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Re: Turnips in Terror?

Jun 13, 1998 08:57 AM
by Bart Lidofsky wrote:
> Thoa wrote:
> >Anyway, I never heard a
> >turnip scream.
> Hmmm. . .maybe turnips don't scream. . .but then again, maybe they do and we
> just can't hear them.  And if they actually do. . .well. . .my only recourse
> is to go stark-raving mad. . .I can barely walk on grass without feeling
> guilty about all the damage I am doing to the inhabitants of such
> walked-upon grass.

	Note that in Theosophical literature, the emotional principle is
considered to be farther from the Atma than the mental principle. This
can cause confusion in humans unaware of this. We tend to confuse the
thoughts that emotions generate with the emotions themselves. Therefore,
when we consider animals and even plants as having emotions, it is
necessary to fight the automatic assumption that they react to those
emotions similarly to us.

	Bart Lidofsky

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