written by Chakriya PHOU
It was stressful to stay at home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It made me angry that I could not bear so I went to heaven to meet with god of heaven.
'My lord, why don't you help human? Why you let us suffering like this?' said I.
'It is karma,' said god of heaven. 'Human has to taste stressful living in house like when they caught animal, bird, fish and put them in cage. Human has to taste fear when they know they are going to die like when animal realized they were going to be killed soon by human. Human has to taste sorrow when they learn their family member or friend are going to leave them with no return like when family and friend of animal saw or knew their one would be killed by human.'
Hearing what the god of heaven said, I thought it was right. Human does cruelly to animal. But I did not agree one thing so I opposed, 'It is other human that does badly to the animal. I never kill animal. Why I have to receive punishment with them?'
The god of heaven asked, 'Do you eat meat?'
I replied, 'Yes, I do.'
Then the god of heaven smiled and claimed, 'Although, you don't put animal in cage or kill it, but if you don't eat meat, there will no people catch or kill animal. It means you are conniver. And criminal and conniver have to be punished equally.'
After listen to the god of heaven, I did not have word to against him. I paid respect and came back to earth and continued to stay in house.