Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Even vegetarians who abstain from eating meat out of compassion cannot prevent animals being slaughtered by people who do not believe in kamma.
Spiny: "And doesn't the harmlessness developed as part of Right Intention extend to animals too?"
Ron-The-Elder wrote:Humans are clearly "omnivores" dining in pure ignorance of the karmic consequences of their intentional actions.
Bhiku Pessala asked: "What is your intention in posting videos about cannibalism and eating dogs?"
Ron-The-Elder wrote:As Spiny ( I think) wisely pointed out we not only cause indirect harm to these creatures with our dietary choices, but we also place their butchers and marketers in the unenviable position of taking residence in the hell realms in some subsequent rebirth, perhaps alongside with us, by creating a demand for their flesh.
freedom wrote:(The son's flesh is symbolized for animal's meat, and the dog's meat is for vegetables. Of course, animal is more advance in evolution than vegetable)
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:freedom wrote:(The son's flesh is symbolized for animal's meat, and the dog's meat is for vegetables. Of course, animal is more advance in evolution than vegetable)
The analogy does not apply. Of course, killing an animal, even one's beloved pet, is less serious than killing a child that is not one's own, but meat bought in the supermarket is already dead. One had no part in killing the animal, and no desire or intention to kill animals.
Spiny Norman wrote:But choosing to buy meat regularly increases demand and leads to more animals being killed.
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Spiny Norman wrote:But choosing to buy meat regularly increases demand and leads to more animals being killed.
No it doesn't. See my earlier post..
Think about the whole picture, not just your personal contribution to the equation.
Ron-The-Elder wrote:"Cause no harm", the first precept, is in the estimation of most Buddhists the prime directive of Buddhism.
Ron-The-Elder wrote:Then we have all those cute bunny rabbits, hampsters, kitty cats, and doggies
Spiny Norman wrote:If for example I order a Christmas turkey from the local butchers, that is one more turkey which will be killed.
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