Re: Enlightenment in brief..
- Yeah, that probably does go to something in us that thinks that
there really are some people that need to be killed because it makes
us mad when those people kill others because we had to be nice and
let everyone live.
I have a little dog that kills kittens, even big kittens. My 19 year-
old son thinks she's a murderer and should pay for her crimes. But,
the mother of the kittens still likes the dog even after she
witnesses the murder of her child. They eat together and hang out.
As my son says for the cat, "Oh, kibble!! Bygones, bygones!"
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "lakshmi38586
<freyjartist@a...>" <freyjartist@a...> wrote:
> > hi dragonpuffs
> > <<Some animals actually do have a little ego but I can see what
> > they're thinking and they're always either thinking about bliss
> > love or survival needs including alot of jealousy and they dohold
> > grudges but I still don't consider any of that to be ego likethe
> > kind that people have because they have no false identity anddon't
> > create false world views based on imagination. They arenaturally
> > spiritual and happy to be alive and when they aren't happy to bedoing
> > alive, they know how to die very quickly and have no fear of
> > it.>>less
> > Sounds like you know animals pretty well,
> > and i do resonate with what you wrote, here,
> > but there are so many differences among
> > animals--so many different species, you know.
> > I think humans can learn so much from animals.
> > i just love animals.
> > Just the other day, i was watching
> > something on TV about this family in a car who was
> > stopped on the highway and mistaken for criminals.
> > Their beloved family dog ran out of the car, and the
> > stupid cop shot it, because he said it "looked dangerous".
> > The family was devastated, as you can imagine.
> > My reaction was one of violent physical tangible horror--
> > and i thought--i might very well be less horrified if it were
> > a grown man or something....but when it is children, animals and
> old people--
> > the truly innocent--but i dont know why i make this distinction
> > like that, like one person or living thing deserves it more or
> > than another.
> > freyja
> well, actually it may very well go back to what you wrote about
> it feels that more animals, children and
> some elderly are in touch with the
> qualities of pure essence...unconditional love, peace,
> harmony, emptiness...things that just about everyone,
> even a hardened criminal,
> resonates with...and the loss of this, i.e, their "death"
> devastates us more.
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