You do realize, don't you, that the discarding of self-awareness is what zen
is all about?
From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Karin Machado
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [Zen] Nature?
Edgar Owen All living organisms have intelligence necessary to survive
within their particular environments. Otherwise they would have become
Pure genetic programming which is the mindless robotic survival instinct of
insects does NOT translate to sentient being.
Insects are not self-aware, therefore they are not sentient.
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