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Academic Sutta NameNotes PSA PlaeVaggaNikayaPTSKeywords
AN.IV.39 Ujjaya Sutta Asked whether the Buddha praised the practice of sacrifices, the Buddha replies that he does not praise the following four types of sacrifice:
1. sacrifice of oxen; 2. sacrifice of goats and sheep; 3. sacrifice of pigs, and; 4. sacrifice of other animals.
The Buddha says that he does, however, praise forms of sacrifice that are free from butchery -- e.g. sacrifices that display charity or sacrifices for the benefit of the clan.
35/149 Catukanipaata Pa.thama Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.


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