Using your phone's internet browser
go to:  qna.rediff.com
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.
Q.

Are all Buddhists vegetarians?

Tags: buddhists vegetarians
Asked by spandana k, 23 Jan '13 07:11 am
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
  
    
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (9)

 
1.

No. The First Precept admonishes us to refrain from killing, but meat eating is not regarded as an instance of killing, and it is not forbidden in the scriptures. (We are speaking here mainly of the Pali scriptures. Some of the Mahayana scriptures, notably the Lankavatara Sutra, take a strong position in favor of vegetarianism.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 23 Jan '13 07:16 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
2.

What do you think, don't you know the answer ?
Answered by Smriti, 23 Jan '13 09:43 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
3.

Both prevails in Buddhism.
Answered by anantharaman, 23 Jan '13 12:39 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
4.

No
Answered by aflatoon, 23 Jan '13 09:43 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
5.

No. Though it is based on ahinsa, people of most budhhist countries eat almost everything available. Japan, Korea and China are good example of it.
Answered by Avantika, 23 Jan '13 08:39 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
6.

It all depends on which side of the table, pupil are sitting and how good the qnite is good in tilting the table.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 23 Jan '13 08:32 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
7.

Buddhism is mostly practice in china and i don't think chinese are vegetarian
Answered by Admn, 23 Jan '13 08:04 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
8.

Yes ! as non-violence is the prominent condition to attain salvation hence killing of animal for consumption purpose is strictly prohibited in Buddhism.....
Answered by Pradipta pati, 23 Jan '13 07:47 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
9.

No, although many are. Most Mahayana Buddhists are vegetarian, while dietary practices vary within Theravada and Vajrayana Buddhist schools. Vegetarianism stems from the Buddha's teaching on the five precepts of ethical conduct, the first of which is not to take a life. In Mahayana Buddhism, vegetarianism is also seen as compassion practice, which extends beyond simply abstaining from meat. Many argue that we should also consider the sources of our food, and any harm that results indirectly from its production. Non-vegetarian Buddhists point to the fact that being alive inherently involves harm to other beings, whether directly or indirectly, and that the primary goal should be not to take more than we need, therefore causing harm beyond what is absolutely necessary for our survival. These are just a few examples of arguments raised for and against vegetarianism by Buddhists; this is in fact an ongoing debate with many variations.
Answered by iqbal seth, 23 Jan '13 07:13 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining

Related Answer

Q.
A

Pork..more

Answered by Shravani KaShravan