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How do you show your kindness?

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When talking about setting the captive animals free most people may associate it with the kindness activity of Buddhism. As we all known, Buddhism advocate the spirit of kindness and free the captive animals is one of them. Buddhism is popular in the small town where I am living. Especially in some special days I can see many people standing in a circle and reading some sacred scripture of Buddhism. They are reading the scripture for the captive animals which they will free later on. It is a ceremony. Most of the captive animals are bought from the market. The category is various, from snake to little fish. These people are very sincere while they are doing this. They fully believe that what they do is what the Buddhism spirit calls for. By doing this, both the animals and people benefit. The captive animals get freedom and can have a new life from then on while the people feel their inward world is sublime.

 

Setting free the captive animals is a way of showing one’s kindness and if the kindness can be widely spread the society will become more harmonious. So this is the beautiful and ideal picture most people are expecting for. However, there are some intangible problems lying there. So it is as the problems show in a piece of CCTV news reporting that in Xingtai, one of the city in Hebei Province, there is an illegal profit chain develops by some illegal dealers. And surprisingly, one reason that makes this illegal profit chain possible is the kind acts of some kind-hearted people. They brought the captive animals from the market and then set the animals free. However, ironically enough, they have never known that their kindnesses are used by some illegal dealers who cash in on the animals in an illegal way. Just as the examples show in the news. These dealers caught a number of migratory birds and then sell them to different markets. The birds mainly go to three places. The catering industry, the kind-hearted people and the pets market. Among these three ways, the kind hearted people contribute the most part. Some people who were interviewed said, they have never known that their kindnesses will go to the opposite. And they hoped that the related authority must do something to punish the illegal dealers and crack down the illegal profit chain.

 

What the news told us is the truth of the society. The illegal profit chain is indeed needs to be cracked down. Then what if the kind hearted people who still want to do the kind activities what can they do? In my opinion, the ways of showing kindness are numerous. They are not confined to saving the captive animals and it is not necessary to be intended to do it. I don’t think that buying a large amount of captive animals at a special time and then set them free is good way to show kindness. Kindness can never be planed. When it is planed, it is deliberate and somehow shows a lick of insincerity. There are some businessmen who spend lots of money buying the captive animals, however, on the other hand, they go regularly to the restaurant selling wide animals as food. If they kindly spare the wide animals’ lives, isn’t it a better way of showing kindness? Kindness is meaningful when it really comes from the bottom of our hearts and the ways of showing it is various and above all not on purpose.

 

Last but not least, I want to mention that showing kindness by setting the captive animals must be rational. There were once some reports saying that some kind acts lead to the contrary results because the kind hearted people didn’t do in a proper and scientific way. Such as freeing some poisonous snakes which led to serious problems in the small villages nearby and freeing the Brazilian turtles which broke the balance of nature, to name a few. Actually, we can show kindness in many other ways. It is the love that makes the world goes around. I believe that if you have love in your mind and remember to show it unconditionally, the ways of how to show kindness are really not that important.

 

 

 

 

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Reply Report voice_cd 2016-4-16 23:21
Thank you very much!!! we have highlighted your blog.
Reply Report ysyaileen 2016-4-16 23:22
voice_cd: Thank you very much!!! we have highlighted your blog.
    thank you very much!
Reply Report robert237 2016-4-17 03:38
I show my kindness to wile animals by not hunting them.
Reply Report dusty1 2016-4-17 05:49
I volunteer to help homeless veterans fight the tax office
Reply Report seneca 2016-4-17 10:27
What a shamne that the kindness of some is commercially exploited by others! Your society needs a spiritual reawakening!

By the way, many of these good-doers could do a lot better if they adopted the animals bought in the market. Releasing them into the wild may give the animals only a brief respite before they get captured again.

There is another point you did not touch upon: animals in households need responsible owners. If you buy a cute dog puppy, don't ever contemplate releasing it into the wild! It will perish a horrible death. Either it will be seized by a carnivorous person, or it will be knocked down by a motor vehicle or it will die through starvation or disease.
Reply Report BlondeAmber 2016-4-17 17:43
Why confine showing kindness to animals?
Can people not show kindness to other people more often?

Genuine kindness is shown in a disinterested way, with no thought of profit or benefit for self, and not needing to be done in a public or showy way.
Reply Report ysyaileen 2016-4-17 21:56
robert237: I show my kindness to wile animals by not hunting them.
the wild animals deserve their freedom   and you are very kind.
Reply Report ysyaileen 2016-4-17 21:57
dusty1: I volunteer to help homeless veterans fight the tax office
    you are great!
Reply Report ysyaileen 2016-4-17 22:01
seneca: What a shamne that the kindness of some is commercially exploited by others! Your society needs a spiritual reawakening!

By the way, many of these g ...
    you said to the point!
i am very sorry for some pets that are abandonded by their cold hearted owners. and really hope that people will learn to be more responsible when they try to keep a pet. pets are our good friends and we must treat them as family members.
Reply Report ysyaileen 2016-4-17 22:02
BlondeAmber: Why confine showing kindness to animals?
Can people not show kindness to other people more often?

Genuine kindness is shown in a disinterested way, w ...
kindness has no boundary
Reply Report dusty1 2016-4-18 03:01
No just doing the right thing for my fellow veterans
Reply Report Kevinfly 2016-4-18 16:49
I remember a news about freeing captive animals. Some kind person bought a lot of sea turtles and set them free. But they did not set them to sea, they free them in a river. The fact is that such kind of turtle can not live in fresh water. It tells people that there are many other choices to show their kindness, not only setting captive animals.

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