Questions, Your Answers
Is being a vegetarian
and refraining from smoking and drinking alcohol part of the Buddhist
ideal? The answer for you as a Buddhist can be straight forward
and simple. But whatever the answer is: just face things as they
are. Make no excuses. If you realized that you were there, no path
Any path without
focus on both compassion and wisdom can not be called a Buddhist
path. All Buddhist schools agree on this. So, does eating meat develop
wisdom and compassion? Is it the result of wisdom and compassion?
Or is eating meat irrelevant to you? Fine, be straight forward.
teachers say that Buddha ate meat. Did they witness it? Buddha may
have permitted monks to eat meat under very limited circumstances.
Would he allow monks to eat meat today? Just decide for yourself.
What is the ideal and how should you work towards it? No excuses.
Just straightforward action.