Skip to main content
13 votes

Does the Buddha like dogs?

The Buddha taught 'birth' with an 'animal' state of mind is a state of woe (beset by chronic suffering) or lower state of 'existence' (being). The Lokapala Sutta states that people who do not have ...
Dhamma Dhatu's user avatar
  • 42.1k
5 votes

Does the Buddha like dogs?

Mata yatha niyam puttam Ayusa eka-putta-manu rakkhe Evampi sabba-bhutesu Manasam-bhavaye apari-manam Quoted from Karaniya Metta Sutta Here it's meaning. Even as a mother protects with her life ...
Lalith J.'s user avatar
  • 151
5 votes
Accepted

Is the Buddha nature nothingness or the Dharmakaya?

According to Yogacara, buddha nature is a seed in the mind basis of all. According to Madhyamika, buddha nature is the emptiness of the mind of a sentient being. It is not the dharmakaya. Dharmakaya ...
Tenzin Dorje's user avatar
  • 4,946
4 votes

How to Attain Peace?

By acknowledging your anxious mood as a truth (dhamma). Don't push it away, don't try to change anything, don't blame or criticize yourself. It is a truth and therefore has the 3 characteristics of ...
OidaOudenEidos's user avatar
4 votes

What does it mean by 'All beings have a Buddha nature'?

It is not just Dogen's translation. The Nirvana Sutra states that all beings have Buddha Nature. You can also check Mark Blum or Yamamoto's translations. However, Dogen played with the initial ...
Tenzin Dorje's user avatar
  • 4,946
3 votes

Does the Buddha like dogs?

You tagged this question buddha-nature -- I'm not sure if that tag is relevant. There's a famous koan about a dog and "Buddha-nature" -- see Joshu's Dog -- which this question reminds me of. Maybe we'...
ChrisW's user avatar
  • 46.9k
3 votes

Interdependent origination

The doctrine of (Inter) Dependent Origination is solely the doctrine of the Buddha & unrelated to the Vedas. If it was related to the Vedas there would be no Buddha and no Buddhism since the term '...
Dhamma Dhatu's user avatar
  • 42.1k
3 votes

How to Attain Peace?

When anxiety arises, we should fully acknowledge its arising, by thinking or noting: "I feel anxious; I feel anxious" or simply: "Anxiety has arisen; anxiety has arisen". Then start to investigate ...
Dhamma Dhatu's user avatar
  • 42.1k
3 votes

Which body of the Buddha belongs to the Buddha nature?

What do you mean by "Buddha nature"? I think it means: Anyone is Buddha, as soon as he stops to generate vexations. That fact can be described as: "We all are Buddha by nature, we only differ from ...
chang zhao's user avatar
  • 1,503
3 votes
Accepted

Buddhists advise against "me and mine" does that include times?

These are covered in the: 15 Wrong / Right Views 16 Doubts 108 thought-courses motivated by craving mentioned in this answer 15 Wrong / Right Views Let go of the past “How, bhikshus, does ...
Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena's user avatar
3 votes

Under what conditions does a Samyaksambuddha arise?

My question is under what conditions Buddha arises? There's no set patterns. For example Buddha Gotama came during a relatively uneventful period where human life span was within normal range. ...
santa100's user avatar
  • 9,679
2 votes

"Anyone can be enlightened"

Anybody has the ability to become enlightened however different parts of Buddhism have different beliefs on how this happens. Everybody already has the seed of Buddha hood/ Nivada inside them which is ...
Katie Stanley's user avatar
2 votes

Does hell exist in Buddhism?

Yes, hell exists in Buddhism as a literal real place as real as this world we live in, but there many hellish worlds and they are temporary (though many can last for extremely long time-periods). In ...
MischievousSage's user avatar
2 votes

Does hell exist in Buddhism?

Yes, according to Buddhism, hell exists. Individuals who have accumulated bad karma may be reborn in hell, the animal realm, as ghosts, or even in the human world but with great difficulties. Hell is ...
Alistaire's user avatar
  • 137
2 votes

Insights of the Middle Path

When there’s interaction with other people, and as you focus more carefully in that present moment, you begin to realize that you choose where to focus and how you want to shape the situation. You ...
Saptha Visuddhi's user avatar
2 votes

Why can't I be happy in the pursuit of Nirvana?

I answer, since you tagged Tibetan Buddhism. However, personal practice is a serious matter and I believe you should ask a qualified teacher. After all we want Nirvana because we are looking for a ...
Tenzin Dorje's user avatar
  • 4,946
2 votes
Accepted

Why can't I be happy in the pursuit of Nirvana?

If you are happy, you will have to face sorrow right? So I am being told to just observe everything with equanimity or Anapana. TBH which is very boring So I observed that instead of thinking of ...
Ravindranath Akila's user avatar
2 votes

What if there is no rebirth but karma is not eradicated by meditation and the path?

There is no 'rebirth' (aka 'reincarnation') but kamma (the idea of 'agent' doing & reaping) is eradicated by the path. This means if the path is not realised, 'the agent' experiences the results ...
Dhamma Dhatu's user avatar
  • 42.1k
2 votes

Are the differences between Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism merely semantic/perspective?

Buddhism teaches Anatta (not self) and the Nibbana is the final goal. You can't find them in Advaita Vedanta. Buddism also has Noble Eightfold Path with a clear set of instructions as to how to attain ...
SarathW's user avatar
  • 5,607
2 votes

Are the differences between Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism merely semantic/perspective?

In merely the first 10 seconds, the video refers to alien ideas, such as "immortality" & "Self". The video then talks about finding happiness & ending suffering, which is the aim of many ...
Dhamma Dhatu's user avatar
  • 42.1k
2 votes

Does the relinquishing of views prohibit belief in the permanence of buddha nature?

In the famous parable of the raft, the Buddha says that his Dharma is, ultimately, to be abandoned. "You, myriad monks, should know that my expounding of the Dharma is like in the parable of the ...
Caoimhghin's user avatar
  • 1,134
1 vote

Interdependent origination

Indra's Net metaphor was not used in Buddhism until Mahayana's Avatamsaka Sutra written in the 3rd century CE. Buddha lived 8 centuries before Indra's Net was repurposed for Buddhism. Dependent ...
Andriy Volkov's user avatar
  • 58.7k
1 vote

New Year Resolutions

In Buddhism Dhamma should be experienced here and now. In order to do that you have to practice Vipassanā. Hence a fruitful resolution would be that you pratice 1 hour in the morning and evening and ...
Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena's user avatar
1 vote

New Year Resolutions

I am a bit late in answering this, but not too late. IMHO.. to be in the timeless present is a good New Year’s Resolution that will open a whole new world anyone who would take this challenge. We are ...
Saptha Visuddhi's user avatar
1 vote

New Year Resolutions

In school, teachers was asking students their resolutions, they can be not to lie, getting high score and so on. But after some days or times gone no one seem aware of resolutions they had made at ...
Swapnil's user avatar
  • 2,164
1 vote
Accepted

How to acknowledge emotions and their consequences in day to day life?

The Buddhist path has 3 trainings: sila/morality samadhi/concentration panna/wisdom. To view a lady as a composite of flesh, bones, feces, pus, joint oil, etc, is the practise of panna/wisdom. It ...
Dhamma Dhatu's user avatar
  • 42.1k
1 vote

Is the Buddha nature nothingness or the Dharmakaya?

In the old Pali Buddhism, the word 'sunnata' ('emptiness'/'voidness') does not mean 'nothingness' (ākiñcaññā) or 'empty space' (ākāsā). It refers to the state ('ta') of being 'empty (sunna) of self' &...
Dhamma Dhatu's user avatar
  • 42.1k
1 vote

Does the Buddha like dogs?

In a Dhamma Sermon I listened to, Venerable Rajagiriye Ariyagñña Thero said that the Buddha has also advised not to keep pets, as it increases attachment and their death leads to the sorrow of the ...
Ravindu Dissanayake's user avatar
1 vote

Does the Buddha like dogs?

It is not only the Buddha but even his disciples liked dogs and all other animals. Here is a story about how a bhikku practiced giving when he didn’t have anything. It is about a Bhikkhu who once ...
Saptha Visuddhi's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible