Reply To: First noble truth


Hi Lal,

There’s also a Jataka story of the Bodhisattva being in hell.”

I don’t think that is right.
– The lowest realm a Bodhisatta can be reborn is the animal realm. Even there, The animal cannot be smaller than a certain size.

I made a mistake in using the word “Bodhisatta”. The story uses “one of Buddha’s former lives when he was in hell” If this story is true, I think the chances of such a thing happening is even more rare than the two animal stories . . .

The alternative way you mentioned to look at the question that I asked was beneficial. Thank you.