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Academic Sutta NameNotes PSA PlaeVaggaNikayaPTSKeywords
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.
35/152 Catukanipaata Pa.thama Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.

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