1. Jīvaka Sutta. Jīvaka visits the
Buddha who is staying in his Mangogrove, and asks if it is true that animals are
slain expressly for the Buddha's use. The Buddha replies that he forbids the
eating of meat only when there is evidence of one's eyes or ears as grounds for
suspicion that the animal has been slain for one's express use. Anyone who slays
an animal for the use of a monk and gives it to him commits a great evil. Jīvaka
is pleased with the reply and declares himself a follower of the Buddha.
2. Jīvaka Sutta. Questioned by Jīvaka,
the Buddha explains that an upāsaka is one who has taken the Three Refuges and
the Five Precepts, and that such a man, by reason of his qualities, works the
welfare both of himself and others. A.iv.222f.
3. Jīvaka Sutta. To those who practise
concentration and give themselves up to solitude things appear as they really
are. S. iv.143f.