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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Now I suttw this, venerable sir: 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: A man may, for instance, offer a jivaaka bear-meat saying it is pork, and then accuse the bhikkhu of eating unpermitted meat. Jeevaka, the bhikkhu supported by a village or hamlet sits pervading one direction with thoughts of loving kindness, and also the second, third, fourth, above, below and across, in all circumstances, for all purposes, towards all.

From today let the Blessed One remember me as a lay follower who has gone to him for shelter for as long as this life jivka. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Jivaka Sutta, monks are not allowed to eat meat if:.

But the bhikkhus does not think thus: Anyone who slaughters jivakaa living being for sake of the Tathagata or any of his disciples creates future disadvantage on these five occasions Then the householder or the householder’s son serves him with excellent alms-food.


Jivaka Sutta

Jivaka, the famous physician and surgeon, was the adopted son of Prince Abhaya. Brahma dwells in friendliness.

He partakes that morsel food, neither enslaved andswooned, nor guilty. At such a time does not that bhikkhu nourish himself with blameless nourishment?

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The sutga accepts, if he likes. In the morning, after that night has passed, rearranging his robes and taking alms-bowl and great robe, he goes to the dwelling place of the householder or the householder’s son and takes the seat prepared for him. What do you think of what I shall say? Is what they state in conformity with what the Bhagava has expounded?

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:. Now I understand venerable sir. Retrieved from ” http: In this fifth instance he accumulates much demerit.

If what you said referred to that, then I agree with you. 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.


He who slaughters a living being intending it for the Tathagata or his disciple accumulates much demerit in these five ways. In this second instance he accumulates much demerit.

The tradition of being a vegetarian Buddhist started off in China. He abides with a mind filled with compassion To him comes a householder or a householder’s son inviting him for the next day’s meal Jivaka!

Do those who say, ‘People slaughter living beings purposely for Samana Gotama and Samana Gotama knowingly eats meat of animals slaughtered intentionally for him and on account of him’ say it in accordance with what the Bhagava says? What I said refers exactly to this. This have I heard: Facebook Auto Publish Powered By: Jiivaka the foster son of the prince approached the Blessed One, worshipped, sat on a side and said: In this third instance he accumulates much demerit.

Moreover, Buddhism explicitly includes jivka in its moral universe. When he degrades the Tathagata or his disciple by knowingly offering meat that is impermissiblethat is the fifth instance of his accumulating much demerit.