Sometimes, when you pass by the lorry which transport the livestock?
e.g. many chickens in the little cage, many ducks in the little cage….
Basically, most of them are on the way to the path of dying, either to the market or the factory which going to kill them.
How do you feel?
Are you ignore them?
Have you ever link them to the “meat” you are taking?
Do you consider them as “Life”?
Are you sad? Are you in sorrow?
To me, every time, when I see the “Cage Livestock”,
I can feel the fear, the pain, the separation, the stress from them.
I am so helpless, I can’t do much to help them,
The only thing I can do for them, to give my blessing, “May them relieve from suffering. May them to be reborn in higher realm” and make aspiration that more people will be awakening, to see life in animals, to treat life equally, not to kill them but to love them.”
We might be so helpless in handle a lot thing in life, however, do not give up, keep making aspiration.
Let’s contemplate about the below quote from Shantideva
Who wish to pass beyond the bonds of sorrow;
Do not leave us in our ignorance;
Remain among us for unnumbered ages.
And through these actions now performed,
By all the virtue i have just amassed,
May all the pain of every living being,
Be wholly scattered and destroyed.
For all those ailing in the world,
Until their every sickness has been healed,
May I myself become for them
The doctor, nurse and medicine itself.
My body, thus, and all my goods besides,
And all my merits gained and to be gained,
I give them all away withholding nothing
To bring about the benefit of beings.
May I be a guard for those who are protectorless,