Jikan wrote: Individual wrote:
Just be mindful and compassionate -- not stupid and pitiful.
However you treat the mice will be good.
As all is mind; even small actions in altruism are litle steps toward wide oceanlike activities in equanimity with all beings.
It asks lots of power to break the pleasing protection kept under control by the guard dogs of prisonlike mind.
No any action is really bad or good or neutral intrinsically, and so those who want to be powerful and beyond bad and good, go on the vast path of liberation.
"Despite the fact that we are a ceaselessly transforming stream, interdependent with other beings and the whole world, we imagine that there exists in us an unchanging entity that characterizes us and that we must protect and please. A thorough analysis of this reveals that it is only a fictitious mental construct".
Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche.