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April 8, 2009


From Buddhist Scriptures, edited by Donald S. Lopez, Jr.:

Those who steal others’ property again and again feed on red-hot iron balls; they drink molten copper.

Dogs with fearsome iron teeth violently devour those men, though they cry out [like] bellowing cattle, [those men] who are always partial to hunting.

[…] Whoever, full of moha [delusion], goes to law contrary to the dhamma because of his greed for bribes, weeping is struck with the discus in naraka [hell].

For a long time red-hot hammers like mechanical mountains crush those who in this world have caused crushing to creatures in various ways.

Those breakers of the dhamma-bridges and those who preached the wrong path weep as they follow a [real] path fitted with sharp blades.

Men who crush lice and so on between their nails weep for a long time and are crushed again and again between rams as big [-bodied] as mountains.

So, the lesson to be learned is this: don’t smash any spiders you find in your house.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. roland permalink
    April 9, 2009 1:55 am

    Ouch. But then, even the lethal funnel webs over here are protected.

  2. April 9, 2009 8:02 am

    That pic looks like a fraternity hazing.

  3. April 12, 2009 12:15 pm

    Is. . . that a . . . brown recluse?!

    I’m scared silly of those things, even though I don’t think I’ve ever seen one.


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