Artie, If nothing comes by birth, how about Mozart composing music at 5. All other geniuses are just getting a special gene from the parents. But that is also something by birth. Do you believe in karma and rebirth? Anthony --- On Fri, 16/7/10, roloro1557 <roloro1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: roloro1557 <roloro1...@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: [Zen] Compassion To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Date: Friday, 16 July, 2010, 8:04 PM Hi Anthony :-) I agree whole-heartedly :-) Nothing comes by birth. Sometimes through circumstances things just go terribly, terribly wrong. And I don't mean that lightly. People are hurt terribly in the process. This is reality, a very harsh reality. Piling on more wrong and harshness does no one any good. I think the way to deal with it is to put the criminal in a place where they can't hurt anyone else anymore, but to treat him/her humanely. And to do everything we can for the victims and the survivors to help them heal and get their lives back. Artie --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote: > > Artie, > > Certainly those who committed crime because of their own unfortunate > experiences deserve compassion. They are 'acquired sociopaths'. But are there > 'born sociopath?' For those who don't believe in karma and rebirth, the > answer is an absolute negative. Pol Pot, for instance, thought people who > were brought up by bourgeois education could not be rectified and must be > tortured and killed, as they had no role to play in the 'new society' he was > trying to create. So you see children of 12-3 years of age, who were being > educated by Pol Pot regime, knock the brain out of their parents' head. > Everything is acquired. Nothing comes by birth.