What is Buddhism's take on losing your pet?

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  1. Snoopy

    Snoopy Well-Known Member

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    I can't claim to avoid attachment, maybe I try to avoid clinging since all things are impermanent. I am still in a dualistic mindset, clearly! If another sentient being such as a pet is in distress which cannot be removed or ameliorated, allowing a vet to end that suffering can be the greatest act of compassion possible. I have been in that position, the right choice is based on love, not on a selfish desire. Buddhism is said to fly with two wings - compassion and wisdom.
     
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  2. 'Amir Alzzalam

    'Amir Alzzalam Šayṭānist

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    Here's my problem with impermanence. The theory completely falls apart when you say "Impermanence is Permanent" (Zaim Alzzalam)
     
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  3. RJM

    RJM God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    Not really: Change is the only certainty?

    Perhaps we get too hooked up on the words?
     
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    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

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    Oh goody! Let's hear it for eternal suffering! (How long can you cling to it?)
     
  5. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

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    Permanance is unstable. There, ya happy now?
     
  6. Snoopy

    Snoopy Well-Known Member

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    So don't say it. :).
    How about Nothing is permanent? The only constant is that all things change?
     
  7. 'Amir Alzzalam

    'Amir Alzzalam Šayṭānist

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    It's perfectly healthy to suffer through grief from the passing of a pet. It's not a one day thing, it takes days, weeks, even months before your mind/body begins the healing process.
     
  8. 'Amir Alzzalam

    'Amir Alzzalam Šayṭānist

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    Not at all. Impermanence is permanent, obviously, so therefore there is no such thing as impermanence. That something is unstable (what isn't?) has no bearing on permanence or impermeanence.
     
  9. 'Amir Alzzalam

    'Amir Alzzalam Šayṭānist

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    Isn't that what I said?
     
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  10. Ella S.

    Ella S. Utilitarian Logician

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    Can the set of all sets contain itself?
     
  11. Snoopy

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    Different words different slant maybe?
     
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  12. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

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    Indeed. ;)
     
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  13. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

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    hahahaha!
    Say this again--slowly. ;)
     
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