“I pity the clams in the basket,
who desperately yearn for moisture.
I pity the fish in the pot,
who are on the verge of asphyxiation.
When fish are gutted, they suffer immensely.
How could I do such a thing? “
-Song Dynasty Statesmen Su Tung Po
“If man does not harm the fauna, they would be free from fear.
They could be together like the luminous moon and the stars.”
– Ven Master Hong Yi
In this post, I would like to recommend my free and Public Domain translation of the eminent Qing era Upasaka Zhou An Shi’s famous FAQ scroll that points out the flaws of common arguments used to justify eating meat, and warns that chaos and war karma follows the shedding of animal blood:
Please read my free and Public Domain translation of the full text and discourse here:
This post, translated quotes and all post text/linked material are in the Public Domain