|Found this elsewhere
||[Nov. 8th, 2006|07:02 pm]
Asian Religions and Philosophy
There's an interesting question over in ask_me_anything bygrandwazooo that I'll copy here.|
My responses (mainly Buddhist perspective) are in the original post.
What do you all think?
Reincarnation and Killing Ants. [09 Nov 2006|12:29am]
How do religions that subscribe to the idea that you will be
reincarnated after death come to the conclusion that you shouldn't
step on ants?
as I understand it, if you live life as a good person (dog, monkey,
amoeba..etc) you advance up the ladder and get to try more and more
advnaced forms of life until you attain enlightenment - or something.
if this is right, then surely stepping on ants (and kiling "lesser"
life forms in general) simply gives the ant a leg up to the next level
and would therefore be doing them a favour. - however this doesnt seem
to be the case but I cant work out why.
by what logic is killing ants bad karma?