After All

Related imageIt is sad to see how many American Buddhists are managing to find a self-satisfying accommodation to eating meat. Some airily cite the doctrine of emptiness, insisting that ultimately there is no killing and no sentient being killed. Others find cover behind the excuse that taking life is the natural order of things and, after all, “the life of a carrot and that of a cow are equal.”

The truth is, though, that as humans we are endowed with discriminating minds that we can use to educate ourselves to the implications of our volitional acts and to choose those foods that minimize suffering to living beings.

— Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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1 Response to After All

  1. Andy says:

    “Better to be attached to holiness (precepts, Sutras) though it be as large as Mount Sumeru than to be attached to emptiness though it be as small as a mustard seed.” Source lost, possibly Master Chu-Hung of China, one of the great Ming dynasty monks. He had little patience with those who claimed the doctrine of emptiness validated their not upholding the precepts. (The Renewal Of Buddhism In China by Chun-fang)

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