(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
VEGETARIANS SHOULD MINIMISE THE USE OF LEATHER
Caller: Are vegetarians allowed to wear belts and clothes that are made of leather?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Vegetarians are allowed to wear leather clothes and accessories. However, it is best to minimise the use of it whenever you can.
Caller: I rarely wear leather products, but I do wear leather belts quite often.
Master Jun Hong Lu: It is fine. We have no choice since we are mortal human beings, unlike monks and nuns. They can’t use them.
Master Jun Hong Lu: Monks and nuns are not allowed to wear leather belts or leather shoes. When a monk or nun wishes to wear the types of clothing worn by ordinary folks, that is called ‘resuming secular life’.
Caller: Yes, that’s right, we didn’t know that.
Master Jun Hong Lu: No worries.
Master Jun Hong Lu: OK, thank you.
Caller: Thank you Master Lu, goodbye.
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