Today is National Dog Day, first established in 2004 by pet & family lifestyle advocate Colleen Paige. See https://nationaltoday.com/national-dog-day/ and https://www.colleenpaige.com/about
As my previous posts will attest, I love dogs. Walking, fostering, adopting and sharing the companionship of dogs.
I realize Zen koans are deeper than they first appear, but I confess I laughed out loud when I heard the question: Does a dog have Buddha-nature? I have found dogs to be far more advanced on the compassionate wisdom journey than some of the humans I encounter. Check out this site for another perspective: https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/2000/07/does-a-dog-have-buddha-nature.aspx
Today’s haiku: National Dog Day
Starting and ending
each day with a dog brings joy
to ev’ry moment
Whatever your philosophy of life, I hope you consider donating to a pet rescue organization and/or fostering or adopting a rescue dog in the near future.
Patrick, the answer is “yes” 🕉 Now, why Kobe?
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We liked the sound and spelling of the name and would like to visit the city in Japan someday. Have you visited this city?
Never been to Japan, all I think I know about Kobe is steelworks. Have been to China, Thailand and Nepal (naturally) in Asia.
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I remember Kobe and Dia well. Dogs have a deep compassion for human shortcomings, which reinforces the point of their Buddha nature. They are good role models for that. By the way, I don’t know if you intended your latest comment (“a lot to digest”) on my last blog post as a pun, but I got a full bellied laugh out of it. Talk about something to chew on!