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The aim of eating vegetarian foods in Buddhism is to purify your three karmas, particularly the karma of killing sentient beings either directly or indirectly. Undoubtedly, this way of eating is not only a figurative embodiment but a visual indication of the willingness to eat from the same pot and to share the same lot. Whilst this ritual took place, the audience to the ceremony would stab, pierce and bleed themselves as a means of auto-sacrifice, therefore further worship to the gods was obtained.

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (August 31, 2014)

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