dontknwmucboutanythng

"Higher" vs "Lower" lifeforms.

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I’ve been watching this one legged song bird really struggling hunting worms to feed her 3-4 babies.  I am thinking of buying a box of live meal worms to help her (yes there are lots more human that need help and I am already doing as much as my resources allow).  But I am mindful of creating (this is selfishness, isn't it) bad karma of trading many worms to 3-4 small birds.  Though I pray daily,  my understanding of various religions is surface level at best.  But isn’t there something about “life value” of higher v.s lower life forms?  On the other hand, worms that I might supply will take place of worms that might be hunted by the mother bird.  But still something doesn’t feel right.

Thanks for your thought.

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Interesting question.  

It seems like you're coming from a place of compassion.  Song birds are rare, one legged mothers, even rarer.  Somehow the thought to help it came to you.  I'd say go with it, too often we argue ourselves away from initially compassionate decisions.  

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