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....

Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

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