Why aren't Zen monks all vegetarians or vegans? The Buddha was quite clear about the fact that no harm should be done to any creature. So, why do they eat meat and animal products?
All has been said about the dreadful hardships animals forego before being eaten or transformed into clothes. I then do not understand why Zen monks accept to inflict such suffering to animals.
Answer from Master Kosen
In general, food is mostly vegetarian during sesshins. Except at festive meals where meat or fished is served.
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