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Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

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Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism
James Stewart, "Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism "
English | ISBN: 1138802166 | 2015 | 224 pages | EPUB | 658 KB
Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pāli source materials do not encourage vegetarianism and most Buddhists do not practice it. Using research based on ethnographic evidence and interviews, this book discusses this issue by presenting an investigation of vegetarianism and animal ethics within a Buddhist cultural domain.


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