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In the initial days of my job, I used to live in Bharuch, Gujarat. It was a duplex, and I was on the first floor, while the landlord (mother, son (let's call him X), and his wife) lived on the ground floor. He used to work in a PSU bank. There were 8-10 stray dogs near that home, and X used to feed them and play with them. I also liked them and used to play with them after work. They used to wait for me every day.

One day, an outside dog bit one of the youngest puppies in the neck. I found out about this, and then the X called a mobile pet ambulance; vets treated the puppy with vaccines and gave meds. The puppy was not well, and then I asked the X, 'Will it be okay?'

X replied, 'Jab tak ye zinda hai, tab tak main try karta rahoonga. Jab woh mar jayega, then I will bury.' Those lines hit me so hard and deep. After 1 week, the puppy died. X went to a place and buried the puppy with respect.

I learned a serious lesson. Since then, I have also been following the same.

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Could you please translate in English about what X said in Hindi?

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He will make sure to do everything for puppy till puppy's last breath and the day that puppy will die, he will bury the puppy.ย 

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What's the learning?

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Atleast one should try by all means in struggling phase.

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Could you please translate in English about what X said in Hindi?

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He will make sure to do everything for puppy till puppy's last breath and the day that puppy will die, he will bury the puppy.ย 

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Truely touching life experience you had.

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What's the learning?

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Even though I was engrossed in the story, but didn't understand the point.ย 

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As a youngster, if I found a เค•เคพเคฒเคพ เคฎเค•เฅ‹เฅœเคพ (makoda/ those insects that appear like the black carpenter ants but with a huge rear side)
I would use a magnifying glass to focus strong sunlight on to them.
I did this after taking them out to a place with sunlight, if needed.

Oftentimes I did worse to female mosquitos by somehow trapping them in soapy foam or otherwise keeping them alive but used a nail-cutter or tweezers to damage the appendage (hypodermic needle) the female mosquitos use to suck the blood.

All this, despite all the teachings, moral values and compassion (เค•เคฐเฅเคฃเคพ) taught to us by everyone.

I do not know how cruel I was/am and how I became that,

but over the years I have realised how pathetic a creature I have been/ I am.

Penance in some forms I may have done, but it is never going to be enough or shall we say, nothing one does later can ever undo what has happened.
Time is a linear concept
and I do not really follow many of the things that almost all of the organised religions and other philosophies, belief systems propogate.

So I am not looking for an easy way out. (Ummm.. I assume that 'seeking forgiveness', doing this that deed or ritual to contra-entry the alleged wrongs or confessing it to a mortal agent of the supposed immortal.. are all relatively easy ways out to get over the guilt, if any.)

I do not how much i believe in the karma system.
I mean duh, if I really did, then why would i sometimes disrespect elders, back-answer to them, show little to no compassion to others in need (especially when I could have done a lot or something at-least.. to help them), maim/ torture other beings for no reason.

CORRECTION: even if a cheenta/makida (large ant) enters my food or if a female mosquito buzzes by to have a drop of my nutritious blood to be able to raise her eggs.. it still 8s not reason enough to maim/torture them.
If those who believe in the concept of the supernatural (any omnipotent, omnipresent entity) think about it.. then obviously all such beings too have been designed or destined for the said purpose.
They are not the vicious ones with malice and conscious intent to harm.
And let us say that something like the lyssavirus (rabies lyssavirus) does get into our central nervous system/brain with the explicit intent to continue its journey through our salive and making us hydrophobic too (so that we do not dilute it or gulp the saliva down by drinking water)

th en too, if I were all that much of a believer in 'God is always right',
I would say, it is what we deserve.

I am not vegan (although vegetarian), I still sometimes do kill creatures, other beings.. but most of the time I try to not meddle much with nature.
And yes, the same nature made me/us (Homo sapiens) capable enough to be a disrupter.. but has also given us sentient thoughts.
So it is not like we should always do everything that we can. Sometimes we ought not to do it, even if we can.

Not directly related to our interaction with other species
but we have been putting almost as much junk in the space (around earth) as we have been dumping in our water bodies on the planet.

Not that the repercussions are hidden, not that they aren't sad and scary enough.. but we still do it.
That greed, self-centredness and lack of compassion too is part of being sentient.

๐€๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐’๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ โœ๐ ๐จ๐จ๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌโœ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐œ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž โœ๐ ๐จ๐จ๐โœ.
My self-appeasing hallucination is that I no longer use leather or try not to, I try to avoid dairy, palm oil products (often made from palm grown by illegally murdering rain forests), avoiding exploitatively grown cotton or products made from such cotton, avoid crops that abuse the ecological balance or destroy subsoil aquifers and other such things.
It is not enough though and I too am a leech on the planet.
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