Brahma Das wrote: ↑Sun May 08, 2022 4:26 am
“There is no first beginning, there is no first beginning knowable.”
I am sad that some Buddhists think that consciousness flies into the baby at the fourth or fifth month, like a magic spell into some sort of tinkerer’s toy. And even if that were the case, it’s a future life. How often have you heard the term “children are our future”. People need to start learning about the soul, especially Buddhists. Namaste.
Life is a pretty scary thing. I lived through one to dare affirm.
No one stands by your side. Teacher or no teacher, authority or no authority, a woman is alone in this world.
Unprotected by anyone, these exposed beings do not have the privacy of their own body. They are shamed for being their own nature: passive and existing. Most often complaint people toss at women is against what makes them women: the female hormones. The world hates women for their hormones. They're capable of nurturing and forgiving, of loving unconditionally, and they are human.
How much more injustice can society do to them?
Imagine there are places that not even the police enters! In such violent places, do you see a woman giving birth out of hope that someday life is important, that someday she or her progeny are important to anyone, someone?
She knows she and her child are merchandise. She has no control over her future. And the child even less so. The child, be him a boy, is trading goods before he is born.
Who in their right mind would be so afflicted to think that a child deserves to be born to be goods for others?
If you were to walk in her shoes, maybe you assume the shame she bears because you have a God or are yourself a god like Brahma of the Brahman caste. But she knows her place because the society took to length to teach her her place that is, the kitchen, be in labor pains, underpaid work, harassment, domestic violence, fragile body, fragile psyche, lack of control over her own life, shame, shame, shame, and learn to stand scolded by a possible gruesome mother-in-law and the rest of the in-laws.
Where is the happiness in the possible birth? What good is it for?
Women have practiced abortions everywhere around the world. US is not a place where women are treated differently.
For your greedy purposes, you have yet another violent attempt on subduing women by placing ideas in their heads that they're to give birth because you don't like now not being called a father when you could have been one and very proud of it. It's all a question of lost pride. Ha!
Haha-ha! Truth is not always pleasant thing.