By this merit may all be truly happy
May we defeat the enemy: wrongdoing
From the stormy waves of life, sickness, death
From the ocean of suffering
May I free all sentient beings.
~ The Buddhist Dedication of Merit
Should humans care about animals? Should animals have rights?
I once heard that animal rights is really about us: that the quality that distinguishes humans from animals most is our capacity for mercy—a quality that, left unused, makes us no better than those whom we don’t think ought to be protected from our lunch plates or science labs.
hot on elephant
The story behind the Elephant-headed God. 339 shares Visual Yoga Blog: Refresh your Eyes the Yoga Way. 160 shares Boomers vs. Millennials: Will We stay the Course or Change It? 364 shares Instead of Sabotaging another Relationship, here’s how to Run into your Fear. 953 shares Join: Elephant’s Winter 2017 Academy. 2 shares The Benching Mind-F*ck: Worse than Ghosting. 1,324 share 5 Ways to Kiss & Make Up for your Mercury Retrograde Mishaps. 497 shares “I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers.” 1,224 share 15 Cool Things Yoga has Taught Me. (Hint: None of them are Handstand.) 2,441 shares How we can Rewrite our Stories after Loving a Narcissist. 1,075 share