John Stevens

John Stevens is an author and Professor of Buddhist Studies at Tohoku Fukushi in Sendai, Japan. This was adapted from "What Did the Buddha Eat?" which appeared in the October 1985 issue of East West Journal.

IdeasMagazine | Special Section

Meat: To Eat It or Not—John Stevens

  As a young Indian prince living nearly three millennia ago, Gotama (Buddha’s original name) enjoyed the finest delicacies available to the warrior caste of that ancient era: sali, a high-quality long-grain rice; dairy products such as ghee (made from cow, goat, or buffalo milk), butter, and curds; meat, especially goat, fowl, venison, and beef; fish and […]

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