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Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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A principle in an action causes a result.

A different principle in an action causes a different result.

Killing can be an action of compassion.

Killing intentionaly killing another being cant be an act of compassion for others.
(Principle - Selfish, fear, hate) (Result - bad kamma)

Killing ourselfs to save or secure another being can be an act of compassion for others.
(Principle - Unselfish, compassion, wisdom) (Result - Abhaya dana - good kamma)

Abhaya Dana

A good Buddhist keeps the Five Precepts with goodwill and compassion, and not out of fear, or necessity, or to keep up appearance, but his heart and mind incline him to do good. Keeping these Five Precepts was recognized by the Buddha as "abhaya Dana", the giving of freedom from harm and anxiety. Such giving was praised as the giving of the "great gifts" of friendship and peace of mind, and of freedom from fear, ill-will, and hate.

The Buddha taught: "Monks, there are these great gifts, recognized as such from the first, known for many a day, known by tradition, ancient and un-confounded, not scorned by discerning recluse or godly man.

"Herein, monks, a noble disciple abandons taking life and abstains there from."

"Thus abstaining, to uncountable beings,

He gives freedom from fear,
He gives freedom from hatred,
He gives freedom from ill-will;"

"In giving freedom from fear, hatred and ill-will, the noble disciple (too) becomes a partaker in boundless fearlessness, friendship and goodwill. This, monks, is the first great gift. This, monks, will result in merit and goodness, the cause of happiness, divine, resulting in happiness, leading heavenward and conducive to what is pleasing, lovely, precious, beneficial and delightful."

"Again, monks,

A noble disciple abandon stealing, and abstains there from,
A noble disciple abandons lustful, evil ways, and abstains there from,
A noble disciple abandons lying and malicious speech, and abstains there from,
A noble disciple abandons intoxicants, which cause indolence and other evils, and abstains there from."

"Thus abstaining, to uncountable beings,
He gives freedom from fear,
He gives freedom from hatred,
He gives freedom from ill-will;"

"And in giving freedom from fear, hatred and ill-will, he (too) becomes a partaker in boundless fearlessness, friendship and goodwill. These, monks, are great gifts. These, monks, will result in merit and goodness, the cause of happiness, divine, resulting in happiness, leading heavenward and conducive to what is pleasing, lovely, precious, beneficial and delightful."

In his teachings, the Buddha attached very great importance to keeping goodwill and love in one’s heart, and to giving love and goodwill to one another. On one occasion, He said: "… though with pious heart a disciple took refuge in the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, his reward would have been greater if he had, with pious heart, undertaken to keep the precepts:

To abstain from taking life
To abstain from taking what is not given
To abstain from carnal lusts
To abstain from lying
To abstain from intoxicating liquor, the cause of sloth."

The Buddha then continued: "and though with pious heart he undertook to keep the precepts, greater still would have been his reward if he had conceived even a passing thought of amity and goodwill."

On another occasion, the Buddha admonished his monks thus:

"Monks, if for just the lasting of a finger-snap a monk indulges a thought of goodwill, such an one is to be called a monk. Not empty of result is his musing. He abides doing the Master’s bidding. He is one who takes good advice, and he eats the country’s alms-food to some purpose. What then should I say of those who make much of such a thought."

If each of us were to follow the Buddha’s teaching to "make much of such a thought" (of love and goodwill). The world would certainly be a safer, happier place for all.

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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First, I think Buddhists shouldn't go to forest when ticks are there to avoid such situations :)

Second, may be it is possible to ask a doctor to remove a tick with pincers without killing him?

Third, there is an option to remove him by cutting out a part of your skin, where he is. Painful, but the tick will remain alive.

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