are animals that kill reborn in hell?

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Postby Hanzze » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:19 am

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Postby Ben » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:53 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:07 am

are animals that kill reborn in hell?

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Probably not.

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Postby Hanzze » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:27 pm

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Postby Hanzze » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:36 pm

Just that! *smile*


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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Postby Hanzze » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:40 pm

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Postby Hanzze » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:13 pm

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Postby 2600htz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:17 pm

Yeap,

I imagine there are several types of killing, and each one have they own merit or demerit:

if u kill to survive, if u kill to save lifes, if u kill to watch the world burn, if u kill because u enjoy the suffering of others,etc...

Each one makes a different life tendency.

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Postby budo » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:42 am

Energy flows where attention goes

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Postby octathlon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:10 am

And yet there are animals who perform selfless acts of devotion for humans, such as service animals, those who have saved lives, protected children, or even just pets who show unconditional love and give comfort to people. That must be very good merit.

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Re: are animals that kill reborn in hell?

Postby Sylvester » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:53 am

I agree, and I would love to believe that my 'lil babies will see a better rebirth based on their affection for my family.

The Theravada position on this seems a little ambivalent. On the one hand, you have the stories in the Commentaries (eg the toad who was reborn as a deva, the Paleilai monkey and pachyderm, Eravana's promotion to the Heaven of the 33).

Yet, I'm told that the Kathavatthu says that these stories are not to be taken literally, but as allegories. The objection was something along the lines that the heavens have no place for menageries, or something like that.


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