The Suffering of Animals.


The messenger.

[Missing from between 04.01.11. ”Hope” and  05.01.11. ”The Pendulum Swings”]

[A letter dated 26.07.09. in response to a question from a friend.]

Let me tell you something which may fall into the category of what Jesus and the Buddha said, viz. ‘There are things I can tell you but you will not understand.’

For a long time I have wondered why animals have to suffer. When some are killed by other animals I have noticed that they show no signs of pain e.g. an insect being eaten by a praying mantis. While the mantis eats from the rear end of the insect the front end seems to be unaffected and, if it had one, would read the newspaper!!

Although I have long known, and written, that all we perceive as real is, in fact, an illusion (dreamlike) – a creation of the collective mind, the link to the answer to my question was not forged until recently when I had a clear neoption that, despite appearances, it was only happening “in the mind”.

NB. Some may use this as an excuse to do what they will to the detriment of others but those who even consider such action should realise that the law of karma applies in the mental state and that suffering is as valid and “painful” in that state because, in any case, it is there that it is acted out!


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 regular periods 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. February 2020. My search - my journey, is now complete.
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