Did Buddha told people that birth in the human realm is very rare?

"The human realm (Manushya) is the most favoured of the six realms because as a human being one has the motivation and the opportunity to practise the Dharma and to achieve enlightenment."

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I haven't practiced the Dharma, but I have practiced the guitar.

  • 1 decade ago

    YES!Have you read the parable of the one eye turtle?

    Buddha compared the chances of being born in the human realm with that of a one eye turtle that surfaced to the surface of the ocean every one thousand years and the chances of that turtle's head going through hole of a ring that was thrown into the ocean.

    So you can see how rare is the chance to be born in the human realm.

  • 1 decade ago

    ~~~ Kevin ,,,, Seriously,,,, "very rare" is a relative term, so what is it that you are comparing this to?

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