Monday, July 6, 2015

More wild shark attacks: Why? (video)

Crystal Quintero, Dhr. Seven, Pat Macpherson, Amber Larson, Wisdom Quarterly (COMMENTARY), Ashley Casey (Nat Geo Wild); DreamWorksTV "Home"
I'm Nature's own eating-machine. I don't mean no harm. (Phil Blackburn/

The horror movie "Jaws" ruined summers at the beach for countless Americans (MAD).
C'mon, Jaws, just a little kiss...on the butt cheek. Don't be like that! (Huff Post)
An innovative solution we are planning for our surfing expeditions at Wisdom Quarterly, good both in California and Australia, where sharks attack what they think are paddling seals, is a body board painted to look like a vicious rival shark (
Another shark attack, the seventh this year, 2015, Ocracoke Island, N.C. (AP)
There has been an eighth shark attack in North Carolina, this time on a Marine. Why? Global warming has led to change in the seas -- temperature, the water highway (the movement of rivers within the oceans, regular movement based on temperature differences and other factors), acidity, pollution, over-fishing, destruction of fish stocks, and periodic resurgence... we all know what's happening.

Why would anyone camp deep in Nature?
The only surprise is that wild animals seem to not understand who we are -- the destroyers of the planet -- or do they? Why are big cats attacking? Why do cryptozoological hominins like Yeti and Sasquatch and Almas abduct women and children? Why are so many more shapeshifting (skin walkers) creatures being sighted and interacted with?

We would like to think that there is a better reason than group punishment as Bhumi (Gaia) strikes back on such thoughtless mortals. We'd like to think it has something to do with personal karma.

"O thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate,
Too soon dejected, and too soon elate"
Faye, don't taunt wild beasts with your female wiles!
If "group or collective karma" (like the Shakyans met with) is yielding its results and fruits (vipaka and phala), why is the epicenter North Carolina? The Earth shakes, trembles, and quivers all over the U.S. "San Andreas" is coming to Los Angeles, but all that toxic fracking is bring tremors to places that have no history of such shaking.

Moreover, why don't the cows rise up? We kill (the actual butchers and all of us who pay them to kill by buying their slaughtered flesh) them in numbers too terrible to think? A million farm animals and more are killed a DAY in the United States! Countless chickens and smaller living beings (like useless chickadees) are dragged to slaughter.

A sad strange fact about life is that stationary farmers are far more warlike and murderous than hunter-gatherers, not only among humans where we protect our vast farmlands with guns and weapons of mass destruction (courtesy of the state), it also appears to be the case among animals.

Maybe we are all being bombarded with the same negative programming via HAARP, microwaves, or other pulse weapons, or perhaps it has something to do with "protecting" what is "ours." The biggest killer of humans in Africa, other than other humans, are hippos. And in the U.S. and elsewhere, cows take out more humans than anyone imagines. Ungulates, particularly mothers with babies to care for, are hardly harmless.
Buddhist sutras are littered with attacks by deadly cows, so much so that we tend to scoff, and commentators attribute the high number to "possession" by angry inimical spirits. How could docile cows suddenly become warmblooded killers? Karma may have something to do with it, but the strange thing is that -- in the ultimate sense we are not the ones who inherit our karma.

It is conventionally true that "Beings are heirs of their karma (past actions, be they deeds, words, or intentions). But we will not be the same when we meet with the results of those actions, for we are not the same for two consecutive moments, how then when whole lifetimes pass by before circumstances are met with for the fruition of a past action?

When animals attack humans
(NatGeoWilde Channel via Ashley Casey) The Most Dangerous Killers: Awful attacks on people by animals on people. When animals attack...

Flags don't kill; fanatics kill for flags (AP)
So when anyone speaks of karma as a cause of our woes now, people cry, "Blaming the victim!" The working out of karma is a staggering endeavor, too much for our sharp minds. As sharp as we are, the currents are too subtle, the playing out too mysterious, the odds and probabilities too immense even for our supercomputing devices to handle. If we meditate we will see that.

One of the super-knowledges that arises when pursued with a purified mind founded on attaining the absorptions (jhanas) and concentrations (samadhis) is knowledge of past lives and a limited view of how we came to be where we are -- the past karma that brought us here. In fear we kill, so beware of fear!

Hate (phobia) is a choice. It's NOT my flag.
Why this sort of sudden animal attack death should befall spontaneous arhats, suddenly enlightened beings who hear just enough of the Truth to awaken, is even more mysterious. The truth is we are animals, a very high and well-born kind of animal, and the attackers are animals. We are far more dangerous to them than they are to us. Just look at the case of Bahiya of the Bark Cloth.

It's a dangerous planet; we did not really evolve here (though some other beings likely did); and we have had to settle and be at peace with the limited danger here, like in the new animated movie "Almost Home," a parable about how humans arrived on the planet in line with a "Buddhist Genesis" story (Aganna Sutra):

(DreamWorksTV) "[Almost] Home" They're almost here... meet our future leaders. When "Oh," a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named "Tip" who is on a quest of her own.  Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human, and together they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.
Sharks keep the sea clean. Keep sharks in the ocean and out of the soup (SSF)

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