Do you have pet?
Do you ever observe how animals are taking their food?
We are so blessed to have Little White (our lovely cat), to come to our life.
Normally, I’ll spend time to observe his eating pattern.
When he is hungry, he’ll go to his little dining table (The food utensil is on top of a small box, so he doesn’t need to bend his body so much) and he’ll give us the difference “Meow” tone to ask for food.
When he is full, no matter how we are trying to convince him to take food, he’ll never open his mouth.
It’s really great to understand about animal’s world. They are so simple. They are only request for basic life necessity.
Think about us? How’s our eating behavior?
Are you still continue eating when you are full?
When you think of good food, you’ll do your very best to have it, despite of distance and price.
“The ocean can be filled, yet the tiny mouth of a human can never be filled.” Jing Si Aphorism by Master Cheng Yen.
This is so profound!
Today, I heard a true story from a Dharma Talk.
” The story happen in one of the restaurant in China. In order to fulfill our sensory desire on “GOOD food”, we always want our food to be “FRESH”.
The food I am referring here is MEAT.
This particular restaurant offered “Fresh Meat or organ from COW”.
When the customer placed an order on cow’s tongue or liver or…………., the cook will just cut out from the cow who is still ALIVE based on the customer’s request.
If you are the “COW”, how do you feel?
Can you imagine how much PAIN are we talking about here?
How much SUFFERING we cause to animals?
How much FEAR we bring to this lovely animals?
How is the feeling of dying slowly with so many wound and non stop bleeding in your body?
I just can’t stopped my tears, I felt the great pain and suffering that our animal friends need to go through due to our ignorant.
Another story on the chicken, in order to enjoy the “FRESH MEAT”, they just Chop the “Chicken leg” while the chicken still ALIVE.
There are more tragedy out there which we are “Unaware”.
Imagine how do you feel when you just accidentally cut your finger?
You might scream: “Painful and bleeding”
How about the miserable chicken? We never treat them as a living being.
To some of us, they are just “FOOD”. Why should we care about “FOOD” feeling?
The most important is the feeling of “ME”, “MINE”, “I”.
As an intelligent being in this planet of earth,
Where is our conscience? Where is our compassion? Where is our love? Where is our intelligent?
Where is our TRUE NATURE?