Sunday, March 28, 2010

Don't go fishing

One day, I gave out an assignment to my students entitled 'The advantages of fishing'. I list out for them the good points, namely training one to be patient, enabling one to have peace of mind and helping them to spend their free time reading while waiting for the fish to get hooked.

After some time, my conscience told me that I had to tell my students while they were writing the essay. I said, "Just write this essay but don't go fishing because the very act is killing lives. You are killing the fish you catch with your hook."

As my students come from different religious faith, I did not tell them that killing would land them into hell realm, according to the teaching of Buddha.

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