How do animals achieve enlightenment?

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How do animals achieve enlightenment?

Postby Goanna = Element » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:41 am

How do animals achieve enlightenment, or at least achieve rebirth as a human, since they cannot meditate or understand Buddhism? Is there something we can do to help our pets have a better rebirth?
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Re: How do animals achieve enlightenment?

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:59 am

Element has returned to troll again.
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: How do animals achieve enlightenment?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:44 am

Luckily no one wasted any time responding to his disingenuous questions on this occasion....

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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