Hickersonia wrote:Intending no harm isn't exactly the same as doing no harm, I think... or if it is, getting in my car and splattering bugs across my windscreen to drive to work in the summer is likely going to send me to one of the lowest hells...
David N. Snyder wrote:The Animal Kingdom
Buckwheat wrote:David N. Snyder wrote:The Animal Kingdom
Coyote wrote:What about if you think something is alive and try to kill it, but it doesn't actually die because it wasn't alive in the first place? Like trying to kill a tree and believing it is sentient? Given that the intention to kill is present in the mind, even though no killing occurs, I would have thought that it would still be akusala kamma. Or is it just delusion?
You said:-"the intention to kill is akusala citta not kamma"
The Buddha says:— “I declare, O Bhikkhus, that volition (cetanā)
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddh ... gsurw6.pdf
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