Does a Dog Have Buddha-nature? – Beliefnet.com

[A student] asked: “Does a dog have Buddha-nature or not?” The master said: “It does not.” [The student] said: “Everything has Buddha-nature, from the Buddhas above to the ants below. Why does a dog not have it?” The master said, “Because it has the nature of karmically conditioned consciousness.”

Does a Dog Have Buddha-nature? - Beliefnet.com

Master Chao-chou affirms that all sentient beings do in fact have Buddha-nature, dogs included, but they need to wake up to the fact if it is to do them any good.

via Does a Dog Have Buddha-nature? – Beliefnet.com.

[A student] asked: “Does an oak tree also have Buddha-nature or not?” The master said: “It has.” [The student] said: “Then when will it become a Buddha?” The master said: “When the sky falls to the earth.” [The student] said: “When will the sky fall to the earth?” The master said: “When the oak tree becomes a Buddha.”

Does a Dog Have Buddha-nature? - Beliefnet.com


[A student] asked: “Will the Minnesota Vikings ever win the Super Bowl?” The master said: “They will.” [The student] said: “Then when will the Vikings win the Super Bowl?” The master said: “When hell freezes over.” [The student] said: “When will hell freeze over?” The master said: “When the Vikings win the Super Bowl.”


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