I'm not going to second guess what the buddha said. It looks like you are moralizing now (isn't what you say an expression of morality which is seen as a vital part of what the buddha taught?).....but I am not. I am just stating what I can to the best of my abilities determine to be facts I'll leave the moralizing to others.DNS wrote: ↑Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:15 pmAnimals are in a woeful state (according to Buddhism). Humans are higher than that. According to Buddhism it is wrong to kill or cause to kill. Does meat eating, contribute to killing? That is the debate in this thread and there are various views on this matter.
Can humans (perhaps through metta) make a difference in the woeful state of animals? Does providing food and shelter help to make a difference in the woeful state of animals? (Please note that I am not moralizing here....not pointing to anything being right or wrong).