There is always a belief people who pay respect to Guan Yin Pu Sa cannot eat beef? What’s your take on this? For me, I will still eat beef and my spouse will nag at me.
Another belief people will relate to is Buddhist must be a vegetarian?
Now I’m glad the Singapore Buddhist Federation Youth stepped out to clarify our understanding.
In summary, it allows people who pay respect to Guan Yin Pu Sa to eat beef and no restriction and specific rules in the Dharma. People have this assumption as they understand Guan Yin Bodhisattva came from India which Indian respect cows and do not eat beef. Thus no such restriction that people who pay respect to Guan Yin Bodhisattva cannot eat beef.
It is unnecessary for Buddhist to be on a vegetarian diet. However, they need to practice three pure meats. Meaning that if they heard or saw someone had killed the meat, then advisable to avoid eating that meat. For example, best to avoid ordering those live fish and live crab at any seafood restaurant. If someone cooks the meat and served on the table beforehand, then okay to eat.
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