|Animals are just below humans in the 31 Planes|
|Grumpy Cat: I love math because... (lol)|
|Wait, humans are going to eat me?!|
In the "Rebirth Stories" (Jatakas)
|6 realms of samsara consumed by Death (Yama/Mara)|
- [This beautiful and very popular story of self-sacrifice was actually taken from a non-Buddhist source and adopted into the mythology of the Bodhisattva.]
|Even brutal Neo-Nazi police can be kind.|
However, the better and broader interpretation is that it applies to not killing ANY sentient being, which includes those currently reborn in the Animal Realm.
- What karma leads to rebirth in the Animal Realm and lower? Violating the Five Precepts, which means excessive greed (craving), aversion (ill-will), and delusion (ignorance).
From the beginnings of Buddhism, there were virtues intended to prevent the harming of ALL sentient beings in the Animal Realm for various reasons. More