This is a very perverted idea, that one can eat meat without karmic
guilt, if you let someone else do the killing for you and let him get
the bad karma.
It is just as bad as fundamentalists Christian belief that it is OK
to sin over and over if at the end one repents his sins and accepts
Christ he will be saved.
Both are perversions.
On Dec 21, 2008, at 4:22 AM, Anthony Wu wrote:
I believe 'Buddha nature' is a mahayana Buddhism's creation. I have
not found original Buddhism literature mentioning the term. Some go
as far as insisting that even stone has Buddha nature. Let us limit
ourselves to sentient beings only who have Buddha nature. That
means all animals, including roaches and vermin. When a pond was
filled with water to kill insects, the Buddha allowed it, because
the purpose was to clean the place, not to kill. By the same token,
if we eat meat bought from a supermarket, we create little bad
karma, because we don't do the killing. So animals are not created
to be food. Therefore, Jesus says, 'don't kill sacrifice animals.
Use my blood, to donate to God.' That is the highest ideal.. It is
best to be a vegetarian. If you cannot resist eating delicious
meat, try not to cause to kill, to avoid creating bad karma. Good
--- On Sat, 20/12/08, Karin Machado <tortiller...@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Karin Machado <tortiller...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Ducks Have Buddha Nature?
Date: Saturday, 20 December, 2008, 9:54 PM
Are some animals created to be food and therefore have no Buddha
Nature? Are plants and insects without Buddha Nature because they
are at the bottom of the food chain??
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