower who has gone to him for shelter for as long as this life lasts.
As though the path was told to someone who had lost his way. What do you think, Jivxka What is this religion? Go and fetch that living sentient being this is the first instance in which he lays up much demerit. What do you think, Jivaka? If you say it, on account of that, I allow it.
Meat should not be eaten on these three occasions. If it was said, go kill that animal.
Jivaka, I say there are three occasions in which meat should not be eaten; when it is seen, heard or suspected that the living being has been killed for sake of a bhikkhu. In the morning, after that night has passed, rearranging his robes and taking alms-bowl and the great robe, goes to the dwelling place of the householder or the householder’s son and takes the seat prepared for him. Please consider this Jivaka: With thoughts of intrinsic joy…With equanimity and also the second, third, fourth, above, below and across, in all circumstances, for all purposes, towards all, equanimity grown great and developed limitlesslywithout anger.
Please reconsider this Jivaka: There might be vexation, displeasure and anger due to sensual desire, hatred or bewilderment. The Way to Nibbana. At such a time does the bhikkhu intend harm to him self or to others or to both himself and others? Fetch that living being! There might be malevolence due to sensual desire, hatred or bewilderment. This have I heard: When he orders, ‘Go!
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I declare there are three circumstances in which meat can be eaten: He eats that almsfood without being attached to it, without longing or urging for autta, and utterly disgusted with it, he sees the danger in it and understands the escape from it!!!
Jiivaka the foster son of the prince approached the Blessed One, worshipped, sat on a side and said: I have heard it said that people slaughter living beings purposely for Samana Gotama and that Samana Gotama knowingly eats meat 2 of animals slaughtered intentionally for him and on account of him. They are misrepresenting me, Jivaka! Jivaka, sjtta what you said refers to this 4I accept what you say.
It is as though something overturned was reinstated. The Blessed One, abides in equanimity. He partakes that morsel food, not enslaved, not swooned, and without a guilt, wisely reflecting the danger.