|Academic||Sutta Name||Notes||PSA Plae||Vagga||Nikaya||PTS||Keywords|
|AN.IV.40||Udaayi 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. offerings made to enlightened arahants which can secure for the offerer, liberation of heart, wisdom and happiness in the hereafter.
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