Reply To: Patisandhi Citta – How the Next Life is Determined According to Gathi


“The frog of course could not understand the desana, but his state of the mind (due the soothing voice of the Buddha) enabled him to grasp a deva bhava, based on a strong past good kamma.”

With respect to the monkey, I have read the following story (I will have to search for it):

A monkey offered honey to the Buddha.
The Buddha accepted the honey, and the monkey was overcome with joy, fell into a well and died.
The monkey was reborn a human and attained arahanthood.