Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

57. Are Buddhists Vegetarian?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Dhivan Thomas Jones [+-]
University of Chester
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Dhivan Thomas Jones is a Lecturer in Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Chester. His research is mainly in the area of early Buddhist philosophy.

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As a matter of fact, many Buddhists are not vegetarian, and neither was the Buddha a vegetarian. But, as an ethical principle, vegetarianism does follow from the Buddhist principle of non-harming (ahiṃsā), and many Asian and Western Buddhists forego meat eating out of compassion for farmed animals.

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Jones, Dhivan Thomas. 57. Are Buddhists Vegetarian?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 289-292 Oct 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40798. Date accessed: 28 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40798. Oct 2021

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