- Love people
- Eat its food really quickly
- Enjoy life
- Be angry and defend its territory
The dog has been castrated so its favorite things are:
- Being with people and being paid attention to
The dog acts to protect and maintain its physical existence, but does not suffer from fear of death.
The dog’s skills — fast eating, giving and receiving love — have an obvious survival benefit. It has a good packet of skills for its purposes.
Some people have wondered whether a being like this can be spiritually awakened — as expressed in the old question “Does a dog have Buddha nature?” The correct response — MU — indicates that the question is in some sense idiotic, and also, to me, recalls the barking of a dog.