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Non-Violent Animal Liberation

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sattva
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Non-Violent Animal Liberation

Postby sattva » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:06 pm

I know of a Tibetan Animal Liberation Fund, is there any Theravadans or Zen Buddhist groups doing this also?

I won't contribute to non-Buddhist animal liberation groups because some condone violence.

Any help much appreciated. :anjali:

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bodom
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Re: Non-Violent Animal Liberation

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:43 pm

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


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Non-Violent Animal Liberation

Postby cooran » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:07 pm

Hello sattva,

Releasing animals into the wild is not a practice I'd recommend. Where in the world would it be successful? I've seen it in Thailand, and am very cynical - just a way for animals and fish to be sold, re-sold and re-sold again.

http://www.thai-blogs.com/2011/01/23/ma ... sing-fish/
http://saminthailand.wordpress.com/2010 ... o-release/

However, fortunately, there are Organisations like those inthe first fifteen listed at this website. However, all would bear close investigation before making any donation:
http://www.animalliberationfront.com/AR ... ganiza.htm

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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mikenz66
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Re: Non-Violent Animal Liberation

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:09 pm

Thanks Cooran,

Those blogs by Richard Barrow often really get to the bottom of things in Thailand (he's lived there as a teacher for many years).

:anjali:
Mike

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Re: Non-Violent Animal Liberation

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:51 pm

Hi Sattva,
I've seen people selling little birds on the footsteps of Shwedagon in Yangon. It was an abject site and I was told by my Burmese friends that the birds are trained to return to the seller. I advise you to support the RSPCA's equivalent in the US and the WWF (Worldwide Fund for Animals). They are both legitimate and exist for the welfare of animals.
with metta

Ben
“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.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Non-Violent Animal Liberation

Postby sattva » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:12 pm

Thanks everyone for the replies and links. I have been reading and am rethinking how i want to help. Much appreciated :anjali:

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Re: Non-Violent Animal Liberation

Postby Jhana4 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:13 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Non-Violent Animal Liberation

Postby octathlon » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:51 pm


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Re: Non-Violent Animal Liberation

Postby sattva » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:03 am

Thanks everyone for the information. I have learned quite a bit from all the posts and links :)


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