The stars are in our belly; the Milky Way our umbilicus.
Is it a consolation that the stuff of which we’re made
is star-stuff too?
– That wherever you go you can never fully disappear –
dispersal only: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen.
Tree, rain, coal, glow-worm, horse, gnat, rock.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Snow Branches: The Karma of the Animals
David Ashton is my first, for a long time. He's a lawyer, Zen practitioner and vegan. I enjoy his posts. This one is on a subject very close to my heart: how it is that we supposed animal lovers can also be so much in denial that we 'use' animals for our appetites, entertainment, 'sport' and pleasure, rarely thinking of the cost to them.
As the issue of EU subsidies for bullfighting rears its head again, I'm thinking that the best, the best possible transformation we could see in the human species would be to move away from being predators to collaborators with the rest of the planet. Here's hoping.
Please do follow the link.
Snow Branches: The Karma of the Animals: If I can make you give me pleasure, even if it hurts you, why not? Oppressor and oppressed. A relationship as old as the human race...
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