lyndon taylor wrote:I think Humans have a unique and overwhelming tendency to think they are much smarter than they really are, when in fact they are destroying the planet, killing each other, and treating one another like shxt. And now they have the nerve to try and say this is what makes them better than animals, when they really should be studying animals to see how much wisdom they can learn from them. For instance the idea that animals cannot practice Dhamma, complete rubbish. Its humans that can't practice or understand Dhamma, it seems to come quite naturally to many animals.
greenjuice wrote:I've been wondering myself about how Buddhism answers this question. We humans have the five aggregates, also manas and citta are named. Which of these an animal doesn't have, or an animal has all of those but some are different then their counterparts in humans? What does the Tipitaka say- where is the difference between humans and animals?
Dogs for example will wash their genitals without a thought as to who is watching........will you?
lyndon taylor wrote:Humans have got a lot of mileage out of their opposable thumbs, its the brains that seem to be lacking, sure we can accomplish impressive things, but ask whether those impressive things are good for the planet as a whole, and our brains go on strike.
Take attachments, make a list of your attachments and a list of your pets attachments, which is longer, who is more likely to be addicted to drugs or alcohol, who is more at peace with their environment, etc. Who has less needs, wants, or desires???
santa100 wrote:What is unique in human compare to animal? the capability to build anything AND to destroy everything..
SarathW wrote: Hi Santa
Can you give bit more information.
I have seen documentaries that animal build and destroy their nest with anger.
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