“How great are Your works, O God! You made them all with wisdom, the earth is full of Your creatures.” Psalms 104:24
It rained today. Actually more like a heavy mist that gently moistened the air and wet the ground. In Southern California that qualifies as rain. When it’s anything a bit heavier it’s called a storm . .. A parade of ants appeared in my bathroom. Well it was a bit more than a “parade” . . . an infestation of hundreds, probably trying to escape their water laden home.
“A man is not a great man because he is a warrior and kills other men; but because he hurts not any living being he in truth is called a great man.” —Dhammapada (Buddhism)
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And mind-rattling about our ignorance, often propelled by our search for quantity over quality, our greed, our sense of superiority when we ignorantly eradicate the tiny creatures we pay little attention to . . . when they are causing “problems”.
I do feel a bit guilty about killing the ants. I just didn’t know how to lead them outside.
Read this article, you’ll better understand my reaction. It’s short, has pictures and won’t take you but a minute.
” . . . the growth and development of the vegetable world is impossible without the existence of the animal kingdom, and the maintenance of animal life is inconceivable without the co-operation of the vegetable kingdom. Of like kind are the relationships that exist among all created things.”Bahá’u’lláh, Baha’i