Sep 19, 2018

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Letter No. 264 to disciples: WHY IS THE DOG MEAT PROHIBITED FOR BUDDHIST PRACTITIONERS TO EAT? (Không được ăn thịt chó vì sao?)

Letter No. 264 to disciples: WHY IS THE DOG MEAT PROHIBITED FOR BUDDHIST PRACTITIONERS TO EAT? (Không được ăn thịt chó vì sao?) Letter No. 264 to disciples: Why is the dog meat prohibited for Buddhist practitioners to eat? Dear disciples, You have already listened to my conveying the Buddha’s teachings on three kinds of pure meat but Buddha forbid nine kinds of flesh: that of (1) human beings, (2) lions, (3) tigers, (4) leopards, (5) dogs, (6) snakes, (9) tortoises. (8) hyenas and (9) horses. Why is it so? According to the explanation from Venerable Ajahn Bramavamso in an article” “What the Buddha Said About Eating Meat”, an extract is: “however there are some meats which are specifically prohibited for monks to eat: human meat, for obvious reasons; meat from elephants and horses as these were then considered royal animals; dog meat – as this was considered by ordinary people to be disgusting; and meat from snakes, lions, tigers, panthers, bears and hyenas – because one who had just eaten the flesh of



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