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Anybody recommend a book on the arguments for and against vegitarianism in Buddhism?This is a topic/issue I would really like to try to understand.
Didn't know asking book recommendations was line crossing. Feel free to removed thread.
The problem is that there are no books that discuss the Buddha's own meat-eating, and his allowing of his monks to eat meat. Nor do they discuss the fact that lots of Asian Buddhists eat meat. The books only present one side of the coin, not the other.
Not all are pro-vegetarianism and mostly or all are not dogmatic, some really talk about what Buddha eat and why.
Not all are pro-vegetarianism and mostly or all are not dogmatic, some really talk about what Buddha eat and why. Could you let us know which ones provide a balanced view? The ones I looked at were pro-vegetarian. Your description sounds interesting.
@Arthurbodhi, The OP specifically asked for written works on "For and against in vegetarianism."so I trust you are able to provide literature on the pro-meat angle, in Buddhism?The OP requires a view from both angles.....