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Bullies and Tyrants

May 09, 1998 10:39 AM
by Thoa Thi-Kim Tran

>W. Dallas TenBroeck wrote:
>> Vegetarianism and non-violence (Ahimsa) -- does not every living
>> thing have a right to their life-span ?  Are we "mad-kings" who
>> rage through life destroying as we go, because we cannot
>> undersigned that the "Kinship of all Life" includes every living
>> thing ?  Are we mad [ living carelessly 'as we please'] because
>> we "think," or is our power of thought obscured at times, because
>> of some motive of play or pleasure, which denies the rights and
>> privileges of others ?  Are we bullies and tyrants over other
>> natural beings and their forms ?  And if so, how is it that we
>> can do this without any kind of remorse ?  To think that our
>> great power of thinking alone entitles us to kill and torture
>> other beings for our sole benefit ?
>Here is enough for days and weeks of thought! . . . .
>Thanks Dallas for your questions.

Hi Dallas,

Yes, your posts contained lots of things to chew on.  I'm going to need
time to respond to them.  I also have a few of your posts on my other
computer, which is being fixed and thus unusable, that I wanted to respond

Indeed, we are tyrants!  However, I also want to make sure I'm not a tyrant
to other humans in explaining my stand on things.  The lack of ahimsa to
other humans is not worth saying, "Don't eat meat.  Don't do drugs.
Respect your body, etc." as if they haven't thought about these and made a
decision on it.  The only thing I can do is present facts and MY
experience.  They may teach me something, too.

Best wishes,
Thoa :o)

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