One may disregard his words; one may consciously lead others to commit evil in provisioning oneself with meat.
One may think, “There are always skillful means in the sutras and tantras that counteract the evil so that I shall still be pure of stain.”
And one can let oneself off the hook by telling oneself that there are substances to be placed into the animals’ mouths and words that can be whispered in their ears and impressed upon their minds so that they will not remain in the lower realms.
But to do all this reveals a complete failure to grasp the meaning of the Buddha’s teaching. It is a perversion of the Dharma.
—Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol
Peace and clarity in 2014!