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2ls 44 From this point of view it seems that also in the first Precept, and hence also for a Buddhist lay person, society is not to be taken in the narrow sense of hum a n society, but in a broader sense of a community comprising a II living or sen tie n t beings,219 including, at any rate, the animals. 220 Occasionally, we even find the (probably somewhat later) idea that in the course of the beginningless series of former lives all living beings have 214 Schmidt 1968, 636. deSilva 1987, 46f. AN IV 246: paZlatipata pativirata ...
Lack of compassion (Sn-a ad Sn 43 four Precepts, however, reference to animals (or other living beings except man) does not seem to playa significant role. 1 As for the idea that animals, too, own certain things which one should not take away from them, it is not often met with in the texts. At Yin III 58, dealing with monks who have eaten the remains of the quarry (vighiisa) of a beast of prey234, appropriating what belongs to an animal (tiracchiinagatapariggaha) is even stated to offence. 235 But the Vinaya is not concerned, primarily, with morality be n 0 proper but rather with the internal harmony and external reputation of the Order.
All a Buddhist can and ought to do is rather to try to alleviate their lot by treating them with benevolence and compassion, because they too enjoy pleasure and recoil from pain just as oneself. 1, in ideal worlds like the Sukhavali of early Indian Mahayana there are no (real) animals. And according to some schools cyclical ameliorations of the close to protecting whole eco-systems. 3). 170 H. v. Glasenapp, Der Iainismus (Berlin 1925), 188. 77; cpo also P. V. Kane, History of Dharmasastra, IV (poona 21973), 153f (implicit evidence only).