“When we question openly, our spiritual practice becomes a living experience, without dogma or fixed ideas.”
I want to say there is kind of a Buddhist “rote” answer, and that would be “no” to euthanasia and “yes” to letting the animal die naturally. But I think the dharma goes much deeper than simply giving us “rote” answers
What does it mean to trust anyone, especially a spiritual teacher? What do we do when a teacher doesn’t present him\herself in a way that is comfortable for us? I don’t see how it is possible to skip over questions like these.
When we respond to the world through desperation or fear it comes from seeing that the problem is only external and wanting to fix it. But if we look honestly at the nature of life we realize that it is not a fixable phenomenon.