Namdrol wrote:LastLegend wrote:
Uh nobody said it is ok to kill insects...but the karma for killing an insect is different from killing a larger animal.
This is merely your imputation. I don't think the Buddha ever made such a statement, at least I have never read such a statement by him anywhere. The only possible argument one could make for this is that killing bugs requires very little intention, and so the force of intention propelling the action is generally weaker than the force of intention it takes to kill a larger animal. But there certainly is not inherently less karma in killing a bug than an animal. That is ridiculous.
I am aware of such statement from Buddha in pali canon, but I can not say now where exactly, in which sutta it was.