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Food of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on Abstaining from Meat

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Publisher Comments:

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 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.

Synopsis:

Writings from a renowned nineteenth-century Tibetan meditation master on the importance of refraining from eating meat and using animal products.

About the Author

Shabkar (1781–1851) was a renowned practitioner and teacher both of the Mind-Training and the Dzogchen traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. He was a free spirit who chose to live as a hermit or wandering pilgrim without home or possessions, far from the organized life of religious establishments. He left behind many volumes of teachings, including a celebrated autobiography. He is famous for his concern for animals.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590301166
Translator:
Padmakara Translation Group
Publisher:
Shambhala
Translator:
Padmakara Translation Group
Author:
Shabkar
Location:
Boston
Subject:
China
Subject:
Meat
Subject:
Tantric buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Tantric Buddhism -- China -- Tibet.
Subject:
Zabs-dkar Tshogs-drug-ran-grol
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
20-2002
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.40x5.48x.52 in. .43 lbs.

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