SarathW wrote:I think mosquitoes are here for a reason and they will be extinct when the time is right.
BlackBird wrote:SarathW wrote:lyndon taylor wrote:What about neutering and spaying humans, seems like a good idea to me, as long as its voluntary!!!
I would have asked “Why don’t we neuter or spay mosquitoes and flies as well?”
They're working on that.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... laria.html
SarathW wrote:Hi BB
“That the only true purpose in existence is to realize nibbana.”
Where did you get this idea from?
Please leave your reply in the following link. I don’t want to side track the OP.
Out of interest do you think there is a meaning to a lot of thing? Is there meaning to this life or this universe?
SarathW wrote:appicchato wrote:All for it...
Do you mean human animal too?
Says Agent Smith.I'd like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species, and I realised that humans are not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment; but you humans do not. Instead you multiply, and multiply, until every resource is consumed. The only way for you to survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern... a virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer on this planet, you are a plague, and we... are the cure.
barcsimalsi wrote:Says Agent Smith.I'd like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species, and I realised that humans are not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment; but you humans do not. Instead you multiply, and multiply, until every resource is consumed. The only way for you to survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern... a virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer on this planet, you are a plague, and we... are the cure.
Looks like humans are the one needs to be spayed first...
Ben wrote:Hi Jack
I think many of us have witnessed things and have worried about the state of the world and have from time to time considered similar solutions.
It looks like as a species we are arriving at a crunch. Something has got to give - that is for sure.
What I have noticed is that as societies have developed a middle class and generally increased in prosperity, birth rates go down.
appicchato wrote:SarathW wrote:appicchato wrote:All for it...
Do you mean human animal too?
Earth's human population is on the short list of things that will (if the current trend continues) doom us sooner rather than later...it's a proposition (to me) definitely worth considering...
... whatever action is done out of greed, hatred or delusion ... will ripen wherever the individual is reborn; and wherever the action ripens, there the individual experiences the fruit, be it in this life, or in the next life, or in subsequent future lives.
~ Nidana Sutta (AN 3.34) From Bhikkhu Bodhi’s Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, p. 49-50
Kumara wrote:Anyway, this is my tentative view. Please feel free to contradict.
chankahyein wrote:I run an animal charity and one of our main missions is to encourage people to get street animals (as well as their own pets) neutered. We provide financial subsidies to help them. And yes, I call myself a Buddhist (but if "KIndness" were a religion, I'd much prefer that). In the course of running this charity, we have seen unneutered animals suffer from pyometra (infection of the womb) and obstructed labour, both which cause agonising death, both of which can be prevented if the female animal had been spayed. We have also seen testicular and prostate cancers, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, etc., many animals dying on the streets due to "natural" breeding, entire litter of infant street animals dying of diseases such as distemper, tick fever, parvovirus, etc. Dogs and cats, unlike humans, do not menopause - they continue breeding until the day they die. In Malaysia, local councils practise capture-and-kill as their method of control of the street animal population.
So, as a Buddhist (if I may call myself one), my take on neutering is a resounding "YES" if our intention is to prevent further births and more suffering on the street.
In living this mundane life, there is the ideal and the practical course of action. I believe to strike a balance between the two, compassion is the answer.
Here is a recent case that we encountered: http://myanimalcare.org/2013/07/07/an-o ... og-spayed/ (you may want to scroll to the last paragraph).
So, given this world and the causes and conditions which happen within its bounds as consensus reality, we can directly know that spaying and neutering domestic animals is well endured by them, is for their (plural) greater well-being in terms of living conditions, and prevents the birth of animals into situations where their requisites are hard to come by.
It is in the realm of pre-birth-post-death statements where disagreements will arise...
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