posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 01:47 PM
from the age of 19, i have been a lacto-ova vegetarian. i figured over the last twenty years i have saved at least a steer or two, and countless
numbers of chicken, shrimp, lobsters, and clams. In my early years of religious study i learned that THOU SHALL NOT KILL. when i found buddhism and
parts of hinduism they took it one step further and they offer respect to all living beings, not just humans.
since my adoption of buddhism as a youth, i try to respect the life of all living things- plants, insects, to animal. If i kill anything a say a
prayer for them, and ask for my forgiveness. For example, recently i had to kill a mouse that invaded our house in the winter. I only did so after,
failed attempts to catch it in a live trap. it was too smart for the big metal contraption. It was so smart it took the peanut butter off of 4-5 traps
before one finally sprung. If it wasn't for my girlfriend, and the fact that we have Hunta virus in colorado, and it was crawling on our counters, it
would still be alive. I would have devoted more time to catching and releasing it. Though i may try to live in my best Buddha nature or Christ like as
able, i am a flawed human, and am not perfect. May i have forgiveness for my transgressions.
personally i feel that one will not truly progress spiritually until someone can respect the lives of others equal or above their own.
how dare these war mongers fight wars, support wars, and kill in the name of their religion. Shame on all of these so called Christians ruling our
world! Shame on people creating and supporting War for peace! May they meet all of their fears in the Bardos to come.
Peace love and light and blessings to all.