How do animals achieve enlightenment?

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Goanna = Element
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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.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: How do animals achieve enlightenment?

Postby Paul Davy » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:44 am

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

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)


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