In Tibetan Buddhism (what I practice), it has been explained to me that all killing is wrong. By strict interpretation, yes, killing mosquitoes is wrong. However, if we dig a little deeper, the answer is more nuanced. Yes, the killing of anything is wrong, but the degree of karma is proportional to the wrongness.
Is killing mosquito a sin?
Absolutely not. The sin of violence is not in the act but more to do with the intention. So sin will be incurred with the thought of committing sin.
Is it okay to kill a mosquito?
He said letting mosquitoes bite should be considered a “blood donation”, and although the ideal is to avoid killing them, they could be killed where necessary.
What does the Dalai Lama say about mosquitoes?
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
What is forbidden for Buddhist?
The precepts are commitments to abstain from killing living beings, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying and intoxication. Within the Buddhist doctrine, they are meant to develop mind and character to make progress on the path to enlightenment.
Do insects feel pain?
Over 15 years ago, researchers found that insects, and fruit flies in particular, feel something akin to acute pain called “nociception.” When they encounter extreme heat, cold or physically harmful stimuli, they react, much in the same way humans react to pain.
What does the Bible say about insects?
The entomological accuracy of the writers of the Bible becomes suspect when you read Leviticus 11:20-21, “All teeming winged crea- tures that go on four legs shall be vermin to you, except those which have legs jointed above their feet for leaping on the ground.” The verse that follows describes a variety of locusts.
Does the Dalai Lama have a cat?
I got curious about whether the Dalai Lama really has a cat (HHC is a fiction.) and found that he does. Not a Himalayan like Snow Lion, but a sweet-faced, fluffy little tabby.
Who said if you think you are too small to make a difference try sleeping with a mosquito?
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