Thursday, 12 May 2016
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Do animals acquire karma, too, or do they remain completely innocent even when killing others?
When an elemental enters its first life in the human form, does it bring karma from the previous animal lifes?
As karma is bound to ego and animals obviously develop some ego in order to survive ...
6 years ago
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#11799
Accepted Answer
All beings are subjected to karma, even the gods.

Animals lack cognizance of good and evil, and therefore the consequences of killing and being killed are less severe. They are subjected to the law of reciprocal nourishment of cosmic units, or the law of "eat or be eaten."

Intellectual humanoids who just graduated from the animal kingdom bear with them the residues of their animal past, meaning: the karmic residues and psychological animalistic elements known as ego.

If the animals who have just received intellect do not overcome their instinctuality, they will fatten the ego and end up like the rest of this planet today, until finally being devoured by Typhon in the infernal worlds.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

6 years ago
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#11799
Accepted Answer
All beings are subjected to karma, even the gods.

Animals lack cognizance of good and evil, and therefore the consequences of killing and being killed are less severe. They are subjected to the law of reciprocal nourishment of cosmic units, or the law of "eat or be eaten."

Intellectual humanoids who just graduated from the animal kingdom bear with them the residues of their animal past, meaning: the karmic residues and psychological animalistic elements known as ego.

If the animals who have just received intellect do not overcome their instinctuality, they will fatten the ego and end up like the rest of this planet today, until finally being devoured by Typhon in the infernal worlds.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

6 years ago
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#11826
They are subjected to the law of reciprocal nourishment of cosmic units, or the law of "eat or be eaten."


So are we, aren't we?

For us who possess an intellect, are the consequences of killing for eating less severe than the ones of killing for any other reason?

Why does it say in the ten commandments "thou shalt not kill" while we are allowed to kill for eating?
6 years ago
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#11835
What animals are regarded as having received the intellect?
6 years ago
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#11858
When the Intelligent Principle, the Monad, sends its spark of consciousness into Nature, that spark, the anima, enters into manifestation as a simple mineral. Gradually, over millions of years, the anima gathers experience and evolves up the chain of life until it perfects itself in the level of the mineral kingdom. It then graduates into the plant kingdom, and subsequently into the animal kingdom. With each ascension the spark receives new capacities and higher grades of complexity. In the animal kingdom it learns procreation by ejaculation. When that animal intelligence enters into the humanoid kingdom, it receives a new capacity: reasoning, the intellect; it is now an anima with intellect: an Intellectual Animal. To become a human being, however, it has to create an individual mind.

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

6 years ago
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#11859
It would be nice if someone kindly like to answer these questions:

1. Humanoids, possessing a physical body that needs to be sustained, are subjected to the law of reciprocal nourishment of cosmic units the same as animals and plants are – is this true or wrong?

We need to kill (either plants or animals) in order to live. If we don’t do so, our physical body will die.

2. For us who possess an intellect, are the consequences of killing for eating less severe than the ones of killing for any other reason?

3. Are the consequences of killing an animal less severe than the ones of killing a man for the same reason of food supply?

As an example, if poor people who live in a slum kill a rich person in order to take his money and buy some food because he didn’t want to hand over his money voluntarily – are their karmic consequences worse than when others kill their dog or hen or pig in order to eat it?

4. If so, why does it say in the Ten Commandments "thou shalt not kill" while we are allowed to kill animals for eating?
I'm curious as well.

I don't see any difference between humans and other animals. There are plenty of beasts that can reason and are intellectual. Cockatoos, dolphins, chimps, octopus, crows, Elephants and even bees to name a few. Apparently, humans also lack cognizance of good and evil as well according to this website. I don't really see how we can be treated differently from a karmic perspective.
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