disciple of the Buddha must not deliberately eat the flesh of any
being, for if he does so, he thereby cuts off great compassion,
kindness, and the seed of the Buddha-nature and causes all beings
who encounter him to avoid him. Therefore, all Bodhisattvas must
abstain from eating the flesh of any being, for meat-eating is the
source of limitless offenses. Hence, if a Bodhisattva deliberately
eats meat, he thereby violates this minor precept and commits defiling
The Brahma Net Sutra is also known as the Brahmajala
Source:The Buddha Speaks
the Brahma Net Sutra, p.20.
also an online translation at YMBA.Org.