Friday, March 18, 2011


REFUSES TO LEAVE INJURED FRIEND - It’s a universal truth that dogs are man’s best friend, but they’re pretty darn loyal to their own as well.  Since the devastating tsunami hit Japan on March 11 there have been amazing stories of survival and camaraderie.  The violent wall of water swept away houses, cars and ships.  Fires burned out of control and power to cooling systems at two nuclear power plants was knocked out, forcing thousands of nearby residents to be evacuated.  As we hear more and more amazing stories of survivors helping one another in this time of crisis, the video below shows the same values are also being displayed by the animals affected by this natural disaster.   

Japanese film crews found a disoriented dog comforting his injured canine friend while waiting for help to arrive for the both of them.  At first the crew thought the second dog was dead, according to a translation of the voiceover by The Metro. But he eventually raised his dirty head and received a pat from his friend.  Both dogs have since been rescued, according to a Facebook post by Kenn Sakuri, president of Butch Japan, a dog and cat food company: “The one which came close to the camera is in the better condition. The other white, gray and black was weak. So it is in the vet clinic in Ibaraki Prefecture. The other dog is in the shelter of the same area. But please know that those two are just the tip of the iceberg. There are more and we need help.”

Watch the heart-rending video below.

Two dogs in the devastated coastal Arahama area of Japan are giving us a lesson in loyalty and friendship.  A Japanese camera news crew from Fuji TV came across one of the dogs pacing frantically around the apocalyptic scene and discovered it was actually protecting another pooch lying motionless nearby.  The faithful tan and white cocker spaniel refused to leave his injured friend.  According to reports, both dogs were rescued and are now receiving veterinary care.  The soul is present in the heart of all animals, and in a greater or lesser extent, the consciousness of death, pains and pleasures, always exists within all living entities.

According to Vedanta, every life form has atma or spiriton, within it. ... According to modern biology, biodiversity is due to a genetic variation caused by the process of occasional chance mutation. However, according to Vedanta, the law of karma and the three modes of material nature - sattva, rajas and tamas - are responsible for biodiversity as well as for diversity in terms of levels of intelligence, degree of development of mind and consciousness of the embodied being within the same species. Furthermore, the Vedas state that biodiversity is a process to accommodate the various states of consciousness in different life forms.  There is a gradual evolution of consciousness through various species of life according to the subtle laws of karma. ... It is the consciousness that evolves, not the bodies, in the Vedantic tradition.

T.D. Singh, Ph.D. - Śrīla Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Mahārāja :
“Hinduism and Science” - “Biodiversity and Evolution of Consciousness”
Bhaktivedanta Institute -  -

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