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Ten commandments including "Shall not kill",
But five commandments said "Shall not kill without reason".
So Dharmic that for just follower more flexible than for monks.
By the way,Buddhism requirement do not force to others.
These regulation only exist to restrain themselves.
For that reason, Shojin ryori do not use seasoning too much and make emphasisstress characteristics of raw materials.
This word constituted from two meaning.
First one is "physically body" and Second one is "land".
"physically body" suggest to the "deed in life".
"land" suggest to the environment around themselves.
This two word cannot be separated.
Is sum, human being is lived by nature and just part of nature in this thought.
These type of thinking not only Buddhist teaching.
We can find similar one from every country and every era.
* Recently,this word use as campaign to promote Community Supported Agriculture.
Can not eat things that called "sansen".
"sanen" are designated to meat and bird and fish.
How discriminant "can eat" from "not eat"?
Ancient tradition way is too easy,
Run away if you chase is you can not eat.
So most closely eating habit is vegan in Vegetarian category.
In addition,the food that avoided in Shojin ryori, including liquor and five type of vegetable.
This vegetable called "gokkun".
Consisted from onion and spring onion and scallion and leek and scallion.
The food of Macrobiotic is similar then Shojin ryori.
But,Actually Macrobiotic is more strict about food.
How processed after harvest is important for Macrobiotic.
Coffee and refined sugar is banned.
|gomi - Five taste||Salty||Sweet||Hot||Bitter||Swour|
|gohou - Five way||Raw||Boil||Saute||Fry||Steam|
In the past,The people who live in east asia was not have a custom to eat raw vegetable.
They were required creativity and originality about cooking.
Therefore a lot of designed food made of soybean was invented.
In addtion,Shojin ryori adopt the five color for food presentation to enjoy refinement.