22 Jul Canadian Compassion
Last week, a group of Canadian Buddhist monks put their good works into action by releasing large numbers of captured lobsters back into the sea.
The Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society bought upmany lobsters from around Prince Edward Island which were destined for dinner plates. In a bid to share a message of compassion, they then took the lobsters back out to sea and released them.
“This whole purpose for us is to cultivate this compassion toward others. It doesn’t have to be lobsters, it can be worms, flies, any animals, drive slower so we don’t run over little critters on the street,” said a spokesman for the monks, Venerable Dan.
Local Prince Edward Islanders were on board with the message of compassion; local fishermen helped suggest places to release the lobsters where they wouldn’t be imediately recaptured.