Summary of Benefits of Liberating Animals
Liberating Animals from the Danger of Death is a profound method to prolong life and cure sickness. Relying on the truth of cause and effect, practitioners make special effort to give life and benefit to helpless creatures that are on the verge of being killed. By performing this powerful practice, we not only save these beings from immediate suffering, we also create the cause for their attainment of better future lives, from life to life to full enlightenment.
“I started the tradition of how to liberate animals… This is an incredible gift to them from us. It repays their kindness… It is so incredible how fast this will purify them. Their lives now will only get better and better.
—Lama Zopa Rinpoche*
*Liberating Animals and Other Ways to Benefit Them, FPMT, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 2005, back cover
- saving endangered life,
- protecting creatures from fear of death, and
- accumulating positive karma of those involved with the life-saving efforts (offsets its opposite—the negative karma of harming life, including killing)
Indirect, Longer-Term Benefits
- blessings and spiritual practices provide supporting causes for a favorable rebirth of the released animals, and
- participants of the life-saving efforts will benefit in the future from causes that create good health and longevity.