Jikan wrote: Individual wrote:
Just be mindful and compassionate -- not stupid and pitiful.
However you treat the mice will be good.
As all is mind; even small actions in altruism are litle steps toward wide oceanlike activities in equanimity with all beings.
It asks lots of power to break the pleasing protection kept under control by the guard dogs of prisonlike mind.
No any action is really bad or good or neutral intrinsically, and so those who want to be powerful and beyond bad and good, go on the vast path of liberation.
“Sentient beings, self and others, enemies and dear ones—all are made by thoughts. It is like seeing a rope and mistaking it for a snake. When we think that the rope is a snake, we are scared, but once we see that we are looking at a rope, our fear dissipates. We have been deluded by our thoughts. Likewise, mentally fabricating self and others, we generate attachment and aversion.” ~Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche