Re: A Problem with Ethics
Aug 19, 1994 02:47 PM
by LEWIS LUCAS
> headache; it is also a semi-Self (I AM the pain). Now, at this low
> level of consciousness, the Physical, it is unlikely that
> a person will be completely deluded that he or she really IS a
> headache. Here, the Self usually does not "transform" totally
> into semi-Self, but a "unalloyed portion" remains as Silent
> Watcher, Witness, or "Once-Removed-Vantage." Hence, we have the
> reason human suffering is generally worse than animal
> suffering: A lizard may totally be the pain it is experiencing,
> but a human not only has the pain but also simultaneously watches
> himself or herself in the pain as well--much more agonizing
> in terms of consciousness, wouldn't you agree?
Interesting point and one of many reason for vegetarianism I suspect.
The karma of inflicting such pain must be terrible.
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