I seen some images today that will haunt me for a long time. I tried to sit earlier today and practice metta. I could only bring it up for the suffering animals. Not so much for the people committing these atrocities. I just find it so hard to understand how these people can feel no compassion for these animals they are skinning alive. Some were even laughing. Yes I know lobha, dosa. moha but it just doesn't make me feel anybetter. I try to think oh its just rupa, but to hear these dogs screaming while being skinned, see them thrown to the side while still alive and moving, its just beyond me right now.
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.
- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo
With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.
- Ud 3.5