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Postby Sanjay PS » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:03 am

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The path of Dhamma is no picnic . It is a strenuous march steeply up the hill . If all the comrades desert you , Walk alone ! Walk alone ! with all the Thrill !!

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Re: Ticks and fleas

Postby seeker242 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:13 pm

If one has a problem killing fleas and ticks, it would be better to not have the responsibility of taking care of pets to begin with IMO. :) However, if one does have a pet, the very responsible thing to do is to not allow them to be become infested with fleas and tics to begin with. That way, you won't have to make that choice to begin with. Of course that does not help if they already are infested.

Would it be more unethical to let a dog suffer and die from a flea infestation than it would be to give him a flea bath, I think so!

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Re: Ticks and fleas

Postby Virgo » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:24 pm

Here some of the problems with rebirth in samsara are evident.

Because we love and are attached to one animal that is suffering unwholesome kamma vipaaka, we harm other beings which are harming the one we like, and through which it is experiencing it's unwholesome vipaaka (result of kamma). Then, we create unwholesome kamma through that deed, and we will be made to suffer it's unwholesome vipaaka in turn at some point in the future. And it goes on and on in this way.


Would an Arahant kill the bugs to save the dog?

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The path of Dhamma is no picnic . It is a strenuous march steeply up the hill . If all the comrades desert you , Walk alone ! Walk alone ! with all the Thrill !!

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Re: Ticks and fleas

Postby Anagarika » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:34 pm

Kevin had earlier posted that my views may cause me to be reborn in the hell realm. He did subsequently soften this post. I wanted to respond that as long as beer is served in hell, I will survive.

I'm writing again now that wiser voices have weighed in , to suggest to Kevin that his tone is somewhat strident and 'black and white.' It can be good to be resolute about certain issues ( ie environmental negligence is harming the planet), but a lot of what we encounter in life arises in some very grey areas. I mentioned earlier the Middle Way, the idea that extremes (self-mortification vs sensuality) do not lead us to insight and release. My hope for myself, and for you, Kevin, is that we can cultivate our understanding along this path, learn from the kalayana mitta here, and strive to gain release from the stress and suffering that these attachments bring us. In other words, try not to be too hard on others, and in turn, yourself.

So, if I do end up in a lower realm for killing ticks, I will meet you there, and I'll buy the first pint. :)

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