lyndon taylor wrote:Kind of like we're kindly being asked to support the American government, even though its killing a lot of innocent civilians in foreign conflicts,
lyndon taylor wrote:any host that can't understand someone might want to refrain from killing and eating animals, especially if they're Buddhist, almost deserves to be insulted!!!
lyndon taylor wrote:Would you offer the same kind advice to Jews and muslims, that they should just swallow their traditions and eat pork if offered them by a host?
killing innocent civilians=killing innocent animals, sorry you don't see any connection.
I'm damned if I'm going to be concerned about a hosts feelings...
That is either Ven Dhammanando, or Ajahn Dhammanando.lyndon taylor wrote:
PS I'd like a quote from the scriptures, Dhammanando, where . . .
lyndon taylor wrote:The precept is to not kill, and come to an understanding of how you can refrain from killing and contributing to killing,
lyndon taylor wrote:I'd like a quote from the scriptures, Dhammanando, where the Buddha says offending ones host is a greater crime than killing a living being.
Dhammanando wrote:lyndon taylor wrote:I'd like a quote from the scriptures, Dhammanando, where the Buddha says offending ones host is a greater crime than killing a living being.
Then I suggest you direct your question to the proper quarters, which is to say, to some Buddhist who actually holds such a view.
lyndon taylor wrote:Its pretty clear from scripture that the Buddha didn't force vegetarianism, but rather encouraged vegetarianism without making it a rule, a feature sorely missed by many of the pro meat eating camp, who are basically encouraging meat eating, and belittleing vegetarianism, something the Buddha never did. Not to mention twisting around the Buddha's admonitions against killing by proxy.
Everytime you buy a steak, a certain percentage of your cost actually goes to pay the person who killed the cow, and the business that aims to profit off killing and selling the meat from the cow, that may not be killing to you, but it is to me, so I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree......
Mkoll wrote:In terms of a host offering you food, it depends on the context as to whether it's inoffensive to refuse to eat or not. I wouldn't make blanket statements for either case.
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