Many practitioners of Buddhism follow a strict vegetarian diet. They do this in an attempt to follow the way of Buddha, who is believed to have lived a vegetarian life that shunned killing. It seems, however, that this may not be the whole truth.
According to research, Buddha accepted all foods given to him as long as he wasn’t the sole reason for the killing and the killing wasn’t done in front of him. This probably helps explain why many depictions of him are of a relatively fat guy, who could never have gained so much weight on eating vegetables alone.
It kind of makes me feel like a miniature Buddha myself. There have been very few occasions where I have seen my meal slaughtered in front of me and I almost never eat an entire animal myself. I see a bright future for those who follow the path of Unveganism.
For eating meat and inspiring millions, Buddha, you are a true Unvegan Hero!
(via Darwin’s Table)