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sentience

(sĕn′shəns, -shē-əns, -tē-əns)
n.
1. The quality or state of being sentient; consciousness.
2. Feeling as distinguished from perception or thought.
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However, when a person who cares for an animal participates in taking that sentient beings life, the sacrifice takes on sacredness rather than sacrilege.
From a Mahayana Buddhist point of view, the closest equivalent to the term "salvation" is samyaksambodhi, or perfect liberation, the attainment of buddhahood for the sake of all sentient beings.
If plants and seeds--including grasses, creepers, bushes, and trees--are, as one of the objects of the ethic of non-violence, not to be injured, then it would make sense that they would be included among those designated as living, sentient beings.
The placing of a sentient being inside a torture machine such as an "Iron Maiden" (NOTE: The discovery of a body, poked full of holes, inside a torture machine is not Gratuitous Violence)
The consequentialist theories that I want to put forward as models of Mahayana ethics are universalist: they take into account consequences for all sentient beings over the entire future history of the universe.
The wish to see all sentient beings free from suffering and its causes lays the foundation of compassion.
Looking at the first sentence, we read: "All sentient beings without exception have the Buddha-nature.
Also in Straight Talk on the True Mind (Chinsim chiksol, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], around 1205), Chinul advises that the role of patriarchs is "to help sentient beings look at their original nature by themselves" (HPC 4.
The draft Bill published today sets out the Government "must have regard to the welfare needs of animals as sentient beings in formulating and implementing government policy".
AFP) The move follows a social media storm after MPs last month during a heated Brexit debate voted against transposing an EU protocol recognising animals as sentient beings into British law.
Under current EU law, animals are recognised as sentient beings, acknowledging their ability to feel pain, to suffer and to experience joy.
So I founded Fish Feel: the sole organization devoted exclusively to promoting the recognition of fish as sentient beings deserving of respect and protection.