Killer flesh.


In the East the symbol of wisdom.

To test whether a certain flesh would kill you would you:

  1. Feed it to your pet dog or cat?
  2. Feed it to a dog or cat in a laboratory?
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About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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7 Responses to Killer flesh.

  1. decaptchers says:

    Keep on working, great job!

  2. bert0001 says:

    Dilemmas are only dilemmas if there is an equal positive value or negative value to 2 choices.
    In this question you are poking towards giving more value to a family member albeit a dog as to another animal that is more distant in relation.

    If my daughter and her friend are drowning and i can only save one of them, if have this moral dilemma. I remember the question about the car crash a few months ago that is similar in setup. Most of the time, when urged into such situations, the mind is not working anymore and we just act. Maybe even a higher force will activate us – i think this is possible. That means that in my example sometimes three people will die, and sometimes three will live, and sometimes the rescuer will die and both victims will live, or just one of the two people in need will make it, and not the rescuer, and so on. So this leaves us with eight possible survival scenarios, and not two, in my self-fabricated example.

    So i do not agree with the duality of the DI-lemma. But i understand that these questions are posed exactly to make us think about what value really is, and whether one human or in this case animal life is more important than another. And probably we are not even intelligent enough to answer that question. If Nagarjuna were still alive, we should ask him 🙂

    So i cannot answer from my deepest heart, but i know when in such a real life situation, i will be activated to do what is necessary and only fear or cowardice can still keep me a shore. In that case free will is the choice between compassion or fear.

    • Ian Gardner says:

      Extremely well put, bert! It is pleasing to see someone putting in this amount of effort it bodes well for the journey.

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  4. bert says:

    why not throw it away?

    • Ian Gardner says:

      Good try 🙂 – but no dodging an answer!!

      • Ian Gardner says:

        No doubt, my friend, but however that may be the essential dilema, the essential decision, remains. Or, do you feel that your question presents the essential dilema more clearly? If so, I accept that.

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