Perfect Purity First
- Dear friend,
The animal-raising equipments are also evil things to my
opinion. I understand yours was a type of business or may be your
hobby. Hobby or business should not be any form of harm to any living
thing, I believe. And buddhism opposes five ways of merchandising_
that of poison, human being (for slavery), animal (for meat or pet),
weapon and intoxicating drug. You better think of it again. This may
be a good reference for your good decision.
I want to add here is that a huge stain will be nothing ugly on a
dirty cloth; but a tiny spot will make a pure cloth ugly.
May you be so pure that . . . . .
Yours in the Dhamma,
On 28/05/07, Alan McAllister <drampsych@...> wrote:
Thank you for your advice. The situation with the guns and fishing
gear is very clear. However, I have one further question: Regarding
the animal-raising equipment (not the killing equipment), is it the
same situation? Theoretically, they are not for killing but for
raising animals (I raised chickens, ducks, and rabbits). Admittedly,
it would be unusual for someone to use them who has no intention to
eventually kill the animals that are raised with them.