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  1. The Dalai Lama has repeatedly said that he allows mosquitoes to drink blood if he is sure that there is no chance of getting sick. However, he adds that the mosquitoes never thanked him for this.

    Human life and health are valued in Buddhism more than the lives of animals. Because humans and animals are at different levels of mental development. Man is already in the last stages of the path to liberation of the mind. And mosquitoes, although they are also potential Buddhas, are still somewhere in the very beginning. They still need many lifetimes of reincarnation to develop into a being capable of understanding compassion, not to mention a human form. Man, before becoming a man, was many times a mosquito and other creatures. It is fortunate that a suitable human form has been found to embody the flow of mind. A person should take care of their health and the forces that support life. Therefore, it is necessary to protect yourself in advance from such consequences when other beings can cause harm due to ignorance. And if this is how karmic consequences are realized, then you need to choose in order of decreasing value first the life and health of people, then creatures with a developed mind, then insects, then bacteria, fungi and plants. At the same time, you should try your best to refrain from causing harm to all living things. And even more so, do not destroy the living just like that-for no reason.

  2. Can I answer you theoretically or from experience? )

    Theoretically , I don't know.

    From my experience, I know Buddhists who drive mosquitoes out of the house and they also have gauze curtains hanging in addition to nets.�

    By the way, this is also recommended by WHO in places where malaria is widespread. Protecting your home and sleeping area with nets remains the most effective way to fight back. Mass chemical attacks on places where mosquitoes breed are also dangerous for humans and do not give a full guarantee. And promising technologies are just on the doorstep.

    How do Buddhists deal with mosquitoes on the street? Do not go where there are clouds of mosquitoes, and where there are a few-they brush them off and use all sorts of repellents.

  3. A true Buddhist hits a loafer who asks such a question on the back with a stick and sends him to carry water or chop wood.) �

    Actually, this approach is the same in all philosophical and religious practices, when the adept tries to bring to absurdity and idiocy a certain sound postulate offered to him.

  4. When I'm very Buddhist, I let you drink. In the normal state, I chase them away, but I don't kill them, of course. But I'm not much of a Buddhist, not a true one.

    God save the makers of anti-mosquito sprays!

    Somewhere in the jungles of Asia, budbyists will say that insects are not reborn and can be killed.

    Somewhere in the mountains of China, near a young forest, you will be told that neither the killed mosquito nor the one who kills it is there, but the state of mind in which you are is important and there are no obstacles for the enlightened one (including killing a mosquito is not an obstacle).

    And don't forget that Buddhists are not Buddhas yet. A person is weak, sometimes he will kill a mosquito and eat a kebab, eh

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