This way not the antibiotics do the killing, but your body itself kills more.
Nothing wrong with it, though.
Besides bacteria, there are several small types of worm in our body, they may size several centimeters in length. And between bacteria and an ant, there are many different size of living things. Some bacteria are even visible to naked eyes.
And if it is killed, it is killed without my intention. My body is not me or myself, so I am not guilty
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.
I agree with you
But I don't like the idea that we calculate the kamma by the size of the victims. Kill an ant is aceptable because the bad kamma is small, think like that makes our mind narrower.
Yes, the size is important, but I don't killing isn't because kamma, it's just part of the reason. Mainly, I don't kill because metta, I don't want others to feel the pain, I don't want to harm others, even the smallest sentiences.
And as the bodhisatta Siddhartha didn't want to harm the sentiences in a water drop (I just remember so, hope that someone could bring the evidence in the suttas), so I think small sentiences is counted. How small? I don't know, wish I have the divine eyes.