Animal
Parent topic: Realms of existence
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Tudong Stories at Spirit Rock, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 2, 2011

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6. “Could you tell of your personal experience with a tiger?” [Ajahn Pasanno] [Animal] [Tudong]

Story: Ajahn Pasanno hears and smells a tiger while doing walking meditation. [Dtao Dum] [Culture/Natural environment] [Posture/Walking] [Animal] [Fear] [Death] [Impermanence] [Mindfulness] [Clear comprehension]

Sutta: MN 4: Fear and Dread


Death and Dying, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – May. 9, 2014

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19. “Is it possible to dedicate merit to our four-legged companions after they pass?” [Animal] [Merit] [Grief] [Death] // [Generosity]

Sutta: AN 10.177: Jāṇussoṇī


Buddhist Identity in the Modern WorldAjahn Pasanno – Aug. 15, 2015

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12. Story about not killing a rattlesnake. [Killing] [Culture/West] [Animal] [Buddhist identity]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Wat Pah Nanachat] [Culture/Thailand]


2015 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 22, 2015

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4. “What do you recommend for pet owners with aging, sick pets? Do they get to live out their lives or is a merciful end at the hands of a vet OK?” [Animal] [Euthanasia]


Suttas You've Never Heard Of, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 25, 2016

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5. “This year my whole family got lice. How do we respond to this skillfully?” [Lay life] [Family] [Killing] [Animal] // [Human] [Patience]


Thanksgiving Retreat 2016, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 19, 2016

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4. “What do you do when there are ants at the monastery? Is there a way to get rid of them naturally without killing them? I had to get rid of some a week ago and witnessed 3 ants die somewhat painfully by what I used which caused both sadness and remorse in me and I don’t want to do it again. But what is “right action” (ie. the precepts) versus what is practical?” [Animal] [Killing] [Monastic life]


Thanksgiving Retreat 2016, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 21, 2016

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8. “I have a moral dilemma to ask you about. Someone I know, let’s call him Henry (who is also a Buddhist) recently went to the pet store and saw this “bearded dragon” lizard which he felt sorry for and so he bought it and brought it home. Normally, this would be a good thing since it was Henry’s intention to simply take care of the lizard and give it a good home, since the lizard looked sad and miserable at the pet store. Unfortunately, the lizard diet requires that he be fed live baby crickets for hi protein needs. Apparently lizards can’t eat dead things and need some protein for their normal growth. I told Henry that this is really bad, especially for Henry’s karma and the poor crickets. So I told Henry to set the lizard into the wild and let it survive on its own. Henry says that according to his research, 90% of lizards bred in captivity die in the wild. So Henry cannot, in good conscience, set the lizard into the wild, basically giving him a death sentence. Henry does not want this since he cares for the lizard. I then told Henry to give the lizard away to another family. Henry says that this will also cause someone else to have bad karma since the lizard’s dietary needs will be the same. There seems to be no good solution. Would you please comment?” [Animal] [Killing] [Food]


The Path of Practice, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 16, 2019

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4. “What about animal euthanasia?” [Animal] [Euthanasia] [Killing] // [Compassion] [Sickness] [Ageing]