Posted by Stephen Pema Dorje on November 19, 1999 at 11:58:40:
In Reply to: Sentient beings posted by Grace on November 19, 1999 at 09:55:05:
Hello again Grace...
By all means call your daughter first!!!!
The answers I've heard vary, but I would try my best to not harm the creature. If it can't be avoided at all, at least maybe a little time of silence or even a little prayer. I hear this will avoid the negative karma somewhat. I'm sure this answer will raise alot of comments. At least I hope so. Really though, if the spider dies, as long as it happens infrequently, I wouldn't worry.
But don't go out and open an exterminator business!! Keep a kind and compassionate heart. Just try to avoid the negative actions as much as possible. Peace to you!!
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