I can kill flies easily.
I have to use mindfulness to turn it into a "catch and release" program instead.
TheDhamma wrote:Pres. Obama swatted a fly during an interview, killing it:
And then PETA responded. When you hear "PETA responded" you may tend to think "okay here comes another extremist outlandish statement" but they actually had a pretty good response this time:
“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.”
Journey wrote:What does PETA know about Buddhism? They kill. They see euthanasia as "The Compassionate Option".
Ngawang Drolma wrote:Bugs are so creepy. It's even creepier to imagine smashing them on purpose. Lucky for me, I guess. Eww
SN 17.5 wrote:"A fatal thing, monks, are gains, favors and fame, a bitter, harsh impediment to the attainment of the unsurpassed freedom from bondage. It is just like a beetle, feeding on dung, full of dung, gorged with dung, standing before a great dung-hill, who might despise other beetles, saying: 'I am a dung-eater, full of dung, gorged with dung, and before me is this great dung-hill!'