Wenda20141031 01:24:15 [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.

Caller:

Pardon?

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.

Caller:

OK.

Master Jun Hong Lu:

OK, thank you.

Caller:

Thank you Master Lu, goodbye.