Monday, October 28, 2019

The Crazy Dogman (sutra)

Ven. √Ďanamoli (trans.), Kukkuravatika Sutra: "The Dog-duty Ascetic" (MN 57) intro by Ven. Khantipalo (accesstoinsight.org); 222paranormal; Dhr. Seven, Pat Macpherson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
(Aug. 28, 2016) The Dogman is described as a 7-ft. tall, blue- or amber-eyed canine with the torso of a human. This monstrous creature (werewolf or lycanthrope) has been sighted all over the world as far back as recorded history. It is said that it shows up in 10 year cycles ending in 7. Many types have been described from canine to more Sasquatch-like. Listen: 222paranormal.libsyn.com.
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Doggy eats man, puppy chews toy, rrr.
Thus have I heard. Once the Blessed One [the Buddha] was living in the Koliyan country in a Koliyan town called Haliddavasana.

Then Punna, son of the Koliyans and an ox-duty ascetic, and Seniya -- a naked dog duty ascetic -- went to the Blessed One, and Punna paid respect to the Blessed One and sat down to one side, while Seniya the naked dog-duty ascetic exchanged greetings with the Blessed One. And when this courteous and amiable talk was finished he, too, sat down to one side and curled up like a dog. When Punna the ox-duty ascetic sat down, he asked the Blessed One: 

"Venerable sir, this naked dog-duty ascetic Seniya does what is hard to do: He eats his food when it is thrown on the ground. That dog duty has long been taken up and practiced by him. What will be his [karmic result and] destination? What will be his future course [of rebirth in samsara, the wheel of life and death, the continued wandering on of beings]?"

"Enough, Punna, enough. Let it be. Do not ask that," the Blessed One replied.

But a second... and a third time Punna the ox-duty ascetic asked the Blessed One...

"Well, Punna, since I cannot dissuade you by sayng, 'Enough, Punna, enough. Let it be. Do not ask me that,' I shall therefore tell you.

"Here, Punna, someone develops the dog-duty fully and unstintingly, develops the dog-habit fully and unstintingly, develops the dog-mind fully and unstintingly, develops dog-behavior fully and unstintingly.

"Having done that, on the dissolution of the body, after death, that person reappears in the company of dogs. But if his view is such as this: 'By this virtue or duty or asceticism or spiritual life I shall become a (great) god [brahma] or some (lesser) god [deva],' that is wrong view in this person's case. Now there are two destinations for one with wrong view, I say, perdition or the animal womb.

"So, Punna, if [Seniya's] dog duty is perfected, it will lead him to the company of dogs; if it is not, it will lead him to perdition."

When this was said, the naked dog-duty ascetic Seniya wept and shed tears.

Then the Blessed One said to Punna: "Punna, I could not dissuade you by saying, 'Enough, Punna, enough. Let it be. Do not ask that.'"

[Then the dog-duty ascetic Seniya said:] "Venerable sir, I am not weeping because the Blessed One has spoken thus. Still, this dog duty has long been taken up and practiced by me. Venerable sir, there is this Punna, son of the Koliyans and an ox-duty ascetic: The ox duty has long been taken up and practiced by him. What will be his destination? What will be his future course?"

"Enough, Seniya, enough. Let it be. Do not ask that." But a second... and a third time Seniya the naked dog-duty ascetic asked the Blessed One.

"Well, Seniya, since I cannot dissuade you by saying, 'Enough, Seniya, enough. Let it be. Do not ask that,' I shall therefore tell you."... [The same result obtains.]

When this was said, Punna, son of the Koliyans and an ox-duty ascetic, wept and shed tears. Then the Blessed One said to the naked dog duty ascetic Seniya: "Seniya, I could not dissuade you by saying, 'Enough, Seniya, enough. Let it be. Do not ask that.'"

[Then Punna said:] "Venerable sir, I am not weeping because the Blessed One has spoken thus. Still, this ox duty has long been taken up and practiced by me. Venerable sir, I have confidence in the Blessed One thus: 'The Blessed One is capable of teaching me the Dharma in such a way that I may abandon this ox duty and that this naked dog-duty ascetic Seniya may abandon that dog duty.'"

"Then, Punna, listen and heed well what I shall say."

"Yes, venerable sir," he replied. The Blessed One said:

"Punna, there are four kinds of karma proclaimed by me after my realization with direct knowledge. What are the four?
  • There is dark karma with dark ripening
  • There is bright karma with bright ripening
  • There is dark-and-bright karma with dark-and-bright ripening, and
  • There is karma that is not dark and not bright with neither-dark-nor-bright ripening that conduces to the exhaustion of karma.
"What is dark karma with dark ripening? Here someone produces a (karmic) bodily process (bound up) with affliction [defiled action expressed through body, speech, or mind], one produces a (karmic) verbal process (bound up) with affliction, one produces a (karmic) mental process (bound up) with affliction.

"By so doing one reappears in a world with affliction. When that happens, afflicting contacts [unpleasant "touches" through eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind] touch one. Being touched by these, one feels afflicting feelings entirely painful as in the case of beings in perdition.

So a being's reappearance is due to a being: One reappears owing to the karmas one has performed. When one has reappeared, contacts touch one. Thus do I say beings are heirs of their karmas. This is called dark karma with dark ripening.

"And what is bright karma with bright ripening?" More
Top 7 Sightings of Wolfmen in Penn


(Monstrum Athenaeum, July 2015) Whether classified as a yet-to-be identified cryptid (cryptozoological specimen) or a werewolf, the Pennsylvania Dogman has resurfaced again in [2015] to remind us that this cryptid isn’t going anywhere... The most recent sighting, documented on the Stranger Eons website, occurred in July and was reported anonymously by a man from Penfield, Pennsylvania. On his way home, the witness encountered the creature late in the day along Mountain Run Road. More

LiveScience on Lycanthropes
Benjamin Radford (LiveScience,10/30/12)

Werewolves: Lore, Legend, and Lycanthropy
Lon Chaney, The Wolf Man, 1941 (IDB)
Werewolves (literally "man-wolves") are shape-shifting creatures with unusual speed, strength, reflexes, and senses. They can be found in countless books, films, and TV shows, from the horror classic "The Wolf Man," to the "Twilight" and "Underworld" series.

Though werewolves often play second fiddle to vampires and zombies in terms of pop culture man-monsters, they have a long and rich history.

Traditionally, there were several ways a person could become a werewolf. In her book Giants, Monsters, and Dragons, folklorist Carol Rose notes that:

"In ancient Greece it was believed that a person could be transformed by eating the meat of a wolf that had been mixed with that of a human and that the condition was irreversible." Centuries later other methods were said to create werewolves, including "being cursed, or by being conceived under a new moon, or by having eaten certain herbs, or by sleeping under the full moon on Friday, or by drinking water that has been touched by a wolf."

It was also widely believed that werewolves could dress in a special, protective wolf skin, though they had to remove it at daybreak and hide it. If their magical pelt were found and taken from the werewolf-in-human-form, he or she could be killed.

A similar theme appears in the Scottish and Irish folklore of the selkies — creatures who spend their lives in the cold ocean as seals but can transform into human form by shedding their pelts. If they do so, they must hide their pelts. For if they are found they can't change back into seals and must live on land with the fishermen who possess their skins....

"Real" werewolves
True Tale of Dogman (documentary)
Though the full moon was originally only one of many possible causes of lycanthropy, it was the one that stuck in the public's mind. Today, many people still associate the moon with werewolves and madness.

Some who work in police and emergency medical services have anecdotally claimed that full moon nights are busier, crazier, and more dangerous than other nights. This perception may be rooted more in psychology and imagination than reality: carefully controlled studies have not found good evidence supporting this idea. Furthermore, there is no known mechanism by which the moon would somehow influence a person's mind to make him or her more dangerous — except of course for their own imaginations and expectations.

Today, werewolves are [thought] to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods, but that was not always the case. Not so long ago, belief in werewolves was common.

Overall, there was little difference between the killings and activities of wolves and werewolves: both would hunt at night, attacking sheep or livestock, and sometimes humans. The main difference was, of course, that the werewolf changed into human form at some point... More

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