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Buddhism Between Abstinence and Indulgence: Vegetarianism in the Life and Works of Jigme Lingpa

@article{Barstow2013BuddhismBA,
  title={Buddhism Between Abstinence and Indulgence: Vegetarianism in the Life and Works of Jigme Lingpa},
  author={Geoffrey Barstow},
  journal={The Journal of Buddhist Ethics},
  year={2013},
  volume={20},
  pages={74}
}
Tibetan Buddhism has long argued for the sanctity of life, condemning the killing of humans and animals alike. For just as long, however, meat has been a staple of the Tibetan diet. Individual religious leaders have dealt with this tension in different ways, but few have done so as revealingly as the eighteenth century master Jigme Lingpa ('jigs med gling pa, 17301-798). In his religious and autobiographical writings, Jigme Lingpa draws on Buddhist ideals promoting compassion towards all beings… Expand
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