August 5th, 2011 13:50 EST
Bless Buddha: Buddhists Buy And Set Free Bunch Of Lobsters
"The 30 Buddhists of all ages trekked to this northern Massachusetts fishing hub to buy 600 pounds of lobster from a seafood wholesaler and save the critters from imminent death.
The lobster liberation was scheduled for August 3, which is Wheel Turning Day on this year`s Tibetan lunar calendar, the anniversary of the first sermon Buddha taught. On this holiday, the merit for positive actions is multiplied many times."
As a free thinker I despise all organized religions, but I find Buddhism the least objectionable faith.
Buddhists don`t plaster their vehicles with bumper stickers advertising their religion: Honk if you love Buddha! Buddha has more bounce to the ounce!
Buddhists don`t strap on suicide belts and blow up airplanes or nightclubs in the name of enlightenment and world peace.
Buddhists don`t warn you that if you don`t convert to Buddhism you will be reincarnated as a constipated monkey.
Buddhists don`t burn down seafood restaurants in the name of animal rights
The peace-loving Buddhists bought hundreds of live lobsters and set them free.
Their simple act speaks volumes.
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