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Originally posted by kkane58
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
You have summed up my feelings exactly. If we all aspired to be more like our pets and live in the moment, I believe it would be very good for our spirit. I find myself judging people as to who has pets and who does not. I always seem to trust and be more comfortable with and have a higher opinion of other animal lovers such as myself.
Originally posted by lupodigubbio
I am an animal sanctuary owner who specializes in severely abused pets with limited potential for adoption.
Originally posted by HelenConway
So why do people on the horse thread think it is ok to kill our companion animals / work partners / pets and put them in pies.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean it's "evil".
Get between an animal and what it wants it will kill you to get it.
But animals are cruel things. they will always pick on or kill the weakest link.
Getting people to value animal life above human life is part of the agenda. Don't fall for it.
Animals have always been regarded in Buddhist thought as sentient beings, different in their intellectual ability than humans but no less capable of feeling suffering. Furthermore, animals possess Buddha nature (according to the Mahāyāna school) and therefore an equal potential to become enlightened.