Food of Bodhisattvas  -  Buddhist Teachings on Abstaining from Meat

Food of Bodhisattvas - Buddhist Teachings on Abstaining from Meat

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Author: Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Padmakara Translation Group
Publisher: Shechen Publications
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 144
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174721746


Based on the teachings of 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 Buddha’s teachings show how destructive habits can be examined and transformed gradually from within. The aim is not to repress one’s 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 Shabkar’s Book 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 Shabkar’s commentary. The second, the Nectar of Immortality, is Shabkar’s discourse on the importance of developing compassion for animals.


Foreword by Pema Wangyal
Translator’s Introduction

The Faults of Eating Meat
The Nectar of Immortality