Depending on each person’s own condition and capacity, all of us should at least try to be vegetarian from now on. Our motivation though should be different from that of the non-Buddhists whose primary concerns are mostly health related rather than considerations for the future lives or compassion for other sentient beings. We will not only stop eating meat but should also vow not to eat meat ever again. Absent the vow, simply stop eating meat would not be deemed a virtuous deed on its own. The vow should go like this, “By the merit of quitting meat now, may I never eat meat again in all future lives.
~ Depicted from Luminous Wisdom Book Series 1