Buddhist Buddhism And Food Of Buddhism

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Buddhist Vegetarianism and Foods
In China, Buddhism is an ancient religion with numerous followers. Vegetarians are generally regarded as Buddhists because people know that Buddhism is a religion that prohibits eating meat. Buddhism originated in ancient India, which found by a prince of realm called Gautama Buddha in three thousand years ago. (Henry, 2012) It spread to China in the Western Han Dynasty. It not only brought a new religion for China, but also had a profound impact on the vegetarian culture at that time. We will describe the relationship between the Buddhism and its vegetarian culture through food varieties of vegetarian diet, dishes, and the benefits to the human body.
Food varieties of Buddhist Vegetarianism
Buddhists mainly eat grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. A lot of people have stereotype of Buddhist, which monks do not eat meat because it is considered breaking no killing rule. However, that is not entirely true. Buddhism does not forbid its followers to eat meat at the beginning. Moreover, there are many different stringent requirements for whether or what kind of meat Buddhists can eat depend on different sects of Buddhism. Thus, Buddhism does not have a uniform standard diet.
Views of different Religious Sect
Due to descendants’ different understanding and interpretation of the Dharma, the teachings, doctrines has to be made to adapt the new environment. Buddhists who believe in different ideas were naturally separate into…
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