Some Vedic sacrifices of this century
aitken5480 at HOME.COM
Sat Dec 18 13:31:56 CST 1999
Nataraj BV wrote:
> --- Keith Aitken <aitken5480 at HOME.COM> wrote:
> > Nataraj BV wrote:
> > > You seem to pay no attention to the pain and suffering that the animals go through.
> > > How does advaita treat physical pain? Is the pain and suffering that the animals go
> > > through also considered mithya? Does "experience" have any place at all in advaita?
> > Or is
> > > it rejected completely?
> > >
> > > Regards
> > > -Nataraj
> > >
> > Well I am a very new member here and my knowledge of the Sanskrit terms
> > being used is minimal, however I will throw in my voice to this.
> > For us humans, pain is felt by the body (as is pleasure) we are not the
> > body, we are the Self.
> In other words, you are saying that a cadaver feels the pain (because pain, according to
> you, is felt by the body) when doctors dissect it. I wonder how many members on this list
> accept this idea.
> > Keith Aitken
When we think that we are these cadavers, we certainly believe that *we*
feel the pain, when we no longer believe that we are these cadavers, we
do not care so much what happens to them.
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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