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Jīvaka Sutta, Majjhimanikāya
This important discourse from the Middle-length discourses, the Jīvaka Sutta, is on the topic of the eating of meat by the monks.

It is clear that the Buddha and his disciples ate meat, fish, fowl, and eggs when they were offered. In those days it was regarded as a superior food, and presumably was not as easily available to the poor as it is nowadays, but there was clearly a market for meat.
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