Reply To: Dhamma message at the funeral of Waharaka Thero


Dear friend of Dhamma (Saket): Thank you very much for your clarification. You are right about a lot of things. However, we can see in the Jātakas that the bodhisatta took rebirth several times as an animal. The animal kingdom is part of the apayas.

Nigrodhamiga Jātaka

One could say that a bodhisatta is a higher puthujuna who avoids apayas most of the time. This situation may apply to those who are not sotāpanna but who are accumulating the 10 paramis to realize the Dhamma, in a future sāsana, as disciples.

I strongly encourage you to pursue your aspirations and develop the 10 paramis to make your wishes come true. Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu 🙏🏿 May you achieve it.

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