Liberation of Life

Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:

If you liberate life, it increases your compassion.
Liberating life is just liberating yourself. Why?
Because you and all living beings are basically one substance.


By a Tang poet: Fish

Walking around the pond,
I watch the fish swim about.
Yonder a young lad lets down
The hook on his fishing rod.
You could say we share a love for fish,
But with different aims in mind.
I came to feed these aquatic beings;
He came to take their lives.


Jeremy Bentham:

The question is not,
Can they reason?
nor Can they talk?
but, Can they suffer?

Soft-shelled turtles, fishes and other aquatic creatures are released on an outdoor slanted construct by the river that also connects to the sea...



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