Karin,

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
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Zen] Nature?

Edgar Owen All living organisms have intelligence necessary to survive
within their particular environments. Otherwise they would have become
extinct.>

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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