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Re: Some advice needed please

Postby Ben » Fri May 28, 2010 1:14 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.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Some advice needed please

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Postby Ben » Fri May 28, 2010 1:51 am

They wander off because they are dying.
“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: Some advice needed please

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Re: Some advice needed please

Postby Ben » Fri May 28, 2010 2:15 am

Hi poto

Yes, in this part of the world we see lots of whale and dolphin beachings. Whether they are the result of intentional action or the result of getting lost and trapped on shallow tidal flats - I don't know. I'm inclined towards the latter rather the former but I'm not a veterinarian or animal behaviouralist.
But I do know of family pets going away somewhere quiet to die. I tend to think that is the result of them suffering acute illness and trying to find a quiet comfortable place.
kind regards
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“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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Postby cooran » Fri May 28, 2010 5:05 am

Hello all,

Some reading around this:

Can Killing a Living Being Ever Be an Act of Compassion? The analysis of the act of killing in the Abhidhamma and Pali Commentaries
By Rupert Gethin, Centre for Buddhist Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol
http://www.buddhistethics.org/11/geth0401.html

Euthanasia: Buddhist Principles ~ Michael Barnes, Heythrop College, University of London, London U.K.
http://bmb.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/52/2/369.pdf

EUTHANASIA ~ [ A study in relation to original Theravada Buddhist thinking ] Bhikkhu Professor Dhammavihari
http://www.metta.lk/english/euthanasia.htm

Attitudes to Euthanasia in the Vinaya and Commentary ~ By Damien Keown
http://www.buddhistethics.org/6/keown993.htm


and if you want to chase up more articles ~ look them up here:

Bibliography on Buddhist Ethics ~ By Peter Harvey
http://www.buddhistethics.org/7/harvey001.html

with metta
Chris
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---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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Re: Some advice needed please

Postby Ben » Fri May 28, 2010 5:21 am

Thank you Chris.
Excellent references as always.
metta

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“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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Postby beeblebrox » Fri May 28, 2010 9:39 pm

I was just curious about the separation between motivation and intention, that's all... no worries, please.

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