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Thursday, June 25, 2009

I Have Seen the Devil and It is Us.

"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form."

--William Ralph Inge, writer and Anglican Prelate (1860-1954).

~Peace to all beings~

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10 comments:

Diane Meier said...

Blessings to you for posting this. And love is being sent now to all of our four legged and winged brothers and sisters of our earth.
Namaste'

Paul said...

Have you seen Earthlings?

I saw it, the trailer is enough to turn anyone vegetarian... www.earthlings.com

Museum of Techno said...

Thanks for this. I think that, if other species could form a government, they'd agree, with sadness, to have us culled back to sustainable numbers (about 100,000 in groups of 20 or fewer).

Debra-Dawn said...

thank you for this quote...

my facebook picture is of a stop sign in Halifax that someone posted a sticker that says "eating animals" underneathe the word "stop"...

:)

(bows to you)

Namaste,

They call him James Ure said...

Thanks everyone for the comments. Yeah I saw the trailer too Paul and It was convincing. Though I'm already a vegetarian it moved me all the same.

tozan said...

While agreeing with Bishop Inge, I have to note that the statement focuses only on one small segment of nature's order. We humans are ourselves mere fodder for countless viruses, bacteria, molds etc. who prey on us with impunity. And what of our six-legged and eight-legged "brothers and sisters?" Do you feel the same fuzzy warmth toward spiders and scorpions? I admit that I do go to great lengths not to harm spiders.

They call him James Ure said...

Tozan:

I agree. I capture spiders, moths, beetles and all other kinds of insects when they get in the house. I use a neat little device called the "Bug Buddy".

It's an easy to use and very effective bug catcher with an easy, no hassle release system to set them free outside. Plus it's a fun way to look at bugs up close. I'm a big advocate of the Bug Buddy and have advertised it here many times. I highly recommend it.

Here's the link for those interested:

Bug Buddy.I admit thought I do sometimes kill some bugs that are a health hazard such as mosquitoes. I'm not perfect but I try my best not to kill anything.

tozan said...

Thank you, James, for the Bug Buddy referral! It's the very thing we need for capturing and releasing those none-too-attractive but still sentient multi-legged visitors.

miracle_tke said...

I believe the comment is literally true, that heaven and hell are here on earth coexisting in the same neighborhood.

Some humans are sheep, some are demons, some are angels, few are Gods, rare are Buddhas.

Artdeissus said...

Hi

Dunno if you heard about this, you can go one step further by circumambulating the insects round a stupa so that they get a good rebirth. If the stupa comes with the Sūtra of the Whole-Body Relic Treasure Chest Seal Dhāraṇī
The Heart Secret of All Tathāgatas seed syllables, thats very good.

http://zhenlinstalking.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-deliver-dead-relative-to-world.html

http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra03.html

Another way is to recite this mantra to the insects. Its a liberation upon hearing mantra by Guru rinpoche. Just once, this mantra will be in one's consciousness. Whether its samsara or nirvana, its all in the mind. I am sorry that its in Chinese but there is a CD on it for sale called Bi An with English explanation on the merits of it. I usually listen to track 4 as it is less raw. I try to replicate the text if possible.

chttp://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/tibet-buddha/article?mid=766&prev=768&next=765

"I am no one becos I am in everyone. I am nothing becos I am in everything. I am nowhere simply becos I am everywhere.

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