Obama swats fly, PETA responds

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Re: Obama swats fly, PETA responds

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:45 pm

Our flies, particularly our blow-flies, would put their light-weight north-american cousin to shame.


And spiders, and snakes, and jelly-fish, and crocs.
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Re: Obama swats fly, PETA responds

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:38 pm

TheDhamma wrote:
Manapa wrote:so what was petas response?


It's up there in the OP:

He isn’t the Buddha, he’s a human being and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act.”

:buddha2:


LOL
I thought that was just a remark not the actual responce.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Obama swats fly, PETA responds

Postby nathan » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:34 am

And a great deal further to go before they don't have to think either and simply do the right thing because it is wholesome and meritorious by nature so to do.

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Re: Obama swats fly, PETA responds

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:34 am

PETA
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Re: Obama swats fly, PETA responds

Postby Journey » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:14 pm

Absurd because they all miss the point.

Bhante Gunaratana, from Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness
When we purposely kill living beings, even small creatures like insects, we diminish our respect for all life - and thus for our selves. Mindfulness helps us to recognize our own aversions and to take responsibility for them. Abstaining from killing makes the mind peaceful and free from hatred. This clarity helps us to refrain from destructive actions and to embrace actions motivated by generosity and compassion.


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