santa100 wrote:But the best way is to stay in shape, eat right, exercise,... so you wont' catch a cold and won't have to use antibiotics/antiviral...
chownah wrote:I just thought of something....didn't the Buddha teach something to the effect that all beings fear death?.....if he taught that then perhaps if an animal is so undeveloped that they can not have the fear of death then they are exempt from the killing precept?....just wondering....never thought of this before....
This way not the antibiotics do the killing, but your body itself kills more.
Nothing wrong with it, though.
chownah wrote:I think that usually the distinction is whether it is sentient or not.....I'm not sure if there is scriptural support for this or not but it is a common view...which of course points us to the question of how to define sentience......also, in a thread in a forum which is no longer functioning it was discussed about whether killing different things had different kamma and I think the scriptures supported the idea that larger animals had worse fruits than smaller ones......it was suggested by some that it was the neurological complexity that was the determinant but no Pali scriptural references were found to support that notion.
Don't kill them, you'll end up with no home and your house will be a blight in the neighborhood and source for the infestation of other homes.cooran wrote:Hello all,
I am concerned because an inspection seems to indicate that my home has borers in the framework of the roof.
I am concerned because an inspection seems to indicate that my home has borers in the framework of the roof. I need to eradicate them or they will destroy the house. What to do? I've had a few sleepless nights worrying about this. I would be grateful for any thoughts on this, with textual links if possible
mikenz66 wrote:I'm sure you've heard this before, but the survival of any living being (such as you or me) is in some ways detrimental to other living beings. Building the house in the first place undoubtedly killed many beings, either directly or by depriving them of habitat. I think that it is important to recognise that all we can do is reduce our impact, not eliminate it.
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