Complacency Re Animal Rebirth

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Complacency Re Animal Rebirth

Postby dhammapal » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:06 am

Hi,

I am lacking a sense of urgency to avoid rebirth as an animal. Thoughts of birth in the unspeakable cruelty of hell seems like persecutory delusions, and hungry ghost sounds extremely deprived which my generosity should avoid, but I've been complacent that at least I would be a very rich ant. I have the idea that if I was a tiny insect I would have a greatly reduced carbon footprint and consumption.

I think the Buddha compared rebirth in the animal realm as falling into a sewer. Anyone have a link?

Thanks / dhammapal.






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Re: Complacency Re Animal Rebirth

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:26 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Complacency Re Animal Rebirth

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Re: Complacency Re Animal Rebirth

Postby cooran » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:36 am

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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