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sentient beings (was: experimental crocodile phonology questions)

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Saturday, October 23, 2004, 16:29
caeruleancentaur wrote:
> P.S. When the Buddhists speak of the Buddha saving all sentient > beings, they are not referring just to humans, but to all animate > life.
Indeed we do, but observe that the Tibetan term _sems.chan_ means "having mind". Plants have rudimentary powers of sensation, but no minds -- said the Buddha. -- /BP 8^) -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)