Buddhism, Bush-walking and Leeches

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Re: Buddhism, Bush-walking and Leeches

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:16 am

All of that impressive frontage of our Coleoptera friend is, in good part, for, of course, driving away male competitors so that they might have their way the females.
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Buddhism, Bush-walking and Leeches

Postby Clueless Git » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:08 am

Ben wrote: know I am a source of frustration in this household for not reaching for the insect spray when ants invade!

Lol!

I do that too Ben - Used to drive the ex-missus Git (upgraded model is well onboard with that kinda thing) and the kiddies up the wall!

Frightening thing was that I used to do 'deals' with our seasonal visitors. Like "keep outta the food stuffs and I make sure no one puts the poison down or pours boiling water on your nest"

I did that just for fun, at first ... It frightened me when it worked! :shock:
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Re: Buddhism, Bush-walking and Leeches

Postby Clueless Git » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:48 am

cooran wrote:Seems that if I accept the Buddha's teaching on re-becoming, then I have to live protecting beings that I come into contact with, if possible.

with metta
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I think so to Cooran.

M'personal experience is that even those who could'nt give a damn what the buddha taught still get a 'feel good' factor if they dabble in not hurting that which there is no obvious reason not to hurt.

I say that simply 'cos Ben mentioning ants minded me of something ...

The local kiddies used to have 'ant stomping' competitions when the new queens emerged, en-masse, to fly from their nests. I used to distract them by hooking their interest in what the ants were actualy doing and they would stop stomping and watch the ants do their antie stuff instead.

Interesting it was. Kinda like when the delight in ending little lives changed to a delight in watching little lives, with some understanding, it was like the kiddies were experiencing something very buddhist without knowing owt about buddhism at all.
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Re: Buddhism, Bush-walking and Leeches

Postby effort » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:32 pm

in wat ram peong there were many ants in khutis so they sell these ( below picture ), we used that and it looks like it works, they said ants didnt like the smell of powder, by the way some days later they used pest control spray and killed many of them.

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Re: Buddhism, Bush-walking and Leeches

Postby Virgo » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:29 am

Some video about Lyme disease in New York State:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjjuC66g9lw

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