--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "maitreya003" <joult...@...> wrote: > > That doesn't mean that the murderer doesn't return to the human race though.
And that is pure speculation, no? >Even if the human race is unable to tell or does not care. Other humans rarely do what we would like them to do. > The murderer is gone accepting the reprecussion, but the judgement still remains in the minds and hearts of the world stuck in the past seeing what is no longer there. "The world" is what it is. If you or I were the creator, we would have botched up the job in other ways. --ED > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Jody W. Ianuzzi" jody@ wrote: > > > > You wrote " I think that people who murder others may have the capacity for > > change, but once they take a life they forfeit the right to that > > consideration." > > > > I agree comepletely. I think a person forfeits their membership in the > > human race when they murder another person. > > > > If becoming totally and unconditionally compassionate towards all beings is > > a requirement of Being Buddhist, then I dont think I will ever qualify. > > > > But then, from what I have heard the Dalai Lama say, either will he. It is > > a lofty goal but even the Dalai lama sees reality. > > > > JODY ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/