- Dear Kåre and friends,
yes, I have heard this one too.
I was on the road with a colleague on Thursday, and we saw a dead
pigeon lying on the road. It is common here in Brisbane, where birds
exhausted by the summer heat fly very low and got hit by a running
vehicle. The colleague joked that "when pigeons die, they go to
pigeon heaven". I was then thinking, "I hope so, and may the pigeon
God bless the poor pigeon soul."
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Kåre A. Lie wrote:
the Therii Pu.n.naa makes exactly this joke about brahmans and
bathing. She also suggests that if bathing in sacred rivers was a way
to get to heaven, then surely crocodiles would go to heaven, too ...
why, heaven must be filled with fish and frogs, watersnakes,
tortoises and crocodiles .... :-)