By Linda Lombardi
There's much that animals don't wish you to understand, and the higher their public picture, the more severe their secrets and techniques are: gang-rapist dolphins; lazy, infanticidal lions; and, after all, our personal canine, who consume our funds, set our homes on fireplace, and in additional than one case, really shoot their vendors with guns.
Animals Behaving Badly exhibits that animals are only like us: gluttonous, egocentric, violent, lustful, and consistently searching for #1. utilizing anecdotes from the inside track and from clinical examine, Linda Lombardi pokes enjoyable at our softhearted preconceptions approximately animals, makes us believe a bit larger approximately humanity's basest impulses, and painlessly teaches us a piece extra approximately our hairy and feathered friends.
• Bees love alcohol: even, says one researcher, greater than collage students
• Pandas take pleasure in pornographic movies-they're really aroused via the soundtrack-and macaques can pay with juice to examine soiled pictures
• A rabbit who lives in a pub in England is hooked on playing with a slot machine
• African elephants raised via teenage moms shape violent early life gangs
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It will never be singed by the cruel fires of ageing, sickness and death. Cb. One should know that the three fires- of death, sickness·and ageing - are respectively similar to the fire at the end of time 23 , hell-fire and ordinary fire. In the Phase of Partial Purity- Realised Bodhisattvas Synopsis Beyond birth, ageing, sickness and death, they have realised the true nature, precisely as it is. Even though they are free from the miseries of birth and so on, because the wise have this realisation of the true nature and therefore have awakened compassion for sentient beings, they demonstrate birth, ageing, sickness and death.
D. The never-regressing deeply-realised are a refuge for all beings because they are very close to the insurpassable jfiana of the buddha since they have completely pure perception through jfHina24 • D. I. The refuges are presented as being three, through the aspects of the teacher, the teaching and the students (sailgha), both in relation to three yanas2 5 and in relation to those who aspire to three kinds of activity 26 • 2. The two aspects of dharma 27 and the deeply-realised sangha do not constitute supreme, ever-lasting refuges: the dharma because i.
Just as the universe has origination and disintegration, so also do the impure aggregates and so on arise and disintegrate. Ba. The nature of mind is like the space element inasmuchas it is causeless, unconditioned and free from any combination of causes and conditions and that it has neither inception, abiding nor destruction. Bb. This true nature of mind, lucid clarity, is unchanging, like space. It does not become defiled by desire and the other negative affects; the accidental impurities which spring from an improper mode of thinking.
Animals Behaving Badly: Boozing Bees, Cheating Chimps, Dogs with Guns, and Other Beastly True Tales by Linda Lombardi