Food of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on Abstaining from Meat

Food of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on Abstaining from Meat by Shabkar 1590301161 9781590301166
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Based on the teachings of the Buddha, this book offers the most compelling and impassioned indictment of meat-eating to be found in Tibetan literature and is pertinent to anyone interested in vegetarianism as a moral or spiritual issue. The Buddhas teachings show how destructive habits can be examined and transformed gradually from within. The aim is not to repress ones desire for meat and animal products by force of will, but to develop heartfelt compassion and sensitivity to the suffering of animals, so that the desire to exploit and feed on them naturally dissolves. There are two texts presented here. One is an excerpt from ShabkarsBook of Marvels, consisting of quotations from the Buddhist scriptures and the teachings of masters of Tibetan Buddhism that argue against the consumption of meat, with Shabkars commentary. The second, theNectar of Immortality, is Shabkars discourse on the importance of developing compassion for animals.

Author: Shabkar

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 160

Publisher: Shambhala

Publication Date: 2004-08-10


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