KINDNESS FOR ALL CREATURES by Sarah C. Beasley
Animals are considered sacred in Buddhist philosophy and human beings, motivated solely by our concern for the well-being of our own species, have been missing the truth that all living things are interdependent. Of particular relevance to the Buddhist perspective on pets are the Six Perfections, Buddha Nature and Compassion. The Six Perfections embody a set of qualities we can draw on for our journey into compassion, and the chapters in this book focus on each one: generosity, discipline, patience, diligence, concentration and wisdom. Although this book focuses mainly on cats and dogs, the most common house pets in the West, the same guidelines can also be applied or adapted, for example, for hamsters, birds, snakes or fish.
224pp, 226 x 153 mm, Paperback, 2019, RRP £14.99